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    Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Itunes 7.7 is available for updating , doing it now

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    More data on what you need and where to go for the new 3G Iphone from Apple

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/buy/?cid...p=125945&sr=em
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    BTW the .Mac accounts are down for transfer to the new .Me accounts this morning. I believe this has no effect on e-mail though
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Hey, what's this have to do with photography? Put it in the sunset bar!

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Well, while technically it is called an iPhone it still is a camera. Hehe.

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Yea it has a 6mpx , zoom 12-800mm lens on it and it focuses just on what you are looking at. Read the press release dude. LOL

    We can move this if you want
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    For folks downloading iTune 7.7 and expecting to see the new App Store for the iPhone/iPod Touch applications, couple of things you need to get there.

    After downloading and installing iTunes v7.7, go to Preferences>General and check the box for "Applications". That will create another entry in the Library (left column) when you open iTunes. If you then click on it (like Music, Movies, Radio, etc.), it will take you to a new screen. In the lower right hand corner are two options: "Check for Updates" and "Get More Applications". If you select "Get More Applications", it will take you to the iTunes Store App Store, where you can browse the over 500 apps already loaded in, with more coming as developers keep building them.

    I know this is not camera related, but it is iPhone related and some folks are anxiously awaiting the latest version tomorrow.

    LJ

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    We can move this if you want
    I was just yanking your chain
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    Hey my chain is short be careful.
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Maybe we need to start a new forum for "Cell Phone Cameras" -- ?



    KIDDING!

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    I've been prowling around the App Store and there is a whole section on Photography. One App that might be pretty cool is called SnapMyLife. Looks like you can take shots on your iphone and then from the GPS put a pin in a map of where you took the shot. Could be really fun when traveling or just when you are out and about.

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    Downloaded new firmware 2.0 and updated manually iPhone.

    lt looks very nice...trying to hold off on 3G as battery life drops and costs are more. I think that there is something in the improved audio as mine is pretty marginal on the original phone.

    I went by the Apple store today to get a new battery for my daughter's Macbook Pro and there was a line formed of adolescents sleeping out in wait of the new phone. Must be an event.

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Not me I will do a drive by at the AT&T store at 7 am and if there is a line more than 5 folks i will keep driving. Waiting in line for a phone is not my cup of tea.
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    ...but waiting for that white FedEx truck is worth the tea, coffee, and scones ;-)

    LJ

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    I agree...

    New phone will probably be a week away when I give up being conservative and pass the old one to my daughter.

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by LJL View Post
    ...but waiting for that white FedEx truck is worth the tea, coffee, and scones ;-)

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    LOL now that is worth the wait. LOL
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Yeah Doug and I upgraded to 7.7, and then manually loaded 2.0 on our phones. I used this link off the macrumors.com site , but it is now removed.
    Pretty slick.
    I am going to hold off on the 3G for a while.

    Lance

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    i don't see the 2.0 update anywhere.. any pointers?

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    I think midnight Jim
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    Nothing yet 3am in Arizona. Guess I will do a drive by the Att store
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Not me I will do a drive by at the AT&T store at 7 am and if there is a line more than 5 folks i will keep driving. Waiting in line for a phone is not my cup of tea.


    Uh huh, right......
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Nothing yet 3am in Arizona. Guess I will do a drive by the Att store

    BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
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    Guy is a machine, up at 3am O_o
    Lurking the forums 24/7

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    Well folks, get out your patience for the v2.0 update on the older iPhones. I tried the update this morning. Took about 10 tries to get it to download, all the while having the iTunes part tell me that my v1.1.4 was the most current. (Not a good sign to start.) Finally got things rolling with the software and firmware, and then bam, iPhone got bricked. Connection to the iTunes Store could not be made to complete the update. Apple Servers crashed. Nothing to do but wait with the little bricked iPhone until things come back to life. Cnet even posted a blog item about same thing with some adds....like Apple shutting off phone support at their help desk because they got swamped. Not encouraging.

    I guess the sort of good news is that there are a lot of users. The downside is that even Apple cannot handle the volume of calls, update requests, etc., for all the devices already out the, let alone the newer ones trying to come online today.

    So, let's hope they get this sorted. In the meantime, be prepared to not get the update download, or to get it and then have you iPhone bricked when you cannot complete the update through the iTunes Store. Time for another cup of coffee and a deep breath.

    LJ

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    yea not sure they have the capacity to support all the global users wanting to update at the same time

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    I'm actually going to be intelligent for once, and wait a few weeks for all the congestion and bugs to be out of the way before I go buy the new iphone and change providers.

    WOW!!!! That actually felt good to say, that I was going to resist and not be the first guinea pig.

    Ray

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    What was I thinking being the guinea pig once again. LOL
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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    Well the Fifth Avenue Apple store still had a 3 hour wait at 11PM. They needed to shut down selling iPhones at 2AM for AT&T systems maintenance would would not allow activations. So, seeing as I wasn't going to wait 3 hours and be at the front of the line just in time for a 3 hour shut down, there was no way I was waiting.

    So, I went home and did the 2.0 upgrade to my existing iPhone. Looks like they've solved the overload as my backup and activation went without a hitch. It took about 30 minutes for the whole process.....at which time I downloaded Super Monkey Ball. OK I'm getting old I sort of s*ck at these games. I think I need to upload Pong or Ms Packman next to have a bit of nostalgia.

    So, while we all b*tch about today's process, just rewind the clock back to last July when all the iphones went on sale....even though you could do it at home, the systems still had problems coping.

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    Re: Getting ready for 3g Iphone

    managed to upgrade my iphone to 2.0.. well worth the upgrade.. some of the app's are great!

    (although it did become a brick for half the day as a result)

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    I second Jim's post
    The 2.0 SW is a large functional improvement.
    (Also allows the configuration of gmail is email server and allows now a different smtp server which is a real benefit for those who NEED a specific from address)
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    For those who like music and find themselves listening to a song and wanting to know the artist or title, Shazam in the apps store is incredible. Put it up to the music source for a few seconds and it located artist, song and album.... And then of course you can buy it from iTunes. Awesome application!

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    Okay I am into FREE apps . What is cool out there , spent enough damn money on this thing. i did buy Monkey Ball , pretty cool.

    Finally also i got the Iphone up running and working but I had my share of issues because when I bought at the AT&T store there was confusion with my phone some other guy goy it and they had to do a exchange and replace deal and wiped everything out almost. I had no phone part because they had the wrong Sim number in there . Voice Mail was knocked off , have that back now. My kids could not text mail because they blew off my unlimited texting for them, so overall rating for At&T and Apple the last couple days was a major issue. Everything seems to be back to normal for both of them. So i think it is safe to go buy one now. I also found a way on Mobile Me to bring in One Pop account into it, which is nice I can have my Cox account on the net in mobile me to see and reply with. Not always easy to do on the road the normal way but having it on Mobile me will help there.
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