• Gary Krakow is off his f'ing rocker, tells Jobs what to do to make the iPhone better

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1079049304 Krakow thinks Apple needs to “bite the bullet” and hook up with Windows Mobile or RIM for corporate e-mail support. This is a f*cking joke, right? Is he serious? Are his glasses upside down? Read More

  • iPhone battery die? How does a $7 repair kit sound?

    Should your iPhone battery die, you have but so many choices. You can send it to Apple to have it replaced for a cool $85, or you can drop $7 and change on this do-it-yourself kit. It comes with all the tools you’ll need to get the job done, including a highly sophisticated pry bar and, natch, the battery itself. I honestly don’t know, do iPhone batteries die very often? I… Read More

  • Lego robot driven by an iPhone

    Is there anything the iPhone can’t do? Sure it can cure cancer, but did you know that it can also acts as a robot brain? By using a NXT Robot, a light sensor, and two iPhones, you can program a little robot that will react to the iPhone’s flashing screen and drive around the office. There are full instructions here but just wait until the 3G iPhone. That one will already be… Read More

  • Japan will get the iPhone "later this year"

    Today Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile telecommunications company after DoCoMo and au, said they will be releasing the iPhone in Japan. In light of this big announcement, the press release seems to be rather short: “SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple® to bring the iPhone™ to Japan later this year.” That’s it. No word on price… Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone app store ready to go at conclusion of WWDC keynote on Monday

    We’re guessing that Monday’s Apple WWDC Keynote will bring news of the iPhone 2 as well as a launch date for the iPhone apps store, but CNET has it on good authority from someone within Apple that the app store itself will be ready to open as soon as Steve’s keynote is done. Other rumors indicate that the iPhone 2 will also be available on Monday, but we see a Friday launch… Read More

  • iPhone sees big market share drop: Blame BlackBerry?

    Apple’s going to release the new iPhone just in the nick of time, as recent data shows its share of the smartphone market dropped 7.5 percent from Q4 2007 to Q1 2008. That’s a pretty big dip, it has to be said, and one that can almost wholly attributed to RIM’s increase. It went from 35.1 percent to 44.5 percent. But, really, numbers are boring unless you’re playing… Read More

  • New Apple patent points to something iPhone like, but with weird timing

    With the likely iPhone launch just days away, this new patent filing by Apple is a little odd. It’s for a multifunction device with very iPhone-like menus and a touch screen. Besides the regular goodness, there’s much multimedia suggested, with Quicktime, Flash and even Windows Media represented in the sketches. The device also would have a blogging client, MMS support (finally)… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 15 percent off Proporta accessories eases the pain of England not qualifying for Euro 2008

    England’s loss is your gain. Since none of the Home Nations qualified for Euro 2008, UK-based accessory house Proporta is giving a solid 15 percent off all their merchandise. You’ll need to enter the code EURO2008 at checkout to see the discount. So if you’re in the mood for an iPod or iPhone case, or screen protector or whatever, “on the cheap,” head on over… Read More

  • Apple should hire this guy, but not as a cameraman

    Someone named Umang Dokey posted this iPhone 2 mock-up as an entry for an iLounge contest. His work is almost flawless and the tilt concepts are amazingly cool. Sadly, Umang filmed the damn thing sideways which kind of detracts from the experience. Better luck next time, Dokey! via Giz Read More

  • iPhone 2 Rumor Round-up

    With seven days to go before WWDC, the 3G iPhone rumor mill is pretty much on fire. Some of the rumors are pretty bonkers, but most of the more popular ones are pretty darn reasonable. In the name of science, we’ve pushed all of the rumors through our FCF (Fanboy Crap Filter), and rated the more likely rumors on the PKL (Pre-keynote Legitometer) scale. Lets take a look: Rumor: It’ll… Read More

  • 3G iPhone to be thinner, subsidized in the UK

    Rather than bombarding you folks with two successive 3G iPhone rumor posts, I’ll do so in one so as not to piss off the iPhone haters. First, Leander Kahney at Cult of Mac has a hot tip that the new iPhone will include the following: 3G
    2 x memory (16GB and 32GB)
    22 percent thinner
    Better battery life We’ve already suspected all of the above to be true except the 22… Read More

  • GPS all but confirmed for 3G iPhone

    Broadcom seems to have been awarded the contract to supply Apple’s 3G iPhone with GPS, says Om Malik. It’s sort of a given at this point and would probably be a dealbreaker for those looking to upgrade or jump onto the bandwagon if the 3G iPhone were sans GPS. If the only upgrade hardware-wise to the iPhone was 3G would you do it? Read More

  • Kevin Rose, iPhone prognosteekater

    http://seesmic.com/Standalone.swf?video=0F7xc810bb Nigh on every year, come WWDC time, we all down at the farm get a visit from Kevin Rose. This elusive fella can usually be found rock climbing in Palo Alto but by garm if he ain’t also a perfect iPhone prognosticator. Sure the news and city folks come into town ever year to see if he foretells a $500 iPhone 3G in the next week or so, but… Read More

  • iPhone heads to Spain: June 18

    The 3G iPhone will be available in Spain on Telefónica’s Movistar. No date has officially been announced, but Giz says June 18 is the most likely. Spain, who have already crashed out of Euro 2008, was one of the last Western countries without Apple’s cellphone. Countries without the iPhone now include Japan, Russia and China. June 9, everyone. June 9. Read More

  • Time For Another Kevin Rose "Inside Information" iPhone Rumor

    A month before the original iPhone release in 2007, Digg’s Kevin Rose made a set of bold predictions. Citing inside information, he said the device would have a slide out keyboard, a touch screen and two batteries (one for the MP3 player, one for the phone). The iPhone did indeed have a touch screen. Now Rose is back with a new prediction on the 3G iPhone next week. He says Apple will… Read More

  • Rotating alarm clock with iPod Touch dock for $80

    Well, will you look at this — a nice-looking iPhone/iPod Touch dock plus alarm clock with an equally nice-looking price. The iH41B from iHome will be available in July but can be pre-ordered now if you’d like to avoid the rush. It’ll work with most dock-able iPods (and presumably, the iPhone) but is “specifically designed to take advantage of the iPod Touch’s… Read More

  • Report: New iPhone already here; first shipments happened in March

    The second-generation iPhone may already be here in “key markets,” according to Forbes. The business publication says Apple has been receiving shipments of a “mysterious new product” since March, citing sources in the shipping industry and leaning heavily on previous analyst assumptions (what companies are supplying what internal parts, etc.). Why, then, no credible… Read More

  • Source: BioShock coming to iPhone

    I’ve been saying for awhile now that the iPhone and iPod touch are going to make a fantastic gaming platform after WWDC next month. The motion tracking and multitouch are just perfect for casual games, but now it looks like FPS games are coming to Apple’s handsets as well. Stuart from Pocketgamer talked with IG Fun’s Sean Malatesta who told him that they were working on an… Read More

  • Fifth Avenue Apple Store closed: Filming the 3G iPhone commercial?

    It looks like Apple has closed its Fifth Avenue store, quite possibly because it will film a commercial there overnight for the 3G iPhone. That’s what employees are telling passersby, at least. The store will be closed from 3pm today until 9am tomorrow morning. The last time the store was closed? Pretty sure that was for the Leopard launch back in October. Tell all your friends: Apple… Read More

  • Apple wants to help you find your keys in the morning

    Apple recently filed two patents that show how they plan to use the iPhone’s wireless technologies to solve two everyday problems: dropped calls and lost keys. They way they’re going to handle dropped calls seems pretty complicated (to me anyway), but its end result is simple. If you’re about to lose your Wi-Fi connection or drop a call, it will alert you so that you can… Read More