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Topic: iPhone 3GS

No contract iPhone in China; Mac App Store search in 10.6.6, iCal alerts on

12/24/2010, 09:12 am

China Unicom today will begin offering customers the option of a contract-free iPhone 3GS. Meanwhile, Mac OS X 10.6.6 will be capable of searching the Mac App Store for apps to open unsupported file types. And Apple has launched iCal alerts on


22 months after announcement, Google Latitude app comes to Apple's iPhone

12/13/2010, 07:12 am

First announced in February 2009, the Google Latitude application for iPhone -- previously rejected from the App Store -- has been approved and is now available.


Radio Shack slashes iPhone prices by $50, offering iPhone 4 for $25 with 3GS trade-in

12/04/2010, 10:12 am

In an unprecedented sale designed to boost awareness of its wireless business and create an edge up on the competition, Radio Shack is knocking $50 off all iPhone handsets and offering trade-in incentives that could net customers a brand new iPhone 4 for as little as $25.


Study says Apple's iPhone 4 most reliable, most fragile smartphone

11/10/2010, 01:11 am

A recent study of over 50,000 smartphones has concluded that Apple's iPhone has the fewest malfunctions, but is particularly at risk to accidental drop-related damage.


Target to sell Apple's iPhone at 846 stores starting Nov. 7

11/01/2010, 05:11 pm

Confirming previous rumors, Target announced Monday that it will begin selling Apple's iPhone in time for the holiday season, as sales of the handset will begin at 846 of the U.S. retailer's stores on Nov. 7.


Apple brings unlocked, contract-free iPhone to Germany

10/28/2010, 01:10 am

As T-Mobile loses its iPhone exclusivity in Germany to O2 and Vodafone, Apple has begun offering the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 unlocked without a contract to German customers, with the 16GB iPhone 4 model selling for 629 euros.


Glitch in Apple's iOS 4.1 allows iPhone access without passcode

10/26/2010, 10:10 am

A glitch discovered in iOS 4.1 allows iPhone users to access contacts, call history and voicemail on a passcode-locked handset without knowing the numeric entry required to unlock the phone.


Android users quicker than iPhone users in upgrading to new OS versions - report

09/15/2010, 02:09 am

Motorola Droid users have a higher adoption rate of Android 2.2 than that of iPhone 3GS users and iOS 4.0, according to a new report.


T-Mobile US rumored to get Apple's iPhone 3GS, but not iPhone 4

09/08/2010, 10:09 am

A new rumor shared by the editor-in-chief of Wired suggests that T-Mobile, the smallest of the four major cell phone carriers in the U.S., will offer the iPhone 3GS later this year, but not the iPhone 4.


Inside Apple's iOS 4.1 update: proximity sensor fix, Game Center, more

08/20/2010, 03:08 pm

The forthcoming iOS 4.1 software update will pack a number of fixes for Apple's mobile devices, including a problematic issue with the iPhone 4 proximity sensor. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the latest beta available to developers.


Apple set to launch iPhone 4 in China early next month

08/17/2010, 12:08 am

Apple will launch iPhone 4 in China in the first part of September with carrier partner China Unicom, just weeks after beginning sales of a WiFi-enabled iPhone 3GS in that market.


Wi-Fi enabled iPhone 3GS coming to China Unicom on Monday

08/06/2010, 05:08 am

China Unicom said Friday it would begin selling Apple's iPhone 3GS with Wi-Fi on Monday.


iPhone 4 owners report fewer dropped calls than iPhone 3GS

08/04/2010, 11:08 am

A new survey of iPhone 4 users has found that owners of Apple's latest handset have experienced fewer dropped calls than those who own an iPhone 3GS, suggesting the real-world impact of the iPhone 4 antenna issue is a non-factor.


After 6 weeks of "real usage," Mossberg stands by his initial verdict of the iPhone 4

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

In a follow-up to his original review, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal continued to laud Apple's iPhone 4 as "the best device in its class," while warning of issues with weak reception and dropped calls.


Users report Bluetooth connectivity, quality issues with iOS 4

07/22/2010, 03:07 pm

Users of iOS 4 on both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS say their handset has constantly dropped wireless Bluetooth connections with both headsets and in-car systems.


Apple assails iSuppli iPhone 4 part cost estimates

07/20/2010, 10:07 pm

Apple sniped a shot at the component cost estimates published by iSuppli in its latest conference call report, suggesting that the estimates were not very close to reality.


Apple rumored to release iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone today

07/15/2010, 08:07 am

A new rumor has stated that Apple will release an iPhone software update in the form of iOS 4.0.1 on Thursday, a day before the company has scheduled a press conference to talk about the iPhone 4.


Consumer Reports ranks Apple's iPhone 4 best smartphone available

07/13/2010, 07:07 am

Despite saying it "can't recommend" iPhone 4 in its blog, Consumer Reports also assigns Apple's newest phone the "highest rated" score as the best smartphone currently available in its official paid research reports.


iPhone 3GS recognizes FaceTime URLs in iOS 4

07/02/2010, 04:07 pm

FaceTime supports iOS URL schemes, enabling users to initiate a call by clicking on a hyperlink. iPhone 3GS users can see and click the links but they don't work, not even for audio-only calls. Yet.


Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01

06/25/2010, 06:06 pm

Reception issues observed by new iPhone 4 owners, derided as the "Death Grip" by bloggers, appears to actually be a software issue that an iOS update is expected to resolve early next week.