Posts Tagged ‘apple’

More iPhone 3GS Madness

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Here’s a link to some more pictures and information about the launch here in Singapore.

This is just the outside line. There are lines inside the building as well. Nuts.

iPhone 3GS MADNESS!!!!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So, Apple and Singtel has just released the new iPhone 3GS here in Singapore. And I’m in line to pick one up.


I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that Singaporeans love to “queue” or line up for thing. They also love good deals and they have a love for new tech gadgets. This has led to the most unholiest of trinities. A 5 hour line!!!


And the deal is so good I can’t pass it up either. I’ll be able to pick up a new iPhone 3GS for only S$38 this weekend with a 2 year contract. Normally it’ll cost S$1200 to buy it outright. Nuts. Absolutely nuts.

Here’s a pic of the first line of 3 that I’ll need to get into to purchase my phone.

Making iPhone 3G Ringtones

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I stumbled upon this great post on converting your music to a ringtone for your new iPhone 3G. Enjoy.

iPod Touch to iPhone application data transfer.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

It seems that though the iPhone and iPod touch are very similar, they are considered different pieces of hardware to iTunes. I’ve had my iPod touch for a few months now and have been merrily installing and running apps from the Apple app store. As such, I’ve got a lot of data from those apps on my touch. Such as:

Game Saves
Wallet information
Shopping lists
Custom Conversion tables

I found out the hard way that when you sync an iPhone to iTunes it’ll install all the same apps, but won’t transfer the application data. I called Apple support only to have that fear confirmed.

What I managed to hack together and stumple upon is a loophole, I think. Here are the steps I did to get my application data from my iPod Touch to my new 3G iPhone.

1. Backup iPod Touch on iTunes
2. Setup new iPhone on iTunes on the same computer
3. Make sure all the same apps are installed on the new iPhone that were on the iPod Touch
4. Make a backup of the new iPhone with all the apps
5. Restore iPhone to factory default
6. Restore iPhone with iPod Touch Backup
7. Next time you Sync again, the iPhone will ask you which backup to Restore from, once it realizes that the iPod Touch restore is not correct.
8. Restore from the iPhone backup.

You should now have your iPhone with all the apps and all the application data from your iPod Touch.
There are a few reasons I think this worked for me.
1. The iPhone has all the same functions the iPod Touch has and more.
2. I have a suspicion that when you do a restore from a backup when you already have the Application and it’s data (my iPod Touch backup), It wipes the applications but keeps the data if the backup you’re restoring from has no data to write over it (the fresh iPhone backup from the initial sync).
3. I am installing the same applications.
4. I am installing the same same application versions.
5. I am on the same computer.
6. I am using the same firmware for both the iPod Touch and iPhone.

Obviously, you do this at your own risk. Installing firmware from one device to another is always a very dangerous thing to do.

My setup

Powerbook G4 1.25GHz
iPod Touch 8GB Firmware 2.02
iPhone 3G 16GB Firmware 2.02
iTunes 7.7

iPhone.. at last.

Monday, September 1st, 2008

I did it.

I got myself an iPhone over the weekend. I thought I wasn’t going to. But, the big PC/IT show was here this weekend and Singtel had a killer promotion on data plans. I got it for around S$100 a month. With that plan comes with 50GB of data per month (basically unlimited). 200 outgoing mins a month even to US or 15 different countries. Unlimited incoming minutes and 500 SMS messages a month.

That’s killer.

The best part of the deal. The phone is officially unlocked so I can pop in a SIM card from anywhere and use it.

iWont iPhone iRegret… just yet.

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Singtel just recently launched the iPhone here in Singapore. I’ve been patiently waiting for it to be released here. Watching all the cool apps that are being released for it that don’t quite work because I have an iPod touch instead of a full iPhone is painful.

However, I don’t think I am going to jump in just yet. The killer app I was waiting for is the Sling Player. And this has not been released yet. On top of that, the data caps that singtel has are too small for me. Their plans are either 1GB, 2GB or 3GB for S$56, S$95 or S$195 respectively. I estimate that if I were to use my Slingbox excessively I would hit somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-8GB of throughput.

Hopefully when M1 or Starhub release the iPhone here in a few months they will relax the restrictions.