3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2012 10:43 AM by KiltedTim
LHAT3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Could you please tell me why there isnt a new software update for the iphone 3g latest being 4.2.1?

 

Surely when you invest in an iphone and at the cost of them Apple should always provide update so you can actually use/download the apps?

 

Can anyone tell me if i can do anything to get better software or how i can use the apps?

 

Is there a software update due?


iPhone 3G
  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (18,045 points)

    No, no company supports all hardware forever.  The iPhone 3g is not capable of running iOS 5 (for whatever reasons) so you are stuck with the operating system it has now.

     

    The only way to use apps that require a newer version of iOS is to get a newer iPhone.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    Could you please tell me why there isnt a new software update for the iphone 3g latest being 4.2.1?

     

    Because the hardware in the iPhone 3G is insufficient to run the newer features of the newer versions of iOS.

     

    Can anyone tell me if i can do anything to get better software

     

    If you mean iOS, you can't. iOS 4.2.1 is the last version your iPhone will run.

     

    or   how i can use the apps?

     

    You'll need to find apps that the developers have kept compatible with older versions of iOS and older iPhone hardware. Or buy a new, or newer, iPhone.

     

    Is there a software update due?

     

    The chances that there will be any further updates to iOS for the iPhone 3G are vanishingly small.

     

    Regards.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (43,060 points)

    I paid substantially more for an IBM PC AT back in the 1980's. It won't run Windows 7...

     

    Just buy a new phone already...