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This evening Apple made iPhone OS 2.0.1 available via iTunes. Frequently Apple doesn’t include a lot of information on what software updates actually fix, but this could be on of the most cryptic of all. This update simply says the update includes “Bug Fixes”…247MB of “bug […]

This evening Apple made iPhone OS 2.0.1 available via iTunes.

Frequently Apple doesn’t include a lot of information on what software updates actually fix, but this could be on of the most cryptic of all.

This update simply says the update includes “Bug Fixes”…247MB of “bug fixes” to be exact.

Now that isn’t an additional 247MB of space that will be docked from your storage space, but it is quite a hefty download nonetheless.

So far I haven’t noticed any issues from the update and if anything interactive feels a bit snappier.

Give the download a go and let us know if you notice it fixing any specific issues or if you run in to any new problems with the download.

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  1. Jeff Krieger Monday, August 4, 2008

    It’s taking forever!!! I typically cancel any “backups” during syncs. But for the update, it won’t let me. So far it’s been going for an hour and a half. The last time I left backup going overnight, and it was still going in the morning. I finally cancelled it. Not sure what I will do if the same happens here.

  2. Adam Hegedus Monday, August 4, 2008

    I think the size of the file is irrelevant… the download is for the entire firmware, they’re always somewhere around 250MB. There could be a truckload of bug fixes, or just one and it would be about the same size.

  3. Wow, I just got my iPhone and already a 249.2 MB update… coming from the Windows world, it doesn’t look like Apple will be making any updated videos about how great the iPhone is compared to the bloated Windows Mobile… It makes absolutely no sense to replace an entire firmware code unless you have so many bug fixes that you are afraid your fixes will cause other problems previously unnoticed.

    This is ridiculous, let me download the patches, if I run into a problem, then let me update the entire firmware!

    By the way, 250 MB is a service pack with many 100’s of fixes in it — thank God I don’t have to download this thing over 3G running at about 2x dial-up speed.

  4. I have found one thing that seems to be fixed. In 2.0, when you launch the Contacts app from the home screen, there were a few seconds of lag before you could scroll, and the scrolling was quite slow. These problems are gone now in 2.0.1.

  5. Disregard my last comment. The lag has returned.

  6. I’m not surprised by the tight lips. 2.0 caused my ipod touch to crash at least 2-3 times a day before it finally just got stuck on the apple reset logo with no rebooting. The “Genius” bar confirmed it was dead and gave me a refurbished model with 3 months less than my original warranty. The rep never responded to my questions about possible bugs with the new OS or apps. I’ve been thinking it wouldl be stupid to sync the replacement until this “bug fix.” Big problems=Big fix, I hope. Now I just need a new screen protector the hardest part of the whole deal. Thanks Apple for being more like Microsoft every day.

  7. Working on hour five of backing up. Still haven’t gotten to updating the software. This is cuckoo.

  8. I’ve seen a significant improvement in Contacts load time. On the old firmware the iPhone would freeze for ~5 seconds while it loaded contacts now down to < 1s. Also Backup does seem marginaly quicker.

  9. Basically my 2G phone turned to s**t when I went from zippy 1.1.4 to oh so sluggish 2.0. I have experienced many crashes, not just apps, but complete phone reboots (on 1.1.4 I never saw the phone reboot). I was actually in 2 minds whether to go back to 1.1.4 or wait for 2.0.x, and if this update doesn’t fix the crashes and reboots, and the annoying what feels like 10 seconds wait to start the camera, or the contacts app, then I will downgrade or sell this thing. Is it just the iPhone or has Apple quality taken a dive across the whole product line recently?

  10. Honza, I’m not sure that Apple’s quality is any different than it always has been…it’s arguable though. The reason I say that is because Apple is shipping items in higher quantity than ever before in just about all of their hardware product lines. In the past Apple has had some quality issues but the numbers were much smaller due to a smaller market and not to mention that Apple is more in the spotlight now than in the past.

    Anyways the update seems to have come down in a timely manner late last night and installed without issue. Now for the real test…using it.

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