• Should RIM bother to target BlackBerry at consumers?

    RIM may have a bit of a problem on its hands, says today’s New York Times. The BlackBerry manufacturer, it seems, doesn’t know which segment of the smartphone market to cater to: the Wall Street crowd or the everyday consumer, both of which have very different demands from each other. While the typical business executive couldn’t give a damn if his or her BlackBerry comes… Read More

  • 3G iPhone secretly out and it's glossy fabu

    Some super secret iPhone testers have seen the next generation iPhone and they’re reporting real GPS, 3G, and a big thicker design. The back of the phone is gloss black and the volume buttons are chrome and the headphone socket isn’t recessed. Should you buy an iPhone right now, in any case? I’d say no. Looks like the 3G version is coming as early as July. Read More

  • AT&T delaying launch of 3G BlackBerry, loves the iPhone too much

    Well, well, well. What do we have here? Looks like AT&T may be delaying the launch of RIM’s 3G BlackBerry in favor of the 3G iPhone that’s probably going to launch at WWDC in June. But that’s pure speculation at this point. There does seem to be a valid reason as to why the BlackBerry 8900 aka Meteor is being delayed till August and that’s due to concerns over… Read More

  • 3G iPhone to be announced on June 9

    Citi analysts Richard Gardner and Yeechang Lee are predicting that Jobs will announce the 3G iPhone during his keynote at WWDC in San Francisco. But that’s not all they’re predicting. They’re also predicting a refresh to the MacBook line, which we’ve been hearing about for a while now and it seems as though the iPods will also get a shakedown. Shawn Wu, an American… Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone sold out across UK, no new stock expected

    Word swirling around the Internet is that in the UK, iPhones are getting scarce. Most locations are sold out and have been told not to expect any more stock. This happens to a product when it’s about to be replaced, like say with a 3G version of Apple’s handset. A quick call to a local store here in the states showed plenty in stock and no mention of a limited time frame. So is this… Read More

  • iPhone SDK Beta 4 out

    You can’t have it, but the iPhone SDK Beta 4 is out with OpenGL support. We are getting closer to world iPhone domination, people. I’ve played with the SDK and was quite impressed. You can basically build applications in the emulator and deploy them without much fuss — just like any good SDK. OpenGL support will allow you to add improved graphics and other goodies to your… Read More

  • More rumors of unlocked iPhones

    First we had Italy and now Belgium. Folks from alstel.be are reporting that a 3G, unlocked iPone will be available in May/June and will work on any of the Belgian carriers. Because of “monopoly” issues Apple faced in Germany, the Belgians believe that Apple has given up and will let everyone with a SIM card in on the fun. Doubtful, but stranger things have happened. After all… Read More

  • Widgetbox Unveils New iPhone Widget Gallery

    Widgetbox is jumping on the iPhone bandwagon by releasing a special gallery of widgets tailored to the popular device’s screen. There are 16 widgets available to start, including an RSS output of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and a BART QuickPlanner tool for finding mass transport rides around the Bay Area. A tutorial is being provided for developers to create their own… Read More

  • Apple plans new IM interface

    An Apple patent describes an odd new instant messaging interface for touchscreen devices that lets you control chats in real time by editing old chats and allowing you to embed video and images. People who read a lot of blogs and posit stuff believe that this is the iPhone 2.0’s IM/SMS interface, although it could also be an Apple intern’s summer project. Read More

  • Repubblica newsaper: 3G iPhone in Italy to be sold without mandatory contract, will be unlocked

    Italians may end up paying more for the 3G iPhone, but that’s because they won’t be locked into any phone-subsidizing contract. That, according to reports in today’s Repubblica. It looks like Apple and TIM, the largest wireless provider in Italy, reached a deal last week that gives the provider an exclusive on the 3G iPhone, sorta. While TIM will be the exclusive carrier of… Read More

  • The 3G iPhone may look 'radically different'

    Most of you are probably sick of all this “3G iPhone is coming, no wait it’s not… no wait it is!” but the (UK) Times has some new info the whet your appetite. In reporting on the difficulty Apple is having selling the iPhone in Europe, which jibes with reports from earlier today, the Times reports that many Europeans are waiting for the 3G version of the phone. In… Read More

  • Apple, Orange looking to lower iPhone price to spur sales in France

    Word on the street is that Apple and Orange (oh dear!) are negotiating an iPhone price cut. The French wireless provider wants to rework its contract with Apple so that it gets a bigger cut of iPhone sales. Simultaneously, Apple wants Orange to subsidize the phone more in order to boost sales. A machine translation of the original report (from Les Echos) shows that the iPhone hasn’t done… Read More

  • Review: DLO's VentMount for iPhone, iPod Touch

    The VentMount DLO is a company that makes its fortune manufacturing cool and useful accessories almost exclusively for Apple’s iPod. It makes every imaginable case, dock, cable, you name it. The VentMount is new. It’s a type of case for the iPhone and iPod Touch that clips into your car’s dashboard, allowing easy access to your device when you’re driving. Read More

  • DLO's VentMount, yes, mounts iPhone to car vent

    Have a car? Have an iPhone (or iPod touch)? If you said “yes” to both questions then Digital Lifestyles Outfitters wants your money! They’ve just released the VentMount, which, as the name implies, allows you to mount an iPhone onto your car’s vent. Once mounted, you can still move the phone vertically or horizontally! Revolutionary! I kid, of course. It’s simply… Read More

  • New iPhones rumors a-swirlin: iPhone shuffle?

    What’s the most ridiculous thing you can imagine? An “iPhone Shuffle” with no video playback? Funny, that’s what I was thinking too! That is why this rumor is, at least partially, completely ridiculous. The thicker, 3G iPhone with a super-battery is much more likely, though it would be the first time Apple made their flagship product bigger. But an iPhone Shuffle, half… Read More

  • Fring comes to the iPhone

    We’ve reported on Fring before at CG so there’s not much need to go into details about what they do, but if you’re new to the game then check here for details. Today, Fring launched an iPhone app that runs on jailbroken devices and seems to work pretty well based on the video provided by Fring. Free VoIP calls and IM on your iPhone. Sounds good to me. Grab it here. via TC Read More

  • Save pictures from Safari on your iPhone

    Hallelujah! iPhone owners and presumably iPod Touch owners will soon be able to save pictures from Safari directly into their Photo Albums with version 1.2.0 firmware. Looks like all you need to do is hold your finger down for an extended period of time until a popup box appears prompting you with a couple of possible actions. That’s pretty nifty and I’m sort of surprised it… Read More

  • Looking for new revenue, cellphone providers begin pushing video

    It seems that wireless providers will be ignoring that pesky “phone” part in “cellphone” in the coming months, instead promoting them as portable video gadgets. So, great news for those of you who simply want a cellphone with decent reception and battery life. Some 89 percent (!) of Americans already have cellphones, so wireless providers, say analysts, will… Read More

  • Help Key: Fix an iPhone caught in a bad reboot cycle or that won't boot

    This has come up a few times in the past couple days with folks trying to install pwned and failing. What happens is that the firmware doesn’t flash correctly and you have an iPhone or Touch caught in a horrible boot cycle that consistently fails. Sometimes it draws junk on the screen, which is basically the kernel trying to start and then failing and retrying. These instructions are… Read More

  • Latest iPhone SDK beta has interesting strings indeed

    Hacker and developer types are finding clues in the latest release of the iPhone SDK about the next version of Apple’s magically popular phone. Notable inclusions are threads referring to “A2DP” and “HeadphoneBT”, hints that Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones will be supported with the next version, mentions of remote controls, real GPS tracking, and YouTube… Read More