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

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  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

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    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 demi-god

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

    ouimetnick

    #3
    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

    #4
  5. macrumors 65816

    ob81

    #5
    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

    #6
    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

    #7
    Yes, in July.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    #8
    If by fine you mean "works, but it's really laggy".
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    #9
    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

    usasalazar

    #10
    Ouch!

    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

    #11
    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

    atticus27

    #12
    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

    Silv3rF0x

    #13
    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

    #14
    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

    #15
    Waiting a few more months really makes sense. With how great this update is....a new phone could add even more cool features.

    Steve
     
  16. macrumors 65816

    #16
    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

    #17
    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

    ouimetnick

    #18
    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

    #19
    Scam

    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

    #20
    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

    #21
    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

    smileyborg

    #22
    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

    #23
    (Probably) no technical reason for that!

    iPhone 2G = iPhone 3G -> Same SoC!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
     
  24. macrumors demi-god

    #24
    Um 3G's get 4.0 2G's do not. Next year 3G will not get 5.0 but 3GS will.
     
  25. macrumors G5

    Consultant

    #25
    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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