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Old 13th June 2011, 15:18   #3271
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Cancel the AT&T plan, pay if any penalty (if applicable for breaking contract) and show proof of relocation and AT&T would do it for you.
Not sure though but is the plan thingy applicable to me since i bought the phone directly from Apple store US without any contract or plan. I paid around $ 620 (including taxes). @Jaggu if you know whom and how to approach in AT&T (if this is still applicable to me) it will be of great help
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On an offside chance, once these phones land up in stores then call Apple US customer care.
They might be able to help. You could try it even now, I guess.
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I called Apple customer care long back and they informed that they will not be able to do anything to help me and whether AT&T can do the unlock for me i need to find out myself and apple will not be able to provide this information. A quick search in apple forums and communities states that AT&T will never unlock the phone for you at any cost. So only way is to wait and watch until iphone 4 unlocked version is launched officially in US and then hope that vendors like CUTYOURSIM may provide this service by paying some charges to them. As of now CUTYOURSIM is providing unlock service for phones locked in other countries like UK and europe. But they are not providing this service for phones locked to AT&T. Check the below link:

iPhone Remote Unlocking Service

CUTYOURSIM is genuine since many of my friends who stay in UK and Europe got their phone unlocked by paying $89 - $150 depending on the country they stay and the carrier to which their phones are locked
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News confirming what has already been posted here about unlocked iPhones in US:
Unlocked iPhone 4 heading to Apple Stores in the US - GSMArena.com news
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Not sure though but is the plan thingy applicable to me since i bought the phone directly from Apple store US without any contract or plan. I paid around $ 620 (including taxes). @Jaggu if you know whom and how to approach in AT&T (if this is still applicable to me) it will be of great help
So that means you don't have to worry about the penalty part for pre-closing a contract. Info i have is from my ex colleague, he had gone to the local AT&T outlet and put a request when he was returning. He mentioned that he had produced the documents to show that he was doing an international travel (he did not mention the return to india part) for this. After this he synced his phone (2-3 days later) with iTunes and it gave the notification of unlock.

This is the info i have.

EDIT list of new features being reported so far in iOS 5

Source http://www.ieatapples.com/ios5/

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Updated Lockscreen
New Welcome Screen when you start using the phone for first time.
PC Free Activation.
Notifications Center
Quick Camera launch from Lockscreen
Stocks and weather built into Notifications Center
iPod app is renamed to Music with new icon.
New Videos.app
iMessage
SMS bubbles are green in color and iMessage appears baby blue.
Newsstand for Magazines and Newspapers
Ability to Create and Delete Photo albums.
System wide Twitter Integration.
New Twitter keyboard with # and @ buttons.
Ability to edit photos
Grid System in Camera
New rounded buttons
Notification Center has ability to sort notifications by “Manually” or By Time.
You can choose what applications to be included in Notifications Center
Ability to rename your device within the settings.
Over the Air Delta Software updates
The Usage screen now shows how much of the memory is consumed by each app.
Wireless iTunes Sync
You can enable or disable Voice Dial while the phone is locked in Security Settings
Ability to add keyboard shortcuts. Default one included “omw” which expands to “On my way!” when you type it anywhere.
New Speak Selection option in Accessibility Settings
Ability to add custom vibrations
New Assistive Touch Settings
LED Flash for Alerts
Ability to Set Left or Right for Mono Audio
New iCloud options in Settings app
You can create additional @me.com email address within the Mail settings
Ability to Increase Quote Level in Mail Settings
Twitter integration on contacts
You can edit your number in Settings.
New Facetime option in Settings window. You can also set your facetime caller ID to be your email or your phone number
New Private Browsing option in Safari
Ability to remove custom Website Data
Ability to toggle iMessage ON or OFF in settings.
Ability to enable Read Receipts
iMessage sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable
You can now set how much time a message alert has to be shown again if you don’t respond to the phone when it notifies of a new message.
Separate settings for Music and Videos
Photo Stream
You can set the default account for notes to be synced to in Notes options
Toggle ON or OFF for Automatic Downloads.
Setting to use Automatic Downloads only when the device is connected to WiFi
Alternate Routes in Maps
Purchase History in App Store.
Individually delete entries from the call history.
iCloud Backups
Take pictures using Volume button
If you tap and hold on a song name in Music.app, a popup shows all the details.

Ability to drag email address’ between fields while sending a mail in Mail.app
Mail notifies you before sending a mail if you’ve forgotten to put a subject line.
New and updated tiny icons on Mail for Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Exchange etc.
Rich Text Editing in mail
System Wide Dictionary
Printing Support in Maps
Ability to Hide Traffic in Maps
You can set custom vibration tones for each contact, so when it vibrates in a specific pattern you know who’s calling.
The notes.app shows the number of notes made on the header
New Learn More Links across the settings app for further help
Photos in Game Center
Ability to make your Profile public and private on Game Center
Points in Game Center, shows you how many points you have on the home screen of Game center
Sort and View friends on the basis of Points.
Friend Recommendations in Game Center
New Games are now downloaded through Game Center
Game Recommendations in Game Center
New Friend requests screen
Voice Memos app rotates in all direction, including upside down.
Set custom text tone for each contact.
Local Weather in Weather app
Hourly weather updates
Reading list in Safari
Tabbed browsing in Safari on iPad
Reader view which removes all clutter from web pages on iPad
Split Keyboard on iPad
AirPlay Mirroring
You can use your phone while its being synced with iTunes.
Emoji Support
Tweet photos and links from iOS
When you landscape your phone in iCal, it gives you a week view. (Thanks @Scott)
New Music App in iPad
iCloud Document Sync and Backup
Slight fadeout on the right of the Safari Address Bar.
Reading list support on Safari
Location Based Reminders
Calendar now lets you navigate from day to day by swiping. (Thanks @Garner)
When you’re in camera mode, swipe left to reveal most recent photo. Swipe right to go back to the camera.
Watermark in text entry box says “iMessage” or “Text Message” accordingly
‘Unsecured Calls’ warning lets users know if they are talking on unencrypted networks
Group Messaging in iMessage.
Send photos, videos using iMessage.
Ability to use multiple Apple IDs for different purposes. (This has been one of the widely asked questions)
When a notification is on the lockscreen, swipe it to open the specific app.
Swipe on the weather to the left or right on the Notification Center drop down to view five day forecast.
Multitasking Gestures in iPad. Use four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.
S/MIME Support in Mail.app
Facetime works without having a SIM card on your phone. Works with your email alone.
When you receive a non-contacts phone call, the main display also shows the city name (or area/county if identifiable), not just the phone number. (Thanks @Alan)
Camera, tap and hold to lock/unlock AE/AF (Thanks @Alan)
Camera, use two-finger spread/pinch gesture to zoom in/out accordingly (Thanks @Alan)
In Calendar month view, besides tapping on the ‘+’ button to add an event, you can also tap and hold on any day. (Thanks @Alan)
When receiving a call from a number not in your phonebook, the phone will display the location of the phone area code under the number… i.e. + 1 (514) 321 2345 will display Quebec, Canada in a smaller font under the number and not just in the call history. (Thanks @Kubus)
Use current location in Weather.app. (Thanks @Andy)
Flagging Support in Mails. app
In settings you can switch what option you get when you tap and hold on links in Safari: either open in background or in a new page. (Thanks @Andy)
Swipe left and right to change months in calendar on iPad (Thanks @Shaun)
Swipe to delete songs (Thanks @Derek)
Buy More Storage option for iCloud
Ability to set custom sound for alerts (New Message, New Voicemail, News Mail, Sent Mail etc.)
Define your own words in Offline Dictionary
Apps fades to homescreen when crashes, rather than flicking off.
Ability to Enable/Disable Badges on Apps
When you download an app on the iTunes on your PC, the app is automatically pushed to your iDevice and installed.
Streaming Song details such as Track and Artist info to Bluetooth audio devices. (Thanks @Roy)
When your alarm goes off you can snooze it from lockscreen or slide to turn off. (Note: This is an updated style, you slide on the notifications area, just below the clock, rather than the previous “Slide to Unlock” location. ) (Thanks @Terry)
You can add multiple twitter accounts and choose what account to send a tweet from.
Delete each app’s data
iTunes Tune Store
Real-time stock quotes
VoiceOver item chooser
Option to speak text selection
When your phone is locked and you switch to Ringing from Silent, the Ringing indicator also shows the volume level bar.
You can choose multiple Emails and mark them as read
Download more than one app simultaneously. No waiting for the previous app to be completed
You can choose if to display Weather and Stock Widges on Notification Center.
New Voice in Voice Control
You can re arrange the preference of apps in Notification Center. (Eg: You can set the Weather widget to be always on top, Messages next etc..)
Ability to set maximum messages downloaded through email to 1000 instead of 250
Sponsored links in Google Maps
Double-tap the home button while watching a YouTube video to display who uploaded the video
Scrolling titles for YouTube videos
Time mid-call invitation alerts
Set up Airport / Time Capsule on your iOS device
Invitation alerts to FaceTime while taking a call
Arabic Language Support in VoiceOver
Links can be opened in the background
Integrate Twitter user pictures to Contacts. Sync them
Native 1080p video playback in iPad 2
Japanese or Buddhist calendars support
Year View in iPad cal
Native Support for turn based games in Game Center
Search Within the contents of an email
Indentation Control in Mails.app
Individual Site Data can be deleted from Safari
iOS 5 address book has a field for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Myspace. (iOS 5 to integrate more social networks?
Specific ‘search on page’ area integrated in the ipad keyboard (hit google when in safari) (Thanks @Michael)
Have one app updating while others say “waiting…,” then you pause the app updating. You then immediately put the iDevice on sleep. Next, when you wake up your iDevice, all of them will be paused. You can tap more than one app to have more than one downloading. (thanks @Michael)
Personal Hotspot settings are now found under ‘Network’ settings.
GIFs are animated when sent through iMessages. It’s not animated in Photos.app. (Thanks @Sam)
New and Updated VoiceOver voices for some regions. (Thanks @Peter)
Double tap to add an event in day view in Calendar.app (Thanks @Collinz)
Tap and drag to move an event (different day or different time) in Calendar app (Thanks @Collinz)
Tap and hold in “all-day events” to create a new all-day event in Calender app (Thanks @Collinz)
Twitter installs directly from the settings page if it’s not installed directly, you aren’t even taken to the App Store. (Thanks @Yiannis)
Hotmail integration in the mail app. (Thanks @Erik)
iPod touches have never been able to automatically set time. This is now possible in iOS 5. (thanks @Gordon)
If you tap hand hold the back button in safari (ipad) you get a list of all you previous sites. (Thanks @Cenny)
Turning on private browsing changes Safari’s color from blue to black. (Thanks @eric)
Auto-correct can be turned off independently of spell check (Thanks @sam)

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Old 13th June 2011, 21:25   #3276
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I doubt it. I think AAPL maintains a 'white list' of iPhones that are factory unlocked - either IMEI or serial no. When I connected my iPhones for the first time, I got a message that said "Your phone is now unlocked".

Moreover, the phone price is 'subsidized' by AT&T, and they are pretty strict about not unlocking it. So if someone sold their locked iPhone while in contract and ATT is no longer getting the money (from contract) then what is the motivation for ATT to ask Apple to unlock the phone. Quite honestly, I doubt Airtel getting involved in this - asking Apple to unlock the phone after paying off ATT.

If the delay in launching iPhone in India is any indication I doubt if Airtel or Aircel has enough 'clout' to even get Apple to 'think' about it.

Sigh. So does this mean I do not get iOS 5? I don't remember seeing such a message on my phone/iTunes when I first connected it. However, I paid 40 grand for the device, so it shouldn't be under contract. Jaggu says phones bought in Dubai are usually unlocked. I hope that is the case.

Will writing to Apple solve the problem? Will they be able to tell me if mine was factory unlocked?
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Planing to buy an iPhone 4 from Airtel on the new scheme of Rs 2000 rent and rs 1000 off. Spoke to guwahati representative today. Says he has stock available.

my questions are:

1. Its a gift to the wifey. She isnt oriented towards tech too much. So is iPhone better or should i buy her a 10-15K android?

2. how do i check that the phone given to me is the latest hardware launched?

3. I have a Sony 40 inch LCD and SonyHDR CX 150E, which connects seamlessly with my LCD. How will the iPhone fare ?

4. How would LG Optimus One do compared to the iPhone v/s an Android v/s a Sony Ericsson?
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Planing to buy an iPhone 4 from Airtel on the new scheme of Rs 2000 rent and rs 1000 off. Spoke to guwahati representative today. Says he has stock available.

my questions are:

1. Its a gift to the wifey. She isnt oriented towards tech too much. So is iPhone better or should i buy her a 10-15K android?

iPhone 4 is quite simple to use, and is powerful at the same time. It's more stable (Apple makes both the software and the hardware) than Android (known to be buggy at times), but Android is more customizable. Since she isn't too tech oriented, she might probably not use all of Android's features either. IMO go for an apple if the cost isn't a deterrent.


2. how do i check that the phone given to me is the latest hardware launched?

There has been only one launch of the iPhone 4. Whatever you buy (as long as it's an iPhone 4) will be the latest in hardware (Unless you get a 3GS by mistake. That is the only way you can get older hardware, and I am pretty sure you will not miss out on the big '4' on the box ). Hence no worries.

3. I have a Sony 40 inch LCD and SonyHDR CX 150E, which connects seamlessly with my LCD. How will the iPhone fare ?

You will have to get a separate accessory for that. Not very cheap. Being an Apple product, connectivity and ease of use are good. But the accessory itself is relatively expensive.

4. How would LG Optimus One do compared to the iPhone v/s an Android v/s a Sony Ericsson?

Don't have much of an idea. Probably someone who has used this phone might be able to give you a better idea.


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Crystal clear replies i have ever seen when it comes to computers / mobiles / tech in general i must say. good inputs. i think wifey deserves an iPhone4. will cal back the Airtel guy tomorrow.

PS: He even said 3G would be full fledgedly launched in ASSAM next month by Airtel.
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Crystal clear replies i have ever seen when it comes to computers / mobiles / tech in general i must say. good inputs. i think wifey deserves an iPhone4. will cal back the Airtel guy tomorrow.

PS: He even said 3G would be full fledgedly launched in ASSAM next month by Airtel.
No issue. Glad to be of help
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Unlocked iPhone 4 finally available on the US Apple online store:
iPhone 4 - Unlocked (GSM) - 16GB Black - Apple Store (U.S.)
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I have a problem with my iPhone 4; I cannot be heard at the other end of the line.
It fell out of my hand and landed on the floor a couple of days ago, but it was working fine till this morning. There has been no other impact on the phone.

I have tried to 'reboot' it and also reset all the settings. On a friends recommendation I also switched off and restarted the data connectivity. What can I do to redress this issue?
I have bought it from Europe, so not sure how to get this resolved in India (Pune)

I appreciate any advice/ tips you can provide
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Try using it with the headset and see if it works. If yes, you may have damaged your mic or it's connection.
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Try using it with the headset and see if it works. If yes, you may have damaged your mic or it's connection.
Thanks Tejas@perioimpl; I will try this as soon as I get home. I forgot to bring the headset today.
If the mic or its connection is damaged, will this have to be resolved at the Apple store? sorry to be a bit basic, just not aware if the iPh 4 can now be repaired in India.
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1. Its a gift to the wifey. She isnt oriented towards tech too much. So is iPhone better or should i buy her a 10-15K android?
Unless you are very keen on giving a surprise gift, don't make your own decision on this. Women consider other factors like compactness, color, looks, etc., over performance and features. Take her to a big mobile shop that has lots of working demo phones, let her short list the phones she likes. Then you can compare the tech features, and pick the most appropriate one from that list. My wife bought a Nokia 3710 calm shell phone recently. She only cared about the fact that it is small (fits in her fist) and comes in plum color.
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