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Topic: iPhone 3G

Apple seeks distance-based pairing, auto contact data patents

09/27/2008, 02:09 pm

A pair of filings for US patents made by Apple would make users' lives easier by letting them pair wireless devices just by bringing them together as well as filling out missing address book data simply by making a request through e-mail.


Hong Kong gets unlocked iPhone; Russian sales begin Oct 3

09/26/2008, 11:09 am

Apple this week began selling unlocked iPhones through its online store in Hong Kong, allowing customers to active the handsets at home. Separately, the company's phase 3 iPhone launch will continue on October 3rd, when major Russian retailers begin offering the device.


China Mobile asking Apple to intentionally cripple iPhones

09/25/2008, 05:09 pm

China Mobile is eventually expected to offer the iPhone to mainland China but has requested that Apple deliver a model with Wi-Fi and 3G technology disabled, according to the South China Morning Post.


Official: iPhone phase 3 expansion begins at midnight

09/25/2008, 01:09 pm

Several international wireless providers have sent communications to their subscribers or issued press releases announcing plans to begin selling Apple's iPhone 3G on Friday, with some planning midnight launches.


Breakdown: Android G1, iPhone share little in common

09/25/2008, 09:09 am

T-Mobile's new G1 smartphone based on Google's Android platform has been positioned against Apple's iPhone by the media, but that attempt to set up a dramatic showdown has fizzled as details show the two products aren't very similar.


Apple preparing to launch iPhone in 29 more countries

09/23/2008, 04:09 pm

Apple is gearing up for its third and final phase of international iPhone expansion during the 2008 calendar year, which will include launches in Russia, Brazil and Egypt, but not China or Korea.


Piper says G1 to have 'little or no impact' on iPhone sales

09/23/2008, 03:09 pm

While both Apple and Google appear to be emerging as pioneers in the mobile computing space, the iPhone sports a year-long head start over the Android-based G1 handset introduced Tuesday, and is unlikely to see any lost sales as a result, says investment bank Piper Jaffray.


Apple iPhone shoppers can now start buying process at home

09/23/2008, 03:09 pm

Apple this week announced its new "Begin at Home" iPhone buying procedure which is designed to help accelerate sales of the device during the upcoming holiday shopping season.


Apple recalls iPhone 3G power adapters over shock risk

09/19/2008, 06:09 pm

Apple on Friday afternoon recalled the ultracompact USB power adapter for iPhone 3Gs with warnings that they might pose a hazard to owners.


Potential iPhone usability and interface improvements

09/18/2008, 02:09 pm

A new series of iPhone-related patent filings touch on some interface enhancements that could potentially find their way into a future version of the handset's operating system, including more immediate access to application settings and interactive notification panel that presents a list of communications missed while the phone is in a locked state.


First Google-branded Android phone to arrive at iPhone pricing

09/18/2008, 08:09 am

The first mobile handset running Google's Android software will showcase the search giant's brand and be priced in line with Apple's iPhone 3G, according to the Wall Street Journal.


First post-patch iPhone 3G lawsuit wants Apple to pay $5 million

09/17/2008, 06:09 pm

Jumping on an increasingly overloaded bandwagon, a Little Rock, Arkansas man has started a class action lawsuit expecting at least $5 million in damages for Apple and AT&T overselling iPhone 3G relative to the network load, even though a fix has already been put into place.


AT&T to tie iPhones into own Internet television, phone service

09/16/2008, 11:09 am

AT&T said this week that it plans to eventually integrate the iPhone into its U-verse suite of Internet television and VoIP services, while also adding new features that will allow the handset act as a remote control.


Apple finding it difficult to crack Japanese cell phone market

09/16/2008, 10:09 am

Apple's iPhone, a runaway success in the US and parts of Europe, is struggling to see similar success in Japan, where consumers who've long been privy to some of the world's most advance cell phones are passing over the touchscreen handset for cheaper and more familiar offerings.


iPhone app sales growing at twice the rate of iTunes music

09/12/2008, 06:09 pm

The notion that Apple's iTunes revenues hinge on music may soon be called into question, as Apple's recent metrics reveal that the App Store may be quickly outpacing its musical counterpart with growth twice as quick.


Apple releases iPhone Software v2.1

09/12/2008, 09:09 am

Apple early Friday morning released the much-anticipated iPhone Software 2.1 Update recently billed by company chief executive as a "big update" that fixes "a lot of bugs."


Apple denies caving on NBC; Apple TV HD show update likely

09/11/2008, 06:09 pm

Apple is dismissing notions that it gave in to NBC's pricing strategy to get highly coveted TV shows back. Meanwhile, legal entanglements are likely to keep South Koreans away from iPhones until next year, and an Apple TV update for HD television shows is likely.


iPod 2.1 offers promise for Friday's 'big' iPhone software update

09/10/2008, 11:09 am

Apple on Friday will unleash iPhone Software v2.1, a major bug fix release for all iPhone owners that will include a number of other improvements that iPod touch users are discovering as part of yesterday's similarly number iPod touch update.


iPhone snags cover of Best Buy circular ahead of Sunday's launch

09/04/2008, 08:09 pm

While there's no sign that sales of Apple's iPhone 3G have slowed, they're due for an incremental boost come Sunday when the device goes on sale at Best Buy retail outlets nationwide.


Third lawsuit joins into complaints about iPhone 3G speeds, bugs

09/04/2008, 06:09 pm

Now seemingly popping out of the woodwork, a spate of lawsuits accusing Apple and AT&T of misleading over iPhone 3G's data speeds have been joined by a New Jersey class action filing that also questions app reliability.