iPhone 3G

How to Fix iPhone 3G’s yellow-tinted screen issue

How to Fix iPhone 3G’s yellow-tinted screen issue

I had published an article yesterday where Apple’s senior director of iPhone product marketing Bob Borchers had clarified that iPhone 3G’s screen are bit yellowish by Design and not a display defect.

Guess what? We now have not one but couple of solutions to solve the iPhone 3G’s yellow-tinted screen issue, that might be troubling you.

Unlocked iPhone 3G being sold in Italy and Hong Kong

iPhone Atlas is reporting that they have received multiple reports that unlocked iPhone 3G is being sold in Italy and Hong Kong.

Telecom Italia Mobile in Italy and Hutchison Telecommunications in Hong Kong are selling unlocked iPhone 3G.

It means that iPhone 3G users can use the SIM card of any GSM carrier.

Apple: iPhone 3G’s Screen are Bit Yellowish by Design

Apple: iPhone 3G’s Screen are Bit Yellowish by Design

There have been quite a few complaints from users of the new iPhone 3G since it was released on Friday. The new iPhone 3G users believe that their screens are defective as they have noticed a "yellowish" hue when compared with the original iPhone which had a cooler blue tint.

Apple’s senior director of iPhone product marketing, Bob Borchers has clarified that this is by design and not a display defect.

Step by Step Instructional Video on How to Disassemble iPhone 3G

We have seen some impressive photos of the disassembled iPhone 3G courtesy folks at iFixit.

I don’t think many of you will be attempting it, nor should you be doing it as it will void your brand new iPhone 3G’s warranty. But if you are curious to know how they went about taking iPhone 3G apart then you should watch the step by step instructional video on how to disassemble iPhone 3G by PDAParts.com who just an email to tell us about it.

iPhone Dev Team publish video of Pwnage Tool 2.0 hacking iPhone Firmware 2.0

iPhone Dev Team publish video of Pwnage Tool 2.0 hacking iPhone Firmware 2.0

I had reported yesterday that the iPhone Dev Team had Hacked, Jailbroken and Unlocked iPhone Firmware 2.0 within hours of its release.

They have now published the video clip of their Pwnage tool 2.0 in action. However, after seeing the video I am a little disappointed.

You can find out why as well as check the video clip of the tool pwning iPhone firmware 2.0 after the break.

iPhone Activation is working again

Scott McNulty over at TUAW is reporting that a number of iPhone users are telling them that iPhone activation is working again.

Scott tried it once more and it seemed to work for him. Lets hope it works for you too, so do let us know in the comments.

However the ongoing issue seems to be only partially resolved, as iPhone firmware 2.0 is still not available, iTunes is telling me that firmware 1.1.4 is the current version (just like Sean, an iPhone Hacks reader had reported).

I guess Apple is trying to turn on features based on how critical they are to their customers, which is the right way to handle an outage like this.

So iPhone activation was the first one to be turned on as it is affecting new iPhone 3G customers and also those who iBricked their iPhone after firmware updates due to the activation errors.

I guess Apple will wait for the iPhone lines outside their stores to reduce before they enable iPhone firmware updates again.   

How to fix your iPhone 3G or iPhone which has been iBricked due to Activation Errors

John Biggs over at TechCrunch is reporting that there could be 6 million iBricks and growing due to the iPhone activation and iPhone firmware 2.0 upgrade  issues (just a guesstimate based on the number of iPhone sold so far).

So if you are one of those unlucky ones who got an error message while activating your iPhone (or just upgrading to 2.0 software) then Gizmodo has a simple solution.

Apple’s iTunes Store goes down causing problems with iPhone Activation & iPhone Firmware 2.0 updates

Apple’s iTunes Store goes down causing problems with iPhone Activation & iPhone Firmware 2.0 updates

In case you are getting the following error "Cannot connect to iTunes Store. Please try again later (-9838)" every time you connect to the iTunes store like iPhone Hacks readers, Jay and Jon have reported, then you are not alone.

Apple seems to have unfortunately run into problems thanks to the insane demand for their new iPhone 3G.

Update:

If you are one of those unlucky ones who got an error message while
activating your iPhone (or just upgrading to 2.0 software) then check out the post below:

How to fix your iPhone 3G or iPhone which has been iBricked due to Activation Errors

Apple’s new iPhone 3G Disassembled; reveals Battery User-Replaceable (kind of)

Apple’s new iPhone 3G Disassembled; reveals Battery User-Replaceable (kind of)

Folks at iFixit have done it again, they have done what any geek would love to do, i.e to crack open Apple’s new iPhone 3G to see what’s inside.

In doing so, they have kept their promise to be the first to disassemble iPhone 3G. But for that they had to go down all the way to New Zealand where the new iPhone 3G was to be released first based on the timezone.

You can check out all the photos of the disassembled iPhone after the jump courtesy folks at iFixit. It has also revealed that iPhone 3G’s battery might be user-replaceable.



iTunes 7.7 for Mac and Windows is now available

iTunes 7.7 for Mac and Windows is now available

Apple has released iTunes 7.7 for Mac and Windows users and should be available in Software Updates. As you might already know, you will need this version of iTunes for the new iPhone firmware 2.0 version and iPhone 3G (which will be rolled out in most parts of the world tomorrow and is already available in New Zealand thanks to the timezone).

You can get all the interesting details after the jump.