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    Hello. I am new here. I’ve really loved the paint scheme and design of the original iPhone up to the 3GS. I’ve seen that only a few providers still support the iPhone. I have an iPhone 6, but I simply using as just a phone, not really a smartphone. I just take pictures, send messages, call, and email. The original iPhone can do that, but I don’t think it is quite as good. So this is my question is: is it possible to put new hardware from lets say, an iPhone se or iPhone 6? I’d really like to savor the original design, but still have some decently new hardware and internals. I’d think from the SE, but it’d be quite a build to cram all of the intervals into the iPhone OG.
    10-26-2018 08:44 AM
  2. JML5150's Avatar
    No I doubt the logic board/battery would fit. Especially based on the shape change from the 3GS to the 4 to the 5/SE
    10-26-2018 01:45 PM
  3. Velonaut's Avatar
    No I doubt the logic board/battery would fit. Especially based on the shape change from the 3GS to the 4 to the 5/SE
    Thank you for the response. Do you think there are any solutions to simply enable it to use iOS 10 or past? I run iOS10 on my iPhone 6 and it runs well just like that even in 2018. I just want it to perform my tasks a bit more smoothly. I don’t believe it is supported by Verizon anymore either.
    10-26-2018 02:10 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Thank you for the response. Do you think there are any solutions to simply enable it to use iOS 10 or past? I run iOS10 on my iPhone 6 and it runs well just like that even in 2018. I just want it to perform my tasks a bit more smoothly. I don’t believe it is supported by Verizon anymore either.
    Welcome to iMore

    Unfortunately the original iPhone can’t handle any updates as the hardware is outdated but I would like to see Apple release a retro looking device to appeal to there diehard customers
    10-26-2018 05:10 PM
  5. Velonaut's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    Unfortunately the original iPhone can’t handle any updates as the hardware is outdated but I would like to see Apple release a retro looking device to appeal to there diehard customers
    I am amongst one of the diehards. I’m in the midst of getting an iphone xr since my iphone 6 is not opening gmail, strava, and garmin connect. All of those are the apps I use on a daily basis. I don’t like to buy icloud storage, but I have about 600 mb left.
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    10-29-2018 08:44 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    I am amongst one of the diehards. I’m in the midst of getting an iphone xr since my iphone 6 is not opening gmail, strava, and garmin connect. All of those are the apps I use on a daily basis. I don’t like to buy icloud storage, but I have about 600 mb left.
    Welcome to iMore

    It appears you need more storage on your soon to be Xr

    Enjoy your new device and a nice choice
    10-29-2018 12:07 PM
  7. Velonaut's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    It appears you need more storage on your soon to be Xr

    Enjoy your new device and a nice choice
    64 gb is well above enough for me. I’ve been running on 16 gb for just about two years. I also love the battery life of the XR.
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    10-29-2018 12:09 PM
  8. Tpence2177's Avatar
    It would be cool to see someone do that. I’m sure it wouldn’t be cost effective at all though. Probably the only way it could be close to even being done would be to build an original style aluminum back for the appropriate phone you wanted to use as a base model since almost every phone past the 5s/se have been bigger than the original iPhone.
    10-30-2018 05:16 AM

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