iphone 4s

  • iPhone 4S Continues World Tour, Hits 15 New Countries On November 11

    iPhone 4S Continues World Tour, Hits 15 New Countries On November 11

    While most of the furor over the the new iPhone has died down around these parts, Apple has announced that a few new markets will soon be able to get their proverbial hands on the iPhone 4S very shortly. The 4S is poised to hit 15 new countries by November 11, including major Asian markets like South Korea and Hong Kong. Read More

  • Sprint Cuts Quarterly Losses, Bets On iPhone For Subscriber Uptick

    Sprint Cuts Quarterly Losses, Bets On iPhone For Subscriber Uptick

    Sprint Nextel, the no. 3 carrier in the United States, reported its quarterly earnings today, and they're quite solid. In Q3 2011, the company generated consolidated net operating revenues of $8.3 billion, up from $8.15 billion in the same period last year and relatively flat compared to Q2 2011. The company booked a quarterly loss of $301 million (or 10 cents per share), roughly a third the… Read More

  • Siri Gets Scary With ThinkGeek’s IRIS 9000

    Siri Gets Scary With ThinkGeek’s IRIS 9000

    It's been proven again and again that Siri has a peculiar sense of humor, but what if there was something more calculating, more sinister hiding beneath that jovial facade? Well, dock your iPhone 4S into ThinkGeek's new IRIS 9000 voice control module, and you may soon find out. On paper, the IRIS 9000 is pretty straightforward -- once the iPhone is in place, just carry around the included… Read More

  • Microbridges

    Microbridges

    Already we’re seeing microbridges being set up, like the one that puts Twitter into your Contacts list as an SMS address so you can ask Siri to Tweet out a message. As these hacks accelerate, it will be incumbent upon Apple to expand API access to the routing layer so that third parties and especially users themselves can construct these macros. The more they’re used, the more the business… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Apple's Developments

    Gillmor Gang 10.22.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — rebounded from a seven and a half minute gap to explore the mysteries of the Siri platform. As machines give up being trained by us and reciprocate by rewarding us for compliant behavior, our gestures are being finetuned to a social pitch. While no one was looking, Apple has provided a fresh and… Read More

  • AT&T Surpasses 1 Million iPhone 4S Activations

    AT&T Surpasses 1 Million iPhone 4S Activations

    It would seem that the iPhone 4S is one helluva record breaker. Apple recorded over 1 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours the phone was available, and a record 4 million devices sold in the first weekend. That's double the amount of any other iPhone's first weekend sales. But the iPhone 4S isn't just breaking records at Apple. AT&T has just announced that its iPhone 4S activations… Read More

  • Watch An iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II Take Three Nasty Drops Onto Concrete

    Watch An iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II Take Three Nasty Drops Onto Concrete

    If you read/watch one iPhone 4s vs Samsung Galaxy S II comparison, make it this one. It's the only one that really matters in real life anyway. As your phone is falling to its potential death, you're not going to be thinking about processor clock speed, the amount of RAM, or what operating platform it runs. No, the next week of your life is going to flash in eyes as you think about how you're… Read More

  • iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Exceeds 4 Million, Doubles The Pace Of The iPhone 4

    iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Exceeds 4 Million, Doubles The Pace Of The iPhone 4

    Apple just announced that it sold four million iPhone 4S handsets over the last weekend. The phone hit stores on October 14th and it took just three days to move the massive lot. Incredible. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of Worlwide Product Markteting notes, “iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than… Read More

  • Hinter Gatherers

    Hinter Gatherers

    The smarts in Siri turn out to be about context, all the more powerful as the service flows through apps. Regular updates will give developers impetus to wire in their app to the notification bus. Shouldn't a New York times alert also search the major news sites for live video as it happens? I'd pay more for a notification-aware app, and even more for an uber notification routing service that I… Read More

  • Samsung Tries To Stop iPhone 4S Sales In Japan And Australia

    Samsung Tries To Stop iPhone 4S Sales In Japan And Australia

    News from the never-ending patent war between Apple and Samsung: the Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia. This time, the goal is to block sales of the iPhone 4S, which launched in both countries last Friday. According to the report, Samsung also tries to stop sales of the… Read More