Another iPhone 3G unboxing…this time with better pics.
Following some rather poor quality images of an iPhone 3G unboxing this morning in Portugal, Boy Genius Report has released first U.S. shots, which I must say look great. The only problem is that it is not yet activated so we still need to play the waiting game to see it in action.
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Apple stores will handle about 30 customers at a time, Johnson said. While the company will make sure the activation process is quick, customers won’t be rushed, he said.
“We’ll spend as long as it takes with our customers to make sure they’re happy with the phone,” Johnson said.
Starting July 11, consumers will be able to check Apple’s Web site to see the availability of iPhones at the company’s stores, Johnson said.
AT&T outlets will also start selling the iPhone at 8 a.m. New customers can visit before July 11 to complete a credit check to speed the purchase process, AT&T spokesman Fletcher Cook said. Existing AT&T customers also can check to see whether they can upgrade to the iPhone.
The activation process should take 12 to 15 minutes, not including time spent in line, Cook said.”
(Read the full story HERE)
Replacable iPhone Battery?
Check it out – folks with sharp eyes would have noticed the couple of screws located at the bottom end of the iPhone, opening up (pun intended) the possibility of an iPhone battery replacement when removed. This bodes well for iPhone users, since we all know that a battery’s performance does not remain at the same level always, leading to a downward slope in due time. Instead of having the folks at Apple replace your iPhone battery in the future, you could possibly perform a DIY operation and save yourself a few bucks simultaneously.
WOW, Apple has a list of how to buy an iPhone 3G, be good or NO iPHONE FOR YOU!
The Apple Retail Store is the perfect place to get your iPhone 3G. When you arrive, a Concierge in an orange shirt will direct you to the iPhone bay where you can take advantage of our free Personal Setup. A Specialist will help you choose an iPhone 3G, review coverage maps, select a rate plan, and — best of all — have your new iPhone 3G ready to make calls, browse the web, and receive email right on the spot.
What to bring.
To purchase and activate iPhone 3G, you need the following:
Social security number
Valid, government-issued photo ID
Your current wireless account number and password or PIN (if you’re new to AT&T)
Remember to sync your current iPhone one last time before you come into the store.
What to expect.
iPhone 3G will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and sales will start at 8:00 a.m.
Arrive early to get in line as daily quantities are limited by stock on hand.
Online, you can check store availability of iPhone 3G. Just return to this page after 9:00 p.m. to check the next day’s availability for any Apple Retail Store. New iPhone shipments arrive most days and availability will be updated nightly.
Get all the info HERE
Microsoft to Respond to Apple’s ‘Get a Mac’ Ads
Informationweek reports on comments made by Brad Brooks, Microsoft’s VP of Windows Vista consumer marketing at their annual Worldwide Partner Conference. Brooks admits that they have made mistakes with the Vista launch but that they are ready to counter attacks from Apple and let customers know that Vista is “finally stable and ready.”
“We’ve got a pretty noisy competitor out there,” Brooks said of Apple whose “I’m a Mac… and I’m a PC,” commercials criticize Windows Vista. “You know it. I know it. It’s caused some impact. We’re going to start countering it. They tell us it’s the iWay or the highway. We think that’s a sad message. Software out there is made to be compatible with your whole life.”
Microsoft is planning to launch a massive advertising campaign worth hundreds of millions of dollars to promote Vista. Key features to be promoted include upgraded security and compatibility with both applications and devices.
Elgato ships Mac friendly DVB-T tuner
Elgato has launched and is ready to ship their new Mac friendly DVB-T tuner that they are calling EyeTV DTT Deluxe. This tuner allows you to watch digital terrestrial television (DVB), or Freeview, on your laptop. With its small and beautiful design, it fits right in with Apple’s line of products, and does not cover any other ports. It also has a detachable antenna that allows you to get a better signal when you need it. And, since it only weighs 8 grams, it is extremely portable.
This device also works like a DVR, allowing you to record, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV. In addition, it lets you create TV series subscriptions, export your recordings to iTunes, and even share them over a local network. A few items included in the box are EyeTV 3 recorder software, an IEC-MCX adapter, an infrared remote, and an USB cable. You can have all this for the price of about $158.02 through Elgato’s online store as long as you have Mac OS X v10.4 or later. Head on over to their site and check this out if you love to watch TV.
Product [EyeTV DTT Deluxe]
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Corkboard is your clipboard’s buddy
Sometimes Command-C and Command-V just aren’t enough. You’re working on a project and want to capture a bunch of text, pictures, or code, and then paste it into the project you’re working on. Using the Mac clipboard, you’re toggling between open applications, cutting and pasting like there’s no tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be nice to capture all of that information into one place, then pull it out when you’re ready to use it?
Corkboard (from Ayluro) does exactly this — you press a hot key or click a menu bar icon, and a transparent “corkboard” appears. You can either paste or drag-and-drop items onto the corkboard, then hide it. If your machine crashes, or if you need to restart it, no problem — the items that you’ve pinned to the corkboard are there. When you’re ready to use those items (text, sound, pictures, etc..), just open Corkboard and drag them into the receiving app.
Corkboard accepts many types of media, and Ayluro has created a framework so other applications can work seamlessly with Corkboard. It’s currently a time-limited beta (download here) with an introductory price of $12.99. Developer Jonathan Grynspan expects the app to leave beta in early 2009. Give it a try!
Well, the contrary to popular belief, you don’t wave the Wii Keyboard around like some madman while playing a ported version of Typing of the Dead. No sir, this QWERTY pad enables you to type quite comfortably without relying on pointing out the letters that you want with the Wiimote. It is slated for a July 18th release date, retailing for £14.99. Not an essential, but nice to have.
(AGS) I hate putting this up without a link but I couldn’t find one anywhere. Anyone out there know a link???
First iPhone 3G caught in the wild, unboxed and handlediPhone 3G
buyer, get ready to make a mess of your keyboard, desk, and any nearby objects that may be hit by spittle flying out of your mouth. Some lucky, lucky Portuguese man or woman has already had the pleasure of cracking open the box and booting up their new device. Feast your eyes on the above pic and one more after the break, and keep reminding yourself that you’ve only got three more days to wait.
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The first pics of the NEW iphone 3G – Very Blurry!
Check them all out HERE!