If you still own an original iPhone then it’s now nothing more than a technological relic. And/or a funky looking paperweight. This is because AT&T has shut down its 2G network, rendering the original iPhone less than useless. And it was, let’s face it, already pretty useless.
On January 1st, 2017, AT&T shut down its 2G wireless network. And seeing as in the U.S. the original iPhone was available exclusively on AT&T, this means that AT&T has killed the original iPhone. So, almost 10 years to the day after it was unveiled, the original iPhone is dead.
2G or Not 2G, That Is the Question
To be absolutely honest we doubt there was anyone left still using an original iPhone over 2G anyway. But AT&T’s actions mean that nostalgic owners can’t even fire her up and take her for one last spin. Which is really rather sad considering how important the original iPhone was/is.
The iPhone is dead… long live the iPhone!
Do you still own an original iPhone? When was the last time you powered it up? Did you find it capable after all these years? Or was it slow and sluggish? How do you feel about AT&T shutting down its 2G network? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Image Credit: Dominick via Flickr Source: www.makeuseof.com