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post #321 of 381
Servers were definitely overwhelmed. For once, a time when you can say "there were like a million people tappin' the update" and mean it.

My initial backup of my iPhone missed all my apps, music, and videos. My pictures and histories (texting, notes, email, etc.) all were retained after I updated to 3.0. I had to do another sync to get all my apps, music, and videos back, but after a bit of time- everything was back, even the original placement of my apps. I got a prompt asking me to "merge my data with existing" or "replace". I, of course, chose "merge" and I just let it do its thing.
post #322 of 381
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Do you ever run out of stupid, frk'n excuses for anything Apple doesn't do right?

I think any problems that have been reported are totally 'rush hour' related. I updated my phone from home in just a few minutes on TW Cable at 3:00 PM Pacific - no issues what so ever.

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post #323 of 381
Abster2Core said:
Every day I drive into the downtown. If I leave at 6:30 am, I beat the rushhour and it only takes me 20 minutes to cover the 15 miles. If I wait till 9:00 am, it takes me a little longer, i.e., 36 minutes, but I am late for work.

If I decide to wait thirty minutes in the morning and leave at 7:00 am, I am in the middle of rushhour and it takes me an hour and a half to cover the same distance.

Now I obvious have a few choices. One of them is swearing at the guy in front of me for not going fast enough. But one of them is not whining and demanding that my local government build more roads to cover the busiest times of day so I don't have to leave so early in the morning.

But them, it is as some have declared a 'right' that one should be able to get anything they want just by asking for it. Just like any spoiled brat cries when somebody takes his toys.

Apples servers didn't go into meltdown. Whiners did. Too bad we just can't put them in the middle of the road that I drive on every morning.

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well said! I updated mid-afternoon, it proceeded smoothly. I had to sync a second time to get everything in order on my phone.
post #324 of 381
There is one definitive bug that I can pin down:

In Maps: The step by step directions have a purple circle to highlight the area where the step takes place. I'm sure you've all seen/used it.

In 3.0 there appears to be a bug that misplaces that purple highlight after the user has switched between "location tracking" and direction step viewing (ie: going back and forth between hitting the blue location button, and hitting the directional arrows in the top right).

The workaround is to 1) re-search for the destination address, 2) re-ask for directions To/From, 3) follow the steps as normal.

Switching to current location view, or leaving and returning to Maps, seems to cause this out of sync purple highlight.
post #325 of 381
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Originally Posted by MyopiaRocks View Post

My 2nd gen touch (32gb) with 2.2.2 sees that the update is available, but clicking "update" from within iTunes just loops me back to the, "an update is available" (nothing installs).

Perhaps the servers are overwhelmed with nerds like me trying to be the first to download, first to comment....?

You (the iPod Touch user) need to buy it like an app off iTunes.
post #326 of 381
A lot of commenters are betting and begging to the Dev Team, but *The Cat* has beefed up the security of iPhone Os and nobody seems to be noticing it:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639

That is the official Apple support article relating to iPhone OS security in 3.0. It seems to me that some of the prior jailbreak methods will have to be "improved".

I had no idea the "cat and mouse" game was so much like chess will there ever be a CM or just a SM or ??/ \
post #327 of 381
GeoLocation for voice notes!!!!!111
post #328 of 381
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

Every day I drive into the downtown. If I leave at 6:30 am, I beat the rushhour and it only takes me 20 minutes to cover the 15 miles. If I wait till 9:00 am, it takes me a little longer, i.e., 36 minutes, but I am late for work.

If I decide to wait thirty minutes in the morning and leave at 7:00 am, I am in the middle of rushhour and it takes me an hour and a half to cover the same distance.

Now I obvious have a few choices. One of them is swearing at the guy in front of me for not going fast enough. But one of them is not whining and demanding that my local government build more roads to cover the busiest times of day so I don't have to leave so early in the morning.

But them, it is as some have declared a 'right' that one should be able to get anything they want just by asking for it. Just like any spoiled brat cries when somebody takes his toys.

Apples servers didn't go into meltdown. Whiners did. Too bad we just can't put them in the middle of the road that I drive on every morning.

You are clearly one of those people who loves to hear themselves talk. Yawn.
post #329 of 381
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You are clearly one of those people who loves to hear themselves talk. Yawn.

Actually, he has a very good point.

 

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post #330 of 381
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You are clearly one of those people who loves to hear themselves talk. Yawn.

Finally, you got something right.
post #331 of 381
took around 45 minutes to upgrade last night and no problems activating. and after being around MS since 1997 i was expecting the worst
post #332 of 381
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

No problems at all.

I wonder why some people seem to have problems when upgrades of some kind are installed, but most don't. This is true for computers as well.

There must be something specific to your phone and computer that is causing this. I wish I knew what.

last night i was reading how you can use an iphone on a cheapo data plan without jailbreaking. you put another SIM in there and upload a custom APN file which is what communicates with AT&T to let you on the network.

there were reports yesterday of people with non-iphone SIMS being kicked off the data network until someone found a fix by editing the APN file
post #333 of 381
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Apple isn't the only company that has these issues.

It's a question of a few hours mess for some, vs a few hundred million $ of capacity. Which do you think companies will choose?

By tomorrow, these problems will have gone away.

Meanwhile, many of us have upgraded without problems, and have been using our phones since the early afternoon.

I am one of the many without problems. Completed the entire upgrade process in 20 minutes a couple of hours ago. Did my first copy-and-paste as I was configuring MMS. Very intuitive and well worth the wait. MMS works fine. Nice to be able to finally get landscape keyboard in mail. Currently doing some safari speed tests. Overall, thank you Apple for listening, for making our existing phone better through software updates and for doing so free of charge.
post #334 of 381
Finally the Iphone is where it should have been on release date with OS3.0.

Best features have got to be MMS and Tethering hands down.

MMS works like a charm, and tethering is just awesome. It's unfortunate that our friends to the south are not yet able to take advantage of both these features (without jailbreaking), however once AT&T does support it en masse you'll just love the versatility it gives all users.

I tethered both a desktop at home, and a laptop while driving to a lacrosse game (kids using for surfing in back) and it worked phenomenally. For students, imagine now you just need a laptop and you have internet access at home, on the road, at school, everywhere and all sharing the same cell line and not having additional bills to pay.

Only feature i miss now is the ability to take movie clips, hardware limitation and you need the Iphone 3Gs for that. There must be some kind of third party app for it.....let me know what you are using?
post #335 of 381
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Highly unlikely. A camera will be the new feature for the next Touch. Any mic would cut into iPhone sales as it would become an extremely easy Skype tool. Apple never, ever gives you everything that you think you should have. You of all people should know that by now.

I have a bluetooth question.

So I tried to pair my bluetooth headset with the ipod touch G2 this morning and its asking me for a pin number.

A pin number?
Where am I supposed to find that now?
post #336 of 381
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Originally Posted by Olternaut View Post

I have a bluetooth question.

So I tried to pair my bluetooth headset with the ipod touch G2 this morning and its asking me for a pin number.

A pin number?
Where am I supposed to find that now?

quite easily by looking up the headset's manufacturer. It would take all 20 seconds...longer than it took to post your ???????

or just try 0000 for the pin, as theres a good chance that will work
post #337 of 381
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I have a bluetooth question.

So I tried to pair my bluetooth headset with the ipod touch G2 this morning and its asking me for a pin number.

A pin number?
Where am I supposed to find that now?

You can find the "personal identification number number" in the manual for the headset. (unless you've changed it from the factory default)
post #338 of 381
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Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

You can find the "personal identification number number" in the manual for the headset. (unless you've changed it from the factory default)

I figured it out. I used the factory default 0000 and it works.

But, the sony ericsson hbh-is800 sucks! it works all right but there is no volume controls. I assumed I would be able to control volume from the ipod touch like I've been able to before using a bluetooth dock connector/transmitter for other units.

But now, with the onboard bluetooth the ipod touch locks volume control. So now I'm stuck with a headset with the volume cranked all the way to maximum!
Gawd!!!
post #339 of 381
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But now, with the onboard bluetooth the ipod touch locks volume control. So now I'm stuck with a headset with the volume cranked all the way to maximum!
Gawd!!!

So, you're saying that when you use the up/down controls on the iPod the volume isn't adjusted?

My bluetooth headset has a hardware volume control, but I leave it all the way up and just use my iPhone volume control and that works fine.
post #340 of 381
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So, you're saying that when you use the up/down controls on the iPod the volume isn't adjusted?

My bluetooth headset has a hardware volume control, but I leave it all the way up and just use my iPhone volume control and that works fine.

I don't know who to blame here. I should blame sony because they should have known that since their product would be smallest bluetooth headset on the market they would get a lot of attention. So, they shoulda added volume controls.
They didn't. Hey, fine I said.

I thought instead I would rely on the ipod touches volume controls. But noooooooooooooooo-ohhhhhhh! They lock volume controls in bluetooth mode. Imagine my horror and disappointment.

And yep, even the volume control hardware buttons on the ipod touch don't work.

So I'm stuck with a useless $168.00 set of headphones I can't use because the volume is stuck on maximum volume "make the user deaf" mode.
post #341 of 381
My iPhone does not like the new os I knew it would be hell when i had to uninstall then reinstall itunes... (yes I had the new 8.2) now only 7 or so of my apps work and I cant update them b/c the app store opens then freezes on the loading wheel any one else have this problem?
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post #342 of 381
iPhone is the best phone ever. But the new OS isn't anything to write home about -- especially if you were planning to do it with MMS. Really not much more than tweaks and adding some features -- cut and paste -- that ought to have been there all along. This is no great leap forward. I expected more and better from Apple.\
post #343 of 381
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Originally Posted by VertiGoGo View Post

The 3.0 update has killed my iPhone. It's a brick now. iTunes store error or says "iTunes cannot connect with this iPhone" or something similar.

How many other bricks out there already? Twitter is hopping about it at the moment.

Are we to assume yours was of the 'jailbroken' variety?

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post #344 of 381
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Thank you Apple!

I'm loving all the new features.

How did I live without Spotlight?

I agree. Spotlight is the big win here.

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post #345 of 381
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Are we to assume yours was of the 'jailbroken' variety?

Ive never had a phone be completely bricked if the HW buttons still work properly. DFU mode should fix it.


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I agree. Spotlight is the big win here.

Id like to get searching of the email message and the notes section of contacts.
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post #346 of 381
I updated to the 3.0 and now i can't use the internet. Every time i try to go on it says "Could not activate cellular network: You are not subscribed to a cellular data service" and i dont have iphone 3g data plan. In 2.2.1 firmware i can still go on the internet w/o iphone data plan. I used to have to turn off "edge" in Bossprefs since i dont want to get charged. now i got unlimited data plan but for different phone (its cheaper only $15/mo. on top of my voice plan) thought it might work in 3.0 fw but i guess not. Anyone is in the same situation as me?

Notice: i ddint buy the phone from AT&T, i got it from someone via craigslist.
post #347 of 381
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Originally Posted by kime0 View Post

I updated to the 3.0 and now i can't use the internet. Every time i try to go on it says "Could not activate cellular network: You are not subscribed to a cellular data service" and i dont have iphone 3g data plan. In 2.2.1 firmware i can still go on the internet w/o iphone data plan. I used to have to turn off "edge" in Bossprefs since i dont want to get charged. now i got unlimited data plan but for different phone (its cheaper only $15/mo. on top of my voice plan) thought it might work in 3.0 fw but i guess not. Anyone is in the same situation as me?

Notice: i ddint buy the phone from AT&T, i got it from someone via craigslist.

It appears that AT&T has updated their network to look for people not paying for the correct plans. Since you have to activate in iTunes, you probably triggered something. Its always best to wait if you trying to subvert the network.

At this point, You can always try removing the SIM and reinserting it, but I think you may have to sign up for a proper iPhone plan. Just dont get trapped into a 2 year contract since youve already bought it outright (unless it was stolen).
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post #348 of 381
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I agree. Spotlight is the big win here.

I initially thought the UI implementation was a bit of a compromise in that the first home screen was now the second dot on the bottom, but it works out ok. if you have a lot of home screens you can press the home button and then press it again to get to the search screen. Overall I like the functionality. I think Apple does a great job of managing compromises- like how to design a UI on such a small screen, multi-tasking the essential apps, best hardware for battery life, modest camera for thinness of the device, etc.

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post #349 of 381
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I updated to the 3.0 and now i can't use the internet. Every time i try to go on it says "Could not activate cellular network: You are not subscribed to a cellular data service" and i dont have iphone 3g data plan. In 2.2.1 firmware i can still go on the internet w/o iphone data plan. I used to have to turn off "edge" in Bossprefs since i dont want to get charged. now i got unlimited data plan but for different phone (its cheaper only $15/mo. on top of my voice plan) thought it might work in 3.0 fw but i guess not. Anyone is in the same situation as me?

Notice: i ddint buy the phone from AT&T, i got it from someone via craigslist.

Try the following:
  1. Restart the phone. If this does not help, go to 2.
  2. Go to Settings -> General -> Network -> Cellular Data Network. Press Reset Settins button at the bottom. If this does not help immediately restart the phone again. If still no success go to step 3.
  3. Google for the correct settings for your provider to be set in Settings -> General -> Network ->Cellular Data Network. Set them manually. May need to restart.
post #350 of 381
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It appears that AT&T has updated their network to look for people not paying for the correct plans. Since you have to activate in iTunes, you probably triggered something. It’s always best to wait if you trying to subvert the network.

At this point, You can always try removing the SIM and reinserting it, but I think you may have to sign up for a proper iPhone plan. Just don’t get trapped into a 2 year contract since you’ve already bought it outright (unless it was stolen).

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post #351 of 381
I have the GM from my dev account, since last week, and it does not have the Battery % indicator as I've seen on two other 3G that updated through iTunes.

Did Apple forget that in the supposed "Gold Master" we were given through the Dev center?
post #352 of 381
The battery drains way faster due to push notification being on.
if u want your battery to last longer turn push notifications off!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #353 of 381
It is 7:45 pm and I am sitting in my car with my Macbook Pro tethered to my iPhone.

Unbelievably fast.

Just ran a speedtest. Getting 3.3 MBps download on my computer. 2.5 MBs on the iPhone.

Running the test and surfing, I have used 3 MBs in the last 10 minutes.

Very happy. Thank you Apple and Rogers.
post #354 of 381
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

It is 7:45 pm and I am sitting in my car with my Macbook Pro tethered to my iPhone.

Unbelievably fast.

Just ran a speedtest. Getting 3.3 MBps download on my computer. 2.5 MBs on the iPhone.

Running the test and surfing, I have used 3 MBs in the last 10 minutes.

Very happy. Thank you Apple and Rogers.

I was thinking that the iPhone 3Gs HSDPA was only 1.8Mbps, but it has to be 3.6Mbps. Are you getting the 3GS with its 7.2Mbps HSDPA? Do you know what Rogers maximum is right now?
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post #355 of 381
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I was thinking that the iPhone 3Gs HSDPA was only 1.8Mbps, but it has to be 3.6Mbps. Are you getting the 3GS with its 7.2Mbps HSDPA? Do you know what Rogers maximum is right now?

I don't know what the max is.

I have the 3G only.
post #356 of 381
Upgraded my 1G iPhone today in about 20 mins. No problems so far. Thanks for cut copy and paste Apple!
post #357 of 381
I'm loving the new scrubbing feature when inside the iPod app. Much easier to scrub to a specific second in a song/video.
post #358 of 381
Thanks for adding a bunch of stuff that should have been on this phone when it was released a couple of years ago. This update is one big yawn.
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Thanks for adding a bunch of stuff that should have been on this phone when it was released a couple of years ago. This update is one big yawn.

What should have been added a couple years ago? What features do you feel Apple was obligated to add, yet somehow didnt?
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Thanks for adding a bunch of stuff that should have been on this phone when it was released a couple of years ago. This update is one big yawn.

I agree.

Apple is crazy to think I would want to replace my 1G Iphone with this "New" one. Honestly can say there is nothing worth the upgrade.....Que next year.
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