News

Apple Genius: AT&T Dropped Call Rate for NYC is 30%

According to a Gizmodo reader who took his iPhone to the Apple Store Genius Bar due to issues with dropped calls, a 30% failure rate in New York City is normal.

Now, we all know AT&T's network crumbles beneath the weight of the iPhone (and suspect any other single network might as well), but it's not often we get numbers to go with it.

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Wednesday Fun Video: 1984 Gets DoubleTwist'ed

DVD Jon, who gained fame and notoriety for cracking DVD and iTunes encryption, has since devoted a lot of his time and energy into DoubleTwist, and iTunes replacement. The above video is, of course, a parody of Apple's anti-IBM "big brother" commercial that aired during the 1984 SuperBowl, this time recasting Apple -- and Steve Jobs -- as "big brother" and intimating they've become what they once mocked. All this by way of promoting the next release of DoubleTwist for Mac, coming Oct. 6.

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Apple.com: iPhone Apps for Everything

Apple.com has gone and souped up their iPhone app promotion page, carrying forward the "Apps for Everything" tag from their latest rough of commercials.

Featured categories include apps for cooks, keeping current, the great outdoors, music, work, students, moms and dads, working out, going out, managing money, traveling, and the fun and games.

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Apps in Need of Rejection: Ones That Steal Your iPhone Number and Call You to Up-sell

So you make an app free, get people to download it, then use it to violate your users' privacy by pulling their telephone number off their iPhone so you can call them and try to annoy them into coughing up money for your paid app.

Yeah, that should be a rejection, if not a banning.

(No, we're not mentioning the name of the app, why give them publicity? Picture)

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

O2 UK: We Still Have iPhone... and Palm Pre!

Pop-quiz: You're O2 and you just lost iPhone exclusivity in the UK, and now have to compete with both Orange and Vodafone for users' iPounds. What do you do? Why, tell them you still have the iPhone... and are getting the Palm Pre?!

We’re proud that we’ve been able to offer an exclusive iPhone deal to our 20 million customers for the last two years. We always knew that iPhone exclusivity was for a limited period of time, but our relationship with Apple continues and will be an ongoing success. We have over 1 million iPhone customers and they remain very important to us.

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

iTablet to be Announced in January, Launch in Early Summer, Run iPhone OS?

Apple might be preparing a 10.7" multi-touch iTablet with 720p resolution, running the iPhone OS, for announcement in January and release in May/June 2010. That's just one of the rumors dropped by iLounge this morning, from a source they say was accurate about the most recent iPod nano, iPhone, and Chinese iPhone stories.

Like the iPhone and the iPod touch, iLounge's source claims both a 3G and non-3G version will be available, so users can weigh always-on connectivity vs. another monthly telco bill.

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Crazy Rumor Tuesday: Touch Screen Remote for New Apple TV?

Is Apple planning a larger, touch-screen enabled remote control to go along with a next generation Apple TV? Boy Genius' tipster, the same one who leaked iTunes 9 app organization and social integration, says yes indeed. And if the image above is accurate, one of the updates will be -- Safari. (No sign of Apps yet, though...)

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Newton Developer Returns to Apple as Marketing VP

Apple has hired Michael Tchao as Vice-President of Product Marketing reporting directly to Senior Vice-President, Phil Schiller. What's noticeable about this new hire, however, is that Tchao has worked for Apple before -- he's one of the original developers of Apple's Newton message pad.

Apple, Tchao, and all involved are being mum on what Tchao's specific roll at Apple will be, but rampant internet speculation has, of course, gone something like "ZOMG! iTablet!"

More →

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

iPhone Accessories Can Now Prompt for App Download

iLounge has noticed that, when connecting to an accessory that supports iPhone 3.x SDK's dock access abilities:

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

Vodafone UK, Ireland Also to Start Offering iPhone in Early 2010

Vodafone has just announced that they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 3G and 3GS in the UK and Ireland in Early 2010.

This comes on the heels of a similar announcement by Orange UK, and means iPhone users across the pond will soon have 3 carriers battling it out for their love and data affection. And hopefully prices will reflect that.

So, UK readers, with O2, Orange, and Vodafone all on the table, who're you going to go with?

Which UK Carrier Do You Want for Your iPhone?(polls)

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

Pages