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Milano 
11/7/08 7:29:45 PM
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Can someone post a photo please?

& can someone confirm whether it comes with a belt clip at all? - I've gotten used to carrying my mobile on my belt, so i'd probably need to look for a belt clip/case if it doesn't come in the box.

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kunzie 
11/7/08 7:49:15 PM
Titan

It doesn't come with a belt clip, screen protector, car charger, dock or pouch of any description.

Just USB cable, wall adapter, manuals and phone.


I was 3rd in a line of about 40 people. This was at the larger O2 store on High Street Kensington. The mini store in the station at High Street Kensington had about 30 people waiting outside. Reports filtered back that the Carphone Warehouse store further down the road had about 30 people waiting to get in.

I was in for about 15 minutes. All I had to do was show my debit card.

I arrived at about 5:40. The two dudes that were ahead of me arrived at 5:00. I was thinking it was silly of me, until I started seeing the line form at about 6:30.

According to sources, the store where I got mine from only had 20 x 16GB and 80 x 8GB. The 16s would have gone SO quickly as everyone I spoke to in the line were getting those.

I was in such a great mood (zero sleep for 28 hours). 4 hours sleep before that) that I bought everyone in the line Krispy Kremes.

I love launch queueing.

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c0nc0n 
11/7/08 8:23:33 PM
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I'm not sure about Aussie iPhones, but NZers are really disappointed especially with the inability to use on a prepaid styled plan. Like, I've got Wifi almost everywhere I go, but there is no option for a NZ iPhone, it'll lock up after 30 days when you insert a sim card that is not on a contract. Now, Vodafone is playing a silly game with us NZ folks, is that true with the Aussies?

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dBUG 
11/7/08 11:06:45 PM
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i got 8gb =D.. most ppl i talked to in the line were getting 16 gb..

does anyone give the iphone a good 8-9 hours charge before using it?


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Milano 
12/7/08 12:42:42 AM
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Quote by dBUG
does anyone give the iphone a good 8-9 hours charge before using it?


If that's what the manual recommends, then i'd do it - you wouldn't want to risk damaging the non-removable battery & then needing to return your whole phone in for repairs..

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hill60606 
12/7/08 7:13:38 AM
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There's a manual?

This isn't the phone for everyone, there are quite a few limitations such as customisation, and having to use iTunes for everything including making your own ringtones 99c for song + 99c to make tone, it comes up as a camera in Linux but couldn't get to the photo's.

I prefer Opera Mini as a web browser, Facebook apps which worked in Opera are unusable in Safari due to complex pages having their links messed up, I also haven't found a way to turn off images in order to save data.

The music player works well, I love cover flow, where you flick through albums and the Youtube client is something I really like.

As a phone it also works well, contacts are easy to access, iTunes had no trouble syncing with outlook, email setup also worked with POP, Yahoo and Gmail supported.

There are quite a few free apps available, installing them is easy, just tap on them PangeaVR is an aplication which lets you download 360 degree panorama's which move around with the accelerometer and a finger.


Edited by hill60606: 12/7/2008 7:29:20 AM


Edited by hill60606: 12/7/2008 7:29:48 AM

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TinBane 
12/7/08 9:10:04 AM
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Milano: Battery is easier to change than the 2G. A savvy and careful end user could potentially do it, now that it's not soldered onto the logic board with the devil's own soldering.

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Milano 
12/7/08 10:30:28 AM
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Quote by hill60606
There's a manual?


In the box
iPhone packaging.

* iPhone 3G
* Stereo Headset with mic
* Dock Connector to USB Cable
* USB Power Adapter
* Documentation
* Cleaning/polishing cloth
* SIM eject tool


I'm assuming the "Documentation" is your manual, man.

Quote by TinBane
Milano: Battery is easier to change than the 2G. A savvy and careful end user could potentially do it, now that it's not soldered onto the logic board with the devil's own soldering.


k cool. But won't that still void your warranty?

What is the iphones warranty btw?


Edited by Milano: 12/7/2008 10:33:06 AM

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hill60606 
12/7/08 12:53:33 PM
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it's probably with all that stuff I did't read

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Linux_Inside V2 
12/7/08 3:40:17 PM
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Quote by Milano
k cool. But won't that still void your warranty?

What is the iphones warranty btw?



By the time the battery wears out, your hardware warranty will have expired.

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Chazzozz!! 
12/7/08 10:07:28 PM
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So, anyone got comments on the length of the battery life yet? IIRC, that's one of the bugbears they had with the earlier versions.

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kunzie 
13/7/08 2:10:18 AM
Titan

Hmmm I cannot get GPS or Triangulation to work.

I've disabled 3G, I've soft-reset, I've full-reset including update to 5A347 firmware, I've connected to WiFi, I've turned off auto-lock.

I'm going for a walk this arv, so i'll try it (GPS) without auto-lock on again. See if that does anything.

Not getting a triangulation is disturbing though :(

So far, everything else is working fantastically.

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hill60606 
13/7/08 8:40:15 AM
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I just opened the maps and it found where I was, it also worked on our demo phone which has not been outside.

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kunzie 
13/7/08 9:07:48 AM
Titan

Still can't get it to triangulate with cell towers, however GPS works fine now.

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Frizzl 
14/7/08 12:03:23 AM
Titan

hill, with Linux ipod touch and iphones are identified as phones however there is a bit of stuff on the net how to get it working, requires a wireless connection :)

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hill60606 
14/7/08 8:18:22 AM
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Quote by Frizzl
hill, with Linux ipod touch and iphones are identified as phones however there is a bit of stuff on the net how to get it working, requires a wireless connection :)



Got one of those, probably have to set up a server which acts as a fake iTunes store.

Linux identifies it as a camera, you can see a folder which when opened reveals another folder the same as the first one, opening it continues the series of a folder nested in a folder...

I found an unsecured network which stops about 10 metres from where I work, whenever I walk past the phone just jumps on, it asked once if I wanted to connect to "DLink", the same thing happens when I get home it switches to wireless.

Regarding the battery life, it's a bit early to tell yet, so far it hasn't been very good (lasting less than a day of fairly heavy use), I'd give it about a week so to get 5 or 6 good discharge cycles so the battery becomes fully conditioned.

Edit:-

I'm running Firefox in Wine and downloading iTunes now, I'm going to try to install it there.

If I try and run it directly it asks for quicktime.

Opening this site makes Firefox crash probably all the flash etc.

Didn't work, back to the drawing board.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee172/Hill60606060606/iTunesWine.png

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee172/Hill60606060606/iTunesWineFail.png



Edited by hill60606: 14/7/2008 11:45:17 AM

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His power resided in his ability to speak directly and powerfully to the negativity at the core of the Australian soul.

Linux_Inside V2 
14/7/08 11:53:46 PM
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If you want to charge your iPhone while booted into linux: http://matt.colyer.name/projects/iphone-module/

:D

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hill60606 
15/7/08 6:28:13 PM
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It charges, no wucking forries.

I found another open network.

Saw the first broken one today, dropped and broke the screen, non-warranty, the lady who owned it was almost crying.


Edited by hill60606: 15/7/2008 6:33:51 PM

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A decade of John Howard has left a country of timidity, fear and shame


His power resided in his ability to speak directly and powerfully to the negativity at the core of the Australian soul.

Linux_Inside V2 
15/7/08 8:52:46 PM
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Quote by hill60606
It charges, no wucking forries.



Which Distro? My machine at work needed the patch.

I think the patch has been submitted to the kernel devs, probably a long time ago - but the kernel on my work machine pre-dates the iPhone ;)

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hill60606 
16/7/08 10:04:42 AM
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pclinuxos

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