Newsweek recently examined whether the episodes of Seinfeld still hold up 10 years later. After I got over the shock that "yikes, that was 10 years ago? I am friggin' old," I thought it was a nice article -- everyone loves Seinfeld, it's fun to look back, yadda yadda yadda. But Mac|Life dares to ask the deeper, more important, and far, far geekier question:
Would the episodes of Seinfeld hold up if the characters had access to iPhones?
Yesterday was the first day of E3 in Los Angeles and the annual convention has already generated plenty of buzz within the gaming community (Final Fantasy 13… anybody?). But there’s some news that may affect Apple’s current hold on the digital media market: Microsoft announced that Netflix will offer online streaming for the Xbox 360, available this Fall. What does this mean for Apple? Find out after the jump.
So, you’re curious to know what’s inside your iPhone 3G, but dread actually unscrewing the thing and taking a look for yourself? Well, luckily for you, TechOnline has exposed the nitty gritty details of the iPhone’s insides.
Bloggers at TechOnline examined the iPhone's technical specifications and measured everything from the phone’s motherboard to its 3G capabilities. Read below for the highlights.
-AT&T stores are selling out the of device in two hours in some places, leaving those in line without a shiny new toy.
-Apple Store employees stuck on hold with AT&T employees.
-Customers who've been allowed to leave with un-activated iPhones, are having issues with the iPhone itself not working correctly.
-AT&T account issues you learn about after standing in line for a few hours.
Yeah, it's been a tough day. While standing in line for an iPhone, at the Apple Store, I learned that I had to go to an AT&T store to get an iPhone because of an account discount issue. At that point, all the AT&T stores in the area had sold out of iPhones. It's not that big of a deal to me, but I could see how someone could get mighty upset at the situation.
Have a story of iPhone woe? Drop it in the comments. Think of it as a virtual therapy session.
Like Schrödinger's cat, I planned to be both covering the iPhone line and waiting in it, to secure a 3G phone for myself. But an hour-and-a-half after opening, only about 15 iPhones had been sold. The line had moved, but almost entirely by wishful thinking, with gaps of people tightening. Ignoring its extra "Gs" of power and Salty's advice, I decided to stick with my original iPhone for the the immediate future. I still need the new one for work, but I can wait a few days, can't I?
I woke up late this morning and scrambled to my closest AT&T store, on Mission and 20th in San Francisco. I thought I'd beat the fanboy rush at the Apple Stores, slipping in and out of an overlooked AT&T location with a smile. I sauntered up at 7:30AM, a half-hour before the automatic doors were turned on. My position was behind a line of about 60, with people spread back like dandelion seeds blown from a breeze. It was sunny, full of iPhones and puppies.
Salty the iPhone emerged from the ocean with super powers, namely that he can dispense essential advice and spread the cooling salve of knowledge over all your hottest, itchiest, burningest questions. Pose your quandries at email@example.com, and check out his first round of infinite wisdom after the jump...
Reason #432 to buy an iPhone 3G at the Apple Store.
In case you haven’t heard, the iPhone is coming. If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me , “Hey, what’s up with the new iPhone?” I’d have a giant, heavy bag of nickels. So yeah, I guess people are pretty excited.
If you find yourself in a long line at an Apple store in your local Mall, you'll more than likely need a snack. If you are lucky, you might find a Chick-fil-A in the food court. Chick-fil-A has announced its answer to the iPhone 3G by announcing a new promotion held all day July 11. Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day by wearing a cow costume and you'll get a free meal. If you or any of your friends see a cow in line for an iPhone 3G on July 11 we want to hear about it. Send us a photo. Now get a moooove on ya hear!
There’s plenty to love in the world of gadgetry--and plenty more that makes you scratch your head. When a great idea marries up-to-the-minute technology, its offspring can be absolute genius. Think iPhone, iPod, or even the Swiss army knife. From simple to complex, the best gadgets are cleverly designed and born of a well-perceived need, while others, no matter how clever, seem to try to fill holes that don’t really exist. When ingenuity gives way to poor judgment, the results are often what we consider a waste of a perfectly good battery.