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Alleged Hands On 3G iPhone Experience

Alleged Hands On 3G iPhone Experience

Posted June 8, 2008 at 9:45pm by iClarified
A Vodafone employee has provided information on his alleged hands on experience with the 3G iPhone to iPhone Atlas.

The employee provided the following details:
- The back is gloss black.
- The 4 models we have have a black skin wrapped around the back and glued into place. This is how they came from Apple.
- All are running v2.0 of the firmware.
- The bootloader hardware exploit is now fixed.
- The phone is running V 04.41.01 modem software.
- The phone is locked down like no phone has ever been. At this stage, you can't jailbreak it and you can't hardware unlock it.
- There is an added icon for contacts. This allows you to go straight to your contacts without having to hit the Phone icon first.
- The GPS works very well. It will attempt to obtain your position via WiFi first, cell tower second, then satellite third. The accuracy appears to be within 3 meters.
- We were getting a data transfer of 140kbps on average. It droped down to 70 kbps when we went inside.
- Apart from that, the 'feel' is much the same. The phone is smaller (I would say 20 percent) and it is noticeable when you pick the unit up.


Alleged Hands On 3G iPhone Experience


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Lies. All Lies.
Lies. All Lies. - June 9, 2008 at 4:57pm
None of the statements above have any credibility as it is now known that the 3G iPhone is slightly thicker, not thinner.
jeez
jeez - June 9, 2008 at 1:39pm
listen to all you people whine...
Terminator
Terminator - June 9, 2008 at 11:18am
Sounds quite disappointing after all this hype. Still I think I will prefer new Blackberry.
los roques
los roques - June 9, 2008 at 9:36am
Apple will make it again. sort of put the Iphone on sale in Apple stores and online once more and then for some moths people could not unlock it, so what for? I do not understand their marketing strategy they have already saled 5 millions Iphones all over the world they have to be happy of that results so why make the life so difficult to people who want to buy, people who are giving them success?? people like me who bought iphone are making a service to apple not only by buying it but also by buying accessories and earing more money, so why this behaver I really do not understand, really pathetic.
Ratan
Ratan - June 9, 2008 at 7:56am
I am from india , and im w8ing badly for the new iphone ... i heard some where that fw 2,0 is already unlocked and jailbroken .. so what does it mean ? 3g iphone unlocked and jailbroken ??
chris
chris - June 9, 2008 at 7:53am
the contact button is nothing really new... you can do it on 1.1.x using the "poof" application... it is quite handy really, for one touch access to contacts...
Rollo Martins
Rollo Martins - June 9, 2008 at 5:14am
What about the following functions within 2.0? - encrypting notes (etc.) - synch through WLAN - MMS - Push Mail over IMAP (you don't need Exchange for this) - More Bluetooth applications (stereo hifi, etc.) - improved vibra signals (e.g., three times instead of one for sms/calender alarm) - repeat alarms every few minutes until you confirm them - improved keyboard (there are about half a dozen of very nasty bugs within the keyboard software) or at least editable keyboard dictionary - switching the phone to flight mode during scheduled times to save power I do not need gimmicks like GPS and UMTS. I just need a smartphone which is as comfortable to use as possible and which is reliable for daily use. Above all the keyboard bugs and the lack of security (encrypting stuff) might be the reason I will replace my 1.0 iphone by a blackberry.
Grimlock
Grimlock - June 9, 2008 at 4:11am
Yes Ratan Thats what this means, no unlcok or jailbreak till someone gets their hands on it and figures it out. If you are in Australia, and you;ve already have an Iphone, the excitment is not that big anymore.
Ko0lHaNDLuKe
Ko0lHaNDLuKe - June 9, 2008 at 2:11am
Hmm now why would Apple provide a standalone Contacts button? This doesn't sound right...
Ratan
Ratan - June 9, 2008 at 1:47am
So does it mean that the new 3G "iphone" wont be "unlocked,jailbroken" ? plzzzzzzz reply i wanna get 1 soon !
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