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    Default iphone 3G still alive?

    Is anybody here still using iphone 3G?
    I'd like to get some rough estimates of how many people still use the old metal. I think the majority of developers including apple has stopped supporting iphone 3G but some customers insist on its support.
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    Just got rid of mine, going strong
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    My friend loves his 3GS. He didn't get the iPhone 4 and he likely won't get the iPhone 5.
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    I agree that iphone 3gs has it own charm. iphone 4 is more like a Nokia style, but soon many apps will stop supporting 3GS i guess
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    Still using my 3G I bought in January of '09. Can't say it's going strong... my wife and I are impatiently waiting for the iPhone 5.
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    I recently setup a 3G for my Dad to get him accustom to iOS while waiting to see what Apple does with the 4S or 5 -- and that thing is painfully slow to me. I feel bad for my Dad but he doesn't know any different so he is OK.

    For those of you confusing the 3GS with the 3G -- my brother and my oldest son still use a 3GS and it is fine -- not a huge deal even compared to the 4 as far as speed goes. The biggest issue I have bouncing between the 3GS and the 4 is the retina screen.... hard to go backwards.
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    Alot of 3G out there fix them all the time
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    Default 3Gs

    my girlfriend still uses one.
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    Funny, I just charged mine back up in advance of Hurricane Irene...thought it would be good to have a backup device just in case. Slimmed it way down in terms of tweaks and apps, installed FakeClockUp to make it feel a bit snappier, and I have to say I was surprised at how well it performed.

    But no, I won't be using it on an everyday basis.
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    Yes, still using it... still strong
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    Still using mine but only for another couple of weeks
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    Well Iphone 3g is a good one but there is a problem with compatibility as its a non-principal iphone model thats why most of the developers and compnies dont focus o it, rather they care about the iphone 4 now and ignored this one, so in my view the best thing to do is to get rid of it on time and go ahead... or else you may get behind and regret.
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    Default 3G

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyHD View Post
    My friend loves his 3GS. He didn't get the iPhone 4 and he likely won't get the iPhone 5.
    That's alright, I still have 3G but it won't hold up for very long since it doesn't support the new OS 5,
    plus the battery life will be coming to an end, Mine is already acting buggy!
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    the iPhone 3G has better specs than a lot of the newer phones. 3G's hardware and software may be outdated but, it still lives!
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    Yes iPhone 3G is Alive and i am using it so far so good
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    I haven't used mine in a very long time but I still see a surprising amount of people around town with them. I'd say it's still very much alive.
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    I'm still using mine. She has her issues at times, but for the most part she's going strong. I'll be upgrading to the 4S as many apps I want for my phone won't support it.
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    still using one also
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    the 3G was an excellent phone! I know a lot of people who still use it
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    I was still using mine until I bought the 4s on Friday. The 3g worked fine, although I had trouble with Safari crashing often and had trouble scrolling at times. It will be great as a back up phone, but I am loving my 4s; it is so fast!!

    My son who is a Blackberry user took my 3g to use as an iPod Touch. He wiped it clean and added his own apps. He has an 80GB regular iPod, so won't put music on this, but did put some pod cast on it.

    This phone has giving us our money's worth!
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    I'm still using my 3G daily. It's fine, everything I need and all works so why change.
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    My husband had his 3G for 3 years until he upgraded to the 4S. It is in absolute pristine condition except the battery died pretty fast. But physically, the phone is in brand new condition. He had that thing protected really well and used invisible shield too.
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    They are out there in full use have seen some in great condition and some that I have had to replace just about every part ... They are pretty popular because they can be unlocked easy and used on pre paid or tmobile the software stops at 4.2.1 .. Don't enable background or muti task thou it can make them sluggish
    They work great but you can tell the diff between a 3G and 3GS ..


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    Default iphone 3g

    Yes, i still use iPhone 3GS. it is my favorite Smart Phone. The design of iPhone 3GS is amazing. apart from me many of my friend still using iPhone 3GS. But now after, iPhone 4S most of my friend switched to iPhone 4S. i am also thinking to buy..
    Last edited by jamespdavid; 11-25-2011 at 05:14 AM.
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    Default Need advice

    I have a 3G and the 4S. I have upgraded one of my computers (windows7) to handled iOS5 for my 4S. My questions is I have another computer (win XP) that I have been using for my 3G. Can I upgrade my XP to iOS 5 and another question can my 3G handle the new iOS5? what would happen to my apps on my 3G? Glenn
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