So this week, after much debate, I decided to update my iPhone with the new OS 4 software. Now, when I say, “I decided to update” what I really mean is that Mark wore me down enough to where he was able to confiscate my phone and do it for me. See, I have a bad history with updates. I’m a creature of habit, and I tend to abide by the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.” After the last iPhone software update a while back, my phone went haywire and locked up on me several times. It got so bad that eventually I had to (Mark had to) restore it from scratch. Since that time, everything has been going great and I have been able to continue my love affair with my phone without incident.
So, now that you know the history, you can appreciate my hesitation when Mark said to me, “Let’s update your iPhone software.” He went on to show me all the neat new OS 4 features on his own phone, tempting me even more. Admittedly, I didn’t put up much of a fight when he took my phone from me.
How did it all work out? Well, after the software update was done, I started putting all my apps into neat little folders, which is pretty cool. I guess. But, a few days ago, my iPhone mailbox started acting up. I have gmail, and I’m not sure if this is an iPhone thing or a Google thing, but for whatever reason I kept getting locked out of my mailbox. After searching online, I figured out how to fix the problem (which unfortunately is a recurring problem). But, it just seems strange to me that I didn’t have this issue before the software update and now I do. The other problem? My battery. My iPhone battery has seen better days, and I think that this OS 4 software is just asking too much from my poor old battery.
Now, I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer. This cloud has a silver lining. After some discussion about the new software update, my shabby old battery, and my current iPhone (it’s an iPhone 3G—practically a fossil now) we’ve decided that it might be time for an upgrade. Hehehehe. See, if Mark had really thought about it, he would’ve kept his mouth shut and let me be happy with my old phone and old software. 😉
So here is my question to you, IMC folks, some of whom I know are iPhone junkies like myself. Do any of you have the new iPhone 4? If so, how do you like it? Any problems? I’ve been reading about how some people have had reception issues with it.