What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been for the iPhone 4. No sooner has the device been officially announced by Apple, but would-be owners trip over themselves (and AT&T’s servers) to be the first to pre-order, only to have a few handsets arrive a couple of days early. One of those has fallen into the hands of iFixit, who has completed an early teardown of America’s new mobile darling.
It goes without saying that the iPhone 4’s A4 processor smokes the previous iPhone 3GS, but those expecting a speed jump equal to the iPad might be disappointed, based on some new benchmarks run with one of the early arrival handsets.
Welcome to our brand new weekly column. Every Tuesday, we’ll march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems. We’re kicking things off with five terrific new releases, and be sure to come back next week and every week to spare yourself the hassle of sifting the App Store’s latest game releases.
We talk about our experiences with the iOS 4.0 update. On the whole, everyone is happy with the new features. Still, we're curious why home screen wallpaper is missing from the iPhone 3G even after Steve's explanation.
Early deliveries of the iPhone 4 give us hope that last year's activation woes will be kept to a minimum. Fingers crossed.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
A lot of smug Google-lovers are talking a lot of smack about Android being a worthy alternative to the breathtaking iOS system, but you know what? It isn't, and Walter Sassafras Mossberg is here to lay some truth on you about the so-called "Messiah OS" that might just save your life.
iHome’s new iA5 is billed as an “app-enhanced” alarm clock. In plain English, that means you can augment this standalone clock and speaker dock by downloading the free iHome+Sleep app for your iPhone or iPod touch to unlock additional functionality.
If you're rocking an Apple device, that's been updated recently, you've agreed to allow Apple to collect and share your location data with any third party they choose.
The magicians from the Dev-Team, who have been jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone practically from the beginning, have updated some of their tools for iOS 4 within hours of its release. However, there are some caveats.
Seems hard to believe that the iPhone 3G, the belle of the ball only two short years ago, is getting a half-hearted iOS 4 update this time around. Among the missing features are multitasking (and the screen lock that goes with the menu for same) and Bluetooth keyboard support, along with one that’s baffled many: Wallpaper for your home screen.
If you survived the pre-order hysteria a week ago, and if you were lucky enough to escape having your iPhone 4 order cancelled over the weekend, you may very well be rewarded for your luck by receiving your new little friend a day early. But if you’re still planning to buy on Thursday, take heart that at least one Walmart store has already received stock of the handset.