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Anyone downloaded iphone 3.0 yet?

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bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 10:48:52

Anyone 'live' with this update yet? Any news as to what time it launches in the uk.

Tia, teccy nerd! ;)

FlappyTheBat Wed 17-Jun-09 10:57:26

No but watching for any news. Nothing on apple website this morning.

Not that I have my iPhone available to download it onto yet, so hoping to download it into my mac and then transfer it across.

Killed iPhone 2 weeks ago when it got wet whilst I was at worksad, insurance company confirmed yesterday that it can't be repaired and they don't hold them in stock. So looks like I will have to wait up to 10 days to get a replacement.
Wonder if I'll get a new new one???

suwoo Wed 17-Jun-09 11:03:29

Is this for those with an older style iphone? I got mine a couple of monhs ago, can I upgrade to the new stuff?


bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:05:05

hope you will flappy - not upgrading to a new new until my contract's up in Feb, o2 want those wishing to upgrade early to pay the remaining months as well as the cost of a 3gs - not worth it! As and when I do upgrade I'll sell the old one on ebay to recoup some of the cost (if ds1 doesn't nick it first!)

Lots of tweets on twitter about the update not going live in uk until this evening.
Can you download it to mac without having the phone plugged in?

bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:06:19

yes suwoo you can. I have iphone 3g and it will get lots of new features with the update. I would need 3gs for video, but there's loads to get on 3g - like mms and forwarding texts which we should have had from the very beginning really!

FlappyTheBat Wed 17-Jun-09 11:06:53

Think it is for all iPhones as it is an upgrade to the operating system.

Your IPhone should be a 3g, like my poor iPhone was too, as I only got mine in March.

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:07:18

I've had 3.0 for about a week now and I love the landscape texting and email, so much better. Have also sent a few MMS as well. I'm so happy to have that at last!

But, being a total Mac geek, am probably going to get the new phone on Friday. Have worked out that if I sell my original iPhone and my current one I should be able to cover most of the cost. I'm such a sucker for all this blush

FlappyTheBat Wed 17-Jun-09 11:09:54

Have heard that apple are bringing out iPhone4 possibly next year, so going to wait and see before I upgrade phone.

Know I'll probably just get same version back when my phone is replaced.

MerlinsBeard Wed 17-Jun-09 11:10:17

it's on teh apple site already you know

MerlinsBeard Wed 17-Jun-09 11:11:24

and do you know that they are reducing the price of the 3G one to £99?

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:11:30

So am I blush blush. I'm getting this on PAYG and swapping the sim. Oh God, DH would go mad if he knew. but he won't spot the difference

FlappyTheBat Wed 17-Jun-09 11:12:08

EyeBalls, how much do you have to pay to test the beta version for Apple?

Looked into to downloading it but didn't when I realised I would have to pay for the privilege for something that I would be getting free [mean scot emoticon]grin

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:14:15

I didn't. The one I have is the Gold Master beta copy, so it's the final version that will be released. You just have to know where to look for it. I find google helps greatly at a time like this as no one is allowed to post links to these things

FlappyTheBat Wed 17-Jun-09 11:20:25

Thank you, must remember Gold Master!!!

suwoo Wed 17-Jun-09 11:24:07

Can someone explain to me in very basic terms, what I need to do to upgrade my phone. Do I have to pay?

I have an iphone geek friend who normally enlightens me about these things, but unfortunately his dad died yesterday, so I won't be bothering him today sad

<<re-iterates the fact that I am totally cluless>>

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:28:56

No payment, it should be very simple if the official version has been released.

- Plug iPhone into computer and open iTunes
- Select your phone and press synch to back up your phone.
- It should automatically tell you that there is an upgrade available and ask if you want to install it.
- Then just follow the instructions as they pop up on the screen.

Sorry about your friend's dad

suwoo Wed 17-Jun-09 11:41:18

Thanks eyeballs. Have just gone to itunes and it says the software is the current one (or something like that). Presume its not gone live yet then?

bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 11:44:05

seen 6pm and 9pm mentioned on twitter. grrrr.

bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 18:41:27

Yay! it's live now and doing its stuff.

RustyBear Wed 17-Jun-09 18:45:46

You will apparently have to pay for a £10 top up if you're on Pay and Go.

bramblebooks Wed 17-Jun-09 18:49:14

Lordy rusty, greedy so and sos! As if p &g wasn't expensive enough with set up costs already!

RustyBear Wed 17-Jun-09 18:55:05

I just tried to get on the page where it says about the top up to put a link on here - I've got a message saying that is timing out. "Could the server be experiencing high demand?" asks Firefox innocently.

Presumably that's the page they are putting up for people who can't get to the actual site - and they can't get to the apology page either!

Think I'll wait till later....

AbricotsSecs Wed 17-Jun-09 19:01:31

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Wilts Wed 17-Jun-09 19:05:25

Dh's has just finished downloading now, he is like a child in a sweet shop grin.

I am quite sure he thinks of his iphone as another child wink

AbricotsSecs Wed 17-Jun-09 19:15:25

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