Rejoice, iPhone users, for salvation is at hand. Last week we brought you the story that carriers were blaming Apple for poor 3G performance and connectivity issues, pinpointing “an immature chipset and radio protocol stack” as the source of the problem.
Apple responded on Thursday, saying “oops”, and pledging to fix the problem, and here we are on Tuesday with a software update, that simply claims “bug fixes”. Luckily, it seems to have made things considerably zippier, and iPhoneBuzz have run some video tests comparing 2.0.2 with the previous 2.0.1 software.
As you can see, the 2.0.2 software finishes loading the page on 3G while the 2.0.1 software just sits there, staring at you, and saying “What?”. WiFi speeds are about equal on both models. I should note, however, that some users are claiming no improvement at all on the 2.0.2 firmware, so your milage may vary.
If this update has indeed fixed the issues, then well done to Apple for getting it sorted out so quickly. Were you having problems with your 3G connection before? Is it fixed now? Let us know in the comments.