Survey Results on - Are you Getting the new iPhone 3G
Here is the survey data so far for the question on "Are you going to get the  iPhone 3G?"

There were 449 responses which puts it at an accuracy of better than +/- 5%.  Mind you this should be looked at not for the general public - but rather for those interested in the iPhone (YOU - why else would you be reading this). 

But at least based on this data it looks like 50% of current iPhone owners are going to "upgrade" to the iPhone 3G.  And of those currntly iPhone deprived - 64% will be getting the new iPhone (Mind you it is those iPhone deprived and interested in the iPhone - otherwise they would not have found this survey). Either way you slice it this means millions of new iPhone 3G customers very soon (talk about captain obvious).

Raw Survey Data

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT
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As speculated on the last episode 1.1.2 - did hit the Apple Servers today.

Here is a good article on Endgadget that gets into the details.

But a quick summary is this - Do not Update to 1.1.2 if you have any desire for native apps as it does fix the Tiff exploit that is needed for jailbreakme to work.

Even if you have no intentions of jailbreaking your iPhone, I would still recommend waiting a week of two before updating.

Let me know your experiences with 1.1.2 if you did actually update it.


Category:breaking news -- posted at: 2:05am EDT
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Of course these things happen as soon as I post a new show.  There is a new very easy way to Jailbreak your 1.1.1 iPhone to allow for 3rd party aps and you do it from your iPhone. 

Here are two links to great articles on this

TUAW1    TUAW2

Amazingly not only does this Jailbreak method unlock your phone from the Tiff Exploit it also patches that exploit.  Kind of like a burglar breaking into your house using a credit card to jimmy open the lock and then once inside installing a dead bolt to keep anyone else from doing that.

Simply send your 1.1.1 iphone to this URL

http://jailbreakme.com/

When you get there read the instruction and scroll to the bottom, then tap "Install AppSnapp"

If you are taken to the home screen then you are golden.  Your iPhone should then restart on its own (don't touch the screen until you see the slider appear)  Then slide to unlock and on your home screen you shoud see the installer.  And from that point on you can enjoy the end of my shows where we talk about all the cool 3rd party native apps on the iPhone.

So far I have heard from a few people that have tried this and they all have positive feedback - Let us know your experience in the comments.


UPDATE: 10-31-07 12:52 AM

Chris from NY recommended I add the following:

After you have succesfully added AppSnap:

1. Open Installer
2. Go to “Sources�? and install the “Community Sources�? package.
3. Next you’ll want to install the BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH, also under “System.�?
4. Finally, you’ll need an application launcher. There’s XLaunch under “System�? and others. Note that some of these utilities require an iPhone and won’t work on an iPod Touch.
5. Also,  Install 'SummerBoard New'  not Old.  So new Native App installers have the basics.

(Thanks Chris)

UPDATE: 11-01-07 5:07 PM

There have been some questions about the SSH install.  The main reason to use it is if you want to access your iPhone from your computer via Wifi.  There are two known issues with SSH on the iPhone - one is security as it defaults all iPhones to the same password.  The other is Battery life - it does drain down your battery when active - which is the default state.  To get arround both you can install SERVICES (not switches) so you can manually turn SSH on and off.  Or you could just not install SSH. 

(Again thanks to Chris for info on this)
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT
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Cali Lewis was kind enough to invite me on the latest episode of GeekBrief.tv to talk about Apple and the "will they brick the iphone update" that is coming.

Here is a link to the video.

Remember - wait two weeks before you upgrade the firmware of the iPhone if you have used App Tapp to install 3rd party Apps, or you have unlocked the SIM to work on another carrier.  Better to be safe than sorry.

Rob W
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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 1:03am EDT
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12th icon on iPhone is YouTube UPDATED: Here is a slightly modified pic from the Apple site with the 12th icon showing that it is YouTube.   I modified it per comments here and from emails (Thanks Zach) - that it looks like you could add in 4 more apps.  I cut and pasted and yes you can add in 4 more apps.  I wonder what they will be? 


Category:breaking news -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT
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