Sounded like a great idea, dinnit? Put up a website where your customers could upgrade to the brand-spanking-new iPhone 3G kit, right? Digg effect, meet iPwnage (no, not the hack, the tidal-wave of traffic Apple's little gadget brings with it). It'll Steve your website right quick -- especially when you offer to hand deliver them on launch day!
JAR! Avast ye scurvy 2.0 firmware and prepare to be unlocked!
Didn't take long, did it? Well, actually it did -- the iPhoneDevTeam has been hax0ring away at it since the SDK went wide and Apple, in an attempt to woo legitimate developers, made the beta 2.0 firmware (all 8 versions of it), widely available.
Their latest, release version 2.0, Pwnage tool hasn't gone public yet, but will soon. Are you willing to unlock? 22 countries are getting the iPhone tomorrow, and 50 more are following, but with Apple's tight control of the SDK, my bet is there will still be a few folks out there who want to run anything they dang-well please on their iPhone.
What about you? Are you one of the crazy-ones, the pirates? Are you going to jailbreak/unlock?
Splashdata - the company that has given unto the smartphone-and-pda-user world such iconic titles as SplashID, SplashShopper, and SplashMoney on numerous popular platforms - has jumped head-first into the iPhone world with two of the three aforementioned apps in the iTunes App Store. Both SplashShopper and SplashID are currently available for purchase and download, each at $9.99.
Pocket Express aggregates topical and commonly browsed information and presents it to you in and integrated and user-friendly iPhone interface. If you've got a regular jones on for fast and frequent News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Travel Information, and more. Check out the demo vid and if it interests you, head on over to the iPhone App Store.
But thanks to the power of the interwebs, Engadget head honcho Ryan Block has his hands all over a Vodafone NZ unit, and is willing to field all your geeky questions. Flash? Pics? SMS? Exchange? Will it blend?
What Jobs puts together, iFixit will tear asunder. Live. On the interwebs.
Seems like they got their hands on a New Zealand unit and promptly began to rip it apart for their -- and our -- education. Sadly, and iPhone 3G was harmed in the making of their post, but if you want to see the guts and maybe do a little iPhonemancy, check it out.