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Next Gen iPhone to Rock Low-Power 802.11n WiFi!

We'd heard rumors about this back when mobile 802.11n WiFi chipsets began to announced, and when the next gen iPhone was said to be "faster". Now Apple Insider is reporting that:

Wireless radio component specifications contained within the iPhone 3.0 firmware indicate support for a new chip enabling low power 802.11n, which is likely to be exposed in the new iPhone and iPod touch set for release later this year.

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Attack of the iClones: Nintendo Launching DSiWare App Store!

Okay, so the iPhone stole the Nintendo DS' portability, touch screen (albeit capacitive instead of retro resistive), creative input methods (like blowing into the mic), and emphasis on casual, on-the-go gaming. And since all's fare in love and console wars, is it really a surprise that the big N has decided to follow Apple's lead -- and the growing Google Android Market, RIM BlackBerry App World, Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace, Palm (Pre Store?) conga line -- with the launch of their own direct download DSiWare application store alongside their new DSi hardware.

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AT&T Mea Culpa: Sorry, Our TOS Bad... Do Over?

AT&T contacted Engadget to tell them those onerous new Terms of Service that Jeremy reported on earlier today were, um... their bad?

The language added on March 30 to AT&T's wireless data service Terms and Conditions was done in error. It was brought to our attention and we have since removed it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

While we have no way of proving AT&T signed the note "kthxbai!", this definitely does score one for consumers and internet outrange!

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AT&T Supercharging Network in Advance of Next Gen iPhone?

Apple Insider reports that AT&T is trying to increase the coverage, reliability, and speed of it's 3G network in anticipation of Apple's next gen iPhone hardware coming this summer (perhaps to be introduced, like last year, at WWDC in June?).

AT&T's current 3G supports up to 3.6Mb/s, though AT&T has said they have the infrastructure to go to 7.2Mb/s, with 14.4 and 20Mb/s feasible within a couple of years. As for the iPhone specifically:

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Free Press: FCC Tear Down AT&T's Skype Wall!

Open internet access group, Free Press, is petitioning the US Federal Communications Commission on the issue of Apple, at AT&T's mandate, restricting Skype and other App Store VoIP applications from running over the 3G network.

Currently, apps like the million downloaded Skype can only run on WiFi, which limits their usefulness as on-the-go communication tools (not everywhere has available WiFi connections, and they don't switch gracefully as you move from point to point).

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AT&T Alters TOS -- Kills SlingPlayer for iPhone Dead?

When it rains it pours. Just the other day we reported that if you wanted to use the soon to be released(?!) SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhones you may have to upgrade your home SlingBox first. Not a wise move if you ask us, especially since it seems to be no reason but greed. Well now PublicKnowledge.org is reporting that AT&T last week went in and changed their TOS (Terms of Service).

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Skype for iPhone: Over 1 Million Apps Served... in 2 Days!

Keeping it short but sweet, Skype's blog shows once again how crazy-powerful Apple's iPhone software platform really is:

In less than two days, Skype for iPhone has been downloaded more than one million times – around six downloads every second.

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Apple Now Accepting Entries for 2009 iPhone Design Awards

Developing for the iPhone? Have the next great user experience? Apple wants to give you a shiny silver-gray box to express your excellence!

Let your creativity shine as we honor the year's best-designed applications for Mac and iPhone at WWDC 2009. Winners will take home prizes of great Apple hardware—along with the respect, admiration, and envy of their peers from around the world. Enter today and put your work in the spotlight.

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3.5mp Camera for Next Gen iPhone. 5mp Camera for... Next Next Gen?

Digitimes is reporting... what many others have been rumoring about the next gen iPhone and it's camera. 3.5 megapixels, according to their "market sources" are bound to get bundled in if/when Apple shows off new iPhone 2,1 hardware at WWDC this year.

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