Of all the iOS 4 mayhem that has been venturing thru the internet these past few days, it seems more and more apparent that users are publishing, tweeting and blogging about bad experiences and problems with the latest update from Apple.
Most of the issues are coming directly from iPhone 3GS users who are having numerous issues, being anything from battery life problems to stressing the reason why Apple have omitted the use of custom home backgrounds with the iPhone 3G.
On top of this, iPhone 3G users have also had a moan, but most ultimately believe that they have had the best use out of the device, and now is the time to upgrade, especially since the 3G is around two years old. This would mean that most users are now legible for an upgrade, if they went on a two year plan that is. But if you are sticking with your 3G, you might want to rethink upgrading to iOS 4 for the time being.
We found this video on Gizmodo, which shows two iPhone 3G’s side by side. One running the new iOS 4, the other running OS 3.1.3. In the video, you can see which of the two phones runs faster when running a number of different applications.
iPhone 3G users are not getting anything amazing by upgrading. They are not getting custom backgrounds, Bluetooth keyboard support, data protection, or even multitasking. The only real significant update they are getting is application folders and threaded emails.
So if you have updated your iPhone 3G, and have gone from a fairly fast bit of kit to a sluggish but usable phone, I recommend that maybe you switch back to your old software and wait for the iPhone 4 if you really want to see a difference.
What are your experiences with iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G?