Attention iPhone Discussion Freaks.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pennyroyal, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Pennyroyal macrumors member

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    The first iPhone was simply the iPhone.



    The second iPhone was dubbed "iPhone 3G" due to its use of the 3G connections.


    Please stop referring to the original iPhone as 2G.
    If that was the "2G" phone, what happened to 1G?

    Cool?
     
  2. GCmini macrumors member

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    a bit of a pointless complaining thread. but agreed. people dont like the fact that apple skipped a Generation. so they call the origional the 2G.
     
  3. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 3G is called the 3G because of the 3rd generation of technology, correct? So this would make the iPhone 2G because it used 2nd generation technology, correct?
     
  4. petemwah macrumors regular

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    considering you've just made 2 posts i think it a little early to be criticising other forum members, like it or lump it x
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    OK, so do we call you Noob or Noob 3G? :D
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. ;)

    Yep.

    Learn about cellular technologies and then come back. :p

    They skipped nothing. Also, learn about cellular technologies.
     
  7. calculus Guest

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    I'm much more concerned about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin...
     
  8. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Not quite the whole story and nothing but the story....:D

    The first iPhone was called the "Apple iPhone". Once Apple announced the iPhone 3G. They (Apple) rebranded the "Apple iPhone" the "original iPhone".

    Using the logic of the Apple 3G name, they should have named the original iPhone, the iPhone EDGE to match data technologies...:)

    Dave
     
  9. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    Not trying to be fussy or anything and agree with what you're saying but GSM is actually 2G and EDGE is technically defined as being 3G but colloquilly known as 2.5G :) just my two cents
     
  10. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  11. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    the first iphone was 2.5 generation so no
     
  12. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    The 3G is from the use of the Cellular Technology.


    1G- GPRS
    2G- EDGE (First Gen iPhone)
    3G- 3G (Second Gen iPhone)
     
  13. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 2G, 2G is simply a slang for Edge version

    iPhone 3G, 3G is for the 3G cellular data transfer technology. Somebody please learn more about it before going so extreme to waste bandwidth by creating a thread about this. Slang Slang Slang. Deal with it. Just like how people call the iPod Touch the iTouch.
     
  14. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't all of this in the sort of the same category as railing against people who talk about the iTouch? Yawn.
     
  15. Toadkillerdog macrumors member

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    A totally useless thread from someone with too much time on their hands, obviously....
     
  16. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Mom, iFerd used the iTouch word again....:eek::rolleyes:

    Dave
     
  17. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    GREAT! :D
     
  18. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Same here :p
     
  19. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Um, that would be Noob 2.5G.
    Duh.:rolleyes:
    :D
     
  20. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    May we please put this in the wasteland? Thanks.
     
  21. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i think that next time you are trying to find information about the iPhone 2G you should just type iPhone into google.

    nothing about the iPhone 3G will show up i swear!

    seriously though. i was in the apple store trying to find a case for my iPhone 2G and i said

    "hey is there a separate spot for the 2G cases - all that i see here is 3G"

    and the rude sales associate said

    "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE IPHONE 2G IT'S JUST THE IPHONE, OK"


    if you know that when i say iPhone 2G i am referring to the older iPhone - then why is it still wrong? EVERYONE calls it that.

    except, apparently, some apple employees
     
  22. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  23. akbc macrumors 6502

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    GPRS isn't even 1G either,

    The original iPhone used GPRS and EDGE technology only, which is part of 2nd Generation Cellular technology... Therefore, 2G is correct as well.

    Now the new iPhone 3G uses the 3G technology, so it's called iPhone 3G.

    iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G are both correct in every way, and I think it's a great way to differentiate the two. 2G is shorter than original.. LOL.

    Now the people who uses iTouch instead of iPod Touch... Now those people should...er.... yeah. :mad::mad:
     
  24. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    phenomenal post. :D

    That said... I kinda agree with the OP. Usually, we use "1G," "2G," etc. to refer to the generations of the product. Like the 3G ipod nano is the "fat" one.

    The iphone terminology is going to get confusing when the third generation iphone is released because the second gen iphone used third gen cell technology. But the third gen iphone won't use 4th gen cell tech. Hopefully apple will just give us a new name for it.
     
  25. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    I still prefer, the first iphone as iphone or 1st gen not 2nd gen
     

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