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Topic: iPhone 3G

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.


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.


Apple testing first bug fix update to iPhone Software v2.0

07/15/2008, 10:07 am

Apple is already testing the first maintenance and security updates for version 2.0 of its iPhone Software that aim to improve performance and fix a number of outstanding bugs.


iPhone 3G clarifications: battery life, GPS, office apps

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.


A look at who's making iPhone 3G purchases thus far

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.


iPhone App Store downloads top 10 million in first weekend

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.


Apple sells 1 million iPhone 3Gs in first weekend

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.


Hidden iPhone 3G firmware "fixes" yellow screens

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.


Every iPhone 3G chip named, illustrated in detail

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.


Apple says yellow-tinted iPhone 3G screen deliberate

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.


Best of the App Store: Social Networking

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.


Apple stores faced with iPhone 3G outages, lineups at day's end

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.


iPhone 3G's first day: hardware reviews, app plans, and unlocking

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.


Early iPhone 3G adopters bothered by yellow-tinted screens

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.


Server problems spoil Apple's iPhone 3G launch

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.


Notes from our experience activating iPhone 3G at Apple retail

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.


High-quality photos of Apple's iPhone 3G

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.


Piper Jaffray says iPhone 3G's real cost to users: $407

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.


A look at how iPhone developers are pricing their apps so far

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.


Visual preview of top 10 new iPhone games

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.