Nothing is ever “perfect”, especially in the software world. There’s always a bug, a glitch, a security hole or some other failure in the code that lets bad things happen. Apple however, generally has a pretty good grip on such things on the iPhone platform. The iPhone 3.1.3 update on the other hand, isn’t one of their better moments. iPhone support forums across the web are voicing problems with battery life and how it’s displayed as well as issues with iTunes playlists. Being that the iTunes integration and battery functions are big parts of the overall experience, I would categorize these as pretty serious.
In regards to the battery problem, users are finding that the battery meter is jumping all over the place — up one minute, down the next, and then back up again. Shorter overall battery life is also being reported, though, that could be in some way related to the glitchy battery meter.
On the playlist front, it’s looking like there’s a small problem with smart playlists not syncing properly and forcing users to re-sync several times to get it working, if it works at all.
Hopefully we’ll hear or see something from Apple soon. Any iPhone users out there experiencing any of these issues?