iPhone

  • iPhone SDK hits next February

    iPhone SDK hits next February

    Apple has officially announced an SDK for the iPhone. Now developers will easily be able to make uniform applications designed specifically for the iPhone. Thank goodness too, because I’m sure plenty of us were getting sick of these Web 2.0 iPhone “apps”. Not only will the iPhone SDK help coders with the iPhone, it’ll also be used for designing iPod Touch applications. Read More

  • Break out the bad Star Wars graphics, iPhone 1.1.1 unlocked

    Break out the bad Star Wars graphics, iPhone 1.1.1 unlocked

    If you’re planning on buying a new iPhone, feel free to update to 1.1.1. You can do the anti-AT&T nasty all by your lonesome thanks to a new version of AnySIM. Remember: if you’ve unlocked your older iPhone then you might have some issues until the Dev Team figures out how to return your phone to its virgin state. If you used iPhoneSIMFree, however, you’re golden… Read More

  • iBrick Latest: Free Unlock Now Available

    Good news for those looking for a free solution to unlock an iPhone with the latest firmware version 1.1.1: help has arrived. The latest version of AnySIM now unlocks iPhone’s. More at CrunchGear here. In the mean time though there are other practical uses for a bricked iPhone, as the video above demonstrates. Namaste to regular TechCrunch commenter Fake Steve Ballmer for the video. Read More

  • T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales

    T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales


    Ceci n’est pas un iPhone According to NPD, current iPhone owners are three times more likely to have owned a Sidekick — after you see the LX you’ll probably just go back to the Sidekick, BTW — and that T-Mobile was the hardest hit during the initial wave of defections. When it comes to carrier switching, Alltel and T-Mobile took the biggest hit from Apple and… Read More

  • iPhone does not kill fawn pee pees, you

    iPhone does not kill fawn pee pees, you


    I put a call into Apple yesterday but I couldn’t get anyone but it looks like Macworld beat me to the punch anyway. Here is what Apple had to say about the Greenpeace video that circulated yesterday suggesting that the iPhone contained PVC and BFRs, two products that could make you lose your ween. “Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of… Read More

  • Symbian S60 Touch interface: Durrrr

    Durrr… Hi. I’m a phone manufacturer/mobile OS programmer. Durrr… urm…. durr. Hold on. I just had to make pasgetti. So I sawed a man in the Apel stor who had a cool fone called the apelphone. it had a big screen… ICE CREAM!… and it was touch swansitive. You could move your finger on the screen like you were pushing boogers off of the screen and he had a boogie… Read More

  • Your iPhone doesn't want to get wet

    Your iPhone doesn't want to get wet

    I have lost more than one cellphone to water damage. I once actually sent a phone of mine through the wash on accident. That was embarrassing. Normally, though, one could take the phone into their carrier’s store and feign ignorance. “It just stopped working, I dunno?” and walk out with a replacement. Don’t try this with the iPhone. The iPhone, as well as the iPod… Read More

  • iPhone will kill you, fawn pee pees

    Bromine! PVCs! Death-dealing substances! Yes, friends, the iPhone isn’t so green after all. According to Greenpeace, the iPhone contains a number of chemicals that most cellphone manufacturers have already gotten rid of including bromine, PVCs, and toxic phthalates. Best of all? While many geeks believed the iPhone would get them laid, some chemicals in the headphone cables may… Read More

  • Greenpeace: iPhone Not Good For The Environment

    International environmental group Greenpeace has launched an attack on Steve Jobs’ claims that Apple is a company with green credentials by releasing an analysis of the iPhone that finds toxic chemicals that have or are in the process of being eliminated by other mobile phone manufacturers. According to Greenpeace, the iPhone contains toxic brominated compounds (indicating the prescence… Read More

  • Zunephone interface patent looks like iPhone interface patent

    Zunephone interface patent looks like iPhone interface patent


    Ok, every conversation I have with my leaks at the Zune team at Microsoft in the last month have gone like this: Matt: Dude, tell me something about the Zunephone. Leak: What Zunephone? Matt: So there is no Zunephone? Leak: I didn’t say that. Matt: Then tell me about the Zunephone. Leak: What Zunephone? And so on. They enjoy playing the Costello to my Abbot. We know there’s… Read More

  • 'iPhone-like products' coming sometime next year

    'iPhone-like products' coming sometime next year

    Here’s what’s coming out of Taiwan. Asustek, BenQ, and a few other lesser-known brands are currently "developing iPhone-like products" and that the first out of the gate will likely be something from Asustek that’ll be available "as soon as the first half of 2008." The devices will run Windows Mobile and be marketed to business users with GPS and 3G… Read More

  • Apple launches Web apps for Touch, iPhone

    Apple launches Web apps for Touch, iPhone

    In what seems to be a never-ending battle with third party developers, Apple has officially announced the Web apps download page. It’s reminiscent of the widget page and offers up over 200 apps as of this morning. Since I don’t have an iFones, I’m not sure if anything available is worth the download, but John probably hates them all. Let us know if anything is worth the… Read More

  • Hacking the iPhone 1.1.1 firmware step-by-step

    Hacking the iPhone 1.1.1 firmware step-by-step


    Why did Washington cross the Rhine? Why did some guys climb Mount Hood? Why did the chicken cross the road? Because they were there. And guess what, true believers… iPhone 1.1.1 firmware is also there, calling to us all. And so, to save you the trouble, I took the plunge today in an effort to figure out just what the 1.1.1 Jailbreak can do for us all. My conclusion? Not much. I have… Read More

  • Lawsuit claims Apple purposefully locks out competing software on iPhone

    Lawsuit claims Apple purposefully locks out competing software on iPhone

    The sun has risen, the larks are singing and another person has filed suit against Apple over its handling of iPhone unlocking. This time, however, it’s a lawyer filing the suit; Apple must be trembling… Filed in California, the suit (yes, the person, Max Folkenflik, wants the suit to achieve class action status) alleges that Apple illegally bundles its iPhone with AT&T and its… Read More

  • 3G iPhone hits the streets (kinda)

    3G iPhone hits the streets (kinda)

    Many of you have switched from your old smartphone to the iPhone. While I can’t agree it was as good idea (yet), I can see why you’d want to: the iPhone is far more enjoyable to use than any Windows Mobile device to date. But if you still have the WinMo phone, and it’s of the Wi-Fi-having sort, and it’s 3G, then you can use it as a replacement for your iPhone’s… Read More

  • How to Jailbreak but not activate/un-simlock your 1.1.1 iPhone

    How to Jailbreak but not activate/un-simlock your 1.1.1 iPhone

    The DevTeam so close to a fully-working 1.1.1 iPhone that I can taste here in my Brooklyn basement. Good on ‘em. Thus far they’ve Jailbroken the firmware and now have read/write access to the file system and can install AppTapp, which is absolutely great. That doesn’t mean you should try this on your non-AT&T iPhone, however, because they haven’t been able to… Read More

  • Apple to offer webapp "download" page

    Apple to offer webapp "download" page

    Apple is extending an olive branch — albeit dipped in stinky, runny, rancid cheese — by creating a website full of web apps for use on the iPhone. Now remember — web apps suck, especially the ones that are ostensibly offering IM access. Like Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eatin’, once you’ve tried the sweet, sweet taste of a native, localized compiled… Read More

  • One day at a time, sweet iPhone firmware 1.1.1

    One day at a time, sweet iPhone firmware 1.1.1

    Another day, another step closer to jailbreak. It seems Erica and the iPhone rangers have been tearing 1.1.1 a new orifice and successfully installed third-party apps onto the new firmware. It appears they haven’t hacked the activation scheme so you should still wait patiently if you’re running it on international or national GSM carriers. But isn’t it nice to know there… Read More

  • Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.)

    Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.)

    Beta’s got it that Canadia (yes, I spelled that right) is finally poised to get the iPhone. Rogers is set as the carrier, and the device will sell for $799 Canadian, which is, like, close to $799 American. The question is, why so much? Since our domestic flavor of the iPhone has dropped to a palatable level, why is Apple giving the screw to the beer-drinking, non-gun-owning neighbors to… Read More

  • The iPhone's 1.1.1 firmware, now unlockable!

    The iPhone's 1.1.1 firmware, now unlockable!

    Alright, iPhoneers, good news if you’re an ulocker. The Dev Team has finally put together a working version of the Jailbreak Software that unlocks iPhones that had been upgarded to version 1.1.1. Look for it to hit later on this week, and happy re-unlocking! Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak [TUAW] Read More