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Apple iPhone 3G
Apple's iPhone 3G is allergic to iOS 4

Apple just can't catch a break these days when it comes to issues surrounding its iPhones. We all know about the problems involving the iPhone 4, but complaints have also been flooding in from iPhone 3G owners.

What seemed like a kind gesture by Apple to provide iOS 4 to owners of the two-year-old iPhone 3G is turning into a bit of a mess for the boys from Cupertino. Owners who have upgraded to the latest version of iOS are witnessing massive performance slowdowns, reduced battery life, and overheating machines.

The complaints started appearing on Apple-oriented discussion forums soon after the update was released; here are just a couple of examples from Mac Rumors and the official Apple Discussions forum (38 pages long, 36 pages long).

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is now looking into the problem, but declined to state anything more than that. IOS 4 for the iPhone 3G is already crippled relative to the versions available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (no multitasking, no home screen wallpapers), so it remains to be seen what else could be sacrificed to improve performance on the two-year-old phone that is using the same CPU/memory configuration as the original three-year-old iPhone.

TUAW has even made the recommendation that those who haven't upgraded to iOS 4 should stay far away.

Updated 7/29/2010 @ 9:48 am

Neowin reports of a "fix" for the performance problem that involves disabling Spotlight search on the phone. Many users are reporting that this restores performance:

To remedy the sluggish performance (or at least one cause of it) go to “Settings->General->Home Button->Spotlight Search-> deselect every option” and this will stop background indexing on the phone.

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RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Bruneauinfo on 7/29/2010 1:51:18 PM , Rating: 1
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RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Smilin on 7/30/2010 11:29:25 AM , Rating: 2
You're one dim troll.

Yes you should all be praising Apple! Why can you all not see that this issue is a testament to how great they are?

RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Bruneauinfo on 7/30/2010 1:29:48 PM , Rating: 2
i'm the troll? i thought you were the troll. or maybe everyone here is a troll. maybe this whole site is a troll!

RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Smilin on 7/30/2010 2:09:31 PM , Rating: 2
Your mother is a troll.

RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Smilin on 7/30/2010 2:10:23 PM , Rating: 2

fffssssssss... Ooh BUURN!


RE: Apple QC, blows goats
By Bruneauinfo on 7/30/2010 4:27:56 PM , Rating: 2
And a proud family of trolls that we are missy.

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