Is Apple Finally Addressing iPhone 3G Performance under iOS4?

Is Apple Finally Addressing iPhone 3G Performance under iOS4?Hope for iPhone 3G users running iOS4: after weeks of suffering under the radar, the Wall Street Journal blog Digits reports today that Apple is aware of the performance issues plaguing 3G users running the latest update:

Apple is investigating reports that the latest iPhone operating system causes problems for users of the iPhone 3G, after a series of complaints on Apple support forums and technology blogs. Apple is aware of the reports and is looking into the matter, a spokeswoman told Digits.

iOS4 performance on an iPhone 3G can be a painful experience – sluggish performance, poor battery life, many more reboots, along with vastly increased levels of user angst.  We’ve covered this issue before, as have many other websites, and Apple’s own support forums are buzzing on the topic.

Things are bad enough to even warrant the inevitable YouTube parody (which isn’t too far off):

I’ve been plodding along with my iPhone 3G and iOS4 for a few weeks now.  The Double Hard Reset has gotten things back to usable – though far from optimal – and I’m greatly enjoying having app folders and the unified inbox in Mail.  But please let this news be true!

My iPhone is my office in my pocket: email, calendar, maps, phone, solitaire – it’s got it all. Even if my 3G is not cutting edge, it’s worth keeping around.  I really just want it to work.

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Adam RosenAdam Rosen is an Apple certified IT consultant specializing in Macintosh systems new and old. He lives in Boston with two cats and too many possessions. In addition to membership in the Cult of Mac, Adam has written for Low End Mac and is curator of the Vintage Mac Museum. He also enjoys a good libation.

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