WTF is the iPhone 2G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KnowNol, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. KnowNol macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    There is the iPhone that came out in 2007

    iPhone 3G in 2008
    iPhone 3Gs in 2009
    iPhone 4 in 2010

    wtf is the 2G?
  2. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits

    Stands for the edge version/ NON 3G
  3. Psant macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    It's the original iPhone.

    It ran on Edge, which is considered to be a "2G" network.
  4. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    The iPhone 2G is the original iPhone that came out in 2007, people refer to it as the 3G as it didn't have the 3G connection, it had "EDGE" this is one step down from 3G connection wise so people just started to call it the iPhone 2G, sounds better than iPhone EDGE and it's less confusing than just calling it the "iPhone"
  5. sheaitisnotso macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    2g is the original iPhone. Remember that the g does not stand for "generation," but rather for the edge network like the above poster stated.
  6. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    There was no phone named "iPhone 2G"

    The 3G does not mean third generation. It is meant to be the 3G technology that the phone operates on. The first iPhone operated on what could be considered 2G technology, aka "Edge"
  7. violaguy5 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010

    the best looking one before iphone 4 came out :cool:
  8. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Still have 3 of those. 2 working, the other took a swim.. 1/2 works :D
  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    I did SOO love this design. It was the best match with their product line in terms of color and materials. 3G and 3GS didn't match their stuff at all but it's still pretty but I wouldn't have had my feelings hurt if they did the 3g/3gs with similar alum & black like the old 2g.
  10. violaguy5 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
  11. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    True that, if only it had 3G I wouldn't have bothered upgrading to the iPhone 3G when that came out, the build quality, battery and durability of the iPhone 2G was outstanding, it was my favourite iPhone until I got an i4 :D
  12. RonHC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
    LOL Facepalm

    yes, its a nickname given to the iPhone 1st Gen
  13. labrat1996 macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2010
    Lenexa, Kansas
    And I was using mine until last Wednesday! I never liked the looks of the 3G and 3GS. Now my husband gets to use it as an ipod touch! Mine still looks gorgeous with not even one dead pixel!
  14. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Loved it. I was an early adopter, and I remember sitting next to a friend on a bus in NYC and she went crazy when putting it up against the display of her own smartphone.

    I still have mine and am selling it to Gazelle.
  15. FortMOney macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    for some reason i think i saw that the EDGE network was 2.5G in terms of speed? or am I misinformed
  16. FMLFMLFML macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Wow. :confused:

    Just sold my "2G" for $100 on craigs list. 4 Gig model.

    I think I paid $500 for it. FML
  17. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2009
    Wow. OP you tend to start a lot of threads. Was this one really necessary?
  18. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    You ain't lying. I still got mine and the battery still lasts a week and change.
  19. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Man I miss that phone :)

    My 3GS is nice, but the original iPhone will be the one we all remember when we think about how it changed the smartphone market. I still have mine, don't ever plan on selling it either...

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