Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:15 UTC
Apple So, I might not be able to do much work on OSNews due to my internship (I always wondered what tumble weeds looked and sounded like on a website - now I know), but I did know one thing: Monday, June 21, is iTunes day. This means launching that horrid mess to go through the painstakingly archaic backup/update iTunes/update iOS routine (and yes, they still try to cheat you into installing Safari) - because Apple released iOS 4.0 today, adding a number of welcome features to bring the iOS up to par with the competition.
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RE: Sigh
by bousozoku on Mon 21st Jun 2010 21:01 UTC in reply to "Sigh"
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

Yes, backgrounds, that is if your phone is 'powerful' enough. If you own a few months old 3G, you miss out on multitasking... And backgrounds :/. Way to go Apple, a nice way of treating your customers.

My next phone will not be an iPhone...


It's about 12 months' old and less powerful.

Now, if they bent over backwards the way that Microsoft was doing for Windows, they'd be much better off, right? It seems to me that we've seen that argument here, also, and no one was happy about it, either.

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RE[2]: Sigh
by danieldk on Mon 21st Jun 2010 21:40 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

They sold it up to recently. My dad bought an iPhone four months ago. Four months, and already outdated?

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RE[3]: Sigh
by bousozoku on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 02:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

They sold it up to recently. My dad bought an iPhone four months ago. Four months, and already outdated?


Sure they were selling it, but it was not the current model. Did you not tell him that? Did the advertising not tell him that?

I've found other devices available to me that weren't current and I would hardly expect, as quickly as phones (and other hand-held devices) come and go, that they would receive first rate treatment.

I'm not saying that it's fair but companies put limits on what they'll support. If anyone buys an iPhone 3G S next week, they shouldn't expect a lot of support in 1 or 2 years, even though that would be nice.

Imagine the poor first generation users who won't even get security fixes.

Edited 2010-06-22 02:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Sigh
by robmv on Mon 21st Jun 2010 21:42 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

Custom backgrounds not possible on an iPhone 3G?, only because it is 12 months old. please that is not excusable

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RE[3]: Sigh
by bousozoku on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 17:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Custom backgrounds not possible on an iPhone 3G?, only because it is 12 months old. please that is not excusable


According to this, performance was the reason: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/22/steve-jobs-on-lack-of-custom-wa...

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RE[3]: Sigh
by henderson101 on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 17:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Custom backgrounds not possible on an iPhone 3G?, only because it is 12 months old. please that is not excusable


I don't quibble with the planned obsolescence being distasteful, but the 3G is 24 months old, the 3Gs is 12 months old. The 3G has only got about 40mb RAM free when booted, so multitasking is pretty much a bad idea, as is compositing a background image.

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RE[2]: Sigh
by jptros on Mon 21st Jun 2010 23:32 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

My jail broken iPod touch 2g does multi tasking and backgrounds fine. I don't see much if any lagging unless I'm trying to do too much at one time.

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