WTF is the iPhone 2G?

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

  1. KnowNol macrumors member

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    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

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

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    It's the original iPhone.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    [​IMG]

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

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    Still have 3 of those. 2 working, the other took a swim.. 1/2 works :D
     
  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    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

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  11. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    LOL Facepalm

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    You ain't lying. I still got mine and the battery still lasts a week and change.
     
  19. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    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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