Announced on June 9th, 2008 the Apple iPhone 3G was the successor of the original iPhone. This version of the iPhone did no support video recording and contained the same 2MP camera. The iPhone 3G no longer receives software updates from Apple; its final firmware version was iOS 4.3 released in March 2011. AT&T remains as the exclusive carrier in the United States.
The iPhone was released to the public on July 11, 2008 in the United States where a black and white version were both offered. The
In June 2010, Apple announced the iPhone 4 and began shipping shortly after. The "iPhone 3G" was discontinued after just over 2 years and over 1 million units sold in the first weekend..
Dimensions: 115.5 mm height (4.55 in) X 62.1 mm width (2.44 in) X 12.3 mm (0.48 in) thickness
Weight: 133 grams (4.7 ounces)
Display: 3.5-inch screen
Resolution: 480 by 320 pixels (163 ppi)
Battery: 3.7V 1150 mAh
Processor: Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM, 412 MHz underclocked from 620 MHz
Storage Options: 8GB or 16GB
Inputs: Multi-touch touchscreen, 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, microphone, headset controls.
Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WiFi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
Hairline cracks - Following the iPhone 3G's public release, many users reported that there had been hairline cracks noticed especially on the white models.
Battery life - Many complaints about the iPhone 3G were about its poor battery life. J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction survey, gave the “battery aspects” of the iPhone 3G its lowest rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
iOS performance - iOS 4 remained compatible with the iPhone 3G, but many owners have reported their phones performed much slower...video comparisons were posted to YouTube.