He may dance with the stars, Segway instead of walk and play with Apple's new hotness while we're condemned to stand in line and wait, but when it comes to the pain caused by the reception issues associated with the iPhone 4, Steve "I co-founded Apple" Wozniak is as much of a victim to the same dropped calls and slow page loading times as the rest of the unwashed masses.
Yesterday, while giving his keynote to Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference, the company's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner laid the smack down on Apple, comparing Cupertino's current iPhone 4 woes to the issues the Redmond-based Microsoft experienced with its Vista operating system.
A new uncovered patent shows that Apple is currently working on a new dock connector design that will let you device with multiple orientations (i.e. portrait or landscape). The device appears to be using an inductive connection for both charging and syncing the device. This new design could allow for device case designs that don't interfere with Apple's dock design.
If you haven’t heard by now, late Wednesday Apple announced that they would be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16 at 10am PST (that’s 1pm for those on the East Coast). All we know is that the topic of discussion is the iPhone 4, which has lit up the Internet with speculation as to exactly what Cupertino may discuss. MacLife.com has decided to throw our own hat into the ring!
Changes in the recently released beta of iOS 4.1 could shine light on Apple's plan for FaceTime on other iOS devices like the iPod touch or the iPad, with it potentially making a debut on the Mac platform. Boy Genius Reports that you are now able to link FaceTime with an email address in the new beta firmware, potentially allowing non-phone devices to connect to iPhone 4 devices for FaceTime chats.
PocketMoney is probably one of the few apps to boast origins on the Apple Newton, but this digital dollar tracker is a useful pick for those looking to stay on top of their budgets and expenses on the go.
Does the design of the iPhone’s antenna really lead to reception problems? Depends on who you ask, though quite a bit of conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing around the answer “Yes.” And as if the iPhone 4 story couldn’t look more calamitous for Apple than it continues to, a new angle just might make this all much worse for Cupertino.
Apple released iOS 4.1 to developers on Wednesday, but if a new rumor is to be believed, they may unleash a 4.0.1 update for everyone as early as today to squash some bugs and most notably, address the signal attenuation issue everyone has been talking about.
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech rumor website is at it again, this time stirring up the recent camera-enabled iPod touch theories again, as well as proposing that a new MacBook Air is also cooking in Apple’s labs for the second half of this year.
We know, we know: You’re all sick of the endless speculation about when Verizon Wireless will get the iPhone. But a new report sheds light on the situation from the angle that, iPhone or not, Verizon may be doing just fine, thank you very much.
Just a quick tip--the internet is bustling with the news that Apple will be holding an iPhone 4 press conference this Friday. Purportedly, Apple will address the antenna issues, or maybe it's to tell everyone to simmer down. We'll let you know what's up when we get more information. But for now, don't plan anything between 10am and 11am on Friday (we're going to default that to West Coast time, too).