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post #241 of 381
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

It's a contract.

And mine's 2 years.

Once you're getting closer, then go bitch to them and they might just throw you a bone. Rogers has been known to cave if you bitch hard enough.

How did you get a 2 year contract? They only offered 3 year contracts when I got my iPhone last year, and when I upgrade they will extend the contract for another 3 years, as I was told by a Rogers rep.

Even crappy AT&T is offering the special upgrade pricing for a limited time.
post #242 of 381
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Originally Posted by Boogerman2000 View Post

Any notice how long it takes the keyboard to switch it's orientation to landscape, and back? I am using the first gen, 2g iphone and noticed this particularly when using the "Notes" app.

I have a 3G and it runs more quickly than that switch used on in Safari.

I just want to know about that battery icon.
post #243 of 381
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Originally Posted by technohermit View Post

I bypassed this just now by having the download complete in iTunes. Then clicked update, waited as software was about 50% extracted, then unplugged ethernet. Once the "Updating Firmware" was displayed I reconnected my ethernet cable.

Thank you! This is totally working for me right now!
post #244 of 381
Apple is so stupid! I'm sure what's going to be the news about this iPhone 3.0 release is that no one could activate or use their phones because Apple's servers went into meltdown. Apple hasn't done a single iPhone release yet without activation problems. When will they learn??
post #245 of 381
downloaded... just cant install..."the iPhone activation server is temporarily unavailable..."
post #246 of 381
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Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

But why?

The thief can just turn the phone off and then wipe it. There's no way around this.

Power cycling the phone must always be possible without supplying a password. Otherwise, phones would get bricked on a regular basis when they crash to the point of not allowing user interaction.

Because I said so, it would make me happy! LOL I understand what you're saying, my first thought when they announced this feature was that it wasn't going to help much against theft which is unfortunate. Fortunately a lot of thieves aren't bright enough to figure that out so there's still hope....
post #247 of 381
I thought 3.0 had a video recorder feature ??

Hummm....
post #248 of 381
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Originally Posted by lizardhowson View Post

I thought 3.0 had a video recorder feature ??

Hummm....

Video record is a hardware limitation, not software......
post #249 of 381
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Originally Posted by lizardhowson View Post

I thought 3.0 had a video recorder feature ??

Hummm....

It's based on hardware, therefore the 3G S.
post #250 of 381
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Originally Posted by Trajectory View Post

Apple is so stupid! I'm sure what's going to be the news about this iPhone 3.0 release is that no one could activate or use their phones because Apple's servers went into meltdown. Apple hasn't done a single iPhone release yet without activation problems. When will they learn??

There's already a story on cnet.com. They describe it as "scattered" but it seems more widespread than that.
post #251 of 381
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Originally Posted by fruitymac View Post

downloaded... just cant install..."the iPhone activation server is temporarily unavailable..."

Yep! Download wasn't painful, but I keep getting the same error also.
post #252 of 381
Although there aren't many visible indications of upgrade outside cut & paste and the spectacular Spotlight, I think most of the worth in this upgrade will be clear with future apps becoming available. The upgrade facilitates a lot of features that will enhance the apps. Already, some of my apps are providing game packs(i.e., Flick Fishing via Freeverse and Enigmo via Pangea Software). I think this upgrade is worth the 9.99 for itouch owners. Spotlight is great for a quick launcher.
post #253 of 381
Funny how everyone has to have the 3.0 update NOW.

Didn't this happen during 2.0 also?
post #254 of 381
I had a hard time upgrading with the last major OS release. Today I had the same issues with 3.0. I've learned that You have to just keep reconnecting to Itunes and eventually the upgrade will connect to the Apple servers. I agree that Apple should address the issue especially since their i-phone customer base continues to grow at such a rapid rate.
post #255 of 381
Thank you Apple!

I'm loving all the new features.

How did I live without Spotlight?

iPod nano 5th Gen 8GB Orange, iPad 3rd Gen WiFi 32GB White
MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.66GHz 8GB RAM 120GB Intel 320M
Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 8GB RAM, iPhone 5 32GB Black

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iPod nano 5th Gen 8GB Orange, iPad 3rd Gen WiFi 32GB White
MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.66GHz 8GB RAM 120GB Intel 320M
Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 8GB RAM, iPhone 5 32GB Black

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post #256 of 381
not able to activate. noses are gonna roll.
post #257 of 381
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Originally Posted by estyle View Post

Just keep retrying ... I did that for about 15 minutes until I was one of the lucky ones and got through.

It is like trying to call a radio call-line. you just have to keep trying

Finally it went through. Thanks
post #258 of 381
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

Safari loading unbelievably fast.

Thank you Apple. And Rogers

Just ran Google Maps and Maps. Fast. As well, Skype is working beautifully,\\.

By the way, I reset my Statistics Settings. Will be interest how much more data I will be using.
post #259 of 381
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Originally Posted by DHKOsta View Post

Numeric battery!!!

How do you set that up?
post #260 of 381
"subscribe to calendars with new CalDAV support"

Anybody know how to subscribe to a Cal?
post #261 of 381
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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

How do you set that up?

I think it's a feature only available on iPhone 3G S
post #262 of 381
My computer's bluetooth has discovered my iPod , but is requesting a passkey. Anyone know how to get it?


Edit: I tried random numbers and it gave me 5 or 6 digit number to compare with the ipod. Unfortunately, it didn't 'pair' with the ipod.

Edit: 2nd attempt successful, but 'not connected' Don't know what I'm trying to achieve, but at least MacBook Pro recognizes device(ipod)

Edit 3- Tried to connect via shortcut in title bar for blue tooth, attempted to 'browse' files. 'Service not available.' Still, it's kinda cool that the computer even recognizes the ipod. I wonder if bluetooth syncing is down the road. Wireless syncing? Or, is it too slow? Anyone?

Conclusion: Devices will 'pair', but not connect. No support yet. Perhaps future update3.1 or Snow Leopard?
post #263 of 381
As quoted by CNET.
THERE YOU HAVE IT- ALL IN A NUTSHELL: "Call quality and 3G reception continue to be imperfect"
NO iPhone for me.
Viva la Touch!
post #264 of 381
Seems kind of obvious that Apple's servers would get hammered with this release. I understand that people want to play, but it seems to me Apple should have learned from last year and staged the release by country or something. Perhaps made iTunes manage the load by some sort of scheduling/queueing. Also I think the 3GS release is too close to the 3.0 upgrade.

Apple does so many great things, but still don't get the cloud. Also they don't seem to appreciate that enterprise will be judging Apple by their ability to execute these kinds of changes smoothly.

Are we learning yet?

Many of the most important software concepts were invented in the 70s and forgotten in the 80s.

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Many of the most important software concepts were invented in the 70s and forgotten in the 80s.

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post #265 of 381
[Important: For iPhone 3G!!!!!!!!!!]

http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....1_Restore.ipsw

Use that link to get to a direct download of the 3.0 software. I don't think you'll have the same problems as with iTunes, but who knows. So, once you have it downloaded, go into iTunes and click "Restore" while holding the "Option" key down and search for it and select the file. If that doesn't work for you...Godspeed!
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post #266 of 381
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Originally Posted by ls1z28chris View Post

I have a 3G and it runs more quickly than that switch used on in Safari.

I just want to know about that battery icon.

Safari also doesn't refresh page as often when you jump between apps. It will if you max out the RAM with many heavy pages, but I rarely have had it happen with 2 or 3 pages open.
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post #267 of 381
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

As quoted by CNET.
THERE YOU HAVE IT- ALL IN A NUTSHELL: "Call quality and 3G reception continue to be imperfect"
NO iPhone for me.
Viva la Touch!

And it will always be imperfect. Heck, FM still fades out at times. In my area, I can say that the iPhone has been the most reliable device that I have owned, and it's pretty hilly here in Austin.
post #268 of 381
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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

And it will always be imperfect. Heck, FM still fades out at times. In my area, I can say that the iPhone has been the most reliable device that I have owned, and it's pretty hilly here in Austin.

If only it were that simple and that was all they meant.
post #269 of 381
Has anyone got a feeling of whether iPhone OS 3.0 improves fps in games over iPhone OS 2.2.1 for existing hardware?
post #270 of 381
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Originally Posted by radster360 View Post

Yep! Download wasn't painful, but I keep getting the same error also.

My iPhone has been updated with 3.0 after unplugging the phone and re-plugging and retrying couple of times. Off to checking out the features.
post #271 of 381
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Originally Posted by macxpress View Post

That link should work for any phone. You may have to do a full restore on your phone.

Yeah, I eventually found on some random forum somewhere else that you have to hold down the power and home screen button for a good 6 seconds, like normal to reboot it, but keep holding down and it will go into restore mode.
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post #272 of 381
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

If only it were that simple and that was all they meant.

You should live where i do: Here technology (in products and infrastructure) work the way they are advertised (at least for me). It makes choosing which product to buy really easy. Plus everything seems to live forever. I have to buy new things because of a compulsory need to have the latest connected thing.

For example:
Iphone paired with
Oakley rokr pro sunglasses for summer
Burton Audex jacket for winter
both provide great music and signal from the waves to the powder.

Now I have all these electronics still doing what they were meant to do gathering dust. Life can be expensive, but it is fun as hell!

I have already tested both with the new 3.0 release (without the previously necessary dock connection for music) and they work great!!
post #273 of 381
Don't think this has been mentioned yet.

In the last iPhone Software Update, wasn't Street View added to the Maps Application? It wasn't added to the iPod Touch Software cause it was considered a new feature (and therefore we'd have to pay for it)

Well...Street View is now available in the Maps Application.
Another new feature for those wondering if they should dish out $10.

To tell you the truth, I think Spotlight alone is worth the $10. I have been wishing for a year for the ability to search my iPod.
post #274 of 381
Even the Apple Support Forum is down now. I guess they needed those servers for Activations, or, more likely, they got hammered with thousands of "can't reach activation servers" posts and are trying to keep a lid on it.

My Apple TV is also unable to connect with the iTunes Store, so, of course, it won't sync with my computer now. What a mess!
post #275 of 381
A couple of quick comments. One, I just updated my iPod touch (gen 1) no problems. The shake to shuffle on music is kind of cool, the unified search is nice (my kids will like). Haven't played with copy/paste yet but that was a big deal. As another noted, the Google Maps update is sweet, and I liked the workflow ease of looking in my immediate area, searching for a restaurant by name, seeing it on the map, clicking, seeing street view and then being able to add to address book.

All of that said, I want to put a bow around what others have noted. This release is somewhat akin to a "block the kick" by Apple to keep developers from evening contemplating developing for Android, Pre or Blackberry so most of the feature adds are to drive developers to do even cooler stuff.

That may seem like a "SO WHAT" if you just plunked down $9.95 for the touch upgrade, as I did, but when then next 50K apps roll out, and a quarter of them take advantage of things like hardware accessory support within apps; multi-player gaming; levels/virtual goods, the new mapping and media APIs, you will be a happy camper.

If you care about such things, here is a post that I wrote on the topic:

ANALYSIS - iPhone 3.0: Block the Kick Strategy
http://bit.ly/ANdMz

Final note on the bemoaning re server delays, etc. It's nature of the beast, when 10M people (a guess, figuring 25% out of 40M devices) simultaneously try to access and download a big fat binary, expect delays. If that freaks you out, wait until tomorrow. It's not like they will run out of software. :-)

Cheers,

Mark
post #276 of 381
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Originally Posted by hypermark View Post

Final note on the bemoaning re server delays, etc. It's nature of the beast, when 10M people (a guess, figuring 25% out of 40M devices) simultaneously try to access and download a big fat binary, expect delays. If that freaks you out, wait until tomorrow. It's not like they will run out of software. :-)

It's not the download that is being delayed, it's the simple activation lookup that's failing. A tiny amount of data compared to a firmware download, yet it's all effed up.
post #277 of 381
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Originally Posted by Trajectory View Post

It's not the download that is being delayed, it's the simple activation lookup that's failing. A tiny amount of data compared to a firmware download, yet it's all effed up.

Fair enough. Ultimately, all of these disparate functions are broken down into separate procedural nubs that then are thrown against a cluster of servers. If/when at any point along the line you hit a bottleneck, something other than success occurs.

Sounds almost ridiculous for me to say it but if they forced a virtual reservation to get a download slot (sorry, next available download is at 4PM PT), maybe they could better keep up with demand and reward people who want to "wait in line" for the release.

Either way, it's frustrating, but nature of the beast. The upgrade to 2.0 took me almost entire day to finally toggle over to download.
post #278 of 381
Little frustrating of a day but I got through it and I expected problems

I couldn't authorize for several hours....until 4pm

Then I couldn't access then App Store for an hour or so

Overall, nothing major
post #279 of 381
So, just what features actually work on 3G iPhones? I'm finding that quite a few features aren't there and apparently will only work on 3GS phones, like voice commands. How is it that every other underpowered smartphone has voice commands, but the iPhone can't do it unless you get the latest, fastest hardware? The Google Search app offers voice recognition and everything, yet Apple left that feature off for 3G phones, in addition to video, push notifications, etc. etc.

Even the Voice Memos app from Apple sucks. The Recorder app that was available last year in the App Store is a lot better.

I think Apple put a little too much hype into this release, especially for previous iPhone owners. Disappointing.
post #280 of 381
where do notes get synced?
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