When iOS 7 launched, Conan showed us all how to go about installing it. But as one eagle-eyed viewer has since pointed out, he screwed up big time—by trying to install the OS on an iPhone 3GS, which doesn't even support it.
So long, iPhone 3GS. Apple has confirmed to AllThingsD that the 3GS will be discontinued, replaced as Apple's low end, free-on-contract by the iPhone 4. Goodbye, old friend!
Michael Capozzi claims he has found a way to unlock the iPhone 4S without using any hardware or software. This video shows a demonstration of his method. It has not been confirmed by us or any third party yet.
Siri, which for some reason is only 'officially' available on the iPhone 4S, had previously been hacked onto the iPhone 4. Now, the terribly ancient iPhone 3GS joins in on the fun. Siri has just been hacked onto that plastic backed 3GS.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
OS X Lion is coming to the Mac App Store, ushering in a new era of digital distribution for their desktop operating system. And rumors are flying that iOS devices will soon receive over-the-air updates. If we had to smash these two pieces of information together and speculate about the future a little bit, we'd say…
...Provided you're willing to sign a two year contract and are also eligible for a new phone, that is. According to Boy Genius report, the deal is basically an instant rebate, so you don't even have to bother ponying up cash up and mailing in an annoying form. But it's ONLY happening on December 10 (which is Friday).…
It may not have image stabilization, but that iPhone 3GS sure can take some heavy pounding. Watch as these rascals drive it through hell and back, attached to an RC car. Don't try this with your iPhone 4. [Thanks Bud!]
Your iPhone 3GS doesn't have its dandy younger brother's front-facing camera, but if it's jailbroken, it can still get in on FaceTime action. Sort of. A new app will let you at least watch (and speak to) someone else's face.
It's a couple days later than we thought, but worth the wait; if you're running iOS 4.1, the GreenPois0n tool has been set loose for your jailbreaking pleasure. It's a Windows-only release for now—something they're hoping to correct "soon"—and supports iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third and fourth-gen iPod…
If you're clinging to your BlackBerry because of physical keyboard, you just lost your last excuse: this TK-421 iPhone 4 case includes a physical keyboard that flips out whenever you need some thumb-tapping typing action.
If flicking through that puny pop-up tray isn't what you had in mind when you envisioned multitasking on your iPhone, well, you're not alone. But jailbreakers can get gorgeous Exposé-style task management with Multifl0w 2.0. Here's how it works:
Updated to iOS4 and need to jailbreak your 3GS? First Redsn0w, and now PwnageTool give you the power. Here's a simple how-to guide to get you started. The caveat: this isn't an official release, so there may be some bugs that could damage your phone or delete some data. So proceed with caution! [Redmond Pie]
Gadget cases, wraps and attachments that look like food are among my favorite things in the world. These iPhone 4 food cases appeal for the same reason, even if I don't exactly know what that reason is.