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5 years ago

iPhone Competition: Nokia N97 First Impressions

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iPhone Competition: Nokia N97 First Impressions

Our friend Matt Miller over at sister-site NokiaExperts has just posted up his first impressions of the white Nokia N97. Like most premium handsets over the last few years, the N97 has been played up as another "iPhone killer" so we figured we'd better keep an eye on it at well.

What's Matt's take away? Good but not great if we're reading it right, though Nokia is promising updates that might make it even better.

Head on over to NokiaExperts for the full rundown and video overview, and let us know what you think!

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5 years ago

AT&T's iPhone 3G S Pre-Order Supply Depleted

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AT&T's iPhone 3G S Pre-Order Supply Depleted

Once again it seems AT&T's lock down of the iPhone will be paying off in droves. It's only been a few days but yet AT&T has managed to sell each and every single iPhone 3G S that it had stored away for pre-orders. Any unlucky customer who places an order with AT&T after today will sadly have to wait an extra one to two weeks to get their hands on their new iPhone 3G S.

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5 years ago

How To: Force Quit in iPhone 3.0

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How To: Force Quit in iPhone 3.0

With iPhone 1.x and 2.x, you could hold down the Home button to "force quit" an application (kill the process) and return to the Home Screen. With iPhone 3.0, however, holding down the Home button now activates Voice Control on the iPhone 3G S.

So, how do you Force Quit under iPhone 3.0? iPhonejunkie3 provides the answer (via EverythingiCafe):

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5 years ago

TiPb iPhone 3G S News Roundup

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TiPb iPhone 3G S News Roundup

Last Monday, during the WWDC 2009 Keynote, Apple introduced the iPhone 3G S, the "S" referring to the speed (we're hoping for screaming fast). If the amount of news it's generated is any indication, we're all going to have a hard time keeping up. In an effort to help out, here are some highlight of TiPb's iPhone 3G S coverage:

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5 years ago

Twitpocalypse Now'ish -- Is Your iPhone Twitter Client Safe?

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Twitpocalypse Now'ish -- Is Your iPhone Twitter Client Safe?

Twitpocalypse.com defines the event as:

similar to the Y2K bug. The unique identifier associated to each tweet has now exceeded 2,147,483,6471 [...] For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.

Here's how it may be affecting some of your favorite iPhone Twitter clients:

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5 years ago

Apple Posts iPhone 3G S How To Guides

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Apple Posts iPhone 3G S How To Guides

Apple.com has posted up a large menu of help and how-to articles for the iPhone 3G S (and a few features aside, the iPhones 2G and 3G as well).

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5 years ago

Inside the New iPhone 3G S Processors: More than Just Mhz

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Inside the New iPhone 3G S Processors: More than Just Mhz

Anandtech gives their usual in-depth look at the processors inside Apple's new iPhone 3G S. First the CPU, the new ARM Cortex A8 and the short of it is -- if the iPhone 2G and 3G were old 486 PCs, the iPhone 3G S would be a Pentium:

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5 years ago

AT&T Offering "Loans" not "Subsidies"?

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AT&T Offering "Loans" not "Subsidies"?

Interesting take from the Macalope this week with regards to the ongoing confusion and resentment surrounding current iPhone 3G owners and the price they'll likely have to pay when upgrading to the iPhone 3G S on AT&T. See, the Macalope believes both sides of the debate have it wrong:

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5 years ago

Apple's Latest App Store Rejection Policy: Because We Said So

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Apple's Latest App Store Rejection Policy: Because We Said So

Tim Daley let us know via Twitter that his app, What Would Chuck Do?, was rejected by Apple's iTunes App Store for the most terrifying reason imaginable. Because they said so:

Thank you for submitting WWCD - What Would Chuck Do to the App Store. We've reviewed the Application and, consistent with the criteria considered in our approval process, we have chosen not to publish this application. As you know, Apple reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject an application for any reason.

Regards,

iPhone Developer Program

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5 years ago

Best Buy to Offer iPhone 3G S Insurance

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Best Buy to Offer iPhone 3G S Insurance

So we all know that AT&T, for whatever reason, does not offer insurance for any iPhone. It seems as if Best Buy is now stepping up to the plate to offer it's customers some iPhone 3G S insurance, Geek Squads Black Tie Protection.

This is great news for some of you but keep in mind it comes at a pretty hefty price. Normal cell phone insurance via Best Buy will cost you anywhere from $7 to $10 a month. Not the case with iPhone 3G S, Best Buy has raised this fee to a cool $15 a month. This premium fee is most likely due to the full retail price of the 3G S being so high at $599 and $699.

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