Before I upgraded my iPhone 3G to the latest iOS 4, there were many pages of apps which made it frustrating to quickly find the app I wanted.
This problem was partially solved with iOS 3 as it brought spotlight search function from the mac OS X to iPhones. So instead of manually flicking through pages of apps, a few taps of the virtual keypad and I could launch the app from the search result.
However, this did not solve the problem of sorting and arranging the apps easily for people who like to keep things systematic.
As with all new products and software, never upgrade immediately for there is a high probability of issues with a 1st generation product. In this instance, the promise of folders, unified mailbox and dictionary proved far too tempting to wait it out.
After upgrading to iOS 4, the iPhone 3G became as slow it brought back memories of using a HP Jornada running Microsoft Windows CE from the beginning of the millennium. How was it possible for Apple to release the iOS 4 for the iPhone 3G when it created such a terrible user experience?
Perhaps it was meant to be a compelling reason to encourage users to upgrade to the iPhone 4. Bottom line is don’t upgrade if you have an iPhone 3G.