“We’re back after updating to iPhone OS 2.1, and we’re happy to report that the install process went well. Really well, actually. Now that we’ve had some time to play with the new features and fixes, we have some hands-on info and screenshots for you,” David Chartier reports for Ars Technica.
“To our surprise, the iPhone OS 2.1 upgrade was fast, and after using Backup Disabler to switch on backups again, our first backup with 72 apps took ‘dramatically’ less time than before, at just two minutes. Subsequent backups finish in mere seconds. Chalk that
thorn in our side bug fix up as a win,” Chartier reports.
“Overall, most of the things that Apple said should be faster are indeed faster. Installing apps is quicker than ever, and we don’t see the traditional installation hang when the process is 95 percent completed. We haven’t had a chance to put every one of our apps through extensive tests just yet, but games and other apps that frequently crashed before are performing much better so far,” Chartier reports.
“So far, we’re pretty happy with iPhone OS 2.1 and the many, many bugs it appears to have exterminated. We’ll need to take some more time to finish testing the battery and phone call reliability, but after our early experience with the new software, we’re confident enough to tentatively remove the beta badge and say that the iPhone OS 2.0 may have finally arrived,” Chartier reports.
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