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  • Steve Jobs: Software Fix Coming to Boost Speed of iPhone 3G Running iOS 4



    Those concerned with lagging iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4 may soon get some assistance from Apple. According to a new email from Steve Jobs (as reported by MacRumors), the folks in Cupertino are readying a software update to address the widely reported lack-of-speed incumbent on many iPhone 3G's running the latest iOS. The news follows reports from late July in which Apple openly acknowledged that it was investigating user reports of this very issue.

    The information about a forthcoming software update was provoked by a user email to Jobs, who complained of his "dog slow" iPhone's frustratingly degraded "responsiveness" when scrolling, zooming, and typing. "I've waited patiently through 4.0.1 and 4.0.2," the email states, "looking for a fix that will make my phone work again. I've read the forums that advise me to jailbreak my phone or use some other method so I can downgrade back to a version of iPhone 3, however I'm not prepared to use a method that is not supported by Apple."

    Steve Jobs responded with a four-word reply that now has many on their toes in anticipation of what has been promised: "Software update coming soon," Jobs advised. Given just how prevalent the iPhone 3G remains among the iPhone user base, Apple is certainly wise to not let these concerns linger and go un-addressed. Although there is presently no projected time-frame for the software fix alluded to by Jobs, "coming soon" is better than nothing, I suppose.

    MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs: Software Fix Coming to Boost Speed of iPhone 3G Running iOS 4 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Great, yet another crappy *** minor update to further pollute the jailbreaking scheme with confusion.

      Just get to freakin' 4.1 already and give some real features.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      It's a trap!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      "Software update coming soon" or S.U.C.S. for short .
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      I want to see a speed increase in Safari's web page rendering on all iPhones and iPod touches. Froyo is kicking Safari's @ss right now.

      I KNOW the iPhone 4 has the power to render faster with 1ghz cpu and 512 RAM!!!!
    1. EdmundGerber's Avatar
      EdmundGerber -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aliquippakid View Post
      I hope so I told a buddy of my to jailbreak his 3g 3.1.3 and he complained about the speed. So I was like well just update it to the new 4.0 and it became even slower. Now he gives me a guilt trip every time I see him.
      Tell him to get a clue of his own, the moron, and then he won't need to held by the hand, like a child.
    1. Nicksilvacastro's Avatar
      Nicksilvacastro -
      Hello: just install Memory Tap on your 3g and Done!
      Your Welcome!
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by lepetitmort84 View Post
      I was excited about this until I realized we use a jailbroken phone and any software update will erase that. I guess I'll be stuck with my slow *** 3G until apple releases this software, and hope someone can release a jailbreak.
      im pretty sure that 3g can still be jailbroken via redsnow even after apples update. I dont have prob with my 3g being slow especially with RemoveBG which kills all the apps running in the background. Remember ios 4.02 can be jb with redsnow.
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      Turn off sputlight search to reduce the lag on your 3G
    1. sharrack's Avatar
      sharrack -
      never even loaded that dogshcizz program on my 3G
      My phone running great!
    1. projectdwnshft's Avatar
      projectdwnshft -
      oh wow, yes lets fix people with 3G iphones but leave the people with brand new iphone4's still waiting for proximity sensors and bluetooth to be fixed on there phones. **** YOU steve jobs
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Just disable multitasking in redsnow
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      "Although there is presently no projected time-frame for the software fix alluded to by Jobs, "coming soon" is better than nothing, I suppose."
      ..maybe it will arrive at the same time as SJ's last prediction:

      http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/assets...6258584700.jpg
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by garstie View Post
      About time my wife won't stop moaning about her phone and she's not having the new phone ha ha ha
      its not the phone that makes her moan. lol jk i just had to say it lmao.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      on iphone 3G firmware 3.1.2 run on my 3G without any laggin or problems. no speed bosters were necessary.
      And they should stop releasing stupid firmware updates like speedboster we need 4.1 with some real new features including speed boost. If apple only understood how much jailbreaks love stupid updates like this that mess up our jailbreak. But than again apple is enjoyin every bit of it
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      the iphone 3g has processor speed of 600mhz but Apple under clocked it to 421mhz, maybe with this update they will up it to 500mhz-550mhz and decrease battery life on it.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sand0s View Post
      turn off spotlight... that is all.
      no its not. turned off spotlight, only have background via winterboard and it still lags in every sense of doing anything. i think its just 4.0+ in general for that phone
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Thank #$%& for that
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Quote Originally Posted by SMokemyPole88 View Post
      the iphone 3g has processor speed of 600mhz but Apple under clocked it to 421mhz, maybe with this update they will up it to 500mhz-550mhz and decrease battery life on it.
      Haha would be sneaky of them to do that so that your product burns out faster than expected.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      As I've mentioned elsewhere, how's 'bout a software update to address iOS 4 performance issues on iPhone 4?
    1. Aliquippakid's Avatar
      Aliquippakid -
      Ya I advised him to turn off spotlight. I saw very very minor improvements in speed. What are peoples experience with turning that off is it noticable speed gains to anyone else?