French carrier issues emergency iOS4 warning

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Liberté, égalité, fraternité and a baguette? Certainly. Apple iOS4 running on the humble iPhone 3G? Non, merci. 

Or, as an irate Frenchman wearing a stylish beret would say in heavily accented English: "Keep your damn Yankee operating system where it belongs - on the iPhone 4!"

Fortunately, French cellphone carrier SFR issued a slightly more eloquent statement when it warned against running iOS4 on Apple 3G iPhones - which was found to "significantly slow" menu navigation on the iPhone 4's predecessor.

"The warning comes shortly after Apple itself finally admitted to upgrade problems," explained MacNN, which translated the official statement. 

"The 3G is considerably slower than both the 3GS and the iPhone 4 and may thus have extra trouble with iOS 4's enhancements. Other problems have been reported too however, such as heat and battery drain."

Apple is currently "investigating" the issue and irate users have been left with little choice but to try their luck with a number of temporary solutions, including frequent reboots or simply reinstalling the older OS.