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5 years ago

Rogers Canada Brings Back $30/6GB Data Plans for iPhone 3G S

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Rogers Canada Brings Back $30/6GB Data Plans for iPhone 3G S

Looks like Rogers will be bringing back the $30/6GB data plans just in time for the iPhone 3G S launch!

Last year, to help defuse some of the negative publicity surrounding Canadian data rates in face of the iPhone 3G launch, Rogers extended a hand to data hungry users in the form of this plan -- for a limited time only.

Recently Rogers brought the plan back for their Android handset as well, but it's great to see it specified for our new iPhone.

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5 years ago

AT&T Posts iPhone 3G S Info Video

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AT&T Posts iPhone 3G S Info Video

AT&T (via Macrumors) has posted the above video in hopes of clarifying how customers, new and existing, can get a brand new iPhone 3G S come next Friday:

On launch day (June 19th), two lines will form at 7 a.m. local time at the AT&T retail stores. Customers who had pre-ordered from retail stores will be able to pick up their iPhone 3GSs at that time, while customers who wish to purchase that day will have to wait until the store opens at normal business hours.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Ngmoco Launches Star Defense for iPhone

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Quick App: Ngmoco Launches Star Defense for iPhone

Ngmoco takes classic gaming concepts and genres, re-interprets them for the iPhone, and then makes them look better than anyone can believe an iPhone game can look. Star Defense, a galaxy-spanning take on tower defense, is no exception.

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5 years ago

TomTom Announces Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation for iPhone 3.0

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TomTom Announces Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation for iPhone 3.0

It was a long time coming, but as part of yesterday's WWDC Keynote, TomTom co-founder Peter-Frans Pauwels demonstrated their company's solution to turn-by-turn GSP navigation for iPhone 3.0, and interestingly, it comes in two parts:

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5 years ago

WWDC 2009 News Roundup: iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0

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WWDC 2009 News Roundup: iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0

It's been a busy day here on TiPb, so just in case you missed anything, here's a roundup of all our WWDC 2009 news and coverage.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS -- What We Didn't Get

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iPhone 3GS -- What We Didn't Get

Yeah, we're the entitled generation. We want everything, we want it now, and free isn't good enough -- you better pay us to like it!

Well, most of us aren't that bad, but our expectations have no doubt been set high, almost impossibly high.

So, while Apple is touting their faster, video shooting, voice controlling, compass spinning new iPhone 3G S, we just want to remind them of just what we didn't get... after the break!

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5 years ago

Apple Posts WWDC 2009 Keynote Live Stream

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Apple Posts WWDC 2009 Keynote Live Stream

While Apple will no doubt post a high quality version in their iTunes podcast feed in the next couple of days, if you absolutely have to watch the WWDC 2009 Keynote address -- where Apple introduces the iPhone 3G S -- right now, the streaming QuickTime version is available for your enjoyment.

Go watch it at Apple.com!

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5 years ago

AT&T Responds: iPhone 3.0 MMS and Tethering

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AT&T Responds: iPhone 3.0 MMS and Tethering

We'll just pass then the mic and let you tell us what you think in the comments!

Regarding MMS:

We absolutely will offer MMS on iPhone 3G S in late summer once we complete some system upgrades that will ensure our customers have the best experience with MMS.  These upgrades are unrelated to our 3G network.  When MMS is ready, we will let customers know.

Regarding offering a tethering plan:

We plan to offer one but we don’t have an announcement to make at this time.

Joe Chandler
Executive Director
AT&T Corporate Communications

[Thanks to Phil for bringing this one home!]

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5 years ago

Updated! Rogers/Fido to Sell iPhone 3G S in Canada, $199/$299 on June 19

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Updated! Rogers/Fido to Sell iPhone 3G S in Canada, $199/$299 on June 19

Okay, I take back 13% of all the bad things I've ever said about Rogers. The Social Media Rep for Rogers/Fido, Keith McArthur, has unleashed the following today via Twitter:

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G S -- Apple Delivers Mobile Video to the Masses

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iPhone 3G S -- Apple Delivers Mobile Video to the Masses

Lots of smartphones have lots of features, and as Steve Jobs has said in the past -- many people don't even know about them, much less use them.

With the original iPhone, Apple popularized mobile web browsing, and the iPhone 3G too that to previously unseen levels (and AT&T has the data network woes to prove it). The App Store made getting and using mobile applications so ridiculously easy that 50,000 now fill the store and over 1 billion have been downloaded.

So now Apple is set to take on mobile video.

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5 years ago

Apple Demonstrates Voice Control for iPhone 3G S

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Apple Demonstrates Voice Control for iPhone 3G S

In one of the more impressive demonstrations during the iPhone 3G S introduction, Apple showed off a new feature -- Voice Control.

To activate it, you hold down the "home" button (previously reserved for "force quit"). When you hear the sound, you're good to speak!

It can be used to make a call by saying either the name or number. Voice Control will repeat what you say for confirmation.

It can also be used to tell the iPod app to play a song, play a playlist, shuffle, activate Genius, or even tell you what song is currently playing.

Most impressive? It will be available in a ton of languages! (See full list after the break!)

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5 years ago

AT&T -- MMS Later. Tethering... Um... Er... Bai!

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AT&T -- MMS Later. Tethering... Um... Er... Bai!

Although humorous for the crowd attending the WWDC Keynote today, when Apple VP of iPhone Software, Scott Forestall, announced MMS and Tethering, AT&T being deferred until later this summer on the first count, and totally glossed over on the second count, likely won't be as amusing for US iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S owners who will miss out on fairly standard functionality other carriers and regions may get on 3.0 launch come June 17.

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5 years ago

Updated: Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 Gold Master to Developers + WARNING!

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Updated: Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 Gold Master to Developers + WARNING!

Apple has made the GM (gold master), or final version of iPhone 3.0 available to developers via developer.apple.com in advance of June 17th public release.

Apple VP of iPhone Software, Scott Forstall, reminded developers to download it, test against it, and if their apps didn't work, to get updates done and fast!

WARNING updated: yeah, we got the full text and it applies only as outlined in the comments below. Thanks everyone, we try to err on the side of caution. Luckily devs had access

If you're not a legit developer who needs this now, more than ever -- stay away!

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5 years ago

2008 iPhone 3G Now Priced to Move! $99 Starting Today!

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2008 iPhone 3G Now Priced to Move! $99 Starting Today!

When Tim Cook said Apple wasn't going to leave a price umbrella for the competition, did anyone really think he meant the (as of this writing still) current 2008 iPhone 3G would sell for $99 on contract?

Of course, exact pricing will vary by region/carrier and eligibility, contract-wise. Still, if a new customer can walk in AT&T, drop $99, and walk out with a still highly functional iPhone 3G with free upgrade to 3.0...

Hot.

Who knows how long it will last, so if that's your magic number, go get it!

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G S - 2x Faster, but Still no 802.11n

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iPhone 3G S - 2x Faster, but Still no 802.11n

Looks like DaringFireball.net nailed it: the S in iPhone 3G S stands for speed. Faster processors (we're guessing both CPU and GPU in line with new ARM and PowerVR chips), new OpenGL ES 2.0 implementation (no word on OpenCL yet, which leverages GPUs and CPUs).

HSPA cell downloads are also boosted up to 7.2 Mbps, where available.

Missing in the speed-boost department, however, was any word on support for 802.11n Wi-Fi according to the Tech Specs.

Guess we're waiting on fourth gen for that?

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