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White iPhone 4 unboxing

Witness the unboxing 10 months in the making -- the white iPhone 4 is finally here and we want to take it out for a test drive. First we need to unbox it. We need our gadget pr0n.

So sit back, relax, hit play and watch as TiPb goes white.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, April 28

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Galaxy on Fire 2: Join Keith in an intergalactic trek of exploration, pirates, space battles, weird aliens and romance. Big update brings new DLC content available via in-app purchase and much more! [$9.99 - iTunes link]

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White iPhone 4 shipping in 3-5 business days

As promised the white iPhone 4 finally showed up on Apple online last night and is currently available with a 3-5 business day shipping estimate (as opposed to the mere 24hrs for the black iPhone 4). Apple might be prioritizing current stock for Apple Retail, carrier stores and resellers like Best Buy so anyone heading out to get one today doesn't come home disappointed.

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Will Apple’s cloud storage and streaming services be known as iCloud?

According to a report by GigaOM, Apple could be shelling out around $4.5 million to buy the domain name, potentially for the long rumored music locker/streaming service. The icloud domain was recently owned by another company that used the name for an online storage service. It has just re-branded its service to CloudMe.

When you visit it currently redirects to the new domain but shows a banner informing customers of its re-brand from icloud to cloudme!

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Channel 4's 4oD on iPad

The UK's Channel 4 On Demand Service '4oD' has been released in the App Store for iPad. The app is the only way you can view 4oD on your iPad, and it includes:

  • wide selection of shows from Channel 4, E4 and More4
  • huge 30-day catch up window
  • free and unlimited access to content.

Channel4's archive of shows (both classic programs and shows that aired over 30 days ago) are currently not available but developers have said that they are hoping to bring these to the iPad soon. US shows that air on Channel4, E4 or More4, are also currently not available.

The app, only available in the UK, is free for a limited time only so be sure to pick it up soon and let us know what you think!

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Apple field-testing iOS 5?

As we nudge closer to WWDC 2011, Apple has reportedly started to field-test iOS 5. This is based on crashlog reports received by iPhone app developer FutureTap. The crashlog didn't mention if the device was an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch but did show a device running iPhone OS 5.0, or what Apple has publicly refers to now as iOS 5.

Just received the first iOS 5.0 crash report. MKUserLocationBreadCrumb sounds interesting.

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iPhone Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT, come chat!

iPhone Live, the biggest, baddest, iPhone podcast in the 'verse is back and tonight I reckon we're aiming to misbehave. So grab yourself some snacks and a beverage or two and join us in the chat!

Time: 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST!


(You can watch from iPhone via Ustream Viewer app (here's how) and iPad (we recommend Duet Browser.)

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Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller on why it took 10 months to launch the white iPhone 4

While speaking to Mobilizer about location data, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and SVP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, explained the 10 month delay in launching the white iPhone 4.

“It was challenging. It’s not as simple as making something white. There’s a lot more that goes into both the material science of it–how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.”

"We thought we were there a year ago, or less than that, when we launched the iPhone 4, and we weren’t."

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Updated: Apple building traffic database system

Did Apple just let an iOS 5 (or iOS 6) feature out of the bag during their location data Q&A? It sure looks like it if you examine the answer below:

Apple is now collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database with the goal of providing iPhone users an improved traffic service in the next couple of years.

Steve Jobs added more during his interview with Mobilized:

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Steve Jobs comments on location data

Following up on Apple's location data Q&A, posted earlier today, Mobilizer spoke with CEO Steve Jobs and other members of the executive team.

“We haven’t been tracking anyone,” Jobs said in a telephone interview with Mobilized on Wednesday. “The files they found on these phones, as we explained, it turned out were basically files we have built through anonymous, crowdsourced information that we collect from the tens of millions of iPhones out there.”

As to why Apple seems to get singled out in media and investigations, Jobs said he'll be looking to see coverage of their competitors.

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