1. Nicky1983's Avatar
    I liked the first generation iPhone but it took me a while to warm up to buying it...finally one day (before i paid any attention to the blogs and websites that discussed this stuff), i went out and bought it and loved it...then i looked online to see if there was any way to make custom ring tones and found out about the 3G (which was releasing like a month after i bought it)...i found out that they were giving an upgrade to people who bought the first gen, and were refunding the purchase cost of the iPhone we had (i paid $400 or whatever it was because i didn't want to extend my contract)...

    Flash forward to a few weeks later and me and the wife were waiting outside of the AT&T store for the 3G, and ended up getting both of the 3G's (me and my wife's) for the money i paid for the first generation...worked out perfectly.
    That's the same thing that happen to me. When I finally got the money for it found our the 3G was coming out. I got a full refund and stood in line to get the 3G. Had a blackberry pearl before my iPhone. Have had every generation since.
    07-30-2011 07:46 AM
  2. GingaNinja's Avatar
    I still have mine, and I still use it as my main phone, jailbroken of course!

    I bought it off Ebay after the 3G came out, and I figured that it would be a bit cheaper just before Christmas, as people madly tried to get rid of them to get a 3G for Christmas.

    I started out without a contract, using my old sim, so had to jailbreak and unlock as soon as I received it. I have never had data, which sounds a bit odd, considering it's almost crippled without data, but I didn't see the point as I have wifi at home and at work. The only time I miss it is on holiday.

    Since then, I got a company Blackberry, but found it a pain to use, so move the sim over to my iPhone (without data still).

    I have also bought an iPad which has taken over most of the internet stuff I used to do on the iPhone. I think at some point I will need to get a new phone, but when? And would it be worth thinking about an Android? Heaven forbid....
    10-07-2011 05:47 AM
  3. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    GingaNinja, I'd recommend trying out the latest and greatest in iPhone before thinking about making the switch to Android. It seems like you already have taken quite an interest in both the iPad and original iPhone so I think you'd be very pleased with the 4/4S.
    10-07-2011 09:24 AM
  4. Igor's Avatar
    My old 2G looks like a tank run over it, LOL)))))
    10-11-2011 07:09 AM
  5. f00lishDevTeam's Avatar
    I think the original iPhone has the better design
    10-19-2011 01:46 PM
  6. Bio_Nature_Doc's Avatar
    Hey there anyone who stops by this page, thanks for reading this far. A friend is giving me an original iPhone (now called the 2G). I am new to iPhone (have been impressed with other people's), and have given up on trying to manage this Blackberry (it has dropped the onscreen Send button on my online web-accessed Hotmail account, and later it somehow won't recognize my Memos anymore).

    I'd considered the new $99 iPhone4 8GB, but today my friend said that I could have his original 2G.

    I'm wondering if there is a place where I can go to get tips on how to be sure the old phone is up to date regarding patches, etc.

    I still have a Palm Tungsten which I use for my Memos, and my Contacts list (and my Scrabble and World Clock). Is there a forum or place where I can get answers for likely concerns about transferring Memos and Contacts to the 2G?

    Maybe it is time for me to pay some money and go with the iPhone4, but the opportunity to save money (the phone is a gift), and to use a low-cost carrier, would save over $250 a year.

    I like the press about iPhone4, but at this time I need to be watchful for what I spend money on.

    I'm studying for an exam that will help me get a different kind of work, and there are study Apps that I can't use on the Blackberry.

    Wow, my friend's offer came just a couple hours ago and the online searching for info about the iPhone has been mind-expanding. I'm glad for this thread.

    Will any of you continue using the original iPhone? Or do you have heads-up tips that could help me survive with a 2G platform?

    Thanks for the fascinating set of posts.

    I'm glad for Steve Jobs, so glad he was such a creative genius.
    Last edited by iPhone_2G_inheritor; 10-24-2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Newbie: Checking to see if replies will be sent to my email
    10-24-2011 07:03 PM
  7. moisasgesnb's Avatar
    very remakerble phone. but Sooooo old.
    10-24-2011 11:16 PM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I messed with a 2g the other day. Someone left it behind in the terminal. It was sad. So so sad.
    12-27-2011 11:41 AM
  9. xandermac's Avatar
    I have a 16gb 1st gen iPhone. I originally had the 4gb that I bought the Monday after the release, just walked in, no waiting. Then I had 2 of the 8gb models and finally the 16gb (all in the one year!). My 16gb is running whited00r but I rarely touch it. I skipped all the other iPhones until the 4s. Loving my 4s.

    I'll post a photo of the 16gb later. It's still in perfect shape except for a part of the metal case where I had the battery replaced, the phone murdering shop is responsible for that!

    These are of one of the 8gb ones I owned.









    My 16gb. Not bad shape for its age.






    Sent from my iPhone4s using Tapatalk
    Last edited by xandermac; 12-28-2011 at 10:25 PM.
    12-28-2011 03:16 PM
  10. ashu44's Avatar
    awesome bro its cool....................please do me a favor share some more pics about this..............
    01-06-2012 03:03 AM
  11. aadesh.aakash's Avatar
    Oh my goodness George! Yours is super beat up! Haha.

    The iPhone 2G was my 2nd Apple product. My first was a 1st gen iPod nano. I have since purchased, in order: iPhone 3G, late 2008 13" aluminum MacBook, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and 2011 27" iMac. I stood in line for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPhone 4, and iPad 2.
    yes i m the i phone original owner
    01-14-2012 07:46 PM
  12. Olegarhas's Avatar
    yes i m the i phone original owner
    me too. from 2008
    03-04-2012 11:25 AM
  13. aceofspadesxx's Avatar
    I did own the first iphone..sadly though it didnt survive..its now resting deep down in the ocean
    03-04-2012 05:11 PM
  14. dunn.brian's Avatar
    I own an original iPhone, 3 iPhone 3Gs (not 3GSs) and an iPhone 4. The original and the 3Gs are slower but durable. On my original, the screen is shattered, metal jagged and bent and it has been through the washer a few times. It has some LCD display issues and water marks under the screen, but works just fine.

    It was a remarkable phone in its day, but I would recommend the 4. The original iPhone is stuck on 3.1.3 and is not compatible with many of the apps on the app store now.
    03-06-2012 09:26 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    I still have my Original iPhone 8 gig model. I keep it for strictly sentimental value and sometimes I use it a a iPod. When I left AT&T for Sprint before Sprint got the iPhone I used a BB but when I would travel out of the US I used my OG iPhone to make calls on Skype. It's still a good device.





    Last edited by iEd; 10-13-2012 at 11:32 PM.
    06-13-2012 09:56 AM
  16. Apple=Racket96's Avatar
    Before I purchased the iPhone 4 I had an original iPhone,& to me it's a perfectly good phone IN THE RIGHT CONDITION & if you don't really want a lot of apps cause trust me,there aren't many left. As a CELL PHONE it's awesome,but as an iPhone/smartphone? Ummm get the iPhone 4 lol
    06-15-2012 03:19 PM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    Before I purchased the iPhone 4 I had an original iPhone,& to me it's a perfectly good phone IN THE RIGHT CONDITION & if you don't really want a lot of apps cause trust me,there aren't many left. As a CELL PHONE it's awesome,but as an iPhone/smartphone? Ummm get the iPhone 4 lol
    I could imagine lol


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    06-15-2012 04:12 PM
  18. Uselessbass's Avatar
    I couldn't afford one till the 3g came out I remember drooling over my co-workers every day

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    06-15-2012 05:33 PM
  19. HOOCH256's Avatar
    I still have mine, just use it as my iPod now that I got a 4, still works great minus a few pixel issues! Damn phones were tanks!


    Sent from my super duper sweet iPhone using Tapatalk when I should be doing something productive!
    06-23-2012 12:45 AM
  20. CG68's Avatar
    Unfortunately no. I've been with Vz for the past ten years so I was not able to get the original back when it came out since it was exclusive to AT&T. I was a BB user back then.
    06-23-2012 02:32 AM
  21. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    My first was the 2G 16 Gb. Couldn't get it at first because there was no exchange server. Once that was established I was all over it. Big transition from my HTC 8125!!
    06-23-2012 08:43 AM
  22. boovish's Avatar
    I got my iPhone from my uncle. I used it until I got a 3GS and then I gave it to my sister. After I got the 4 my sister put it under the windshield and it fell into the engine. The mechanics found it today and it got slightly water damaged and the home button no longer works. But its really neat still how it works
    03-03-2013 06:29 PM
  23. eandgolf's Avatar
    I still have my 2g that I purchased about 3 months after they came out. I use it as an iPod now since I use an iPhone 4.
    I want to use radio.com but it says that I have to upgrade to ios4. Can I do this?
    03-15-2013 03:35 PM
  24. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I still have my 2g that I purchased about 3 months after they came out. I use it as an iPod now since I use an iPhone 4.
    I want to use radio.com but it says that I have to upgrade to ios4. Can I do this?

    Yes. Plug into iTunes and upgrade
    03-15-2013 07:08 PM
  25. thatgirl87's Avatar
    No, my first iPhone was the 3GS.


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    Same. I had that for around 7 months and I broke the screen on it so I bought the black iPhone 4. 10 months after that I bought the white iPhone 4 and gave the black one to my dad and now I own the iPhone 5 and gave the white one to my bf.
    03-15-2013 07:45 PM
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