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iPhone 3G unlocked in Hong Kong





Apple is now selling its iPhone 3G unlocked via its on-line Apple Store in Hong Kong. The 8GB model is HK$5,500 (about US$694) and 16GB is HK$6,200 (about $797). It is available since July 11th with a local Hutchison Telecommunications contract, but this is the first time that Apple has sold its device unlocked in Hong Kong.

"iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation."

Unfortunately for the 1 billion mainland Chinese, the terms and conditions limit sales to those in Hong Kong only.. But the gray market usually doesn't care about t&c's.




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Firmware 2.2 - new Safari interface



Apple just published firmware 2.2 beta 1 for developers. It is accompanied by a new beta of the iPhone SDK (build 9M2611). There are not much news about new features and improvements... but iphoneatlas already published a screenshot of new Safari interface, that is in firmware 2.2:

The new MobileSafari doesn't have the magnifying glass and refresh buttons at the top of the screen. There are the URL bar and search fields side-by-side instead. It looks much like the desktop version. Page refreshes are now accomplished via a tiny icon located inside the URL bar.

via iphoneatlas




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Friday, September 26th, 2008. 2:27

Apple’s iPhone signal strength is fake?



Firmware version 2.1. It is supposed to display “more accurate” signal strength. Well... it appears that “more accurate” may mean “unreasonably generous.”

Users can actually see the results of iPhones dB meter. Dial *3001#12345#* then press “Call”. A dB reading below 50 generally indicates good strength.

Here's what I've got:

iPhone Atlas reader Michael did some testing, and found that widely varying dB readings resulted in the same five-bar signal indicator on his iPhone. He writes:


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Friday, September 26th, 2008. 2:01

App Store: applications price drop



This week, there are many good deals on the App Store. Several developers lowered the price of thir applications:

via tuaw




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 18:27

iPhone 3G in China - no 3G, no WiFi?



According to the South China Morning Post, the carrier wants Apple to supply a custom version of the iPhone which disables both W-CDMA (3G) and Wi-Fi. China Mobile doesn't yet have a 3G network in place and is afraid that customers will buy the iPhone and unlock it for use on more capable networks. This explains the lock-out for 3G, but killing the Wi-Fi is just spiteful.

Given that Apple ships an identical iPhone to every other world market, it's doubtful that China Mobile will get its way. But then, no other world market has a potential customer base of two billion people. If these functions are disabled, it will most likely be done in software.

via gadgetlab, gizmodo, cellular news




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 17:19

CopierciN updated to 0.2.1b



CopierciN, copy/paste utility for iPhone, is updated. This application is avaliable in Cydia.

Minor changes:

Fixed:

  • com.apple.MobileSMS.plist file is not overwritten now, it is modified instead.

Added:

  • BiteSMS support
  • Very basic “import from contacts” interface

Compatibility:

  • Works with 2.1 firmware




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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 2:27

iPhone 3G and G1 specs



The specs are taken from apple.com and htc.com.

CPU Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz Samsung ARM11
Memory ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB 8-16 Gb
Dimentions 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
Weight 158 grams 133 grams
Display 3.2-inch 320 x 480 3.5-inch 320 x 480
Communications HSDPA/WCDMA 1700, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

GPS

UMTS/HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 MHz (3G)

GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Assisted GPS

Control Trackball with Enter button

QWERTY keyboard

MultiTouch
Camera 3.2 megapixel 2.0 megapixel
Сonnectors HTC ExtUSB™(mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

microSD™

3.5-mm stereo minijack
Battery Talk time:

350 min (3G)

400 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 400 hours

Talk time:

300 min (3G)

600 min (GSM)

Standby time:

up to 300 hours

via habrahabr




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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. 1:54

T-Mobile G1 vs AT&T Apple iPhone






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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. 23:08

Raging Thunder



New racing game got green light from Apple. This game will be avaliable in AppStore soon. Very good 3D graphics, wi-fi multiplayer and much more. Costs $7.99.




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Monday, September 22nd, 2008. 23:24

1 million NBC iTunes downloads



One of the major announcements during last week's media event was the return of NBC shows to the iTunes Store. NBC reportedly accounted for 40% of iTunes video sales prior to their removal late last year.

Hollywood Reporter reveals that over 1 million NBC iTunes downloads have been logged since the studio's return on September 9th. Some of those downloads may have been free HD episodes which are currently available from iTunes.

A list of all free HD iTunes episodes provided by TUAW include:

NBC's fall season will kick off next week for many of its popular shows including The Office and Heroes.

via macrumors




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Saturday, September 20th, 2008. 2:05

QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows is ready



Congratulations, Windows users. The support for new firmware 2.1 is added. So here is what you can do:

  • Support for FW v2.0.1, v2.0.2, v2.1.0
  • Jailbreaking and Pwning iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch
  • Adding Cydia and Installer
  • Replacing boot logos
  • Unlocking iPhone 2G

Changes from QuickPwn RC3

  • Support for firmware 2.1
  • Auto-detection of firmware version, insistence on correct firmware bundle to prevent user epic fail.
  • Use of iASign to activate to prevent bspatch epic fail.
  • Removed buggy and never really tested 2.0 support

Sorry, no jailbreak for new iPod Touch and no unlock for iPhone 3G.

Here are download links:

Firmwares v2.1: 2g firmware, 3g firmware

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Apple's App Store approval process



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Nice joke :-)

via gizmodo




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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:29

"Gadget of the Year" award goes to...



... Apple iPhone 3G. Congratulations!

The devices that competed against the iPhone 3G were as follows: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, Nintendo’s Wii Fit, and B&W’s Zeppelin iPod speakers. All of the products up for this honor were judged in categories including performance, design and value, as well as “cool factor”.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:21

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?



Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

CopierciN - copy/paste for iPhone



CopierciN is a cool app that implements some copy / paste functionality. It’s in the beta stages but has potential. It lets you import and export between apps like notes, sms, email. Avaliable via Cydia Installer for 2.x firmares.

CopieriN is a basic text editor which, hopefully, bring some kind of copy/paste mechanism to iPhone (to jailbroken ones only, unfortunately). It does not add copy/paste functionality directly to other applications but it provides a mechanism to import text from and export text to SMS, Notes, Mail applications (more to come in the future) and files in the filesystem.

Usage: It basically has two parts: Text Editor and Importer/Exporter. Within the text editor, you can select a piece of text using your finger, cut or copy it, and paste it to a selected location.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 2:50