Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 30th Jun 2007 00:20 UTC
Apple The iPhone is out and about, and everyone waiting in line for hours/days got one (including Woz, and the mayor of Philadelphia who apparently had nothing better to do). Unboxing pictures here, dissecting pictures here, PDF manual, and one of the best-designed iPhone web apps can be found here: the iPhoneAppsManager (requires a Safari/Webkit browser to work). Update: Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Update 2: It is claimed Apple UK will announce a 3G iPhone on Monday, as well as deals with Vodafone and T-Mobile. Update 3: Lots of screenshots reveal no "weekend/weekday" recurrence in the alarm app.
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RE[2]: Now
by Quake on Sat 30th Jun 2007 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Now"
Quake
Member since:
2005-10-14

The only provider in Canada that can accept the iPhone is Rogers, which I've heard lots of horror stories with them.

Actually, Canada needs more mobile competition. The only GSM provider here is Rogers (Rogers brought Fido), so not a lot of choice (Telus and Bell uses CDMA).

Plus, the iPhone is locked with an integrated sim card. Quite unusual for a GSM phone, which can be compared to a CDMA phone. Which means you can't unlock it and use it with another provider by changing the sim card.

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RE[3]: Now
by WyldStylist on Sat 30th Jun 2007 06:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Now"
WyldStylist Member since:
2006-12-30

Unless you reinstall OSX

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RE[3]: Now
by dagw on Sat 30th Jun 2007 11:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Now"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

If it is in fact true that the iPhone is locked to an integrated sim card (I've read conflicting reports on this) then that is something that they'll have to fix before they start selling to europe. In many countries it is illegal to sell locked phones and in others the phone must be unlockable for a service fee.

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RE[4]: Now
by bsharitt on Sat 30th Jun 2007 11:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Now"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

If it is in fact true that the iPhone is locked to an integrated sim card (I've read conflicting reports on this) then that is something that they'll have to fix before they start selling to europe. In many countries it is illegal to sell locked phones and in others the phone must be unlockable for a service fee.


While I have also seen the conflicting reports, from forum conversations, it's starting to look more and more like it is completely locked in its current incarnation. I'm guessing that the European version may be unlockable, but that the process would require actually tacking the phone to a store in Europe, or in the case of iTunes, have a credit card with a European billing address the way they limit the various iTunes media stores.

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