I have been having this huge problem, in which my phone will freeze on the Apple logo on a daily basis, rendering it useless. I have to restore and reinstall all my apps (6 pages), taking 4-7 hours away from my phone, since it lacks FireWire Support. I have not been able to figure out what would cause this: until now. I now know that it is caused when an application is installing, and the phone is restarted. Try it on your phone if you dare and have a few hours: install an app or an update, and then restart your phone. You’ll get the Apple screen of death, as I like to call it. Furthermore, apps are much more prone to restarting the phone when a different app is installing. It is a serious issue that can be fixed with a solution found in the App Store’s origin: Installer. When installing apps in Installer, you were not allowed to leave the application until everything was installed/updated. When I first realized that the App Store let you leave the app, I was thrilled. Little did I know, and apparently, little did Apple know as well. If the App Store simply wouldt let you leave the app until all updates were installed, apps wouldn’t crash because you wouldn’t be allowed to open them! This may cause you a loss of 2-10 minutes of your phone in the day, but its certainly better than 7 hours!
Hopefully they accept the feedback I submitted and fix this huge issue. It is necessary in my eyes until iPhone 4G has a better processor.
Here’s hoping for 2.1… 2.0.1 doesn’t cut it.
Michael is a teen blogger for 9 to 5 Mac, and has his own blog, Mac Soda.