iPhone

  • '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

    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


    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

    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)

    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

    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 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

    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.)

    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!

    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

  • We get it: you want to be able to hack your iPhone

    How many times will this rant be ranted? “Apple should let its customers do whatever the hell they want with their iPhone. It’s none of Apple’s business whether or not I add third-party apps or use it on T-Mobile. The phone is mineeee!” Yeah, well, when Apple specifically tells you that such updates invalidate your warranty and may (read: will) conflict with future… Read More

  • AT&T iPhone ads confuse, dismay us

    You know how it is when you wake up after having a barbecue at your place and you still feel drunk and your ears are ringing and you’re feeling pretty good — not too hung over, maybe an egg and sausage sandwich would get you back in sorts? And then you go out into the living room and something bad happened? Like your friend puked on the couch and then passed out in it or the dog ate… Read More

  • New iPhone TV Ads: Where's The Phone?

    Apple posted three new iPhone television ads on their site this evening. Unlike earlier ads, where the star of the show was the phone itself (and the user interface), these new ads focus on three actors – all men – who are using the phone to solve problems. Doug likes the visual voicemail. Elliot is searching for a name on a website. And Stephano, who appears to be a mechanic… Read More

  • Plaxo + LinkedIn + iPhone = Brilliant

    TechCrunch has been hard on unified address book provider Plaxo in the past, and probably with due cause, given their previous spam promoting ways, but I am now reevaluating that view based on Plaxo Sync. I wrote about Plaxo’s improved Sync features back in June; although it sounded good I didn’t really have cause to use it then. Confronted with a “how do I sync various… Read More

  • Apple updates refurb website

    Anyone looking for a great deal on refurbished Apple equipment should look no further than Apple’s own site. Sporting a fresh new design, you can now browse by categories like Mac, iPod and Special offers. Aside from great deals, you’ll find that Apple is being more open about its pre-owned hardware. The home page of the refurb website states: Guaranteed Apple quality. Before we put… Read More

  • Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone


    The Voyager is so awesome, your hand will tremble in fear Oh you heard right my friends. You better watch the hell out come this Autumn, ’cause Verizon has a phone coming out that is going to show that iPhone who’s boss. According to Verizon’s Wireless CMO, the Voyager is not only the “best” phone, but it’s also going to “kill the iPhone”. Read More

  • Apple is decadent and depraved… NOT!


    Mike Elgan at Datamation wrote a scathing — scathing! — article about Apple’s arrogance. Dude, welcome to 1999. Every knows that Apple emits an air of arrogance to keep meatheads like you from touching their precious keyboards and Mighty Meese. Mac-heads, however, like the entire freaking CrunchGear team, have already visited Apple’s re-education headquarters deep in… Read More

  • V-Moda Vibe Duo: High-end audio for the iPhone

    For those unhappy over the iPhone’s inability to play nice with headphones, V-Moda just released a pair of Vibe Duo buds that not only work with the weird recessed headphone jack, but also feature inline call controls and a hidden microphone. Just like the standard iPhone headphones. Three pairs of ear-cushion-things are included to ensure a snug fit for the best possible sound. As any… Read More

  • Rumor: iFones could adopt Intel processor

    The boys in the far east are spilling the beans that Apple is considering the adoption of Intel’s Moorestown MID processor for the next run of iPhones. Intel revealed a Moorestown-based MID product with functions similar to Apple’s iPhone at the recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco. The Moorestown platform is expected to launch in 2009 and Apple is considering developing… Read More

  • Sweet Zune o' Mine: Where do we go, now, where do we go?

    So now the new Zunes are out and about, cool. They’re a big improvement to the original, which had been out less than a year. And while we’re supporters of the Zune and the Zune marketplace, there’s no doubt that the Zune still has a long way to go to catch up with Apple and the iPod line. While we now have two versions of Microsoft’s media player, Apple is filling out… Read More