So apparently Steve Jobs is continuing in his part-time user support role, and has answered another customer’s query on whether Apple will be supporting updates for the iPhone 2G (the original iPhone) in future.  The response is shockingly about twice as long as is typical from Steve, in numbers of words, and chock full of […]
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No More Updates Support for iPhone V1 – Do You Care?

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So apparently Steve Jobs is continuing in his part-time user support role, and has answered another customer’s query on whether Apple will be supporting updates for the iPhone 2G (the original iPhone) in future.  The response is shockingly about twice as long as is typical from Steve, in numbers of words, and chock full of empathy as well:

Sorry, no.

No OS 4.0 goodness for the original iPhone then.  This doesn’t feel shocking to me, or have me thinking that Apple is out of order in their approach here – as the iPhone V1 is nearly three years old now, and that feels like an awful lot in mobile tech (dog) years.  I agree with Jesus Diaz’s thoughts in his Gizmodo post – HERE – on how our computers are now getting obsolete more quickly as more and more of our computing is done via mobile devices.

I still have a V1 iPhone, that my daughter sometimes uses and that I use for testing occasionally. I can’t say I feel any great need for it to be updated to OS 4.0 though.  It’s not a device that I’ll likely place any money into maintaining when it begins to break down, battery and components wise.  Having seen the difference in performance between an iPhone 3G and a 3GS, it also makes sense to me that OS 4.0’s multitasking is not supported on the older iPhone family devices (the 3G and its Touch equivalent). 

What about you all?  Do you think Apple is handling support for the iPhone range correctly / intelligently so far?

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