Still Safe to buy iPhone for using w/out AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by salilsundresh, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. salilsundresh macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if Apple has started shipping the new firmware installed on new iPhones, and if not yet, then when? I'm considering purchasing an iPhone after being a bit dissatisfied the with touch's lack of calendar/schedule entry and no to do list. Would it still be a good idea to go for an iPhone? Are there any significant bugs in the old version of the OS that interfere with use? I'm not planning to go with AT&T, I'd just like to ditch my PSP and PDA.
     
  2. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    apple has declared war on your kind. i wouldn't buy it unless you get one with 1.0.2 because 1.1.1 is useless.
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    For those who purchased a BRAND NEW iPhone since the firmware update (1.1.1), was the firmware still 1.0.2 or is it 1.1.1 now?
     
  4. Luis macrumors 65816

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    I've been wondering that myself, I bought one the day the updates rolled and they were still 1.0.2.

    Could they ship with 1.1.1 as early as the next day?:confused:
     
  5. sJv macrumors regular

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    As a data point that may or may not be valid here:

    The iPod Touch firmware was also updated to 1.1.1 on the same day as the iPhone. My buddy bought a 16GB Touch yesterday that has 1.1.1 (and was also a week 37! -no screen issues).

    -steve
     
  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Were the iPod Touch originally 1.0.2?
     
  7. b1NARY73 macrumors newbie

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    I think you are safe for another few days or so...buy it form AT&T, they do not sell nearly as many iPhones as the Apple Store. You could aslo buy one from eBay or craigslist as well. I bought mine from the apple store here in Seattle, I actually went to Southcenter, just outside of Seattle...or you could always buy a 4GB if you can find one...they for sure have the old firmware :D
     
  8. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there anyway to tell which iPhones have the new firmware (1.1.1)? Like I know the iPod touch has like week 37, 38, etc you can tell from it's sn. Same for the iPhone???
     
  9. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    The iPod Touch were 1.1 initially.
     
  10. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    i bought an iPhone last night and took back my iPod classic



    it was loaded with 1.0.2 , but i updated right away to 1.1.1 as im with AT&T anyways


    WEEK: 38
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Just had a chat with an online Apple rep (I'm not sure how knowledgeable they are though) but here is a screenshot about the firmware issue:
     

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  12. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    Getting one from the :apple:store would be a safer bet. The online ones are more likely to come updated.
     
  13. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    Doesnt AT&T require you to activate right there? maybe he doesnt want to get AT&T or a contract.
     
  14. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    Updating takes forever! [ + 1hour ] with my download speeds :(
     
  15. phungy macrumors 68020

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    The rep quoted me 10-15 minutes :X
     
  16. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    See what i mean!
     
  17. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    i have 20Mbps/20Mbps fiber at my house and im sure it would have been faster, but i did it at my gf's house on her 6Mbps/1Mbps cable and it only took about 4 or 5 mins to download and install
     
  18. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    How dare you!!! I hate the third world.

    Id be happy with with a meg.

    Now someone fix my phone. :D
     
  19. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Come over then! :D:apple:
     
  20. lonnielove macrumors regular

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    remaining 4 gb iphones

    I bet it would be safe to buy a 4 gb phone since they arnt making those any more? i wonder how many they have left and for how long?
     
  21. phungy macrumors 68020

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    There aren't any left, there hasn't been any for almost a week...
     
  22. eMagine macrumors regular

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    I went into the Apple Store for a replacement due to bubble in the glass on my iPhone.

    The phone was firmware 1.0.2.

    The Apple Genius insisted that before I leave with the phone that the firmware be updated to 1.1.1.

    So he did before handing me the phone.
     
  23. phungy macrumors 68020

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    But you could have respectfully declined right?
     
  24. superga macrumors newbie

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    Just bought some

    I bought one on Saturday (in Chicago) and my girlfriend did the same sunday - both 1.0.2 if that helps. hackmyiphone has the code to enter as the emergency number so you can test the fw before you start activating (so you can return to the store, less the restocking fee).
     
  25. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    That code is *3001#12345#* I remember when I used that code to "hack" the old nokias, good times.
     

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