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post #161 of 217
Ok figured it out. I liked the switch better. The mute functionality made no sense at all with this switch when the volume control is right there but okay.
post #162 of 217
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Originally Posted by TalonGold View Post

Did all that, only see the original 6... Anybody got any ideas? Any way i cut it, i only see the crappy 6 old text tones.....

"The reports are true: iOS 4.2.1 does not include text tones on anything earlier than an iPhone 4."

So apparently, if you have a iPhone 3Gs (which you can STILL buy in an apple store) you DO NOT get the new text message sounds! WTF...

I love apple to no end, but what... the sound files are just WAY to much for the iPhone 3Gs to handle? That is PURE BS!
post #163 of 217
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

Hunh? I tried that and it didn't work. I don't see a home button unless you mean the main button that on the device.

Yeah, that's called the Home Button...

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #164 of 217
i don't know if anyone cares but me but pandora can stream via airplay from ipad and phone to apple tv. also find iphone/ipad works pretty cool
post #165 of 217
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Originally Posted by Dorotea View Post

LIVE WIDGETS suck the life out of a Battery. A co-worker has android with LIVE WIDGETS and he is constantly worrying about battery life.

Lock Screen - with email and calendar info - Don't want it... that is personal / secure info that I DON"T WANT ON A LOCK SCREEN.

Time would be nice to have... but not critical.

Get a Nokia N8 if this is critical to you.

I don't understand why a lock screen can't just be a lock screen. Why does it need to do stuff? It's locked. You keep adding stuff to it and it's really just another mode for your OS.
post #166 of 217
Just upgraded the iPad. About 15 minutes, no problems.

MobileMe calendar folks (iPad) take note. You will need to reconfigure the calendar sync in your mobile me settings and delete the old caldev account. I also deleted any subscribed cals. Now it works just like the iPhone 4 so we don't need the workaround. Just turn on calendar sync in your MobileMe account and all is well. Apple will send you an email warning you of this change but I was curious so I figured it out before I got the email.

As for the screen lock thing on the iPad, so much silliness. Look, it is YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE that you like the hardware switch to remain as rotation lock--not your right to have it that way. It makes no sense across devices when the iPhone uses a similar switch differently. Apple I'm sure intended to change this with ios4 because it makes it consistent behavior with the iPhone. What do you think is more intuitive for most apple buyers (hint: they don't even know this forum exists). Seriously, you're complaining about double tapping to use the software orientation lock? Is this what your life has devoved to? Common people! Let's use our noggins just a little bit.

Upgrading the iPhone now and I heard a ding thats it's done. Gotta go.

Peace.
post #167 of 217
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Originally Posted by thompr View Post

I am surprised that you consider "Find My iPhone" to be worth $100/year. Are you sure that you didn't want anything else? If that is the case, then I think your best solution is clear is clear: cancel your MobileMe subscription the first chance you get. Problem solved. This should make you HAPPY. You'll be saving $100 on the only thing you found useful from MobileMe.


Thompson

He might still need MobileMe if he doesn't have another iOS device capable of running find my phone. Application info says you need either another iOS device with both running the app or a MobileMe account.

Kinda hosed if you don't happen have 2 devices.
post #168 of 217
I forgot to say thank you for the help guys!
post #169 of 217
That was painless.

Literally took less than 15 minutes start to finish. Sync/download/install

done

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post #170 of 217
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Originally Posted by justflybob View Post

Yar, Matey! Off the plank with ye! Arrrgggh!

Best response I've seen to trolling about piracy.
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post #171 of 217
Initial playing around with apps seems to indicate that much has been fixed with this release! I will have to put some time into it of course but it does look very good in a 3G at the moment.
post #172 of 217
Ok, so where the heck is AirPlay on 10.6.5 QuickTime Player?! I want to send web videos to an Apple TV or an iPhone/iPad!!!
post #173 of 217
What else on my 3G?
Ok it's snappier but any other benefits?
I can't upgrade till late Jan
I APPLE THEREFORE I AM
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post #174 of 217
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post

Ok, so where the heck is AirPlay on 10.6.5 QuickTime Player?! I want to send web videos to an Apple TV or an iPhone/iPad!!!

Double click on the home button, scroll left and press the air play icon
post #175 of 217
Btw, why is it taking 7 hours to download here in Japan?



EDIT: Restarted the download...7hours now.

EDIT: Got it in only 7 minutes after another restart.


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post #176 of 217
Just out of interest I went to Apple support forums to see any feedbacks on 4.2 before I update. Guess what - bugs galore. Have a look, no end of problems. What is happening to Apple these days that they keep issuing buggy software, or bricking devices? Not enough testing before release.

Just seems too much aggravation nowadays to jump in too quick with the updates. Best to wait awhile for the fixes, but annoying just the same. Come on Apple, you can do better than this. My iPhone 3G a case in point
post #177 of 217
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Originally Posted by kotatsu View Post

Got it at last, - it took some 5 hours to download on my 50mbit connection. Good server speed there Apple, well done.

it took less than 10mins here. strange.
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post #178 of 217
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Originally Posted by deanbar View Post

Just out of interest I went to Apple support forums to see any feedbacks on 4.2 before I update. Guess what - bugs galore. Have a look, no end of problems. What is happening to Apple these days that they keep issuing buggy software, or bricking devices? Not enough testing before release.

Just seems too much aggravation nowadays to jump in too quick with the updates. Best to wait awhile for the fixes, but annoying just the same. Come on Apple, you can do better than this. My iPhone 3G a case in point

Considering the number of people updating all at the same time, some people with jailbroken devices, some people who are too impatient to let the update process complete, I'm actually surprised there aren't more problems. The only apparent real problem seems to be with Exchange servers, and there is a workaround. Seems like a pretty good update process, comparatively.
post #179 of 217
I'm sure Jobs said during iOS4.x demo that you'll be able to search a webpage for content, just like pressing Command+F in Safari on a Mac. Did anyone figure out how to do that yet?
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post #180 of 217
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Originally Posted by bloggerblog View Post

I'm sure Jobs said during iOS4.x demo that you'll be able to search a webpage for content, just like pressing Command+F in Safari on a Mac. Did anyone figure out how to do that yet?

I think this feature is only for Safari on the iPad. Search is still not available on the iPhone or iPod Touch.
post #181 of 217
Poorly implemented download for the average user, overall.

Took too long (45 mins) to download and install, on just my iPad, and nothing except audio worked until I realized that I hadn't downloaded and upgraded the AppleTV software as well. Apple could have made that simple point obvious (e.g., with some sort of pop-up screen when AppleTV was turned on after installing 4.2).

I'll bet there are a lot of non-tech geeks who are similarly frustrated tonight. And that probably gave up.

Apple's instructions on (and integration of) this stuff is becoming sloppier and sloppier as its platforms proliferate. SJ needs to be careful: as far as the average user is cncerned, he could be falling victim to the very same issues that he assailed Android for.
post #182 of 217
**** make airprint work on your network. I did it with my 3Gs, Brother printer, Windows 7 and Itunes 10.1 !!!!!!! It works !!!!!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1047779
post #183 of 217
After a few restarts of the update I got it to download in 7 minutes here in Japan.

Btw, where do I click to do text searches in Safari web pages?
post #184 of 217
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Originally Posted by Pomme View Post

Jailbreakers are pirates.

if you're serious
if you're not
post #185 of 217
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Originally Posted by bkerkay View Post

I have the same Apple case and I never need to turn it sideways to see what I'm doing.

But luckily there are options out there regarding cases and now for your convenience a software lock.

I don't use a case so this software lock is a new annoyance.
Why can't it just be set in options what you want that switch to do?
Does Steve have a 'magical' use for this in the future that will get in the way of a user-decides option?
Seems like a simple bit of coding for Steve's Apploompa's to write into the settings - they managed to make the home button multi-functional, why is this switch a one option only button?
post #186 of 217
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Originally Posted by Pomme View Post

But that is too confusing for most iPhone users.

Hi SendMe/ Newtron/ Steve-J/ Bill-G ... WELCOME BACK!
post #187 of 217
Bummer. AirPlay doesn't work from Mac/PC --> iPad/ iPhone/ iPod touch
post #188 of 217
Is the new jailbreak out for the official release?

I buy original apps only but need 2 very important things on my iPad. SB settings and Frash.

I really want to use the new system, I only can find links to the iOS 4.2 GM jailbreak rather than the official release (4.2.1?).

If I am wrong, please let me know where I can download it thanks.
post #189 of 217
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Originally Posted by MacTel View Post

This is great news. Finally a unified OS for all iOS devices.

I see iOS 6.0 as the unifying OS for iOS and OSX. Lion is the last release of OSX as you cannot top a Lion in the cat world. There's a few more categories of iOS devices to join before that happens though.

ARM has to release their next generation chip designs to manufacturers too (i.e. 64-bit niceness and the next generation of multicore).

You may be proved right in your predictions.
But the Tiger is the king of all cats.
The Amur Tiger is huge and makes
a lion look like a pussy cat.
post #190 of 217
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Originally Posted by moustache View Post

Is the new jailbreak out for the official release?

I buy original apps only but need 2 very important things on my iPad. SB settings and Frash.

I really want to use the new system, I only can find links to the iOS 4.2 GM jailbreak rather than the official release (4.2.1?).

If I am wrong, please let me know where I can download it thanks.

There is a jailbreak-developer only software available which is tethered and quite complicated. Saurik has announced 4.2 Cydia build is ready, waiting for kernel something-or-other.

I think it will take several more days for a stable untethered jailbreak to be developed, maybe a few weeks for Greenpois0n etc to be updated accordingly.

I need full mirroring (DisplayOut software through Cydia) by December 12th. I don't mind a tethered jailbreak as long as DisplayOut works. Should be ready by then.

4.2.1 is a big release I'm sure all the jailbreak developers and Cydia, etc. developers will be working hard over the next few weeks for us.
post #191 of 217
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Originally Posted by kotatsu View Post

Got it at last, - it took some 5 hours to download on my 50mbit connection. Good server speed there Apple, well done.

You may find that the problems were not at AppleServer's side but at your ISP.
I live in Cape Town and started downloading about an hour after it came available. The prediction was 3 hours.
I have a 6Mb line and 2 DSL ISPs. I switched from one to the other and it took less than 15 minutes to get it down.

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Originally Posted by kotatsu View Post

And wasn't this supposed to enable access to iTunes shared libraries? (so I could stream from iTunes to my iPhone/iPad, rather than have to sync all the time) All I can see is the ability to send video to my Airport Express, which would really be such a useful thing to do... No option too I note to send it to my Apple TV, but then I guess that's because I the original model which Apple no longer supports.


I have not experimented with Apple streaming yet but I stream very successfully using a free App called Zumocast.
One installs it on your iOS devices and also on your Mac or PC. You dont have iTunes functionality but I find the streaming works very well. My only point of concern is how easily it drills through firewalls.

So far so good with 4.2.1. Its on my iPad, Iphone, my wifes iPhone and my kids iPod's
Time will tell
post #192 of 217
Updated iPad to 4.2.1 Gotta go to work now, play with it later.
iPhone 4 will keep at 4.1 JB'ed
iPhone 3GS will keep at 4.1 non JB'ed
iPhone 3G will update to 4.2.1 non JB'ed for my mom sometime later.

Peace
post #193 of 217

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Originally Posted by Pomme
Jailbreakers are pirates.

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

if you're serious
if you're not

I understand both sides of the Jailbreak community arguements but that doesn't discount the fact that there is a very large proportion of thieves in the Jailbreak community. To deny this is silly. More pathetic is that most Stolen apps, for iOS, are extremely low cost, often less than a donut and a cup of coffee.

On the flip side there are many freely distributed apps for Jailbroken iOS devices that really fill in where Apple is resistant to go. In a sense Apple fuels the Jailbreak community by restricting the sale of some types of apps. I have no problem with jailbreaks for additional functionality that Apple doesn't permit or even for developers looking for a different distribution model. Many jailbreakers want nothing more, the unfortunate thing is that jaiobreakers open up the device to thieves.
post #194 of 217
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Originally Posted by deanbar View Post

Just out of interest I went to Apple support forums to see any feedbacks on 4.2 before I update. Guess what - bugs galore. Have a look, no end of problems. What is happening to Apple these days that they keep issuing buggy software, or bricking devices? Not enough testing before release.

Yes Apples public releases have been extremely pathetic with respect to iOS. However I find mac OS/X getting better with every release, so I don't think the whole comPany is going to hell. Somebody though needs to crack the whip in the iOS devision.

By the way no software is perfect but it has become pretty obvious that Apple seems to care more about iOS release dates than anything.
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Just seems too much aggravation nowadays to jump in too quick with the updates. Best to wait awhile for the fixes, but annoying just the same. Come on Apple, you can do better than this. My iPhone 3G a case in point

As another 3G owner I feel your pain, what Apple released with respect to 4.2 has left me extremely disappointed. There is no reasonable explanation for that screw up. What was worst was listening to everybody making up excuses for Apples lack of attention.

All of that being said 4.2.1 is looking pretty good on my 3G. Now if only iPad 2 would come out.
post #195 of 217
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

I understand both sides of the Jailbreak community arguements but that doesn't discount the fact that there is a very large proportion of thieves in the Jailbreak community. To deny this is silly. More pathetic is that most Stolen apps, for iOS, are extremely low cost, often less than a donut and a cup of coffee.

On the flip side there are many freely distributed apps for Jailbroken iOS devices that really fill in where Apple is resistant to go. In a sense Apple fuels the Jailbreak community by restricting the sale of some types of apps. I have no problem with jailbreaks for additional functionality that Apple doesn't permit or even for developers looking for a different distribution model. Many jailbreakers want nothing more, the unfortunate thing is that jaiobreakers open up the device to thieves.

For me, personally, I need to conduct demos of iPhone4, and possibly in a few weeks, iPad, in action. Having proper video mirroring is absolutely essential for this.

There will always be piracy and there is no way Apple can come out with every feature the jailbreak community develops.

So like I said, for me, I just need Cydia, load up DisplayOut, and that's more or less it. Maybe some OpenSSH for curiousity's sake. But I would be very wary of loading up any other apps/hacks since I want minimal, minimal performance and stability hits from jailbreaking.

For many reasons I don't pay for every single piece of media I download. But for apps, I don't see the point just going out and pirating like crazy just for the sake of it. If I use it, I pay for it, and enjoy the upgrades and functionality. This is for official App Store apps. I don't think I've downloaded one pirated app for "testing". For Cydia apps, I paid once for DisplayOut and I think that is enough. I may pay again but the Cydia system for recognising purchases, etc. is still a little screwy. So I can't say I'm going to be 110% honest on that because I don't want to keep paying for something I already paid for. Plus you need to pay for again to use on a different device, which is not what it is for the App Store, you can use the same app purchased once only on multiple devices.

Ironically my use of iPhone4 and iPad is quite simple. Web, browsing, some entertainment, a few key apps, and that's it.

My morals are never 100% but I thought it important to share my experience.
post #196 of 217
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Originally Posted by Dorotea View Post

LIVE WIDGETS suck the life out of a Battery. A co-worker has android with LIVE WIDGETS and he is constantly worrying about battery life.

Lock Screen - with email and calendar info - Don't want it... that is personal / secure info that I DON"T WANT ON A LOCK SCREEN.

Time would be nice to have... but not critical.

Get a Nokia N8 if this is critical to you.

If you don't want them that's fine, there should always be an option to disable them.
post #197 of 217
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

There is a jailbreak-developer only software available which is tethered and quite complicated. Saurik has announced 4.2 Cydia build is ready, waiting for kernel something-or-other.

I think it will take several more days for a stable untethered jailbreak to be developed, maybe a few weeks for Greenpois0n etc to be updated accordingly.

I need full mirroring (DisplayOut software through Cydia) by December 12th. I don't mind a tethered jailbreak as long as DisplayOut works. Should be ready by then.

4.2.1 is a big release I'm sure all the jailbreak developers and Cydia, etc. developers will be working hard over the next few weeks for us.

Thanks for the info!
post #198 of 217
I have to say I am royally peed off at the removal of the screen lock button. Sometimes Apple can be so arrogant it is ridiculous.

They have completely changed the function of a device that people have already bought, this is ridiculous. There is no good reason at all that they could not have it as a user option. I have never, ever heard of any company ever doing this with any product ever. Well done Apple, another first!

Imagine if Ford suddenly had an over the air update and next you get in your car the horn actually turned on the radio and turning on the radio opened the trunk!

Regardless of what other method is in place to provide this function, the very fact that Apple have changed this without giving a single thought to the people currently using the device is sheer arrogance.

I really liked having the lock where it was, and I use it a lot because I use my iPad for reading lots of pdf's. It is just more of a hassle to use to now.
post #199 of 217
Yes f'in SWEET I can multitask Atomic Web browser on iPad and my cookies are remembered appropriately. This is HUGE for me.
post #200 of 217
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Originally Posted by TalonGold View Post

"The reports are true: iOS 4.2.1 does not include text tones on anything earlier than an iPhone 4."

So apparently, if you have a iPhone 3Gs (which you can STILL buy in an apple store) you DO NOT get the new text message sounds! WTF...

I love apple to no end, but what... the sound files are just WAY to much for the iPhone 3Gs to handle? That is PURE BS!

Ah, I see - now it makes sense that you couldn't see them. Except that, as you say, it makes no sense at all to restrict these little audio files to the iPhone 4. I've only recently joined the iPhone party and love the iPhone 4, but this isn't the first time Apple has made a cheap attempt at forcing an upgrade on customers. As you say, the 3GS is still on sale - but anyway, don't existing customers with perfectly capable phones deserve to be treated the same as those who just happen to be out of contract and can afford the latest hardware?
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