• France's Orange to let you trade in your current iPhone for the new one for €50?

    Flickr’d How would you like to trade in your current iPhone for the new one that’s rumored to be released on June 9? It looks like France’s Orange may let you do just that—all you’d have to do is pay €50 and the new one is yours. That’s one possible scheme. The other would be for Orange to heavily subsidize the 3G iPhone, which is what AT&T is rumored… Read More

  • iPhone coming to Baltic region

    Dow Jones is reporting that Stockholm-based TeliaSonera will being the iPhone to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. No word on if this is the 3G iphone or a 3.5G version with special herring-tracking software built-in. No official release date. Read More

  • Apple could use the magical powers of the sun to charge the next iPhone

    Could it be true? The next iPhone will run on solar power? And have two buttons over a circle? And use solar cells? Absolutely not, but a patent points to some ideas by the Cupertino giant that would embed solar panels behind the LCD screens on some devices. That said, it’s going to be a tough job to convince folks to charge their stuff by solar. Consider what the iPhone would look… Read More

  • iPowerJacket protects and charges your iPhone

    This interesting accessory appears to be a case with a built-in secondary battery/dock combo that recharges your iPhone. The product’s web site is scant on details and the contact page says “We are looking for distributors for the United States and Europe,” so it’s tough to tell if and when you’d be able to buy one of these iPowerJackets. UPDATE: Apparently you… Read More

  • Mysterious boatload of something declared by Apple

    We received a mysterious tip in our e-mail inbox from Ryan Peterson at ImportGenius.com that stated the following; Hi, I conducted a comprehensive analysis of Apple’s U.S. customs declarations over the past few months, and detected a massive surge–188 containers–of a new product never before imported by the company.  Given the dwindling stocks of the current generation, and… Read More

  • Oakley now offers an iPhone case

    This $30 chunk of Unobtainium rubber from Oakley can be yours to encase that soon to be out of date iPhone. Excited? Didn’t think so. Read More

  • iPhone 2.0 to use GPS data for geotagging

    AppleInsider has found some screens of the new iPhone firmware asking for permission to use location data in Camera and Maps. The interface looks kind of kludgy right now — the language doesn’t sound Apple-y (“‘Camera’ would like to use your current location”) but it looks like a legit feature. Read More

  • AT&T delivers plastic bag via 2-day DHL

    A lot of people are harshing on AT&T lately for service issues but don’t let it be said that they can’t send a plastic bag on time and under budget. TUAW’s Brett ordered a 16GB iPhone but got charged for two. After canceling his order, AT&T was kind enough to send him, in a huge box, a “MISC iPhone PPA BAG” aka the bag the iPhone comes in when you buy it… Read More

  • Selling your old iPhone could put you at risk for identity theft

    If you plan on tossing your old iPhone for the new 3G version next month, you may want to think twice before you do. Just like any other computer platform, you can pull data out of the memory using tools that are readily available. To most people this isn’t a big deal, but to the paranoid this is life or death. Since people use their iPhone for all kinds of computing, the information… Read More

  • After the 3G iPhone, what's next from Apple?

    No more 3G iPhone rumors for The Wall Street Journal, please. The Murdoch-owned Big Paper is already looking beyond the phone’s suspected June 9 launch to what Apple may release in the next five years, as predicted by Forrester Research (and everyone on the Internet). They include: • Digital photo frames, possibly with a touchscreen and built-in speakers • A networkable… Read More

  • WTF are people lining up at NYC Apple stores?

    The other day I cruised over to my local deli on Greene Street in Soho to grab breakfast and noticed a contingent of Canal Street locals lining up at the Soho Apple store. I didn’t think anything of it at the time and I just got back from the post office and they were still there! A buddy of mine who works by Central Park just texted me asking if something was going on because he noticed… Read More

  • Why Apple's industrial design puts others to shame

    “We’ll take the time to get the product right.” You wanna know why Apple’s designs are so lauded, why they make so many competitor’s products look like junk? It’s because of the mentality expressed in the above quote. Apple cares. More specifically, senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive cares. His works include the iMac and iPhone. You may… Read More

  • Details and release date of the Prada phone in Japan determined

    While Japan still awaits the arrival of a 3G iPhone, Japanese telecommunications giant NTT DoCoMo today announced the Prada phone from LG will be on sale in Japan as early as June 1st. Japanese buyers can choose whether to pay a lump sum which is supposed to be “a little less than $960” or by installments. In the latter case, a down payment of $360 is expected, which has to be… Read More

  • Battle Royale (not so much): iPhone vs Bold

    Everyone knows that I’m not the biggest fan of the iPhone and I usually steer clear of most comparisons because I find them useless. That being said, I’ll reiterate the uselessness of this comparison between the current gen iPhone and RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry Bold by the iPhone blog. I don’t even care about the fact that the Bold is the clear winner because we have no… Read More

  • OMG, 3G iPhone confirmed for June 9, maybe

    Someone, or something, has confirmed to GIZMODO that the 3G iPhone will be released on June 9, the day of the WWDC keynote. (I guess Jobs will be all, “Available… now! Go! Buy, buy buy!”) That’s a more or less worldwide launch date this time, with carriers in other countries able to set the price of the phone and plan, maybe. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you? Read More

  • The real story behind AT&Ts "iPhone Insurance"

    Good news for those of you that get angry and smash lose your PDA on a regular basis: AT&T is planning to expand their insurance options to include PDAs come June 2nd, 2008. Insurance will cost $4.99 per month, with two different pricing tiers for deductibles: Tier I: Most standard phones, $50 dollar deductible. Tier II: High end phones and PDAs, $125 dollar deductible. Contrary to… Read More


    In a post on TechTree in India a group of kids are claiming that the iPhone is at Apple stores in New York right now. I suspect that a monkey man wearing a metal helmet planted them there last night while we all slept. I GOT AN #G IPHONE!! THis is so cool my dad just got it on his way home from work. my bday is on saturday so ill tell u all how it is cus they might be sold out. i… Read More

  • Orange expands iPhone's footprint to Africa, might face challenges in Egypt

    Orange is getting Apple’s iPhone for a big part of the world, as its region includes parts of Europe, the Mid East, and Africa. This will be the iPhone’s first foray into Africa, but PC World notes that it’s not a sure bet in all markets. In Egypt, for example, the popular feature on cameraphones people look for is a flash, something the iPhone lacks. Still, there’s… Read More

  • iSlsk SoulSeek application brings P2P file-sharing to iPhone

    All of you with a jailbroken iPhone should check out iSlsk (it’s on Big Boss), an application that connects your little wonderdevice to the SoulSeek file-sharing network. SoulSeek, for the uninitiated, has plenty of rare music files from which to choose; all types of files can be found on there, but music is definitely its forté. While you can’t upload files using the application… Read More

  • Singapore Airlines adds iPod docks to business class

    Aside from gorgeous flight attendants (gah!), Singapore Airlines is now offering iPod and iPhone connectivity to business class passengers on flights between New York and Singapore. Flights between Los Angeles and Singapore will get the same feature some time in August of this year. According to a recent press release, The integrated 9-pin connection on KrisWorld uses a unique in-flight… Read More