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AT&T Q2 Financials: Sold 2.4 Million iPhones... but Had to Pay for Them Upfront

Apple's exclusive US iPhone carrier, AT&T has announced their Q2 2009 financials, and when it comes to the iPhone, more is... well, more.

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Update: Apple Store Back Up with New Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio

UPDATE: Apple has released new versions of their pro apps, Final Cut Pro and Logic Studio. Not much for iPhone users, unless you count all the more/better iPhone-friendly movies, music, and other media that'll get made with these tools...

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Smartphone Experts SidePouch for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

Smartphone Experts SidePouch for iPhone 3G is available from The iPhone Blog Store for $14.95. If you are looking for an attractive side pouch at a very affordable price, check out this case! Let’s see how it measure up after the break!

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Rumor: Subsidized Apple iTablet Coming to Verizon this Year?

The Street (via MacRumors) is rumoring about the iTablet on Verizon:

An initial version of the long-anticipated Apple tablet will be subsidized by Verizon (VZ Quote), but Apple and Verizon "won't be as tightly integrated" as Apple's iPhone exclusivity deal with AT&T (T Quote), says one source familiar with the companies, who asked not to be named.

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Daily Show Airs App Store Stinker: iFart Mobile vs. PullMyFinger

Done as only the Daily Show with Jon Stewart can do, it's iFart Mobile vs. PullMyFinger in a battle of the iPhone Fart Apps.

You've been warned.

(Note: YouTube Daily Show clips have a way of disappearing, feel free to post updated links in the comments when/if you come across them)

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Shenzhen Worker Commits Suicide over Missing iPhone Prototype - Foxconn Investigating, Apple Comments

As has been widely covered on the net, Foxconn worker Sun Danyong of Shenzhen, responsible for 16 fourth-generation iPhone prototypes, committed suicide on July 16, after reporting one of the prototypes missing three days earlier.

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Browser Wars: Opera Mobile Brings Back "Turbo" Boost to Compete with Safari

No word yet on whether you get a pocket Hasselhoff to push it for you, but it sounds like Opera Mobile 9.7 is set to bring back the "Turbo" boost in an effort to take it to Mobile Safari (and, we presume, WebKit in general as found on the iPhone, Google Chrome lite for Android, Palm Pre, some Nokia devices, etc. etc.... etc...)

Ganging up on the "real internet" browser are our good friends Matt Miller from NokiaExperts.com and Phil Nickinson from WMExperts.com. Matt explains the concept behind Nokia's blast from the past via his ZDNet blog:

Turbo mode that supplements the native Opera Mobile browser with the proxy functionality found in Opera Mini. So, with Opera Mobile 9.7 and Turbo mode enabled you get a fully functioning web browser with proxy/server side lifting going on to provide the FASTEST browsing experience currently available on a mobile phone.

TiPb vaguely remembers proxy and cache tricks from those old spamvertisements promising to quadruple our old dial-up modem speeds. Phil tries to pip us to the proxy post, however:

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The Competition: Hands on with the BlackBerry 9550 Storm 2 "Odin"

CrackBerry.com's Kevin got his hands (and signature green coffee table) on RIM's next-generation touchscreen BlackBerry, the Storm 2, aka 9550, aka "Odin". And his early thoughts?

  • the hardware is much nicer
  • the click screen is more user-friendly
  • the operating system is basically the same

Is 2/3 enough? Says Kevin:

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Apple: We Knew Traditional iPod Sales Would Decline, That's Why We Developed iPhone

During their Q3, 2009 conference call today, Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook revealed that Apple forecast "traditional" iPod sales would begin to decline (sales of iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod classic), which is why they developed the iPod touch and iPhone.

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iPhone and iPod touch: Now with 45 Million Unit Install Base

As part of the just-completed Q3 2009 conference call, Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone OS, the software behind both the iPhone and iPod touch, now enjoys an install base of over 45 million.

Combined with previous announcements of 65,000 apps, 100,000 registered developers, and 1.5 billion downloads, and it looks like Apple has quite the mobile platform on their hands. Scratch that, they have quite the platform in consumer hands.

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