iPhone

  • 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

  • Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Resellers By Restricting Sales

    Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Resellers By Restricting Sales

    Apple has moved to crack down on the resale of iPhones by restricting iPhone sales to two per customer, and limiting purchases to card only. Apple has claimed that the move is related to supply, with an Apple spokesman quoted by AP saying that the move was to “ensure that there are enough iPhones for people who are shopping for themselves or buying a gift.” The suggestion that… Read More

  • INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    If you’re planning on upgrading your 1.0.2 iPhone to 1.1.1, use the iNdependence method found in the program’s help file. Compared to the tortured, laborious process I had to go through before, it’s a walk in the cake, so to speak. The process still requires you to downgrade and/or re-virginize your phone but it works great with a fresh, out-of-the-box model of any… Read More

  • Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    So maybe everything isn’t totally rosy in Leopard world. Apple promised we’d be able to sync notes from our iPhones to Mail.app but it turns out this is impossible. The new Mail.app has a sort of “Note to self” feature which is actually an email generated to look and act like a little note. The notes appear in your mailbox as a mail message, provided you’re not… Read More

  • Apple: 250,000 unlocked iPhones in the wild

    Apple: 250,000 unlocked iPhones in the wild

    Just how many iPhone have been unlocked by pesky AT&T haters? Apple’s guessing a quarter of a million, which comes out to one out of every six of the 1.4 million that have been sold. If you ask me, that sounds low. I know not one, not two, but four unlockers, and they’re the majority of the iPhone owners I know. Granted, the group I run with tends to be a little geekier than… Read More

  • iPhone re-virginizer released, iFuntastic now works: God, these guys are good

    iPhone re-virginizer released, iFuntastic now works: God, these guys are good

    Another day, another iPhone hack. This one returns your iPhone to its pristine, pre-1.1.1/AnySIM/hacked state, allowing you to upgrade slowly and methodically to 1.1.1 and unlock your iPhone sans drama. Amazing work. Oh, and popular Jailbreak/modding app iFuntastic now works with 1.1.1. Anything else you guys need? Maybe an iPhone finger condom? Download Page via TUAW Read More

  • iPhone better than ground control, National Weather Service

    Readers at FlyerTalk are outraged at the new iPhone commercial featuring a pilot who uses his iPhone to check the weather and inform the control tower that things were clearing up and he should be able to fly. I’m actually getting kind of tired of these “real person” ads, actually. Not sure why, but they don’t sit right with me. Oh well. Now you’ll know what… Read More

  • Video: Apple genius doesn't buy kid's "my iPhone broke" story

    Fake Steve Jobs is the man. He completely calls out this tool who brought his non-functioning iPhone to an Apple Store to get it checked out. Judging by the comments found on blogs left, right and center, the guy was just hamming it up for his hidden camera, possibly thinking he would become the newest YouTube sensation. The Apple guy told him to take a short walk off a long pier. Hats off… Read More