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5 years ago

Rogers Customers: Prepare for a Long Wait. Everybody Else: Smile

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Rogers Customers: Prepare for a Long Wait. Everybody Else: Smile


Above, customers at the Montreal Apple Store wait for Rogers to get their systems working

Upgrading to an iPhone 3G S in Canada? We feel for you, and we fear we're going to continue to feel for you for a healthy portion of the day. Last year there were activation backlogs and hang-ups all over, but it was especially egregious in Canada, where people were waiting for half the day for Rogers' system to get up and happy and talking with Apple's system.

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5 years ago

Apple Store iPhone 3G S Display Video

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Apple Store iPhone 3G S Display Video

King Kong-sized iPhone at the Apple Flagship Store in Montreal highlights the new iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0 software features.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G S - Disassembled

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iPhone 3G S - Disassembled

Well that didn't take long. RapidRepair.com just let us know they've already gotten their iPhone 3G S and rendered it directly down to its component parts:

CPU - Samsung 339S0073ARM K2132C2P0-50-F 0N1480911 APL0298 N1TVY0Q 0919

NAND Flash Memory - Toshiba TH58NVG702ELA89 IA8816 TAIWAN 09209AE

System Memory - 337S3754 CMA G0919 5Y9307885E4

Infineon - 36MY1EE A9177314 Z171033B

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5 years ago

Upgrading to iPhone 3G S? What Are You Doing With Your Old iPhone?

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Upgrading to iPhone 3G S? What Are You Doing With Your Old iPhone?

IKEA and Spike Jonze remind us above that you can't really hurt your old iPhone's feelings by upgrading to the latest, greatest iPhone 3G S, but that doesn't mean you have to dump the poor obsoleted fella either.

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5 years ago

Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 User Guide PDF

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Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 User Guide PDF

Someone in iPhone documentation has been busy lately. Not only did Apple post an iPhone guide for Enterprise today, but now here's the iPhone User Guide for iPhone OS 3.0 Software PDF (via iLounge).

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5 years ago

Rogers Canada 11th Hour iPhone 3G S Savings! Sign for 1 Addition Year, Save Up to $500

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Rogers Canada 11th Hour iPhone 3G S Savings! Sign for 1 Addition Year, Save Up to $500

TiPb just received word from Rogers and, well, it's typically long and complicated so we'll just give them the floor:

We’ve just announced the details of special Hardware Upgrade savings for our existing iPhone customers and wanted to let you know.

There has been a lot of excitement around the new iPhone 3G S and we wanted to recognize the early adopters who helped make the iPhone the hottest-selling handset in Canadian wireless history. We will be discounting the price of the iPhone 3G S by between $250 and $500 to provide savings to many of our iPhone customers.

What this means is that eligible iPhone owners can acquire the iPhone 16GB 3G S for as low as $199 or the 32GB for as low as $299 until July 31, 2009.

For Fido customers, we’re offering the Fido Rewards iPhone 3G S promotion. This enables iPhone customers to redeem FidoDollars towards a new iPhone 3G S with an additional $100 top-up from Fido.

For customers who don’t qualify for these extra savings, we are pleased to offer Rogers Wireless customers the iPhone at our cost on rogers.com. This cost - $580 for the iPhone 3G, $680 for the iPhone 3G S 16GB and $780 for the iPhone 3G S 32GB – represents the price we pay for the device plus a nominal fee for the SIM card. Customers can access these devices at retail locations for just $19 more for the three devices.

We’re also happy to announce that Rogers and Fido are extending the 6GB/$30 data promotion until July 31. This offer is valid for customers on a new or existing iPhone plan or customers buying an Android-powered HTC Magic or HTC Dream.

Details after the break!

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5 years ago

AT&T Gets their iPhone 3G S Pack On!

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AT&T Gets their iPhone 3G S Pack On!

AT&T (via MacRumors) has posted a video of iPhone 3G S getting dressed up for its big debut tomorrow morning. If you ordered from them Empire, one of those just might be yours!

TiPb will be in line tomorrow. If you see any of us, say hello! And make sure you join us here on the blog and in the forums so we can all share pictures and updates on what's come to be the yearly Super Bowl of gadget releases.

Is it tomorrow yet?

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5 years ago

Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 Enterprise Deployment Guide

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Apple Releases iPhone 3.0 Enterprise Deployment Guide

Daring Fireball is spot on:

The conventional wisdom at the moment seems to be that the iPhone is only a consumer device, but the conventional wisdom is wrong. Think about all the hospital/medical demos from recent iPhone events, for one thing.

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5 years ago

People Want iPhones (Who'd Have Thunk it?)

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People Want iPhones (Who'd Have Thunk it?)

We're not surprised. Obviously. Apple plays the product cycle and media hype engines to perfection. Still, it's interesting to see Electronista's take, based on ChangeWave data:

A mid-June study from the research group has 14.4 percent of those tracked looking to buy some kind of smartphone within the next 90 days, a record high and a large jump from 11.2 percent in March. Of these, a full 44 percent now plan to buy an iPhone compared to 30 percent just three months earlier.

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5 years ago

Quick App: BeeJiveIM 3.0 for iPhone with Push Notification

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Quick App: BeeJiveIM 3.0 for iPhone with Push Notification

BeeJive is my IM solution of choice. I don't use a lot of the more advanced features, but the reason I keep going back to it is just this: speed. It gets me in, working, and back out fast. And BeeJive IM 3.0 with support for iPhone 3.0's new Push Notification service is no exception. In fact, it rules.

One of the problems with Push Notification is that while the actual alerts are speedy, acting on them is not. Take IM for example. If you enable Text Alerts, an SMS-style popup window presents, tells you the IM app has a new message, and lets you Dismiss or View. If you View, the iPhone then has to 1) close the alert, 2) launch the app, 3) re-establish the app's server connection (Push Notification uses a different, Apple-powered server), 4) download the IM to the app, and potentially 5) issue the app's own internal alert if that's enabled as well.

That can be some overhead. Sure, maybe iPhone 3G S (for speed, remember) will quicken the pace, but BeeJiveIM on an iPhone 3G was impressively responsive already.

Testing it over the last couple days, alerts presented, I tapped them, and everything listed about was handled smoothly and quickly. So, again, I was able to get in, work, and get back out fast. It's everything that was great about BeeJiveIM 2.0, plus the convenience of Push and other iPhone 3.0 features.

Like what? Well, BeeJiveIM 3.0 also supports copy and paste. Tap and hold to highlight an entire chat bubble and popup the Copy command. (No sliders for selecting multiple bubbles in the version I tested). To paste, start a new chat (which means typing at least one character), then tap inside the entry box to get the Select, Select All, Paste popup.

Inside a text entry box (an IM you're typing), you get the full slider-to-select precise text treatment.

BeeJiveIM 3.0 for iPhone and iPod should be hitting the iTunes App Store any time now. We'll update with the link as soon as it's live.

Screenshots after the break!

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5 years ago

Having Problems with iPhone 3.0?

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Having Problems with iPhone 3.0?

If you're anything like us, the moment iPhone 3.0 hit iTunes, you hit the update button. For many, it was smooth sailing from that point on. For others...?

Not so much. We're hearing about several issues, from disconnecting Wi-Fi in 2nd Gen iPod touches (hello BT radio!) to missing apps, to sync issues, to push problems, to seach nulls, to my own little bizarre issue:

All my media is fine on my iPhone, but when I plug it in to iTunes, it's read as gigabytes of "other" data and I get a helpful message saying my iPhone is already full.

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5 years ago

Update: O2 to Start Selling iPhone 3G S at 9:02am? Preparing for Sell Out?

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Update: O2 to Start Selling iPhone 3G S at 9:02am? Preparing for Sell Out?

Very brand-conscious start time aside, looks like UK customers on O2 now know what time the queue ends and the buying begins...

UPDATE: Sounds like the second poster, below, might be there just in case a store sells out and wants to inform customers. Thanks to everyone in the comments for logic-ing this out!

Due to high demand we have run out of the iPhone 3G S

The good news is there are more coming soon

Ask a member of staff for details

Posterized version after the break!

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5 years ago

UPS Deliver Anyone's iPhone 3G S Today?

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UPS Deliver Anyone's iPhone 3G S Today?

We've mentioned this before, but as anyone who's read our comments or seen the Twitter'splosion over it already knows, those folks who pre-ordered the iPhone 3G S from Apple have been tortured for the last few days with ever changing -- and even disappearing -- delivery dates. (Right Jeremy?)

From June 22nd to in-transit to June 17 to June 19 to June 18 to held-by-shipper to who-the-$%^-knows anymore, uber-iPhone lovers have been hitting refresh and yanking hair out almost every minute on the minute.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G S Early Review Roundup

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iPhone 3G S Early Review Roundup

Well, it looks like UPS did indeed deliver a few iPhone 3G S a tad early. Heh. And here's what some of the top guns in tech thought of Apple's newest handset.

Overall, most felt it was evolution rather than revolution, a solid update if not one re-forged in the unicorn tears of it's ancestors. Is the best getting better enough? TiPb will tell you our thoughts after we stand in line tomorrow and grab ours. If you're waiting as well, check out the reviews and let us know what you think:

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5 years ago

TiPb 32GB iPhone 3G S Give Away Day Three - Last Chance to Enter!

TiPb 32GB iPhone 3G S Give Away Day Three - Last Chance to Enter!

Tuesday was all about the Twitter. Wednesday we took it iPhone Live! Well today, we bring it back home.

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