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AT&T selling refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G for $149

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Handhelds, Hot Deals,

AT&T iPhone 3G refurbished

Well, lookie here. If you’ve been jonesing for an , but thought it was a big too expensive, you’ve gotta see what AT&T is selling refurbished iPhone for. You ready for this? You can grab a refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G for $149.99. You are saving $150 off the regular price of $299.99 - that’s 50% off. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

Read More | Refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G

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iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Handhelds, Software,

iPhone OS 3.0

Look at that, continues their two week update schedule with iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 (build 7A280f), which is now available for download to iPhone developers. Of course, iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 3 (build 9M2728) is also available. As you’ll remember, introduces a bunch of new functionality for consumers, and over 1,000 new API for developers.


Video recording coming with next iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cameras, Smartphones, Handhelds, Rumors,

iPhone Video Recording

We’ve been hearing that video recording would be coming to the for a while, but now we’ve got the evidence to back it up. Our friends over at MacRumors got ahold of a leaked screenshot showing a toggle within the Camera app that lets you choose between snapping a photo and recording a video. In order to enable the feature, plist config files in the current firmware need to be edited so as to make it appear that a video camera is present. Other hidden features include a compass, camera auto-focus, and voice control, which we assume is for voice dialing.

One would imagine that new features like these would require some sort of newly updated iPhone to take advantage of them. Coincidentally, the iPhone 3.0 software will be made available in June—just in time for the next iPhone to launch. We are officially excited.

Read More | MacRumors

Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2

iPhone OS 3.0

Hey, looks like has just released iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 to developers as of a few minutes ago, alongside beta 2 of the iPhone SDK 3.0. As you recall, introduces a bunch of new functionality for consumers, and over 1,000 new API for developers. Many who upgraded to firmware 3.0 when it was made available have complained of much sluggishness taking over their iPhone or iPhone 3G, so let’s hope that upgrading to beta 2 cleans up some of that, for those people who didn’t downgrade back to 2.2.1. Developers, you can grab iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 right now.


iPhone 3.0 keynote now available in iTunes

iPhone 3.0 SDKYesterday, finally unveiled the OS. We are stilling digging deep into the update, and will be bringing you our thoughts in just a bit, but we felt that it might behoove us to let you know that you can now download the iPhone 3.0 keynote presentation directly from iTunes now, in it’s entirety

(minus the Q&A session.) Go ahead and get a first-hand look at cut, copy, and paste, MMS, global Spotlight search, and all the demos. If you aren’t a developer, then you can look forward to downloading the update in June, which will probably be alongside this years iPhone release.

Read More | iPhone 3.0 Keynote [iTunes Link]

iPhone OS 3.0 preview on March 17th

iPhone OS 3.0

Alright fans, we know that the has been getting all the attention lately in the “awesome touchscreen phone” department, but relax. has just sent out notice to all of us press-types that they are going to be presenting iPhone OS 3.0 for the first time on March 17th. That’s right, in five days you will get an “advance preview” of what Apple has been working on for the next version of the iPhone operating system, as well as a look at the new version of the SDK, which will (or should) give developers better ways to integrate their apps into the OS.

We’re excited.


SoftBank Free iPhone for Everybody

iPhone 3G

If you think the idea of an iPhone for $99.00 is a hot deal, look what SoftBank is offering with its “iPhone for Everybody Campaign.” Japanese subscribers will receive an iPhone 3G 8GB for free with a 2-year contract with a monthly $44.75 charge as opposed to their standard $60.00. Users can also select an iPhone 3G 16GB for $117.00. The deal begins today and will run through the end of May.

 

Read More | BGR

Mophie Juice Pack 3G contest winner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Smartphones, Features,

Mophie Juice Pack 3GJust a quick update on our Mophie Juice Pack 3G giveaway that ended last night. We’ve got a winner. Matthew, who left the first comment, in our contest thread, walks away with the prize. Enjoy the fact that your battery life will actually be decent now, dude.

Keep an eye out on our other contests. We are giving away five $70 ProFlowers gift certificates, and will be starting a Slacker Radio Plus giveaway later today. Oh, and we will be giving away an HDTV soon as well. As always, we are your hookup.


Contest: Mophie Juice Pack 3G giveaway

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Smartphones, Features,

Mophie Juice Pack 3G giveaway We hit you with our Mophie Juice Pack 3G review a couple of months ago, and even did a Juice Pack 3G video. Since then, we’ve continued enjoying how free we feel with the Juice Pack powering our while we are out and about. Worries of a dead battery have all but disappeared, and that’s with Push mail, calendars, and contacts running.

Now we want one of you to be able to share in that experience, which is why we are giving away a Mophie Juice Pack to one Gear Live reader. Since it’s an iPhone accessory, we figured we would center the competition around that. Here are the rules:

Here’s how to enter to win:

  1. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Gear Live account
  2. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Twitter account
  3. Add the Gear Live Twitter account to your follow list
  4. On Twitter, post a tweet about out contest and link to this page. In the tweet, include the phrase “#gearlive”.
  5. Once that is done, leave a comment here in this post with a direct link back to your Tweet, and also let us know what your favorite iPhone app is. Be sure you are signed in to your Gear Live account before you leave the comment.

Here’s an example of an appropriate Twitter entry:
“Entering to win a Mophie Juice Pack 3G from #gearlive http://jvu.qlnk.net/”

Now, as to the actual contest dates. The contest starts today, January 28th. You have until 11:59 PM PST on February 4th to enter your comments here on this post. We will then announce our winner, chosen randomly out of all valid entrants and bonus points, on February 5th. Good luck to all, and remember, this contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.


iPhone and iPod touch 2.2.1 firmware released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Handhelds, Software,

iPhone 3G

This morning released and firmware version 2.2.1. There doesn’t seem to be a lot to note in this one, compared to some of the other point releases for the platform that we’ve seen in the past. Here’s a look at some of the changes:

iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update

This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
- Improved general stability of Safari
- Fixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera Roll

Products compatible with this software update:
- iPhone
- iPhone 3G

To get the update, just connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer and have iTunes check for it.

 


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