August 31st 2009 1:37 am

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Gizmodo says:

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With the new firmware, the iPhone's biceps have never been bigger. Spotlight Search is a powerful, industry-leading tool. And functions like Find My iPhone—for paying MobileMe subscribers only—will surely become standard practice in the mobile-connected world of the future. It's just a shame that most other improvements feel like defensive maneuvers rather than a true watershed software revolution—most of this stuff should have been here already. Now that the phone's critics should be mostly silenced, we're interested to see where Apple goes from here. Let me guess: Multitasking? quote


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Critic reviews

7.6
5 reviews
  • Ease of use
    7.2
  • Speed
    6.4
  • Configurability
    7.3
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    8.0
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User reviews

7.4
21 reviews
8.0
Ars Technica Jun 17, 2009

We feel confident in saying that most iPhone 3G users will feel very satisfied with this update ... Unless you're dying for an improved camera, a compass, or performance increases in rendering Web pages, this software update should tide you over until the next major hardware release.

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7.0
Gizmodo Jun 17, 2009

With the new firmware, the iPhone's biceps have never been bigger. ... It's just a shame that ... improvements feel like defensive maneuvers rather than a true watershed software revolution—most of this stuff should have been here already.

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8.0
iLounge Jun 16, 2009

It strikes us as an impressive piece of software both under the hood and above it: even if many of its features are ones that people have been waiting for two years to enjoy, that enjoyment finally has an opportunity to begin in earnest.

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8.0
iMore Jun 17, 2009

This is a hefty release and we're again impressed not only by Apple's continuing ability to evolve the iPhone platform and provide software updates ... but for the easy and consistent way in which they're doing it.

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8.0
supermoose37 supermoose37

Bit slow. Lacks the things that make 4.0 great such as folders and multitasking. Small things such as not being able to search the text on a web page, also hurts it. Good for it's time, but now feels really dated

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10
tubaguy63 tubaguy63

I first bought the iPhone because it was just cool. I had a smartphone that was capable of everything the iPhone could do and held off until the 3G came out. I quickly fell in love with the always-on 3G and the infinite list of apps that can turn the phone into virtually any device replacement....

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6.0
justmeon12 justmeon12

I will say up front that I still LOVE my iPhone and can't imagine having to use anything at this time. However, I swear that using my phone is a little less enjoyable after upgrading to OS 3.0. (I have a white 16gb 3G). Basic app functionality appears to be getting slower. Simple tasks...

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