nothing in the iPhone is actually obsolete yet but allot of it is not up to latest spec. The wifi does not support 802.11x (which is an extension of the 802.11g protocol) even though allot of other devices do. This would allow the iPhone 108mbs on wifi. Despite this he iPhone is still faster than my wifi portables that do support that standard. Also I think we have all seen the videos proving that the iPhone takes edge beyond 3g (suggesting other phones failled to fully master its power) What I am tying to point out is that while the iPhone is a sum of older parts it seems to. Be putting them to better use than overs are with newer tech.