• GetLeaflets: Must-Have iPhone App

    Mike Davidson, the CEO of Newsvine, and I were comparing iPhone stories over dinner and drinks tonight in Seattle. He showed me a beta version of GetLeaflets, a site launching today, and I was hooked. Just direct your iPhone browser to getleaflets.com and you’ll see a menu of icons very similar to the iPhone main menu. The site contains a directory of services: search, flickr, New… Read More

  • Will An iPhone Blend?

    Will an iPhone Blend? Find out in the video below from blender maker Blendtec. The company creates an online video show called “Will It Blend” that ranks in 5 figures on Alexa, and has already blended a range of consumer goods. It’s very clever online marketing for a kitchenware company, however iPhone fans may think otherwise. Read More

  • Digg Launches Official iPhone Version

    Kevin Rose has announced the release of an official version of Digg for the iPhone. The iPhone specific version supports:
    * Native iPhone-like story scrolling
    * Mini permalink pages with top 5 comments
    * Login and Digging
    * Pagination
    * Jump to any topic Top Story listings are planned for a future update. Rose notes that users can still browse the normal Digg website on their iPhone, but the… Read More

  • iPhone Coming To The UK, Exclusive To O2

    UK phone operator O2 is said to be close to securing the rights to sell the iPhone in the United Kingdom. A BBC report states that O2 is set to sign an exclusive contract shortly and should have the iPhone on sale in the UK in time for Christmas. The iPhone is expected to retail in the UK for around £300. There was no indication as to whether the iPhone sold in the UK would be the same model… Read More

  • iPhone Weekend One: 700,000 Sold, $200million+ Profit For Apple

    After speculation earlier in the week that Apple had sold between 400-500,000 iPhones, the actual new sales figures for the iPhone are even wilder than earlier figures: Apple and AT&T moved 700,000 iPhones to the close of business Sunday.According to MacNN, Apple is said to have sold out of iPhones in 95 of 164 stores and AT&T has nearly depleted its entire stock. The report… Read More

  • That $599 iPhone Costs $220 To Make

    As a follow up on our earlier post about Apple’s $300 million iPhone weekend – January estimates guessed that Apple was making 20-50% margins on the iPhone (probably closer to 20%). New estimates, based on a tear down of a unit by Austin-based Portelligent, put the cost of components at a mere $220. This does not include the cost of final assembly. The most expensive part is the… Read More

  • iPhone has a $250 – $300 Million Opening Weekend

    Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster is estimating Apple sold half a million iPhones from 6 p.m. Friday through the close of business on Sunday. With the devices going for $500 to $600, that’s around $250 to $300 million in cash changing hands, depending on the mix of 4GB and 8GB units sold. With margins on the device in the 20-50% range (probably closer to the lower end), that leaves… Read More

  • Jajah Targets iPhone Users with Application

    There’s a growing list of companies lining up to port their application to the iPhone’s Safari browser. Jajah is the first to bring their VOIP client to the new iPhone. iPhone’s standard contract isn’t cheap ($60 – $100/month). If you want to make international calls, you’d have to pay an extra $3.99/month and around 23 cents a minute for a call to the UK. Read More

  • iCashedIn: iPhones Flood eBay

    No surprise really: iPhone buyers are flooding eBay with their new iPhones with bids starting from $1 and buy it now prices as high as $1500. For those outside of the United States desperate to get their hands on an iPhone, a number of listings offer worldwide shipping; this listing for example posts to Australia for $50. However be aware that the iPhone does not support simcards and today no… Read More

  • 3G iPhone For Europe To Be Announced Monday?

    A 3G iPhone for Europe will be announced Monday, according to an unconfirmed report from Guy Kewney at Newswireless. Engadget points out that Kewney was recently eWeek.com’s European wireless editor and would be well placed to know. The European 3G iPhone is said to be distributed via Carphone Warehouse with Vodafone in the UK and T-Mobile in Germany the European carriers. No word yet… Read More

  • The Do it Yourself iPhone

    Thousands of people are eagerly waiting in line to get their hands on the iPhone. However, for those of us tied into long term contracts or who just find the high price tag too much cash to part with, we’ve compiled a list of how to emulate iPhone’s features on your everyday handset. Visual Voice Mail Perhaps the most talked about feature, visual voice mail easily lets you play… Read More

  • iPhone Parody Ads

    Since all you people seem to want to hear about is the iPhone, here’s a pretty good parody ad from CollegeHumor. They say they’ll have two more up on the site today – check here. http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1765295 Read More

  • Watch The iQueue Live On Ustream

    For the sleepless or bored, and who can think of nothing but the iPhone: the iPhone queue Live from Palo Alto, staring Robert Scoble and friends. The broadcast is said to continue until the iPhone goes on sale later today. To join the chat, visit the Zooomr page at Ustream. Read More

  • Bloggers, CEOs And Everyone Else Camping Out for the iPhone

    As iPhone anticipation reaches a fever pitch, we are getting flooded with reports of people lining up to nab their own wonder phone. A quick trip down to the valley’s Apple store in Palo Alto shows the fervor taking over the valley. CrunchGear even caught blogger Robert Scoble, second in line only to his son, looking to trade in his $750 N95 3G 5MP camera phone for the $600 2MP… Read More

  • iPhone Reviews Are Rolling In

    The embargoes have lifted iPhone reviews are starting to roll in. We were not so lucky as to be graced with one, but CrunchGear is keeping track of everything everyone is writing about the phone. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are giving it a big thumbs up, ensuring that they will be continue to receive new Apple gadgets in the future. Or perhaps the iPhone really is a game… Read More

  • First iPhone Kiosk Sighting in Seattle

    Crunchgear has a picture of an iPhone kiosk in Seattle – the first picture of the iPhone display, they say. The display includes a looping video of the user interface and docks to charge iPods. Read More

  • Turn Any Phone into an iPhone

    Apple fanboys aren’t the only one’s getting giddy over the iPhone. Opera has released a 4.0 beta browser (as we just reported) with 100% more iPhone, commercial parody and all. The new browser brings the iPhone’s surf and zoom web browser to even the humblest handset. More than 15 million people already have Opera installed on their handsets, according to their press release. Read More

  • LiveBlogging the Apple WWDC Conference

    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference opens today in San Francisco. We’ll be live blogging the event all morning over at CrunchGear. Jobs starts on stage at 10am PST. We’ll also be posting updates here on TechCrunch. For those drinking the Apple Kool Aid, Daily Tech Talk has a translated version of a German website’s post of an alleged leaked copy of the keynote speech. Read More

  • 3 Weeks Until The iPhone Goes On Sale

    The hype continues to build for Apple’s iPhone. Will it deliver? Here’s my take on it: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6542481355742550486&hl=en-AU Read More

  • Signs Of Trouble For the iPhone

    CrunchGear writes about some troubling signs around the upcoming iPhone on the same day BusinessWeek says it could become a $10 billion business for Apple. The launch date is the last business day of June, for example, suggesting Apple really needs more time but fears the consequences of missing their June launch date. Another problem: the iPhone may have a glass screen which will break… Read More