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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. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jiniej View Post
      I really hope us 1st gen users get a discount, that would be good.
      You are NOT getting any discount. Get over it already. Do you see iPod purchasers getting deals every time a new model comes out? No you don't. I don't know why people have this sense of entitlement, it is quite misplaced. No one told you to buy the phone.

      Early adopters are lucky they got $100 store credits after the price drop.
    1. rasbill's Avatar
      rasbill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Squid7085 View Post
      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.
      some some people have icons that make them look like douchebags
    1. Cherrysoda_zx's Avatar
      Cherrysoda_zx -
      I wonder if the new firmware shows the GPS features as well, I think apple is gunna make the iPhone firmware universal...
    1. rusty778's Avatar
      rusty778 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cherrysoda_zx View Post
      I wonder if the new firmware shows the GPS features as well, I think apple is gunna make the iPhone firmware universal...
      Well yeah, they just spent all this time pushing the iPhone platform and major changes to the OS would screw over developers.

      Also the only discount I could think of would be the trade in you old iPod/iPhone for recycling and get 10 % off a new one. Apples has had that program for a while now
    1. Apple iPie's Avatar
      Apple iPie -
      @ Napoleon,I think that Apple UPGRADED battery for sure ....
    1. Omega0852's Avatar
      Omega0852 -
      to the people asking if u can use 3G in the 1st gen iphone not you cant but it is in the 2.0 beta coz apple are just going to use the same FW with both iphones 1st & 2nd Gen when it comes out so they dont have to make anther FW or it so it will know if you have 3G or not and just config it self to use it
    1. macky801's Avatar
      macky801 -
      what is the latest iphone 1.2 firmware build?
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ultimatexpka View Post
      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?
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      I hope you read traffic signs better than you read threads. Seriously? First, shocked that people actually thought you could puta 3G chip in the original iPhone. Second, guy, the answer to this question is 2or 3 posts above. Read for Christs sake.

      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      I just wanna take the time to say haha to all the people who brought there iPhone within the last 3 months or so. Who cares if you paid $200 dollars cheaper. I had my 8GB iPhone the first week it came out; so, I pretty much had a year to enjoy my phone. I have faith in Apple and I believe this phone will be worst every penny. $500 deposit back from AT&T along with my $100 rebate from Apple. Yeah, I got the 3G iPhone already!!! q:-p..
      I think those same people are too busy laughing at how stupid you are for typing "brought" instead of "bought", and "there" instead of "their". Good job Einstein.

      If the next generation iPhone doesn't have anything more than just 3G, then why bother? If they finally included a decent camera, a working MMS and Video Recorder, and maybe GPS, then I don'tcare what they list it for. I'll toss this 1st generation hunk of crap and upgrade. If it's just a thicker phone with 3G. Screw that.
    1. andrey130885's Avatar
      andrey130885 -
      hey guys, do you think that with 3G coming soon apple will increase price for the iphone package? It would make sense since we would be getting a better internet speed, what do you think...
    1. erix920's Avatar
      erix920 -
      I'd think that it would be easier for AT&T to use their new technology, being the new standard and probably much more efficient. So I don't think you'll seeing an increase in cost. Then again unlimited data for the iPhone right now is only $10 a month.
    1. burtthaman's Avatar
      burtthaman -
      Quote Originally Posted by erix920 View Post
      I'd think that it would be easier for AT&T to use their new technology, being the new standard and probably much more efficient. So I don't think you'll seeing an increase in cost. Then again unlimited data for the iPhone right now is only $10 a month.
      I'm guessing you meant to say $20/mo. seeing as that is the lowest plan. The thing is that 3G is the "new standard" but Edge and 3G do not share the same bandwidth. Kinda like cable/dsl internet is more expensive than dial-up.
    1. andrey130885's Avatar
      andrey130885 -
      that is exactly what I thought. I mean if you look at prices of other carriers on 3G phones its around 40$-50$ for the network. I'm pretty sure they will increase the price, but I hope it won't be huge increase....
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by Squid7085 View Post
      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.
      not necessarily... The firmware they used on the iphone and ipod touch are similar but arent the same, they modified to function on the ipod and removed bluetooth edge settings ipod icon, and a couple of other modification have been made... So this is probably a firmware where it will be only available on the 3g and not on the next update of the 1st gen
    1. shaharyar's Avatar
      shaharyar -
      But just a thought it be pretty cool if apple had some kind of 100$ upgrade to 3g thing, but thats likely never going to happen.... =(
    1. nycdiplomat's Avatar
      nycdiplomat -
      Quote Originally Posted by nadiasortiz View Post
      UGH!!! WHY did they have to make a second generation iphone!!?? Looks like its time to save up for this new one and sell my 16gb! UGH they make me so mad!!
      if you are going to sell your 16gig ill buy it from you since 3g will not be available on tmobile for a while nationwide.
    1. erix920's Avatar
      erix920 -
      Isnt data alone just $10? Of course you have to pay the other 10 for visual voice mail and that other stuff.

      Damn good deal $20 a month is if you always have 5 bars :-D
    1. matt.superman's Avatar
      matt.superman -
      well now all they need is (REAL)gps and bigger capacity(32gb) and i will be upgrading in a hurry.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      This has been almost the most boring useless four pages of insignificant posts I have read in a very long time.... other than the first post I don't think I gathered any actual important bit of information. *Sigh* I will point out the irony of my own post not contributing either to save someone else the trouble.
    1. dleasman's Avatar
      dleasman -
      Quote Originally Posted by nycdiplomat View Post
      3g will not be available on tmobile for a while nationwide.
      That's not even the point, really... when T-Mobile DOES launch 3G, it's not going to be compatible with the iPhone's 3G anyway, because it will be on a different frequency that the iPhone does not support.

      For this reason, the only people that the 2nd gen iPhone should appeal to is AT&T customers (at least in the US).

      Also, by the time that T-Mobile gets their 3G right, I would hope that other manufacturers, other than apple, will be offering even better phones than the iPhone, that are not only less expensive, don't have to be unlocked, but can be synced with more than 1 computer.

      I am personally interested in seeing Android in action... But some manufacturer is going to have to come out with a better touch screen in higher resolution than QVGA to compete.

      I love my iPhone for now... But only because I could nto stand another second of Windows Mobile!
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      this is a little encouraging finally showing signs of true Direct Push




      Now all they have to do is allow trusted certificates and fix the fact that not ever exchange server is set up as .exchange.servername.com