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Apple drops support for 1st Gen iPhone

No future updates for 1st Gen iPhone

When Steve Jobs began to announce the new iPhone OS 4 features last week, the excitement was palpable. Years of anticipation finally realized with the addition of multitasking as well as other tent-pole features. That was the climate of the room until the very end when Jobs casually mentioned during the Q&A that many of those shiny new features you were just made to drool over were not going to be available on the iPhone 3G (so iPhone 3GS and newer only).

At no point was our good ‘ol metal battle ax iPhone (first generation) mentioned. Steve Jobs has now confirmed what many had assumed. MacStories published an email between a reader and Jobs, asking if Apple will supply any updates to the first gen iPhone in the future.  Steve’s answer: “Sorry, no.” So that’s the word from the mountain. The “original” iPhone has peaked in its glory days and will be running iPhone OS 3.1.3 for the rest of eternity.

My advice: Don’t be the Zack Morris of the iPhone age, this summer will be good enough reason to just go out and get a new iPhone already!

About Justin Fox

A Southern California rocker who's really a tech-nerd at heart. Areas of interest include; music & recording tech, new/future tech, gadgets, digital photography/videography, and graphic/web design.

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  • bob

    OOOH! Look at me! I’m an ex-hippie degenerate that never got over the technological intelligence of the very person’s shoulders that I stood upon in order to get ahead. Now that I’m here, it’s important that I create a device that overshadows his accomplishments and prove to him once and for all who is superior.

    And so it goes. To the jerk with the cash goes the history. I still wonder why the Apple Fanbois still don’t get it. But then again…