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Old 21.11.2008, 09:23
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I've read all 44 pages --- thanx everyone - most interesting read, and only took 2.5hrs.

I got my 3G in the first week they were available in CH (yeah, one of the lucky ones) and as this is my first ever experience of Apple, I am most impressed. I like everything (other than the battery life, but I've learned to live with that). I particularly like the speed that Safari has. I only have two points/questions and I am pretty convinced they have not been covered yet in all these 44 pages ...

1. Every so often my 3G will 'freeze' on me and I can't get it to 'un-freeze' apart from pushing all the buttons furiously and then I get a nice black screen with a silver apple logo. After a few minutes this disappears and the devise 'un-freezes'. Is this called a hard reset and does anybody know why this ('freeze') is happening?

2. My iTunes account is Swiss and does not (yet) host the video and TV stores. Does anybody know if iTunes CH will allow access at any time?

Thanx.
Day before yesterday I browsed on the web and my screen freezed displaying nothing. Next day I went down to Swisscom shop in Baden and they advised me to do a hard reset i.e. home button and reset button pressed simultaneously for few seconds. The iPhone goes off for about a minute or so until it goes back on again. Alternatively, I was told, you can do it via iTunes but I havent tried it yet.

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Old 21.11.2008, 11:00
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It's happened to me a couple of times, mostly while browsing and using the iPod.
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Day before yesterday I browsed on the web and my screen freezed displaying nothing. Next day I went down to Swisscom shop in Baden and they advised me to do do a hard reset .
Well I'm glad it's not just happening to me - but it's annoying!

Also - landscape email would be nice!
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Old 21.11.2008, 11:28
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

1. press the button on top and the circular button on the face together for 5 seconds... this causes a reset. make sure you have the latest firmware by updating it in itunes... generally speaking the latest firmware should cause the least crashes or freezes.

2. good question. i guess switzerland is a pretty small market for apple so maybe its not a priority for them.


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I've read all 44 pages --- thanx everyone - most interesting read, and only took 2.5hrs.

I got my 3G in the first week they were available in CH (yeah, one of the lucky ones) and as this is my first ever experience of Apple, I am most impressed. I like everything (other than the battery life, but I've learned to live with that). I particularly like the speed that Safari has. I only have two points/questions and I am pretty convinced they have not been covered yet in all these 44 pages ...

1. Every so often my 3G will 'freeze' on me and I can't get it to 'un-freeze' apart from pushing all the buttons furiously and then I get a nice black screen with a silver apple logo. After a few minutes this disappears and the devise 'un-freezes'. Is this called a hard reset and does anybody know why this ('freeze') is happening?

2. My iTunes account is Swiss and does not (yet) host the video and TV stores. Does anybody know if iTunes CH will allow access at any time?

Thanx.
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Old 21.11.2008, 13:32
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2. My iTunes account is Swiss and does not (yet) host the video and TV stores. Does anybody know if iTunes CH will allow access at any time?

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I would guess there may be licensing issues to overcome here. It was some time before the UK got this after the US for that reason...
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Old 23.11.2008, 07:12
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I would guess there may be licensing issues to overcome here. It was some time before the UK got this after the US for that reason...
there have been rumors that Apple will start selling video content in December. However, if you have a look at what they sell in the German store, I have to say I'll pass. It's only old stuff and most of it is German-only. I highly doubt they'd be very successful with the kind of content they're offering in the German store - most Swiss aren't very fond of the German TV channels anymore (RTL, Pro7, Sat1 - don't know anyone who still watches that crap).

Gladly, media downloads are legal in Switzerland :-)

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Old 23.11.2008, 10:49
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there have been rumors that Apple will start selling video content in December. However, if you have a look at what they sell in the German store, I have to say I'll pass. It's only old stuff and most of it is German-only. I highly doubt they'd be very successful with the kind of content they're offering in the German store - most Swiss aren't very fond of the German TV channels anymore (RTL, Pro7, Sat1 - don't know anyone who still watches that crap).

Gladly, media downloads are legal in Switzerland :-)

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It's maybe a discussion for a different place, but did I understand rightly that downloads (for personal use) are legal but uploading isn't. Or did I just make that up...?!
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Old 23.11.2008, 10:52
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It's maybe a discussion for a different place, but did I understand rightly that downloads (for personal use) are legal but uploading isn't.
that's correct. Unfortunately, most p2p tools will automatically make available anything you download, which essentially makes them illegal to use. But then there's rapidshare ;-)
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Old 23.11.2008, 10:53
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that's correct. Unfortunately, most p2p tools will automatically make available anything you download, which essentially makes them illegal to use. But then there's rapidshare ;-)
Yep, that's what I was getting at
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Old 24.11.2008, 10:31
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

i was at ipod-repair.ch and the guy did an excellent job! fon n lens works fine! jfyi
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Old 24.11.2008, 10:42
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i was at ipod-repair.ch and the guy did an excellent job! fon n lens works fine! jfyi
excellent to know, thanks.
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Old 25.11.2008, 11:45
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there have been rumors that Apple will start selling video content in December. However, if you have a look at what they sell in the German store, I have to say I'll pass. It's only old stuff and most of it is German-only. I highly doubt they'd be very successful with the kind of content they're offering in the German store - most Swiss aren't very fond of the German TV channels anymore (RTL, Pro7, Sat1 - don't know anyone who still watches that crap).

Gladly, media downloads are legal in Switzerland :-)

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There is an easy workaround to get a US/UK iTunes account without the need of an US/UK address and/or credit card but I think this has been mentioned before here...

Cheers,
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Old 25.11.2008, 11:49
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There is an easy workaround to get a US/UK iTunes account without the need of an US/UK address and/or credit card but I think this has been mentioned before here...

Cheers,
Really? I must have missed that one. Please expand? I want the last.fm app.
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Old 25.11.2008, 11:55
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There is an easy workaround to get a US/UK iTunes account without the need of an US/UK address and/or credit card but I think this has been mentioned before here...

Cheers,
Without address OR credit card? I'd also be interested to hear that - any more details itnas?
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Old 25.11.2008, 12:00
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Dear All;

I haven't been reading the thread for a while as I am trying to juggle too many things at the moment; including steering my young enterprise clear of the financial crisis. so apologies upfront if this has been already solved...

Anyway, I was one of the early adopters of the iPhone, and purchased a hacked US iPhone 2G (if that makes sense) back in November last year. I have been following the cat and mouse game of actualisations but, to be honest, I am not using any of the non-iTunes applications (or could live without them). My question is; now that the iPhone is also sold here in Switzerland, can I just update my iPhone through iTunes or would this cause a problem? (I guess I am just being both lazy and pragmatic - no time at the moment).

Second question. I had a normal (non iPhone) phone contract with Swisscom and I also had the 200 Hotspot Wireless hours per month option that I use as my solely work internet connection. After talking to Swisscom, I updated my iPhone contract to iPhone Piccolo but realised that when using the Hotspot connection (from my Laptop) that "eats" on my iPhone wireless credit (100 MB). I have called Swisscom and they gave me all sorts of answers so have changed my phone contract at least 4 times in the last month. Any help there? Is it possible to have an iPhone contract and the 200 hours option or are there incompatible? (Sorry if I am confusing you)

Thank you in advance;
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Old 25.11.2008, 12:06
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Dear All;

I haven't been reading the thread for a while as I am trying to juggle too many things at the moment; including steering my young enterprise clear of the financial crisis. so apologies upfront if this has been already solved...

Anyway, I was one of the early adopters of the iPhone, and purchased a hacked US iPhone 2G (if that makes sense) back in November last year. I have been following the cat and mouse game of actualisations but, to be honest, I am not using any of the non-iTunes applications (or could live without them). My question is; now that the iPhone is also sold here in Switzerland, can I just update my iPhone through iTunes or would this cause a problem? (I guess I am just being both lazy and pragmatic - no time at the moment).

Second question. I had a normal (non iPhone) phone contract with Swisscom and I also had the 200 Hotspot Wireless hours per month option that I use as my solely work internet connection. After talking to Swisscom, I updated my iPhone contract to iPhone Piccolo but realised that when using the Hotspot connection (from my Laptop) that "eats" on my iPhone wireless credit (100 MB). I have called Swisscom and they gave me all sorts of answers so have changed my phone contract at least 4 times in the last month. Any help there? Is it possible to have an iPhone contract and the 200 hours option or are there incompatible? (Sorry if I am confusing you)

Thank you in advance;
To answer the first question, I believe you can update a jailbroken iPhone to the latest software without problems, it will simply (and obviously) no longer be jailbroken. However, I have not done this myself so cannot guarantee it. The other point is would you want to? I notice 2.2 has just been jailbroken in the last day or so.

No idea on the second question, sorry.

Have you any more info about getting a UK/US iTunes account without a credit card or address from either of those places?
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Old 25.11.2008, 12:08
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Without address OR credit card? I'd also be interested to hear that - any more details itnas?
OK. OK. Here it goes. These three sites provide the step by step instructions. The trick is to get an iTunes gift card (buy it there, ask a friend, try some dodgy ones - see sites below - or even buy it in eBay) and register it as an US account:

I hope the above helps otherwise let me know...

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OK. OK. Here it goes. These three sites provide the step by step instructions. The trick is to get an iTunes gift card (buy it there, ask a friend, try some dodgy ones - see sites below - or even buy it in eBay) and register it as an US account:
But what if you already have an iTunes account? Setting up a second one wouldn't that cause some kind of conflict if it is already linked to your iPhone?
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Old 25.11.2008, 13:51
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Steve Jobs read my lips... "NO MORE EYE CANDY"

What users want is:
  • Clip and paste
  • Landscape Keyboard avail in all apps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Ability to cache maps to memory (without a 3G connection, maps is useless)
  • Opening up of the Bluetooth stack
Agreed.
Although it's worth UGing to 2.2 for a more stable Safari
(& check out the new street view addition to google maps - it maybe eye candy, but it's very, very impresive eye candy - it works incredably well (I was on wifi at the time) to be fair.
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Old 25.11.2008, 13:54
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Steve Jobs read my lips... "NO MORE EYE CANDY"

What users want is:
  • Clip and paste
  • Landscape Keyboard avail in all apps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Ability to cache maps to memory (without a 3G connection, maps is useless)
  • Opening up of the Bluetooth stack
Personally I'm not going to bother with 2.2.
+ tethering.

2.2 screwed up my ActiveSync E-Mail. About 3 times a day, the e-mail app will go berserk and try to connect to the e-mail server in 1/2 second intervals. Won't stop until I force-close it :-(
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Agreed.
Although it's worth UGing to 2.2 for a more stable Safari
(& check out the new street view addition to google maps - it maybe eye candy, but it's very, very impresive eye candy - it works incredably well (I was on wifi at the time) to be fair.
Anyone explain how to get rid of the Google search bar on the address bar in Safari that appeared with 2.2?
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