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.
YES! It has begun! New Zealand has the iPhone 3G! Officially on sale as of 12:01 AM local time, the Kiwi's are the first to grab up Stevo's 2nd generation mobile platform.
Shoppers, start your engines. From Oceania, the iPhone will start lighting up Asia, Africa, Europe, East Coast North America, West Coast North America, and finally Hawaii as its march across the globe -- and total Risk triumph concludes. (Well, except for holdouts China and Russia).
Where are you? When will you get it? Let us know your story!
Note: since this is a separate file, make sure you're backed up to iTunes before you start, this full update will erase all your data and you'll need to have your data backed up in order to restore afterwards.
The hits just keep on coming this morning. Next up, TUAW noticed a few new downloads on Apple.com - specifically they're iPhone configuration utilities that look to be the perfect tool (until there's OTA setup) for administrators in companies that have deployed iPhones. There's a web utility for both Mac and Windows and also a more powerful Mac utility. The basic idea here is you set up a simple file (just XML) with certain settings like:
This is it. We're in the home stretch. 99 meters down and 1 left to go, all or nothing, and Steve Jobs has just tapped into the speed force. Tomorrow we find out if Apple crosses the finish line first, the two-peat for greatest smartphone (even gadget) in the world, or if they trip themselves up with their mostly evolutionary, not so much revolutionary, next generation handset.
This will come as a surprise to precisely no-one, but it looks like iTunes announces itself over Bonjour when you turn on "Look for iPhone and iPod Touch remotes" under the advanced preferences. Above are my iTunes Remote details that popped up in Bonjour Browser after I clicked the iTunes' check box.
Sadly, there are no remotes to read the signal just now, but it does seem likely that some enterprising hackers may someday be able to use this info to hack together iTunes remotes for other platforms besides iPhone 2.0. Because, you know, there are still going to be people out there that don't use the iPhone. :D
Use the breadcrumbs at the top go get to the app store .
Check out the gallery after the break for some of the stuff we're browsing for -- including a free AOL App, a free iTunes Remote App (YES), and more! What are you downloading? Let us know in the forums or -- even better -- chat it up in our forums.
Steve Jobs only speaks to the media when he has to, when he launches an iPod, the iPhone, the MacBook Air... the App Store. Here's what he just said to USA Today:
"This is the biggest launch of my career."
From the man who brought us the Apple II and the Mac? Really? That's a lot of faith in what some are calling the next major platform. And it looks like Jobs isn't taking any chances. Heck, it looks like he's positively stacking the deck:
500 Apps in the Store at launch. 450 of them under $10. 125 of them FREE.
Good morning iPhone lovers! Remember when you were a child and you discovered your parents' secret hiding place for your Chrismas presents? You spend a few agonizing minutes (ok, seconds) debating whether or not to peek at what you'd get and then, yes, you peeked. Today's going to be like that. If you haven't yet, it's time to fire up iTunes and check for an update because, yes, 7.7 is here with the App store and ready for download. More on that in a bit.
Yup, iPhone 3G is in the hizzy! Looks like AT&T is getting crazy massive stock of both the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G Black, not to mention the exclusive 16GB iPhone 3G White -- in elegant white boxes no less -- as well.
Anyone seeing similar in their countries? Or is the USA hoarding the special editions? Let us know!