1. TeknologeeFreak's Avatar
    How far down the iPhone model ladder will support such an upgrade??? 3G? 2G? or 3GS only??? What do you think??
    12-22-2009 10:12 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    I think it will support all models but iPhone 2G users will have to pay for it.
    12-22-2009 10:27 PM
  3. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    I think it will support all models but iPhone 2G users will have to pay for it.
    Pay for a upgrade ? I would have thought that would be free.
    12-22-2009 10:36 PM
  4. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I would say all. I do not imagine they wan't to divide the market of the millions upon millions of iPhones out there. As far as Tramain said about paying.... as the british say bullocks. It will be free.
    12-22-2009 10:39 PM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    I don't think so, I think 2G users will have to pay like iPod Touch users.
    12-22-2009 10:52 PM
  6. TeknologeeFreak's Avatar
    I dont think it would divide the markets. You cant play an XBOX 360 game on a regular XBOX, but you can play XBOX games on an XBOX 360. if the processor wouldnt perform at a standard to enjoy the UI, would it be worth the while to have it on, lets say, an original iPhone?? Maybe im not thinking clearly, but that is what seems to be my reasoning.

    I would like to see a change of scenery, as I think alot of us would. So, to do an overhaul on the UI and make it compete with for example the Android OS, could they do this and make it run good on an original iPhones hardware??

    Im somewhat of a Noob, so go easy on me guys. Im only trying to speak my opinion and gain some knowledge
    12-22-2009 11:32 PM
  7. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    If I had a 2g I would not pay their arse a freaking dime. Thankfully I have a 3gs first and last iPhone
    12-23-2009 09:47 AM
  8. flyingember's Avatar
    If I had a 2g I would not pay their arse a freaking dime. Thankfully I have a 3gs first and last iPhone
    If it was really that bad why didn't you take the out on your contract in the first 30 days?
    12-23-2009 10:21 AM
  9. bgrish's Avatar
    Free Free Free Free
    12-23-2009 10:33 AM
  10. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I agree with Tramain

    I don't think so, I think 2G users will have to pay like iPod Touch users.

    The only reason the iPhone updates are free is becuase of the 2 year accounting Apple uses for them (unlike the touch). So for sure the 1st gen iPhone will cost $10 or something like the iPod touch for the update and possibly the 2nd gen iPhone depending on when they release the software update...after July 11 and it will cost money as well.
    Last edited by Justin; 12-23-2009 at 11:03 AM.
    12-23-2009 10:51 AM
  11. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I read something many many months ago about apple charging for upgrades.
    Is this true?

    This was long before I even contemplated getting an iPhone, so I didn't look into it at all.
    12-23-2009 10:52 AM
  12. Tramain's Avatar
    I agree with Tramain




    The only reason the iPhone updates are free is becuase of the 2 year accounting Apple uses for them (unlike the touch). So for sure the 1st gen iPhone will cost $10 or something like the iPod touch for the update and possibly the 2nd gen iPhone depending on when they release the software update...after July 11 and it will cost money as well.
    Yup, After 2 Years no more free upgrades!
    12-23-2009 11:06 AM
  13. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Huh. Mr. Jobs is greedier than I thought. Anyway...

    So generally, when a new model comes out, there is an o/s upgrade for previous models that are capable of supporting it?

    So, if the next iPhone is an improvement, the 3Gs will likely see an upgrade.
    Or, if the next iPhone is a more substantial, radical change, previous models would potentially not be able to run the new software?

    Just curious.
    12-23-2009 11:53 AM
  14. JustinHorn's Avatar
    So, if the next iPhone is an improvement, the 3Gs will likely see an upgrade.
    Or, if the next iPhone is a more substantial, radical change, previous models would potentially not be able to run the new software?
    They likely will all get the new OS update, but even though they could all be on version 4.0...4.0 will not be the same on all devices. Example is with the 1st gen iPhone running 3.x software, but can't send MMS.

    Possible future example is 4.0 allowing multitasking, but only the new phone and 3GS will get the ability leaving out the 1st and 2nd gen.
    12-23-2009 12:19 PM
  15. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Thanks for the explanation Justin.

    Still new, lots to learn...
    12-23-2009 01:06 PM
  16. POP3Y3's Avatar
    Yup, After 2 Years no more free upgrades!
    So that is for all versions?
    12-23-2009 01:49 PM
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