No iOS 4.3 for 3G

crypticlineage

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Apparently, there will be no further releases of the operating system for iPhone 3G. The iOS 4.3 page on apple.com states that it is only compatible with iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS.

That's ridiculous!
 

xAnthony

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I would recommend jailbreaking. You will get all of the iOS 4.3/soon to be iOS 5 features and more. But yes I was disappointed to see them leave the 3G behind.
 

zenio

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Apparently, there will be no further releases of the operating system for iPhone 3G. The iOS 4.3 page on apple.com states that it is only compatible with iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS.

That's ridiculous!
Yes it's unfortunate.

But the Apple we have today has a burning desire to take over the planet.

Sucking money from every customer they can convince to give it up.
 

kre62

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Yes it's unfortunate.

But the Apple we have today has a burning desire to take over the planet.

Sucking money from every customer they can convince to give it up.
You could always go buy an Android phone, then hope, pray, and WAIT for even one SINGLE update to the OS. Then you could say you weren't being screwed over....wait..

Looks like Apple might be taking care of its customers after all. iPhone 3G started out on iOS 2.0 by the way.
 

wordoflife

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The main feature in 4.3 seems to be improved Safari.
Adding whatever they did to Safari probably would have crashed the device. They probably didn't release an update because they had nothing to offer.

Granted, its 3 years old. And at least you can still use your phone as a phone. Its not like you need the latest OS to have a working device.
 

LegendKillerUK

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To be fair to the OP they did at least let the original iPhone go all the way to the end of iOS 3.x Although based on performance it's the gallant thing to let is subtly die off I guess.

By then I'll upgrade to the next iPhone.
 

JamesMB

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That's ridiculous!
I don't know why you think that is ridiculous. The 3G is three years old, and simply doesn't have the processing power or the memory to run 4.0, much less 4.3. Jailbreaking might make 4.3 available to the 3G, but it would be nothing but a big headache, that is why most people that have 3G's are still running 3.x.
 

awadeee

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Makes sense really, the 3G hardware is horribly outdated and probably cannot handle what 4.3 has to pump into it.
 

.JahJahwarrior.

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Are there any other companies who make such a good phone that people are complaining that their 3+ year old phone is no longer receiving updates?

I've had other phones that never received any updates and were obsolete after 6 months.

If anything, the crowd still using the iPhone 3g and not wanting to upgrade is a testament to the quality of Apple products.
 

Reach9

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Lol, well i'm fine with iOs 4.2.1, i jailbroke mine and clocked it up. So it is finally fast enough to properly use for me.
I'll be updating to the iPhone 5 this summer, so it doesn't matter to me.
I would've kept on skipping upgrades until my iPhone started slowing down. Unfortunately iOS 4.0 ended up slowing my iPhone 3G down, because the iPhone 3G's internals are more similar to the Original iPhone than the iPhone 3GS. I'll probably give the iPhone 3G to a family member.

I can't wait to get my hands off of this 3yr old technology.
 

crypticlineage

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If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.
 

JamesMB

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If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.
The 3G is three years old, contracts only run for 2 years. Some only run for a year...:D
 

wordoflife

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If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.
Yeah. How are you still in a contract after 3 years on iPhone 3G?
That's not right. I understand in Canada there are 3 year contracts ... but it looks like Apple supports it just until the contract expires.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.
Yeah ok.
Every other phone you will buy will not receive software updates for over 3 years. Most wont even receive any updates at all.
Your iphone 3G will still work, you just wont keep getting new features.
Either deal with it or get a new one. Carriers wont give subsidies away without you signing a contract. Welcome to the cellphone world, its been like this for over 10 years.
 

Jordan921

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If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.
That made me laugh. You want to be able upgrade without signing up for new contract?! that's pure comedy!
 

lostngone

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If apple and AT&T expects us to be locked down in a contract on 3G device which extends beyond their software support timeline, that is unfair. If they want to be fair, let people upgrade to iPhone4 without having to extend their contract for another 2 years and at the same price as any other customer starting a new plan.

Don't blame Apple for a contract AT&T made with people. Did Apple say they were stopping support of the 3G? I am sure is a security venerability is discovered in 4.2 they will patch it. Why should anyone get a break, did AT&T trick anyone or lie to get people to sign that contract?
 

ulbador

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You could always go buy an Android phone, then hope, pray, and WAIT for even one SINGLE update to the OS. Then you could say you weren't being screwed over....wait..

Looks like Apple might be taking care of its customers after all. iPhone 3G started out on iOS 2.0 by the way.
+5 to this??

I think Apple adopters often feel way too entitled. I had an Android phone that was stuck forever (stock after only being out for 6 months) on 1.6, and could only be updated via a 3rd party ROM to support even support 2.0, let alone 2.1 and beyond.
 
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acfusion29

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+5 to this??

I think Apple adopters often feel way too entitled. I had an Android phone that was stuck (stock after only being out for 6 months) on 1.6, and could only be updated via a 3rd party ROM to support even support 2.0, let alone 2.1 and beyond.
+5? that's it? ;)

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the OP probably thought that he/she could live off the iPhone 3G until it dies completely, and still, receive free updates.

by supporting older phones, you are impeding the progress of your software!

- sent from my iPhone 4 :D