Apple

  • iPhones now two per person, cash not accepted

    iPhones now two per person, cash not accepted

    The previous five-per-person, cash is a-okay policy for iPhone sales has been changed to two-per-person, leave your cash at home. This is in order to "discourage unauthorized resellers," according to the Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris. Almost a million and a half iPhones have been sold so far and roughly 250,000 have been unlocked so as to work on networks other than AT&T. Some of… Read More

  • Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Resellers By Restricting Sales

    Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Resellers By Restricting Sales

    Apple has moved to crack down on the resale of iPhones by restricting iPhone sales to two per customer, and limiting purchases to card only. Apple has claimed that the move is related to supply, with an Apple spokesman quoted by AP saying that the move was to “ensure that there are enough iPhones for people who are shopping for themselves or buying a gift.” The suggestion that there… Read More

  • Leopard launch madness: Apple Store 5th Ave photo frenzy

    Leopard launch madness: Apple Store 5th Ave photo frenzy

    Right at the entrance as the doors first opened at 6 p.m. It was me and some AP photographer there. CrunchGear is hardcore. Hey gang. I just got back from the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue here in New York where I snapped a few photos of the launch. It was absolutely dreadful outside, with the rain and wind and cold nearly bringing me to tears. (I called John while covering the launch. He can… Read More

  • An interview with Fake Steve Jobs, Dan Lyons

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Flinuxcom%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F448025&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Fake Steve Jobs aka Dan Lyons is a well known masticator and Linux-hater. However, he backpedals on the Linux-hating in this video from Linux.com. Now if… Read More

  • English kid's iPod Touch ad idea purchased by Apple

    Oh man. Nick Haley grabbed some clips from Apple’s website, mixed in some sexy-time music, and got an e-mail from Apple saying "we’ve seen what you have produced and we’d like a chat with you." The commercial has been redone "professionally" by Apple’s ad agency but is said to deviate little from the original, save for some more polished editing and a… Read More

  • INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    If you’re planning on upgrading your 1.0.2 iPhone to 1.1.1, use the iNdependence method found in the program’s help file. Compared to the tortured, laborious process I had to go through before, it’s a walk in the cake, so to speak. The process still requires you to downgrade and/or re-virginize your phone but it works great with a fresh, out-of-the-box model of any firmware… Read More

  • Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    So maybe everything isn’t totally rosy in Leopard world. Apple promised we’d be able to sync notes from our iPhones to Mail.app but it turns out this is impossible. The new Mail.app has a sort of “Note to self” feature which is actually an email generated to look and act like a little note. The notes appear in your mailbox as a mail message, provided you’re not using… Read More

  • Mac OSX Leopard: Worth The Wait

    Mac OSX Leopard: Worth The Wait

    The long wait for the latest version of Apple’ OSX operating system comes to an end today for millions of Mac fans worldwide. OSX Leopard goes on sale in retail stores at 6pm, although others will receive it earlier by pre-order and courier delivery. Apple (to their credit) made delivery for Friday no matter where you live, so I had my copy around 9pm Thursday PST. Installation This is the… Read More

  • OMFG Leopard installed

    OMFG Leopard installed

    I stuck in the Leopard disk this afternoon and set it to install itself. When I came back a few hours later, my desktop was ready and waiting for me. It was a completely unattended installation. Now that it’s on my machine, I’ll be putting it through its various paces but let me assure you — even you doubters out there — OS X is getting better with every iteration and there… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Leopard, I wanna review Leopard!

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 :( Read More

 
  • Apple: 250,000 unlocked iPhones in the wild

    Apple: 250,000 unlocked iPhones in the wild

    Just how many iPhone have been unlocked by pesky AT&T haters? Apple’s guessing a quarter of a million, which comes out to one out of every six of the 1.4 million that have been sold. If you ask me, that sounds low. I know not one, not two, but four unlockers, and they’re the majority of the iPhone owners I know. Granted, the group I run with tends to be a little geekier than the… Read More

  • You so silly, Apple!

    You so silly, Apple!

    OMG! So Apple, like, totally made a blunderama today on its website ya’ll. If you surf over to the Apple Store and check out the product page for the iPod Touch sleeve. You’ll see for $29.95, you get a product that fits 80GB and 160GB iPod Touch models. Now, although a typo, this could be the real thing. Basically, it means Apple has confirmed the next models of the iPod Touch. Let the… Read More

  • Leopard Golden Master leaked, works prefectly

    Leopard Golden Master leaked, works prefectly

    Leopard has leaked. The Golden Master build of Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, can now be found online. It’s currently all over Usenet and at least one of the bigger BitTorrent trackers, with the accompanying NFO file reading “You know what this is….” Early reports are that it works perfectly. Apple did a fine job protecting this release. I remember back during the… Read More

  • iPhone better than ground control, National Weather Service

    Readers at FlyerTalk are outraged at the new iPhone commercial featuring a pilot who uses his iPhone to check the weather and inform the control tower that things were clearing up and he should be able to fly. I’m actually getting kind of tired of these “real person” ads, actually. Not sure why, but they don’t sit right with me. Oh well. Now you’ll know what happens… Read More

  • Video: Apple genius doesn't buy kid's "my iPhone broke" story

    Fake Steve Jobs is the man. He completely calls out this tool who brought his non-functioning iPhone to an Apple Store to get it checked out. Judging by the comments found on blogs left, right and center, the guy was just hamming it up for his hidden camera, possibly thinking he would become the newest YouTube sensation. The Apple guy told him to take a short walk off a long pier. Hats off to… Read More

  • Mac sales up, PCs are stupid and dumb

    Mac sales up, PCs are stupid and dumb

    Hot ladies love the Apple! Hey, stupid Windows users, look at us! Wheeee! We’re high on the hog! Livin’ off the fatta the land! We’re riding the peace train all the way to funky town because Apple sales are up 34 percent and many of those were sales to new Mac users. In your FACE Vista! WOOOOT! Although this won’t affect our lives in any way. It’s actually just an… Read More

  • Digging Into Apple's iPhone Numbers

    Digging Into Apple's iPhone Numbers

    What can we glean about how the iPhone is doing from AT&T’s and Apple’s earnings calls? Last quarter, AT&T Wireless had a net gain of 2 million subscribers, its best quarter ever. Apple sold 1.1 million iPhones in the quarter (and 1.4 million cumulatively). Though some portion of those were already AT&T Wireless subscribers, it is safe to say the iPhone deal is working for… Read More

  • The iPhone/Touch TIFF exploit explained in the cold poetry of code

    The iPhone/Touch TIFF exploit explained in the cold poetry of code

    Remember that weird TIFF exploit they used to get the iPhone/Touch to jailbreak itself? Neither do we. However, here is the source code for generating the improper and massive TIFF that is needed to get write access to your iPhone. If you go through the code you can see where the TIFF actually patches the filesystem to allow read/write access to the internal memory. Very cool. Source Read More

  • BusinessWeek: 'The iPod Touch Fails to Wow'

    BusinessWeek: 'The iPod Touch Fails to Wow'

    Yikes, remind me not to ask BusinessWeek’s Cliff Edwards to the Bloggers Prom. For starters, I’m not a guy who likes guys and secondly, he’d probably complain the whole night even though I had my mom iron my suit and borrowed some money from my dad so’s I could pony up for a limo. Oh and thirdly, he downloaded a Jennifer Lopez song and I just can’t get on board with… Read More

  • Kid wakes from coma, realizes he missed iPhone launch

    Kid wakes from coma, realizes he missed iPhone launch

    Geoff Evila recently awoke from a 4-month coma and realized that he’d missed camping out for the launch of the iPhone. His buddy Steve dropped by the Chandler, Arizona Apple Store and relayed Geoff’s story of an almost-deadly car crash turned 4-month coma and convinced the store’s employees to do their best to recreate the excitement of June 29th, the iPhone’s original… Read More