MacRumors.com recently posted (and subsequently removed) some convincing clips of a possible sixth-generation iPod interface. DapReview.net was able to collect some of the yanked clips together into a YouTube video (visible below, hopefully). Could this be a taste of what the future holds for the next iPod? If so, I'll be somewhat disappointed. After the iPhone teased us with Cover Flow navigation and widescreen video, it'll be hard for Apple to put that genie back in the bottle. What do you guys think? Real or fake? Anyone else spot Boards of Canada on the Artist list? … Read more
So much for the theory iPhone designers were North Carolina fans. Cisco and Duke University are now absolving the iPhone of any blame for wireless network outages at the school, as was earlier alleged, but they aren't saying exactly what caused the problems.
In a news report earlier this week, a Duke official directly implicated the iPhone for causing network issues that knocked out parts of Duke's wireless network. But Duke spokeswoman Tracy Futhey, in a statement Friday on the school's Web site, said: "The reality is that a particular set of conditions made the Duke … Read more
He whined, he groused, and finally he flat-out begged, but at last Stephen Colbert is an iPhone owner.
"Guess what folks," Colbert told the audience this week during the The Colbert Report. "I gots me one!"
"I've been using this nonstop," continued Colbert. "I've been making calls. I've been petting it. All the things you dream of doing with a phone."
In June, Colbert was steamed at Apple and CEO Steve Jobs. He noted that the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USAToday had reviewed the handset. … Read more
One of the beauties of the iPhone is its supposed near-ubiquitous access to a huge amount of your personal information from one access point. Think about it: your contacts, text messages, e-mails, music, photos, stock portfolios and bookmarks, even to what you're doing and when, are all in your hand or pocket.
Over iced tea on a sunny day in San Francisco, a friend who is quite the entrepreneur noted that if you ever, god forbid, dropped your iPhone or lost it, or if it should get stolen, the next person who picked it up would have access to … Read more
No, it's not surprising. It's AT&T.
Apple probably should have handled the billing, too.
And the phone service.
And certainly all the public speaking.
Oh, heck, Apple, why didn't you just do the whole darn thing?!
iPhone owners looking to personalize their handset can now send off their precious device to Colorware, the folks who will paint just about every electronic device under the sun. $150 gets you a new paint job, which includes two color choices for the back of the phone. For a little extra, you can also customize the shiny metal and Home button on the front of the phone, the Apple logo on the back, and the earbuds and dock.
Similar to Colorware's other offerings, you can also buy a prepainted iPhone in both the 4GB and 8GB capacities. One thing … Read more
If you like the iPhone but can't swing the purchase price, you might not have to wait long for a cheaper alternative.
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has a second iPhone in the works for later this year that won't be quite as capable as the one currently out in the wild, but that will cost less and resemble the iPod Nano. The site based its report on the word of "extremely reputable sources" that declined to be named, presumably for fear of losing their jobs.
This rumor cropped up last week with the back-and-forth between … Read more
Apple's not just getting revenue from iPhone sales, it's also receiving a portion of the monthly fees from AT&T's iPhone data plans, according to a financial analyst.
Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, issued a report Thursday in which he lays out his belief that Apple has a monthly revenue-sharing deal with AT&T. The report estimates that Apple is receiving $3 a month from AT&T for each iPhone user, and an additional $8 a month for new subscribers to AT&T's network lured by the iPhone.
AT&… Read more
Are you somehow unhappy with the way the silver backing on your iPhone clashes with the black? Would you like to make it all black instead? This kit from Cellular Nationwide Network will let you achieve that look for under $50. According to a fellow on the MacRumors forums who took the plunge, it took him about 3 hours, in a process that required taking apart the iPhone's casing--a move that will void your warranty.
[via MacRumors iPhone blog]
Between text messages and the Web, there are about a million ways to use Twitter on your iPhone, but ThinCloud would like to think that its sheer style will make you bookmark it for future Twittering. What makes ThinCloud so special? It's very finger- and eyeball-friendly, much more in fact than Pockettweets, which we took a look at last week. It's got huge buttons and a friendly graphical interface with thumbnails for browsing and checking up on your friends. Unlike Pockettweets, however, there's no way to star (or favorite) messages you like.