So what exactly CAN the 3G do in iOS4?

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  1. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously multi-tasking is out, and I'm hearing to wallpapers on the homescreen. What things CAN the 3g do, for those of you who have had iOS4 for awhile?

    I have searched the internet for a little and most just found 'iPhone 3G will not have all features", which isn't very specific.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. f00f macrumors 65816

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    Not a whole lot. About the only things of value in 4.0 on a 3G are folders and the unified Inbox. There's no wallpapers, no multitasking, and overall I feel it runs very sluggish. I compare the experience of 4.0 on my 3G to my fiance's 3GS (also w/ 4.0) and let me just say I can't wait to get my hands on an iPhone 4.

    The 3G has outlived much of its usefulness.
     
  5. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Totally agree with every point. Had 2 good years with it, selling it a decent price. Me = happy.
     
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Do we not get the new spell check? Playlist creation? 5x digital zoom?
     
  7. bina12834 macrumors regular

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    Why wouldnt the 3G be able to do wallpapers? i thought multitasking was lthe only thing it couldnt do in iOS4?
     
  8. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    And ibooks as well. And i Hope it makes my 3G a bit faster/less sluggish
     
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  10. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Uh-oh.
     
  11. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    Some of this stuff is going to be repeated from above but:

    • New Dock
    • Spell Check
    • Folders
    • Unified Inbox
    • Ability to Sync Notes
    • Birthday Calendars
    • Ability to show multiple calendars instead of having all or one
    • iBooks (as soon as it is updated to be a universal app)
    • Create Playlist
    • Album Art in Album View
    • Ability to turn off location services for certain apps
    • More complex passwords
    • YouTube videos in portrait
    • 5x digital zoom (I'm not sure on this one because right now I have 4.0 on a 2G iPod touch so I can't test this one out.) EDIT: CaliKev confirmed this below.

    That's all I can think of for right now

    Also, you're gonna think I'm insane for saying this but I highly suggest doing a fresh install of 4.0 as in restore to 4.0 and then don't restore from a backup. I know you think I'm crazy but it will be less sluggish if you do this.
     
  12. CaliKev macrumors member

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    Here is a list of the features I've noticed while playing with iOS4 for the last couple days:


    - The ipod app shows the album art when you are playing an album

    - Unified inbox as others have mentioned.

    - Spell check will basically red underline misspelled words.

    - You can combine apps to make folders

    - Adding a contact is more streamlined

    - The icons are much more crisper on the home screen

    - Calculator app has a new icon

    - The tray for the 4 main icons on the bottom is different

    - Find my location in the map app has a different icon for some reason

    - Some of the settings have been simplified and changed

    - Game Center app is included

    That's all I can remember right now. not a whole lot of change, and GM runs really slow on my 3G. I'm really hoping when iOS4 is officially out I can reinstall and hope to get a smoother running version. Cause this is crap. Songs skip when I get a text message. Loading any app takes about 15-30 seconds.
     
  13. CaliKev macrumors member

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    Yes, with one tap on the screen you open the zoom feature.
     
  14. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Is a restore from 4 and reinstall apps, etc., rather than loading 4.0 and then syncing from a backup restore proving the 3G to be less sluggish?
     
  15. Deadman64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies, very helpful.

    Sad to see it's still ridiculously sluggish. I thought maybe it would be a little more tolerable. White iP4 cant come soon enough.....
     
  16. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I don't have personal experience with this update, but in the past, any sluggishness with new updates was usually fixed by doing a clean restore of the latest update, then adding apps, music, etc. without a backup restore.

    It's a bit of a pain to lose some saved games and things, but it was worth the speed increase.
     
  17. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    You could always just put the backup on there and if it is sluggish then restore again and don't put it on there. I went straight to not putting it on there because with 3.0 at first I did restore from a backup and it was sluggish but then I restored again and didn't put the backup on there and it was a lot better so with 4.0 I just went straight to not putting the backup on it.
     
  18. AaronE macrumors 6502

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    The 3G can have home screen wallpapers and multitasking with the right modifications.
     
  19. fastblack macrumors regular

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    I have a 3g currently and am mutlitasking pandora now, its a simple plist edit. Same with wallpapers
     
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  22. Deadman64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies lol. I usually hate when people do that, and sure enough I did it myself.
     
  23. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    That's exactly what I'm waiting for.... I may not upgrade my iPhone 3G to iOS 4 as it already isn't exactly a speed demon. I sure wouldn't want it to slow down even more.
     
  24. Max E Verde macrumors regular

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    Nope. See http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/ios4-software-update.html

     

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