Early Consensus of 3.0?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snverhallen, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    I'm reading so many different things about 3.0 so far.

    "Battery worse"

    "Battery better"


    "No, definitely slower!"

    "Search is so handy"

    "Search is useless without metadata search!"

    Is it really a good, stable upgrade over 2.0?

    I have a bad feeling that 3.0 was slightly intended for the better specs of the 3GS, from what I've seen in the video's 3.0 on a 3GS is flying.
  2. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Like it so far. It's kinda slower for me but not by much: probably will be faster after a day or two. Haven't seen a difference battery wise though. The new features are awesome!!! Now all that's left is to figure out the autofill feature.
  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    The consensus is that's it's a really worthwhile update. If you want to keep on getting Apps from the AppStore, you'll have to update eventually anyway.

    Most 3GS reviews focus on the 3.0 software, so they're also worth a look at.

    For me, 3.0 is fantastic.
  4. Pcpro745 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    i havent had any issues, I would say its more stable, My phone doesnt lockup as much
  5. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    I don't have it yet, but the Spotlight Search only searching in Email Subjects and To lines is a bummer.

    It doesn't search in the email itself.

    I am thinking they will make it right in the future though.
  6. David2070 macrumors member

    May 14, 2008
    For me its less stable. Randomly Safari seems to crash and my other apps open when this happens. This never happened on 2.2.

    From what I've seen so far, I'm glad I've not pre-ordered a 3Gs.

    Not impressed with this update at all.
  7. itsthetouch macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    3.0 is nothing to be excited about. The only thing really worth getting a little excited about is copy and paste. And that should have been there since day 1. Everything else is meh.

    You won't notice any kind of change of speed or anything like that. Search to me is pointless. How hard is it to find something on a phone?

    I can only imagine how great the iphone could really be if all these basic things were there from the start and got some real worthwhile upgrades.
  8. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Seems good so far! Was slow at first, but after opening Apps up once, going through everything for a little bit, it seems very stable. Love some of the new features! Question- does push notifications work on the 2G iPhone? I can't find it under my settings.
  9. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    Just one feature alone makes this a worth while update to me: Cut, Copy, and Paste. Nuff said.
  10. Goona macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    LOL what the heck is a worthwhile upgrade, you would probably still be whining about that upgrade.
  11. itsthetouch macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    IDK im just saying, this upgrade is nothing great. OOoooooooo cut copy and paste. :rolleyes:
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    I still have my 1st gen iPhone.
    The 3.0 update is a waste of time. OK... landscape email is better and copy/paste. I see nothing else that is useful to me.
    The artificial restriction of MMS is beyond idiotic since my 4 year old RAZR can send and receive MMS messages.
  13. manueld macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have the 1st gen iPhone as well and I like it. The phone felt snappier and one of the things I love is that safari now autofills.
  14. Kaushal macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2008
  15. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    mine is by far faster, it used to take forever to open camera, sms and settings but it opens basically right away now. then again it isnt JB yet LOL

    i still miss freaking status notifier, thats why i need my JB as soon as possible, its annoying to not have an icon to see if ur phone is actually on silent mode or if u got a new mail etc.
  16. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Copy & Paste works better on the iPhone than any other phone. For example, on Android, you can't copy things from a webpage and put them in to an email. You can only copy text you also enter.

    - Push notifications are also pretty nifty.
    - There are great additions to the stocks app
    - Search inside mail is pretty good, and you can search on the server
    - New APIs open more doors for developers. MapKit is an example of something you're going to be seeing people use a lot.
    - Voice Memos works well
    - MMS is pretty useful, too
    - A2DP also works well

    In short, it depends on who you are. This update adds lots of features. Maybe you won't use any of them, but there are so many new features, you should have a look at them all before calling the update useless.
  17. Goona macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    Does anybody get the itunes account creation server crashing on them?
  18. DaveChappers macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    So far me everything seems quicker. Although is anyone getting slow reboot times.
    When i turn the phone back on it seems to sit on a black screen after the apple for ages.

    Turning off is just as quick as before though
  19. memesmith macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    I'm not sure but I think my original iPhone is running hotter and is sucking up battery life under 3.0
  20. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    It's a lot faster than the jailbroken OS I had been running. I am noticing that it stumbles in games a lot though..wolfenstein, ferrari GT
  21. KidFresh macrumors regular

    May 11, 2009
  22. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Nothing impressive that will make me strip down to my Birthday Suit and go running thru the neighborhood going Whoo Hooo :eek:

    I do not like the new search, it should have been an icon, not an additional screen, also everything seems slower, Email, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, etc.

    Spotlight Search - Should have been an icon

    Cut and Paste - Yay finally

    Landscape Keyboard - 1 thumb up

    MMS - Yeah Right ok give me a feature but don't let me use it.....Huh :rolleyes:

    Voice Memos - Good for recording Farting Sounds :D

    Improved Calendar - Where did it go? :rolleyes:

    Stock Apps - 2 Thumbs Up I guess

    Thethering - Where did it go? :eek:

    Safari improvements - Where?

    WIFI - Better, but I was already using it successfully....YAY

    I must say the process for getting the update, installing it and rebooting like a million times was not the highlight of my night, but maybe that was just me having issues, I guess others will say this update helps them a lot.

    Me I am getting 3GS Friday, but if I was not, I would stick with 2.2 for a while, my phone was better.

    Hey what happens to the people with the older revisions before 3G, do their phones stop working at some point, the Apple Tech told me a lot of the APPS are going away and will only be available on 3GS soon...:eek:

    Just my Quick Review of things with the Forbidden Fruit called my iPhone
  23. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Safari has been improved. It supports new standards such as those which allow accessing the GPS hardware through javascript objects. This allows for richer web-based applications -- in fact, Google Latitude is being built as a web application by taking advantage of this functionality.
  24. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Actually 3.0 will be awesome if for no other reason than push.

    Something that has not had an actual impact on people yet.
  25. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Love landscaping and text forward

    Voice Memo-I can live without

    Will be happy once MMS get here

    Overall it cool.

    Will be better Friday!!!!!!!

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