Now loads in under a second – the lag has gone. This for both the page loading, and for any search – it finds results in milliseconds rather than seconds (no more choking on the first key press). 10/10.
Hey – new icons! And they’re better – simple / clean. As for the actual reception – no change to poor reception within the building (same blind spots). But it seems to change modes far quicker: if it loses 3G, it quietly shifts to GPRS. Before, you would stare at a ‘no service’ message for 3 minutes, when you knew damn well that that spot had reception (sometimes, the only way to cure it was to power off / on). No more... Apparently. 7/10
SYNCING WITH EXCHANGE
Ran update, got three meeting requests that had been ‘somewhere’ for weeks. So something has definitely changed. Mail all good – snappy to send / receive. But to be honest, it was always the reception issues that were the bugbear, not the actual Mail program. 8/10
I has them! And they’ve got that nasty atom symbol. My iPhone and iTunes 8 are now as one. Actually, all that seems to have happened is the addition of the symbols; I could sync a Genius playlist before 2.1 – it just showed up as a playlist. But the Genius here is that you can do these auto-playlists on the fly. Not bad. 8/10
No idea – only 20 mins in. Guess I count myself as a heavy user, and I was getting to 20% charge on arriving home in the evening – so a day’s use. That was with Location and Wi-Fi off. N/A
My phone briefly showed a ‘Your iPhone has been activated’ message after the install. Not quite sure why, and it appears to mean nothing – everything apparently works.
Just started sync, and switched to this screen to continue writing for 10 seconds. Switched back, and the entire sync process was done. Thank Christ On A Bike – the 4-hour sync is gone... I hope. 10/10