Apple confirms iPhone 2.0.2 addresses 3G bugs

Summary:Although Apple has never given us a proper changelog with its software updates, an Apple spokesperson has provided a tiny but important detail on the iPhone firmware 2.0.

Although Apple has never given us a proper changelog with its software updates, an Apple spokesperson has provided a tiny but important detail on the iPhone firmware 2.0.2 released earlier this week. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

Why couldn't they just say that in a changelog? I know that it's technically a "bug" and so it would fall under the generic "bux fixes" catchall that they use. But still, a little more detail is in order for Apple's software updates as they currently border on offensive.

Despite Bowcock's comments about the update addressing 3G reception issues, the verdict is mixed with some seeing improvements while others aren't.

In related news, Apple is said to be working on a fix for a bug that causes third-party apps to crash on boot then proceed to lock the iPhone on the Apple screen - a.k.a. the black screen of death.

An AppleInsider reader received an email from Steve Jobs (or one of his staff) saying that the company is aware of the problem and has a solution. The terse reply reads:

"This is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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