The saga of changing from an iPhone 2G… to an iPhone 2G

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My wife’s iPhone 2G is broken. The power switch always thinks it is being pushed down, which means that the iPhone turns itself off fairly regularly. As you might expect, it’s fairly annoying.

Because I have a lot of nice, good, and generous friends, many of whom are also gadget folks, I asked on the Twitter if anyone had an iPhone 2G that was sitting in a drawer after they had upgraded. My friend Jim Ray sent me his. Did I say “friend”? I mean best friend.

I took both iPhones home, swapped the SIM cards, and we all lived happily ever after.

Ha ha! No, not really. Of course it wasn’t that easy! As soon as I swapped the SIM cards, the phone showed the “connect to iTunes” logo. When I did that, iTunes said “Hey, congrats! You bought an iPhone! Let’s get you setup with a two-year contract with AT&T!” Well, as you may have heard, there are some pretty strong suspicions that a new iPhone is going to be released soon, and the last thing I wanted was a new 2-year contract with a 3 year-old iPhone.

Read on for the rest of the story…

TUAWThe saga of changing from an iPhone 2G… to an iPhone 2G originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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