The most frustrating thing...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sk8mash, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    Is gonna be having a new iPhone, and not being able to used it because the unlock hasn't been released. Not looking forward to that! :(
     
  2. sananda macrumors 68020

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    maybe the subsidies will be so alluring that you won't want to unlock.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Maybe you should just wait to get it. I won mine on launch day and it took me a couple of days to figure out a Terminal workaround for the firmware.
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    What was the competition - and to broaden that out, are there current threads on Apple merchandise competitions? I would imagine there will a whole shoal of them post WWDC/ iPhones release.
     
  5. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well my current contract is pretty much free, so I doubt that :(

    Will you have to pay to use GPS if it has it? I wont be using 3G because I dont have a data plan, butI think GPS would be an awesome thing, if its free!
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    First of all, if you need to unlock it, why would you buy it if it's not unlockable? Why not just wait? Second, if you don't have a data plan, what's the point in getting a new iPhone instead of an existing one? The 3G won't benefit you at all and if the chip specs are correct and it has aGPS, you'll probably need a data plan to use it. You're gaining pretty much nothing by getting the new iPhone :confused:
     
  7. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    becauuuuuseee..
    a)no one cares
    b)you shouldn't be so eager to do something illegal. that's just.. scary..
    c)you shouldn't even be worrying because it's coming out in a day and a bit. jeez. can't you just wait and see if it NEEDS to be hacked.? poor old iphone just wants some lovin'
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    a) I do. Many do.
    b) I don't know about in Australia, but it's not illegal in the U.S.
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    it's not illegal.
     
  10. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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  11. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    wait.
    what 'unlocking' are you talking about
    unlocking to providers?
    or... unlocking as in hacking\jailbreaking.
    i'm confused :S
     
  12. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    Spacebar not working?:p
     
  13. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    no haha when i do lol@somthing i tend to just keep typing and not worry about spacebar, it's just somthn i do :S
     
  14. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Relax, and as Zibri's ZiPhone blog says: "Stay tuned for further informations."

    Seeing as there may be a time gap between WWDC annoncement, and you actually getting one in your hands, I'd imagine the wait for action from Zibri won't be that long.

    Till then, if you count this small problem as "the most frustrating thing" then consider yourself lucky ;)

    (Case in point: Zibri saying this will be "the "heart" of the new iPhone 3G! It features a category 8 HSDPA connection for a top speed of 7.2 Mb/s over the air <SNIP> The main iPhone CPU will remain unchanged as expected."
     
  15. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    then dont buy it until you can unlock it. that way you won't be frustrated.
     
  16. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If 3G is the ONLY new function, I won't get the iPhone. Im not that stupid. If there is GPS, video, better camera, more memory etc. why would I buy an old iPhone if I can afford a new one?! explain that to me.

    a) it makes me sad to hear that.
    b) its not illegal, where did you get that idea?
    c) I will be happy if it doesn't need unlocking, but honestly, whats the likelihood of that!
     
  17. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  18. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    You're in the U.S.? So which provider, would you move to, if it was possible?
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if putting it into recovery mode then downgrading to 1.1.4 will work :rolleyes:
     
  20. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, im in the UK. Once unlocked, a phone will work with any provider here :D
     
  21. mmoosa macrumors 6502

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    NOT ILLEGAL, don't assume it is and label others!:mad:
     
  22. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    highly unlikely! based on the previous firmwares...

    though if it is a 1.1.5 then maybe...
     
  23. sk8mash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SO would a phone GPS chip be different to a tomtom? Because you don't have to pay to use tomtom. So would you with a phone?
     
  24. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so why are you willing to pay $500 for what will probably be an average GPS unit? For that kind of money, you could buy a dedicated GPS that would do everything but drive the car for you.

    Unless this is a ego thing, I can't see you wasting the money. Wait until you're ready to sign a contract and add the data plan.
     

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