The Best and Worst of iOS4 on iPhone 3G.

by leeannm on June 29, 2010

in iOS4

We were the early adopters of the iPhone 3G two years, and last week we upgraded the 3G to iOS4. How have we fared? Well, we’d like to report more….

• We love the folders! These have been fantastic in providing a sense of organisation on the iPhone. Everything kind of lived in a room according to how old it was. The room gets full, you move onto the next room. At least the folders give a sense of like for like living together.

• We kind of like iBooks but….

• iOS4 is painfully slow on the iPhone 3G! In our view, to the point of being unusable. New features mean nothing if the device is too slow to use them!

• iOS4 seems incredibly hungry on the battery. What would typically last us a good day of fetching mail, several phone calls, some music and surfing is now redlining well before afternoon tea is over. A week in, we swear it’s even slower than when we first upgraded it!

• Did we say that iOS4 is painfully slow?

• We have noticed on several 3G iPhones that Exchange Active sync calendars present their content, which then disappears and then comes back again several seconds later. This was not a feature on the 3GS.

We actually believe this is a fantastic marketing ploy by the Apple Marketing department to get iPhone 3G users to upgrade to iPhone 4.

Our suggestion at present is unless folders is something you desperately need to have on your iPhone and speed is not an issue, then stick with 3.13 on the 3G unless you have an iPhone 3GS.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

djkoon June 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

i agree. very slow. trying to find out if i can revert back to previous version. does anyone know?

pedro'o June 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

i think the folders are great in ios4, but you are right on the speed.

Phillip R June 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

iOS4 works great on my 3GS!

anna June 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I haven’t found it too bad, but I only have a couple of apps on mine.

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