iPhone 3.0

WiFi ‘n’ & FM transmitter in next-gen iPhone

WiFi ‘n’ & FM transmitter in next-gen iPhone

According to the latest build of the iPhone firmware 3.0, the next-gen iPhone - known as iPhone 3.1 in the documentation - will use Broadcom's BCM4329 chipset, bringing with it the potential of improved WiFi performance and radio functionality.  The BCM4329 adds support for WiFi draft-n, together with power saving features and not just an FM receiver but a transmitter also.

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Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

iPhone and iPod touch developers distributing through the App Store may find themselves seriously out of pocket if return rates on their software climb too high, thanks to a refund clause in the Apple contract.  According to the clause, while Apple passes 70-percent of App Store revenue onto developers for sales, developers are liable for 100-percent of the cost should Apple have to refund a buyer.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2009

Headlines this week were a tussle between Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 announcement and the launch of the Dell Adamo luxury ultraportable.  We were pleased to see SlashGear readers in their thousands join us for our Apple liveblog and, while there may have been no new hardware, the features hitting the iPhone over the Summer - MMS, A2DP Bluetooth, copy & paste, and Spotlight, to name but a few - could keep the smartphone well ahead of the competition.  That's not what Palm wanted to hear; we ran through the key differences between the iPhone OS 3.0 and Palm Pre at our sibling-site My Pre.

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iPhone 3G OS 3.0 tethering hack discovered

iPhone 3G OS 3.0 tethering hack discovered

Tethering on the iPhone has traditionally been something of a black art, with various hacks (usually involving Jailbreaking your smartphone) and a cat & mouse game with Apple tugging the rug out from under third-party apps.  Still, using the iPhone 3G as a modem for your laptop is an often-demanded function, and so Apple's confirmation earlier this week that it would be a feature of iPhone OS 3.0 - carriers obliging - came as a pleasant surprise.  The OS 3.0 beta has tethering disabled, but enterprising hackers have found a way to switch it back on.

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Apple iPhone OS 3.0 LiveBlog today: Mac Tablet as “one last thing”?

Apple iPhone OS 3.0 LiveBlog today: Mac Tablet as “one last thing”?

The countdown is on and it's just a handful of hours until Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 preview event, which we'll be liveblogging at http://live.slashgear.com  We know Apple will be demonstrating some of the upcoming features we can expect from iPhone OS 3.0 - hopefully including MMS and copy-&-paste support - but there's also talk of a "one last thing" that could blow the recent Mac and iPod shuffle updates out of the water: a Mac Tablet.

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