Apple Lists iPhone OS 4 Compatibility, Excludes Original iPhone and 1st Gen iPod Touch

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has posted a preview page covering the various iPhone 4 announcements today. Notably, they list device compatibility for the iPhone 4 OS:
    The original iPhone and 1st Generation iPod touch are excluded from iPhone OS 4 compatibility, while the 3G and 2nd Generation iPod Touch exclude multitasking abilities. Customers will have to have an iPhone 3GS, 3rd Generation iPod Touch, or iPad to access the full feature set including multitasking.

    iPhone OS 4 is due this summer. To gauge how many of our readers will be able to take advantage of the new OS, we've created this simple poll asking the latest iPhone or iPod Touch hardware you own. Note that we've purposefully excluded the iPad in the interest of simplicity:

    Poll: Apple Lists iPhone OS 4 Compatibility, Excludes Original iPhone and 1st Gen iPod Touch
  2. macrumors 603

    Mar 20, 2007
    I guess it is time to move on for those (wife included) iPhone 2G users. :(
  3. macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Not a big deal... But the 3G can run fine multitasking, and so can the 2nd generation iPod touch. It must be jailbroken though
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    Sacramento, California
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    3gs here. Jobs did say that the older versions were not capable of running multitasking, but in the same breath, they kept video off the iPhone when we saw it work quite well on the 3g iPhone (jailbreak).

    This will undoubtedly force many to upgrade to the new iPhone.
  6. J B
    macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Will there be a new iphone model coming out with the OS 4?
    if not, when will it be expecting an upgrade?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2008
    Yes, in July.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    If by fine you mean "works, but it's really laggy".
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    This makes sense, a new iPhone is coming out this summer so of course they're leaving the 3G out. Next year when they release 5.0 it'll leave the 3GS out! Haha they want 3G users to upgrade... :rolleyes:

    And really if you have a 3G this will probably be a worth while upgrade. I'm sticking with my 3GS but next year when it's not compatible with 5.0, I'll upgrade it!

    Edit:Leaving the 3G out of multitasking...
  10. macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2006

    And I have another year left on my 3G contract.:(

    --- but what I really wanted was a tablet that runs the full OSX -- On Verizon! This Tuesday!:p
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2010
    OS 4 seems quite progressive for Apple. Looks like they've been learning a lot from the jailbroken iPhones out there. One day they may even catch up :cool:.
  12. macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm planning on upgraded from my 3g in the summer when the next iphone comes out. It should run multitasking fine this is just apple trying to get users to upgrade.
  13. macrumors member


    Jan 28, 2009
    Oklahoma, USA
    Time to upgrade

    I guess it is time to upgrade from the first Iphone to a 3GS or wait in June see if there going to have a new Phone and upgrade then.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Cookie Jar

    Sep 12, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Kinda works in nicely.

    I have a 3G, skipped the 3GS and always intended to upgrade at the next update, so hopefully I'll wait and see what new handset we get this summer and I'll upgrade then and get 4.0.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Waiting a few more months really makes sense. With how great this update is....a new phone could add even more cool features.

  16. macrumors 65816

    Jan 2, 2008
    unless 4.0 was able to magically add a camera to the 2g and 3g touch I could care less. Still holding on to my 1G.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    speaking of the new iPhone model...

    Someone in an earlier forum mentioned that the iPhone on the screen at the keynote looked longer than the 3G S. So I went back and looked. It kinda does. Looks like more space between the phone speaker and the screen and top of phone. I also noticed the dock at the bottom was different (although this could just be the 4.0 OS). Anyone else notice this? Could this be a "hint" as to what's to come, like so many people wanted?
  18. macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Suprisingly, when my touch was jailbroken, and multitalked, it wasn't that much slower. It was slower a bit, but not a slow as my Original iPhone (non jailbroken, and at the latest 3.0.1 release)
  19. macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2009

    As there is no technical reason why the 2G iPhone isn't supported (same hardware as the 3G except for the cellular parts), for me it's just another scam (as MMS support for the 3G, which could just be enabled on 2G via the jailbreak).

    Don't get me wrong, at some point they have to stop supporting old hardware, but it's bad to lie to your customers and state technical reasons when you just want to maximize your profits.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    That's exactly my plan as well. I had always planned to skip a generation and sell my 3G to fund my new phone.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    This sucks. I got my wife the iPod Touch 8gb which is the NEWEST MODEL, yet it is considered 2nd gen and won't run multitasking?!? If the device can't handle multitasking, then the 4.0 update better be cheaper than $9.99. Otherwise it's not even worth it.
  22. macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2009
    This poll sucks, it lets you vote as many times as you want and counts them all :/

    Did Diebold code this one?
  23. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    (Probably) no technical reason for that!

    iPhone 2G = iPhone 3G -> Same SoC!
  24. macrumors 603

    Mar 20, 2007
    Um 3G's get 4.0 2G's do not. Next year 3G will not get 5.0 but 3GS will.
  25. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Due to the growth, most people have the 3gs.

    For those who bought the 3g when 3gs is available, that's their problem.

    2007 iPhone has been supported for 2+ years.

    Mobile contract are typically 2 years, so upgrade doesn't carry a penalty.

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