iPhone 3G's iOS 4 issues addressed soon: Jobs

There have been many complaints about the performance of iOS 4.0.x on the older iPhone 3G model, in that the two-year-old model, while supported on iOS 4, runs horribly on the new OS. While Apple has acknowledged the issue, and begun actively investigating it, there hasn't been much real news about a release to fix the issue, until now.

The response from Apple CEO Steve Jobs (it's well known that Jobs will occasionally directly answer end user emails), came as a result of the following email:
I've waited patiently through 4.0.1 and 4.0.2, 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.
Indeed, you can't downgrade your ROM without jumping through non-Apple approved hoops. Here's what Steve Jobs said in his normal terse manner:
Software update coming soon.

Sent from my iPhone
Soon could mean anything, but it's been noted already that beta versions of the upcoming 4.1 ROM update show improvement in the performance of iOS 4 on the 3G. Apple has disabled several features in iOS 4 on the 3G, including multitasking, due to constraints with regards to the "power" of the older device's HW.


Much as with "Antennagate," videos around this issue have arisen on YouTube. Check out this YouTube parody of iOS 4 on an iPhone 3G.

Via:  MacRumors
Tags:  iPhone, Steve Jobs, ios
Comments
mrbrownsound 4 years ago

Trust me, in the video parody; they didn't have to keep so many web pages open to display how laggy it really is. Just one web page open will do the same job. I don't use it as a phone anymore, just an ipod to control my itunes music playback sometimes, and maybe some quickly checking my email when the laptop isn’t near. It is so annoying waiting for the freezing to stop that I end up not using it at all. What apple basically did was make an old, but still good product of theirs and make it unusable for their customers who already bought it. Apple's priority really pisses me off.

animatortom 4 years ago

I already got your money, now waiting for the next sucker!

Sent from my iPhone

Diggynews 4 years ago

we have a lot in common. Picture parody ;)

check out : http://digger-news.blogspot.com/2010/08/forrest-gump-steve-jobs-and-antennagate.html

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