We've shared lots of tips on getting iOS 4 to work better on older iPhones, ranging from deleting text messages to disabling Spotlight or trying different operating systems entirely. Reader Stuart Bowden has been doing his own testing to get iOS 4 running on his iPhone 3G, and shares his approach to making it usable here. Thanks Stuart!
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Qik, a streaming video app that's already shown up on Android and jailbroken iPhones, has an official app for the iPhone 3GS out. It's Wi-Fi only, and without live streaming, but the developers say that will change.
Australia has one of the most competitive markets for the iPhone, which means you've got a range of choices but also means that slippery sales types will spin you any old rubbish trying to close a deal.
By launching on Friday July 17, 3 is the last carrier to get on the iPhone 3GS bandwagon in Australia, but its prices are competitive enough to give latecomers some reason to smile.
Most carriers want to tie you in to a plan if you want to buy an iPhone, but if you don't fancy signing up Apple has made the task somewhat simpler by offering unlocked iPhones via its online store.
Andrew Parry's iPhone plan calculator has always been a useful tool, so it's great news that it's been updated to cover the new 3GS plans released by carriers over the last week.
Planning to pick up one of those new-fangled iPhones over the weekend? You might want to activate one of the most helpful features you can have on the "Slide to Unlock" screen: an actual percentage indicator for your battery, rather than a somewhat relative cannister filled with green power. To enable it, head to Settings, General and then Usage to toggle "Battery Percentage" to On. For whatever reasons, this only works with the new hardware handsets, not on software upgrades of "older" iPhones, but it's a handy little tweak.
Optus' iPhone pricing for the 3GS isn't massively different -- but the company is already backing away from its rort-tastic $9.99 tethering charge.
When the iPhone 3GS was announced, we noted that caution was advised before getting excited about the ability to use the iPhone as a tethered modem. That turns out to have been sage advice.