iPhone Firmware 2.2 nowhere near as good as 2.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ninja Dom, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

    Feb 12, 2007
    I knew I shouldn't have updated but I just couldn't resist it. After three weeks of 2.2 I've realized that it isn't as good as 2.1.

    2.1 for me was silky smooth and perfect enough on my 14 month first generation iPhone. The ONLY problem was that Mail wasn't fetching while the phone was in sleep mode. Not a massive deal, but it was enough for me to update to 2.2.

    Now 2.2 fixes the Mail fetching problem and gives me Street View in Google Maps (useless in the UK where I live) but the Call Failure rate has shot up dramatically.

    Numerous times I'm in the middle of a conversation and I hear silence at the other end of the call only to find that the person I'm speaking to has disappeared and that there are no bars on the phone reception.

    2.2 has been rock stable as far as application performance, Safari browsing, Mail use, general phone speed and SMS texting but the Call Failure rate is really bad now.
  2. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I love the emoji hack, and google steet view. I love 2.2. ;)
  4. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    Cool. I'm sure Apple will come out with another update and you can say the same thing about 2.2 vs 2.3
  5. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Safari still crashes a little less often. The SMS app takes me about 5 seconds to open.

    However, battery life has drastically improved for me.
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Safari has crashed on the iPhone since day one 1.5 years ago.

    Besides this, 2.2 is the best update so far. I can leave everything turned on, push email/contacts, 3G, email and location services all on and get two days battery usage. Other than the old Safari crashing problem, it's the most stable OS version to date.
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    This has been the case for me too. My battery life is awesome now. Yes, apps and Safari still crash, but its definitely less often and at a tolerable level.

    Sorry, OP, I disagree with you. :)
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    I think this update has been the best by far.

    I have everything but Push email turned on, and I go 3 days easy with out charging.

    Everything else works better than it ever has.

    Can't say I agree with you. Sorry you are having a worse time with it.
  9. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
  10. pintnight macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2008
    +1 2.2 is way better than 2.1.
  11. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    To the OP:

    I have to disagree. I get better reception and less dropped calls since updating to 2.2 (baseband update included).

    I used to have to drive about 4 miles in any direction to get any signal, and now I get 1 bar after driving about 1.5 miles, and 2 bars after 3 miles. :)
  12. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Yeah, but I still get CALL FAILED everyonce in a while. Never did that much with 2.1.
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Can't say I've had that problem with 2.2. Even Safari crashes less now and backups are lickity split.
  14. iSpencer macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    Call failure

    I'd have to agree!!! This 2.2 update is ridiculous. Everything but the call failure or call failed is great.

    I repair iPhones and I am getting numerous calls regarding more call failed and dropped calls.

    Apple says the update should fix this issue - but I think they made it worst!

    If there are others out there with this issue - I'd like to hear from you. Please send me details of your issue to: ispencerhawaii@yahoo.com

    Thank you!
  15. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    I have to agree with the majority of everyone else; 2.2 has been a significant enhancement. It's much more stable and Safari now doesn't crash as often as IE, which I'm forced to use at work.
  16. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
    ehhh i really see no difference between 2.1 and 2.2. dont care about google street view or emoji at all. stability is pretty much the same to me. safari is still terrible as always.

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