We're downloading and installing it right now on our 3G iPhones. Plug your iPhone into your computer and iTunes should tell you that a new version of the iPhone's firmware is available for download and install. As per usual, the terse description says the update contains "bug fixes".
Let's hope this fixes that annoying vacillation between EDGE and 3G in non-strong 3G coverage areas. And wouldn't it be nice if backups didn't take 30 minutes?
More after the break when our iPhone's are updated.
The update is finished. The download is 242 megs, so once again, the entire OS gets replaced. iTunes will restore all the phone's data, as per usual, once the update completes. Note that the updater does a mandatory iPhone backup first (there's no cancel or close box, as there is for a regular automatic backup). Once the iPhone is updated, iTunes once again backs up the iPhone. You can cancel this one, given the long backup times, but we recommend you don't avoid backing up your updated iPhone for too long.
Yes, backups are still forever long.
No, 3G signal strength seems no different.
The iPhone feels a bit snappier, especially contacts.
When new versions of apps are available from the App Store on the iPhone, the update all option is gone. I had 7 apps that needed updating and doing them one by one was certainly tedious. Anyone else seeing the same thing?
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview
Have you tried Safari's virtual keyboard since the update? It seems about 70% less messed up now.
There have been a lot of reports of reception issues / "yo-yoing," which may still be a problem under 2.0.2, but I can't comment on that because the issues never really affected me under any OS version.
I will keep my eyes open for the Update All thing.
-------------------- Chief iPod Correspondent
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