The Dev-Team has just released the most anticipated iPhone 3G unlock app known as “yellowsn0w”. Take note that unlocking is different “jailbreaking”. Yellosn0w 0.9 beta will allow you to be free (unlock) from all the carriers for free.
Some noted issues with this release is unlock will only work with the latest modem firmware (02.28.00). Your iPhone must be at version 2.2. Want to download? Go to the link below to find out more on installation and download the app.
Source: Don’t eat yellowsn0w!
Wal-Mart will start selling Apple’s 8Gb iPhone 3G for $197 this Sunday at its 2,500 outlets around the U.S. The 16Gb iPhone will be sold for $297. Both smar tphones are sold for $2 cheaper than other competitors.
Apple released iPhone Software 2.2 as a free download for iPhone and iPhone 3G users after releasing iTunes 8.0.2 earlier this morning. The updates and new features are:
- Enhancements to Maps
- Google Street View*
- Public transit and walking directions
- Display address of dropped pins
- Share location via email
- Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
- Enhancements to Mail
- Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
- Improved formatting of wide HTML email
- Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
- Improved stability and performance of Safari
- Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
- Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
- Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings
Source: Apple iPhone Firmware 2.2
T-Mobile customers have pre-ordered 1.5 million Google’s Android phones which is going on sale this October 22. Apple will surely feel the heat from Google’s first generation touch sensing phone. The Android is not as pretty as iPhones and will cost $179 for a two year contract.
Facebook has released version 2.0 of its popular iPhone app which has most of the features found on the current web version of Facebook. Key features are full News/Mini Feeds, friend requests, notifications, people search, photo tagging/captioning, message attachments, and inbox search. Download this app for free on the iTunes Store.
Download: Facebook 2.0 for iPhone 3G
Apple is now selling unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong where these phones can be used on any GSM carrier and also not tied to any specific carrier. The unlocked iPhone will sell for $695 USD for the 8GB model and $795 USD for 16GB model.
You might get an electric shock from Apple’s iPhone 3G power adapter. Apple has recalled the ultracompact USB power adapter with warnings that they might pose a hazard to owners. iPhone 3G owners in Canada, Japan, Mexico, the US, and a number of Latin American countries can now get a free replacement.
Users are encouraged to use a direct USB connection to a computer until the replacements arrive in October. So far no injuries have been reported.
Apple on Friday delivered iPhone 2.1 Software Update which fixed call drops and truncated battery life, patches 8 security vulnerabilities including a code execution risk for mobile Safari and the previously disclosed passcode flaw. The firmware also reduced time to back up to iTunes and improved e-mail reliability. Full update features after the jump.
Users of Apple’s iPhone 3G all around the world have been voicing their concern over higher than normal amount of dropped calls due to very poor signal. This is caused by the Infineon chip having faulty software which make the device to switch from wireless networks that allow for faster web downloads to slower ones. The Infineon chip is created by Munich based Infineon Technologies.
Global IP Solutions has announced that iPhone 3G users will soon be able to make calls without using mobile phone minutes through Voice over IP. But this is through wi-fi only solution using GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile technology.
Full press release after the jump.