Amazing long term iPhone 3G support
I must say, I was amazed by long term support Apple has for their products. My mother still has iPhone 3G (I have nfi why the battery still lives in that thing) , and she recently changed her operator. It turns out, the iPhone was actually operator locked, so I asked the old operator to unlock it – they could not because it is no longer in their system. So I prepared to just back the stuff and maybe find her a good condition SE, and to my amazement – once you plug an operator locked iPhone (with the new sim in) into iTunes, not only it recognizes the 11 years old device, but it automatically proposes you to remove the operator lock.
Honestly, I think it is quite amazing that they did this for an “unsupported” device – it enables you to use it for much longer than you would expect (I suppose other unsupported phones will behave in the same way, although I have no way to test this).