Apple Rejects iSealClub. PETA says ‘Good Job, Steve Jobs!’

Apple continues to make headlines for its App Store approval process. In early March we reported Apple’s attempt to ‘tidy’ the App Store by removing WiFi signal finder apps, iPhone apps containing too much adult content and ‘cookie cutter’ applications. Each time Apple attempts to deny or remove a certain application it receives mixed reactions. This time Apple has rejected … Read More

BREAKING: Apple buys Siri

What is Siri? And why would Apple buy it? You may or may not have heard of Siri. Siri is basically a new kind of search engine for mobile devices. Some have described it as part of the new web. A web that comes after the era of typing searches into Google. Taking the description directly from the front page of … Read More

Apple iPhone 4G / HD Releasing Earlier?

If you follow tech news and trends you know Apple has been forced into a very unusual situation for them. No other company is as secretive and guarded with their products and product announcements as Apple. It was with much amazement and wonder then that a prototype of the next generation iPhone got left in a bar in California and … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Accounts for Almost 50% of Smartphone Traffic

AdMob released some interesting numbers today that reveal the truly all encompassing nature of Apple and their iPhone ecosystem. As reported by 9To5Mac, iPhone OS held a 46% share of all mobile operating systems and a 47% share of all smartphone devices in March. Of those devices measured running the iPhone OS, 2% were first generation iPhones, 20% where iPhone … Read More

Police launch Probe into Lost iPhone 4G Prototype debacle

CNET are reporting that police in Silicon Valley are investigating a case relating to what they call a lost Apple iPhone 4G prototype, purchased by a gadget blog! Apparently Apple have spoken with Silicon Valley police, and their computer crime task force is looking into whether or not there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges. It seems that Apple … Read More

Android running on Apple’s First Generation iPhone

This is just one of those stories that makes you go. Dude? What? Well programmer David Wong, who is also known as @planetbeing on Twitter, and is a member of that venerable group “iPhone Dev Team” has finally achieved an ambition he has had since 2008. He has booted Android on an iPhone! And has posted a video on You … Read More

Lost iPhone 4G Prototype Is Real. Apple Reacts

Apple iPhone 4G Revealed [Update 3] So it’s all over bar the wailing and screaming. It turns out that Gizmodo had this iPhone 4G prototype for a week. They bought it for US$5000 from a guy who “found it in a bar”. Apparently it had iPhone OS 4.0 on it at that point, but was quickly disabled by Apple so … Read More

Apple’s Next iPhone 4G Revealed. Real or Fake [Update 2]

Well, give me enough rope and I’ll hang myself! I was positive this “lost” iPhone 4G was a hoax. But a new twist in the iPhone 4G San Jose Bar fiasco has unfolded today. Engadget have come back blazing with all guns and a plethora of videos and teardown images for a device they are absolutely certain is an Apple … Read More

Apple iPhone 4G Revealed [Update]

I have to say I had my doubts when I saw the pictures of the “iPhone 4G” being passed around the web in the last 24 hours. Firstly the image had popped up on Twitter a while back from a different source : [twitpic] But also it was simply such an awful overall design that it could only, at best, … Read More

Apple iPhone 4G / HD Revealed?

Apple might be releasing a new iPhone 4G  / HD this summer.  It will probably be released on June 22nd during Apple’s WWDC 2010. The only real surprises left are the specs, appearance, and pricing of the new unit. Now, thanks to something lost and found on the floor of a bar, we may have our first look at the … Read More

Opera Mini iPhone Number one free download in 22 App Stores

Engadget is reporting that Opera Mini is the number one free download in pretty much all of the iTunes App Stores World-wide. Apparently over 1 million copies have been downloaded in day 1. That last figure is from a Press Release from Opera Software themselves. Whilst this is impressive, Opera Mini is not without its problems. Because the pages are … Read More

Apple’s iPhone HD / 4G to be Revealed in June during WWDC?

With the iPad publicly available and the iPhone OS 4.0 out in the open, the only remaining item anticipated from Apple this year is the new revision of the iPhone hardware. Rumored to be called the iPhone HD, this new phone will now be the object of rumor and speculation until it goes public as well. As has been the … Read More

‘Opera Mini’ for iPhone Breaks into Apple’s App Store

Much has been made of the closed nature of Apple’s App Store. No other current application ecosystem defines the development environment that must be used, the terms under which an application is developed, and an approvals process that must be followed before an application can enter the environment. Apple fought a very bitter and intense fight with Google to keep … 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

iPhone developer agreement Section 3.3.1 and Apple’s Intentions

Much has been made about Section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer’s agreement: Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, … Read More