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Howardsweb Level 1 (5 points)
Hi guys,

I have just come back after a week and checked the forums. I can see that 4.1 is still not a fix for the 3G. Even those who have some success with it report only 85-90% recover back to the speed we had with 3.1.3.

Unfortunately not enough people who have gone to 4.1 have come back and reported their experience now that a week has passed .. has it slowed way down as 4.0.1 did ?

I downgraded back to 3.1.3 a couple of months ago after my 3G slowed to a crawl despite every possible fix being tried.

*From the evidence here 3.1.3 is the limit for the 3G phone.*

Comments ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,417 points)
    Works fine on my 3G.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Works fine on my 3G.
  • rimshaker Level 3 (515 points)
    3.1.3 might be the optimal limit, but you can't ignore iOS4 forever, especially if you plan on keeping your phone another year or more. Theres too many fixes, security issues, browser updates, etc. And eventually all your apps will require iOS4. Check out the complete updates list:
  • Howardsweb Level 1 (5 points)
    Guys ... "works fine on my 3G" is a meaningless contribution - with respect.

    What 3G users, including me, want is to know how it compares with 3.1.3 in terms of speed, tie-ups, launching, texting, typing etc.

    Most posters elsewhere report that it is faster than 4.01 but not near 3.1.3.
  • rimshaker Level 3 (515 points)
    In terms of speed and snappiness, 4.1 is obviously not as fast, but I would say about 90% there imo. Personally i think the difference i observe is negligible, easy to live with. The only complaint i have is it takes an extra 10-12 seconds longer to power on than 3.1.3. But most folks leave their fone on 24/7 so its a moot point.
  • newtoapple142 Level 1 (0 points)
    too slow for me, I don't know if it is the amount of apps installed or not. But my iphone is extemely slow and appears to almost freeze at times. then kicks in and goes to the wrong screen. I was using the 3g with very little apps (2-4), before the upgrade and it was working great on 4.0.1 for me. However after upgrading and syncing to pc to Itunes 10 and 4.1(iphone) NOW it is horrible. Both phone and pc. there is another post about itunes10 and office 2010, which still as not been answered as well. I hope this helps and hope someone can fix these issues quickly.
  • Stephen Donovan Level 1 (0 points)
    4.1 is not perfect, but miles ahead of 4.0, 4.01, 4.02.

    I've had mine upgraded for a week and I haven't noticed any slow down. However I have noticed a couple of other issues.

    1. A couple of times my battery meter froze and didn't accurately report the battery level until I rebooted.
    2. Last night I kept getting "This accessory is not optimized for your iPhone" kind of warnings. I'm not what accessory it was referring to.

    However given the new features in 4.1, I will stay with it unless the problems I mentioned above get worse.
  • Howardsweb Level 1 (5 points)
    So no sign of anyone who thinks 4.1 comes close to 3.1.3 as yet.....
  • Mustang22 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am still experiencing sluggish responses on my phone. For example when I open my ipod I get a blank screen that lasts approx 10 seconds. When I open text, I get a blank screen once again for approx 5 seconds. The update did improve my phone as I was counting up to 20 seconds for the ipod prior to the update. I am looking forward to next years iphone 5 release. My 3g is just so frustrating anymore, sometimes I hate using it.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    I think it surpasses 3.1.3 just in the available features. Besides as apps are being updated, you're going to have no choice but to update if you want to get the newest features in various apps.
  • rimshaker Level 3 (515 points)
    I'm saying it comes close from my own experience. Is ~90% of 3.1.3 original speed not goood enough?

    I dont have a ton of msgs or songs stored but it takes exactly 2 seconds from the time i open Messages or Ipod and then shows up.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    It's also purely subjective. I don't see any speed difference between 3.1.3 and 4.1 but that could also be my memory.

    I'm not a gamer or spastic texter and I don't see a difference.
  • cliff Level 2 (285 points)
    As I mentioned in another thread, I get occasional "stickiness" and when I check opening FreeMemory I'm usually down in the single digits. Something in this OS causes memory to be taken even when apps have closed. I'm not an engineer, but from personal experience I feel memory usage is different somehow.
  • Monty1945 Level 3 (690 points)

    I don't see any difference in speed on the 3G, with 4.1 vs. 3.1.3. My old phone is a 3G with 4.1, and it's a little slower than my new iPhone 4, with 4.1, but my coworkers 3G is still 3.1.3, and my 3G with 4.1, are dead nuts the same - I can't see any difference.

    Now, neither of us do games, or play movies/videos, or play music - ours are strictly for professional business use. The email, the camera, and AirShare, and Quickoffice all work about the same, as does surfing, of which I do very little - the bloody screen is too small. I have an iPad, and a Macbook Pro for that.

    I don't see enough difference to get excited about.

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