Is it me, or does it seem like the issues with iPhone supplies, and the software bugs with iPhone 2.0 are getting somewhat of a pass? Yeah, last weekend everyone was dumping on Apple for the launch woes, and deservedly so. But while I’m seeing a few stories here and there, largely from what I’m reading things are relatively quiet. Maybe I’m just not paying enough attention, as I try to find a location to buy one.
Anyway, the most interesting thing I’ve read on this has to do with battery life, which some say is deplorable and others point out is equivalent to other 3G devices. Apple’s advice to maximize battery life reads like something off of a new drug ad with the caveats that suggest getting the benefits can cause death. I think this is a story waiting to be told in the future.
My own experiences with iPhone 2.0 software have been limited to using it on the iPod Touch. The App Store is nice and holds great promise, but for the moment I find the applications leave a bit to be desired. How many flashlight apps do we really need? That said, some of the apps are quite good. The Remote App is amazing and EverNote continues to impress. But my iPod Touch is not as responsive after doing the upgrade and downloading a few apps. James Kendrick thinks this is related to memory issues. Might be. Again, another story to be told in the future.
I’m beginning to wonder if the inventory issues are somehow related to the bugs and issues I have seen reported. I’m wondering if we aren’t going to see some changes coming soon, now that there are supposedly a million or so beta testers out there? Don’t get me wrong, I’m still sold on the device. I just think there are some big question marks out there.
Maybe it is a good thing I couldn’t locate one to buy so quickly.