Did iOS 4.1 Fix the iPhone 3G? Nope

iOS 4.1 was supposed to “fix” the issues that iOS 4.0 caused on the iPhone 3G. While there were some initial improvements, the problems didn’t cease. In fact, some new problems emerged.

The most annoying problem occurs during or just after charging the phone. The iPhone works as usual, as best as it can, during normal use. Once you decide to charge the phone it goes into a perpetual state of updating. No matter what you do, the second the power cord is plugged in, you can’t use any apps. Facebook? Updating. Words With Friends? Updating. Safari? Updating. This would be fine if the phone was actually updating. All it is really doing is crashing the phone. To fix the problem, one has to completely power down the phone and restart it.

I am very glad I switched my wife to Android. On a related note, Michael Arrington had a great post on TechCrunch about how bad the iPhone is. I read his post aloud to my wife who nodded with every point he made. Her iPhone experience was described precisely. Go ahead and check it out. It is a good read.

What other iPhone quirks have you found? Did iOS 4.1 fix your phone or have you had a similar experience? Let me know in the comments.

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