Dear Steve Jobs: iPhone 3G still in beta?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psymac, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

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    Dear Steve,

    After very happily using the 1st generation iPhone for about 6 months, I've come to accept that the iPhone 3G I'm using now is apparently a beta product. The frustration with its everyday use is getting ridiculous, and like another poster, I sometimes just want to throw this phone out the window.

    Notwithstanding the well documented 3G reception and connection problems, the UI is the most clunky, inconsistent, and crash-prone Apple application (other than Switcher) I've used in over 20 years of Apple products. Even with the 2.0.2 update, the lag times within and between iPhone functions and apps is very frustrating. Also, many times throughout the day Safari will apparently choke and crash, as will several apps. The delays from one screen to another in Maps and other apps is also disappointing, as is the keyboard lag. It just seems as if the CPU is way underpowered to handle the software. As for 3G, I've just turned it off, with extremely poor reception and dropped calls, it is simply unusable.

    I really didn't plan to be a beta tester, so I do hope the iPhone 3G will be out of 'beta' with the planned September software update. And like many others, I hope that its just the software that is the problem.


    Steve O'Neal
     
  2. costeta macrumors member

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    Dear Steve Jobs,

    one of my speakers doesn't work; and there's a rattling sound in the earpiece when I'm listening to a call. will that be fixed with a 'software update'?
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    You only have one speaker.
     
  4. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    I really hope you are joking! You are about to be burned by a LOT of MacRumors readers... there is only 1 speaker.....


    ...noob!
     
  5. costeta macrumors member

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    well is that so? didn't know that!! Apologies!!:)

    How about the rattling sound in the earpiece?
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    That's the hyperaccelorometergyroscope.

    Seriously, though, if you have a rattling in the earpiece, you should have it looked at - that's what the warranty is for. But yes, you only have one speaker. The other is a microphone.
     
  7. psymac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Today 11:22 AM iGary Feel better?



    Yes, but probably much better in September.
     
  8. Reiger macrumors regular

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    Nothing to add. Except I completely agree with the threadstarter.

    Funny, that your name is also steve :p
     
  9. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    Dear Steve Jobs,

    Can you please activate the kill switch to all iPhone user's who think there are 2 speakers.

    ;) :rolleyes:

    snverhallen
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    I think I love you. :D
     
  11. wronski macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe they all thought you were serious.
     
  12. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    same, hahahaha
     
  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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  14. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    LOL! If Steve's not out behind the dumpster with a bong, he should be.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I love that the OP not only addresses the letter to SJ like he reads MacRumors, and even refers to another poster, as if SJ FOLLOWS THE THREADS IN HERE. I'm sure he's mighty concerned that many of you can't figure out why one speaker isn't working, or why screenshots of your homepage keep making their way into your photo album.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Are you kidding? Jobs absolutely follows every thread here. It's how he gets his kicks!

    I can see him in board meetings now...

    "Hey, wait until we give them this next update. I'm going to hang out in MacRumors all day to watch! I bet they'll be running around like three legged mice! Ahhh HaHaHA!"
     
  17. minik macrumors 65816

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    Dear Mr. Jobs,

    I love my iPhone 3G beta. Keep up the good work.

    Best,
    Kenneth
     
  18. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    email him. No need to spam macrumors... For the love of a decent thread...
     
  19. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry, only a few more days and then you will have a lovely phone ;)
     
  20. wronski macrumors 6502

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    No. Stop sending emails to him.
     
  21. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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  22. mcdj macrumors G3

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    LOL. Seriously, it's the equivalent of yelling at George Bush in your backyard.
     
  23. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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    Yeah you'll have better luck at yelling at George Bush from your cell phone. Atleast he'll listen there.
     
  24. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Dear Steve,

    No.

    With regards,

    Steve
     

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