UPDATE: According to the WSJ, Apple has contacted Fiore:
Apple called the cartoonist Thursday and suggested that he resubmit the app, Mr. Fiore said in an interview. “I feel kind of guilty,” he said. “I’m getting preferential treatment because I got the Pulitzer.”
Preferential perhaps but not uncommon. Several controversial app rejections have been reconsidered when publicity brought them to the attention of higher-ups at Apple. Unfortunately, the "review team rejects, executive team reconsiders" is not a scalable or likely desirable strategty for Apple.
If you're suffering from over-productivity lately, the iTunes App Store has your highly addictive, time killing cure -- just load a few games onto your iPhone or iPod touch and call in late in the morning! (If you can call in at all!) Below are some examples, but we want to know -- what are your most highly addictive games?
Apple has not been shy in stating that the original iPhone 3G will not support multitasking but iPhone hacker cdevwill has proved them wrong - sort of. After the break you can see a YouTube video of an iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 4 jailbroken with functional multitasking.
While this all seems like a bed of roses stop and think about it for a minute: the only apps someone could test currently are those built in the iPhone OS 4 software (many of which have always multitasked) - no 3rd party apps. You'll notice in the video the amount of time it takes to open the clock application. Now imagine trying to play a game like Plants vs. Zombies and checking your Twitter all while streaming Pandora.
So while multitasking on an iPhone 3G appears to work, don't expect a very smooth experience. This is more than likely the reason Apple claims it will not work (even if they'd rather you upgraded your hardware).
If you want to learn more about jailbreaking in general stop by our forum dedicated to the topic and be sure to check out the video after the break!
Why didn't Apple support Adobe's popular Flash plugin way back in 2007 when it first launched the original iPhone 2G? Because Adobe still can't get it to run on the most powerful, most modern 2010 devices Android, Palm and others have to offer. That's why.
UPDATE: Add this gem to the list, in response to an (admittedly overboard) customer complaint from Switzerland that accused Steve Jobs of "deliberately pulling the wool over the rest of the worlds [sic] eyes."
Are you nuts? We are doing the best we can. We need enough units to have a responsible and great launch.
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So we've had a couple of days to play with Opera Mini for iPhone and it's clear why the new proxy browser is so divisive -- it's got a fantastic feature set, and is fast for people on slow EDGE connections and cheap for people on roaming data, but its UI is kludgy, it doesn't render HTML as well as Safari, and it has trouble with dynamic websites.
Whether you love it or hate it will likely depend on a couple of things:
If you roam a lot
If you're on 2.5G/EDGE a lot
If you love Opera's features like in-page search and speed dial
If you don't mind weird interface behavior like popping zoom and crazy scroll
If you're not a typography nut whose eyes bleed at poorly rendered Helvetica
If you're not an HTML aficionado who notices things like missing rounded corners and imprecise box-models
If you're not interested in the upcoming HTML5 video support and don't mind getting redirected to Flash videos which won't play either
The more of the above that applies to you, the more you'll want to keep Opera Mini handy. And hey, even if none of it applies to you, it's free so you can stick it on a back page (or in an iPhone OS 4 folder) for emergencies.
It's also a 1.0 release, so Opera will no doubt improve it going forward. Either that or complain to the EU and try and force a browser-ballot onto the iPhone... (We kid! They invented tabbed-browsing, we heart them!)