The 3G opening and running apps more slowly under iOS4 than under iPhoneOS3 is not the equivalent of making it an "iBrick" or a "paperweight" though, wouldn't you agree? Irritating, yes. Inoperative, no. Do your three 3G phones still work? Or are they now being used to hold down papers on your desk or being saved to make a chimney?
Ever since iOS4 came out, I thought the general prevailing opinion was for 3G users (but not 3GS) to avoid the upgrade. The 3G hardware just isn’t really up to it.
Also, can’t you roll back to a previous save point in iTunes?
I did not say they were bricked. I said I am disappointed that the iOS updates did not address the slower performance on the 3G phones. And I also said that it’s hard to imagine that Apple did not know about the 3G phones getting compromised by iOS before releasing it.
Please don’t put words in my mouth. I am an Apple developer and am a major fan, but in this case they blew it.