10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2013 3:28 PM by hrayrkt
JohnyboyNp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iPhone 3G NEEDS UPDATE !!!!!


iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2
  • ktinaa Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    Do you have a question?

  • Matrix X2 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    If you mean iOS 4.2.1, then no. Apple is no longer supporting the iPhone 3G in the iOS 4.3.x updates.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    It's called a 3GS or 4.

  • iphoneashley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does that mean the iPhone 3G is useless then?

  • masmeq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPhone 3G hardware is good enough to run facebook or skype (which are not supported now and require iOS 4.3+)

     

    Apple has been intentionally blocked the 3G support to make more money by forcing the customers to follow your suggestion. I believe 3GS and 4 will be also useless in a couple of years.

     

    This Apple policy is very annoying and I will definitely consider it, when upgrading my phone.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,635 points)

    Apple hasn't blocked anything. You have no clue what you're talking about. It's up to the app developers to decide what versions of iOS they want to support. Blame the developers, not Apple.

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,800 points)

    masmeq wrote:

     

    iPhone 3G hardware is good enough to run facebook or skype (which are not supported now and require iOS 4.3+)

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    Your device will still run with the older apps.  Just don't upgrade teh apps to a newer version which is not supported by the OS on your device.

     

    My 1st Generation iPod Touch still works fine, even though it is restricted to an older OS than your iPhone 3G.  Yeah, I can't run the newest versions of some apps, but the hardware doesn't support the newer OS, so I either buy new hardware, or live with the older software.  It's much the same with your computer.I have several great pieces of hardware that I can no longer use with my computer, because there are no device drivers for the newer OSes.  I either need to replace the hardware, or keep an older OS around just to use it.

  • masmeq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply

     

    Yes, it is possible to install the applications that you have already stored their previous versions in your iTunes. However, compatible versions are not provided by the App Store for new users or whom that have lost their backups. I read somewhere and I am agree that "they even probably do NOT include a simple iOS compatibility filter in iTunes to force you to see a bunch of non compatible apps to entice you in buying a newer device."

  • masmeq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    KiltedTim wrote:

     

    Apple hasn't blocked anything. You have no clue what you're talking about. It's up to the app developers to decide what versions of iOS they want to support. Blame the developers, not Apple.

     

    I read here (titled: Softly killing iPhone 3G) that Apple removed the support for 3g in the compiler. Thus, the developed applications do not support 3g automatically. Developers do not care if you buy new devices or not!

  • hrayrkt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    нужно собрать сообщество владельцев iPhone 3g и подать колективный суд на Apple за те деньги что люди платили тогда  они обязаны пооддерживать его работу до того как она сама не здохнит!!!!!!