The other day I was jailbreaking my iPhone, but before doing so I had to put my iPhone into recovery mode. Getting your iPhone into recovery mode isn't difficult: shut down your iPhone, hold down the home button, and then plug the device into iTunes. After doing that you'll be prompted saying that you must restore the device back to the factory defaults.
Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 3G’
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off yesterday and missing from the event, of course, was Steve Jobs. In his place was Phil Schiller to give the keynote filled with some major announcements. While Schiller did a decent job, he is certainly no Steve Jobs.
I've been an iPhone owner for about a year now, and I have jailbroken it off and on throughout the time that I've owned it. When I first got the device I jailbroke it to play with some of the apps people were developing, but I really didn't see any that were must-haves, and they especially didn't touch the quality of what's available in the official App Store today.
There have been a few different radio applications that have come around, but one frequent complaint is that none of them offer a way to stream music in the background. This is a limitation that Apple has placed on third-party programs, but the native iPod app has this ability.
As promised, today Apple launched the iPhone 2.1 Firmware. They actually surprised us by including details on exactly what it was that they changed with this firmware instead of vaguely saying "bug fixes." This update has been highly anticipated, simply because it is supposed to fix issues with dropped calls, battery life, and accuracy of the 3G signal strength.
As expected the Best Buy consumer electronics retail chain will start selling the iPhone 3G tomorrow. They are really boasting the reduced cost of the phone with the 8GB model starting at $199 and the 16GB starting at $299. To make this seem like even more of an unbelievable deal they are stating that the regular prices are $599 and $699 respectively.
Ever since Apple's App Store launched, we have been waiting for a free app to view Wikipedia articles. Up until today, the only Wikipedia application for the iPhone that we knew of was called iWik, but you had to pay for it. Today Wikipanion launches, it's nearly perfect, and it's free.
Once again, Apple has unexpectedly released an updated version of the iPhone firmware. Version 2.0.2 was released last evening, but not many details were provided as to what the update included, other than it "fixes bugs." Which bugs you ask? Well, we're not quite sure.
Last year about this same time, rumor had it that Apple was preparing to allow their "revolutionary" iPhone to be sold in Best Buy stores. One site, AppleInsider said on August 3rd, 2007,"By October -- and more likely by September -- all Best Buy locations should have iPhones on hand to sell to customers.
The Wall Street Journal recently sat down with Steve Jobs to see how things are going with the newly released App Store. As expected, things are going really well. In the past month that the App Store has been available to iPhone and iPod Touch users, more than 60 million applications have been downloaded.
About a week ago we wrote a MyFive including five things we wished the iPhone 3G had. Among them were more than a 2 megapixel camera, a flash for the camera and video recording, multimedia messaging service, a replaceable battery, and a 32GB option.
There are both pros and cons to the fact that Apple has so much control over iPhone application distribution. One area that they have control over which might be seen as both a pro and a con is the removal of "bad apps" from a phone. You read that right, Apple has the capability of disabling unauthorized or malicious applications from your phone.
Details are emerging about where the first million iPhone 3Gs were sold. At WWDC in June, Steve Jobs stressed availability and how the iPhone 3G would be sold in more countries than ever at an affordable price. July 11th was the launch day for 22 countries, and 70 more countries will eventually be selling them.
Apple really surprised us by launching an update to the iPhone firmware last night. We knew that version 2.1 of the firmware was supposed to be coming in September sometime because it will have the push notification system for 3rd party apps that everybody has been talking about, but we definitely didn't know that Apple was working on 2.0.1.
As promised, today we'll be reviewing the iPhone 3G. Now that we've had it for about two weeks, we felt as though we could give an accurate and honest review. We'll cover what we think of the GPS, 3G data speeds, applications, the new firmware, and more...
As we've mentioned, CyberNet's iPhone 3G review will be coming within the next week or so. We decided not to post it right away so we could have ample time to test out all of the new features. In the mean time, we thought we'd fill ya in on five things we wished the iPhone 3G had. It sure is a nice device, but it isn't perfect. Here's what we'd like to see on a 3rd generation iPhone.
One of the features that many people are quick to point out is missing from the iPhone is voice dialing. Hundreds of phones offer such a feature and when the new iPhone 3G didn't have it, people were left wondering why. Soon the iPhone will have at least a few voice-type features thanks to technology that AT&T is researching and developing.