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Topic: iPhone 3G

Apple's iPhone software v2.0 available early for brave users

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.

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Apple's MobileMe push service now live

07/10/2008, 08:07 am

Apple early Thursday morning switched on MobileMe, its new Internet service that delivers push email, push contacts and push calendars from the MobileMe service in the "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs.

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Apple's App Store launches with more than 500 apps

07/10/2008, 08:07 am

Apple said Thursday that more than 500 native applications are now available on the iPhone's App Store for use with the new iPhone 3G that goes on sale tomorrow.

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Apple releases iTunes v7.7, Apple TV software v2.1

07/10/2008, 08:07 am

Apple early Thursday morning released iTunes 7.7, which has been designed exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch models that will be running iPhone software version 2.0 or later.

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UK Apple stores to sell iPhone 3G on launch after all

07/09/2008, 08:07 pm

Casting aside worries that iPhone 3G buyers in Britain would have to shop at O2 and Carphone Warehouse, a new report claims Apple UK will sell the devices itself -- albeit with an important catch.

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iPhone 3G plans to start at $55 in Austria, $47 in Belgium

07/09/2008, 07:07 pm

T-Mobile Austria will sell the next generation of the iPhone with subsidized pricing depending on the choice of plans, which start at $55 per month. Belgians will have a less expensive $30 rate but, in an unusual twist from local laws, have little option but to buy a pricier unlocked Apple device.

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Rogers to offer Canadians limited time $30 6GB iPhone 3G data plan

07/09/2008, 10:07 am

Rogers Wireless and its carrier partner Fido have announced that iPhone 3G buyers concerned about data usage on their new handsets can subscribed to a $30 per month 6GB data plan through a limited time promotion.

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iPhone frenzy heats up in Switzerland: a view from within

07/09/2008, 09:07 am

Across Europe, Apple's mobile service partners and mobile phone retail outlets have begun prominent marketing efforts for the new iPhone 3G. Here in Switzerland, mobile phone stores and electronics stores have been selling iPhone accessories for months, despite the fact that nobody has been selling the iPhone itself.

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First iPhone 3G reviews via the WSJ, USA Today and NY Times

07/08/2008, 10:07 pm

Three of Apple's favorite journalists have weighed in on iPhone 3G and reckon the device to be a major -- though not perfect -- improvement on its predecessor. We break down the highlights of each review.

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Additional notes on iPhone 3G software, activations, plans, etc

07/08/2008, 10:07 pm

Included are some rough and dirty notes on: the build number of iPhone Software v2.0 gold master, iPhone 3G sales to Apple store customers unaware of their upgrade pricing eligibility, in-store activation times, FamilyTalk plans, and more.

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O2 UK warns of weeks-long iPhone 3G shortage ahead

07/08/2008, 07:07 pm

In a cautionary message to potential iPhone buyers, Britain's O2 says a rush of customers that brought down its online orders for iPhone 3G is a sign of a looming supply crunch that could last for weeks.

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Apple retail chief on what to expect at Apple stores on Friday

07/08/2008, 04:07 pm

Speaking to Bloomberg on Tuesday, Apple retail chief Ron Johnson offered some clarity on how his retail staffers will service droves of queued iPhone 3G hopefuls this Friday, how long each activation will take, and what kind of supply stores will have on hand.

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Apple updates iPhone 3G launch info as unboxing photos appear

07/08/2008, 01:07 pm

Apple has issued emails and updated its iPhone pages with new information regarding iPhone 3G launch day procedures. Meanwhile, the first sets of unboxing photos are appearing on the Web now that demo units have started to arrive at retail stores around the world.

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Spat with Rogers leaves Canadian Apple stores without iPhones

07/08/2008, 10:07 am

Apple, disgusted with Rogers Wireless for dumping egregious service plans on would-be iPhone 3G buyers, has decided that its Canadian retail stores will have no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers, AppleInsider has learned.

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iPhone 3G plans to start at $60 in New Zealand, $44 in Mexico

07/08/2008, 12:07 am

Due to their geographical location, New Zealanders will be the first in the world to have the opportunity to purchase an iPhone 3G on Friday (Thursday morning Eastern time), and Vodafone has just announced plans for the region starting at $60 per month. Meanwhile, Telcel of Mexico has also unveiled its iPhone plans, which start at $44 per month.

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Apple says MobileMe service to go live Wednesday evening

07/07/2008, 11:07 pm

Apple on Monday night gave word that it would launch MobileMe just ahead of iPhone 3G, turning on the lights during a six-hour window on Wednesday evening.

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Apple stores to open at 8:00 a.m. Friday for iPhone 3G launch

07/07/2008, 08:07 pm

US-based Apple retail stores will join those of AT&T by opening at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, July 11th, to usher in the new iPhone 3G, the company said Monday.

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EasyPay to ease iPhone 3G transactions at Apple retail stores

07/07/2008, 06:07 pm

Apple plans to rely heavily on its portable checkout devices to speed up the iPhone 3G checkout and activation process at its retail stores beginning this Friday, according to information coming out of the company's retail meetings. Other notes from the internal gatherings follow.

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iPhone 3G plans to start at $47 in both Portugal and Italy

07/07/2008, 12:07 pm

Vodafone has announced that its monthly rate plans for iPhone 3G will start at $47 (29.90 euro) in Portugal and $93 (59 euro) in Italy. Separately, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has also announced its own monthly rate plans for Italians that start at just $47.

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'Huge demand' forces O2 to pull plug on iPhone 3G pre-orders

07/07/2008, 10:07 am

O2 began taking pre-orders for Apple's new iPhone 3G through its website early Monday but was forced halt the service just hours later as UK consumers flooded the carrier's servers and quickly consumed initial supplies.

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