Apple let Verizon put on their preloeaded crap!!!

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  1. ItouchMe macrumors regular

    ItouchMe

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    Right from the FAQ page.


    Will any Verizon Wireless apps be available on iPhone?

    iPhone will have the 3G Mobile Hotspot app pre-installed, and it will also have other popular apps available in the market such as VZ Navigator, and V CAST Media Manager.
     
  2. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    "available in the market"

    Only the mobile hotspot app will be on there.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you think otherwise? Do you have a VZW phone? Have you ever? If you had a VZW phone or ever had one then you would know how much of a non-event this is. The crap that you speak of is very easy to remove if you so choose. Their navigator is not half bad and other apps have merit for some.
     
  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    maybe it's not an app per se, but just a network setting unlocked by carrier bundles

    it's not on the homescreen of the promo shots, nor in the utilities folder.
     
  5. jordand321 macrumors member

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    I think the Mobile Hotspot app will actually be in the settings app since the Verizon website does not show any other apps the the AT&T iPhone. The rest of the apps sound the like will be on the App Store.
     
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  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    worse case is you can do to it with some of the Apple bloat where they throw on their phones. That is have it join the apple bloat ware folder.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Way to overreact without all the facts. As per Engadget who, unlike the OP have actually touched the phone:

    Mass hysteria over non-event over?
     
  9. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    The mobile hotspot is probably already built into iOS it just needs a carrier update to unlock it.

    Similar to tethering.

    And it'll probably be in the setting menu, also just like tethering.
     
  10. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    indeed. Even though my carrier allows for free built-in thethering, i'd take a hotspot app over the stocks, wheather and even the compass app.
     
  11. bengtc macrumors regular

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    from engadget...
    We just got a look at the Verizon version of the iPhone 4. Guess what? It's just like an iPhone 4! There's no custom pre-loaded Verizon software (like VCAST or some such bloatware), just that mobile hotspot tweak in the settings menu.
     
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  13. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    ouuuh, that could mean the tethering function will generally be extended to supporting WIFI sharing.
     
  14. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm not they didn't. Get your facts straight. Engadget just posted that it will NOT come with bloatware. It will only come with the wifi hotspot. Not even any Verizon logos on the phone.
     
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