RIP: iPhone 3GS

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So long, iPhone 3GS. Apple has confirmed to AllThingsD that the 3GS will be discontinued, replaced as Apple's low end, free-on-contract by the iPhone 4. Goodbye, old friend!


The 3GS was actually a proto-boring iPhone. It was great at the time, but it was also received as not new, not fresh, and not worth upgrading. Which is a familiar song by now. That didn't stop it from sticking around for more than three years—which makes it something like 600 in phone years. And it's worth noting that even though it's ancient and discontinued, it's still eligible for iOS 6. [AllThingsD]



To its credit, that was the best design when it came to actually holding it and slipping it in and out of your pocket, even if you wore jeans so skinny that you could make diamonds in them.