Jobsian email axes early-iPhone support
His Steveness is 'sorry'
With the release of iPhone OS 4.0, the iPhone 2G will demoted to unsupported status, according to no less an Apple expert than Steve Jobs himself.
is Apple supporting/updating the iPhone 2G in the Future?
To which Jobs gave an even more straightforward answer, below:
Steve Jobs, man of few words (credit: ven000m)
The email header provided by ven000m, which can be found here, looks legit. And the brevity of Jobs' response matches that of such recent Jobsian emails such as his "No" sent in response to a Swedish trance DJ who asked if a Wi-Fi-only iPad could tether to the internet using an iPhone's 3G connection, and the comparatively verbose "Change your apps name. Not that big of a deal." response to a developer's impassioned plea that his six-year-old app be allowed to keep its name, iPodRip.
So it appear that The Man Himself has now officially let the world know that the iPhone 2G - which, presumably, refers to the first-generation iPhone, which used EDGE, not 3G - will not only not run the recently announced iPhone OS 4.0, but that support for it is also being dropped.
At least Jobs said "Sorry." ®
When will people learn?
Jobs is a git.
3G next year then?
So presumably (using same timescales) the 3G will be out of support this time next year. Yet can still be bought today, with a 24 month contract.
I don't know why I'm even surprised.
perhaps google should...
... make android available for any iPhone where the OS has become unsupported.
(Or announce that they are going to)
Really new 'features' ?
Rolling out iphone OS4 is cool, but lest we forget every other new Apple feature is some BS that should have been there from the start. OS4 lets you... change your menu background image!
This is a phone where you still cannot customise the SMS tone either. Fingers crossed for OS5.
Arguing from a position of ignorance
Obviously you are talking about a different Nokia as I have had nokia phones which have received updates for considerably more than 2 years (N95 being one example)
NEW FEATURES (I can shout too, impressive isn't it) for the iPhone, so the firmware updates add extra hardware too?
Oh actually just cut & paste and, bug fixes, app updates & fluff, they never for example fixed the bluetooth to actually do anything useful.
Sorry I was mistreated right through the 90s by Apple;
every motherboard used a different pinout on the RAM modules so you couldn't upgrade and bring your RAM with you).
Being unable to transfer your NuBus cards over to your new machine
Trying to force people to use only Apple branded SCSI drives.
Apple have a long and vernerable reputation for being money grubbing shits.
Like it or loathe it the iPhone is just one of a long list of make it obsolete (in the 90s 3 months was enough) and force your customers to buy again, again, again (repeat ad nauseam)