Miniot is a company that makes wood cases for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Well, they have now made a iWood case for the iPhone 3G. The cases are carved from a single pieces of wood and, if the iPhone 3G cases follow the trend of the cases created for the 1st Generation iPhone, they will be available in Oak, Padouk, Cherry, Mahogany and Walnut. The cases come in two pieces that slide together, leaving all ports and controls accessible. You can also personalize the case with a [Read more...]
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
UPDATE: If you’re looking for the software unlock for the iPhone 3G please see our most recent article about the Dev Teams Unlock info.
Here’s the updated status info from ziphone.org:
System disk name: BigBear5A331.M68OS
System disk key: 3d9a9832a108fc5084fc9329d6e84e38edf06e380554c49376b70e951f8a8d1ed943f819
Baseband version: 04.05.04_G
Baseband status: patched and unlocked :)
iPhone 3G baseband firmware prefix: ICE2 version 1.43
user root and user mobile still have “alpine” as password.
ALL CARRIERS SUPPORTED AS OF NOW: [Read more...]
According 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!
My mind can’t help but dream of the future of the iPhone 3G. I know that it will get jailbroke and unlocked, but how? With AT&T requiring you to activate in the store or Apple store how will pwnage or winpwn work? It restores your iPhone using custom hacked firmware through iTunes which then iTunes activated the iPhone. If this activation process is no longer done in iTunes, how will jailbreaking occur? I know previous methods such as jailbreakme.com used Safari exploits to gain write access and add Installer.app without needing to restore and reactivate. [Read more...]
Apple 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...]
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.
It’s poll time again! The last poll was – How many 3rd party applications do you have on your iPhone or iPod Touch? (Webclips do not count!) Below are the results based on when we added the poll about week ago.
* Less than 5 (4%, 67 Votes)
* 5-10 (11%, 201 Votes)
* 10-20 (26%, 478 Votes)
* 20-30 (19%, 358 Votes)
* 30-40 (12%, 224 Votes)
* 40-50 (8%, 153 Votes)
* 50-100 (13%, 239 Votes)
* 100-150 (3%, 55 Votes)
* 150-200 (1%, 19 Votes)
* More than 200 (4%, 68 Votes)
Total Voters: 1862
I will say that I was among the 19 people who have between 150-200 applications. However, when I hit about the 125 application range my iPhone starts to act a little crazy and I usually have to restore it around the 175ish range. You can still vote on this Poll in our Poll Archive page. You can also vote/view all the past polls on the Poll Archive page as well. Here is the new poll:
One of the biggest features of the new iPhone 3G is GPS. This includes live, updated tracking on Google Maps. There is even news today of TomTom preparing an app for the App Store.
“Our navigation system runs on the iPhone already,”
The GPS in the iPhone is not your normal GPS. With the iPhone you get A-GPS or assisted GPS. The iPhone uses it’s internet connection through the cell network to get information about where the sattelites are currently located and makes a faster connection.
Have you ever noticed that when in a building, GPS can’t get signal to the satellites. The iPhone 3G also uses the info from the cell phone towers and wifi routers to give you location information when GPS is not available. [Read more...]
So, what’s the catch? It sounds like there is a catch and if you’re planning on unlocking, it’s a big catch. AT&T is saying there will be in store activation only, and there may be a penalty for not activating your iPhone 3G within 30 days of purchase. You also have to sign a 2 year contract whether you have an existing iPhone and/or account. They are also dropping the GoPhone plans and raising the data plan to $30 a month from $20 due to 3G. This shouldn’t effect me since I’m already with AT&T. We’ll probably move our numbers to the new iPhones and unlock our old ones for testing purposes. $10 more a month x2 for 3G is ok I guess (once they get it in our area).
UPDATE: Link to AT&T Press Release
With the upcoming release of the iPhone 3G (July 11th) there will be many new countries getting the iPhone. Only 22 will be added on July 11th but the remaining will be added throughout the year. Here is the list:
The following countries will be selling the iPhone 3G on July 11th: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French), Belgium (Dutch), Canada (English), Canada (French), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French), Switzerland (German), UK, USA. [Read more...]
Apple released info today on their new iPhone naming it “iPhone 3G“. The iPhone 3G has some but not all of the features rumored about in the past months. Here is a list of all the features:
- For sale July 11th
- New Prices: $199 8GB, $299 16GB
- 3G Network
- White and Black colors, plastic molding [Read more...]