An iPhone software update to the rescue

The iPhone 2.0.2 software fixed a broken iPhone 3G, but it didn't seem to do much else.

It's all better now. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Yay! Apple's iPhone 2.0.2 software update has fixed our broken iPhone 3G . Its endless loop of system restores is over, and it's now back in working order.

Yet, that seems to be just about the only change from the update. Apple promised that 2.0.2 would bring "bug fixes" (and did it it ever) but the company hasn't promised anything else. Like others I have noticed a slight improvement in the typing speed when using the keyboard, but that seems to be about it.

AppleInsider reported that in the music player the transition from list to Cover Flow mode has changed, but I'm not seeing a difference just yet. Perhaps, I'm looking in the wrong place, though, so if you find it please let me know. I haven't seen a difference in 3G reception either , but (to be fair) there was never any promise that this update would fix that problem. Still, I maintain what I said earlier : Apple needs to acknowledge what's going on.

Are you noticing other changes from the update? If so, please let me know.

Update: It appears Apple finally has acknowledged the 3G issue. On Tuesday the company told the Associated Press that the 2.0.2 update "improved communication with 3G networks." Let me know if that's the case for you.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.


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