The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is “looking into” reports of issues being experienced by iPhone 3G users who have upgraded to the company’s new iOS 4. Discussion forums at Apple, MacRumors, and elsewhere have been filling with reports from users experiencing problems with system responsiveness, battery drains, and overheating.
The most common criticism is that the phone is slow after an upgrade. There are also many complaints that the phone drains the battery quickly and becomes excessively hot. Concern about general problems such as slowness and battery life on gadgets isn’t unusual, but using iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G seems to make the problems so bad that the phone is nearly unusable for some people.
In venting their frustration, some users have even gone so far as to create parody videos demonstrating the iPhone 3G’s inability to run iOS 4 smoothly.