If you’ve been reading this blog, you’d know I’d rather sleep with my iPhone/iPad than Angelina Jolie (at least on a regular basis). Fanboy is an understatement.
However, iOS4 update for my iPhone – the 3G I waited 5 hours in line to get – has been a disaster. I tried rebooting. I did a full restore and then restore from backup. I even did a restore and setup as a new iPhone. And still:
- All apps – from Safari, Messages, Mail to all the apps I’ve bought, now run grindingly slow. They load slow. They respond slow to typing and taps, they close slow. Example: open Messages. See empty frame of the app. Wait one. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Click in the message line to call get the keyboard. Wait one. Two. Three. Four. Five. Type an SMS – but not too fast because the letters won’t appear. Click Send. Wait one. Two. Three. Four. Five before for message starts to send.
- All apps – from Safari, Messages, Mail to all the apps I’ve bought, now crash. Not repeatedly. Not predictably. And sure as hell not acceptably.
- I can play music or I can struggle through using a different app, not both. For example, I can forget about listening to a podcast while entering tasks in Things.
- With my iPhone 3G set as a new phone, with no music, contacts, bought apps, anything, opening stock apps like Calendar, Messages, Safari takes three to five times longer than they did before the iOS4 “update”
- Putting apps in folders works great and is a nice feature. One small flower blooming in the wreckage on my iPhone-centric life.
The Steve says “stay tuned,” and I will because even with this pain in the ass situation, I have faith that Apple will do The Right Thing and pound out a 4.01 that fixes these problems so I have a useful iPhone again. Take away the customizable backgrounds, even folders. I get I need to by a iPhone 4 and you can’t magically add RAM to my phone. But do it quick.