A sneak peek at the latest iPhone 4.0 beta: Apple Byte
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We'll show you the latest iPhone OS features; Apple's on a mean streak; Cupidtino will help you find love and we'll announce our giveaway winners!
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Brian Tong: Oh my goodness. Now, I haven't been [inaudible] this much since my last girlfriend. Oh. >> Brian. We're on right now. >> Brian Tong: We're on? >> Yes. We are on. >> Brian Tong: You guys didn't hear anything, right? >> We heard everything. Please put down the iPad, and let's get started. >> Brian Tong: Alright. OK. What's up, guys? I'm Brian Tong. Welcome to the "Apple Byte" for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. I just got my iPad last week, and it's glorious. We'll announce our giveaway winners later, but first for the stories. If you haven't noticed, Apple's been on a mean streak lately after police raided the apartment of the editor who had the latest iPhone prototype. Steve Jobs followed that up with a public letter reinforcing his desire to make Flash obsolete sooner rather than later by saying, "Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML [inaudible] tools for the future and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind." Whoa. He's not trying to be friendly there. Now, according to the "Business Insider," Steve also isn't too happy about the limited articles appearing in the "New York Times" Editor's Choice iPad app due to its lack of content. So who's the latest person in Apple's crosshairs? Ellen Degeneres. You see, Ellen made a fake iPhone ad, and apparently Apple didn't like it that much. >> Ellen Degeneres: [music] With the iPhone, I can do all kinds of things. I can text. Wait, hold on. [laughter] [Inaudible] No. Wait. Hold. That's not. You can do so much with this stuff, though. So good. Here. OK. Here we go. B. Is that a V? I should have my glasses on. [laughter] OK. Wait. [sigh] Fingers are so much thicker than I remembered. Ooh. I didn't mean to send that. [laughter] OK. That's not what I wanted to send. Now, I have to say I didn't mean to send that one. Just a minute. Oh, no. Oh, good. Got something. I think I. Can you help me with this? [laughter] [applause] >> Brian Tong: Then Ellen apologized to her live audience on her show. >> Ellen Degeneres: So, everybody at Apple, Steve Jobs, Mr. Macintosh, [laughter] I apologize [laughs]. [applause] I'm sorry. I love this stuff. >> Brian Tong: This is sad. Now, just a week again, Jon Stewart called you appholes, which was awesome by the way, and now we can't even parody your ads. This is getting real, real ugly, and we're throwing out the Bad Apple [scream] at you, Apple. Let's just let it go, alright. Just, just let it go, and I guess we'll see how long this show lasts. But you know what they say? What goes around, comes around. According to the "New York Post," Apple is potentially facing an anti-trust inquiry by either the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission. The inquiry will focus on its iPad and iPhone development restrictions. Apple's not in any trouble yet, but it will try to see if Apple barred competition by forcing developers to use Apple's programming tools to avoid using Adobe's Flash for development. At least Apple won't be strutting around with their chest out thinking they're invincible for now. Now, the third beta of the latest iPhone OS 4.0 is out, and there are a few new nuggets in it. Previous betas were lacking the quick access to media controls, but you now have that when you double click the home button and swipe to the side to reveal them. What's also interesting is a lock for the screen orientation, which might hint at the possibility to navigate the iPhone horizontally like the iPad. And now that the entire menu fades out, could mini widgets fill out that open space? We know about its multi-tasking feature, but killing apps now allows you to shut down multiple apps instead of adding them one by one. When synced to your computer, the file-sharing feature will now allow you to drag files between your computer and the iPhone and new pre-set values found inside the new beta also point to 720p video capture by the camera. So there are some cool features, and we're sure to see more. Alright. Let's check out some quick bytes. Not everyone has an iPad, but over one million people do. Apple announced their magical device hit the one million mark within its first 28 days, and that's half the time it took to sell a million units of its first gen iPhone in 2007. And if you don't want to be held down by Apple's shackles, the Spirit Jail Break is out. The hack even lets you use a trimmed-down T-Mobile SIM card, but we always have to warn you to do it at your own risk. Now, listen up people. If you're a Mac user, and you're looking for love, maybe you should check out a new dating service called "Cupidtino." Get it. Cupid and Coopertino together. Now, this is for fans of Apple products, and I'm not joking around here. It will be opening its beta sometime in late May or June exclusively on Apple platforms like Safari, the iPhone, and iPad. And you think you've seen everything. Now, before we go, let's announce the winners of our power support iPad film giveaway. The name of Cooley's three cats, my three favorite friends are Bear, Chance, and Akesha. Screen films are going out to Calvin Cook, Jamie Hollands, Jennifer Loreto, and Arthur Delagaletion, Galation, Dalagenea. If I butchered your name, you can write me back, but I'm giving you free stuff. So congrats to all of you, and we'll have more giveaways in the future. That's going to do it for this week's show. Send me your e-mails to the Apple Byte at cnet dot com. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching, and come back next time for another Byte of the Apple. ^M00:05:34 [ Music ] ^M00:05:39 >> Brian Tong: No. [laughs] Wow. I - >> [inaudible] Brian. >> Brian Tong: You are one naughty [inaudible] I'm telling you. [laughs] Hey guys?