1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Has anyone else thought about why this is needed all of a sudden with the new phonee?
    06-26-2008 12:28 PM
  2. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Considering the great lengths they go through to try and keep the phone carrier locked, I see no point in it. Maybe there is some yet to be revealed secret that will clear it all up? Dun.. dun.. dun...
    06-26-2008 12:32 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Same thing I've been thinking. Only time will tell.
    06-26-2008 12:33 PM
  4. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Has anyone else thought about why this is needed all of a sudden with the new phonee?
    It fills the slot in the iPhone packaging that used to be occupied by the iPhone dock. Nice trade off, eh?
    06-26-2008 12:53 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    It fills the slot in the iPhone packaging that used to be occupied by the iPhone dock. Nice trade off, eh?
    Apple will be selling a paper clip that has a tiny Apple logo on it for $19.99...
    06-26-2008 12:57 PM
  6. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Apple will be selling a paper clip that has a tiny Apple logo on it for $19.99...
    Oooo - better buy two of 'em!!
    06-26-2008 04:57 PM
  7. Libuff's Avatar
    think $19.99 is bad, this guy is selling a paperclip and black tape for $499, although, if you buy this paperclip, he is giving the 10% of the proceeds to charity... lol.


    ebay link
    06-26-2008 05:28 PM
  8. patput's Avatar
    Maybe they are expecting a lot of battery failures so people will need to eject their cards before sending in for new one.
    There's no dock with the new iphone???????
    06-27-2008 10:46 AM
  9. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Maybe they are expecting a lot of battery failures so people will need to eject their cards before sending in for new one.
    There's no dock with the new iphone???????
    No, no dock.

    Doesn't bother me though, the dock wasn't all that great on the first iPhone. It worked fine for awhile, then it would intermittently stop recognizing the phone was plugged in. After having a few syncs get screwed up halfway through, I cut the dock out of the equation and just plugged straight in.

    Never had a problem after that.
    06-27-2008 11:04 AM
  10. hey_WILL's Avatar
    i mean i would rather pay 300 dolla and pay (what.. $50) for a dock than pay 500 for a worse phone with one.
    06-27-2008 11:30 AM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Just use a dremmel tool... The current dock will still work...
    06-27-2008 12:00 PM
  12. carsly's Avatar
    Maybe for the secret dual-SIM functionality? I have to admit, I don't get it either.
    06-27-2008 12:46 PM
  13. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I'm voting for the black paper clip with Apple logo. Although you can get the 16GB white one for $29.99
    06-27-2008 01:22 PM
  14. burnsaa's Avatar
    It must be that some intern at apple had screwed up their office supply order and ordered 10,000 boxes of paper clips instead of 10. His new job is to put one paper clip in each box as it goes by on the production line. Gosh I hate it when the keys on my keyboard sticks
    06-27-2008 02:48 PM
  15. carsly's Avatar
    Maybe for the next gen iphone there will be a software-based auto-eject of the SIM complete with tiny parachute (single use only, of course).

    Another thought is that you're not intended to use it on your own phone, but when you jack other people's phones you can use the tool to 'be nice' and leave them their SIM and just take the phone?
    06-27-2008 03:49 PM
  16. volsfan0911's Avatar
    oh wait - the SIM is not going to be user replaceable! Duh - you take your iPhone to the repair center, pay $74.99 - give them the SIM ejector tool and then rent another iPhone for 3 days while they eject your SIM! Now why didn't I see that before?
    06-27-2008 04:07 PM
  17. hey_WILL's Avatar
    bad ash, i thought that you won't be able to use the current one. something about the curve of the back(of the 3G)
    searching for weblink...

    edit:4:50
    here it is..
    http://www.engadget.com/tag/iphone%203g/page/2/

    note: bullet #14 "It doesn't look like this thing is going to fit in your old dock. The new dock does look smaller and more sculpted to the new iPhone's curves."
    (engadget.com)
    searching for more evidence..
    Last edited by tkane2712; 06-27-2008 at 04:49 PM.
    06-27-2008 04:38 PM
  18. HawaiiMacAddict's Avatar
    bad ash, i thought that you won't be able to use the current one. something about the curve of the back(of the 3G)
    searching for weblink...

    edit:4:50
    here it is..
    Posts tagged Iphone 3g at Engadget

    note: bullet #14 "It doesn't look like this thing is going to fit in your old dock. The new dock does look smaller and more sculpted to the new iPhone's curves."
    (engadget.com)
    searching for more evidence..
    Aloha tkane2712,

    I wonder if this is going to be a trend - every time a new iPhone comes out, it requires a new dock. or some such nonsense like that. It really is nonsense to charge $50 for an item included with the previous version of the same product. Then again, I may just be bitter about it.

    HawaiiMacAddict
    06-27-2008 11:50 PM
  19. hey_WILL's Avatar
    if you buy a universal(sp?) dock, then you only need the mold for the product. but it is still not said wether or not the 3g will fit.
    06-28-2008 08:54 AM
  20. supermum's Avatar
    bad ash, i thought that you won't be able to use the current one. something about the curve of the back(of the 3G)
    searching for weblink...

    edit:4:50
    here it is..
    Posts tagged Iphone 3g at Engadget

    note: bullet #14 "It doesn't look like this thing is going to fit in your old dock. The new dock does look smaller and more sculpted to the new iPhone's curves."
    (engadget.com)
    searching for more evidence..
    That is why Bad Ash joked (or maybe was not joking depending on his power tool experience) about using a Dremel tool to change the shape of the iPhone Dock.
    06-29-2008 01:54 AM
  21. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Yea I'm thinking the same thing. I thought Apple didn't want people unlocking the iPhone. I'm surprised they didn't just solder the SIM card in the phone.
    06-29-2008 02:00 AM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    That is why Bad Ash joked (or maybe was not joking depending on his power tool experience) about using a Dremel tool to change the shape of the iPhone Dock.
    Yeah, I was dead serious about using the demel tool to change it up a bit. It works perfectly. Why pay another $50 when 5 minutes with a dremel can give you the same thing without spending the cash...
    06-29-2008 09:40 AM
  23. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    I find when most folks invoke the dremel word, they are being absolutely serious.

    Here's a picture of the new SIM tool: iEjector



    Last edited by Kupe; 06-29-2008 at 02:48 PM.
    06-29-2008 02:40 PM
  24. Jeremy's Avatar
    I find when most folks invoke the dremel word, they are being absolutely serious.

    Here's a picture of the new SIM tool: iEjector



    Exactly what I am thinking...
    06-30-2008 10:14 AM
  25. hey_WILL's Avatar
    you could also just get a really rough sand paper. i mean, seeing that from the demension changes from iphone 1 to 3g isn't that dramatic.
    06-30-2008 10:19 AM
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