A freaky Friday for our iPhone 3G
After avoiding every iPhone 3G woe for a few weeks, today our phone got the quite a wallop. Apple, fix these issues now.
With tales of iPhone 3G horror on the Web, I figured I was just lucky.
Since Apple loaned CNET an iPhone 3G just over a month ago, I had experienced none of the problems that have plagued so many other users. I didn't have dropped calls or buggy software, and my iPhone wasn't cracking around the edges. Sure, the 3G connection was a bit shaky, and the
That is, until today. Since I only got the iPhone back from thejust this week--I'm convinced Eric Franklin was getting back at me for being --I had to wait until today to get the latest .
After connecting the phone to
Though thoughts of doom began to flood my mind, I took the advice of my very knowledgeable colleague over at iPhone Atlas and tried the update a third time. And that's when Murphy's Law hit me over the head with a mallet. Not only did the "unknown error" flash across my computer screen again, but also my iPhone snowed over with the "white Apple logo screen of death."
Any screen of death, be itor white, is not fun as now it looks like a trip to the Apple store is in order. I was able to clear the screen with another restore, but now my iPhone won't get past the pesky iTunes prompt. It may not be bricked, but it might as well be.
It's more than clear, Cupertino, that we have a problem. I'm hardly the only one to experience this problem, as message boards across the Internet can attest. But so far, Apple has
Analysts and researchers have pointed to probable causes, from theto a lack of , but so far iPhone users have been left to fend for themselves. And that's just shameful. According to a story, a software update to fix the reception problems is on the way. But until I hear anything officially, I consider it hearsay.
Apple, it goes without saying that you should fix these issues soon. But in the meantime, it would be nice if you could discuss them at all--even if it is a simple "we're working on it." I'm certain that even the very acknowledgment that something is afoot would put a lot of minds at ease. And
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