iPhone OS 3 - is anyone still using it?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by moargolems, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. moargolems macrumors regular

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    Just fired up my backup phone (iPhone 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.2) just for nostalgic reasons, and I realized how solid piece of firmware this was. Everything is blazing fast and that old page scrolling is kinda sexy.

    Is anyone using earlier-than-iOS 4 -firmware anymore? And is Vintapps still working?
     
  2. mackerm, Sep 24, 2013
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    As someone who made a free tool for finding apps which work on 1st generation iOS 3.1.3 devices, I can verify that people are still very interested in using the older devices. There's a huge installed user base.

    Vintapps 3.1.3 was removed from the App store. You can read the details on their Facebook page.

    Just curious... how come you never upgraded your iPhone 3G to iOS 4.2.1? Yeah, it's slow, but you can play Cut The Rope, now that Apple permits "last compatible version" downloads!
     
  3. Daria, Sep 25, 2013
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    I'm just curious and thought to ask you this question: with the "last compatible version" deal, would it work for me to re-install Simplenote (that older version) on my iPod touch which has 3.1.3 OS?

    I have the most recent Simplenote on my iPhone 4 and in my iMac, so would each device get updated accurately in regular use i.e., will the old device be able to work in connection with the newer software of the other devices?

    When Simplenote made their last version or update, it wouldn't download to my older iPod. Stupidly, I'd deleted the old before trying the new, and then it was too late. So I'm asking if now this means that it's not too late. Or is this only for Apple-made apps?

    Sorry ~ you can tell I'm not very knowledgeable, but I'd appreciate some help with this. :)


     
  4. mackerm macrumors newbie

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    Daria,
    The "last compatible version" feature apparently doesn't list iOS 3 compatible versions. :(
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    nah, it was blazing fast w/ the 3GS :p

    Also copy/paste and MMS and everybody applauded it... had it on my blackjack plus a bunch of other stuff 2 years before it. The 3GS was my first iPhone and was great!
     
  6. Daria macrumors regular

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    Thanks for checking, Mac. You were so nice to let me know the information. :)

    I had the feeling that would be the case. It's not too big of a deal, as I have the iPhone 4 with all my main apps on it. The old iPod still works perfectly and so I use it for music and as a clock & timer and stuff. In that way, it's a help for extending each day's battery life on the iPhone.


     
  7. lewisweekly macrumors regular

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    WhiteD00r Firmware just proves how stable IOS 3 is. Its had millions of downloads and clearly shows the amount of people reluctant to upgrade!
     
  8. braddick, Nov 9, 2013
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    braddick macrumors 68040

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    "Millions of downloads"?

    Their own website shows 17,400 downloads.
     
  9. lewisweekly macrumors regular

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    Sorry that's me getting confused again... You are correct, I am getting confused between the downloads and Facebook 'likes'. My apologies, I must have been on there Facebook page during typing!
     

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