eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures

The iPhones box is just like the device: sleek and sexy.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Storage Snafu

Sadly the guy right before me in line got the last 8GB unit in the store.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Glass Concerns

With its glass screen, the iPhone will be delicate when dropped and could cause a lot of reflections.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Antenna Assembly

The black bottom area covers the iPhone antenna assembly.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Package Contents

The package includes a dock, USB to dock connector cable, power adapter and earbuds with microphone.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - iTunes Is a Necessary Evil

After connecting iPhone to a PC with iTunes 7.3, I could activate the iPhone via iTunes.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Migrate Accounts

There are options to migrate existing AT&T phone numbers or create a new line (for both existing or new customers).

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Personal ID

I already had an AT&T account, so I needed to identify myself before migrating the phone number.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - The Beginning of Trouble

Since I already had a voice plan, I was supposed to be able to tack on a data plan for $20. I could also buy more SMS messages.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Apple and AT&T Will Have Your Personal Info

You must link the phone to an iTunes account, even if you never buy music.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Activation Satisfaction Delayed (for 2 Days)

I stared at this message for two days while waiting for the phone to complete activation, before I finally caved in and went back to the store to get a new SIM card and start the process over.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Synchronize Your Data Before Starting

Finally activated, the wizard guides the user through the connecting applications for sychronization.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - Usage Stats and Info

After intial sync, iTunes returns this report to show storage usage, status, and some device and service details.

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eWEEK Labs iPhone (Mis)Adventures - More Control Over What Goes on the iPhone

The iPhone could get a little more granular with synchonization details from within iTunes—for contact and calendar, music, photos, video and podcasts.

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