iPhone 4.0 Beta use.

ste1164

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How many of youuse the iPhone OS 4 beta daily? Or do you chose not to because of any bugs?
 

jpetticrew

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I'm using it on my daily iPhone. I love it.
 

ste1164

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I'm guessing not but could you restore from backup on 4.0 or did you have to set up a new iPhone?
 

jpetticrew

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ste1164 said:
I'm guessing not but could you restore from backup on 4.0 or did you have to set up a new iPhone? __________________ 13" MacBook, 2.1GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, 1G 16GB iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS 16GB Black
No. You can't restore back very easily.
 

bmwhd

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I'm using it on my primary phone without major issues. Some minor glitches to be sure but very minor -

Weatherbug Pro can't load map data but works otherwise

Sync with Exchange 2007 has a few calendar hiccups (but so did 3.1.3). I'm not missing appointments but they do toggle back and forth between accepted and tentative sometimes.

Some 3rd party apps crash but very infrequently.

SMS - flaky screen jiggles some times but works otherwise.

Orientation weirdness - especially in email. It gets flaky with portrait text but landscape keyboard/status bar sometimes.

Runkeeper Pro can't deal with playlists that came over in a folder
 

ste1164

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I know how you restore to 3.1.3. I meant when you installed the firmware beta did you set up as a new iPhone or restore settings from backup.
 

richxps

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so far so good here too. i just wish there was a eaiser way to close apps instead of double tapping the home button. We should have a option to close app or let it idle in the multitask bar
 

Matthew Yohe

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I'm using it on my daily iPhone. I love it.
But not the phone you're currently using?
 

05slvrscape

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I am using it on my daily phone and other than a few apps that don't run properly everything else I have noticed is not show stopping. I would say this is a pretty good beta. Haven't had any problems with the core functionality of the phone.
 

richxps

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I agree, this beta is fine. I actually have no issues to report and all my apps work great.
 

maflynn

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I've joined the developer's program just this past week, but I've not d/l the beta and I don't plan on doing it any time soon. Maybe when its a little more stable.

I'm one of those odd ducks that joined the developers program to actually write iphone software and not install the beta :p

If I had multiple iPhones, then maybe yeah, but since the iPhone is my main phone that I use for business and personal, I cannot take a chance on having an unstable device. Based on threads here, that's a well founded fear.
 

Shorties

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I'm very surprised by the reliability. 3.0 beta was WAY worse.
Yeah, I remember I finally got sick of it, downgraded and waited for the official one after a few of the 3.0 betas still hadn't fixed the bugs that were affecting my use of it. 4.0 has been even faster than the current official one for me, my phone hasn't felt this smooth since the old 2.0 days. Apps load a little slowly though, but overall I am happy with the 4.0 beta. I have found a few bugs, today I couldn't edit one of my contacts which was annoying, but the folders make the bugs worth it in my opinion.
 

AML225

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You CAN restore from a OS3 backup BUT my 3g works much better after I set it up as a completely new phone! Might not be the case for the 3gs but noticeable difference on my 3g so I recommend setting up as a new phone!
 

bmwhd

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I've joined the developer's program just this past week, but I've not d/l the beta and I don't plan on doing it any time soon. Maybe when its a little more stable.

I'm one of those odd ducks that joined the developers program to actually write iphone software and not install the beta :p

If I had multiple iPhones, then maybe yeah, but since the iPhone is my main phone that I use for business and personal, I cannot take a chance on having an unstable device. Based on threads here, that's a well founded fear.
I know I'm taking a chance using it on my life line too but I'm now forever hooked on the new email features :) I'll keep risking it.
 

zacharace

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Anyone using a 3G iPhone? I'm curious to see what the performance is like. The fact that multitasking is 3GS-only might push me in favor of selling my current 3G and waiting for the (hopefully) new iPhone this summer.
Anyone else--especially beta people--having similar thoughts?
 

ste1164

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Is it actually multi tasking on the iPhone when i came out of the app halfway through a game to see if it was true multi talking. The game had restated whn i went back into the app.
 

jabingla2810

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Is it actually multi tasking on the iPhone when i came out of the app halfway through a game to see if it was true multi talking. The game had restated whn i went back into the app.

No

The games code will need to be updated to "save its state" in the background.

Watch the Keynote, all is explained.

I think a sticky is required, "Watch Keynote before asking questions"

I do feel like sometimes i'm the only person who has bothered to watch it.