As the first generation of iPhone only support the mainstream operators, the US telecom giant AT & T has been January 1 this year, completely stopped the support of 2G network, which in fact also declared the first generation of iPhone completely dead.
Simply put, since there is no built-in 3G connectivity, AT & T's support for 2G network, the tenth anniversary of the first generation iPhone has lost the basic functions of sending text messages and phone calls.
In fact, AT & T announced the plan as early as four years ago. Because in the United States today, 2G network is more as a backup network in rural areas, most of the towns and cities have achieved full coverage of 3G or 4G networks. Prior to the announcement, AT & T had been trying to migrate customers to its 3G and 4G networks. In order to successfully complete the network migration work, AT & amp; T and even provide users with a lot of discounts, or even free new models for users to buy.
Many people may recall that the first generation of iPhone in 2007 before the advent of the industry to be widely regarded as a model is expected to change the world, this device also often occupy television, magazines, newspapers, headlines layout. However, the first generation iPhone in the advent of the beginning is not without the outside world questioned. For example, a digital evaluation of the media that is not configured at the time of the QWERT keyboard, do not have to send multimedia messaging service (referred to as "MMS"), 3G network access and completely disabled Flash iPhone can not be successful in the market .
The first-generation iPhone was officially released on June 29, 2007, and discontinued in 2008, Apple in 2013 to stop the first generation iPhone to provide software updates and services. It is important to note that Apple entered into an exclusive partnership with AT & T for the first-generation iPhone offering, so users can only purchase an AT & amp; T contract machine, and the device only supports EDGE (2G) networks. In this time AT & T off 2G network, the first generation of iPhone users probably only through the Wifi network access to the Internet.
However, although the first generation of today's iPhone is almost no longer have any practical significance, but there are still a large number of people to retain the hands of this phone, some of them are out of nostalgia, the other part is to hope from Make money.
The media noted that the eBay site, the new unopened 2007 models iPhone prices have been as high as 35 million -3 million dollars. But used the first generation iPhone price is very poor, the minimum offer even 75 cents. Moreover, these products are not price-free city, in December last year, it was photographed on eBay, a value of 15,000 US dollars (about 10.35 million yuan) intact first-generation iPhone.