iPhone

  • Carphone Warehouse not practicing truthiness?

    The BBC visited five UK-based Carphone Warehouse stores to see if rumors were true concerning customers being told that if they didn’t buy insurance on their iPhone and they happened to lose it somewhere, it would cost them at least £630 and a whole new contract to replace it. While it’s true that they’d have to buy a new phone, the 18-month contract would not start over. Read More

  • AT&T's CEO confirms 3G iFones


    Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, confirmed yesterday that the 3G iFones will be coming next year, but a specific time line was not revealed. The battery life of 3G handsets today sucks, to say the least, and Apple is aware of this and it’s in their best interest to work those kinds of kinks out before putting a 3G version on the market. I wouldn’t expect this till late… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Unlocked 8GB iPhone for $9.90 *

    * This deal only occurs on December 12, 2007, 7.00 PM (GMT +08:00) and includes only three units. This also includes free shipping but trust me, no matter what you do or how many times you click on check out you’re going to miss this unless you get seriously OCD and write a robot to do it for you. You also get free shipping that’s free. Sale Page via 2dayblog Read More

  • Orange announces iFones pricing

    The day of reckoning is upon us. Well, not us, but for the Frenchies it is. Orange has loosed pricing for the iFones that launches tomorrow or is it today? Thursday. With one of four plans offered ranging from 49 euros to 119 euros, Orange customers can purchase the iFones for 399 euros. If you snub any of the offered plans then you’ll have to pay 549 euros and without any… Read More

  • Unlocked iFones from Orange cheaper than T-mo

    I’m sorry but an unlocked iPhone is not worth $1,500, which is what T-mo in Germany is selling the precious for. It’d be a lot cheaper to have someone visiting the US pick one up or just find someone on Craigslist to do it for you. But that’s not always the case and luckily for you, Europeans, Orange will be doling out unlocked iFones for less than 999 euros, but more than… Read More

  • Breaking: Some third party vendors already have iPhone, iPod Touch SDKs!?

    Hot on the proverbial heels of the news that Apple will use digital signatures to ensure quality and security in the forthcoming iPhone and iPod Touch SDKs, we get word that Apple is leaking pre-release versions of the SDK to certain third party vendors far in advance of the official launch. Electronista gets credit for the scoop, though there’s no word on which companies this might be. Read More

  • iPhone and iPod Touch's developers to verify identities with digital signatures

    We know that in the near future, we’ll have real, authentic, genuine third-party app support for iPhone and the iPod Touch. There’s no secret that I’m a fan of the hardware that Apple has developed, and I’m looking forward to the opening of the systems. And it’s looking like Apple will use an ID scheme to keep track of who’s writing what, to ensure quality… Read More

  • 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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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…

    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

    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*

    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*

    * 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)

    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