Steve Jobs confirms that the first generation iPhone won't be supported anymore

Steve Jobs confirms that the first generation iPhone won't be supported anymore
There comes a time when a phone has far exceeded its life expectancy, but early adopters of the first generation iPhone have been able to soak up a good majority of the latest version of the iPhone OS. Sadly though, as we all found out last week, the iPhone 2G was not ushered in being included in any part of OS 4.0 – which seemingly sealed its fate at the same time. There are still some owners of the original handset who hold on dearly to a shred of hope that things may turn around for the better, but one owner decided to ask the man himself if there is any chance for any future support. Steve Jobs replied to a message from an owner in regards to future support for the venerable smartphone that continues to truck along. When asked if the iPhone 2G would be supported anymore, Jobs simply offered a quick apology and clearly reiterated the fact we all have pretty much come to expect – no. Now it's pretty much clear that Apple is moving forward from their innovative first smartphone – so early adopters will be required to upgrade if they intend on experiencing all the goodies Apple has up their sleeves.

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Steve Jobs confirms that the first generation iPhone won't be supported anymore

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9 Comments

1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

how can you REALLY support a device with ONLY wifi ONLY when the OS4 is updating 3g hardware if need be...like driving a car with uneven shocks n unbalanced tired..its only gonna be comfy for soo long

2. jil77

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

Its 4 years old. Who give updates to phones that are 4 years old?

3. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

the iphone launched june 2007 so it would be 3 years old ;)

4. jil77

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

Ok your right 3 years, but still not many companys giving updates to 3 year old phones.

5. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

I Have A razr V3m That I On Occasion, Swap It Out With My Katana And Razr Ve20, And I Just Got An Update Last Month, Now I'm Using My Katana eclipse... So Sprint.

7. Rock-X

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

And thats why I like apple....

6. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

Its more computer than phone...microsoft is doing the same thing with its OS...

8. bbatts22

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Exactly, Window Phone 7 wont be backward complatible, so Win Mo soon will be same way.

9. ilia1986 unregistered

Guys just because the 2g iphone won't be supported anymore doesn't mean that its dead.. You can still load up on existing apps until 4.0 comes up - and when it does - its not like all those apps will suddenly stop working or anything.. Heck, Im pretty sure that you might still be able to install new apps, unless all the new ones are going to specifically require 4.0 That and the inevitable fact that someone out there will obviously make a hacked version of 4.0 for the 2g model - which might even include the multitasking (unofficial hacks enabls that to people anyway). Besides - the more high quality features an iphone has - the more support its gonna get, time wise.

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