"AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and free Wi-Fi even hotter, which is why we are proud to offer iPhone customers free access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi hotspot network with more than 17,000 hotspots, including Starbucks. Now users can relax and access music, e-mail and web browsing services with their favorite blend in hand from the comfort of their favorite location."
AT&T provides an
This is about Wi-Fi spots in the US. AT&T has access (company-owned, branded and roaming) to over 70,000 Wi-Fi hotsport in 89 countries and 389 airports.
Unfortunately, everyone got too excited over nothing - the Wi-Fi is still not available, and the “document” was a mistake. Here is an email from one of their spokespeople:
- We have not made any announcement regarding free Wi-Fi and iPhone. The webpage was posted in error and is being removed. Wi-Fi is a real differentiator for AT&T and it is our intention to make it available to as many customers as possible, but we have no announcement at this time.
IPhone and IPhone3G do not support A2DP technology. Now they do
"A2DP is designed to transfer a uni-directional 2-channel stereo audio stream, like music from an MP3 player, to a headset or car radio." -
This device will work on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod nano, iPod Color and iPod Mini. The price is $62 at
- Bluetooth Version: Version 2.0 compliant, Class II
- Bluetooth Support profile: A2DP, AVRCP
- RF Frequency: 2.4GHz / 79 Channel / AFH
- Coverage Range: Bluetooth standard 33 feet (10 meters)
- Power Supply: DC 3.3V
It will be opened in Peking on the 19th of July. All personnel will speak both Enlish and Chineese, and it will be possible to get small consultations in other languages, for example in German.
Apple's added the "Books" category to the AppStore, and has moved the e-books released by
DevTeam is working hard to release their PwnageTool 2.0. Today it became clear what it will be able to do:
- iPhone (1st Gen) with 2.0 - Activated, Unlocked & Jailbroken, (with support for third party applications).
- iPod Touch with 2.0 - Activated & Jailbroken, (with support for third party applications).
- iPhone (3G) with 2.0 - Activated, Jailbroken (with support for third party applications).
So no unlock for IPhone 3G. But, they promise to create the next version with support of unlock, bootneuter and etc for IPhone 3G. It just will take some time.
Will IPhone 3G blend? See the video:
Almost a year ago the same guy tried to blend first vesrion of IPhone. Watch the video:
There is just one step from hate to love. There was a
Here is a list of top 10 reasons to love:
10. Search improvements.
9. Scientific calculator.
8. Sync with Mobile Me.
7. Supports for Word attachments
6. Normal headphone jack.
5. It's cheaper ($199).
4. Microsoft Exchange support.
3. Applications. Especially games (from AppStore).
5. No voice dialing
There is do such feature. But.. There is an application called
4. No cut and paste
Indeed, not in IPhone or IPhone 3G for now. But, read
3. Can't use as a modem
That is a problem. No such feature. And there will be no such feature in the future.
2. No multimedia messaging
There is an application called
1. Locked up
Not only this. It is not possible to buy IPhone 3G without a contract. We'll wait for an unlock and sells without a contract.
During WWDC 2008 keynote Steve Jobs compared EDGE and 3G by downloading the same site in Safari on both old and new IPhones. Guys from CNet performed similar testing:
The results are 31 seconds with IPhone 3G and 53 seconds with old IPhone (EDGE). Quite impressive.
PS: By the way. They said "I'm done" a bit slow. Progress bars were done in 29 and 49 seconds correspondingly.
Pinchmedia provided new report of prices for IPhone application in
Here are the results:
Compare them with the ones, that were presented a week ago just after the AppStore opening:
The battery life on Apple's new 3G iPhone isn't great, but it beats that of other 3G smartphones we've seen, say testers at PC World's Test Center. In the study's standard talk-time battery life test, an iPhone, on average, ran 5 hours and 38 minutes, a performance PC World deems "fair."
The original iPhone, which ran on AT&T's slower EDGE network, lasted 10 hours of our test. But the 3G iPhone beat out the rest of the current 3G smartphone pack, most of which fell shy of the five-hour mark that's the cutoff between a word score of fair and poor in PC World's performance ratings.
The iPhone 3G also beat out competitors on Sprint and Verizon's EVDO mobile broadband networks, including the Palm Centro (4:19) and the Samsung Instinct (5:33), PC World says.
Larry Meyer from AT&T testdrives GPS functionality on IPhone 3G.
During an interview to AppScout Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president, described that there is a priority list for IPhone's functionality. And the copy/paste is there. It will be developed, it's just a matter of time.
Some news about GPS. For now there is no such functionality to receive instructions where to go in real time. David Poga from New York Times thinks this is because of a small GPS receiver antenna inside IPhone. Joswiak doesn't agree with that. He assumes that GPS module is quite competitive and is just like GPS modules in many other phones. This technical problem will be fixed quite soon, probably by some software from other company.
Firmware 2.0 is just released and we are all waiting for 2.1
How the new IPhone 3G passes stress tests? Put it in your pocket, scratch it with a key, drop it into your soup, wash it with a soap, drop it several times and cross it with a motorcycle. Don't want to do it? PCWorld did that, take a look:
On Sunday, Apple sold its one millionth iPhone 3G, the company announced today. "iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world".
During its first weekend, iPhone and iPod touch customers downloaded more than 10 million applications from the new App Store. The groundbreaking App Store now has more than 800 native applications, including over 200 offered for free and more than 90 percent available for less than $10.