Apple’s 3G iPad to be launched in Europe alongside Wi-Fi models

It seems that it is all the rage to email Steve Jobs at the moment. I wonder when he is going to get bored and stop dashing off emails to people from his iPhone? Or if perhaps actually emails from Steve are from a batch of clones operating from a secret bunker in Infinite Loop? I am curious as to … Read More

Apple iPhone Developer Clause 3.3.9 iAd Competitive Advantage

Apple was very clear in it’s statement of intent about iAds and iPhone OS 4.0. The company stated that it would not prevent third-parties from providing advert services to developers creating apps for it’s platform. However, taking a closer look at the new iPhone Developer Contract, there is another clause that is causing some consternation for advertising firms like AdMob, … Read More

Controversial Clause 3.3.1 Adobe to sue Apple?

Something which gives us a fairly clear indication of the state of Apple’s relationship with Adobe, and the nuts and bolts behind the controversial Developer Contract clause 3.3.1, is the very differing reactions coming out of two software companies affected by it. On the one hand we have Adobe, who really seem to be the target of this clause, who … Read More

International iPad launch and pre-order dates. Exclusive Carriers?

Following on from our last story about delays of the much anticipated International launch of the iPad we have been informed that Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the device in some territories as early as the 10th of May. This news is a little confusing though as pricing announcements for some territories are being reported by Gizmodo as slated … Read More

Apple iPad International launch to be delayed by one month

It might be a good time to start looking at some of the options suggested in our earlier article on ways to get an iPad if you are outside the US. Apple have just announced that the official launch of the iPad is being pushed back until the end of May. Previously it was to happen at the end of … Read More

Apple’s First Generation iPhone to be retired

At the iPhone OS 4.0 “Sneak Peek” the original iPhone was conspicuous by it’s lack of a mention. The 3G was mentioned, but only in terms of it’s version of iPhone OS 4.0 being unable to multi-task. Today Steve Jobs, who has been quite busy emailing from his own iPhone recently, replied to a customer enquiring about the future of … Read More

News roundup on all things ‘Apple, iPad and Touch’

Last week we skipped the Weekly round up, simply because there was so much going on in the world of iPhone’s and iPad’s and Apple generally. Did you miss it? What is interesting today as I review the last week is that a lot of the headlines are the same, or at least similar. The iPhone has been hacked again. … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbreak Confirmed (Video)

We reported yesterday that iPhone OS 4.0 had either been jailbroken already, or was on the verge of being jailbroken : [touchreviews.net] Well overnight iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) managed to complete the jailbreak, and released a video online of his exploits: In the video we can see a VNC server running on the new iPhone OS 4.0 Developer … Read More

Twitter acquires Tweetie: Renames it “Twitter for iPhone” makes it free

Tweetie were very late to update their app when the iPad was launched. Well, they didn’t actually launch one. That made a few people curious. Now we know why. Twitter has just bought Atebits, the company who makes Tweetie for the iPhone. Tweetie will now be renamed as “Twitter for iPhone”, and Tweetie’s author, Loren Brichter, will be joining the … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 Initial analysis and Developers perspective

The next major iteration of Apple’s strongest facet in it’s increasing domination of the mobile marketplace is upon us, in the form of iPhone OS 4.0 Of course this is just a “sneak peak” of an OS which Apple promises boasts more than 100 new user features, and over 1500 new APIs for developers… Let’s take a look at the … Read More

35% of iPad Apps are games: Report

Distimo, from their own About page, is an “innovative app store analytics company built to solve the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.” They offer a free service for Developers who are interested in monitoring the mobile app ecosystem. They also offer free analytics tools for developers so they can … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 already Jailbroken?

iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbreak! As you probably know iPhone OS 4.0 was unveiled in the US yesterday, and was made available for download immediately as a Developer Preview. If you want to have a go then you need to sign up as an Apple Developer, pay $99 and then you’re good to go. I have it installed on my 3G … Read More

Apple patents “peer to peer financial transactions”

Could peer to peer financial transactions be part of the iPhone OS 4.0 sneak peek? Seems strange that it should suddenly pop up online now. I find the whole US patent thing a bit strange. It appears that anyone can patent anything, and then it’s a big free for all in court where the lawyers make out like bandits. In … Read More

Apple to restrict multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0? (Speculation)

Some tech sites have started to hint at information they have that Apple will restrict multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0. We still don’t know if Apple will even announce it tomorrow. But I do think it is probably the only other definite thing (other than iAds) that Apple could announce. Having said that it is a no-brainer in my opinion … Read More

Apple to unveil new mobile Ad network at iPhone OS 4.0 event

As we reported a little while ago Apple purchased mobile device ad firm Quattro Wireless after taking too long to decide to buy AdMob, and having Google snap it up in a defensive move. I saw this as a savvy tactical play from Apple in more than one way : [touchreviews.net] Effectively Apple got Google to pay over the odds for … Read More