Topic: iPhone 3G
07/14/2008, 06:07 pm
Apple itself is setting the record straight and says that iPhone 3G's GPS mapping unit is as powerful as in dedicated devices. Also, cut-and-paste is still a possibility, and outside testers have found the iPhone's battery life the best in its class.
07/14/2008, 01:07 pm
A study of customers queued outside of Apple's retail stores over the weekend reveals that early iPhone 3G adopters are predominantly Mac users, and that Motorola and Samsung are amongst the rival handset vendors that will be hit hardest as consumers flock to Apple for their new mobile phone.
07/14/2008, 08:07 am
In addition to selling more than 1 million of its new iPhone 3G handsets since Friday, Apple announced that iPhone and iPod touch users also downloaded more than 10 million applications from the the company's new App Store during the same three-day period.
07/14/2008, 08:07 am
Despite widespread activation problems, Apple said Monday that it sold its one millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday, just three days after the new handset launched worldwide on Friday, July 11.
07/13/2008, 11:07 pm
Early adopters of iPhone 3G have discovered an updated firmware build hidden from iTunes' update system that appears to fix several issues, including the yellow screen tint that some believe is a flaw.
07/12/2008, 06:07 pm
Many have made guesses as to what chipsets are inside iPhone 3G, but research firms Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights have cracked the mystery and have explained each chip in one of the most detailed Apple product teardowns yet.
07/12/2008, 05:07 pm
While many new iPhone 3G owners have griped that the device's occasionally yellowish hue is evidence of a defect, Apple has now gone on record to say that the tint is a deliberate choice to improve overall usability.
07/12/2008, 04:07 pm
One of the most popular categories for software in the App Store, social networking lets users stay in contact no matter where they are. We pick a few favorites, including apps that let iPhone and iPod owners find nearby friends and upload photos as they're taken.
07/11/2008, 11:07 pm
Supply limits and activation woes have left multiple Apple retail outlets short of iPhone 3G stock or else with lengthy lineups, even towards the end of the phone's first day on sale.
07/11/2008, 10:07 pm
The first day of iPhone 3G's existence has seen a slew of real-world surprises -- and real-world problems -- as well as a much clearer picture of the expanding third-party app universe, and early successes in jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones.
07/11/2008, 06:07 pm
A number early iPhone 3G adopters are finding that their new phone's display is much warmer, or yellow-tinted, compared to the displays of the original iPhone and have begun lodging complaints.
07/11/2008, 03:07 pm
Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G roll-out has quickly shifted from the much ballyhooed consumer electronics launch of the year into a nightmare for both the company and its loyal customers.
07/11/2008, 12:07 pm
We stood in line at a local Apple retail store early this morning to experience the first-day iPhone 3G launch and new activation process. What follows is a comprehensive set of notes covering the process for those customers who'll be picking up their new iPhone later today, this weekend, or sometime thereafter.
07/11/2008, 10:07 am
Apple's new iPhone 3G went on sale at 8:00 a.m. sharp Friday on the East Coast. We picked up a couple of black 16GB models, activated them in the store, then came back to the office to prepare the following high-quality unboxing and comparison photos.
07/10/2008, 07:07 pm
With a public increasingly puzzled about the actual cost of an iPhone 3G, researchers now see Apple losing some of its early sales to buyers waiting for a less costly upgrade.
07/10/2008, 07:07 pm
Though Apple's App Store is just one day young, one firm has performed an analysis on the inaugural batch of 552 iPhone and iPod touch apps to see how developers are pricing their mobile applications thus far.
07/10/2008, 04:07 pm
iPhone users on Apple's just-launched App Store are already downloading applications by the thousands. This article previews the top 10 games based off the number of downloads thus far. Included is pricing information, size information, descriptions, and screen shots of each title.
07/10/2008, 02:07 pm
Apple's highly anticipated iPhone App Store launched earlier this morning, spawning a user-generated list of the most popular applications available at no cost. This article previews the top 10 with links, descriptions, and screenshots.
07/10/2008, 11:07 am
The guys from iFixIt.com were on hand for the start of the worldwide iPhone 3G launch in New Zealand this morning where they purchased and began dissecting one of the new handsets.
07/10/2008, 10:07 am
Although Apple has yet to officially release iPhone Software v2.0, readers have discovered an active download link that will allow you to manually download and then install the update on your current iPhone ahead of time. Included is a step-by-step guide on how to update your iPhone using the file download.