A picture is worth a thousand words--my iPhone3G experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cjandnw, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    A picture is worth 1000 words.

    Plenty of bars, plenty of battery...
     

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  2. cellocello macrumors 68000

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  3. cjandnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    testmyiphone.com

    Here are the results from testmyiphone:

    My issue is the unstable / unreliable 3G connection :mad:
     

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  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yeah .... 0.95 ain't the hottest in the world.

    But take solace... I was batting 0.05 before (here in my office). Though, somehow, it shot up to 2.01 other day (again, here in my office). So who knows :confused:
     
  5. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    This site is less accurate than the original one he used.
     
  6. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this with my ATT Tilt before the mad iPhone 3G rush on the network.

    I've also seen this on my friend's XV6800 or whatever (the Verizon Mogul) as well.

    Up and down readings are just a fact of RF signals. I mean, it is exaggerated due to the iPhone 3G's issues - but it is the name of the game.
     
  7. cjandnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow look; I am conistently good this morning!

    Maybe I will not throw my phone in the drink. Haha

    C'mon 2.1 :rolleyes:
     

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  8. cjandnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    An for confirmation...
     

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  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    2.02 actually fixed the speed/reception issue, however because many were scared to upgrade to 2.02 in fear it might break something, they stuck with 2.0/2.01 which makes the network bad for the rest of the 2.02 users.

    Apple need to make it unavoidable to install the 2.1 update so everyone upgrades.
     
  10. jrbdmb macrumors 6502

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    Since you can't force users to sync with iTunes, and currently iTunes will not force an upgrade, this would be tough. You will probably see some percentage of users on 2.01 for a long time. (I'd bet most users are still on 2.0.)
     
  11. cjandnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do not see whay Apple could not require all iphones synced with itunes (or when itunes 8 is released) to upgrade to the latest software / firmware.

    It is one thing when someone's refusal to update affects only that person. It is a different story when refusal to update affects OTHER people's iPhone3G experience.

    Simple, you want to sync after 2.1 is released, you MUST update to 2.1. Period.

    Does anyone have any idea what percentage of users never sync with iTunes?
     
  12. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    according to the AT&T rep I spoke to, bars only represents voice call signal and has nothing to do with potential EDGE or 3G strength or speed.

    But I sympathize, my EDGE service is slow as turd.
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    They will absolutely do this when the new iTunes comes out. They can't force you to upgrade your phone. They CAN tell you that the only way to use "new features" in iTunes 8 is by upgrading your iPhone to 2.1.

    Don't want to upgrade your phone? Stick with iTunes 7. This will get 99% of people to upgrade without actually "forcing" anyone!
     
  14. eziggy3 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Reception

    Better than mine and I am in Washington, D.C. where the coverage should be exceptional.

    [​IMG]
     

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