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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Places in iPhoto was already available, non?

HD video upload is a big necessity - whats the point of a HD video if you have to plug it into your home machine each time you want to upload it?

Ping is a massive piece of crap. You thought with the experience gained from Genius (which manages to analyse your taste really well) would've been used in this but it just looks like a way for iTunes to make you buy stuff they want to sell you.
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Old 09.09.2010, 15:06
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Ping is a massive piece of crap. You thought with the experience gained from Genius (which manages to analyse your taste really well) would've been used in this but it just looks like a way for iTunes to make you buy stuff they want to sell you.

Agreed, I signed up when it came out and it mainly recommended stuff I wouldn't touch with a barge pole. It put me off using it but I'm going to have another look when I get the time. Not that many people will have signed up for it yet, and only major commercial artists are prepared, maybe if it starts to get wider usage you may get more interesting artists and labels making profiles.
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Finally, my new iPhone is at the post office, going to collect it after work, think it took Orange just under 4 weeks to deliver.
32gb or 16gb?

Ordered mine about a week ago (32gb). Hope the waiting times have subsided a bit.
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Old 09.09.2010, 15:14
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Agreed, I signed up when it came out and it mainly recommended stuff I wouldn't touch with a barge pole. It put me off using it but I'm going to have another look when I get the time. Not that many people will have signed up for it yet, and only major commercial artists are prepared, maybe if it starts to get wider usage you may get more interesting artists and labels making profiles.
Doubtful - I forsee that part being a repeat of iTunes LP (or whatever it was called) where artists can make a digital package of the record (with high quality artwork, bonus things, videos) but you have to pay Apple thousands to do it.

Plus what was with the facebook intergration? That lasted about 1 day before they pulled it. How am I supposed to know which friends are using it? It feels very 2005 if I have to enter everyones email address.


Apple are starting to feel like Sony where the ppl in charge pretend the internet doesn't really exist.
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Old 09.09.2010, 15:16
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32gb or 16gb?

Ordered mine about a week ago (32gb). Hope the waiting times have subsided a bit.
The 32gb, they sent me an SMS yesterday when they dispatched it.
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Old 09.09.2010, 15:22
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Doubtful - I forsee that part being a repeat of iTunes LP (or whatever it was called) where artists can make a digital package of the record (with high quality artwork, bonus things, videos) but you have to pay Apple thousands to do it.
I thought anyone could follow anyone (subject to privacy settings), will artists really have to pay apple for a ping profile? If so, it's dead in the water.

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Apple are starting to feel like Sony where the ppl in charge pretend the internet doesn't really exist.
I wasn't even aware about FB integration, it certainly would be useful, they'd be crazy to think they're going to rival it. I thought apple had grander plans for FB, integrating it into more of their software. Maybe it's just teething troubles.
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Apple wanted FB integration in Ping but they couldn't agree on terms of use.

Jobs called the terms "onerous".
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Old 09.09.2010, 15:44
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Places in iPhoto was already available, non?
Hmmm . . . apparently so. But it seems that for some reason it wasn't available on my phone until I upgraded yesterday. Photos taken before yesterday using the phone aren't visible in Places.
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Old 10.09.2010, 10:03
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Anyone know how long the iPhone takes to activate? It currently just says "No Service".

Got the phone last night, put in the new SIM, turned it on and plugged it into iTunes, it's now restored to the same status as the old iPhone. All music, apps, etc are there. I get a message when I turn it on, "Waiting for activation, This may take some time", no kidding, it's been over 12 hours now.

I'm on Orange, I still have my other phone turned on (I still need a phone), will they just swap, or do I have to turn the old one off?
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Old 10.09.2010, 10:06
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Anyone know how long the iPhone takes to activate? It currently just says "No Service".
I'd give Apple a call - took my wife about 10 seconds to get hers activated.
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Anyone know how long the iPhone takes to activate? It currently just says "No Service".

Got the phone last night, put in the new SIM, turned it on and plugged it into iTunes, it's now restored to the same status as the old iPhone. All music, apps, etc are there. I get a message when I turn it on, "Waiting for activation, This may take some time", no kidding, it's been over 12 hours now.

I'm on Orange, I still have my other phone turned on (I still need a phone), will they just swap, or do I have to turn the old one off?
You have to call Orange to activate it. Or use their website. I'd call though. After that it takes 10 minutes or so.
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

If you are international and you don't have enough money (like me hahaa) to buy an iPhone, the new iPod touch could be a good supplement. Given that you can now use it with skype, it could be very convenient for international calls.
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Old 10.09.2010, 10:19
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

OK, just gave them a call, said it could take up to 3 hours, but it's being sorted.
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OK, just gave them a call, said it could take up to 3 hours, but it's being sorted.
Yeah, that's what they told me, but actually it only took ten minutes.
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Hmmm . . . apparently so. But it seems that for some reason it wasn't available on my phone until I upgraded yesterday. Photos taken before yesterday using the phone aren't visible in Places.
Mine are.




On another note, it looks like an accredited record label has to sign you up to ping so Independents have no chance
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Guys, could you please tell me if / where I can find someone who could help me unlock an iPhone 4 in order to make it work on every network?

I see here 144 pages on this thread and for that reason I apologies if this was already been discussed.

Thanks!
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Old 13.09.2010, 20:57
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

how about googling: jailbreak iphone 4? better youtube it. might be there is a lesson on how to...
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Old 14.09.2010, 16:29
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Re: The General iPhone Thread and FAQ

Came across this link on what to DO AND NOT DO if you drop your iPhone in the water.

Some interesting points.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Apple-iPhone-Water-Damage
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If you are international and you don't have enough money (like me hahaa) to buy an iPhone, the new iPod touch could be a good supplement. Given that you can now use it with skype, it could be very convenient for international calls.
You could always use it for skype.
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Old 14.09.2010, 17:32
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Came across this link on what to DO AND NOT DO if you drop your iPhone in the water.

Some interesting points.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Apple-iPhone-Water-Damage
The trouble is: I would assume that most people (incl. me) would only google this problem once it's actually happened. So, it's then a little too late to say "DO NOT TURN IT ON". In my case, it turned itself on in the washing machine, and I didn't try turning it off straight away. Tried the hair dryer - but eventually the screen went Zzzzzzzzzz to black and that was it.
Took it to the Apple store, who said it had no chance; same thing at the Orange store. Then I put it in rice for a couple of weeks and then I gave it to my son. Two months later, he tried charging it up and, hey presto, it works again. Not quite as well as before, but well enough to play games on and rescue the photos I hadn't yet backed up.
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