Someone’s in trouble over at Apple, apparently someone “found” a iPhone on the floor at a bar in Redwood City, which is under 20 miles from Apple headquarters. Gizmodo is 99% sure the device is authentic.
I’m not completely sure about it but I’m going to have to lean on the side of believing this one. I for one really like the design, I’ve always been a fan of hard edges and actual don’t really like the rounded back my 3GS has when I upgraded from a first gen.
Most noticeable changes are the separate volume buttons, a MicroSIM card instead of the standard SIM card. The Display is apparently a tad smaller but much higher resolution. The iPhone looks to now support a Front-facing camera, (hopefully for video calls).
According to the individual who found the phone, it was running OS 4.0 before the iPhone 4.0 announcement but it looks as if Apple has remotely bricked the phone and now all that can be seen on it now is the Connect to iTunes screen, it can’t be restored since it needs iPhone OS 4.0 which is not available at this time.
I’m hoping the volume buttons can act as soft keys in apps, when I had my first gen Jail broken I reconfigured volume up to act as a shutter release giving it more of a camera feel when taking pictures. I’m hoping Apple does something similar with this phone.
Either way, we’ll know for sure in a few short months. If apple follows with the re past announcements, Steve will be showing us a fully operational version soon .
For the full story head over to Gizmodo and take a look at the rest of the photos as well as a few videos they have posted.
Earlier this morning I posted about how to monitor for the release of the 3.0 Version of the iPhone OS using geektool.
If you didn’t get a chance to actually set this up but were wondering what would happen once the OS was released here is the after image. Remember I set it up to basically show me all versions available and before 10AM PST it was showing me there was 2 versions available for the 3GS and that was it, now it shows versions for all devices
Looks like TomTom will be creating a new application for the iPhone OS 3.0, I’ve been considering getting a GPS device for my car so I don’t have to constantly look at my iPhone when I’m trying to locate a new place.
However it looks like the new iPhone OS 3.0 will be offering turn-by-turn navigation. And with TomTom creating an application to run on the phone you know your getting a great product. They are also offering a dock that allows you to attach your phone to ether the windshield or dashboard to offer handsfree viewing of the phone.
No word on price yet, although I’m guessing its going to be up there in order to not hurt sales of there hardware devices. I’d be willing to pay up to $60 for this product. but we’ll find out soon. Launch date is scheduled for June 17th along with the availability of the iPhone 3.0 software.
So I love the idea behind the Android OS, in fact I still have the old version of the iPhone and rather than upgrade to the 3G I’m strongly considering getting a Android enable iPhone. Although it looks like Android wont be sporting multi tuch…. Why? because Apple asked them not ton include it.
Anyway this dosent stop my desire to check out an Androuid phone. Thoughts?
Source: Apple asked Google not to use multi-touch in Android, and Google complied » VentureBeat.
Yep, that’s right, apparently the iPhone Dev Team have figured out how to boot a Linux kernel on the iPhone. Now dont get your hopes up, this build is very far from compleation. It currently has no wireless networking, no sound, no writeable support for the NAND flash memory and of course, no touch screen drivers yet so no way to interact with the OS.
Still this is an incrediable achevement as the dev team has had to reverse-engineer the iPhone’s boot loader so they could write their own, the result? a workingLinux 2.6 kernel on the Apple’s iPhone platform. they curently have this running on the first and second gen iPhones, lets keep a close eye on what the fokes on the iPhone dev team have coming up for us =)