iPhone

  • T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    Well, boppers, you can now get your iPhone fix (in the old country, at least) without signing up for that stifling 24-month contract. Of course, it took Vodafone suing them to make it happen, and then there’s the catch: they’re selling it for 999 Euros, or about 1,500 of our Yankee “dollars.” You’ll be able to use other SIM cards, but T-Mobile warns that not all… Read More

  • T-Mobile could be forced to sell iPhone without contract, unlocked in Germany

    T-Mobile could be forced to sell iPhone without contract, unlocked in Germany


    That’s Germany, all right. Like in France, it looks like Apple will have to sell the recently released iPhone in Germany without an accompanying contract and, separately, unlocked. Over in Deutschland, Vodaphone just won the first round in a long line of rulings against T-Mobile, which, for now, is the exclusive carrier of the iPhone there. Vodaphone, which no doubt wants a slice of… Read More

  • Pack Your Tinfoil Hat Away, iPhone Now Apparently Doesn't Phone Home…Well Maybe

    Pack Your Tinfoil Hat Away, iPhone Now Apparently Doesn't Phone Home…Well Maybe

    Damn, it was a fun conspiracy while it lasted. Despite previous reports (our coverage here) Gizmodo is now quoting a German site Heise Online that claims that the iPhone doesn’t phone home. According to Heise Online the iPhone doesn’t send an IMEI (the phone’s unique identifier) back to base but only application specific, but personally unaware data. I’m not an expert… Read More

  • Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Citizens, it is safe to remove your iPhones from their tin-foil wrappings. The alarm raised by Hackintosh member XianLi that Apple was sending out your International Mobile Equipment Identity with every outgoing transmission turns out to have been nothing but the most base alarmism. Sure, there are graphs and numbers to support his theory, but some intrepid investigator at Heise.de broke… Read More

  • The Register says that someone told them that they heard May 2008 will bring us 3G iPhones

    The Register says that someone told them that they heard May 2008 will bring us 3G iPhones

    Telefonica, or at least a leaker within it, seems to know something the rest of us have been wondering about since the middle of summer: When, oh when will we see a 3G iPhone? The answer is less than a year from the launch of the current 2.5G version. According to the Register, a SevenClick exec, who heard it from Telefonica, who heard it from Steve Jobs pool boy, who heard it from Bill… Read More

  • Apple is in yr IMEI, stealing yr stocks

    Apple is in yr IMEI, stealing yr stocks

    Uneasy silence has confirmed that Apple takes your IMEI — essentially your phone’s identifying number — every time you use the stocks application. While I’m sure this is just for purposes of — actually who knows why they do it. Most folks are suggesting that Apple is storing our stock picks somewhere in its hypergalactic vaults, which holds about as much water… Read More

  • Y'all can get yore iPhone canceled out here, ayup

    Y'all can get yore iPhone canceled out here, ayup


    Out in Clearwater, Florida, they know how to convince you to give up a mildly overpriced phone with a ravenous following and many cutting edge features: tell everyone to come on in here and get that thing cancelled! This sign seems to suggest that this Verizon store will “cancel” your iPhone and replace it with something even more exciting, like a Treo or a RAZR. Could this be true? Read More

  • Whip Out The Tinfoil Hats, The iPhone Phones Home

    Whip Out The Tinfoil Hats, The iPhone Phones Home

    Apple’s much loved iPhone has a hidden feature, and it’s not going to be welcomed by everyone: it phones home. According to 9 to 5 Mac, the iPhone sends the users IMEI number, IP address and stock quote preferences amongst a number of things via a hidden string to Apple via the Weather and Stock apps. The information could be used by Apple to build user profiles that includes data… Read More

  • Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Well, lookie lookie at what AT&T did for all you crazed iFones owners. They’ve given you the option to drop your data plan down to $0, which is nice, though, you lose Visual Voicemail, SMS text messaging and unlimited data (re: no more e-mail and Web). Now, I don’t own an iPhone nor do I really know what the data plans are so this could all be old news, so I implore the CG… Read More

  • eBay Not Afraid To Promote Unlocked iPhones Outside iPhone Territories

    eBay Not Afraid To Promote Unlocked iPhones Outside iPhone Territories

    Since the first time Apple’s iPhone was unlocked there has been a thriving market internationally for unlocked iPhones. The practice itself is legal in many countries, but it’s a practice Apple will not be pleased about, and may well try to argue is a breach of their terms and conditions in some way or another. eBay has long been the best place for anyone outside of the United… Read More

  • Exploit makes iPhone a Spyphone*

    Exploit makes iPhone a Spyphone*

    Now this is scary. That iPhone in your pocket just might be your worst enemy. Ultranerd Rik Farrow, at the behest of Fast Company, has discovered a way to trick iPhone users into downloading malware to the handset. The application then allows the owner of the app to own the phone, and allows them to also intercept any text, email, or voice conversation you have. Thus your iPhone becomes a… Read More

  • Android running on iPod Touch*

    Android running on iPod Touch*

    * Note: this is actually just a bunch of screenshots of Android “cutted” from Engadget and shown on the Touch by some Belgian guy. This does not mean we can’t excite the heck out of you and then pull the rug out from under you, just like this post did to us when we first saw it and almost made wee wee from excitement. Share and share alike, I always say. Anyway, this… Read More

  • Vanity Fair tells us why gadgets are cool, Jobs is king (for now)

    Vanity Fair tells us why gadgets are cool, Jobs is king (for now)

    If you have a solid 10 minutes of free time this morning, then I highly suggest you swing on over to Vanity Fair. There you’ll find “Generals, Gadgets and Guerillas,” a four-page, professionally written (not some dumb rant) on the concept of gadget culture. What is a gadget? Why makes them cool? How did Steve Jobs manage to corner the gadget market with his iPod and iPhone? Read More

  • Study says iPhone not great for txt messaging

    Study says iPhone not great for txt messaging

    The iPhone “may not be suitable for heavy text use.” That’s the end-of-the-day result on a recent study comparing users’ text messaging abilities. The study, carried out by User Centric, compared iPhone users, QWERTY-based cellphone users and regular old multi-tap phone users. It found that iPhone users were able to text, generally, as fast as their QWERTY… Read More

  • Unreasonable Stance: The iPhone is no better than a Motorola RAZR

    Unreasonable Stance: The iPhone is no better than a Motorola RAZR

    It’s been a few months since the iPhone first graced the world stage and I’ve owned mine since September, entering the fray only after the price drop made it worth picking up. So here we are, holidays upon us, and the iPhone — actually, probably the Touch — promising to be a big seller for the 16-to-95 set. Well, friends, I’m going to make a case against the iPhone. Read More

  • Scoble not too hot on Android

    Scoble not too hot on Android

    Not too long after Google’s announcement of $10-million worth of prize money to Android application developers, Robert Scoble has weighed in with a few reasons (seven) why he’s not too keen on the whole deal. He cites the prize money as the very reason that the developer API is "uninspired" comparing the fact that iPhone developers don’t even have an SDK and… Read More

  • O2 sells tens of thousands of iPhones in Britain: Perhaps the "free crumpet with purchase" giveaway helped?

    O2 sells tens of thousands of iPhones in Britain: Perhaps the "free crumpet with purchase" giveaway helped?

    O2 is reporting that they sold “tens of thousands” of iPhones over the weekend, which means that tens of thousands of Brits are wandering the streets with mini-computers as we speak. O2 is very please and believes this is in line with expectations. As there are only twenty thousand people in Britain at any one time — they’re too polite to push onto the island so most… Read More

  • I, For One, Welcome Our Android Overlords

    As we reported yesterday, Google has released the software development kit for its Android operating system for mobile phones.The above video accompanies the launch and the $10 million apps contest. Admittedly Sergey Brin is soo wooden he might be trying to impersonate an android, but ignore the intro and look at the demonstrations of what Android can already do. Now pretend the iPhone… Read More

  • Jemima Kiss buys an iPhone

    Jemima Kiss buys an iPhone

    Ohh, Jemima. How we love thee. Although all we’ve ever seen of you is your byline and small image, shown here, and we only just heard about you last week, your smiling visage and Cockney rhyming slang — we think that’s what it is — are so refreshing in this sea of pale, pasty men with large bums. We’re so happy that you finally bought an iPhone. Welcome to the… Read More

  • 1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    Yawn. It’s not even a challenge any more. A few hours after its unofficial release — seriously, this firmware isn’t even out yet and it’s already broken — haxors have jailbroken it, peed inside its Media folder, and used the built in security as a hand towel. No details yet, but soon. 1.1.2 iPod touch Jailbroken–before its official release! [TUAW] Read More