iPhone 2G also getting comfy with iPhone OS 4.0 down the road?

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iPhone 2G also getting comfy with iPhone OS 4.0 down the road?
Even to this day, the original iPhone 2G can still somehow manage to cause some people to take notice as its aluminum rear cover exudes that polished feel that doesn't quite feel the same with the glossy black plastic casing of the current iPhone 3GS. Conversely, there is a stark difference in performance between the two handsets – which is the sole Achilles Heel for the iPhone 2G as it's being shunned from iPhone OS 4.0. Thankfully it doesn't mean that it's not possible for the aging handset to play host to the upcoming latest version of the iPhone OS as there are hackers out there that are attempting to do the impossible. Although the original iPhone was given free firmware upgrades to iPhone OS 3.1.3, Apple hastily applied the brakes for further upgrade support for it. Apparently the group of people over at fittingstorm are doing their part in rewriting the iPhone OS 4.0 beta and provide a custom software which will be able to run on the aging iPhone 2G handset. They're looking at all the fine details of it and fine tuning things as they continue to study the architecture of the previously released Apple firmware. In the end, owners of the iPhone 2G can hold on to that glimmer of hope and shun away those temptations of upgrading to a newer and supported iPhone.

Apple iPhone 2G Specifications | Review
Apple iPhone 3GS Specifications | Review
Apple iPhone 4 Preliminary Specifications

source: fittingstorm via Phones Review

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13 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

I still don't get it. The iPhone 2G and 3G have exactly the same hardware (CPU speed, ram, chipset), the only difference is AGPS and 3G support on the 3g.. Why withold 4.0 from the 2g, but do give it to 3g?

2. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

$$$

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Okay.. then why not make the 4.0 not for free but for a cost for the 3g and 3gs?

4. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Heh sorry I should have clarified my last statement, I think they just really want to push people away from the iPhone 2G, and towards buying an iPhone 3G or preferably an iPhone 3GS. That's the only reason I can see for witholding 4.0 from the 2G. They probably should have done what they do with the iPod touches, and make the updates available for $10, instead of not making it available at all. Similar reasoning may have been behind not allowing multitasking on the 3G, so that people will be more inclined to buy the 3GS, but that could be a hardware issue as well. There were times when my (jailbroken)iPhone 3G would really drag if I had more than a couple programs running at a time.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

If they wanted ppl to switch to newer phones - why have 4.0 on the 3g then? there are a lot more 3g users than 2g ones..

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Why would anyone want an IPHONE 2G, slow as heck, phone?? No faster than my 400 Mhz processor TILT I (mod).

6. ilia1986 unregistered

You do realize that the 3g has the exact same speed, do you? and the 3g still sells.

9. Tokyudo

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

iPhone 3G has a 600 mhz processor while the 2G has a 412 mhz processor. I think a retarded monkey could tell you that those speeds aren't the same.

10. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

:)

11. Tokyudo

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

I stand corrected. I totally forgot there was a 3G and 3Gs.

12. ilia1986 unregistered

lol.. you speak as if the 3g came out decades ago. and yes - the 3gs was the one with the improved specs.. but I don't recall anyone complaining about the speed of the 3g before then.

8. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

i detect an apple fanboy vs. android fanboy flame war starting soon

13. matistight

Posts: 892; Member since: May 13, 2009

i like your thinking hahah.

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