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 4 has are in fact repeatable. Here is what they … Read More

Stephen NorthcottConsumer Reports Can’t Recommend iPhone 4 due to Reception Issues

New iPod Shuffle or Apple iWatch? (Rumor)

new ipod shuffle Apple

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 that at least it is an Apple prototype part. Guesses … Read More

Stephen NorthcottNew iPod Shuffle or Apple iWatch? (Rumor)

White iPhone 4 Box Images Leaked

White iPhone 4 Box

For all of you holding on out there desperately for signs of White iPhone 4 shipping here’s a titbit to keep you salivating a while longer. 9TO5Mac have managed to get hold of a “spy shot” of a White iPhone 4 box for you to make do with while you wait for the real thing to arrive. If you can’t … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhite iPhone 4 Box Images Leaked

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 sale for 20,000 Baht, which is around $620. The store … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 Supplies Constrained. iPad Shipping in Increasing Quantities

Volley Soccer scores an own goal with it’s limited features and controls

Volley Soccer_5

Volley Soccer Rating: It seems that the World Cup has inspired a plethora of soccer related titles from full scale soccer games to skill based games where certain aspects of soccer are recreated and that is what we have in Volley Soccer for iPhone where you get to practice scoring goals in one of the most popular and spectacular ways. In … Read More

Craig WillisVolley Soccer scores an own goal with it’s limited features and controls

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

iPhone 4 SportGrip Edge

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 of the iPhone 4. Yesterday we took a look at … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4: Best Accessories and Apps (Impressions Part 4)

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 Case of the iPhone 4. Today we’ll look a little … Read More

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

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

iPhone 4 Gyroscope

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 more in my final piece on first impressions of the … Read More

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

New Kobo iPhone 4 eReading App Now Available on the App Store

Press Release Kobo, a global eReading service, today announced the availability of its new iPhone application, built specifically for iPhone 4 and the iOS 4 operating system. The application features additional reading format options, automatic syncing, multiple bookmarking and faster navigation. In addition to iPhone, Kobo is available on iPad, Android, BlackBerry, netbooks, tablets and dedicated eReaders – including the … Read More

Ravin MohindruNew Kobo iPhone 4 eReading App Now Available on the App Store

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 back to work on this issue? This has all caused … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Hiring Antenna Engineers. Replacement iPhone 4 fixes issue for one

iPhone 4 Initial Impressions: Multitasking, Retina Display, Camera and Signal Issues (Part 1)

iPhone 4 pre order

Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 4, has been out in the wild for just about a week now. And in that week it has been the centre of tech news for so many diverse reasons that it is hard to know whether the iPhone 4′s launch has been the kind of success that Apple expected, and of course wanted for … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 Initial Impressions: Multitasking, Retina Display, Camera and Signal Issues (Part 1)

Apple’s Internal iPhone 4 Antenna Troubleshooting Guidelines Leaked

iPhone 4 antenna issue is certainly a growing concern for Apple however, they have adopted a non-issue policy when dealing with the reception problem. BGR is now reporting that one of their “Apple connects” has sent them detailed guidelines which will be followed by Apple Care representatives when addressing the iPhone 4 antenna issues: Keep all of the positioning statements in the BN handy … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple’s Internal iPhone 4 Antenna Troubleshooting Guidelines Leaked

Verizon iPhone 4 to start selling in January?

A few days before WWDC 2010 Verizon spokesman killed all hopes of a possible announcement which could end the AT&T exclusivity deal. Now we are hearing about fresh reports which suggest that we could see the CDMA version of iPhone 4 as early as January. According to a report by published by Bloomberg Verizon Wireless could announce the availability of new iPhone 4 on … Read More

Ravin MohindruVerizon iPhone 4 to start selling in January?

iWork Coming to iPhone 4 and iPod touch soon?

iWork iPhone iPod touch01

9TO5Mac have got hold of some blurry spy shots of Pages running on the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Having hooked a bluetooth keyboard up to my iPhone 4 today I can say that, in a pinch, working on the iPhone screen is not too bad. And is surprisingly satisfying with one of Apple’s dinky Bluetooth keyboards on your lap. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiWork Coming to iPhone 4 and iPod touch soon?

iMovie for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (Hack)

The guys over at Redmond Pie have found that it is relatively trivial to hack iMovie for iPhone to run on any iDevice capable of running iOS 4. They even suggest that it may well be possible to run iMovie on earlier iPhone OS revisions also. Steve Jobs has been very clear up until now that earlier Apple mobile devices … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiMovie for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (Hack)