The Official "I have an iPhone 3G S" thread Page 13

  • delbert 24 Aug 2009 12:11:18 2,893 posts
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    According to FedEx my Australian Factory Unlocked 32gb 3GS (off eBay) is now with my local courier :) Which is good as my original 8gb 2G model has deteriorated fast since I ordered it, coming up with the "accessory not compatible" error (with none plugged in) every 5 mins which kills the battery and struggling to receive calls and texts!
  • delbert 25 Aug 2009 11:08:20 2,893 posts
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    Well I can now "Officially" post in the "official I have a iPhone 3GS thread".. not really played with any of the new stuff added since my 2G model but just glad to be back with a 100% working iPhone! :)
  • opalw00t 25 Aug 2009 13:49:43 12,834 posts
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    Mine arrives tomorrow!

    woop de woop
  • heyyo 25 Aug 2009 19:27:34 14,356 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    My ringtone > everything else.

    Oh snap! Had exactly this since the film came out on DVD
  • opalw00t 27 Aug 2009 15:21:40 12,834 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Mine arrives tomorrow!

    woop de woop
    Still hasn't turned up :(

    And it appears that my present SIM has been deactivated, so now I have no phones.

    WTF
  • Deleted user 27 August 2009 15:22:52
    heyyo! wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    My ringtone > everything else.

    Oh snap! Had exactly this since the film came out on DVD

    :D I get some weird looks in the office when it goes off.
  • Kay 27 Aug 2009 15:25:08 20,851 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    w00t wrote:
    Mine arrives tomorrow!

    woop de woop
    Still hasn't turned up :(

    And it appears that my present SIM has been deactivated, so now I have no phones.

    WTF

    Where did you order from? Probably out of stock atm.
  • Deleted user 27 August 2009 15:26:10
    My phone didn't arrive till 5. I was waiting at home all day! Wankers.
  • opalw00t 27 Aug 2009 15:37:34 12,834 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    w00t wrote:
    w00t wrote:
    Mine arrives tomorrow!

    woop de woop
    Still hasn't turned up :(

    And it appears that my present SIM has been deactivated, so now I have no phones.

    WTF

    Where did you order from? Probably out of stock atm.
    Carphone Warehouse upgrade - they did a stock check before confiming on Tuesday...
  • Kay 27 Aug 2009 15:43:49 20,851 posts
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    Weird, should be here by now then. Did you get a dispatch email?
  • opalw00t 27 Aug 2009 15:44:31 12,834 posts
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    Hmmm. No.
  • Kay 27 Aug 2009 15:47:39 20,851 posts
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    That means it's most probably out of stock. :(

    I ordered mine from mobiles.co.uk (which is owned by CW), looked to be in stock but they sent me an email the next day (when I was expecting the delivery) to tell me that it wasn't - they just hadn't updated the website. Had to wait another week or so before I got the proper dispatch email, with the phone arriving the day after.
  • Dougs 27 Aug 2009 15:48:29 96,721 posts
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    Turning your SIM off is a little off though if it hasn't been despatched. I'd get on the blower....
  • opalw00t 27 Aug 2009 15:52:21 12,834 posts
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    Just asked my flatmate to check for a calling card. If there's nothing, then I am right onto them.
  • HoriZon 28 Aug 2009 10:20:06 14,305 posts
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    In another seemingly controversial App Store approval decision, Apple has forced iPhone developers to remove functionality that allows users to "free memory" on demand.

    While third parties are limited from developing background applications for the iPhone, Apple allows their applications such as the iPod, Safari, and Mail applications to continue to run. After prolonged use, these background applications may take up most of the memory (RAM) on the iPhone that can create interface sluggishness and prevent some memory-intensive applications from loading. Applications such as iStat for iPhone (App Store link) have until now enabled users to free this memory with the click of a button.


    Got to love Apple! :/
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 11:53:54
    And today they rejected the latest update to Convert-bot because the icon they use for the 'Time' category (a basic clock) looks too similar to the icon Apple uses for the 'Recent Call History' tab in the phone application, and Apple think Convert-bots users will get confused by the two.

    This despite the icon being present in the previous 4 versions that have been approved by Apple.

    The Apple App Store Review Department is staffed by fucking chimps. If Apple ever attempt to run this sort of approval process on their desktop machines I'll probably have to stop using Macs. :(
  • opalw00t 28 Aug 2009 14:48:15 12,834 posts
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    Yay - it's here and now working (I think)!
  • Vroom 28 Aug 2009 14:53:42 4,643 posts
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    App store approval is indeed a minefield.

    I've had a lot of different experiences. It does seem better of late. Bar one particularly annoying instance where I had to rate my sports scores app as 'mature'.

    They do catch some genuine bugs at times and are quite descriptive when they do (in my experience). It's annoying when it happens but fair cop, A bug is a bug.

    Many months ago I had an app in review for 2 months until they approved it after having finally admitted they'd lost it.
  • HoriZon 10 Sep 2009 17:43:54 14,305 posts
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    So whats really new in 3.1 that i should care about just updated looks the same too me :)
  • Khanivor 10 Sep 2009 18:10:52 44,689 posts
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    Took so long to run the update I was beginning to think Apple sent little people down the internet to change the bits by hand.
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2009 18:53:55 96,721 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    So whats really new in 3.1 that i should care about just updated looks the same too me :)

    There's some stuff on the front page, nothing earth shattering though I don't think. Improves App stability mainly
  • [Slip] 10 Sep 2009 20:18:50 1,027 posts
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    heyyo! wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    My ringtone > everything else.

    Oh snap! Had exactly this since the film came out on DVD

    is this a jailbreak thing for custom ringtone or is it downloadable from something like Cydia?
  • ScoutTech 10 Sep 2009 20:37:18 2,428 posts
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    :( Stupid O2. Everytime I have the money I try and order one and they are out of stock! Grrrr
  • Deleted user 13 September 2009 10:09:40
    I'm away on hols in the next couple of weeks, and I'm going to take my iPhone with me (pictures, video, maps). Scenarios as follows:

    1) In the interests of not racking up a monstrous bill(!), what's the story with data roaming? I currently have it set to OFF, does that mean the cellular functions will be inoperable while I'm abroad? Including the default Edge connection as well, you know, in case I accidentally or otherwise open an app with internet connection.

    2) I'm also considering keeping the phone in Airplane mode, although would that disable Wi-Fi?

    3) Alternatively, I could just leave the SIM out of the device...
  • Dougs 13 Sep 2009 10:11:24 96,721 posts
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    Nah, normal phone functions are fine. It just disables the data element entirely, inc Edge/GPRS.
  • Deleted user 13 September 2009 10:26:28
    That's with airplane mode on you mean? Or are you talking about the data roaming option?

    Btw I've edited my above post for scenarios 1, 2 and 3, to make it more clear..
  • Dougs 13 Sep 2009 10:29:05 96,721 posts
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    Sorry, option 1. Just keep data roaming turned off and you'll be fine. Am abroad at the mo, and it's no bother.
  • Deleted user 13 September 2009 10:31:26
    Okay. So, iPhone being what it is, when you say "normal phone functions are fine" you don't mean cellular functions, but that I can use apps and that, right? Or wrong?

    Also, data roaming also turns off GPS? So I wouldn't be able to use maps, or geotag pics and that? That's disappointing if true, though GPS was a seperate chip??
  • UncleLou Moderator 13 Sep 2009 10:35:26 40,174 posts
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    The_Escapist wrote:
    Also, data roaming also turns off GPS? So I wouldn't be able to use maps, or geotag pics and that? That's disappointing if true, though GPS was a seperate chip??

    Crazy. I just went into this thread to ask this question. "Maps" needs to be online anyway to download the maps, btw., but I wonder how it works with "MobileNavigator". The description in the AppStore claims it works with data-roaming turned off.
  • Dougs 13 Sep 2009 10:36:33 96,721 posts
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    GPRS! The data connection thingy (little circle) that is worse than Edge. With data roaming off, you can use the cellular functions (with the apprpriate roaming charges) and all apps etc, inc Wifi. The only thing you can't use is the 3G/Internet functions (except over wifi)

    Edit: Of course, google maps needs an internet connection, so whilst the GPS chip would work, you'd need an app (like tom tom) that has already loaded the maps to your iphone
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