Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing just finished delivering the Keynote address at Macworld 2009, Apple’s last Macworld Expo.
However, there was very little news on the iPhone front and he did not make any iPhone announcements which were speculated prior to the event especially iPhone Nano which we had mentioned was highly unlikely and was a publicity stunt.
Phil Schiller announced iTunes Wi-Fi music store is now compatible with 3G and the new Keynote iPhone app available on the App Store.
Macworld 2009 which has started today will be the last time Apple will exhibit at the Macworld Expo.
Though Apple has downplayed the event with that announcement it hasn’t stopped the rumors. We are rounding up the iPhone rumors that have been reported so far and what we think about them.
Apple had announced in December, 2008 that Macworld 2009 (starts today) will be the last time they will exhibit at Macworld Expo. They had also announced that Steve Jobs will not be delivering the last keynote at the show. They said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing will be giving it instead.
This had triggered rumors across the blogosphere that the reason for Steve Jobs not delivering the keynote address was due to his worsening health while there were some who reported that the reason was more to do with politics than his health.
Thankfully in a public letter Steve Jobs has clarified that a hormone imbalance is to blame for the weight loss and he is on the road to recovery and will remain CEO.
If you are a long time iPhone user who is used to its virtual keyboard, you might find the need of a physical keyboard unnecessary.
However, some folks insist that its one of deal breakers. We have already seen the iPhone hacked by wiring it up to a genuine physical keyboard.
iPhone expert Ralf Ackermann has used an external bluetooth approach
and has succeeded in supporting a standard bluetooth keyboard and as per Erica Sadun of Ars Technica he is working
on supporting an internal one.
The iPhone dev team released the much awaited software solution to unlock iPhone 3G so that users can use any GSM carrier's SIM, a perfect New Year gift for all those waiting to unlock their iPhone 3G.
Here is a detailed step-by-step guide to unlock iPhone 3G using Dev team's yellowsn0w application.
However to install their yellowsn0w application to unlock iPhone 3G, you need to first jailbreak iPhone 3G.
So here is a step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn for Windows users, on the same lines as the step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn for Mac users.
Google had released the new version of their Google Mobile app for the iPhone with Voice Search back in November. Google had admitted that they are using undocumented APIs in order to use the iPhone’s proximity sensor to prompt a verbal search.
Google has just revealed that they had also added a hidden “Bells and Whistles” menu along with the update.
Its also the world’s first software solution to unlock iPhone 3G and
it supports all firmwares including baseband firmware 02.28.00 which
they had earlier indicated might not be supported.
Update (Jan 2nd, 2009):
The dev team has released an updated version of their yellowsn0w application (v0.9.4) to unlock iPhone 3G.
Update (Jan 3rd, 2009):
The dev team has released an updated version of their yellowsn0w application (v0.9.5) which fixes quite a few problems including some STK (SIM Toolkit) issues.
They had announced that they will be releasing the world’s first software method to unlock iPhone 3G on New Year’s eve and had also broadcasted the live demo of an iPhone 3G being unlocked.