Apparently, There are No Longer Slow Boats From China


ups-tracking-iphone3gsTechnically, those iPhone 3G S handsets are likely coming by plane from Shenzhen, China, but color me impressed. Like many others, I received a shipment notification from Apple (s aapl) in the wee early morning hours today. Actually, I received two notices, because Barb’s phone is on the way also. She wasn’t sure which color she wanted (actually, she wanted silver, like she has now) so we ordered one “chocolate” and one “vanilla” iPhone 3G S.

It absolutely blows my mind how Apple coordinates these large, precisely timed deliveries with the factory in China and UPS. I know my delivery date shows as tomorrow, but I’m pretty sure that UPS will hold our phones, and most everyone else’s, until the 19th. There’s a few that will probably show up a day early, but that will be a small trickle compared to the Friday flood.

By the way, those old iPhones are getting a refresh to version 3.0 today. Anyone planning on downloading and updating right away? What features are you most excited about? Better yet: What features do you think are still missing?



I’m keeping my 16GB 3G jailbroken and on 2.2.1 until I make sure that 3.0 is safe to jailbreak and compatible with most apps. I plan on keeping it and using it as a glorified iPod touch and remote for my Sonos system.

My 32GB white 3G S will be here Friday! I am looking most forward to the A2DP, extended battery life, and voice control. Next year, with many of the core specs that we expect now in place, I hope Apple updated the LCD and goes to a higher res like 800×480 or something similar.

Jonathan Sundy

Lock screen calendar updates (intelliscreen) are going to keep my phone jailbroken unfortunately. I miss the speed and stability of a regular phone, but the functionality just isn’t there. Having to open my calendar to see what’s coming up just completely defeats the point of an intelligent digital calendar on my phone. sigh.

The 5 button dock is also pretty clutch, though wouldn’t be enough to keep me jailbroken by itself.

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