According to a post earlier this morning on Engadget, a number of O2 iPhone owners in the UK are complaining of significant issues with reception. According to the article, users who are having problems are failing to get service/reception in areas where other O2 phones (non-iPhones) are showing strong signal strength.
There's a new rumor floating around the internet concerning the next generation iPhone. Though this may be the one millionth rumor about a second generation, 3G iPhone - it's the first one in a while, so we figured we'd report on it.
According to unwir3d, a variety of European mobile phone sites/blogs are reporting that Apple and Vodaphone have reached an exclusive deal which will bring a 3G, second generation version of the iPhone to
Though we've been well aware of ShieldZone's free domestic shipping policy for all invisibleSHIELD mobile phone screen protectors, including the iPhone and iPod Touch, the good news is that this extends beyond US shores. ShieldZone (Zagg Inc.) is offering free shipping to the UK, France, Germany, and all over Europe. In fact, international shipping is free, period.
The invisibleSHIELD is made from a revolutionary material used to protect digital devices from scratches and wear and tear. Due to the shield's toughness and application ease, it is viewed by many to be the best screen protectors on the market. More specifically, according to ShieldZone,
The invisibleSHIELD is the toughest, most durable gadget scratch protection film available on planet Earth. The film has its origins in the U.S. military, where it was used to protect the leading edges of helicopter blades from wear and tear while traveling hundreds of miles per hour. Our proprietary film is a clear, urethane plastic (invisible, invincible) with unique properties that allow it to provide self-healing qualities and unparalleled abrasion resistance.
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Though international orders shipped freely won't include tracking information offered on orders shipped within the US, the important part is that there will be no charge. Regardless of the number of protectors ordered, the free shipping policy remains intact.
Of course, free shipping applies to invisibleSHIELD protectors order directly through ShieldZone.
Although you wouldn't say the November 9th launch of the iPhone on O2 in the UK is "right around the corner," that's not stopping O2 stores from getting their iPhone displays up. In preparation for what is certain to be a very energetic lanch in the UK, O2 stores around the country have begun dressing up for the release.
A MacRumors forums member, DogcowUK, recently snapped the above shot of an employees at an O2 store in Birkenhead, Merseyside setting up their in-store display:
The iPhone was announced in the UK today an Apple press conference held in London at the Regent St. Apple store. Though there was a great deal of speculation as to what iPhone would be announced, the reality is that folks in the UK are getting the same version of the iPhone that was released earlier this year in the United States.
The most anticipated news was of course whether the UK folks would be getting their hands on v2 of the iPhone - one with 3G capabilities. The answer, as mentioned above, is no. As many expected, due to limitations caused by high battery usage of 3G chips, Apple can't yet justify a 3G version of the iPhone at this time. In the video below, taken at the event by the folks at SlashGear.com, Steve Jobs explains the logic behind the no-3G decision.