I made the mistake of letting my 3G iPhone go ahead and automatically upgrade to IOS 4 (the new version of the iPhone operating system) the day it was released.
What a mistake that was! But how could I have known in advance? I always upgrade my iPhone right away, hoping that it will do more and funner things.
More and funner I’m up for, but slower I was not expecting!
Now when the phone rings (if it rings at all), and I go to slide the green button on the screen to answer the call, it’s rare that the button even responds to my touch, let alone react fast enough to actually answer the call. The phone has turned into one little spinning beachball of death with this software upgrade. [The suggested fix is in the last paragraphs of this article, in case you want to jump ahead.]
This video was so close to my own experience I howled with laughter:
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