Consumer Reports Can’t Recommend iPhone 4 due to Reception Issues

Consumer Reports has completed its lab testing of the iPhone 4, and despite it scoring higher than all other mobile phones it was compared to, in all categories bar one, they cannot recommend it. And understandably so. Their lab tests show that the reception issues that many claim the iPhone … Read the Full Story →

iPhone Class Action Monopoly Lawsuit Against Apple & AT&T Approved

When the first iPhone was launched back in 2007, a few Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) U.S. customers filed lawsuits challenging Apple’s and AT&T’s right to tie the iPhone to one cellular provider by locking it. Further lawsuits also challenged Apple’s right to control what software you could put on your iPhone, and alleged … Read the Full Story →

New iPod Shuffle or Apple iWatch? (Rumor)

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A 3cm by 3cm display marked as an Apple component is causing some excitement on the internet. The web site tw.apple.pro, perviously responsible for accurate discoveries of components for the iPhone 4, claims to have received this component from a reliable source. And the Apple branding on the part suggests … Read the Full Story →

New iPod Touch Specifications (Rumor)

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John Lewis, a large UK retailer, has put on a presentation at an event called Christmas in July where it has detailed the specifications for the next iPod Touch revision, that it says it has heard from reliable supplier sources. Basically they are saying that the next iPod Touch will … Read the Full Story →

Apple Briefly Advertises For iTunes Fraud Prevention Specialist

We covered the iTunes 4th of July “Hack” yesterday. Apple issued a statement claiming that only 400 accounts were compromised in this recent, and first “major” iTunes related fraud. To put that in perspective that is some 0.0003% of all iTunes accounts currently active. And when you consider all the … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 4 Supplies Constrained. iPad Shipping in Increasing Quantities

I was at one of our local Malls here in Thailand today. Checking the price of Apple gear in stores here is always a good barometer of global supply chains. A 16GB iPhone 4 was marked up at 60,000 Baht, which is over $2000. Whereas a 3G iPad was on … Read the Full Story →

Apple Issues Statement on July 4th iTunes “Hack”

Over the July 4th weekend news of a “Massive” iTunes App Store hack was circulated around the web. We were advised to lock down our credit cards, change our passwords and to generally panic! What seemed to be happening was that some hacked individuals iTunes accounts, that have been readily … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s App Store Still the Developer’s Outlet of Choice

AppStore HQ, and Distimo have some interesting analysis on the sate of the Apple and Android App Stores. The amount of developers for Android is growing steadily, and currently stands at just over 10,000 in number. But the Android Marketplace is still top heavy with free apps, and devs. don’t … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 4: Best Accessories and Apps (Impressions Part 4)

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In Part 1 of my iPhone 4 Initial Impressions article I discussed my view of Multitasking, The Retina Display, The iPhone 4′s Cameras, and finally Signal Issues with Apple’s new iPhone. In Part 2 we looked at iMovie for iPhone, Location Awareness, The iPhone 4′s Gyroscope, and The Glass Case … Read the Full Story →

Calendars Review: iCal for Google Calendar on the iPhone

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Calendars Rating: The best way to describe Calendars for iPhone and iPod Touch is that is it iCal for Google services. Aesthetically it is less garish than iCal. Which is a good thing. The colors used for the GUI tend to be less bright, and more pastel in shade. Functionality is … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 3 – Look & Feel, Speed, Final Thoughts

In Part 1 of my iPhone 4 Initial Impressions article I discussed my view of Multitasking, The Retina Display, The iPhone 4′s Cameras, and finally Signal Issues with Apple’s new iPhone. Yesterday in Part 2 we looked at iMovie for iPhone, Location Awareness, The iPhone 4′s Gyro, and The Glass … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 2 (iMovie, Gyroscope, Location Awareness, Glass Case)

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Yesterday we took a look at some of the more headline making aspects of the iPhone 4. Today I am digging into the iPhone 4′s killer app (iMovie for iPhone), and some of the subjects that interest me more personally about the iPhone 4. I’ll be covering FaceTime a bit … Read the Full Story →

Apple Hiring Antenna Engineers. Replacement iPhone 4 fixes issue for one

In what seems bad timing on Apple’s part, or perhaps a move borne out of necessity, they have started advertising for Antenna Engineers. What ever happened to Grey Powell I wonder? The now famous Apple Base-band engineer who lost the iPhone 4 prototype? Perhaps Apple could do with putting him … Read the Full Story →