updated 12:05 am EDT, Wed August 20, 2008
Jobs promises iPhone fix
In response to one user's concerns – and potentially thousands of others' by proxy – Apple CEO Steve Jobs has personally, but briefly, addressed that the various iPhone app freezes would be resolved through a software update in September. For the past several weeks, users have been experiencing issues with third-party applications freezing the system, failing to start, or even halting the device's boot process, prompting a sometimes lengthy restore through iTunes, according to AppleInsider.
"This is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September," says the sparse note from Jobs.
Some users have found solace from the issue by reinstalling problematic applications, while others have had to reformat the device since it refused to boot. The issue is not always immediately prevalent either, since one-time behaving apps can lead to the aforementioned problems.
Apple quickly released the iPhone 2.0.1 update following the launch of the v2.0 operating system, in an effort to resolve some bugs, and pursued it with v2.0.2 when the initial update failed to do so. Neither update fixed the issues, and even introduced them to otherwise unaffected users.