It looks like devout iPhone users may have some new ammunition to lob at their Android toting counterparts: While the iPhone and other iOS devices might be able to run Flash videos or applications, Flash running on an Android handset--a key differentiator if you were to ask any fandroid--is pretty terrible. If you're interested in some proof, Gigaom has the video to prove it.
According to key Apple executives Peter Oppenheimer and Ron Johnson, despite Apple's efforts to keep supplies in line with iPhone 4 demands, they just can't do it. Chris Whitemore, a Deutsche Bank analyst who recently met up with the two execs, says "iPhone 4 demand remains very robust and despite efforts to close the supply-demand imbalance and the continued supply ramp, Apple still cannot meet iPhone demand."
In a deal announced on Monday, Intel will acquire German mobile chip manufacturer Infineon -- who makes the baseband chip used in the iPhone -- in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Prior to making the move, Intel’s chief claims that he solicited Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ opinion, who is said to be “happy” with the deal.
We gotta start by saying this: thank you so much! And then, wahoo! Our iPad app, the Mac|Life Tablet Edition, today became the #1 Free iPad App in the App Store. We're thrilled that so many follks are checking it out, and the steady stream of emails from the in-app "email us" button is providing tons of useful commentary, feedback, and ideas. Much appreciated, and keep 'em coming!
Apple just announced that it will be live streaming its music event tomorrow morning. The video feed will be available through Apple's own HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. You'll need a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X 10.6, and iPad, or an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or higher to view the feed. The live broadcast will begin at the same time as our live blog, 10am.
However, should your browser crash and render itself unable to buffer the live stream, the Mac|Life staff will be there liveblogging the entire event. Additionally, if your boss is over there checking over your shoulder to see if you're slaving away, making sure every minute counts while you're on the clock, you might want to put away the live stream video and check out our text and photo liveblog. It's quieter and easier to conceal. You can also view it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. And if you're stuck on a PC at work or school, our liveblog works on that platform, too! So does our Twitter feed!
As Apple's Music Event draws ever closer, the rumors of some new-fangled hotness that runs off of children's dreams and unicorn tears have been ramping up to a fevered pitch. With the event less than 24 hours away, even the most trusted of newsources are finding it hard to resist putting in their two bits about what will spill out of Apple's magic bag on Wednesday.
Hey y’all. Its time for another GameTime. This week we’ll take on slicing vegetables, dicing epic poems, skewering a side scroller, and cutting through the snow. That’s about as good as we could do for a theme this week, but check it out below.
In the last few weeks, Apple’s little “hobby” -- the long-lamented Apple TV -- has come back into the spotlight, ironically thanks to rumors that it’s about to be put out to pasture in favor of a cheaper, sexier box reportedly called iTV (which, even more ironically, was the original name for ATV). While that’s all fine and good, we don’t think Apple has quite squeezed all of the juice out of its original living room lemon -- so here are two handfuls of suggestions in case Cupertino decides to give the ATV another lease on life.
It's no secret--we've got a whole lotta love for Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars for the iPhone, so much so that when we reviewed it back in January, we had no choice but to prop it up with a coveted Editor's Choice Award. Playing the iPhone version of the game, it's easy to lose track of time thanks to the GTA Chinatown Wars' user-friendly controls, awesome cell shaded graphics and excellent missions and storyline. To put it bluntly, being a drug dealing scumbag has never been more fun.
Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
The iPhone 4 antenna design has plagued users from the beginning, but when Apple held a press conference they placed the majority of the blame on the way the device is held, how physics works, and some magical fairy dust that couldn't be explained. A new report today, however, suggests that Apple may be prepared to release hardware updated as soon as September.
Before our site is taken over with rumors about tomorrow's epic Apple music event, we'd like to take a step back to discuss some other important matters, like your Inbox. If you're a Gmail user, you might have noticed (or heard) that Google has introduced the Priority Inbox. This feature splits up your inbox into three sections: "important and unread," "Starred" and "Everything else." Sounds just like how we organize life, doesn't it?