iPhones running iOS 3.1.3 or earlier cannot access the App Store, no comment from Apple yet

iPhones running iOS 3.1.3 or earlier cannot access the App Store, no comment from Apple yet
If you are still holding on to an older iPhone model – one running iOS version 3.1.3 or earlier, in particular, you may have noticed that something with your smartphone is not quite as it should be. We are talking about the inability to access the App Store directly from the device, which is an issue that has already spawned a long thread on the Apple Support Communities board.

The problem arose right after a software update was pushed out on December 16. Strangely, app updates seem to work fine, according to a number of user reports, yet downloading new ones is possible only after connecting the smartphone to a computer with iTunes.

iPhones running iOS 3.1.3 or earlier cannot access the App Store, no comment from Apple yet
Apple has yet to comment on the issue, so it is still unclear whether the company has decided to drop support for older iPhones, or is simply having technical difficulties of some kind. In the meantime, check with Apple support if you are having similar troubles, and do not hesitate telling us about your experience in the comment section below.


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30 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

I bet it's the former... Another dirty trick to force anyone with an iPhone 2G to upgrade.

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iphone is more fragmented than android devices

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

That's not true.

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

It might not be true due to the fact that Apple is just slapping version numbers onto their devices without actually receiving the full benefits of that version.

12. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Have you one of your usual link, hunter ? Lol

15. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

for general knowledge no

24. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

hunter, where is taco ? you killed him ?

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

haha stupid Apple, bunch of corrupt bastards

5. erwiin.blf90

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

I tried right away when I saw this article online on my old iPhone 2G, and yes, AppStore no longer works on my device. I guess it's a closing time for iOS 3.1.3, and my iPhone as well...

7. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

How old is your iphone 2G?

9. erwiin.blf90

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

based on the previous owner, it's 4 years old already, but it's been with me since earlier this year

6. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

That's Apples was of making more money from apples fan people. Its time for apple people to upgrade!!!! lol that is why i love google!!

8. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

And when was the last time your T-Mobile G1 ever recieved any support.

16. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

As far as I know (and I could be wrong) all Android phones still have access to the market...

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not to all the apps... good luck running Froyo as well

27. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You are somehow dumber than taco...

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow.. those are harsh words... man... i know I am at least smarter than Patrick StarFish... I dont know about a taco... what kind of taco is it?..

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

May be Tmobile G-1 didn't received latest updates from google, but atleast Marketplace is working fine on it and users can upgrade to custom ROM's......... Is there anything like custom ios 4.0/4.1/4.3/5.0 ROM's for first nd second genration idevices.......???

13. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Can you run those fancy Tegra games on your G1?

14. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

yes, they would be horribly slow, but you can, using chainfire 3D, canu run infinity blade on iphone 2G? no.

17. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

@droidberry- Idiot.

11. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

iTunes, the most annoying program I've ever used is still there for them to download apps from.

18. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Apple commented on this subject: "Update to a new iphone and you wouldn't have this issue."

22. Phonecall01 unregistered

Ha ha !! Awesome. Well said

19. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

ha ha!

20. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

first they rolled out a software update that bricked up the old phones. then just for those who still didnt upgrade (like my gf) they did this as an added measure. way to go apple. sneaky little angel of a company you... a devil in sheeps clothing.

21. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Interesting.... original Iphone need to updgrade.

25. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I think if your iPhone is still running 3.1.3 you need a new phone.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is weird that they talk about Apple wanting to upgrade when they only released ONE model a year as opposed..hmmm lets just say Robo ( dont want to ignite a fire) thats releases a new model every 2 weeks ( by the time you read my comment a new "robo" handset has been relased)... bottom line Apple is the best on upgrades thats why they released a redesign every 2 years...

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It just wor...

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