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    Default How will the european firmware be? (iPhone in Europe)

    Does anyone here know whether the firmware on the European phones will be different to the ones in the US? I am considering buying a US iPhone, but am wondering whether I'll be able to reset it and sign it up to 02 when it launches in the UK?

    It would be difficult for Apple to customize the iPhone for each individual European country would it not?



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    iTunes seems to be the same the world over, so I'm *hoping* that your theory is correct and we'll be able to convert the hacked devices over to our indiviual "apple enforced" carriers when they are released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pechorin82 View Post
    Does anyone here know whether the firmware on the European phones will be different to the ones in the US? I am considering buying a US iPhone, but am wondering whether I'll be able to reset it and sign it up to 02 when it launches in the UK?

    It would be difficult for Apple to customize the iPhone for each individual European country would it not?
    it is a big issue. because "european people" really need a customize help keyboard. help keyboard is definitely essential. im italian and write an email or a short message (ok i mean i cannot text but im waiting for the sim unlock) in english is very very easy. while in italian is very fucking difficult (but maybe you are english and you dont have any problem).

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    Hi,

    Very interesting question. For people who owns already an IPhone, is there regional settings like in Windows (sorry) to change keyboard layout, date/time format, currency ?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cidro View Post
    Hi,

    For people who owns already an IPhone, is there regional settings like in Windows (sorry) to change keyboard layout, date/time format, currency ?

    Thank you
    Keyboard layout is dependent on application only. You can't switch it anywhere yet. Date/Time format - Yes. Currency - Not yet, but there's something for Regional Settings which has all the cities so there might be more there soon.


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    And the predictive typing is very regional dependant, the US iPhone cant predict what words you are typing in other language. The dictionnary is in english, this must be updated for each country/language.

    UK wont have problems with that, but FR/DE/IT is a different story with the current iPhone.

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    V good question - I'm considering doing the same, ie having a swish ipod and internet device for a few months and then 'converting' it to a phone when the UK deal is done. The risk is that it can't be done and I've wasted £350ish ...

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    Im guessing when they release it internationally they will add a setting to change keyboard layout or just a general language setting.

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    Talking Only the dictionary needs an update…

    Only the dictionary needs an update, so the predictive typing works. all the rest already exists, including all the different keyboard-layouts…

    iPhone is based on OS-X, so your iPhone takes advantage of all the OS-X features (as far as they have been implemented by apple), your iPhon could be a SERVER too…

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    Quote Originally Posted by pechorin82 View Post
    Does anyone here know whether the firmware on the European phones will be different to the ones in the US? I am considering buying a US iPhone, but am wondering whether I'll be able to reset it and sign it up to 02 when it launches in the UK?

    It would be difficult for Apple to customize the iPhone for each individual European country would it not?
    They will lock it to the specific carrier the same as the US. Remember that itunes is worldwide but the itunes Stores aren't and the iphone requires a US itunes Store account to activate. Therefore a german or UK iphone will require the german or UK itunes store account and the same version of itunes could deliver different info to the phone with different store account links.

    It would be completely a guess but it terms of saving money in manufacturing then i would think it will be the same phones with modified firmware so it may be possible to factory restore to the german firmware. Only time will tell.


 

 

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