Who's still using the original iPhone 2g and loving it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Any problems with it? Other than maybe a few confused looks at the mall lol
     
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  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There was no 1 g
     
  4. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Dam you're right.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Many of them have developed burn marks on their screen. There are few apps that work for them now and many of the stock apps have problems with modern services. But other than that, they work well for what you want them to do
     
  6. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Why the confused looks?
     
  7. davidgolfer macrumors regular

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    I still have my original Iphone pulled it out the other day works fine.
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Because many of the young people bumming around in the mall won't know what it is. Heck, they might even think it's the iPhone 7!
     
  9. MultiFinder17, Aug 18, 2016
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    I keep my old 4GB in my bag as an iPod. It was my main phone for a bit over three years (2007-2010), and has been a nostalgiaPod ever since. I downgraded it to iPhone OS 1 a few year ago back, since I only use it for music, and its fun to remember old times with. My main everything iPod is a 32GB CF upgraded iPod mini that I've been using since before college. I enjoy my old iDevices :)

    I've actually been impressed at how well the phone has held up. The battery life is still decent; granted, it doesn't have a SIM in it, so that helps. Physically it's doing great. The screen has none of the issues that many seem to be experiencing. I have another 2G that is exhibiting some odd sparkling on black backgrounds on the LCD, but my old 4GB is just fine.

    I have a bit of a weakness for the 2G iPhone. I have three of them. One is absolutely pristine, and lives in my display cabinet. Another is nearly pristine and lives on my desk. The third is my personal old phone that's in decent shape and gets carried around with me. To me it's only decent, but it is miles ahead of almost all the ones that I see on eBay. The two display iPhones are running iOS 2.2, and the one in my bag is running 1.1.

    The pristine 8GB iPhone in my display case:
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    The lineup; 4GB, desk 8GB, display 8GB:
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    The lineup; 4GB, desk 8GB, display 8GB:
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    The lineup; 4GB, desk 8GB, display 8GB:
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    The lineup; 4GB, desk 8GB, display 8GB:
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  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You know what? That 2g is really beautiful. Thanks for the pics. I wouldn't mind if the next iPhone looked exactly like the 2g except thinner and has all the features of modern smart phones.
     
  11. OriginalClone macrumors 6502

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    I still have a iPhone 3g and original iPhone. The screen is smashed on OG iPhone, and the 3G doesn't start up anymore.
     
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    Nope to using it and nope to loving it.

    Sold my first 2G and used it to fund the iPhone 4. Sold it for only $60 measly bucks. Had scratches on the back from dropping it a couple times. Got another 2G the day Steve Jobs died. I didn't find out about his death until 8pm local time. I remember it raining that day heading to Laguna Hills and watching the cancer movie 50/50. I got it for $90 and sold it eight months later for same price.

    My second 2G was in fairly pristine condition too like the photos shown in this thread. I have a cousin next door who used a 2G from 2011-2016 until we gave him an iPhone 5. His 2G battery really held up well but it did get like three black spots on the screen. I only sold both of mine because while I like their design, only 128mb RAM. The screen would freeze everytime I am on the phone while I receive a text.

    Cool nostalgia but would rather use $30-$60 Android phones now like my Motorola Moto E2 4G. Much faster. My LG G3 Beat which people say is laggy (and I kinda agree) is also way better than phones released from 2007-2010. Rather use Snapdragon 400 and 410 phones than go back to both iPhone 4 and Nexus One from 2010. The Nexus Pne's Adreno 200 GPU was horrendous. And iPhone 4's GPU couldn't handle Subway Surfers or Candy Crush and were released only two years later.

    Single core phones with ancient GPU is crap to me. Phones by late-2013 to 2014 hold up better after 2-3 years than phones from 2008-2012 after 2-3 years later. All we get is nostalgia but better left in the past. I don't mind if Apple reused the design same way I wished Google and HTC reused the Nexus One design. Just updated specs, bigger, and thinner of course. Both iPhone 2G and Nexus One were nearly the same dimensions.

    2G was a little wider but shorter. I used my Nexus pouch to hold it too. Great designs for a first gen iPhone and Nexus. Both robust and comfortable to hold. Wished they revisited those old design. But would I ever revisit iPhone 2G and Nexus One? Nah. That's like going back to watch Saved By The Bell and Full House and laughing how horrible they are now. Still immature specs from 2007-2010. Bare minimum of 1gb of RAM is needed for me. Not 128mb or 512mb.

    I rank the iPhone 2G as my 10th favorite phone ever. Nexus One is about 6th. Both will move down the list when I get more newer, faster ones.
     
  14. MultiFinder17, Aug 21, 2016
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    I do love the design and look of the original iPhone. It feels wonderful in your hand. I'm not sure that I would want them to go back to the design, although some cues from it would be interesting to see. It isn't a design that has aged with remarkable grace, and still looks good today.

    As an interesting historical footnote, the dock that the original iPhone came with is one of two devices, along with the original Apple TV, to have ©2007 Apple Computer, Inc. stamped on the bottom.
    Apple changed their name at the January Macworld keynote that year when they introduced the iPhone, dropping the Computer.
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  15. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I do actually have a friend that is still using an iPhone 3GS as his only primary phone after all these years. Much more capable than the 2G of course and probably rocking iOS 6 I'd guess, but still. I hardly ever see anything pre iPhone 4 nowadays.

    I have seen one 2G in the wild, but it was a few years back in a small town at a local eatery. Even then I was fairly surprised to see one in use.
     
  16. G.McGilli macrumors regular

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    They didn't release the original iPhone in Canada - so - I waited for the iPhone 2 - which was in limited demand all over the world.

    I got a 2 through Rogers Canada - and then put it on Ebay - and sold it to someone in Hawaii for just under $1000USD.

    Took that money - and then bought an iPhone 1 16gb which had their prices drop big time when the 2 was released.

    Unfortunate it fell out of my pocket when riding my motorcycle at the time and ended up wit the scratches, and a dent on the other side you can't see...

    Jailbroken. I keep it charged every few months but don't really use it other than nostalgia.

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  17. Applejuiced, Aug 21, 2016
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    I miss that pawnapple:)
    Even though it brings back great memories I could never use it as my daily phone.
    Same reason I wouldn't want to use my 56k modem and rather connect to broadband.
     
  18. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I have one still that works but most apps I need will not work.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I still have one. I haven't booted it in ages though. I had about 20 of them st one point when I was selling ATT unlimited data plans in college. lol good times.
     
  20. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    The HTC Nexus one was my favorite phone, its the reason i got into xda forums. loved the shape, size, and the lighting track ball, i even had a mod to make the track ball light up different colors.
     
  21. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    man i miss mine at times, just to use it as an iPod for work or something. it was a good little machine when it first came out. sold it for good money though, probably would have kept it looking back at times.
     
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  23. 960design macrumors 68020

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    2g (8G) is in my car, connected to my radio as an iPod to play music. Still have the original box, headphones, original blue tooth ear piece and receipt with the initial release date and price.... nostalgia....
     

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