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Iphone 4.01 UPDATE!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Streetshooter, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Allright, there is a software update for the Iphoneys.
    I did my 3G this afternoon and now I don't have to kill anyone or break the phone. It's working without freezing or double loading pages etc....
    imagine that......
    You should be able to get yours from Itunes... it's about a 30 minute process.....
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Don, I wish I had an iPhoney to update. Maybe next year when Verizon brings out their new method for the iPhoney.:cloud-9-039:
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I keep hearing rumors about a Verizon iPhoney, but they just turn out to be phoney :rolleyes:.
     
  4. john1027

    john1027 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2010
    Alexandria, VA USA
    Amin,

    Interesting read if you haven't seen this already. I use to be of the segment that would have jumped in a second to VZM if they got the iPhone. Things have gotten much better in my home area with AT&T so I'll probably stay put one way or the other. I am up in your neck of the woods for vacation on the Northshore, and I do think VZM coverage is better here. I rarely have dropped calls back home in DC, but just today had two out of six calls I made drop-off. I suppose as always, the most important factor is to choose your carrier first and phone second. However, it would be nice in the US if we had a choice with the iPhone. Hopefully, the Bloomberg rumor of VZM getting it in January might come true so at least the choice would exist.

    Even Without iPhone, Verizon Is Gaining on AT&T - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    John, thanks for the article - very interesting. I do hope the iPhone comes to Verizon, because choice and competition can only help. On the other hand, the iPhone being slow to come to Verizon has helped launch the Android platform.

    I've been lucky to always live and work in an area with excellent AT&T and Verizon coverage. I actually switched from AT&T to Verizon for the phone selection, tempted by the novelty and features of Android. To me, iPhone and Android are both really great now. If forced to choose based on network coverage, I could be very happy with either one.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    AT&T covers me well, no complaints other than the cost.
    The update fixed the 3G's sluggishness and having to refresh pages all the time.
    It's not perfect but getting better.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    For all you who may have been having problems, stay tuned: Apple To Address iPhone Troubles On Friday : NPR
     
  8. lhockings

    lhockings New to Mu-43

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    Jul 16, 2010
    Milton Keynes
    I updated my 3G to iOS4 and now it is so slow it is very difficult to use!! Not fair!:mad:
     
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  9. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Sorry to hear that... I guess I'll stick where I am!

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Make sure after the new update, 4.0.1, that you turn off the phone and restart it.
    Maybe even do it a few times....my phone was in really bad shape and now with the update, it's just in bad shape.....

    But then again, my 3G never drops calls no MATTER HOW I HOLD IT....
     
  11. lhockings

    lhockings New to Mu-43

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    Jul 16, 2010
    Milton Keynes
    i'll give it a go, don't think its been switched off since the udpate!
     
  12. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    Still haven't updated mine, still too lazy to do so :D
     
  13. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Noodle, if it ain't broke, don't fix it :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  14. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I just got a Droid 2 from Verizon...

    AT&T service in this area (Western NC) is no good and Verizon is the best rated.

    Wanted a reasonable camera and a physical keyboard so although the Droid X is supposed to have a better camera, I went with the Droid 2 and have been pleasantly surprised with image quality.

    Yesterday I was shooting a rally and my Canon 7D refused to change apertures. I had to take pictures and pulled out the Droid.

    Here's a link to a picture I was very happy with. I'm not embedding it because it's political:
    All sizes | Emergency Droid 2 Picture | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    By the way, the problem with the 7D was related to lens attachment, because I decided to remove and replace the lens and the problem went away.

    Isabel


     
  15. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    649
    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    you won't see an iphone any time soon on VZW. ATT and Apple keep extending their arrangement to keep the iphone exclusively on ATT and VZW is in with Google for the long haul.

    With better and better Android handsets coming out there really is no reason for VZW to have the iPhone. They don't need it.
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    oh, they need it...they just won't admit it.....
     
  17. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Aug 9, 2010
    What's your source on the second sentence?

    In the original announcement for the iPhone (January 2007), it was announced that it was a five-year agreement.

    Apple did approach Verizon, but Verizon rejected the deal.
     
  18. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    649
    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    Why would you say that VZW needs the iPhone? They are the largest cell phone carrier in the US - approaching 100 million subscribers. Android, while it still does not have the market share of iOS gains momentum every quarter and the majority of android handsets using the internet is from VZW's Droid line.

    Verizon is doing just fine without the iPhone. They could have had in in 1997 but did now want to accept Apple's conditions.

    If they do eventually end up making a deal with Apple it probably won't be untill they roll out their 4g service which I believe will be 2012.
     
  19. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    649
    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    ATT will do what ever they can to extend the deal past 2012. They are in big trouble without the iPhone.
     
  20. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Aug 9, 2010
    Well, I doubt that, but it's still not a source for your quote. :)