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iPhone “funkiness”…

Posted by delta on August 26th, 2008

OK, yesterday I was at the MACC showing Rusty a cool-must-have-app or two (he just got his 3G). I clicked on probably the third app and the screen flashed to black and back to the regular desktop – the app did not open. All of a sudden no app, that did not come with the iPhone, would open. All the apps that came with it would open fine. The other funky thing is that when I went to play a podcast (or music) the iPhone showed none there (I had just loaded 12 or so)…

I made it home to plug it into my computer and sync it, and the computer didn’t see anything wrong with the iPhone – it even thought that the video and music was there and playable (very strange)…

This is the second time this has happened to me – of course both times were when I really needed the app I was about to use (not just playing with it), and at the start of a long day (so I couldn’t just drop everything and drive home to fix it). I have only had this iPhone for three weeks, and it has become unusable to me twice in that time. In my eyes makes the iPhone completely unreliable and useless – I’m actually really pissed about it, cause I’m a Mac Fanatic and it’s disappointing to see them put this piece of crap into the market…

Anyway, to fix the iPhone issue you have to reinstall the software back to original settings and then install your last good backup. The process takes 2-4 hours…

So, aside from having a $300 paperweight for the day you have to go home and spend a few hours fixing it and then the rest of the week wondering when it’s gonna happen again. I totally took out half the apps on this thing cause I don’t trust it to run anything right now, totally running it on the bare minimum just to see if it implodes again (I’m thinking the repair will go faster next time if the backup is smaller)…

Twice in the first three weeks is a bad thing guys (talking to Apple). Wondering if this is a common issue (to be addressed in a future software/firmware upgrade), or if I should run down to the AT&T store to get this one replaced…

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