My iPhone 3G with iOS4 sucks, because...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Giuly, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Giuly macrumors 68040


    This morning, I missed two auctions on eBay for a PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25GHz and a Quicksilver 933MHz, both went for $1 each.

    In the meantime I was stuck with A) EDGE, because I was in a room B) eBay-App didn't load "My eBay" C) Safari didn't load anything and D) I was waiting for 10 Minutes to reboot the iPhone.

    Now I have to pick up 2 PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics) instead of all 4, worth $5, 220 miles away.

    God damn Apple, make it usable again.

    Feel free to continue…
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    You were trying to win an auction while on edge on your phone? Definitely sounds like Apple's fault to me.
  3. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040


    You rather don't understand the problem. The guy had 4 PowerMacs. I won the first on Edge. Then "My eBay" never came back, "Error while loading My eBay". I went outside, had 3G, still didn't work. Then I tried it in Safari, but Safari won't even load Google, before I even could type in "", the 2nd auction was over. Reboot -> Everything worked again, but I missed the 3rd auction and then won the 4th one. All auctions were about 5-10 minutes to each other.

    You didn't really have used an iPhone 3G with iOS4, did you? Actually it's the RAMs fault, because there is simply not enough in the 3G. But Apple should have considered that some people still use this device on daily base, and they need it usable. I can play Plants vs. Zombies fine on my 3G, but I want to use Safari and at least eBay, too. And don't miss calls because they are so delayed, that it only vibrates twice and before you manage to slide the receive-button, the caller is already in voicemail. Or dropping calls by pressing "End" with my cheek.

    The 3G on iOS4 is simply dissatisfying.
  4. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
    get a damn computer...oh wait, thats what you are trying to do...hahahahahaha
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Ok, Giuly, I feel bad for you. Apple never should have let 3G users upgrade to iOS 4. I understand your pain.

    But even have to admit that this dude was pretty damn funny.
  6. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    Turn off the indexing. Fixed.
  7. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Well, you can't use an iPad or a MacBook under the table :rolleyes:
    I'm trying now to get eligible for the iPhone 4 before September 30th. First thing you hear on the hotline is "As Apple has shipping difficulties, we're sorry for the delayed dispatch of the iPhone 4. To check your shipping status, visit X".
    Well, I just ended that call with my cheek anyways. September 30th plus 8-9 weeks of shipping time equals Mid-December. Lucky me today.

    Looks already pretty much turned off to me.
  8. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Was the item location in Nigeria and did the seller want you to support his starving princess?
  9. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nobody looks on eBay at 11AM on a Tuesday. That's why a guy with more luck then me got itself 2 Macs for $2. And then there was me, who has to spend $60 to pick 2 400MHz PowerMacs up. Just SOL today.
  10. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    My girlfriend HATES 4.0 o her 3g. So much so that she got rid of it and traded it away for a blackberry...Shes much happier now.
  11. stuuke macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    My wife's 3G iphone has been crippled since loading IOS 4. I update to 4.2 today and was hopeful that would fix it but it still closes out of programs and lags. She can barely send a text message with it.
  12. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Downgrade to 3.1.3.

    Don't share your hoarding stories as if someone cares.
  13. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    get a new phone, yours is very outdated. silly complaint in my opinion.
  14. johnlo macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    upgraded to 4.0.2. must better in speed. NOT far. just MUCH MUCH better then before. feels like i am back to 3.1.3 or watever it was b4 4.0
  15. stuuke macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    Tried it, didn't work.
  16. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Why would she even consider trading when she could have downgraded it back to 3.1.3? :confused: Obviously she didn't know she could but still...
  17. nate1220 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    downgrade to 3.1.3....

    4.1 will fix your lag issues next month! I was scared that I would lose a lot of value because I wouldnt be able to update to ios4 on the iphone 3g.
  18. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    The Rotten Apple
    I completely agree. I went from a 3G to a 4 and the 3G was very slow and underwhelming on iOS4.
  19. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Did Apple say they working on a specific fix for this?
  20. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
  21. woofermazing macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    You're using it too long.


    Sent from my white iPhone 4
  22. scott99 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2007
    Doesn't work for everyone apparently, tried this trick and it didnt work for me. Getting an iPhone 4 soon anyway.

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