Originally Posted by WelshDog
Take a rev A 12" Powerbook 768MHz with 1 gig ram. Install Leopard. Watch paint dry when you try to do anything.
The point is this: if you did this, you can downgrade that Powerbook to whatever OS does
function on it. You're not stuck like we were with iOS4.
I don't understand why it's so hard for people to understand that the main issue re: iOS4 and the 3G was a lack of downgrade path
If Apple released an OS that rendered the phone essentially unusable when upgraded, then they have an obligation to restore it back to an operable state. I'm sorry - you can't tell your customers it's safe to do something to a functioning device that then causes said device to cease functioning. Certainly not without expecting that those customers will get pissed off. Really
pissed off. In this case, pissed off enough to sue you.
Apple sanctioned an upgrade that screwed up the phones (mine couldn't even answer 70% of incoming calls!), and then refused to address the problem. We had no way of fixing the phone. The solution was to buy a new phone. Period. Preferably one not manufactured by Apple.
Why is it so hard to understand that's not OK?
Introduce a downgrade path to iOS 3.2 and - poof! - no problem. Phone works again.
I'd like to know how many Apple defenders in this thread were affected by this issue. My guess is zero. If you'd had a phone that you paid good $$ for that stopped working, you'd understand.