iPhone 4

Original iPhone (2G) Reaches End of the Line

Must be sad to be an old iPhone, or an original iPhone user for that matter. After almost three years in circulation, the aluminum-backed iPhone is officially obsolete. Apple's iPhone 4 upgrade will not run on the earliest iPhone hardware at all.

original 2G apple iphone

Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed that the company would cease support for the original iPhone in an email this week. When asked if the device would see any future updates he simply replied, "Sorry, no."

Will the iPhone 4G be available on the Verizon Wireless network?

UPDATE: Verizon Wireless and Apple will launch the CDMA iPhone 4 on February 10, 2011 in stores. Existing Verizon customers can pre-order starting February 3, 2011.

Probably not. Rumors and speculation have been rampant on this issue. The fact is that Apple is launching the iPad with AT&T as its exclusive carrier. Clearly the two companies are in mutual agreement that their partnership is beneficial and ongoing.

Apple would have to manufacture the iPhone 4G to be compatible with two different network technologies if they wanted to bring the device to Verizon.

Will the iPhone 4G have a front facing camera / webcam?

Gizmodo acquired the next-generation iPhone and verified a front facing camera is indeed present in the hardware. Although the iPhone 4 they dissected was wiped, the hardware is believed to be a very late stage prototype. iPhone OS 4.0 has numerous references to video iChat and matching sound effects and graphics have been discovered.


When is the iPhone 4G release date?

All eyes are on Apple to determine when the next iPhone will launch. So far, Apple has refreshed the iPhone every summer.

Past launch dates are as follows:

iPhone - Friday June 29, 2007
iPhone 3G - Friday July 11, 2008
iPhone 3GS - Friday June 19, 2009

We expect the next generation iPhone update to come on a Friday in late June or early July. Rumors have been circulating that iPhone OS 4.0 could be revealed as early as March 14th.

Stay tuned!


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