• Tom Tom is not making software for iPhone; Tom Tom is making software for iPhone

    So a few days ago a Tom Tom spokesman let his mouth get away from him saying that Tom Tom has a navigation system that runs on the new 3G iPhone already. This set up a series of ripples in the GPS fanboy community (yes, there is one). Tom Tom’s GPS software is very popular and the idea of having it in their pockets makes them go a little crazy. But then rumors started going around that… Read More

  • VLC4iPhone: interview with the creator

    The iPhone is, at this point, effectively an open platform. And if I were to get one, I would try to fill it with all my favorite ported open source software, despite the upcoming app store. VLC is one of my favorite applications — period. As we mentioned a week ago, VLC is being ported to the iPhone. This means support for just about every video and audio format under the sun and plenty… Read More

  • Qik video streaming coming to the iPhone

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=a91cb191ab2f4ababe5179116a3aded4&vid=100699&playback=false&polling=false&user=michael&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Qik is coming to the iPhone! Soon! Yes, the video streaming app for cellphones will soon be available on the iPhone. It’s the “full Qik experience” so many of you use to bore… Read More

  • Hop-on tries ‘crazy guy in prison’ tactic with 3G phone

    They say that if you go to prison, the best thing you can do is to act crazy your first day and punch the biggest, baddest looking dude you can find. Seems Hop-on (you remember Hop-on, right?) is trying the same technique by pitting its $125 HOP1809 3g handset against the new iPhone. Good for you, Hop-on. Good for you. Hop-on comes out swinging, ridiculing the iPhone’s immense size and… Read More

  • Apple’s ‘App Store’ coming June 27th

    Downloadable applications will be available for the iPod Touch (and presumably the iPhone) on June 27th, according to a graphic on Apple’s Australian iPod Touch site. Curiously, the same graphic is absent from Apple’s US site. As noted in Jobsie’s keynote on Monday, the Apple 2.0 software will be a free update for iPhone owners, but iPod Touch owners like me will get… Read More

  • IP3G to stop us unlocking firmware like it's our job – or perhaps that was the point?

    http://www1.funnyordie.com/public/flash/fodplayer.swf?36e2ccefHuman Giant – Corn Chowder w/ Rob Riggle on FunnyOrDie.com With O2 and AT&T reporting contract signings at their respective sales points, I think the idea of an unlocked iPhone 3G will soon become moot. If you can’t get one without signing on the dotted line, what’s the value in pulling it off your local network? Read More

  • New iPhone free for certain O2 customers in the UK

    Aw, lucky!!! New O2 customers in the United Kingdom will be able to grab an 8GB iPhone 3G for free with monthly plans of £45 and up. The required contract is only 18 months, too. Mike Butcher of our TechCrunch UK site says… The news is pretty astounding. From going from a device which costs over £300 to virtually free at POS will supercharge iPhone sales in the UK and make it a real… Read More

  • iPhone vs iPhone 3G (rubber version) size comparison

    Being that I’m of Norwegian ancestry, I’m the obvious candidate here at CrunchGear.com for translating web pages written in Chinese, right? Well believe it or not, I don’t understand Chinese, LOL! Luckily a picture’s worth a thousand symbols (that I don’t otherwise recognize), and Hong Kong’s iPhone User Group has a few photos of what appears to be a… Read More

  • I Am A Member Of The Cult Of iPhone

    I’ve been to enough Steve Jobs keynotes now to know that the man is able to take a crowd and bend it to his will. Every time, I’ve been a willing subject – sometimes (but not every time) to find myself in a hangover-like state a day later when I try to remember exactly why I thought that whatever he was pitching would change my life forever. Steve Jobs is masterful and… Read More

  • Hey, thanks Apple: iPhone 3G’s power adapter is tiny

    Nothing worse than packing a power adapter that’s damn near the size of your actual cell phone. Chalk this one up to the “little things” that makes people like Apple products; the new iPhone has a tiny, tiny power adapter. It looks like it’ll be available as an accessory for the iPhone as well, should you lose the one that comes in the package. I’d assume that… Read More

  • Is now the time to buy a first gen iPhone on the cheap?

    Has the announcement of the iPhone 3G, and its $200 starting price, affected prices for the current iPhone? Eh, not really. A quick scan of the Internet—yes, all of it—shows no real deal trends. Gearfuse was able to find one current gen iPhone going for less than $200, and one for $200; the rest are all over the place. The second-hand iPhone market should pick up once July 11… Read More

  • Apple stock price falls amid news of iPhone 3G

    Yahoo! Finance
    Quote for AAPL/ Apple’s stock is about 4% lower (as of 3:45 PM on the east coast) than it started today after Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Trading opened at $184.92 per share this morning and is currently floating around $178 per share, with a daily high of $184.94 and a daily low of $175.75, according to Yahoo! Read More

  • Video of the iPhone 3G

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=e96e9631081b41199d0963fd4cc3a5ea&vid=98266&playback=false&polling=false&user=techcrunch&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Read More

  • iPhone 3G for $199 comes with 2-year contract

    For the sake of time, I’ll just paste the release. Pricing for the iPhone 3G is based on a 2-year contract. Woohoo. Unlimited data plans for iPhone 3G customers will be $30/month while business users will have to pony up $45/month. Also, revenue sharing has ceased going forward between Apple and AT&T. Update: Just got this in from AT&T. Current iPhone customers can upgrade to the… Read More

  • Complete list of countries set to receive iPhone 3G

    Here’s an overview of the countries that’ll be receiving the new iPhone. On July 11th, the iPhone 3G will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and here in the USA. It’ll be “coming… Read More

  • Apple Store is back up, features iPhone 3G

    Apple’s online store has come back up and, although the 3G iPhone is featured on the main page, it’s not yet available for pre-order. There’s just a message saying “iPhone will be available in 8GB (black) and 16GB (black or white) models at Apple Retail Stores and AT&T Stores.” The down and dirty blurb-ish text on the new iPhone is as follows: Introducing… Read More

  • iPhone 3G is real! GPS looks like a killer app

    So it finally happened. Apple today announced the 3G iPhone at WWDC, as was rumored for quite some time. The name is iPhone 3G. The straight dope: • Available on July 11 • $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB • It’s blackish, with the 16GB model also available in white • There’s no cam on the front. Oops. • Built-in GPS will rock Read More

  • Here Come The New iPhone Apps

    As Apple gears up for the launch of its 3G iPhone, outside developers and startups are finally going to get to sell or give away their own applications that run natively on the phone (as opposed to being optimized for the Safari browser, as are most legal, third-party apps today). These apps, which are built on the iPhone SDK announced last March, will be distributed through the upcoming… Read More

  • CrunchGear Interviews Glenn Lurie, President of National Distribution for AT&T

    Check out Matt Hickey’s interview with Glenn Lurie, President of National Distribution for AT&T at CrunchGear. Here’s a snippet. Steve and his friends had a great presentation where we saw new apps for a bevy of developers, most of them pretty good looking. But the star of the show was the new iPhone 3G, a slimmer, faster version of the handset we all know an love. I talked… Read More

  • $199 iPhone? Sure, with a 2-year contract

    For the sake of time, I’ll just paste the release. Pricing for the iPhone 3G is based on a 2-year contract. Woohoo. Unlimited data plans for iPhone 3G customers will be $30/month while business users will have to pony up $45/month. Also, revenue sharing has ceased going forward between Apple and AT&T. Update: Scoot on over to CrunchGear for all the updates and answers to your questions. Read More