Apple releases iPhone 2.0.2, as usual, sans changelog

Summary:Apple today release firmware 2.0.2 for iPhone and the iPod touch.

Apple today release firmware 2.0.2 for iPhone and the iPod touch. Yipee.

Apple releases iPhone 2.0.2 firmware sans changelog

But, once again, Apple is completely lame in the software update department. This screen is a perfect example:

Apple releases iPhone 2.0.2 firmware sans changelog

Apple needs to begin implementing a real changelog with its software updates. It's pretty arrogant to expect customers to blindly download and install their software updates because they offer "bug fixes."

Like what?

I bet 2.0.2 kills PwnageTool, Cydia and Installer.app. What about new beaconware and remote kill backdoors? Granted, Apple will never give us that level of detail, but what about starting slowly. For example:

  • Speed improvements when flipping pages on home screen
  • Better support for partial downloads from the App Store
  • Fixed a bug in the calendar that ...
  • Fixed a bug in mail that ...

Personally, I'm boycotting this update until I find out what it really "fixes" and I suggest that you do the same thing. Word is that it doesn't do anything to fix the 3G data reception issue anyway.

I'm interested in your thoughts on Apple's lack of a changelog. If you've found any changes in the 2.0.2 firmware post them in TalkBack.

Topics: Software, Apple, iPhone, Mobility

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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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