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Old 03-17-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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iPhone OS updates (copy/paste, Touch bluetooth unlock, etc.)

From Engadget:
Gizmodo: iPhone 3.0 OS Guide: Everything You Need to Know


Of course iPod Touch owners get to pay $10 for the privilege of updating to the new OS.

So my next question is if you can link a Touch to a (non-iPhone) bluetooth phone for mobile web access (as you can with notebooks). Tethering, that's the word I was looking for.

Apparently you will be able to do iPhone-to-notebook tethering. (Not sure if this will be ready when the OS launches (carrier support?), but the OS will support it.)
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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It is important to note that "For instance, A2DP and MMS won't be available on the iPhone 1st gen." Hopefully that isn't accurate and I can't see why both wouldn't be available on the 1st gen. :|
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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From the Gizmodo link:
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  • Rumbling. Games—or any other application—will also be able to rumble, like your console joystick.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #4
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It is important to note that "For instance, A2DP and MMS won't be available on the iPhone 1st gen." Hopefully that isn't accurate and I can't see why both wouldn't be available on the 1st gen. :|
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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It is important to note that "For instance, A2DP and MMS won't be available on the iPhone 1st gen." Hopefully that isn't accurate and I can't see why both wouldn't be available on the 1st gen. :|
That is upsetting. I've been wanting MMS for so long, and now they're basically saying I might never have it as long as I have a first gen iPhone? Lame, lame, lame.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #6
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How can I tell which gen my touch is?
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:39 PM   #7
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Crazy Apple is crazy.

I never get Apple's success. They have the stupidest business model, and yet they are successful.

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crazy muddi900 is crazy. Should've read the the article. Yay! forward messaging. Now I just need the unlocking software.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:40 PM   #8
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Crazy Apple is crazy.

I never get Apple's success. They have the stupidest business model, and yet they are successful.
How can it be stupid if it's successful
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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How can I tell which gen my touch is?
Does it have physical volume control buttons and an external speaker? Then it's a 2nd Gen. Otherwise, it's a 1st Gen.

Identifying iPod models (Apple)
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:50 PM   #10
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Does it have physical volume control buttons and an external speaker? Then it's a 2nd Gen. Otherwise, it's a 1st Gen.

Identifying iPod models (Apple)
First gen, boohoo
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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I have a question that is semi-on-topic:

I want an iPhone. Badly. Like willing to cut off appendages (mine or anyone else's). But I think I'm fucking stuck with Sprint for the next year or so. Are these whispers I hear about unlocking an iPhone true? Is it really possible?

Also, just how different are iPod Touches to the iPhones? Is it really just a matter of one has a phone (and the internet service it provides)? Can it really be that simple of a difference? If it is, I am getting one of those bitches tonight.
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From what I understand a touch and iphone are identical except for the cell service (phone / internet). Although the touch has wifi.
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Also, just how different are iPod Touches to the iPhones? Is it really just a matter of one has a phone (and the internet service it provides)? Can it really be that simple of a difference? If it is, I am getting one of those bitches tonight.
http://corpocrat.com/2008/12/20/ipho...he-difference/

Also, I've read that the 2nd gen Touch has a slightly faster processor (and maybe improved graphics chip) than the iPhone and 1st gen Touch, while the iPhone has a higher-quality screen than the Touch.

* The screen quality issue might have been fixed in the 2nd gen. Not sure on this yet...

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The screen on the touch seems to be on par with the recent iPhone 3G versions, though we did notice our model looked slightly, slightly more washed out than our iPhones -- still, it's incredibly clear, crisp, and easy to read.
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Hmm. Looked at that stuff and if this is accurate for the iPod Touch:

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- WiFI Internet Connectivity (does not support broadband connection that requires username/password)
Then that's a major blow IMO. Enough to not buy one, actually.
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Hmm. Looked at that stuff and if this is accurate for the iPod Touch:

Then that's a major blow IMO. Enough to not buy one, actually.
I assume that means broadband modems that require a password to connect are a problem, not WiFi networks that require a password?
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Hmm. Looked at that stuff and if this is accurate for the iPod Touch:



Then that's a major blow IMO. Enough to not buy one, actually.
It supports WEP, not sure that else you would need.
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Ah, never mind about the unlocking. It seems that Sprint and AT&T are entirely different network types.

Now I'm off to berate Sprint into releasing my contract. Woo!
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Get ready to pay an Early Termination Fee, I guess.
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Apple delivers with this update.
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Get ready to pay an Early Termination Fee, I guess.
It's a company phone (they pay for my cell) and it's a measly $200. Given the amount I pour into the company I don't think it'll be a problem getting them to pay the fee and pay a bit more for the AT&T coverage. I hope. These are shitty economic times...
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