What does the iPhone 3G come with?

Well, we are finally getting back into the swing of things after purchasing two new iPhone 3G’s from the local Apple store. The best part of getting a new iPhone is the unboxing…if the packaging isn’t enough to awe over, opening it and seeing your new iPhone definitely is. However, the iPhone is not the only thing that comes in that little black (or white) box. There was some speculation on what accessories would come with the iPhone 3G. Well, here is what you actually get!

When you open the box the first thing you see is the iPhone. After that, is the black info envelope. As with the first generation iPhone, [Read more…]

Features of the iPhone Firmware 2.0

20ss1 Whether you decide to update to firmware 2.0 or decide to stay with your jailbroken iPhone….lets go over what features 2.0 will bring.

Apple’s Description: “With the iPhone 2.0 Software Update, your iPhone will do even more. Extend its capabilities with innovative applications you download directly from the new App Store. Get push email, calendar, and contacts from your Microsoft Exchange server at work. And use great new features in Mail, Contacts, and other applications. Free in the next update.”

appstoreAppStore: For me, this will be the best feature of firmware 2.0. Though, if I weren’t purchasing an iPhone 3G (thus forced to update to 2.0) it might not warrant an upgrade…I really like my jailbroke iPhone!

Apple’s Description: “iPhone applications are unlike anything you’ve ever seen on a mobile phone. That’s because they leverage all the groundbreaking technologies in iPhone — like the accelerometer, Multi-Touch, 3D positional sound, and GPS. And they’re only a tap away at the App Store.”

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What You Will Need To Purchase An iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G According to Apple’s website, there are a few things you are going to need to bring with you when you go to purchase your new iPhone 3G. The list is slightly disturbing at best. I remember the good old days when Doug handed the the guy $300 cash and walked out with a 4GB iPhone. Not anymore! Be sure to read the list carefully and make sure you have everything you need. Nothing would be more heartbreaking then getting up to the counter with your iPhone 3G in hand only to realize you need a credit card in order to purchase it! The list applies to purchasing an iPhone at both an AT&T or Apple store.

To purchase and activate iPhone 3G, you need the following:

    • Credit card
    • Social security number
    • Valid government-issued photo ID
    • Current wireless account number and password or PIN (if you’re new to AT&T)
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3G iPhones Arrive at AT&T Stores

The following video shows iPhones arriving at an AT&T store. Notice white iPhones come in a white box.

Ed Baig iPhone 3G Video Review

USA TODAY’s Edward C. Baig reviews the new 3G iPhone on the “Talking Tech” web video show. Baig gives the new iPhone 3.75 stars.

Watch “Ed Baig iPhone 3G Video Review” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Will the iPhone 3G be available near you on July 11th?

Are you still undecided on whether or not you are going to purchase the iPhone 3G? Below is a list of where they will be available on July 11th. Check it out and see if the iPhone 3G will be available in your area…

australia Australia:
Optus – Click HERE for more Info.
Telstra – Click HERE for more Info.
Vodafone – Click HERE for more Info.

T-Mobile – Click HERE for more info.
ONE – Click HERE for more info.
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Walt Mossberg iPhone 3G Video Review

Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal has been testing the iPhone 3G for a couple weeks now and he’s posted a video review so here it is:

Watch “Walt Mossberg iPhone 3G Video Review” from your iPhone or iPod Touch

First iPhone 3G Unboxing Photos

Below are some iPhone 3G unboxing images that were posted in the iphoneportugal.com forum. From the pictures it looks as though it came with a power supply, adapter, headphones and the Information Guide. I wonder if it will come with the microfiber screen cleaner and Apple stickers this time? The worst part is that I still have to wait 2 3 (sorry, I was jumping the gun!) days to get my hands on my new iPhone 3G!!

Apple Stores Open at 8:00am for iPhone 3G Launch

AppleWe’ve known for a little while that AT&T Stores will be open at 8:00am local time on July 11th for the launch of the iPhone 3G but now Apple has released info stating they will also open at 8:00am. If you visit Apple’s Retail site at www.apple.com/retail you will see the info we snagged in the screenshot above. We will be at our local Apple Store pretty early that day to be there for the opening. If you’re not in the US let me know what time your service provider is opening. If you can get a link confirming this we’ll post it in this article.

Apple – 8:00 AM
AT&T – 8:00 AM

Apple’s iPhone 3G Guided Tour!

Apps Apple has released their Guided Tour for the iPhone 3G. The video covers every aspect of the new iPhone 3G. Everything from what the Home Screen is to how to make a call to how the iPhone 3G’s dictionary adapts to the words you type. It covers it all!

You can also watch the What’s New video which gives a quick overview of the new features of the iPhone 3G and firmware 2.0. It is around 10 minutes long.

You can watch and/or download both videos HERE. Enjoy!

Marware – Already a Nice Variety of iPhone 3G Cases

Due to some small size differences – we are talking millimeters – between the iPhone and the iPhone 3G, case companies are in a frenzy developing cases for the iPhone 3G before it is released on July 11 (which seems WAY too far away!). Well, Marware is ahead of the game! They already have a nice variety of cases ready to go for the iPhone 3G. The cases are not yet available however, they can be pre-ordered. Here is what they look like and the price.

Side Note: Dimensions of iPhone and iPhone 3G Comparison
iPhone – 115 x 61 x 11.6 (height, width, depth in millimeters) 4.8 ounces
iPhone 3G – 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 (height, width, depth in millimeters) 4.7 ounces

Marware sportsuitSportsuit™ Convertible for iPhone 3G ($34.99)
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Upgrade to iPhone 3G for free if you purchased your iPhone after May 27th!

iPhone 3GAccording to Gizmodo….it has been confirmed that AT&T is going to allow customers who purchased an iPhone after May 27th to upgrade from the iPhone to the iPhone 3G for no extra cost. Which is pretty cool! As for the rest of us, we will have to sign a new 2-year contract in order to get our iPhone 3G’s!

WWDC 2008 Keynote in 60 Seconds

iPhone 3G Requires 2 Year Contract, In Store Activation

AT&TApple and AT&T have learned their lesson. They have a plan on keeping people from unlocking the iPhone: require a 2 year contract and activate the iPhone in the store only. No more activation through iTunes. This means you can’t walk into the Apple Store, buy an iPhone, go home and unlock it to T-Mobile or whoever. You also can’t buy them online from AT&T’s website or Apple.com. This might not matter as much because many countries will be getting the iPhone 3G, but for those that won’t, it’s going to be pretty hard to get one. I assume this will be the same for most carriers throughout the world. One way might be through the few countries who do not allow carriers to lock phones but then the price will surely go up. This memo to AT&T stores explains it all: [Read more…]

iPhone 3G Announcement at WWDC now on iTunes

What is 1.18 GB and 1 hour and 43 minutes and 58 seconds? The Keynote of the iPhone 3G. It is now available via iTunes from Apple. You can subscribe here.