The new iPad finally landed in consumer hands on Friday, March 16th and it looks like there are already people noticing an issue with Apple’s newest tablet.
Hot off the heels of the new iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak, there seems to be word going around that the jailbreak causes WiFi issues.
@i0n1c, the hacker who found the untethered kernel exploit for iOS 4.3.1 which the Dev Team intergrated into the RedSn0w jailbreak utility, clears up some confusion regarding the WiFi issues… Read More
It’s getting increasingly harder and risky to unlock the iPhone. Proof is with the recent release of the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1, 4.1, and 4.0.2, which require you to update your iPhone baseband to 06.15.00 in order to be able to unlock.
As reported by many unlockers and officially confirmed by the Dev Team, there is an issue with baseband 06.15.00 which might cause your GPS to not function properly, if at all. While some users are able to get their iPhone GPS to work, others are experiencing problems… Read More
Last week while at Blog World Expo in Vegas I met comedian and film maker Mark Malkoff. We were chitchatting when he picked up his iPhone, made a quick call and put the phone on the table. I looked at it and couldn’t help saying “damn, what happened to your iPhone?”
Mark said he had actually done nothing special and that his screen had cracked apparently because it was too hot. Mark lives in NY and I know it can be very hot sometimes there, but heck, that was the first time I saw an iPhone screen cracking because it was too hot outside… Read More
As soon as the Mac version of GreenPois0n came out, I went ahead and jailbroke my device. It wasn’t the same eye-candy that JailbreakMe was, or even Comex’s first jailbreak, but it worked and I didn’t have to wait long. Here’s a few quick things that I immediately noticed.
LockScreen PIN Delay
After a fresh reboot or a respring, I can no longer dive right in to tap the PIN to access my device. The problem is either a delay or the first tap or two is not recognized. But it definitely slows me down a little bit… Read More
As we reported last week Apple unveiled a special section in the App Store that features entries compatible with Game Center. This new iOS 4.1 feature is a social gaming network that allows you to compete against as many friends as you can convince to accept your requests. Apparently that isn’t the case if your friend tally goes beyond 500.
TiPb has a story about an employee running into issues once their friend counter gets to 500. Beyond that it appears that once you delete a friend and you’re at 499 another request is then allowed through which bumps your tally to the seemingly restricted 500… Read More
We were all dancing in the street while holding up our posters of the Apple hierarchy when the announcement that the rules and regulations had been altered to allow just about anything into the App Store, right? Certainly there is no reason to believe that apps from the past that were once denounced will likely be gracing the store soon. But is that all of it?
What did the regulation altering really say? Certainly a company the size of Apple would need to put specifics down to paper when changing something as influential as the App Store regulations. PC World shows us they certainly did write things down, in that evasive Apple tone that always leaves room for immediate alteration in policy. Read More
Here is a quick tip for those of you who sometimes get the error saying Cannot Connect to iTunes Store. Besides getting this annoying error message, it makes it impossible for you to either download or update applications from the App Store.
I’m not sure what the problem is but here is how to fix it: Read More
I can’t imagine owning an iPhone or other Apple handheld without the addition of the App Store. I’ve said before that I believe it to be the greatest asset to the iOS platform. So what’s the problem?
Apple Investor outlines the possibility that a vague module and a totalitarian controlled acceptance process has caused developers to walk on egg shells thus stunting their creativity. Some say the terms of service are often inconsistent, but as with any report like this, there are two lines of thought to be heard… Read More
There were certainly no shortage of complaints when the iPhone 4 was released, or perhaps there was no shortage of coverage relating to every issue users experienced. Whatever perspective you take there was an issue that didn’t receive much attention compared to the rest. There seemed to be a couple problems relating discoloring of photos in certain light.
TUAW reported on it briefly while forums seem to run wild with complaints. This wasn’t the only complaint regarding the camera as Apple’s discussion board showed us. Other users seemed to be getting a green blob appearing in their photos with the intensity of the discrepancy occurring while indoors with florescent style lighting. Read More
Vincent Hunter was visiting relatives in Connecticut when his iPhone sounded an alert that his motion detectors were going haywire in his Dallas home.
When he opened the app on his iPhone he witnessed two burglars attempting to break an entering as he dialed 911.
This is quite the contrast to the over-heating problem experienced by some iPhone owners. Gizmodo reports that Asian countries that deal with humidity indexes that average over 95% are suffering voided warranties due to water sensors’ inability to handle the sticky conditions. As if living in 95% humidity wasn’t bad enough in itself.
Apparently message boards have been lighting up to this topic and The South China Morning Post confirms the allegations that the devices suffering from the problem have been chalked up as water damaged. Back in April in the United States a class action lawsuit was filed over the same issue… Read More
By now you probably have heard of the death grip of the iPhone 4 antenna that causes reception issues on the new device. Apparently, the problem is more of a software issue that might be fixed this monday with a software update to iOS 4.01.
It took me a day to realize I had the same issue as thousands of new iPhone owners had reported. When I hold my iPhone a certain way, I lose a few bars of reception. Sometimes, it goes as far as completely dropping the signal.
Apple issued a somewhat official and idiotic statement via an email sent by Steve Jobs himself to an unhappy customer. Steve Jobs recommended we hold the iPhone in a different way or that we should buy a Bumper case, which avoids the issue. Krapps wrote a funny article about it should you want to learn more.
iPhone 3GS owners who have upgraded to iOS 4 have a similar issue, which might prove that the problem comes from the software and not from the hardware.
According to Apple Insider, a fix is in the works and should ship on Monday:
Readers report that Apple’s tech support forums originally confirmed that a iOS 4.0.1 software fix addressing the issue would ship early next week (as early as Monday), before the comments were subsequently taken down along with all the other related discussion about the matter.
The fix is expected to address a issue in iOS 4 related to radio frequency calibration of the baseband. Readers who saw the original forum discussions say that the issue is believed to occur when switching frequencies; because the lag is allegedly not calibrated correctly, it results in the device reporting “no service” rather than switching to the frequency with the best signal to noise ratio.
I just hope Apple will not “hide” this issue with a software update but will actually fix it. Thoughts?
Since the release of iOS 4 yesterday, many people who updated to the latest firmware are reporting various issues, including:
- no cellular data (3G or Edge)
- contacts disappearing
- no push notification
- MMS not working
- photos turning out blurry
I have myself encountered my share of issues while setting up Google Sync for iPhone. The setup itself was fine but it took forever to sync my contacts and calendars. Later on, it came to my attention that it could have been Google’s issue and not iOS 4′s.
So what can you do if you encounter the kind of issues mentioned above?
A reboot is always the first thing to do but I doubt it’s going to fix anything. The second thing to do it to go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This usually fixes cellular data issues.
Now if you’re still experiencing issues, you might have to go for a more drastic fix: restoring your iPhone to a fresh state as opposed to a backup. This is your best bet. Sure you will have to start from scratch but your iPhone operating system will be as clean as if it just got off the box.
Did you encounter any problem after updating to iOS 4? What were they? How did you fix them?
It all started last week when I got a phone call from my dentist’s secretary. The first thing she asked was if I had listened to the voicemail she had left me the day before. I hadn’t seen any voicemail and I really thought she actually never left a voicemail in the first place. I didn’t think about it anymore until the next day, when I received her voicemail as well as a few others that were from the last 5 days.
Apparently my iPhone is not delivering voicemails on time anymore, which is not a big deal to me as I am not much of a phone person, but it can be extremely important to businesses, and it can even be vital for people. I looked around on Twitter and it seems that a few people are experiencing the problem too.
It’s not really clear where the problem is from as it appears on jailbroken and non jailbroken iPhones as well. Apparently it started after 3.0. I haven’t installed 3.1 yet so I don’t know if this has been fixed or not. I’m not even sure it’s a firmware problem. I’d rather think that the problem is from AT&T but I’m not positive about that.
— UPDATE —
There is a fix for this. Please read my article called how to fix iPhone’s visual voicemail delays.
As usual in these cases, one of the first things to do is to reset all settings and maybe even restore. I’m not going to go as far as restoring my iPhone but you may want to consider this option if you find the voicemail delays annoying.
Have you guys experienced such problem? If so, do you know where it might come from?