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Still using an original iPhone? We want to know.

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A shot of the battered original iPhone belonging to a member of the design team.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Next week marks 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone, blowing our collective minds regarding the possibilities that smartphones presented.

Coming up on a decade later, if you’re still using the first-gen iPhone on a regular basis, we want to hear from you!

Since the first iPhone, we’ve had 15 successive Apple handsets, all of which added features. With that said, no iPhone has ever dropped our jaws quite like the original — which Steve Jobs pitched as a mix of phone, touchscreen iPod and breakthrough internet communication device.

Apple hasn’t supported the first iPhone since February 2, 2010, when it shipped iOS 3.1.3. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the majority of users will have progressed to later iPhones, although a select few still cling to their first-gen iPhones.

For instance, Apple’s 2016 Designed by Apple in California coffee table book features the battered original iPhone belonging to Evans Hankey, who manages Apple’s design studio.

As Jony Ive said in an interview, “Isn’t it cool? She destroys her objects. But I thought there was something so charming about that. I thought it was lovely to put that in. We design tools to be used. And she definitely uses them!”

Do you still use an original iPhone? What’s the oldest iPhone you still use regularly? Leave your comments below.

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