It's sooooo tempting to upgrade to OS 3 :-(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I'm having a tough time deciding whether to upgrade to OS 3 on my iPhone 3G again. Here are some pros and cons for you:

    2.2.1 Pros:
    Built for older hardware
    Smooth graphics performance
    Better UI

    2.2.1 Cons:
    Typing in Safari is slower and laggier
    Can't easily close the last page in Safari
    No copy and paste
    No push
    No landscape texting/email
    Can't sync notes
    More and more apps are 3.0 only (iDisk)

    OS 3 Pros:
    Copy and Paste (plus tons of hidden features)
    Less lag in Safair
    Landscape keyboard in most Apple apps
    Push support
    Ability to send multiple texts without waiting
    Can close the last Safari page easily
    Stereo Bluetooth
    Easier App Store navigation
    Data detectors for notes
    Able to sync notes

    OS 3 Cons:
    Performance is degraded
    Graphics for opening apps aren't as smooth
    Seems to stutter more often
    UI is sloppier (various UI glitches)
    Voice Memos takes up another space on the springboard
    GPS hardly works or doesn't work at all on the 3G
    Can't clear a recent search in Maps without opening keyboard
    Graphic animations are choppier in most places
    Messages sending bar covers up persons name
    OS bogs down even more when playing music and doing other things at the same time
    3.0 was optimized for the iPhone 3GS

    I can't decide what I want because I waited an entire year to have push notifications but I didn't want it at the expense of performance loss. Seems like 3.0's main feature is to convince people to buy the iPhone 3GS. You know?
  2. gumball981 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Upgrade to 3.0
    Apple would never make a software update perform worse than the previous OS.

    It's in everyone's head, they look for something to be wrong so they find it.
    Do what you want.
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    3.1 is supposedly slated for end of the month/early sept so maybe wait for that one.
  4. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    The sending bar in the Messages app is really a con? Because that's a huge pro for me hmmm.

    Well, I have a 3G and I think it's definitely worth it to upgrade, even though there are UI glitches (like going to Spotlight, there's always this split second lag with the transition and the page appears in its entirety out of no where or in the Messages app when the text goes above the line of sight) and the GPS is OFF now, but still worth it for everything else.
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I would rather have my iPhone be a little laggy, and have over 100 new features VS having a fast iPhone missing out on 100 new awsome features. wait for 3.1, maybe that will help.
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Thanks for the continued play-by-play on your software versions. It's really quite interesting.
  7. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    You will need to update sometime, because some Apps will be 3.0 only.
  8. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    Hahaha, good one. 3.0 is a bit slower than 2 was. Screen transitions aren't as smooth as they used to be.
  9. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
  10. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    You are really annoying. Upgrade to 3.0 and leave the forum. Use your iPhone when you need to and enjoy life. Seriously, go outside. Play a sport. If you need to contact someone, use your iPhone, but if not just continue on with life. Stop analyzing insignificant decisions so much.
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I feel your pain TS, I have to upgrade my girl's 3G to 3.01 to fix the SMS bug and that lasg is going to piss her off. Gonna have to listen to some bitching. :D
  12. duky macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    North Carolina
    Are you on Apple's development team? Or how else do you know that 3.0 was optimized for 3GS? Just because the 3GS is a lot faster than the 3G using 3.0 that has nothing to say for which device 3.0 was optimized for. In fact, it could very well tell you that it was optimized for 3G and hence it's ridiculously fast on the 3GS. All of my friends' 3G's are perfectly fine; slower than my 3GS but I'm fairly certain that's more due to the fact that the internals are so much better. Do yourself a favor and stop wasting brain space thinking about this, upgrade to 3.0. Or don't make useless posts asking for advice because I don't see why anyone in their right mind would tell you not to upgrade and get all the new features..
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Brilliant analogy!
  14. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Stardate -314512.49 Earth Date: 7-7-2009
    Possible to downgrade from 3.1 to 2.2.1?

    Stardate -314496.04 Earth Date 7-1-2009
    Return now or wait for software update?

    Stardate -314498.78 Earth Date 7-2-2008
    3G Owners... wasn't 2.2.1 way better than 3.0?

    Stardate -314512.49 Earth Date 7-7-2009
    I think I'm having a breakdown...

    Stardate -314460.41 Earth Date 6-18-09
    [3.0] The Visual Bug List

    Stardate -314542.63 Earth 7-18-2009
    Went to Genius and....

    Stardate -314564.56 Earth Date 7-26-09
    How to Downgrade from 3.0/3.1 to 2.2.1 (working 100%)

    Stardate -314534.41 Earth 7-15-2009
    Anyone still using 2.2.1?

    (I used stardates because I don't think this person is from this world):D

    And the list goes on. Seems like you don't even remember your own post. Is that why your're TheSpaz? (Suggestion, drop the "The"):D
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    you tried 3.0 already and weren't happy. why would you think this time would be any different?
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Because, according to Einstein, he's probably insane.
  17. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Because he thinks it's going to be different this time. Why, because its a different day:D:D
  18. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    TheSpaz...I have a 3G and I am loving 3.0. Of course, I always like to keep my phone up to date though so anyway...
  19. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    He doesn't. He's just a troll that wants to waste your time in addition to his.
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    thats what im thinking. i mean did you or did you not post this spaz?

  21. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I think he just had too much to drink last night. This will soon pass, before the day is even out.
  22. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Stop calling me a troll. I provided pros and cons for both. I'm trying to figure out whether I want more features and improvements or a fast and responsive OS (in most areas).

    I know I've tried 3.0/3.1 before but I was thinking about giving it another shot.

    You know what "pushed" me to think about 3.0 again? I went to download an app I've already purchased (that I didn't have on my iPhone) and it was updated for push notifications so I couldn't install it. So now, I have to wait to get back to a computer to install it. Before you know it, other apps will be getting enhanced and updated and they might only run on 3.0.
  23. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
  24. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    maybe it's not an insignificant decision for him (and apparently it's not). Below the thread title the starters name is posted. You know what is really annoying? How people can see that someone like thespaz created a thread yet they still insist on clicking it, reading it, and then commenting negatively on something you already knew you weren't going to like in the first place.
  25. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I thought you only wanted to have one page of apps and of those apps, only one third party app. Had this thinking changed?
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