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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.

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    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. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      Ummm feel free to go TMO. The fastest you can go on TMO is Edge and the 2G is only on Edge so no ******** please.

      T-mobile
      Network connection speed and processor speed are two unrelated things, thanks for the input though
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      Network connection speed and processor speed are two unrelated things, thanks for the input though
      Quote the whole thing for context:

      "Originally Posted by cultgti:
      what about my 2g *ss hole.. I think they should have a turn in the old to get a new one.. or just release the phone to TMobile."

      kthxbai.
    1. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      Quote the whole thing for context:

      "Originally Posted by cultgti:
      what about my 2g *ss hole.. I think they should have a turn in the old to get a new one.. or just release the phone to TMobile."

      kthxbai.
      You're still wrong, T-Mobile does have a 3g network. And network speed and processor speed are still unrelated.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Wow. Apple willing to fix the iPhone 3G. But fell to fix the iPhone 4
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      it would be nice to have a performance boost.
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      You're still wrong, T-Mobile does have a 3g network. And network speed and processor speed are still unrelated.
      So you're saying that you can use 3G speeds on TMO with a 2G iPhone or any iPhone for that matter?
    1. winchaman's Avatar
      winchaman -
      men theres still a lot of people with the 3G. ill be waiting for the update
    1. MuscleNerd's Avatar
      MuscleNerd -
      Yep, due to the pwnage2 bootrom hole, redsn0w and PwnageTool will always be able to jailbreak the iPhone3G. (And no need for SHSH blobs, etc).

      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      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. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      So you're saying that you can use 3G speeds on TMO with a 2G iPhone or any iPhone for that matter?
      Not at all but you're implying that if the iPhone were to be sold through TMobile that they wouldn't make it compatible with TMobile's 3g network. Which is silly. You're being silly.

      But this is all beside the point, iOS 4 is slow on the iPhone 3g regardless of what network you're on.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      It's like putting Windows Vista on a Pentium 3. "Oh, weird, everything is so slow now". Of course it is you dumba$$. Go upgrade both your phone and your brain.
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      Not at all but you're implying that if the iPhone were to be sold through TMobile that they wouldn't make it compatible with TMobile's 3g network. Which is silly. You're being silly.

      But this is all beside the point, iOS 4 is slow on the iPhone 3g regardless of what network you're on.
      I implied from the beginning that the OP was free to go to TMO with his 2G instead of his complaining.