Poll: Was the iPhone 1.0.1 Firmware Update Helpful?

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Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2007, 15:31
Category: Poll

With the iPhone 1.0.1 Firmware Update a couple days old, we want to hear what it did to your iPhone, be it good, bad or uneventful. It’s time for complete honesty, guys and if you have specific details, please share them in the comments or forums:

Was the iPhone 1.0.1 Firmware Update Helpful?
The update took care of all my problems.
The update took care of some of my problems.
I still have the same problems.
The update created new problems.
The update added some cool new features.
I’m returning my iPhone.
Apple owes me a pony. And a hug.


Apple Offers Additional Details on iPhone Quirks

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Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2007, 15:58
Category: iPhone

On Friday, Apple updated its Knowledge Base library article regarding current issues facing iPhone owners. The full article can be found here, but the guys over at iPhone Atlas have pointed out some interesting tidbits:
“Sound from receiver is muffled or too low: ‘Make sure the receiver is over your ear. Move it around until it is in a spot that produces the clearest sound.’
Low microphone volume: ‘If you are using a third-party iPhone case, make sure it is not covering the microphone. Try making some calls without the case to see if a caller can now hear you more clearly.’
Display image issues: ‘This can include white screen, bright or dark pixels, lines in video, or sections of video missing. Turn iPhone off and turn it on again.’
No cell signal strength anywhere: ‘Check to make sure you‚Äôre in an area with network coverage.’
Battery life seems short: ‘If you are charging using your computer, don‚Äôt connect iPhone to your keyboard.’
No sound through stereo headset: ‘Unplug and reconnect the headset. Make sure the connector is pushed in all the way.'”
The article doesn’t mention if any of these variables change with the iPhone 1.0.1 Update which came out this week and essentially focuses on human factors that can go wrong with iPhone usage.
If the Knowledge Base article provided any solutions that were eluding you, let us know in the comments or forums.


Timex Announces iPod-Controlling Watch

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Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2007, 14:00
Category: iPod

Following Nike‘s lead, watch manufacturer Timex has announced their own iPod accessory, an advanced sports watch called the iControl that operates as a wireless operating device for the iPod and is compatible with the iPhone when the handset is set to airplane mode.
According to Macworld UK, the iControl boasts features as a 50-lap memory recall chronograph, multi-mode countdown time, two interval timers and three different alarms. The iControl can also perform functions such as playing and pausing music, adjusting volume and tracking forward and backward along the iPod’s play list.
The iControl is part of Timex’s Ironman collection of sports watches and also features a night light, three year battery life and water resistance up to 100 meters. Timex has announced that the device is now available in the United States from Timex and Apple, retails for US$125 and is available in gray, black, pink, blue, orange and green.
Have your own two cents on this? Let us know what you think over in the comments and forums.


Apple Releases itunes 7.3.2

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Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2007, 08:26
Category: Software

Late Thursday, Apple released iTunes 7.3.2. The new version, a 33.8 megabyte download, resolves stability and performance bugs.
Beyond this, specific details as to the update have yet to be released. The update comes on the heels of the first iPhone update and may help with communication between iTunes and the best-selling handset.
iTunes 7.3.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and QuickTime 6.5.2 or later for audio playback and QuickTime 7.1.5 or later for video playback.
If you’ve downloaded the new version and can cite specific changes or have feedback about it, let us know in the comments or forums.