Is Apple Dropping Support For The 1st and 2nd Gen iPhone?Written by John Thompson on April 12, 2010 · Filed under Tech
If you caught our coverage of the iPhone OS 4 announcement last week, you may have noticed that Apple didn’t specifically note support for the original model iPhone, only the iPhone 3G and later. It’s now been revealed on MacStories today that Apple are dropping support for the 1st Generation iPhone altogether.
Steve Jobs replied to a customer email in his regular style. The email from the customer asked “is Apple supporting/updating the iPhone 2G in the Future?”, to which Steve simply replied “Sorry, no”.
So whether this is true in this case or not, unfortunately for 1st and 2nd Gen users, as the iPhone OS progresses, models will have to be left behind to support newer features such as multitasking. If you still own an older model, you’ll be stuck using iPhone OS 3.1.3 until you upgrade to a newer version of the iPhone hardware.
Maybe Apple will give the next model of the hardware, the iPhone 4G a new look in a few months? For now you can still watch the keynote and, you know, wish you had an iPhone 3GS? How do you feel about these developments? Are you disappointed to hear this or do you just naturally expect it as technology pushes ahead and the older devices are left behind?
Via – Gadget Venue