iPhone

  • 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

  • Crunch Network

    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

  • Easy iJailbreak realeased for OS X

    Attention, iPhone and iPod Touch owners: iJailbreak for 1.1.3 is out today. It’s a fairly simple and straightforward way to upgrade to the 1.1.3 firmware while keeping your handheld open. It works on any Jailbroken iPod Touch or iPhone running 1.1.1 or 1.1.2. If you’ve upgraded to 1.1.3, you’ll need to downgrade and Jailbreak first. The installation is automated and takes… Read More

  • We're iPhone clippable

    Just a quick note: I just upgraded to a jailbroken 1.1.3 and I went over to clip CrunchGear.com and place it onto my desktop. Much to my pleasure and surprise, it turns out old man Hickey made us a fancy icon for the iPhone home screen, making genuinely happy for the first time in weeks. I may be a sad, bitter man but at least CG has an icon! Read More

  • Jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touches not working with forthcoming SDK?

    The guys over at iPhone Atlas have a pretty good point in today’s blog, namely that those of you rushing to Jailbreak your 1.1.3 iPhones and iPod Touches might just be screwing yourselves later, as the Jailbreaking process disables a relevant part of the device’s OS, called Nikita, which apparently helps with future third-party apps. While it’s not yet confirmed if… Read More

  • Unlock your iPhone with some $30 sim card trickery

    Okay, so apparently you can attach this thing to the existing SIM card inside your iPhone and it’ll filter all the info that’s passed back and forth, effectively unlocking your iPhone somehow. According to the rough English on Brando’s website, these are the features; attached to your SIM card to unlock iPhone unlocking iPhone v1.1.2 firwmares So if you’re looking to… Read More

  • Jailbreak for OS X

    Mac OS Xers can now get their jailbreak on. All the fun starts here. Read More

  • Jailbreak software for 1.1.3 iPod Touches, iPhones released

    [photopress:jail.jpg,full,center]Just a quick note: those of us waiting for an easy way to Jailbreak our 1.1.3-firmware-toting iPhones or iPod Touches have to wait no longer, as the Dev Team has released new Jailbreaking software. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but I’m planning on giving it a try later today. Currently, you can only Jailbreak your iPhone or Touch with… Read More

  • Telescoping lens for iPhone camera, why the hell not?

    Yes. Yes. I say yes to weird-ass accessories. This one’s only $19, too. It’s a telescoping lens for your iPhone camera that can “Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted, it also makes distant view for you at the moment.” What does that mean? Who knows, but it sounds delightful. The lens seems to work in tandem with a… Read More

  • SimulScribe settles in "Visual Voicemail" lawsuit

    The whole trail is kind of convoluted but it seems there is a company, Klausner Technologies, with a patent for the same concept as SimulSays, SimulScribes visual voicemail solution for RIM and WinMo as well as Apple’s Visual Voicemail. It seems SimulScribe has settled and licensed the Klausner’s patents (here and here) while Apple, Vonage, AT&T, and AOL are still in litigation. Read More