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  • Apple Looking into Sluggish iPhone 3G After iOS4 Upgrade

    The users forum over at Apple tells the story of the latest concern that should be - and probably is - on the minds of those at Apple. As it turns out, plenty of iPhone 3G owners - and perhaps you're one of them - are greatly disappointed with their decision to upgrade to the new iOS4. Why? It seems more than a few users who have done so now find themselves with an iPhone of "degraded quality" - that is, a device that operates slower and and much less fluidly than before.

    One registered user (registered as George Stark) complained: “My iPhone 8Gb 3G is soooo slow after ‘upgrading’ to OS4. Unlocking the phone sometimes takes 5-10 seconds and the home screen icons literally stop converging halfway through and then 2 seconds later, finish off. Other things are ridiculously slow, such as opening and replying to texts. Good one Apple, maybe you want us all to upgrade to the iPhone 4 so that OS4 actually runs at a manageable speed?”

    George isn't alone. In fact, Apple is right there with him - at least in terms of possessing a curiosity as to why this is happening on a more frequent basis (although it isn't exactly clear just how widespread this problem is). Apple, according to the folks at Wired, is now looking into the complaints. “We are aware of these reports and we are investigating,” an Apple rep told the publication.

    We may not have an official response from Apple for some time, but it's clear to many that the decision to make models prior to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3gs compatible with iOS4 was ill-advised. As Wired reminds us, the "S" in 3GS stands for "speed." With a substantially slower processor in the iPhone 3G, it's quite possible that iOS4, while "compatible" with the iPhone 3G in theory, may not actually not be such a wise move in practice - at least not if "speed" is a major objective in your iPhone user experience.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Looking into Sluggish iPhone 3G After iOS4 Upgrade started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. iM!ke's Avatar
      iM!ke -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngelOfHavoc View Post
      Somebody is a little upset they are too lazy too get a job.

      Seriously how cheap are you? The main point here is that people who have the 3g are eligible for an upgrade by this point anyways so why not upgrade to the iPhone 4 for ONLY 200 bucks.
      Can i borrow 200 bucks. Seriously, im glad everyone here is soo wealthy, Is there a broke *** Jokes section on these forums. Im JB because well A. its effin awesome and 2. I need T-mo. $40/month for unlimited errething instead of $130. Yea T-mo it is. And now even if i wanted to i could not buy a new Iphone 4 and use it on T-mo until the newest JB as all new devices are sold with latest Firmwares. And its usually not always, but usually the case that there is some delay in JB new firmware updates. And since Apple seems to get a new update out almost as fast as devs find new exploits its an ongoing issue. I guess the Phone industry just requires new phones every year. Its a supply and demand exploit, we NEED cell phones, its just where were at now. So something like a PS3 which is far more powerful than the idevices lasts through ten years of firmware updates. Im just sayin, its not apple alone, becasue every company is releasing the newest every year. But it would be nice to see someone work against the grain to keep up to par and still give their consumers some consideration. I mean seriously without US they would be nothing. Completely non-existent, and yet they exploit our every desire and naevity every chance they get. Ive always said apple is messy, but thats capitolism at its best right.