You know those ads on TV? Mac guy vs PC guy, and PC guy is always moaning about the reliability of Vista. Call me a moron, but I kind of figured that the Macintosh reputation for reliability would extend to the iPhone too.
Not so, as I’m discovering. If there’s an iPhone guy waiting in the wings he’s nothing like his Mac guy counterpart.
iPhone 1.x was rock solid. I never had a problem with it. iPhone 3G with the 2.0 software — well, let’s just say that, in my opinion, MobileMe wasn’t the only thing that Jobs and Co rushed out the door. And the update that they also rushed out the door, version 2.01 of the software, hasn’t fixed the problem either.
Applications crash. I’m not talking about 3rd party applications. I’m talking about Safari, and the iPhone Exchange mail client — they are the worst culprits. After a short period of time, on many web sites, Safari just closes, leaving you at the deck. And just try to do email when the client keeps crashing.
VPN support is busted. On my iPhone 1.0 it worked great on WiFi. When 2.0 came out, it worked on WiFi, but not on 3G. After following directions on the Apple support site and Howard forums, I now have it working on 3G, but not on WiFi. Hello?
And where is cut and paste? C’mon guys. You can’t even send an email address, a phone number or a URL via email.
I’ve uninstalled the Exchange client, and I’m about to press the “Restore to Original Settings” button in iTunes. I’m hoping that will restore the stability of this device.
It’s hard to believe that Apple had the nerve to slam Microsoft for so many months in advertising, and then put this out.