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Why the iPhone 3GS Doesn't Cost Apple $179

iSupply gets a lots of headlines, like this one from Reuters, guestimating the raw component costs of popular gadgets like the iPhone 3GS. And good for them.

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The Competition: HTC Hero (Android)

Do Android Hero's dream of electric steeds? (Too obscure? Never mind!Our sibling site Android Central is all over the new HTC Hero announcement -- the latest Android smartphone and one that looks decidedly different from its G1 predecessor.

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Wednesday Fun Video: iPhone 3GS Shot Music Video!

Steve Ellington from the theautomaticfilmmaker.com let us know that he'd shot the above music video entirely on the new iPhone 3GS. While Ellington had fun filming the little robot, he was also "quite impressed with the camera."

CBS4 in South Florida must also have been impressed. They claimed the "new iPhone good enough for the evening news" when a producer shot a segment entirely on Apple's latest handset as well.

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Buh-Bye BlackBerry Say 12% of iPhone 3GS Buyers

Apple Insider reports that, based on a Piper Jaffray survey:

12% of consumers who visited a retail store this past weekend to make their iPhone 3G S purchase said they were replacing a BlackBerry handset, the latest sign that Apple continues to make headway against rival Research in Motion in the high-stakes smartphone market.

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AT&T Navigator and MobileNavigator Europe -- Turn-by-Turn Navigation Hits the iPhone App Store

First push-Instant Messenger (IM) apps, now Turn-by-Turn Navigation? Can our long standing dreams finally become reality?

A few days ago we mentioned Gokivo + Yahoo! Maps had made it into the App Store. Now it's joined by:

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Dear Apple -- Where's the iDisk App?

Hey, it's started to work with Push Notification apps, so who can blame us for taking a second bite at the Dear Apple. So...

Where's that free iDisk App at? You remember, the one on your What's New in MobileMe website:

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Raw Performance: iPhone 3GS 4x Faster than iPhone 3G at 3D!

TapTapTap, developers of the upcoming Plasma app decided to slap a big, honkin’ frame rate indicator on a raw version just to see what differences, if any, the iPhone 3GS hardware provided compared to the previous generation iPhone 3G. The results?

As the video shows, in our OpenGL ES testing, the 3GS is generally close to four times faster than the 3G. Results will vary depending on the application but this is remarkable to say the least.

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Dev-Team Releases Ultrasn0w for iPhone 3G

The wait is over ladies and gentleman. The Dev-Team has released their latest software to unlock iPhone 3G's running the 3.0 software. Again, it is important to remember when a 3G S jailbreak application is released do not use Ultrasn0w with the iPhone 3G S.

To unlock your iPhone 3G 3.0 is as simple as jailbreaking your device, downloading Ultrasn0w via Cydia, and running the software. For full detailed directions be sure to check out the Dev-Teams blog.

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iPhone 3GS in Canada: Rogers Redeemed-ish?


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Tuesday Educational Video: iPhone 3GS Disassembled

DirectFix let us know they've posted the first video with step-by-step tear down and build back up directions for Apple's new iPhone 3GS. They also passed along that:

DirectFix.com already has replacement LCD screens and touch panels available on its website. We expect our first inquiries in the following days, as there are always some that almost immediately drop their new iPhones.

Here's hoping not though. Keep your new iPhones safe!

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