- iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
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.
- 09-01-2011, 11:17 AM #2
- 09-01-2011, 11:21 AM #3
- 09-01-2011, 12:30 PM #5
- 09-01-2011, 04:22 PM #6
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.
- 09-01-2011, 06:43 PM #7
- 09-01-2011, 08:19 PM #8
- 09-01-2011, 09:16 PM #9
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.
- 09-04-2011, 08:29 AM #10
- 09-28-2011, 10:10 AM #11
- 10-05-2011, 12:53 AM #12iPhone Beginner
- 83 Posts
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.
- 10-06-2011, 04:52 PM #13
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- 10-11-2011, 10:38 PM #17
- 10-13-2011, 03:22 AM #18
- 10-15-2011, 01:12 AM #19
- 10-17-2011, 08:54 AM #20
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!
- 10-26-2011, 07:21 AM #21
- 11-14-2011, 08:55 PM #22iPhone Intermediate
- 285 Posts
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.
- 11-14-2011, 09:50 PM #23
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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- 11-25-2011, 05:09 AM #24iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
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.
- 11-28-2011, 07:13 AM #25
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