iPhone

  • Live from the UK iPhone Launch

    Live from the UK iPhone Launch


    The one guy in the UK who has one. They went all Lord of the Flies on him after this picture was taken. Only a few more hours until the folks in the Aulde Countree get to buy their O2-empowered iPhones. The phones go on sale at 6:02am — O2, get it — and TC UK editor Mike Butcher was kind enough to take a few photos of the fairly tame line. Apparently the crowd ate crisps and and… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • iPhone firmware 1.1.2 coming at you tomorrow: Beware, unlockers

    iPhone firmware 1.1.2 coming at you tomorrow: Beware, unlockers

    Tomorrow could mark yet another showdown between Apple and the iPhone unlockers. Firmware 1.1.2 “drops” (look, I’m using words that young people use!) tomorrow on iTunes and brings only the slightest of changes, including better special character support. Yes, boring, I know. The real fun is that it’ll probably re-lock, if not brick, jailbroken iPhones. That will lead… Read More

  • iTunes 7.5 hints at iPhone 1.1.2 firmware goodies

    iTunes 7.5 hints at iPhone 1.1.2 firmware goodies

    Thanks to some industrious people who can use a command line, we learn that the iPhone may or may not be able to manually sync music on the iPhone and/or create an automatic shuffled playlist, just like on the Shuffle. Another interesting development suggests voice memo recording. MacRumors thread Read More

  • SNL remakes iFone commercial

    http://teamsugar.com/v/762522 Notice anything different about the iFones interface? Iphone spoof from SNL – Fred Armisen [Team Sugar] Read More

  • Streaming Internet radio coming to iPhones soon?

    Streaming Internet radio coming to iPhones soon?

    You don’t need us to make outlandish claims and start insane Internet rumors. No, you need Zatz to do it, and today he has. The man who loves his TiVo more than Pizza found a little nugget in the documentation of the new international roaming plans for iPhone that mentions iTunes Radio. What’s that? We don’t know, but Zats posits that with iTunes 7.5 just around the corner… Read More

  • SNL's Take On The iPhone Ads

    Remember the new iPhone ads that left us puzzled? Saturday Night Live has a funny spoof on them that, frankly, tells a much more believable story. No man purses in this ad. Read More

  • International roaming plans for iPhone announced: Expensive, but better than the alternative

    International roaming plans for iPhone announced: Expensive, but better than the alternative

    International iPhone playboys, take notice: AT&T has announced flat-rate data plans for international traveling. We’ve heard a few horror stories of iPhone users being taken to the ringer by AT&T for international roaming rates, sometimes without even turning their iPhones on. If you’re a globetrotter, you’ll want one of the plans, which start at $25 for 20MB. Read More

  • Some Guy: "The iPhone Winning 'Invention of the Year' is an Embarrassment"… of great ideaness!

    Some Guy: "The iPhone Winning 'Invention of the Year' is an Embarrassment"… of great ideaness!


    Gregory Ng isn’t like us. He doesn’t understand what’s going down in the world today. He’s tuned out, not connected. When Time announced that the iPhone was the invention of the year, people were all like “Awwww yeah!” and we were all like “Yeah, bay-bee” — mostly me because the rest of the guys were all like “Awwww… Read More

  • iLounge's 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer's Guide takes me back, still looks good

    iLounge's 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer's Guide takes me back, still looks good

    Before I got involved in this wacky world of tech writing, I was a big fan of iLounge’s holiday buying guide. (I think they were still called iPodlounge back then.) The buying guide fairy is back and she brought a copy of the 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer’s Guide with her. 120+ pages of alarmingly detailed information on everything iPod and iPhone related, from the devices proper to… Read More

  • Verizon kicking it into high gear thanks to the iPhone

    Verizon kicking it into high gear thanks to the iPhone

    ZDNet has an article about how, because of the iPhone, “rivals have to generate some kind of cool factor.” And the uncoolest of them all? Verizon. The article’s author, Larry Dignan, gives three examples of Verizon’s recent shift in strategy. Read More

  • Diamonds on an iPhone: Maybe too much?

    Diamonds on an iPhone: Maybe too much?

    Attention: Mariah Carey. I know you read this blog, I’ve been tracking you via IP address for years. I’m not sure why you like Nicholas’s stuff more than mine, you tramp, but whatever, it’s your problem. At any rate, I ran across this diamond encrusted iPhone and immediately thought of you. I mean, you’re very similar, aren’t you? You’re celebrated… Read More

  • Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    The Google Phone has replaced the iPhone. What I mean by that is all the rumors, innuendo and general nonsense that surrounded the iPhone will now be transplanted to the Google Phone. Today’s rumor comes to us by way of the Wall Street Journal. Sometime in the next two weeks, so the rumor goes, Google will announce a suite of software and “services,” whatever those are… Read More

  • Retro iPhone mod

    Retro iPhone mod

    Wait a sec…is that an iPhone or a Newton?? Ah, I see. It’s still an iPhone, just fitted with a crafty mod made by Mark Hoekstra. How’d he get the colorful Apple logo from the 1980s on his phone? He pried the plastic apple from an old Apple keyboard, cut out the plastic that held the apple, fitted it to the iPhone, painted it black and attached it. And yes, you can still use it… Read More

  • Analyst claims AT&T pays Apple $432 per iPhone contract

    Analyst claims AT&T pays Apple $432 per iPhone contract

    Need another reason why Apple isn’t in a hurry to dump AT&T as the iPhone’s exclusive carrier? An analyst with Piper Jaffray, having examined reams of financial statements, says that AT&T pays Apple $18 per month for each activated iPhone. That works out to $432 per two-year contract. All you rebellious iPhone hackers can sit back knowing you’re denying Apple four bills. Read More

  • iPhone 1.1.1 Firmware? You're all set, Mr. Hacker

    iPhone 1.1.1 Firmware? You're all set, Mr. Hacker


    To jailbreak your 1.1.1 firmware iPhone or Touch, begin by gathering the following tools: A screwdriver A putty knife That blue stuff barbers put their combs in Pop Rocks A couple in 18th-century ball garb 2 cans of Lestoil A sense of wonder The tail of a gilded Tibetan Wombeast Step 1 – Point your Safari browser on the Touch or iPhone to http://www.jailbreakme.com.
    Step 2 – Wait.
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  • iPhone available in Canada on December 7th?

    iPhone available in Canada on December 7th?

    Prepare your grains of salt, but according to BGR, our neighbors to the north might be getting the iPhone in early December. It’ll apparently be running on the Rogers network and will cost $499CAD with a three-year contract. Is that normal, a three-year contract? Can any remaining Canadian readers shed some light on that? Whether this rumor is true or not, I think we all can agree that… Read More

  • iPhone Going To Be Expensive In Canada, Eh?!

    iPhone Going To Be Expensive In Canada, Eh?!


    The long wait for the iPhone in Canada may be just about over, with the above unconfirmed ad suggesting that the phone will go on sale December 7 for $499 CAD. That’s $520 USD, $121 more expensive than the other side of the border, and worse still the phone comes with a three year Rogers Wireless plan as opposed to the two year plan for American users under AT&T. (via Boy Genius) Read More

  • 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. Read More