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7 years ago

Another Man Spotted with iPhone, Later Found Dead with Footprints On His Corpse

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Another Man Spotted with iPhone, Later Found Dead with Footprints On His Corpse

Public iPhone sightings are becoming increasingly common, so this photo isn't exactly shocking. It just further adds to our frustration. He has an iPhone and WE don't!

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7 years ago

AT&T to Announce iPhone Data Plans on June 29, Bring Your Preparation-H

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AT&T to Announce iPhone Data Plans on June 29, Bring Your Preparation-H

Along with the rollout of iPhone comes new data plan pricing, according to AppleInsider.

Meanwhile, Carter hinted that iPhone "may offer cool features such as unlimited Web browsing." However, customers should be prepared to pay extra for that luxury. "Regardless of which device you're using today, you pay us a certain amount for (voice) minutes, and you also pay us for data units," he said. "That is also true on the iPhone."

Wait, what? I already pay $19, on top of voice, for unlimited data, which includes all-you-can-eat web browsing. Is AT&T planning to further sodomize me with some form of premium iPhone-only data plan? In the words of the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius, "that's bullshit!".

[UPDATE:]Now AT&T is saying it will announce data pricing before launch day. Oh well, doesn't matter. The news won't be good. We're still getting screwed.

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7 years ago

New iPhone TV Ad Shows Off YouTube Support

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New iPhone TV Ad Shows Off YouTube Support

I must be part of the minority that doesn't like these TV ads. They just don't feel compelling, or alluring.

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7 years ago

Verizon CEO Says iPhone is No Threat, Does Not Exist

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Verizon CEO Says iPhone is No Threat, Does Not Exist

From the department of delusional thinking comes this delightfully oblivious statement from Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg speaking at press conference at NXTcomm.

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7 years ago

AT&T Discloses iPhone Crowd Control Strategy, with Bullets and Shoes

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AT&T Discloses iPhone Crowd Control Strategy, with Bullets and Shoes

I'm less concerned about making my way through lines and more worried what will happen to me once I exit the store with iPhone in hand. I don't fancy having my new iPhone jacked by some street thug lurking around the parking lot, waiting to swoop down on unsuspecting victims as they approach their vehicles.

What AT&T needs more than anything is a constable standing outside its store to ensure that customers make it safely back to their cars.

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7 years ago

Twelfth Mystery App Revealed, it's YouTube

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Twelfth Mystery App Revealed, it's YouTube

Remember that mysterious unrevealed application that pushed the eleven default apps down into a nice even number, that caused such controversy? Well along with today's announcement from Apple, the company has posted a new video demo which reveals said application. It's YouTube.

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7 years ago

YouTube Live Coming to iPhone Next Week

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YouTube Live Coming to iPhone Next Week

Fresh from the PR department, Apple just sent me a release proclaiming that YouTube Live will be available on Apple TV starting today, and later on the iPhone starting this Friday. Huzzah!!!

Read the entire press release here.

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7 years ago

Apple and Nintendo Partnering to Develop iPhone Games?

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Apple and Nintendo Partnering to Develop iPhone Games?

Oh boy. My hands are already sweating...

"With the iPhone days away from being launched Nintendo has apparently begun working with Apple, licensing a limited amount of content for the new phone," Noheat.com reports. Noheat reports, "These exclusive games will be released on the iTunes Store at a $29.00 price point a few months after the iPhone launches. No word on whether Nintendo will be distributing iPod versions of these games."

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7 years ago

Huge Line of Job Applicants at AT&T Store, Thanks to iPhone?

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Huge Line of Job Applicants at AT&T Store, Thanks to iPhone?

And I thought only consumers would be lining up outside of AT&T stores. Apparently waves of job applicants are gearing up to snatch positions generated from all the iPhone buzz.

This image scares the hell out of me because it confirms that iPhone mania that we've all joked about may in fact turn out to be true. On Friday June 29, I and thousands of other consumers will standing in lines very similar to the one you see above, in order to get an iPhone. The thought that I may end up wasting my time in a long queue and coming home empty handed doesn't exactly sit well with me.

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7 years ago

iPhone, You're no iPod...And Your Mother Dresses You Funny

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iPhone, You're no iPod...And Your Mother Dresses You Funny

Saabira Chaudhuri of Fast Company believes iPhone doesn't have the chutzpah to capture the same success achieved by its cousin, the iPod.

The iPod set an impossibly high bar, one that the iPhone will not match or even come close to. But the new device could still be very successful, particularly in the long term. By combining a phone, a music player and an Internet device all in one, while coupling them with the most user friendly interface it could conceive of, Apple aims to embody one of the most fundamental ideals that underlies modern day consumerism: convenience.

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7 years ago

AT&T's Video Share Service Won't Work with iPhone, *Sniff Sniff*

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AT&T's Video Share Service Won't Work with iPhone, *Sniff Sniff*

AT&T's recently announced peer to peer content service, called Video Share, won't work with iPhone. Why? Because the service requires a 3G network connection. You know, 3G? That lamentedly lacking technology in iPhone?

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7 years ago

Opera Mini 4 Copies Safari for iPhone

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Opera Mini 4 Copies Safari for iPhone

Developers at Opera appear to be suffering iPhone envy. Today the company rolled out a public beta of its Opera Mini 4 browser, designed for Java enabled phones, which rips off features first unveiled on iPhone's Safari browser. Opera Mini 4 sports Safari's impressive zoom feature that enables users to see a large thumbnail image of a web page, and navigate or zoom to specific sections of the page by tapping in that location.

I've used Opera Mini on my Treo and frankly it stinks. So does the Treo for that matter, but that's another topic. The browser is very poorly optimized and lacks elegance and integration of a native application environment. Opera's mobile browser for Windows Mobile is a much better overall solution, but still lacks refinement. Keep trying, Opera. You'll get it right - eventually.

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7 years ago

Apple Developing Low-Cost iPhone for Common Plebes

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Apple Developing Low-Cost iPhone for Common Plebes

That zany analyst Shaw Wu (woo woo) from American Tech Research speculates that Apple is developing a low-cost mass market iPhone for the RAZR crowd, or so he says. Mr. Wu (can I call you Mr. Wu?) is basing his reasoning on Apple's iPod strategy which began with the introduction of pricey high end models, eventually branching off into an assortment of models in different price tiers.

In other news, researchers have discovered the sky is blue. Video at 11:00.

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7 years ago

Poll Says 19 Million Cell Phone Users Would Sell Their Organs for iPhone

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Poll Says 19 Million Cell Phone Users Would Sell Their Organs for iPhone

A poll conducted by research firm M:Metrics in May concluded that nearly 19 Million (queue Dr. Evil voice) cell phone users here in the land of the free are willing to shell out $599 for an iPhone - and intend to do so on June 29. If this survey translates into reality, Verizon and Sprint may see a huge defection among their subscriber base as customers migrate to AT&T in order to get an iPhone.

I don't put much faith behind polls, but I do believe that all the iPhone haters out there are going to be left with egg on their face as June 29+ will reveal some rather interesting surprises.

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7 years ago

iPhone Widget List

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iPhone Widget List

The iPhone Widget list keeps a close inventory on the growing list of iPhone web based applications in development. Worth a look.

ReadThanks to Chris Kerins for the tip

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