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Iphone 3G OS4 problems

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  • catchcatch Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 2, 2010 11:37 PM (in response to iWfalci)
    I really don't understand what Apple are doing with regard to software testing lately. Just 15 minutes of functional testing with an iphone 3G would have clearly shown there is a serious problem with 4.0.
    Tip for Apple... Slow down, test your software.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), none
  • Shell26 Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2010 12:39 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    Im having the same problem as everyone else, when we pay so much for these phones, you would think the OS4 software would be tested on the 3G phone. When is it going to get fixed??/
    Iphone 3G, iOS 4
  • bym7792 Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2010 12:43 AM (in response to Shell26)
    Don't you get that they are phasing out the iPhone 3G? They want you to suffer to make you upgrade to a newer phone! Worked on me...iPhone 4 is on order.
  • DCIFRTHS Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 3, 2010 1:36 AM (in response to bym7792)
    moonbrian wrote:
    Don't you get that they are phasing out the iPhone 3G? They want you to suffer to make you upgrade to a newer phone! Worked on me...iPhone 4 is on order.


    It didn't work with me. If anything, planned obsolescence has me run the other direction.
    Unibody 15" MBP - Mac mini - iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Trev Ver 1.0 Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2010 5:00 AM (in response to DCIFRTHS)
    DCIFRTHS wrote:
    moonbrian wrote:
    Don't you get that they are phasing out the iPhone 3G? They want you to suffer to make you upgrade to a newer phone! Worked on me...iPhone 4 is on order.


    It didn't work with me. If anything, planned obsolescence has me run the other direction.


    Same here since apple has ruined my iPhone 3G theirs no way im getting an iPhone 4G any more probs get an android instead now
    IPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • DanielMaldonadoNYC Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2010 5:19 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    After installing the iOS 4 upgrade, my 16GB 3G phone has been "stuttering" on every operation making it almost impossible for me to get anything done with it. Hard resets have been unsuccessful at restoring the snappiness which the phone experienced in iOS 3.1

    Extremely frustrating (especially when driving and trying to operate the "maps" function which I've grown to depend on) and I've come close to smashing the phone on the floor on more than one occasion.

    Thank you Apple, for turning my 3G smartphone into a stuttering idiot.
    MacBook
  • Sambeck83 Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2010 2:14 PM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    I was happy with my iPhone 3G when it ran iOS 3.1.3.
    After updating to iOS 4, my it's been a nightmar!
    I have tried every possible solution found on this and many other forums to no avail.
    My phone is completely useless now.
    I even tried "upgrading" it back to 3.1.3 but I cannot dothat anymore.
    Apple, why cant you let people go back to the previous version of the OS if they arent happy?
    Can you please sort this horrible mess?
    Someone said the iPhone 4 is apple's Vista. In my opinion, Apple's Vista is iOS4 on the iPhone 3G!
    Dell Vostro 1320, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Useless iPhone 3G 8GB after iOS 4.0.1
  • dengrt Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 1:52 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    Same problem here with my 16GB 3G.
    I had no problem with downloading or installing the upgrade though, that went fine.
    Restored a backup after the upgrade so no loss of data.

    However, my phone is soooo slow now. Reset a described in this post does not help.
    General stuff like opening contacts, creating a new text msg, typing in that msg or in mails, opening the calender etc... are all so damned slow now.

    If I had known this before the upgrade I would have stayed at the previous version. As it is now, the phone is just frustrating to work with!
    3G 16GB, iOS 4
  • Jinbish Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 4:51 AM (in response to bym7792)
    Phasing out is one thing - but smartphones can come with contracts of 18-24 months with a carrier network.

    Degrading the overall performance of a device which might still have over a year to run on a contract might just encourage the customer to pick a new brand when the contract is up... Possibly one with a better RF performance and QoS (i.e. decent antenna and good quality phone calls).
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Aug 4, 2010 5:39 AM (in response to Jinbish)
    Jinbish wrote:
    Phasing out is one thing - but smartphones can come with contracts of 18-24 months with a carrier network.



    All iPhone carrier contracts in Canada run for *THREE YEARs*. I have over a year left on my 3G plan. I called Fido/Rogers (my carrier) last week to see what they had to say about the 3G problems. Even though their own web site states that "customers should upgrade" the iPhone 3G with the new software, they disclaimed all responsibility. Told me it was my fault that I had ruined my iPhone by installing iOSlow.

    They offered to sell me a replacement 3G, tied to a new three-year contract. Another 3G, for 3 more years??!! Now that's serving their customer.
    MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G (iOSlow 4.0)
  • revjdw Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    I have an 11 mo old 3G with 8 gigs, and loved it before OS 4 I was one of the fortunate ones, os4 installed easily, & have since upgraded to the latest revision. However, it turned my phone into an expensive paperweight due to slowness, etc. SOmetimes it would not respond quickly enough to allow me to answer a call before it went to voice mail! Following one of the responses to this discussion, I performed a "double hard reset", & it helped tremendously with speed issues! However, it did not fix everything, and I still have to turn it off & on several times a day so that some apps will actually boot. I am assuming that this is to "clear" enough memory so that they will boot. By the way, I have 4.8 gb available, so memory is not full. Also, a poor battery life just got worse! Any suggestions?

    By the way, way to go Apple. If I could, I would go back to my Motorolla and a PDA. I sure hope that a fix (that should never have been needed to begin with) is available soon,
    iPhone 3g, iOS 4
  • adsalter Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 6:34 AM (in response to tinajoks)
    I has this a month ago when my phone decided to lose all my contacts and all my photos. A so called genius told me i havent synced it properly and it was my fault. I was asked to leave apple cribbs because of my answer to that! how can they tell people its their fault when obviously its a huge problem!!!!!
    Iphone 3G, iOS 4
  • atlguy34 Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 6:43 AM (in response to iphones make me angry)
    iOS4 is crap. My 3G phone is almost unusable after 'upgrading to iOS4' because of how slow it is. The screen freezes up and the phone becomes unresponsive for a minute or so. I'm ready to ditch it and buy a different phone.
    3G, iOS 4
  • eovf Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 7:58 AM (in response to iWfalci)
    I cannot tolerate anymore....and I have Upgrading back to 3.1.3.....
    iMac CD, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • pilfro Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 8:25 AM (in response to iWfalci)
    JC, this phone is so worthless now. And no i'm not upgrading to 4 so I can go through this when they make their next phone.

    Apple is losing cred fast these days.
    iOS 4
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