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Next version of iphone firmware previewed

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by keith, Mar 17, 2009.

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    Oooh... do you know if the features will come to the iPod touch?
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    yep for $9.95 :yes:
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    grrrrr! knew there would be some fee involved for us measly touch users.
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    yeah I find it a bit weird. They always say that US General Accounting Practice means they have to charge for new features but it's introducing new features for the iphone too and they're giving it free.

    ANYWAY, at least they're allowing upgrades rather than making everyone buy a whole new unit which some companies would do I guess
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    I suppose you are right there. I love the way apple do that.... they introduced Genius in a free update and the 2.0 update was only about £5.

    I would bet that creative, microsoft, sony etc would release it as a whole new device that was about £50 (if not moe) dearer!
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    You haven't been home-testing a new medicine have you Chris? :unsure:
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    can someone tell me what the difference is between the 3g and normal iphone please :unsure:
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    well this is going to sound annoyingly smug, but the difference is.... 3g! :taunt:

    ok more usefully, the main difference is 3G in other words, faster data access in theory* so web pages take less time to load and so on

    *3G speeds only for indication, your experience my vary, 3G not available everywhere, 3G speeds may actually be slower than 2G at times, 3G will consume so much battery power your iphone may need charging much more frequently. etc etc etc etc :)


    There are other differences such as with the newer firmware in it, the newer 3G phones will support MMS whereas the old one wont and so on

    (I really am going to need to sell my 1st gen iphone soon)
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    The ones on eBay are holding their prices quite well at the minute... I'd sell quickly!
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    yeah I know I totally need to
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    Not moi!

    I'm quite happy with my old, dated, 1st generation, 2G iPhone, thank you very much! :taunt:

    Bought my DW a 3G one and so far, I haven't been terribly impressed with the differences. Sure, when it's on the 3G network, the data transfer speeds are better but not so much so that I feel the need to upgrade. At least not enough to offset the increased cost. :thumbsdown:

    Maybe someday, but not now.

    Tom :)macwave:... marching boldly forward into the 70's)
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    I admit I've turned off 3G on my shiny new 3G version. The battery life is more than twice as good with 3G turned off!

    So I agree, there's nothing at all wrong with the "old" version :yes:
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    Do you think there is any chance in the 2g version becoming obsolete soon? As in... new features not being available on it?

    I could probably twist my dads arm into buying me a 2g if it where the right price.. but not really worth it if it was going to become obsolete soon.
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    Well yes in that it's already happening. Version 3 of the firmware will be available for the 2g and 3g devices, but certain features like MMS will only work on 3g (although that sounds worse than it is, everything major works on both).

    You have to consider what obsolete means. Will it still be a cool device? yep. Will it make/receive phone calls? yep. Texts? yep. Web/email? yep.

    Might a new device do even more? yep but that won't make the 2g one any less useless or cool
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    :unsure: Think I might hold out to see what the new model (if it comes out) brings and what the new firmware is like. Might get a better bargain then, too.

    I do use MMS quite alot
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    yeah the only thing I'd say is that I used to use mms a lot before getting an iphone. It's as easy on an iphone to send a photo in an email as it is to send an MMS on other phones. It's also free v mms charges ;)

    So you find people send photos in email instead of mms

    If someone sends you an mss, you click and read it on a web page

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