One particular iPhone 3G on eBay (US) is making its way to becoming featured on a number of blogs this week. This 8Gb black iPhone 3G is just one week old, though screen is seriously cracked from an accidentally drop on the floor, everything else does function perfectly fine, as pictured and as claimed by its seller. At this moment, bid is just at $127.50, though reserve have not yet been met.
No contract comes with this phone. The Iphone comes with charger, sim card, sim card removal tool, usb cord, user manual and original box.
With brand new iPhone 3Gs’ with no attached contracts on eBay bidding up to as much as $700 – $800 or even more, how much are you willing to pay for an iPhone 3G that’s got a damaged screen, taking into consideration you will probably need to spend some cash to repair it at some point in the future…
I love checking out new things at Instructables, simply because their DIYs are so detailed, easy to do and most of them are pretty eco-friendly. Just like this one I found yesterday, make your own in-car iPhone or iPod Touch stand, with the packaging that comes with your device. The only thing you need to buy is a velcro which only costs very little. Here are some pics from the instructions and if interested, the link is at the bottom of this post…
Unfortunately, you will need to sacrifice the transparent sleeve of your USB cable for this DIY:
This DIY process doesn’t take very long, here is how the pieces fit together:
All done, now make your friends absolutely jealous!
Click here for full instructions over at instructables…
Colorware is at it again, this time the iPhone 3G. Colorware are the people who originally brought us the first revolution against Steve Jobs’ boring iPhone colour, these guys wanted to show us that we could too have some fun and bring on our iPhones customisable colours. As well as iPhones, Colorware have expanded their quality service and expertise towards other gadgets and smartphones like the Blackberrys, Sidekick and also game consoles like the Wii, PSP, PS3 and XBox 360. They have been known to help users create colours that are unique to their taste, to me I think the best part of it all is the design process using their online studio that they offer on their site, its quite fun!
However, all the fun does come at a hefty price. For the iPhone 3G in question for example, you’re looking at $150 USD for the back, $20 for the frame, another $20 for the button, $10 for the SIM card tray and $10 for the earbuds. If you really want your whole set of iPhone to be special, you can also customise your iPhone dock at a cost of $20. So in total the maximum you’re looking at is about $230 USD!
More after the jump…
As you will know, the iPhone Dev Team have yet to produce a Pwnage tool that will be able to unlock the latest iPhone 3G, though you can jailbreak, you can’t unlock.
The latest unlock clip from Brando is probably the closest thing you can do at the moment to unlock your iPhone.
I’m not entirely sure how it works, but its been designed to says specifically on Brando’s site that it has been designed to unlock operator / SIM card locked Apple iPhone 3G phones. Its really easy to use, all you need to do is slide the attachment under your “normal” SIM card (the one that you wish to use).
Just released the i-Smartphone unlock clip costs $20.50 USD and has been claimed by Brando to also unlock various brands of GSM smartphones. Click here for more details…
iPod Touch users have been pretty much left out in the recent weeks with all the iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking that’s been going on but just right now I came across something just for you guys. As you will be aware, it’s been completely free for iPhone users to upgrade to firmware 2.0 but for iPod Touch users, they have been required to pay $9.25! I too think this is unfair but nothing could have been done about it, not until now!
If you’ve waited this long and not upgraded the firmware on your Touch just because of the pricing then its worth giving this go. Just follow these simple steps which will only take you about five minutes.
- Download 7.7 from Here
- Download iTouch 2.0 firmware from links below:
- Hold Shift and click Restore.
- Select iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
After the ‘cracking iPhone 3G’ news, it seems the iPhone 3G has yet to offer another rather shocking and hopefully one-off problem. Pictured are shots of an overheated and as a result an iPhone 3G with a melted casing. All the hardware is working fine and are intact but the dock connector was damaged which would probably mean that the phone will be useless as it cannot be neither charged nor synced.
Apparently the story behind this was a member of the Mac Rumors forum fell asleep with his iPhone 3G left in his pocket, but he soon woke up in pain to find that his iPhone had overheated and burnt the skin over his leg. When taken out of the pocket, the iPhone 3G was hot and the plastic casing had melted! The user in question had noted that he had disabled 3G as well as push services and the screen was set to auto-lock in a minute, so it was unlikely that this situation should have happened. Take a look at the photos below, hopefully this was just a one off incident, but I reckon this will be a difficult one for the warranty to cover!
If you own the new iPhone 3G, particularly the white one and think that its been looking abit strangely with new signs of ‘cracks’ to its casing recently, then it may actually not be your fault. Though this can obviously be due to ‘abuse’ of your iPhone, god knows what some people do to their phones, some users of the latest iPhone 3G have noticed this happening despite the phone being in brilliant condition. It appears that this problem has been occurring amongst the latest iPhone 3G users, with the majority being the white ones. The cracks have been observed around corners, volume and vibrate controls, near speakers and the headphone jack.
Though I haven’t heard anything like this from our readers, it seems if you’ve been experiencing this problem you may be eligible for a brand new replacement. However that is to say this replacement is not guaranteed and you should expect a scrutiny of questions and examination by the Apple staff on your attempt to claim a new iPhone as there is absolutely no doubt that some will try to get their hands on a new iPhone by inducing a bit of DIY ‘crack’ like damage…