Reports: Apple Looking Into Slow iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

reports apple looking into slow ios 4 on iphone 3g

Apple’s iOS4 mobile operating system doesn’t just run on Apple’s brand new iPhone 4: although the original iPhone has been left out in the cold, the operating system does support Apple’s iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices (Although Apple has consistently noted that not all iOS 4 features would be supported on previous devices, one key differentiator being multitasking.) However, some iPhone 3G owners have been less than thrilled about the iOS 4 upgrade, claiming the new operating system performs poorly on the older handsets and substantially reduces battery performance. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal and other sources, Apple has begun looking into complains about running iOS4 on older handsets, particularly the iPhone 3G.

In addition to reduced battery performance, users report the iPhone’s interface is substantially less responsive, many applications perform very slowly, with even functions that are essentially unchanged with iOS 4 becoming sluggish.

Some users had been hoping that Apple’s recently iOS 4.0.1 update would address performance issues, but iPhone 3G users who were experiencing problems report no improvements. Some users have reported good results performing a complete backup and restore, rather than merely updating the iPhone’s operating system.

Since announcing iOS 4, Apple has been clear that not all features would be supported on older handset models, with the most-commonly -cited example being application multitasking. However, from a computing standpoint, the differences between the handsets are significant: the iPhone 3G packs jkust 128 MB of RAM and a 400 MHz processor; the iPhone 3GS has 256 MB of RAM and a 600 MHz processor, which gives it a substantial performance edge.

Computing

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro may be twice as fast, but can it handle the gains?

Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, delivering up two twice the performance improvements. The 15-inch model tops out with an eight-core ninth-generation Intel processor and discrete AMD graphics alongside a slightly tweaked keyboard.
Deals

It’s time to check out the best Apple Watch deals for May 2019

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch.
Deals

Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for May 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018.
Apple

Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for May 2019

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for May 2019.
Android

Keep up-to-date with the best news apps on iPhone and Android

Are the days of traditional newspapers and broadcast news dwindling? With apps this good, maybe. Catch up on the latest headlines on any platform with the best news apps on iOS and Android.
Mobile

Looking for love or just some fun? Cozy up with the best dating apps of 2019

Everyone knows online dating can be stressful, time-consuming, and downright awful. Check out our top picks for the best dating apps, so you can streamline the process and find the right date, whatever you're looking for.
Mobile

It’s nearly impossible to lose this solar-powered location-tracking wallet

Smart wallets have soared in popularity in recent years, offering tracking and RFID blocking, so I tried out the Ekster Parliament smart wallet with solar-powered tracker card to see whether they're worth opening your old wallet for.
Computing

Apple sends out invites for WWDC 2019, and unicorns are involved

Apple developers and fans alike look forward every year to the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, better known as WWDC. Apple has confirmed the conference will take place on June 3-7, and the company just sent out invites.
Mobile

How does fast charging work? Here’s every single standard compared

Modern smartphones can charge in mere minutes instead of hours. How does fast charging work? Here's a guide to the most popular standards, including Qualcomm Quick Charge, USB Power Delivery, OnePlus Dash Charge, and more.
Computing

The 2019 MacBook Pro is an impressive performance update, but not much else

With increased competition from Windows laptops, Apple could do with refreshing its MacBook Pro line. Fortunately, it looks set to do that in 2019. Here's everything we know so far.
Deals

Apple Watches get steep smartwatch discounts for Memorial Day

If you've been thinking about picking up a new wearable, an Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches you can buy. With Memorial Day sales from Walmart and Amazon springing up all over the place, now is a great time to save.
Computing

One of these monitors will look great next to your new MacBook Pro

Apple doesn't make its beloved Cinema Display monitors anymore, which makes finding the best monitor for the MacBook Pro more difficult. In this guide, we break down some of our favorites and offer something for every size and budget.
Mobile

The world can be your oyster with a little help from the best travel apps around

Traveling doesn't need to be a time-consuming nuisance. Our handpicked selection of the best travel apps will keep things simple, whether you need cost comparisons for hotels or directions to renowned eateries.
Mobile

Leaked cases show off the new iPhone's squared camera module

The last iPhones just launched, but rumors about the next iPhone are already surfacing. Apple's 2019 flagship could include a variety of upgrades ranging from a new design to enhanced features.