updated 01:45 pm EDT, Thu August 23, 2007
iPhone update surprises
Apple's latest iPhone software update appears to repair camera issues and improve wireless performance, according to various owners of the cellular handset. Apple said the update included unspecified bug fixes, but those fixes are making some iPhone owners extremely happy. "My Wi-Fi reception is definitely better," said one forum poster cited by Computerworld. "While in my office, I have never been able to connect to the wifi hub in the conference room down the hall [but after the update] I was surprised that the Edge connection seemed faster, until I realized I was connected to the wifi hub with two bars."
"For me, this is a huge issue, as I was preparing to try to deal with whatever hassle it would take to get the wifi connection extended to my office area," the user wrote.
"Wifi reception and connection is much improved," said another forum poster on the same message board thread. "The phone works better. Some places I had problems with before now work like a charm."
Other users suggest the update could boost Web surfing performance via Safari on the iPhone, and others say cellular phone reception has also improved. Many iPhone users insist that the camera has undergone drastic improvement, no longer blurring the live video preview with the sweep of a hand across the camera lens.
"Before even small hand movements would blur the screen really easily," said a different forum poster. "But now it seems to have much higher refresh rate or some kind of stability enacted."