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I wish I could promise this to be the last iPhone post of the day, but after all, the App Store is a big deal. Folks are waiting for the 2.0 firmware so they can actually USE apps from the store, but I’m not waiting. MacRumors […]

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I wish I could promise this to be the last iPhone post of the day, but after all, the App Store is a big deal. Folks are waiting for the 2.0 firmware so they can actually USE apps from the store, but I’m not waiting. MacRumors has a link to the firmware, so the 225 MB file is already on my MacBook Pro. I had to use a little tom-foolery of renaming the firmware extension… it came as a .zip but I stopped the decompression and renamed it as an .ipsw file. Holding down the Option key while clicking "Check for Updates" in iTunes lets you browse to the firmware.

More to follow, but if you want to be crazy stupid adventurous (and lose your data then restore it from a backup), you can follow the MacRumors link. Thanks to Steve Rubel for finding this!

Update: the process went without a hitch and I restored from my last backup. w00t! Now to try eReader since I "bought" it earlier today!

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  1. Frustrated Consumer Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Holy cow! Was the FBI dusting your iPhone for fingerprints? I didn’t realize they showed prints so easily…

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  2. Oh the fingerprints were always there. You just never noticed them with the old camera I was using. Wiping off now before the FBI knocks on the door… thanks for getting my back. :)

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  3. Yahooo! 2.0 rocks. Still no E911 but hey, I can die happily playing Super Monkey Ball now right? :-)

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  4. Forgot to comment: get 16GB. I’ve already bought 1GB of apps! Thank goodness I had a 16GB iPhone! Some of these things are ginormous, Texas Hold ‘em is 128MB.

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  5. Philip Stoddart Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Version 2.0 updated and working here in the UK too, very impressed with the iTunes remote application, already got control of the Apple TV, and will be ordering an Airport Express for each of the bedrooms.

    Apple certainly know how to make a free bit of software generate additional revenue!

    Hats of to Apple, getting all of this stuff tied up together, launched and working across the world can’t be the easiest of tasks, I’m sure there will be a few glitches along the way, but so far so good.

    Strange, as I’m now really not jumping to buy a 3G iPhone, I know I will, but not yet … well maybe !!

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  6. Its eating my flash like sugar coated candy!! Where is the 32GB iPhone 3G???

    After starting the apps my flash lost another 400MB!!!! I’m down to breathing fumes. I may have to ditch the iPhone Hitman download I got off the blu-ray disc…

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  7. The updated worked for me. Already running 2.0 and using the apps store. Process took about 20 mins from end-to-end. No issues.

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  8. Fiend Kevin: Now that you have eReader, how are the *ebooks* loaded onto the iPhone? You need to do a post. NOW. Put down Super Monkey Ball and step away from that game!

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  9. Rick Huizinga Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Is anyone else having problems syncing applications between the iPhone & iTunes?

    On my first sync, I received an error while syncing applications and iTunes has not attempted to sync applications since. Although I can continue to purchase applications on the iPhone…

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  10. Mike, I wouldn’t want to do any more iPhone posts today and incur the wrath of the cranky commenters. ;) But to answer your question: it works the same way that it works for all other devices. The client connects to the Fictionwise server, you login and get a list of titles in your library. Choose what you want and the titles download. Unlock them with your name and the credit card number you used to purchase them and you’re off and reading.

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