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iPhone 2.1 Is 2.FUN!


Sorry for the long absence of blogging with words…Co-hosting AOTS for the last two weeks was a blast (thank you Alison, thank you Layla) but it left me with little time to blab about stuff online. I’m sure the blogosphere felt a gaping wound but somehow managed to trudge on with its gajillionty other blogs.

OK! I have been trashing the new iPhone since the advent of the new iPhone but after having installed the 2.1 firmware update a couple of days ago I have to give Apple and SteJo an uncomfortably tight hug followed by some light boobplay. So far, it really seems to be doing what they promised: battery life has improved DRAMATICALLY, apps don’t seem to be crashing and 3G is as bright as productive as if it just came out of rehab. And sync backups, you ask? UNDER TWO FLIPPITY MINUTES. It’s true, I’m a dick sometimes but I like to think of myself as a fair dick, so all the bashing I’ve been dishing out onto my phone the last two months I now replace with Frenching and chocolate.

How are your experiences with 2.1? Do tell.


  1. mackie says:

    Iphones suck. Blackberries are cooler. 3.14159265358979323

  2. Katie says:

    The 2.1 has really improved my battery life. I can go 2 days without a charge (if you can believe it)

    My biggest problem before the update was with the flippin’ typing lag! It’s better. I still get a few freezes every once in a while, but for something that has a million processes going on everyday, I’m impressed with the performance of 2.1. Good job Apple!

  3. lightthief says:

    oh chris
    I’d make sweet sweet nerdy love to you

  4. TomHicks says:

    Enjoy it while you can. The Google phone is not only the “iPhone killer,” it will capture the iPhone, starve and torture the Apple handheld, break its will and turn it into a mindless cannibal slave.

  5. Cass says:

    Who needs porn when I could just watch Chris Hardwick lick stuff

  6. Beaucifer says:

    Yummmmm… Tasty firmware.

  7. shaunsdu says:

    I’m too poor for an iPhone. I probably wouldn’t be if I stopped buying expensive Japanese figures. Oh, well. We’ll miss you on AOTS.

  8. Love it. I think my last comment was a direct request to see you licking more gadgets. Specifically, I was looking for you making out with stuff, so this is perfect.

    And “Frenching and chocolate”? I adore that you would even type “Frenching.”

  9. lana012 says:

    I have noticed that you just love licking stuff. Very interesting. I miss you on AOTS.

  10. chrisallen says:

    first off, i can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks already! great job on the show!

    as for the iphone, i’m on iphone edge, and it definitely improves a lot of things. no apps crashed yet, but safari still crashes on some text entry forms.

    um… nice… pic…..

  11. Gabe says:

    Loved those two weeks of AotS. Wish you were the real host… minus the lack of blogs. I think I prefer the Nerdist. That said, 2.1 has indeed delivered on it’s promises. I am quite happy with it.

  12. Charlie says:

    he’s obviously trying out the new iTaste application 😛

  13. Beau RYan says:

    2.1 nails, my aim app no longer bombs, i will need to go 3g soon since i just discovered, yeah u pervs may want to bookymarkeymark that to your home screen. btw you and alison killed it, you two should have your own regular segment. im sure gavin will approve.

  14. Qeldrom says:

    Things are good so far — no out-of-nowhere browser/app crashing back to the home screen, and the 3G *seems* to be working much better. I’ll have to normalize my usage to get a better feel on the battery, though. Now, how long until 2.2?

  15. smoovebert says:

    oh hell yes my battery actually works for more than 2 hours!

  16. Jowey says:

    Backups are certainly faster. So far my battery life has been worse, but I think I’ve just been stressing the phone a bit. I’ll give it normal use the next few days and see how it goes. Overall, seems like a solid update. It’s just a shame that we still haven’t gotten the features everyone ASSUMED would be coming in the first major update. Cut ‘n Paste or background notifications, anyone?

  17. Scott325 says:

    2.1 is going good so far for me. Battery life is good, much better than previously.

    If you would have gone any further with that iPhone, this entry would have needed a NSFW tag.

  18. Doomguy13 says:

    Well, sadly, I don’t have an iPhone, so I don’t have “Experience.” But in that picture, you look like you’re having one HELL of an experience.

  19. moxie says:

    you got chocolate on my iPhone you got iPhone on my chocolate