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    Cool iPhone MAY be illegal in Japan
    -----------[ THIS APPLIES TO JAPAN ONLY / I DONT KNOW ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES ]-------------------

    There is a law in Japan, that require Mobile phones to have a "shutter" sound when using the camera. Well yes there is a shutter sound on the iPhone that can't be turned off or can it?!

    While playing a song, you can take a picture without the shutter sound going off.
    So if you are in Japan, give it a shot.
    1) Plugin the headset
    2) Play a song
    3) hit the home button
    4) open the camera app and take a picture

    I am sure there will be a new wave of "up-the-skirt" porn hitting Japan...
    Last edited by rbalfour; 2008-08-06 at 12:30 PM. Reason: added notice

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    Nope, it still makes the shutter sound when playing a song.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.

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    how clear can these damn pics be haaaaaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Nope, it still makes the shutter sound when playing a song.
    What country and what carrier?

    If the answers aren't

    1) Japan
    2) Softbank

    then we are talking about the same thing. I have tested 3 phones already. Same results. No shutter sound.

    We don't have 1G/2.0fw, it's 2G/2.0 here.


    how clear can these damn pics be haaaaaa
    It doesn't really matter. Other phones aren't that great either. But it still cause the government to create the law/policy.

    Beyond that, I am planning to head to a Softbank shop and show them. It's always great to see the horror on their faces.
    Last edited by rbalfour; 2008-08-06 at 12:29 PM. Reason: another quote

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    I don't get it... If you put it on silent the camera makes no noise at al...

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    Exactly, and people don't know you're taking a picture of their twat while sitting on the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Exactly, and people don't know you're taking a picture of their twat while sitting on the bus.
    no I said that cuz you guys are saying that there's ways to bypass the shutter sound and I said all you have to do is put it on silent. So do japanese iPhones always make the shutter sound, even when it's on silent?
    I am not a jailbreak n00b
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    Not like they'd be able to hear it with the iPhone's speaker

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    that can be easily fixed by a special software patch if it becomes a real legality.
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    Yes you can jailbreak the iphone and patch it but the iphone 3g's in japan always make a sound when you take a picture if it is not jailbroken and patched. its kind of weird if you ask me, that this became so bad that they had to make a law prohibiting phones that don't make a loud shutter sound when the camera takes a picture. If you are a creep and that is honestly something you really want in a phone, it seems like the iphone wouldn't be ideal for that anyway because the phone is touch screen so it would be a bit harder to take a picture without being able to see/feel where the button is to take the pic up some poor beezies skirt

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    Boku wa Kenoko desu!
    On the other hand, you have fingers

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    Why not just put your thumb over the speaker?

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    I hope that most people here have already come to the realization that women wear panties.

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    Just flip the silent switch on? :P
    Works on the 1st Gen, don't have a 3G handy to test it on.
    or just replace the shutter sound with a blank sound file or
    use a photo app that doesn't have a sound.

    There is no way to enforce the shutter sound imo.
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    It's too late anyways.

    Softbank has it out all over jp, not like you can take a decent pic with a weak 2mgp camera.
    In jp we had 2 mgp's 4 years ago.

    p.s upskirts are the best!

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    Default for me it doesn't sounds
    i always take a pic and it never sounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie12 View Post
    I hope that most people here have already come to the realization that women wear panties.
    Heh. I wouldn't be so quick to assume, buddy. It's Japan we're talking about. <_<

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ducky View Post
    Heh. I wouldn't be so quick to assume, buddy. It's Japan we're talking about. <_<
    Haha....

    and yeah, all other phones here make the shutter sound even when in silent mode. I guess the serious upskirter will find other methods though - at risk of doing jail time, losing your job, and having your name and face plastered all over television and the media if you're caught. Can't see how ANY blurry panty-pic is worth THAT risk.

    I'm guessing softbank would have modded the iPhone here to always make the shutter sound? (They modded my WM6 device to the point of uselessness - hence tentatively considering an iphone, but one purchased outside Japan legally unlocked such as HK - coz I don't know what softbank have messed around with, nor if I can ever unlock it to avoid roaming charges and use local prepaids when travelling. I mean, what if I move back home to Australia in a year, my Softbank iPhone will be relegated to an iTouch level?)

    blah blah blah yawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdk View Post
    I'm guessing softbank would have modded the iPhone here to always make the shutter sound? (They modded my WM6 device to the point of uselessness - hence tentatively considering an iphone, but one purchased outside Japan legally unlocked such as HK - coz I don't know what softbank have messed around with, nor if I can ever unlock it to avoid roaming charges and use local prepaids when travelling. I mean, what if I move back home to Australia in a year, my Softbank iPhone will be relegated to an iTouch level?)
    My Softbank iPhone is the same as my old AT&T iPhone. They didn't mess with it at all. Which is why Apple went with them and not Docomo. Docomo wanted to change everything. iMode for instance, what a waste.
    My Softbank iPhone works with Docomo sims now :P (YellowSn0w )

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    well my iphone my external speakers arent wrkin idk why but n e 1 now how to fix that? but im thinkin it smtin from cydia or installer ....bcuz wen i was upgradin the jailbreak and then it went back to the "slide for emergency" i slided it and started messing with the #'s And sound came out of the external speakers plz write at me tnks!

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