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iPhone 4 Now Free, iPhone 3GS Discontinued

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bluecoyote

Sep 12, 2012, 1:53 PM
A 3 year run- and it's getting iOS 6.
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T Bone

Sep 12, 2012, 3:16 PM
3 years of support isn't bad....now if only they would extend that generous policy to other Apple products, like stop cutting off support to Mac OS X versions after only 2 years..
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furyx639

Sep 12, 2012, 3:30 PM
Is it full support though?

Historically, they have excluded key features in updates to previous models (like Siri, and voice-enabled navigation). I've heard this might be a fully-supported update.
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hepresearch

Sep 12, 2012, 6:26 PM
... because it was the best iPhone yet... the only one I ever considered going for (but never quite did). Even iOS 5 couldn't cripple it, so now iOS 6 must be offered to those who will unwittingly cripple their old 3GS's as a result. It is a shame, sort of. The 4 and 4S were never worthy replacements in my opinion, the 4 because of the antenna issues primarily, and the 4S because of the battery issues (both were heavy on the use of glass backs, which I have seen myriads of people shatter by accident and then have to pay Apple Care to repair/replace... so there was another strike for both). However, if the iPhone 5 actually is all that it is reported to be, and does not have any serious issues upon launch (just as its last two predecessor...
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Jarahawk

Sep 12, 2012, 6:59 PM
There is an Otterbox for that.
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hepresearch

Sep 13, 2012, 12:56 AM
Only if you don't mind instantly doubling the thickness of, and hiding the excessive good-looks of, your iPhone...
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MarryTheNight

Sep 13, 2012, 12:28 AM
and it's getting Jellybean. So your point?
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bluecoyote

Sep 13, 2012, 8:37 PM
.....and what about after Jelly Bean?
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