The days of our iPhone updates...

the iPhone 2.0.2 update

These are the days I dread, but like in some sense. Release day for an iPhone firmware update. This always happens: I'm on my way out the door to work and want to synch my iPhone just to update any playlists or iCal entries when "BAM" - an update is available, "would you like to download now?" iTunes asks invitingly.

Of course I do, even though I have no idea what the difference between 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 is, it's just that it's better, right? (I would hope so, but take it on blind faith that something is improved). Also, a .1 of an update shouldn't be too big or involved, right? No, I always overestimate how long an update takes. In this case it's about 250 MB and about 10 minutes (so far), this includes the time to download, install, and not to mention a just-in-case-all-else-fails backup. Well, the benefit is that this install limbo period forces you to wait, pause and even take time to blog. A nice moment of calm in my day. In my case it means my commute is actually shorter because I would have missed all the rush hour traffic. (Tell that to my boss!) But also, let's hope this .1 of an update is worth the .2 of an hour that I've devoted to it. (or .3, or .4 of an hour...)

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    Kevin Ho is an attorney living in San Francisco. He's from Iowa originally where he got his first Atari computer when he was little and remembers using the Apple IIGS. He is PC-user but secretly a Mac person in the closet as evidenced by many an iPod cluttering his desk drawers. He'll be writing about his experience with the iPhone. Disclosure.

     

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