Original iPhone to be obsolete on June 11th?

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psylichon

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Mine sits in a boombox on a tall dresser in my daughter's room in nearly pristine condition. The battery is probably pretty shot on it, but I wouldn't know as I never move it. I don't feel it owes me anything at this point but I'll never get rid of it, even if it stops working.
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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Europa said:
That's so ironic. I had a dream yesterday morning that I had to have an original iPhone. It was like a better late than never thing. My first iPhone was a 3G and I've had every model since that one. Since I skipped the 2G and I've always felt like it was a missed opportunity, I was checking Craigslist, eBay and even going to local pawn shops trying to score a 2G. I was just going to buy it, admire it, put it in a drawer and then keep using my 5. At the end of the dream I remembered that my brother still has his old 2G packed away so I was headed to his house to try to talk him into selling it to me. What a stupid dream...
That's not stupid. What may be stupid is my buying a forty-year-old calculator from eBay. :D
 
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It is a bit sad to see the original iPhone going obsolete. I remember that release day, first in line at the AT&T store in Lanham, Md, chatting with this teenage kid who was second in line. My sister showed up halfway through the afternoon and brought me a cold drink and stood with me the rest of the time. I think the store closed at 4:00 and reopened at 6:30, letting in five customers at a time. I was first in, first out, and got a round of applause as I left the AT&T store with my new iPhone.
 
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Napoleon PhoneApart said:
I wish I had kept mine for posterity.
I wish I'd kept my 16GB 3G as well. Not nearly as special as a 2G of course. I sold it to a friend in need who had destroyed his in a mishap with the stipulation that if he ever got rid of it I'd have first dibs. He destroyed it before he had the chance to offer it back to me. The boy is rough on his stuff. I do have the 8GB 3G my sister sold to my mother when upgrading to the four. I ended up trading my 4 to my mom for that 3G as gesture of goodwill and proof that I'm not as ruthless as my sister. :D Plus, I wanted it as a keepsake.

That's not stupid. What may be stupid is my buying a forty-year-old calculator from eBay. :D
Stupid? Maybe. More importantly, did it make you happy? Did it fill a hole inside you? There are things I'd love to own again that I lost a long time ago. Things that would fill a hole. A 1st edition of Deities and Demigods is one of them, just in case you ever consider selling. :)
 
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psylichon

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I think Apple keeps product lines active for repair much longer than your average tech company. I remember trying to get a warranty exchange and/or repair from Kensington when my AssistOne died less than a year after buying it (which was less than a year after it was introduced) and it was discontinued... they could do nothing but offer me another product or a refund! I made them buy existing stock from a retailer because they didn't have any of their own stock nor any comparable products. Ridiculous.

I digress... my point is that's not irony, Europa.
 

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I think Apple keeps product lines active for repair much longer than your average tech company. I remember trying to get a warranty exchange and/or repair from Kensington when my AssistOne died less than a year after buying it (which was less than a year after it was introduced) and it was discontinued... they could do nothing but offer me another product or a refund! I made them buy existing stock from a retailer because they didn't have any of their own stock nor any comparable products. Ridiculous.

I digress... my point is that's not irony, Europa.
I agree. Apple has been very supportive of their products.
 

psylichon

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I just wish you could install old versions of apps from the Appstore. At least to be able to go back to the last working version on a now-unsupported operating system. Being on 3.1.3 is, um... a bit limiting these days, we'll say. Even jailbroken it kinda sucks.

Had I known I'd have saved those IPAs.
 

chris

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#11
Mine sits in a sleeve case in box of misfit phones on my shelf.

I agree w/ Dave. My kid loves Netflix and she uses the iPad 1. The last update is painfully slow. Like her father, she has zero patience for technology that doesn't deliver now, now, now.