1st Gen iPhone And NEW FW - Short Question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shinji45, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    Is there any big difference beside the faster wi-fi for getting a 3G?

    My major question is - do all new (2.0+) FW's work on the classic iPhone? And if yes, do even ALL features work with the classic one? The appstore too?

  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    Only need a quick respond ^^ pls/thx
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Please search. This question has been answered repeatedly.

    The iPhone 3G has ... longer battery life, has faster cellular data services (but does NOT have faster wifi), has GPS, and cannot presently be unlocked to use with a different carrier than the one selling it.

    The iPhone EDGE has... shorter battery life, EDGE only, can be unlocked for any GSM carrier, can use any firmware up to this point (2.0.2; 2.1 is also expected to support the EDGE iPhone), can use the App Store and any app unless the app somehow requires GPS or 3G data services (but I think those all work, just more poorly).

    It is not known at what point future firmware updates will stop supporting the iPhone with EDGE; Apple has not said anything about this.
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