iOS 4 on an iPhone 3G. It sucks. There’s no way around it, it borders on the unusable. Sure, there are tweaks — hard booting, close all Safari windows, turn of spotlight, have no folders. Even with all these in place, it still runs at a glacial pace, and continents are known to form while SMS opens up.
Luckily, we have an email from Steve (something we haven’t seen in a long time). And he’s on it. Here’s the exchange:
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.
And the response:
Software update coming soon.
Sent from my iPhone
I hope so, I really do. It’s a black mark against Apple that so many of their users of older hardware are being left in the dust like this. Hopefully, this will be fixed in iOS 4.1, and it will get here soon.