A trick to force you to upgrade? Many of you have noticed a decrease of performance in your iPhone 3G after theJailbreakiOS4_0_1 recent upgrade to the iOS 4.0. Looks like Apple is not content with breaking of its iPhone 4 that they went ahead to break a perfectly running model.

Is Apple desperate? It sure looks like it with a plan to stop people from going back to their old phones after it was reported that their was a design flaw in the iPhone 4. The software update which was to make things better actually made it worse for the 3G model.

Many owners of the iPhone 3G model complained that their phones were barely usable after the recent iOS 4 and another iOS 4.0.1 update.

The iPhone 3G after the update is very slow with the SMS app taking 30 seconds to launch and the Safari OS freezing regularly. Apple didn’t make it any easier by not letting users roll back to their backed up versions that worked well.

Did Apple test its software on 3G phones at all, or was it a deliberate attempt to trick customers and to force them to upgrade? Some sources in support of Apple claimed that the iPhone 3G is crippled because of its slower processor speed. iPhone 3G runs at 400MHz while the iPhone 4 runs at 1GHz offering more than twice as much speed.

However that is no reason for Apple to release an inappropriate patch that cripples a perfectly running phone.

This is not looking good towards Apples part and if at all Apple did this to force you to upgrade, its just bad business. Do you have an iPhone 3G and experienced the same issue, please share with us.