An iPhone 4 owner recently discovered an undocumented feature of the new device: it can apparently burst into flames and burn your hand. Later on, the owner of the charred device took it to the AT&T store, where the remains of the device were photographed. Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 4 in question had a faulty USB port that caught fire when the owner connected it to their computer.
What is Apple going to do with this 3x3cm touch screen? Well, hopefully build another super sweet iDevice. Tw.apple.pro posted a few images of an Apple-branded touch screen, though the screen itself seems a bit tiny. From what we can infer, the screen might be used for a future iPod of some sort, like an iPod touch nano.
Book reader programs for the iPhone have been around for quite a while now, and it's clear iBooks takes some of the better elements as inspiration. The creator of Delicious Library was actually a bit upset about how closely iBooks resembled his software's interface. But there might just be a giant waiting in the wings to upset Apple's cart -- Microsoft.
The groovy folks at fringland Ltd. have done it again: They were the first to include incoming video chat -- even through Skype -- with their popular, free fring app, and now they’ve leveraged the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 to do the same with two-way video calls, even over 3G. Take that, FaceTime!
The iPhone 4 isn’t particularly well-named. That’s because one of the things you’ll use this ingenious little device for least is making boring old phone calls. Between the terrific dual cameras, the zippy performance, and the luscious Retina Display, we were quickly absorbed in photography, games, web-browsing, and loads more. It’s truly a dramatic leap forward from the not-shabby-at-all iPhone 3GS.
The Apple iPad was the first iOS-based product that would allow you to use an external keyboard. Apple offers two options for keyboard support: the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, both going for $69. The former connects to the iPad or any iPhone running iOS 4 using Bluetooth. This week, we'll take a look at some tips on how to get the most out of these keyboards.
Last week's Hulu Plus news wasn't as high profile as some though it would be. While Hulu fans were ecstatic over the larger selection of television episodes and movies to watch, they were also hoping for something a little more…ad free. Fortunately, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has said that an ad-free Hulu is a possibility after all, though he did tell NewTeeVee that he didn't see a problem with the advertisements because consumers already pay for monthly cable with a ton of long winded commercial breaks.
You may remember that Apple actually approached Verizon first about being the exclusive iPhone carrier. Verizon, realizing that having a incredibly successful phone would bring network traffic to a screeching halt, wisely said, "Nah, we're cool with the phones we have." So Apple cruised on over to Cingular and hammered out a deal with them. Then Cingular became AT&T, and we all bought iPhones and broke the network in major metropolitan areas.
Since that moment over three years ago--in Internet time, that's 300 years--anyone with even a slight interest in the iPhone, and access to the Internet, has speculated on the iPhone jumping to the Verizon network. Imagine seeing that guy with the glasses doing his whole,"Can you hear me now?" schtick with FaceTime.
That's a million dollar idea Verizon, I expect a large check in the mail when that ad starts being skipped-over via TiVo.
Anywho, in the interest of posterity, we've compiled a handy infograph to outline the current status of the iPhone on Verizon.
One of the flagship features of the iPhone 4 is its video conferencing capabilities, a la FaceTime. Two doctors, however, are putting Apple's claim that FaceTime is the next generation of telecommunication to the test. In a Jetsons style conference, they are able to consult at-risk patients who need limb amputation without being in the same room.
Battery Issues on iPhone 3GS handsets running iOS 4? Nah. According to Macnn, a Norwegian journalist by the name of Jarle Aasland, sent an email off to Steve Jobs to query whether the Apple CEO was aware of the battery life issues many iPhone 3GS users have reported since upgrading to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.
You love gaming on your iPad, but would you love it even more if it went 3D? A company called 3D Eye Solutions had announced that it's going to offer support for iPad games. "iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store which 3D Eye Solutions can convert from 2D to 3D," the company stated. "iPad users can browse the web, read/send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, play games, read ebooks and much more in 3D with 3D Eyes content conversions."
Twittelator's edge among the current crop of unofficial iPad Twitter apps is its large feature set. While most users will be fine with the standard array of tweets from those you follow, mentions, and direct messages, Twittelator also includes a large number of themed channels (like sports and politics), which spotlight top tweeters in several smaller categories. You can also set up your own lists of Twitter users, should you want to create your own personal channels instead of reading one big feed.
With the news earlier this year that Apple claimed the status of largest technology company in the United States in terms of Market Cap, we couldn't help but wonder how far Apple could really climb. Andy Zaky at Apple Insider, however, went ahead and compiled a story about revenue estimates this year for Apple. What he says Apple has achieved over the past year is absolutely astounding.