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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Original iPhone

Just a quick post about how much I miss my original iPhone. I pulled out of the desk drawer today and threw a charge on it. It still works great. It's only 8 gigs but it's providing some good music this morning while I'm at work. A little frustrating that this phone didn't even have bluetooth but I also found my old iPhone speaker dock so I'm good to go.

I still think this iPhone, even with it's low res screen and slow processor, felt the best in my hand and was almost perfect. I wish all the new features of my iPhone 5 could be placed into this old iPhone housing.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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This brings such great memories. I think I'm going to pull my 1st gen one out when I get home from work and see if it still works okay.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Err, the Original iPhone has Bluetooth 2.0...
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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I can't connect to a Bluetooth speaker. It can only use Bluetooth for calls.

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This brings such great memories. I think I'm going to pull my 1st gen one out when I get home from work and see if it still works okay.
If it doesn't work or you find that you don't want it ill but it from you.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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I wish I had my original one still, too. But I accidentally dropped it about 2 months before the 3Gs was announced so I got stuck with a 3G...

I agree, though, I think the form factor with aluminum was nicer than my 5. But the 5 is definitely a beast.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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Kinda looks like the back of a MacBook Pro.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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nice to see the original iPhone in very good condition
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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If you really want some nostalgia, you should restore it to iOS 1.1
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:58 PM   #9
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The good news is that the SIM card removal tool makes a wonderful fingernail cleaner.

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The good news is that the SIM card removal tool makes a wonderful fingernail cleaner.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:14 PM   #11
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That iphone is in great condition. I'm jealous. Been thinking of getting one off of eBay just to have
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM   #12
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The good news is that the SIM card removal tool makes a wonderful fingernail cleaner.

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Hey, great idea
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:16 PM   #13
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I bought a used, cracked, original iPhone off eBay just to have. $20, not bad. I'm thinking of replacing a crack it has in the glass, but I've heard it is quite an undertaking.

Definitely jealous of the condition yours is in, such a well designed product.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:35 PM   #14
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Totally agree I still have mine actually used it as a phone fore a month last year before the 5 released was fun really slippery without a case. I was able to get twitter on it! It was the only thing semi usable cause edge is horrible lol. Other then that it was an iPod like you did. Speaker is wayyyy to low, only problem I had.
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If you really want some nostalgia, you should restore it to iOS 1.1
No one has ever successfully explained how that can be done otherwise, I'd love to!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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i agree the original iphone is dead sexy...

however, 3G series, 4 series, and 5 series have their own strengths and attractive on their own rights.
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The good news is that the SIM card removal tool makes a wonderful fingernail cleaner.

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I did an oil change on the car on Monday and now I can't get the oil out from under there. What can I say, I work for a living.

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i agree the original iphone is dead sexy...

however, 3G series, 4 series, and 5 series have their own strengths and attractive on their own rights.
Is that phone 16 gigs? I thought they only came in 4 and 8 gig varieties. But it looks like it says 16GB in your photo.
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I did an oil change on the car on Monday and now I can't get the oil out from under there. What can I say, I work for a living.

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Is that phone 16 gigs? I thought they only came in 4 and 8 gig varieties. But it looks like it says 16GB in your photo.
I think they launched the 16GB version in 2008 or something...
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I think they launched the 16GB version in 2008 or something...
Yep. I had a 16GB iPhone, but I sold the motherboard to a friend for $20 and I got his 8GB motherboard. Then I ended up giving that phone to a different friend because they gave me an old PowerMac G3.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:36 PM   #21
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You got a bad deal there.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:06 PM   #22
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I would love to get my hands on one again!! Unreal.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:09 PM   #23
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I actually lol. Nice.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 PM   #24
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that it is.. it's 16GB
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:13 PM   #25
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I completely agree with the OP on the feel of the original iPhone. It was truly a privilege to own an iPhone in 2007-2008. The original and even the 3G/3GS felt best. I'd be totally fine if they came back with that design, even in 3.5".
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