Apple dropping iPhone 2G support

Steve Jobs is getting more and more responsive to inquiries sent to his email inbox. We've just learnt that Apple is planning to drop all future support for the iPhone 2G, thanks to an email sent to sjobs@apple.com by a fan.

The fan asked: "is Apple supporting updating the iPhone 2G in the future?", to which Steve replied with a curt "Sorry, no". The message was ended with the traditional "Sent from my iPhone", showing that Steve's evidently happy to respond to customer queries when he's on the go. Maybe he was stuck in traffic or something.

More to the point, though, it shows that Apple isn't prepared to support its older handsets endlessly. We already knew that it wouldn't be getting the iPhone 4.0 firmware after its hardware was judged to be too weak to cope with the demands of a bit of multitasking, but now we also know it won't be getting any other updates either. If you're still running the 2G, seems like now's the time to upgrade.