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Upcoming iOS 4 update to address iPhone 3G performance

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri August 20, 2010

Jobs responds to frustrated customer

Apple may be planning on addressing performance issues related to iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G. Steve Jobs allegedly responded to an iPhone 3G owner who voiced frustration that v4.0.1 and v4.0.2 failed to provide a fix, according to MacRumors.

"Software update coming soon," Jobs wrote, without going into further detail.

The company recently admitted that it was looking into reports of problems running iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G. Customers have complained of problems with extremely sluggish speed, overheating, battery drain, and several other issues.

Apple has yet to provide a launch date for the next iOS update, which is expected to be v4.1.

by MacNN Staff



  1. burger

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I hope so....

    This video is how my 3G responds.... no exaggeration-

  1. AngryFanBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    May be planning???

    I sure hope so - my 3G is as slow and non responsive as an old Windows CE phone. Crashing often as well. If not addressed, Apple will be looking at yet another class action suit, as they've significantly reduced the functionality of a once excellent product. I don't recall the update including a warning: Beware, your appliance will not function very well after installation. Probably should have.

  1. Russ D

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Had some luck with this...

    I was looking for a solution and found this:

    I don't really use Spotlight so this was a good trade for me. My phone is much faster after turning it off.

  1. hamishb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iOS 4.02 and 3GS = poor battery life

    My battery life is about 1/4 of what it was under iOS 4.01.

    I get an hour or two if I am lucky.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Even better

    It would be even better if Apple would give users a way to actually downgrade their OS. I know Apple wants everyone on v4.0 (regardless that it offers few advantages over v3.1), but it is just unreal that users are stuck with a slow and unusable phone because of some stupid "no going back" policy.

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