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Topic: iPhone 3G

Apple seeds developer tools for background-conscious iPhone apps

07/31/2008, 11:07 am

Apple has equipped some of its developers with the tools needed to begin authoring iPhone applications that can receive data over the internet, like instant messages, even when they're not running.

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Inside iPhone 2.0 review series: the new iPhone 3G hardware

07/31/2008, 08:07 am

Apple has significantly improved upon last year's original iPhone while extending many of the benefits of its newest model to existing users in the form of the iPhone 2.0 software update. AppleInsider's week-long "Inside iPhone 2.0" series will present a detailed analysis and review of the iPhone 3G, the 2.0 software, the App Store, and push messaging. This first segment looks at the iPhone 3G hardware itself, what's new and different, what's bad, and what's missing. A followup segment on hardware will look how the new iPhone 3G compares to other smartphones, and whether it's worth the upgrade for existing iPhone users.

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iPhone 3G owners report hairline cracks in their phone's casing

07/31/2008, 07:07 am

Some early adopters of Apple's second-generation iPhone have witnessed thin cracks appear at the edges of the device that damage the phone's look and threaten to pose a larger threat down the road.

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New iPod touch hidden in firmware; Microsoft's pro-Vista videos

07/29/2008, 06:07 pm

A simple reference in the beta of Apple's latest firmware could hint at a significant remake of the iPod touch. Also, Microsoft has posted the controversial "blind taste test" videos that promote an improved Vista, and a Wyoming county's schools will receive 3,000 MacBooks.

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RIM's iPhone rival rumored for October with Rhapsody tie-in

07/29/2008, 03:07 pm

Blackberry maker Research In Motion is reported to be readying Thunder, its answer to Apple's iPhone, for an October release alongside a partnership with Real's Rhapsody music service.

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Rogers commits to purchasing $150M in iPhones from Apple

07/29/2008, 12:07 pm

Rogers Wireless said Tuesday it wasn't expecting the opportunity to market the iPhone to its Canadian customers this year, but jumped at Apple's sudden offer with a commitment to purchase at least $150 million worth of the handsets.

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Apple stores now open at 8 A.M. to handle iPhone 3G demand

07/26/2008, 12:07 pm

All of Apple's US retail outlets are now in a permanent launch mode and will open as much as two hours earlier each day to accommodate the unprecedented demand for the new iPhone. Also, at least some locations are now giving customers rainchecks for the day's iPhone 3G stock.

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Apple now posting near-daily MobileMe outage updates

07/26/2008, 11:07 am

Taking the matter head-on, Apple is now fully acknowledging the problems it's had with MobileMe in the past two weeks as well as the attempts to fix it -- to the point where company chief Steve Jobs is involved.

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Copy & Paste references spotted in existing iPhone frameworks

07/25/2008, 11:07 am

One developer burning the midnight oil has stumbled upon references to copy and paste in the frameworks of Apple's first beta of iPhone Software 2.1, potentially offering new hope for one of the most requested and conspicuously absent features of the company's mobile software.

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Tight supply of iPhone 3G leaves customers waiting for hours

07/24/2008, 11:07 am

Two weeks after it launched on July 11, the iPhone 3G is still hard to find in the US. Many Apple retail stores have no supplies at all, leaving buyers to track down the stores that do have remaining stock and wait in slow moving lines that stretched out for five hours.

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AT&T says initial iPhone sales double that of last year

07/23/2008, 12:07 pm

AT&T said Wednesday that sales of Apple's iPhone 3G during the first twelve days were nearly double that of last year, this despite shortages that have seen backorders stretch one to three weeks at its retail stores.

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AT&T developing voice-controlled iPhone apps (video)

07/23/2008, 12:07 am

AT&T has developed a software trick that will let modern mobile handsets, including Apple Inc's iPhone, recognize voice commands without the need for specialized voice recognition software.

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iPhone 3G now all but sold out in 38 states

07/20/2008, 10:07 pm

With the iPhone 3G not even ten days old, virtually all of the Apple retail store stores open within the United States are without any examples of the device to sell on July 21st.

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iPhone 3G jailbreaking tool goes live

07/19/2008, 08:07 pm

The well-known iPhone Dev Team has released one of the first utilities to jailbreak iPhone 3G and let it run unsanctioned apps, albeit one with more than a few catches.

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iPhone 3G and 2.0 affected by buggy software, sensors, wireless

07/18/2008, 06:07 pm

While iPhone 3G itself is hard to buy, those who do own the new handset are reporting a number of common problems that range from crash-prone third-party apps to lag, Bluetooth, and GPS.

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AT&T offers iPhone owners free access to 17,000 WiFi hotspots [u]

07/18/2008, 11:07 am

After months of confusion and a couple of false starts, AT&T formally announced Friday that iPhone owners in the United States can now access free of charge its nation-leading Wi-Fi network comprised of more than 17,000 hotspots.

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iPhone 3G shortages causing major delays for AT&T, businesses

07/17/2008, 07:07 pm

Apple promised that iPhone 3G and its iPhone 2.0 software would be more suited to business, but a severe shortage of the device could force companies to wait as long as two weeks before they see their orders, and is forcing many home customers to go without at the same time.

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BlackBerry maker downgraded in light of blistering iPhone sales

07/16/2008, 02:07 pm

Although it believes Research In Motion's dominance of the enterprise market remains secure for the time being, Needham & Co. downgraded shares of the BlackBerry maker this week, explaining that the same cannot be said for its primary growth driver of the past two years -- the consumer market.

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Apple's iPhone 3G battery good for about 3.5 hours of browsing

07/16/2008, 10:07 am

Existing iPhone owners moving to Apple's new iPhone 3G should expect an approximate 50 percent reduction in battery life when using the new handset in 3G mode to browse the web and perform other Internet-related functions, a series of tests show.

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iPhone 3G's final build price: just $174.33

07/15/2008, 07:07 pm

In a teardown done with production hardware, research firm iSuppli now says a base iPhone 3G costs just $174.33 in pure manufacturing costs, or less than what it took to build the less capable original.

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