I was hoping Apple’s third generation iPhone — widely expected to be announced at WWDC 2009 — would have a huge screen and lend itself perfectly to the name iPhone HD. After all, Apple has been promoting HD a lot lately with their iTunes offerings.
Absent that huge screen, however, the last Phone different podcast had Dieter and I wondering what else Apple could have up their black, turtle-necked sleeves when it comes to branding?
iPhone 4G would require 4G LTE wireless networks, which haven’t even begun to be rolled out yet, so last year’s scheme is out.
iPhone 3.5/3.9G is likewise a non-starter. HSPA+ radio or not, that’s just too inelegant for Apple,
iPhone 32GB is what the telco leaks have been splashing all over the internet. This too seems unlikely, as it paints Apple into every bit as much of a techno-corner as the radio-based names.
iPhone Pro fits with Mac Pro and MacBook Pro (and even Final Cut Pro), but Dieter points out that beyond my little Apple-verse, that terms is already used and abused by Palm Treo Pro, HTC Touch Pro, and a variety of other stylus-wielding Windows Phones. That alone might sour Apple.
iPhone, sans descriptor is always a possibility. After all, it’s not iMac X, Y, or Z, it’s just iMac. Whether internal documents say iPhone 2,1 or iPhone 3rd Generation, Apple could be ballsy enough at this point to just stick with the unadorned moniker.
What do you think, one of the above or something else entirely? Come WWDC, when Schiller or Joz or whomever whips out that new iPhone, what are they going to call it?
Download the required file linked below and put them on your desktop.
Download iOS 4.3.3 for your device.
IPhone 4iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw (GSM)IPhone 3GSIPod Touch 4GiPod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipswIPod Touch 3GiPod3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipswIPadiPad1,1_4.3.3_8J3_Restore.ipsw
Download Sn0wBreeze 2.7.2
Download iTunes 10.2.2 and install it.
Run the Sn0wBreeze.exe. Hit Ok and then Close Credits button, and then hit the next button.
Either drag and drop the iOS 4.3.3 firmware file in the given drop-box or hit the Browse button and select the downloaded iOS 4.3.3 IPSW file.
Sn0wBreeze will identify the IPSW firmware file. When done, hit the next button.
Now ?select the Expert Mode and Hit next button.Now select General.
**If you depend on unlock make sure Activate The iPhone [Hacktivate] option is checked/selected.Then keep hitting Next.
Now select the Build IPSW option and hit next.Sn0wBreeze will start building custom firmware for your device. Since the building process takes several minutes to complete, you can either choose to play PacMan or stick with the Spinner.Once Done Hit the OK button. (Custom firmware can be found on desktop)
Now follow the on screen instructions to put your iDevices into Pwned State. Sn0wBreeze instructions are important to follow because this will put iDevice into Pwned DFU state NOT the simple DFU mode.
Hold Power + Home buttons for 10 seconds release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10-30 more seconds device should now be in DFU mode
Sn0wBreeze will prompt you once you’re into Pwned DFU state.
Now open iTunes, Hold down the Shift key and hit the Restore button.Browse and select the custom firmware that we just created, from the desktop.
iTunes will start restoring iOS 4.3.3 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Once the restore process is complete, your will have your device on jailbroken state.