Will the iPad keyboard work with the iPhone 3GS?

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  2. rmead001 macrumors member

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    Let me try it out, oh wait.....
     
  3. goneeuro macrumors member

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    is there a jailbreak for the ipad to tether it to my xbox so i can play games on verrizons 4g network?
     
  4. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad isn't available yet. It'll be available in Apple Stores within 60 days. If you looked on apple's website at all you would know that there are 2 models, a Wifi model and a Wifi+3G model. The 3G model is for AT&T. So there may be something like a jailbreak a little after it's released but it definitely wont work on Verizon. iPhone jailbreaks usually come out about a week after a firmware update but this is something new and possibly harder to hack.
     
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    pretty sure he was being sarcastic lol
     
  6. rmead001 macrumors member

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    Everything on the internet should be read as though its a lie. Then take 5 secs and decide if it's still a lie. If it takes more then 5 seconds, move on anyways.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The iPad 3G is unlocked, so it should work on T Mobile. Verizon uses CDMA, so it wouldn't work.
     
  8. babby macrumors member

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    Back to original topic

    I really hope the iphone will work with the accessory keyboard. My guess is that it will not. But one can hope.
     
  9. SooneratND macrumors regular

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    Does T-Mobile have a true 3G network? If not, you may be limited to AT&T or a local carrier.
     
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  11. utopia699 macrumors newbie

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    cant somebody who knows where to ask, bring this question up to someone at apple who KNOWS if the ipad keyboard will work with the iphone?
     
  12. calvy macrumors 65816

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    They have a true network, but it runs on different frequencies than AT&T's. I would assume this thing will fall back to EDGE if necessary, but haven't heard or read that for sure. So, as is the case with the iphone 3Gs, you'd be limited to EDGE on Tmobile. Plus they need to make one of these micro-sims for tmobile.
     
  13. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    What is a true 3G network?

    FYI, Tmo has a 3G network, its just different frequency than ATT's. The Ipad will NOT be able to run on Tmo's 3G, just EDGE. However, thats moot point since its not a cell phone and you can't just stick your Tmo sim card and off you go. Tmo as of right now does not support data for the Ipad, just ATT and it uses a new microsim card. So it won't make a difference whether or not it runs on Tmo.
     
  14. kroeks macrumors regular

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    plus it's very big and needs a lot more power to hack!
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Steve (a really good friend of mine) told me that he thinks it will work, since the iPad (he kind of laughed when he told me the name) is just a big Touch.





    Steve is my neighbor. Last name is not Jobs. He just knows things.
     
  16. utopia699 macrumors newbie

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    okay, not a very reliable source then ;-)

    anybody else got some more info on the ipad keyboard, and if it will work with the iphone?

    thankx!
     
  17. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    MicroSims are only used by AT&T at this time. T-Mobile does not have them. :(

    See what Steve did there the other day? :D
     
  18. Cowinacape macrumors regular

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    I'll be right behind you, but I think I'll wait for a first revision of the iPad before I think much about going that route. But yeah sign my up for the keyboard if it works!
     
  19. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The iPad keyboard is cool, but it boggles my mind they didn't design it so it folded up (especially the white part that props the iPad.) The BT Keyboard is a lot easier to carry around.
     
  20. GFSarah macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it works (the keyboard accessory for iPad). If it runs just a slightly different version of the same iPhone OS, it seems to me that a simple update in the iPhone's firmware would be all that's required for it to work. It's just a keyboard with a dock connector - the hardware is certainly compatible; the iPhone's OS just needs to know what to look for when it's plugged in.

    Of course, whether or not Apple chooses to enable this in a firmware update for the iPhone is a totally different story. I can almost promise you that if they don't, it will be enabled via jailbreak in a New York minute. ;)
     
  21. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    The problem is that t-mobile uses a frequency for their 3G network different from AT&T.

    You can use a iPhone on T-mobile for voice and edge data, but not 3G data. (unless this has chanced recently)

    And according to the iPad specs, the iPad uses the same frequencies as the iPhone. So I'm not sure it will work there either.

    Don't know if Verison's 3G data network might be compatible (their voice network isn't, but maybe just the data network is?)

    So the iPad may be unlocked, but in the US it still might be limited to AT&T anyway.
     
  22. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    It'll absolutely work, here's proof.
     

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    no after the keynote this was asked and all ipad things DO NOT work on a iphone
     
  24. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    I can't think of a single reason why I would want to hook a keyboard up to my iPhone. The iPhone fits in my hands, I can type fast with my thumbs. It would take longer to doc it than to just type with my thumbs. I just don't see the benefit on this one.
     

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