Favorite 2.1 'feature'

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Sep 14, 2008.

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What is you favorite new 2.1 feature?

  1. Faster backup

    38 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. No lag (SMS and contact)

    54 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. Phone reliability (signal and dropped calls)

    37 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. Better Battery life

    33 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. No application crashes

    15 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. No safari crashes

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Other

    11 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    #1
    I know the features of 2.1 are mostly just fixes of how it should be, but still with that being said what is your favorite new thing about the new software?
     
  2. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Phone reliability. Why have a phone if you don't have it...
     
  3. aforty macrumors 65816

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    All of the above?

    For me it would have to be better battery life, better reliability and no lagging keyboard.
     
  4. anitrajw macrumors regular

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    I would have to say better battery life, all the other features are pointless if your battery is drained.
     
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    +1. Worlds of difference with 2.1.
     
  6. NekoFever macrumors member

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    #7
    Signal more than anything. I never had huge issues with backups, crashing, or any of the common stuff, but the 3G reception was awful. It's worlds better for me since I've installed 2.1.
     
  7. philgilder macrumors 68000

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  8. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    Too me for some reason it was the faster backups.

    I could handle the dropped calls, the constant powering off and on, the application crashes and the slow application updates/installs.

    But it really got under my skin looking at the snail moving backup progress line over a period of hours It would essentially make the iphone useless for hours.
     
  9. happydude macrumors 65816

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    i'm still having significant lagging issues. is there anything i can do, and/or are others still having this problem?!
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  11. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    yea for me it was the faster backups too.

    When you have to take several hours aside to charge your phone, it really sucks. you can't go anywhere or do anything because u need your phone! and then you can't make/receive any calls or texts... quite inconvenient.
     
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  14. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the fact that backups work so much better!

    Also, the Am/Pm feature enabled for UK users is good too.
     
  15. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    i like everything about it but i LOVE the fact that my text ringers dont drop out for no reason
     
  16. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Ummmmm...ALL of the those are what we should have expected out of the box. The only reason we consider those "new features" is because we got such an unstable product.
     
  17. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    #18
    EXIF Tags not getting stripped from pictures in mail.app anymore is my favourite.
     
  18. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. I'm thrilled that I finally have a phone that functions as advertised. I'm upset that it took Apple TWO FRAKIN' MONTHS to deliver. :mad:
     
  19. Going Nocturnal macrumors newbie

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    #20
    faster backup,
    and the worst feature would be the audiobook auto close on open feature
     
  20. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    #21
    Faster backups, by far. My phone has always been stable, good battery life...but the backups. Those were killing me. And they're still too long for my liking (3-5 minutes).

    A close second is the faster application installs/updates.
     
  21. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Better reception is a myth, and Apple's own release note has said nothing about improved reception. I am sure in a week or so, this topic will be officially brought up by one of the popular blogs.
     
  22. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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  23. Aznsensation45 macrumors regular

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    #24
    I love the album and album artist feature under the song name in the song tab of the iPod.:p
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #25
    I just updated, so my vote's still out...
    Faster backup -- I did not have issues with this before.
    No lag (SMS and contact) -- This is immediately noted and appreciated.
    Phone reliability (signal and dropped calls) -- Am hoping this is true
    Better Battery life -- My battery life was not great, but not obnoxious. I wasn't clear if this includes the EDGE iPhone, but I'll be happy if it does.
    No application crashes & No safari crashes -- I didn't have a lot, but I'm happy with any improvement in these areas.
    Genius -- I have not played with this yet.

    My other confounder, however, is that I have always jailbreaked my iPhone to have it unlocked. I started out with 1.1.4 JB/UL (ZiPhone) then went to 2.0.1 next (Pwnage). This time I updated directly from iTunes (since Pwnage unlocking survives a restore now). So this is also the first time I've had my iPhone have no Jailbreaking software on it (e.g. no Installer, Cydia, BSDSubsystem, etc). So that may also contribute to stability and/or speed.
     

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