Ready to download 306 megabytes of Apple iPhone update? If you're looking for a fix for your outrageous 3.1 battery drain then keep looking.
Apple has released 3.1.2 firmware (skipping 3.1.1 altogether) but the bug fixes they have included might not help everyone. The most significant problem that 3.1.2 fixes is the so-called "coma" or "zombie" bug, where an iPhone refuses to wake from sleep.
Apple calls this a "sporadic issue" where the iPhone does not wake from sleep mode. Apparently the 3.1.2 Apple OS update fixes this problem.
Officially, the 3.1.2 Software Update, available using iTunes, fixes the following issues:- Resolves sporadic issue that may cause iPhone to not wake from sleep
- Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart
- Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming
It's great that these issues are fixed. The "occasional crash" and "sporadic issues" are a bummer but when is Apple going to come out with the 3.2 update and fix the constant ongoing battery drain?
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This is the million dollar question. Until then, for users who have already updated to 3.1, don't forget your charger. And you car charger.
In the meantime, if you're looking for MMS and you don't want to install 3.1 or 3.1.2... check out these instructions.