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Apple iPhone 3G S Discussion

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Christian Behrens

    Christian Behrens Supporting Actor

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    The good news is that it is actually possible to replace the broken digitizer yourself (the screen itself is still fine). The part can be had off eBay for less than $40 bucks, and with some patience and the right tools like a suction cup it's definitely doable. I did it for my bosses iPhone 3G, who also dropped it on the carpet in his office and cracked the digitizer.

    -Christian
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Can't get into specifics but I will say I'm back home with my original 3gs and Apple handled this out of warranty damage to my extreme satisfaction. As for me and HTF I'm still grumbling on a few things but I find it hard to quit this board despite it's problems.

    Thanks for all the support for those who sent it.

    Sam
    Edited by Sam Posten - 8/16/2009 at 12:41 am GMT
     
  3. Sam Posten

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    Grubers allegory on app store reviews:
    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2009/08/22/lucy-app-store
     
  4. Sam Posten

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    Deep linking to App Store products just got easier!
    http://twitter.com/nsxdavid/status/3466495471

    Now where the hell is Geodefense STORM Apple????
     
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    Reviewers average 6 min / app. I guess it's a good problem to have: far more business than anyone predicted expected.

    What amazes me is that Palm is following the same approach: email them your app for hand review.
     
  6. Ted Todorov

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    Report from Italy -- the iPhone is absurdly fast given a good network -- they have a 7.2mbps 3G network here and the thing just flies. You can see one reason Apple didn't want EVDO CDMA, which AFAIK isn't capable of this even in theory.
     
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    Palm had a better system: Users can buy and buy software from vendor and third-party sites, install it themselves without hassle.

    I think Apple should keep the appStore, but also allow independent sales and installations of apps. Vendors can use both options. If the appStore provides value to the customers and to the developers, it will remain successful, even win out.
     
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    Such a system already exists -- it is called Cydia and works on jailbroken phones. Apple hates it, not just because of their control freak nature. They hate it because a large percentage of their iPhone support calls and face to face appointments turn out to be due to poorly written apps hosing jailbroken iPhones.

    Personally I have a HUGE problem with the fact that Apple doesn't sell factory unlocked phones in the US. I have no problem with them controlling all apps through the iTunes store, though clearly I think the approval process can be vastly improved. See wilshipley.com for a wonderful suggestion on how it should work. I do not regard the old Palm system or the current WinMo system as in any way superior. Old Palm is dead and WinMo is dying for a reason. Once a novice user encounters a bunch of bad apps, they get turned off to the whole concept. Bad apps hosing your device give the device a bad rep.
     
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    It's a pity Apple won't take some cues from the hacker underground.
     
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    iPhone 3G has many various features and applications. It allows user to manage contact, make to-do list, use WI-FI swiftly, listen music and many more that one could wanted to. To facilitate user even more iphone accessories are also available that helps the user in different situations and that is why iPhone is known as a Smart-phone because it does all it`s work smartly and quickly.
     
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    Don't click that link.

    Edit: The spam is gone now.
     

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