Criteria Comments Rating
- Ease of use iPhone OS 2 only did a few things (pretty much just launching apps and changing settings), but it did them very well and it wasn't hard to figure out.
- Speed I never used iPhone OS 1, but compared to 3 and 4, 2 was the snappiest.
- Configurability Even with jailbreaking, the options were very limited.
- Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.) App support was great at the time, but at present so many apps require at least 3.0 that 2.0 really isn't that viable anymore.
- Openness No comments
As far as features go, iOS 2 was my favourite version. It was just there to launch apps and otherwise stayed out of the way. If it were still well supported I'd be sticking on it, but as the software support now is pretty bad it's hard to recommend. After all, if pretty much all it does is serve as an app launching platform, and there aren't many apps that work for it, it isn't much good any more.
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