iPhone

  • Rumor: iPhone, iPod Touch to get price drop

    There comes a time when I just want to vomit and never ever look at certain topics in the tech/gadget world. That day has come for Apple. Frankly, I’m just sick and tired of the rumors about this and that that seem to pop up every single day. Last week there was a rumor that Apple would hold an event at the end of this month. And now rumors say the iPhone and iPod Touch will see a $100… Read More

  • iPhone Now In 2nd Place In The US Smartphone Race, 3rd Globally

    Figures released from research firm Canalys show that Apple’s iPhone in now second only to RIM (Blackberry) in the US smartphone market. In the 4th quarter of 2007, the iPhone surged to a 28% share of the US converged device market behind RIM’s 41%, but ahead of 3rd third placed Palm on 9%. The iPhone was ahead of all Windows Mobile device vendors combined with a market share… Read More

  • KPN CEO says iPhone stinks, still wants to sell it

    Head of KPN, Ad Scheepbouwer, was recently interviewed by the Financial Times and this is what he had to say about the iPhone. “I had one and I thought it was a pretty useless phone, to be quite honest,” he told the Financial Times. “The battery ran out in no time. I didn’t like the touch screen. “We’d be more than happy to sell it,” he added. Read More

  • Facebook Now Supports LinkedIn Style Friend Suggestions

    Facebook has quietly added the ability for users to recommend friends to other friends, a social networking feature that comes straight from LinkedIn. AllFacebook suggests that the new feature is Facebook recommending friends to users based on common friend sets, and yet in context the feature is listed along with the toggle for receiving emails “when someone..” suggesting that this… Read More

  • AT&T exchanging recent 8GB iPhones for 16GB iPhones

    Just a note, recent iPhone owners: if you purchased your iPhone within the last 30 days, you’re good to go for an exchange. Just bring yours in, with all its gear, and your receipt, you walk out with a 16GB iPhone. Then swap the SIM, sync it up, and you’re golden. You can thank us later. Read More

  • 'HiPhone' looks mighty familiar, almost iPhone-like

    All hail the new king of fake iPhones. It’s $239.00 (plus $15 shipping) direct from China, has two (count ‘em, two) SIM slots, triband GSM, is unlocked and carries no contract, comes with two (count ‘em, two) batteries, and I have no idea how much storage is onboard. Could be nothing, could somehow be a terabyte of flash memory. Check out this hot demo video, complete with… Read More

  • 16GB iPhone is finally here, maybe I'll buy one

    It’s sort of a shocker, but sort of not. After months of speculation Apple has officially announced what we’ve all been expecting. The 16GB version is here for $499.99. I’m still not buying one, but how about a 32GB Touch, Apple? I really want one of those. What about you guys? It’s available now through the Apple Store, retail stores and resellers. Apple Store Read More

  • iPhone-Codes says don't unlock your iPhone, we say pshaw

    This just in from a BFF poster: Unlocking the iPhone is getting popular in the undergrounds and AT&T is lossing millions dollars because of this activity. What with Jailbreak and Metasploit, people can now easily unlock their iPhones or tinker with their units. But there are a lot of reasons why you should not unlock your iPhone. http://www.iphone-codes.com says aside from the risk of… Read More

  • China's getting a fake iPhone for fakey fakes who like fakery

    [photopress:0097.jpg,full,center] Hey, China! Have we got something for you! No, it’s not an iPhone, it’s an iFauxne! The T32 is an iPhone clone running Windows Mobile 6: Smartphone Edition, and features many iPhone-like features, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, touchscreen, motion sensors, and EDGE. But, well, it runs Windows Mobile. Not sure on the price, but you’re better off… Read More

  • Wrap your iPhone in crystal

    PowerSupport just launched a “crystal” (actually plastic) iPhone case that protects your precious and offers a unique little stand to keep her comfortably upright during long flights. The twee jacket includes a plastic front and back protective covering and costs $29.95. Best of all, there’s a little haiku on the page: Music can transcend.
    It’s what feeds the soul, spirit.
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  • Semi go smashy smashy on iPhone, iPhone victorious

    I wouldn’t have believed it but it looks like this iPhone survived a meeting with a semi with few ill effects. Sure, the screen is cracked and the back is pretty mangled but you could potentially still use this poor pancake with enough effort. The touchscreen even works and it made a call. MikeBeauchamp’s Flickr via Read Read More

  • AT&T's EDGE network still down? [Update]

    Just a quick perusal of the forums tells me that AT&T’s EDGE service is still down affecting BlackBerry and iPhone users. Can anyone in the crowd confirm or deny? [Update]: According to our AT&T rep, it appears that things are back up and running. We’ll keep you posted if anything else happens. Read More

  • It's Spreading: Multitouch the lunch box, multitouch the breakfast cereal, multitouch the flaaamethrower!

      Big surprise here. The wonderful “multitouch” interface used by the iPhone, iPod touch, and new MacBook Air is; A) not Apple’s invention, B) famous because of Apple, and C) will begin appearing in more and more devices. Read More

  • Rumor: Do new Rogers cellular plans pave the way for the iPhone?

    Rogers Mobile, as in the Canadian bigwigs in the mobile phone world, are rumored to be set to drop new pricing plans. That in and of itself is small news, but these plans have a couple of telltale signs that many are pointing to as indication that Rogers is about to launch the iPhone. The Canadians should have had the iPhone ages ago, but they still do not. We’re reasonably sure… Read More

  • Yes, 1 million iPhones have been unlocked (but that's OK for Apple)

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    AP image Some here may doubt the veracity, or truthiness, of reports suggesting that somewhere out there lie 1.7 million inactivated iPhones, 1 million of which are said to be unlocked. Two well-placed analysts think that’s exactly what’s going on. They believe there are groups that buy iPhones in bulk, unlock them, then re-sell them to folks… Read More

  • One Million Unlocked iPhones: Beautiful.

    According to a new report issued by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi, one million iPhones of the 3.75 million sold have been unlocked to run on non-official networks. A debate over Apple’s sales figures has raged this past week after it was revealed that AT&T had only activated 2 million iPhones, and only 315,000 iPhones had been purchased in Europe, leaving a gap of… Read More

  • Exclusive: iJailBreak Mobile released: upgrade your Jailbroken iPod Touch, iPhone over the air!

    [photopress:1131.jpg,full,center] It’s Jailbreak day here on CrunchGear, as another app has just been released, and it’s the easiest to use yet, as it’s an over the air updater for previously Jailbroken iPod Touches and iPhones, and the best part is you can do it without a computer at all. If you’re iPhone or Touch isn’t jailbroken yet, this isn’t for you. Read More

  • Help-Key: Jailbreaking your 1.1.3 iPhone/Touch

    Well that was quick! A few days after 1.1.3 hit the proverbial streets it’s been cracked wide open for general consumption. To that end, we’d like to discuss a few ways to crack open your 1.1.1 or later iPhone/Touch with a few simple tools. Read More

  • iPhone SDK app key leaked?

    18 84 58 A6 D1 50 34 DF E3 86 F2 3B 61 D4 37 74 What does it all mean? In a Lost-esque move hackers have released the iPhone SDK key which means, potentially, you can “sign” your homebrew apps and have them show up on the iPhone as official applications. Doesn’t help us much right now, but who knows. Maybe it was Penny’s boat! Rumors: iPhone Application Key… Read More

  • More Jailbreaking goodness coming very, very soon?

    We’re hearing rumors around the inboxen that there will be yet another way to Jailbreak iPhones and iPod Touches released either later tonight or early tomorrow. It’s an OTA upgrade, meaning you download and install the app over Wi-Fi. We’ll let you know when we know more. Read More