Returning your iPhone if no software fixes come out within the first two weeks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macbook123, Jul 10, 2007.


Returning your iPhone if no software fixes come out within the first two weeks?

Poll closed Oct 18, 2007.
  1. I have trust and will keep my iPhone in the hope that software patches will come out soon.

    73 vote(s)
  2. I'm undecided what I will do.

    3 vote(s)
  3. I won't risk it and will bring my iPhone back after 14 days if no software updates appear.

    5 vote(s)
  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Just wondering what people's opinions are. I'm split. Although I think the iPhone is great, it is currently a bit buggy (see thread on iPhone bugs in Troubleshooting section) and has some software weaknesses (see sticky thread on software updates in main iPhone section) some of which are borderline tolerable for me. When this Friday (I bought it on June 29) comes without any software updates, I may hence have to bring it back. Apple promised software updates, but who knows how much they're willing and able to fix, and within what time span? I'm curious to hear about the strategy of other's.
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I'll be keeping mine. Weaknesses and all, I still love it.
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i think planning to return it without software within the first two weeks is a really poor idea. you already know what you get when you buy an iphone. if you're looking for features or bug fixes with a software update, wait until the software is released and then buy.
  5. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I am expecting at least a month before any updates. You should have had a choice for those of us who are mostly happy and aren't necessarily counting the days until an update. My phone works great for me and any improvements or fixes will be nice, but my satisfaction with the iPhone doesn't depend on them.
  6. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    the poll itself is a lesson in why polls are so subjective.

    Would I love software updates? absolutely.

    But I bought the phone for what it was at the time. I didn't purchase it with the anticipation that apple would do anything.

    So you really are making a false choice for people who are just happy with their phone because you're pinning satisfaction to future updates.

    A lot of people are happy with the phone as is.
  7. iAmLegend macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2007
    Speaking of updates, some people are claiming the 1.1 update is available. Anybody heard anything or better yet, get the update?
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    There isn't one. If there were, it'd show up in iTunes. Not to mention it'd be all over the Mac sites like a rash. (maybe that's not the best analogy, but you know what I mean)
  9. Gonzlobo Suspended

    May 9, 2007
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Unless software issues are keeping you from using your iPhone, be patient. There will be updates. The worst problems seem to be some random crashing of a couple apps, which pick up where they left off when restarted. Nothing has prevented virtually nonstop use of mine since the 29th. It's only going to improve with time. Not only will bugs be fixed, but functionality added (maybe not in the .01 rev, but most likely within a matter of months).
  11. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    No. I trust that Apple will release a slew of updates in a few weeks rather then 1-2 every few short weeks.

    If Apple wants to wait a little later to fix more issues, I am fine with that.
  12. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Good point. I had in mind that the "happy as is" people sort of fall in the first category. I agree thought it's not very clear at all. I consider myself pretty happy btw, just not sure if I'd be happy with it *for two years* if some of the major bugs wouldn't get fixed at all. If you don't find any bugs being major, good for you (I mean it)!
  13. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I don't really have any issues that require some kind of urgent software patch, so it is a non-issue for me.

    When they bring a patch that will be fine.
  14. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    Yeah, I love my iphone. The only issue I have with mine is instability in Safari when playing music, but using the jivetalk beta for iPhone while listening to tunes is not a problem at all with stability, which is the main time I'd want to listen to music while using the internet functions.

    I have a good battery, no dead pixels, my phone is loud enough that I need to turn it down sometimes (totally subjective, but I think my phone is plenty loud), calls sound good, people don't have any problem hearing me, even with Apple's headphones and the small included mic.

    I barely use SMS, I don't even care that the phone has a camera at all, let alone that it can't do video. The only thing I've used the camera for is snapshots of folks on my contacts list and maybe take a picture of something funny to send to someone who doesn't have a phone capable of mms, so I sent it via e-mail.

    I never bothered to set up voice dial or speed dial on any of my previous phones anyway, so that isn't a feature I miss either.

    I'd rather use headphones than stereo bluetooth, I don't even have a bluetooth adapter for my computer, so I couldn't sync via bluetooth even if the phone had the feature. I don't want work to follow me home, so I don't care about lack of proper exchange support, I can always use outlook web access anyway if I really need to check it.

    It'll be great if some of these things get added through updates, but right now the only thing I'd ask for would be a headphone adapter with controls like Shure's upcoming adapter or just a brand new set of headphones from someone like Shure that include controls for handling calls and skipping tracks.

    Extremely happy with the phone, and even with ATT service in my area.
  15. Goldenbear macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I bought the iPhone after I played with it pretty thoroughly. Even though it doesn't have Voice Dialing, I caved in and forked over the cash, because it's that good! I also absolutely loathe the POS, sorry excuse for a user interface that I had to deal with on my SLVR (and every other phone I've used).

    There are definitely bugs and missing features (VOICE DIALING!), but they will be addressed in time. I bought the phone for what it does NOW.
  16. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Keeping mine no matter what! :D

    (It's like returning your first born...)
  17. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL
    Im returning my iPhone if they dont change carriers in two weeks....:rolleyes:
  18. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    you really have to have a bit more patience than 2 weeks if you are goig to be an early adopter of a 1st gen product!
  19. defeated macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007

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