Keep 3.0 or Update to 3.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ssinohio, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. ssinohio macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    I'm an iphone newbie and before I get blasted with, "you should search the forums first", let me say I entered ' 3.0 or 3.1 ' in the search field and it came back with, "no results" !!! So whatever.

    Just got a 32GB 3GS (3.0) and plugged it in to my Macbook Pro 13". It has the 3.1 update ready to go, but should I ... 1) don't update and keep it with 3.0 2) update to 3.1 now 3) wait to update later.

  2. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    If you took a look at the forums, a lot of people are having issues after upgrading to 3.1, so I would take that as a sign to stay at 3.0 until the bugs and other stuff are fixed. For example, there are threads were people reported low battery life after upgrading to 3.1
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What are you future needs? Do you need to unlock? Do you need a jailbreak?
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    From what I've seen, 3.1 works great. I've been using it myself and it's been working quite nicely. If you've done any hacks to your iPhone though, it might not be worth it, as most of them are currently out of date. Otherwise, go for it. No problems here.
  5. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    It's guaranteed that your smart playlists will not work properly anymore - from having wrong songs in them to not being organized in the same order as they are shown in iTunes (usually random). The trade-off is you will be able to reorganize apps in iTunes.

    Worst case scenario it introduces the bug where usage and standby time goes up together and your phone dies overnight randomly. The 3GS's don't seem to be randomly locking up at least.

    Is app organization in iTunes worth the risk to you? There's no going back from 3.1.
  6. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    I too am holding from upgrading to 3.1. I've read too many reports of issues with the upgrade.

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