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Why no update for Iphone 3g?

373 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 5:25 AM by KiltedTim RSS
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Jan 25, 2013 1:24 AM

Ok, I have been using Apple for some years now and have spent loads getting up to date kit.  I want to give my old Iphone 3G to a family member to get them into using Apple.  Snag is they cant download any apps as the firmware will not support it.

The phone is like new, as I look after my kit.  Why wont Apple do firmware updates?

Maybe I should be looking for an alternative band...

iPhone 3G
  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to maguireware)

    If you are using iOS 4.2.1 on the 3G, that's it. You cannot upgrade. The 3G came out over 4 years ago and was discontinued over 2 1/2 years ago. If you want to use the latest software and iOS6.0.1 you will need to get a new phone.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to maguireware)

    It's too old to run the current version of iOS. If you can find a 4 1/2 year old Android phone that can run the current version of Android, I'm sure people would love to hear about it...

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