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  • 3g Settings in 2.0 Firmware
    As if there is any doubt that the 3g iPhone is coming soon. Some 3g settings have been found in the 2.0 firmware.



    The settings page was found in the latest beta release of 2.0 firmware. IF you don't know, 3g drains cell phone batteries very quickly. Don't worry in an effort to save some battery life Apple has included a setting to turn 3g off, and use normal slow edge instead.

    So with your 3g iPhone you'll have a choice, murder your battery or surf at 1995 speeds.

    thanks rusty778
    [chronicproductions via engadget]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3g Settings in 2.0 Firmware started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. chrissurra's Avatar
      chrissurra -
      That means its using the same firmware. Which means its already possible to jailbreak it.

      Hmmm. Gonna be hard not to get one.
    1. cscho0415's Avatar
      cscho0415 -
      this is the fw for all iphones right... so with a reg iphone (not the new one) will u be able to use teh 3g feature???
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by cscho0415 View Post
      this is the fw for all iphones right... so with a reg iphone (not the new one) will u be able to use teh 3g feature???
      no
    1. spyboy_1's Avatar
      spyboy_1 -
      why include that setting when it doesn't even have 3g?
      I mean I never use even edge just wi-fi...
    1. D3VIL™'s Avatar
      D3VIL™ -
      Originally Posted by cscho0415 this is the fw for all iphones right... so with a reg iphone (not the new one) will u be able to use teh 3g feature???
      you need the 3g chipset
    1. cscho0415's Avatar
      cscho0415 -
      do you think we could buy a chip and replace it with the one we already have from apple... or maybe buy and external one???
    1. D3VIL™'s Avatar
      D3VIL™ -
      Quote Originally Posted by cscho0415 View Post
      do you think we could buy a chip and replace it with the one we already have from apple... or maybe buy and external one???
      no, the phone had to be modified to fit the larger 3g chip
    1. erix920's Avatar
      erix920 -
      As if Safari doesn't drain the battery fast enough as is..
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      i thought they were going to upgrade the battery life to handle 3G if not apple messed up pretty bad already and iphone 2.0 hasnt even been released yet
    1. mfleigle's Avatar
      mfleigle -
      This is an awesome feature for those of us without 3G coverage to turn it off. It really increased the battery life of my LG CU500 off.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      i thought they were going to upgrade the battery life to handle 3G if not apple messed up pretty bad already and iphone 2.0 hasnt even been released yet
      Thats before they found out if they released it with it, it would triple sales. But seriously even if they did upgrade the battery it would be nice to know turning it off saves battery. I remember they used to stay if you were in airplane mode it would save the battery.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      so... where do you get a 3g chipset for the original iphone then? if this is found in the 2.0 firmware and its comin out for the original iphone, are original iphones going to have it? how are we going to get it?
      ?
      ?
      ?
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      ^^^We're not.
    1. lilmike09's Avatar
      lilmike09 -
      So this confirms that the 3G iphone will be out in June, because thats when this 2.0 software update is supposed to be released. Think its a good idea to sell my iphone on ebay now, before the value of the phone decreases, considering we are about a month away from the new iphone
    1. D3VIL™'s Avatar
      D3VIL™ -
      you do whatever you see fit
    1. Squid7085's Avatar
      Squid7085 -
      Wow, some people are awfully stupid here. Just because they release the same software for a device doesn't magically make it have that feature. Every version of Windows includes support for A Laptop Battery, but just because you install Windows XP that doesn't mean you can unplug your computer and walk around. Go ahead, try it, I know you are curious now. I will wait....


      Rebooted yet? Alright. The iPod Touch has been running the same "Version" as the iPhones for as long as it has been out, that doesn't mean it can suddenly make calls. What people, okay, not normal people, either way, don't understand is that the current hardware can't support 3G, there is no "magic" to make this happen, period. If you want 3G, you need a new iPhone, period.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Rotflmmfao!
    1. GenghisPhlip's Avatar
      GenghisPhlip -
      It's awesome that they are making it a user enabled choice.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by GenghisPhlip View Post
      It's awesome that they are making it a user enabled choice.
      Yeah. I could care less about 3G (no coverage where in my area) but it's nice that you have the option to turn it off to save battery, much like how you can turn off wifi.
    1. kevo4u3's Avatar
      kevo4u3 -
      I'm glad we at least know now that it's official, I can't wait to get my hands on one of the 3g iPhones.
    1. kamy's Avatar
      kamy -
      I really do think i am going to stick with the first gen iphone

      3g seems great but a battery killer :[