AT&T holiday block may signal Apple iPhone 4G launch dates

As in previous years multiple sources are confirming that AT&T has put an unusual block on staff holidays for this year. In previous years the only reason for a holiday ban like this from AT&T is for an Apple iPhone launch. The interesting thing is that this year the ban is in June. Which signals that perhaps the iPhone 4G … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 3G Special multitasking “hacked” edition

We predicted that multitasking would not be available on earlier iPhone devices, and were correct. Even still I was personally a little insulted by Apple’s statement that earlier hardware simply can’t support it. That statement taken in its broadest terms could be seen as true, but overall the statement is disingenuous. It must have had a similar effect on the … Read More

Apple drops unpopular “Rate on Delete” for iPhone OS 4.0 Apps

Some developers who have been trying out iPhone OS 4.0 have noted that the “Rate on Delete” “feature” is not present in the new operating system. This “feature” has been a controversial facet of the iPhone OS for some time. With a lot of developers feeling that the score people gave to their apps when deleting them may be arbitrary … 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

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

iPhone OS 4 SDK Hints At Improved Hardware

We have the iPad and iPhone OS 4.0. The only major item of speculation left for this year is the new iPhone. It is widely expected new iPhone hardware will be introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) some time this summer. Thanks to some digging by MacRumors and TUAW it now appears a bit more of the new … 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

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

Download iPhone OS 4 Keynote Event

Apple has updated their website with information about the upcoming iPhone OS update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In the iPhone OS 4 event Apple gave us a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS. The update will bring many highly anticipated features. If you missed our live coverage here, you can read our event roudup here. You can also … Read More

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote Event Roundup

Apple has certainly been on a streak lately. The public release of the iPad has been a complete success and now the details of the much anticipated iPhone OS 4.0. The new operating system has been the main object of speculation and rumor since the unveiling of the Apple tablet in January. Today’s announcement finally threw back the curtain and … 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

Live Coverage. Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Sneak Peek Keynote Event

With less than a week after a major product launch Apple’s announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 event was quite unexpected. Apple will give us a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS later today. The event will be live at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. There have been many rumors suggesting different features which could possibly be announced today. The … 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