Of Pooches

july 11, 2008

Almost a year ago, Apple released the iPhone.  Everyone clamored to get one and then everyone hopped on iTunes to activate it.  Surely enough, the activation servers were overwhelmed.  For hours and hours, happy new iPhone owners quickly turned to angry customers.  You'd figure that Apple would have learned their lesson about capacity planning when it comes to large launches.  Nope.  Apple screwed the pooch again with the iPhone 3G launch. Why do we make mistakes?  So that we can learn from them and not make the same mistakes twice.  If you do make the same mistake twice, you're kind of stupid.  Therefore, Apple is stupid? Anyways, I upgraded Eileen and my "Original" iPhones to the iPhone 2.0 software and downloaded a bunch of apps from the App Store.  Very cool software, there are some stability issues, but still this is close to what the iPhone should have been when it originally launched.  Minus the 3G and GPS, I'm happy enough with my original iPhone and don't see any real reason to "upgrade" (or in AT&T's words "extend my contract"). By the way, if you were one of the people that installed the unofficial 2.0 firmware yesterday on your original iPhone, you'd probably want to install the official one.  It is rumored that the one distributed yesterday (which carries a different filename and filesize from the official one) was a debug version for the iPhone 3G -- that's why you're probably experiencing slowness or sluggishness on your iPhone.  You can either download the firmware directly or just use the "Check for Updates" button.