Apple CEO Steve Jobs has confirmed via email that a new software update for iOS 4.x coming soon to fix the performance problem for iPhone 3G.
For those who are stuck with an iPhone 3G running iOS, there is some good news:
The new email came in response to feedback sent by a customer who expressed frustration over the performance of his iPhone 3G, calling it “dog slow” and pointing to problems with system responsiveness when scrolling, zooming, and typing.
I’ve waited patiently through 4.0.1 and 4.0.2, looking for a fix that will make my phone work again. I’ve read the forums that advise me to jailbreak my phone or use some other method so I can downgrade back to a version of iPhone 3, however I’m not prepared to use a method that is not supported by Apple.
Steve Jobs replied:
Software update coming soon.
Sent from my iPhone
Though there is no specific release date but the software update he is referring to in the email is iOS 4.1 which will be released next month at Apple’s Media event, where the next-gen iPod touch, and rumored iTV (Apple TV) announcements will take center-stage.
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