In amongst all the predictions, rumors, and wishes regarding what Apple will tell us about today at the WWDC 2009 keynote, I have a pretty basic, not terribly exciting, wish.  It ‘s one I ‘ve mentioned before, but it involves an issue that seems to me to be getting worse not better as my time […]
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One Final WWDC Wish – Please Let Ugly Memory Issues Be Fixed Before 3.0 Is Released

iPhone 3.0 beta memory issues

In amongst all the predictions, rumors, and wishes regarding what Apple will tell us about today at the WWDC 2009 keynote, I have a pretty basic, not terribly exciting, wish.  It ‘s one I ‘ve mentioned before, but it involves an issue that seems to me to be getting worse not better as my time with OS 3.0 Beta 5 increases.

The issue is memory leaks / memory management “ basically, free RAM memory (the memory used to run apps, not for storage) is running down to very low levels much faster than it has ever done before on the iPhone.  When this occurs, apps become anything from flaky to fully unresponsive, taps and other actions start suffering from severe lag and the phone generally just acts as if you are no longer in charge of it.

Sometimes when this occurs, using the excellent Free Memory app will do enough to get things back to normal-ish and keep you going.  Other times, you just have to a restart of the iPhone. 

This issue “ for me at least “ has felt like it is getting progressively worse under the last couple of betas.

So yeah “ alongside all my wishes for new iPhone models, better new hardware specs, video recording, and all that jazz, I would really, really like to see these memory issues dealt with before a final version of 3.0 is released.

OK, that ‘s my last little wish before the big event

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