3G iPhone Preference Found in Beta 5 Firmware

4 Comments

Seems like I just posted about 3G iPhone. Actually, that’s because I did. It’s not my fault the internet is aflutter with iPhone love.

At any rate, this morning I was greeted by some interesting news regarding the 3G options found in the Beta 5 Firmware plist file. As you can see, the ability to turn 3G on or off is present — accompanied by the standard message about decreasing battery life for data speed.

From this random and very unverified blog post (via MacRumors):

Note that this is not fake, it is in the beta 5 .ipsw, but will normally not show up on an EDGE iPhone. Turning 3G on will just crash the phone if you use an EDGE phone. If you do not believe me, then decrypt the beta5 rootfs dmg, and see for yourself in /Applications/Preferences.app/Network.plist

So what does this mean, exactly?

It appears that the old Edge phones are going to run the same set of software as the new models when released. Unless there’s further implementation of features that expand upon the options for screen size, battery life optimization and other factors, it’s likely we may not see a drastic change in iPhone hardware in this next version.

If they both can run the same software and that software doesn’t account for a lot of differences, there might be some heavy depression in the camp of people that were expecting high end new features (like videocalls, believe it or not).

Nope, it’s starting to look like the device will simply be a bit lighter, look a bit different (for example, the all black cover rumors) and support 3G. This would be somewhat of a disappointment for me. I was hoping to see a fairly different phone. Now that I really give it some thought, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Apple has a winning model here, they need to tweak some things to broaden the market availability of the device. And… that’s about it. Other than 3G support, we don’t need to go too crazy with features that involve a lot more than simple software updates for this round.

4 Comments

Mary shaer

With the current trend towards sustainable development, clean energy, it is not surprising that solar energy has become a source of energy the most popular alternative. Free and available everywhere from the sun’s energy can be used to power everything from tall buildings to your MP3 player. The energy of the sun are usually harvested by solar panels made of photovoltaic cells. These cells can convert solar energy
into electricity that can be used for … Read entire article »

Jane

LUXUS LIMITED
Registered No. 00834329

EMAIL :[email protected]
EMAIL :[email protected]
MSN:[email protected]

SKYPE :LUXUS_TECHNICS
Shipping: Fedex/ups/dhl.

We are a Standard mobile phones

distributor , We deal with all kinds of

mobile phones and laptops which are Brand

New Sealed and Unlocked also comes with

their complete accessories. They also

comes with their 1year international

warranty.

They are available at affordable price .

We ship via FedEx Express (2days

delivery}.

APPLE IPHONE COST:
APPLE IPHONE 16GB….$350USD
APPLE IPHONE 8GB…..$240USD
APPLE IPHONE 8GB 3G..$250USD
SAMSUNG i900 OMNIA…$300USD
HTC DIAMOND……….$320USD

iPhone 3G 16GB (Black/white) (Unlocked)
iPhone 3G ($350)
Stereo Headset with mic
Dock Connector to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation
Cleaning/polishing cloth
SIM ejector too

Nokia N95 8GB NAM ($300)
In the box:
Nokia Battery BL-6F, 1200 mAh
Nokia Travel Charger AC-5
Nokia Music Headset HS-45, AD-54
Nokia Connectivity Cable DKE-2
Nokia Video Connectivity Cable CA-75U

Nokia N96 16GB (unlocked) Pre-Order($350)
Nokia Battery BL-5F
Nokia Connectivity Cable CA- 101
Nokia Video-Out Cable CA-75U
Nokia Stereo Headset and Remote HS-45,

AD-54
Nokia Mobile Charger DC-4 (car charger)
Compact Travel Charger AC-5

SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1 ($350)
HSCSD No
EDGE Yes
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1

Professional
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant

Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/HTML (IE), RSS feeds
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Solid Black, Steel Silver

T-MOBILE SIDEKICK 2008 GECKO ($250)
INCLUDED IN THE BOX:
SIDEKICK 2008
ONE EXTRA SHELL
BATTERY & CHARGER
STEREO HEADSET
MINI USB CABLE
MICROSD CARD
START GUIDE
USER GUIDE (ON CD)
TERMS & CONDITIONS

New Motorola MOTOMING A1600 Quadband GPS

PDA Unlocked Phone ($300)
1 Motorola A1600 PDA Phone
1 BK60 Battery
1 FMP5340A Charger
1 Stereo Handsfree
1 Stylus
1 USB Cable
1 CD-ROM
1 User’s Guide

BlackBerry Bold Qwerty GPS UNLOCKED Quad

Band WIFI ($450)
BRAND NEW *UNLOCKED* BLACKBERRY BOLD 9000

HANDSET
CHARGER
BATTERY
BATTERY COVER
MANUAL
CD/ USER GUIDE
LEATHER BLACKBERRY CASE
WIRED HEADSET

If interested : Contact us via Email :
EMAIL :[email protected]
MSN:[email protected]
SKYPE :LUXUS_TECHNICS

Joe

This makes the most sense. With the release of the SDK just a few months ago, and with applications not arriving until June, it would be irresponsible for Apple to release a new phone that is vastly different and potentially incompatible with the current model. Those applications will need to be able to run on old and new phones.

Comments are closed.