iPhone 1.1.4 Released

Firmware update 1.1.4 for update has been launched this morning. No new features (apparently, not installed yet), but a few unspecified bugfixes. Nothing in the Apple KnowledgeBase about the security fixes either!

Could this actually be the release of the SDK, but hidden away? I’d expect an iTunes update within the next week or so, to unlock the features of the SDK, and then maybe firmware 1.1.5 to unlock the phone

EDIT: Just tried to update my phone, got a "1602" error, apparently I have to restore to factory settings ๐Ÿ™

iPhone Tariffs updated!

o2 are updating the tariffs for iPhone as of 1st Feb!

£35 p/m now gets you 600 minutes and 500 texts

£45 p/m = 1200 minutes and 500 texts

£75 p/m = 3000 minutes and 500 texts

Rolling out to existing users as of 1st Feb, complete by mid-March at the latest ๐Ÿ˜€


You can now also get o2 "Bolt-ons" for extra cash, most interesting for me being the "Unlimited anytime texts" for only an extra £7.50 per month.


Apparently all iPhone UK users will get a text from o2 when the conversion is complete ๐Ÿ˜€

Can’t wait, I went well over my texts last month!

Changes in 1.1.3

Well, I have to say I’m fairly impressed with the 1.1.3 update I blogged about earlier. Even after my PC crashed and then started the download all over again -.- urgh.

The "Find Me" service on Maps isn’t too brilliant it seems… it told me that I am currently somewhere in Poynton. Well duh!

The changing of the home screen is quite nice, however I don’t like the shakey effect when changing icons around – I think it looks tacky!

I’m yet to see movie rentals for the UK…

Multiple texts is a bonus though!

On another note – the "MacBook Air" has been shown off to the world (well… the people who were at MacWorld – I’m still waiting for the video to be released!). Not that I’d want a Mac anyway…

iPhone 1.1.3 update

iPhone software update 1.1.3 has been released! Don’t know if Steve Jobs has just announced it at Macworld or something, but iTunes now recognises the update, and its downloading for me as I write this!

Unfortunately, several million other iPhone owners are doing the same, so download speeds are quite low – it’s going to take about 90 mins to download :'(

New features (from the download menu when you start the update):

  • Updated maps
    • "Find me"
  • Multiple SMS
  • Updated home screen
    • 9 simultaneous screens side-by-side
    • Safari bookmarks on home screen

and a couple more I forgot before clicking "next"!

I will post and tell you all how it goes! 83 mins left!

Lack of blogging

Well, you can all imagine why I’ve not been blogging much recently… I’ve got an iPhone!

Yes, almost 1 year to the day of it being announced at Macworld – I hold in my hand the epitome of cool.

The adverts really can’t show it at all, its an awesome bit of kit, only got a few complaints:

  • No multiple texts
  • No MMS
  • Headphone jack
  • Home button
  • Applications "crash" to the home screen quite often

Most problems should be fixed with the 1.1.3 update, however, which hopefully is out next week, being announced at MacWorld!

Anyway, back to life…

Got exams this week, had Maths C2 yesterday (went okay, thought of an answer as soon as I left the hall though ๐Ÿ™ there goes 5 marks). Got Physics resit and Maths C3 tomorrow – fun. I intend to have a fun time at Nic’s party tomorrow evening though – I may not make it home!

Handed in my Physics coursework, a month before I had to :o! I’ll wait and see if it comes back though, teacher’s still had my last piece for 3 months without marking it -.-

I’m rather depressed about going back to school, would much rather be off to Uni tomorrow!

On the subject of Uni – I’ve had offers from Kent, Nottingham and Edinburgh so far, and have interviews at York and Durham! Kent want me to visit though, which means a 6 hour journey on the train just to get there ๐Ÿ™ May have to drive… somehow!

I Got iPhoned!

I am now the proud owner of a brand new iPhone!

Words cannot describe how awesome it is… you’ve got to see it in the flesh to really love it!

I’ve not put it down since I got it, and only just run the battery down – thats about 6 hours of continuous work (with Wifi enabled), before it went, and it charges pretty fast as well!

I am actually speechless…!


Mum’s finally come round to the idea of iPhone! Seems that she wants one as well, however… and also sister wants one. Doesn’t seem quite so cool any more ๐Ÿ™

Ah well… possibility of going into Macclesfield to get one tomorrow!!!

What not to do

"Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate, paint or insert foreign objects into iPhone"

Why would I be that stupid?

Steve Jobs – I solemnly swear that I shall never microwave a iPhone. Ever. If I get my hands on one I shall treat it like it is made out of gold.

I recon I’ve got about £400 in hand at the moment… anyone want to go halves? ๐Ÿ˜›

Wasted weekend

And not in the sense that I was wasted.

Spent all of Saturday doing Maths homework, and then all of Sunday doing various bits of coursework. I think its fair to say that I’m pretty peeved.

FsPortal is nearing release, only 27.5 days left until it gets unveiled to the public… and yet I can’t spend my time on it!!! I’m losing out on revenue! And you know I need the money if I’m to get my hands on one of those iPhones. Damn you Steve Jobs.

Anywho… back to the same old monotony for another 7 days. I may just have to start a countdown until I leave this awful school and finally start to live again.

Still… 21 days until Family Guy, and a few less until Halflife 2: Ep2 (which I have ordered ๐Ÿ˜€ Before I realised I needed the money elsewhere ๐Ÿ™ Ah well)

I have a fairly crap day at school tomorrow. 2*Physics, 1*Maths and 1*Tech. Probably no blog tomorrow… will be too busy screaming into pillows. Seems to be a regular occurrence now. Who the hell is responsible for this timetable?!?!?!