As the last six months have progressed, the world of Apple has been almost totally dominated by the iPhone 4G and its rumors (with the exception of the magical iPad of course). The rumors have ranged from screen resolution, to front-facing cameras, and now the newest one concerns the aesthetics of the device.more →
For the longest time, there were only a handful of things that separated the iPod touch from the Apple iPhone. The cellular connectivity is an obvious one, but it seems that one of the other differentiating factors is also going to be removed. According to the most recent leaks, the upcoming fourth-generation iPod touch will boast a two-megapixel digital camera. Up until now, the iPod touch has been lacking in the photography department, so this is probably a good change for the better. I don’t think it will cannibalize iPhone sales any more than the current iPod touch does.more →
The missing iPhone 4G that Gizmodo acquired has been the most popular in a slew of found iPhone prototypes that have arisen over the last few weeks. Since the Gizmodo iPhone 4G was found, there has been a controversy arisen as to how it was acquired, and the means Apple took to get it back. Apple was so desperate to get the iPhone prototype back that it filed a warrant to retrieve the phone, and any related material to it. Now, the media has managed to get the Affidavit unsealed, making the details of the warrant available to the public.more →
Apparently, there’s more than one inebriated Apple employee going around forgetting secret prototype cell phones in bars. Another iPhone 4G (iPhone HD? 4th-gen iPhone? Whatever you want to call it) has leaked its way onto the Internet and it seems to be a little further down the development cycle than the one Gizmodo nabbed some time back.
This time around, a Vietnamese forum (Taoviet.vn) has posted several pictures of the supposedly leaked fourth-generation Apple iPhone.more →
Our neighbors to the south have had access to the Apple iPad for some time already, but it’s finally coming to Canada and Rogers Wireless looks like it’s the only one announcing a data plan for the big touchscreen device.
Rogers has officially announced its iPad data plans and they’re actually not that bad. On the lower end of the scale if the $15/month plan and that gets you 250MB of use. Heavier users can bump up to the $35/month plan for 5GB of data. Both plans come with unlimited access to Rogers WiFi Hot Spots.more →
From the iPhone 4G concept designers ADR Studio, the latest creation is the iWatch. The concept’s slogan is “It’s time to change the time.” And indeed it would. A little on the bulky side the 16GB device not only tells time, but according to its creator it also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to sync with an iPhone or iPad. A weather forecast system, integrated RSS reader for keeping tabs on the news, an LCD projector to display photos and of course multiple strap colors to choose from.more →
In case there was any doubt as to whether Steve Jobs and his team would be successful with this new product launch, that doubt has really officially been removed. Yes, the Apple iPad has been a resounding success and they have already reached one huge milestone. The iPad has been around for less than a month, but already one million units have been sold to enthusiastic consumers. The iPad launched on April 3 and Apple says the seven figure sales mark was broken in just 28 days.more →
Ever since cell phones first appeared on the scene decades ago, Motorola has dominated the American market. It was the first company to sell a commercial cell phone (as far as I know), but how the mighty have fallen. In fact, Motorola isn’t even the biggest American cell phone maker anymore. That coveted title has now been earned by Apple. Neither company makes it into the top five among international phone makers, but this is still a major boon for Steve Jobs and Apple.
During the first quarter of this year, Motorola sold a total of 8.5 million phones, but Apple was able to post record sales of 8.8 million iPhones over the same period. It’s not that surprising to hear that Motorola’s sales are down, but they’re down a lot more than you may think.more →
After the “open letter” Steve Jobs released this morning basically saying Flash will be allowed on the iPad and iPhone just as soon as hell freezes over. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch responded with his very own “open letter,” a blog post titled Moving Forward, outright saying “We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June.” Among many other things implying that Apple is not only blocking their code, but many others related to the legal conditions mandated on application developers.more →
When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was “why isn’t there Flash support?” In like manner, you’ll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn’t going to change their position any time soon.
If Apple’s actions didn’t speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple’s history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.more →
Apple’s mysterious new “magical” device has created a big stir across the world. What are we supposed to do with this thing? Is it going to replace my desktop? Probably not. How about my laptop or netbook? Still no. So what is it good for? Well, that’s the magic of it. It does many things, but it’s not here to step on anyone’s toes.
The name iPad is strangely clever. It probably took Apple an entire 5 minutes to come up with the name. It’s clearly not a notebook computer, and we already have the iBook. How about that other relative, the notepad. Ideas went around, and voila – Apple’s latest thing is the iPad. Names aside, what the heck is this thing good for anyways? What am I supposed to do with this iPad?more →
With summer just around the corner, many of us tend to refresh our mobile phones. Perhaps your contract is coming up, or you’ve just had enough of that damn phone shutting down on yousporadically . Whatever the reason may be, we’re going to make it a bit easier on you. Many of you already have an iPhone (60% of Mobile Magazine reader’s according to an internal survey), that leaves the rest of you with something else. If you’re out looking for a new phone, and the iPhone is a contender, the question remains: which iPhone is right for you?more →
Palm is struggling in this world filled with Android, BlackBerry and iPhones. Even Microsoft has a glimmer of hope with the pending release of Windows Phone 7 Series. Then, Palm thought that it saw the light at the end of the tunnel when it was said that HTC wanted to buy them. Well, that hasn’t worked out either. It seems that Palm just can’t catch a break.more →
We saw the images and video from Gizmodo getting a hold of the lost Apple smartphone prototype from California bar, but is that the real design? Or just a shell to hide all the inner-goodness of what is to come? Designer Antonio De Rosa believes this is not the real iPhone 4G that we saw, but a cheap clever disguise in order for engineers to field test the next-generation Apple device. “If you want my opinion, the shell of that 4G was only a temporary case, because the 2 circular buttons for the volume are very ugly. If it was the real version, Apple may need to change the design after we’ve seen them on Gizmodo.”more →
Apple today officially announced that on Friday, April 30, Wi-Fi + 3G models of the magical iPad will be delivered to US customers who pre-ordered the device before April 3rd. It will also be in Apple stores the same day after 5:00pm.
A higher demand for the iPad caused a delay in international shipments. Estimates show over 600,000 units were sold in the first six days of sales, that’s a good number, and doesn’t include those waiting for the 3G version.more →