And now for something completely different (compared to all of the negative Nancy news surrounding the iPhone 4). Jonathan Ive, chief designer at Apple, had a bit to say about the sleek design of the new iPhone 4 to Core77, a design magazine and resource blog. "A big part of the experience of a physical object has to do with the materials" he says in the interview. "[At Apple] we experiment with and explore materials, processing them, learning about the inherent properties of the material--and the process of transforming it from raw material to finished product; for example, understanding exactly how the processes of machining it or grinding it affect it. That understanding, that preoccupation with the materials and processes, is [very] essential to the way we work."
We're not entirely sure how we feel about these leaked screenshots of iWork for the iPhone. On one hand, we'd be able to be super productive while protectively clutching our phones on the bus ride to work. On the other hand, we'd never be able to put work down. Regardless, the idea of Pages running on an iPod touch brings a smile to our face. There are rumors that the app is currently beta testing, though how close we are to an actual release of iWork is not exactly known.
As it turns out, iMovie for iPhone 4 isn’t limited to only editing 720p HD video from the new handset, although it does have a few limitations. Meanwhile, some enterprising hackers have already got mobile iMovie running on an iPhone 3GS.
If you need further proof that the iPhone 4 is the most popular out of the four generations thus far, look no further than to the photo above. That’s not folks sitting outside an AT&T store in Loganville, Georgia from last week -- it’s from early Tuesday morning, as folks are lining up yet again as AT&T gets their new stock.
With every successful product launch, sadly there often comes litigation. A California law firm has now set its sights on Apple, exploring a potential class action lawsuit relating to the alleged “reception problems” with the new iPhone 4.
Apparently we may not see iOS 4 for the iPad until November. This comes out from a report that's outlining advertisers' plans for Apple's iAd program which is pointing to signs that the new ads won't market to iPad users until iOS 4 becomes available for it in November.
First they run into troubles with iPhone 4 pre-orders. Then once people received those joyous pre-orders, hardware troubles started to arise. What's next for Apple? Oh just getting called out by Germany on alleged transparency issues.
Well at least the general consensus seems to be that when it comes to the hardware on the iPhone 4, Apple at least got the Retina Display right. On the flip side though, along with the antenna band troubles, apparently some users are experiencing buggy proximity sensors.
You know you should be backing up, right? And still, the dirty little secret of modern computing is that most of us--Mac|Life staff included--don’t back up as much as we should, and in some cases, not at all. And even if you do back up, using that old drive you purchased in a fit of Y2K preparations isn’t much protection. Drives fail, and it’s always a question of when, not if. Data Robotics, the makers of the Drobo, hope to make rock-solid backup simple and foolproof with their line of external drive enclosures.
So you thought the iCade video game cabinet for the iPad was just an April Fool's Day joke? Well, as it turns out, this little fun video game controller is a reality. Inspired by the ThinkGeek prank, a prototype was built. Of course, the only thing better than going to an actual arcade (assuming you can find one) is playing it on your personal screen powered by an iPad.
iSuppli is at it at it again--after taking the time to gingerly rip apart an iPhone 4, the market intelligence company has announced that it estimates that the handset's total components cost is in the ball park of $188.
Ever since E.T. and Elliott bonded over a cut finger, we’ve understood the power of touch. Decades later, the electronics industry is starting to catch up. The Squeezebox Touch packs one of Logitech’s network music players into a slim, touch-sensitive device. The underlying player is practically the same as previous models--with the many benefits and several drawbacks--but the touch interface easily beats traditional button-based controls. We only wish that the 4.3-inch screen separated from the base--the device is a single unit, so you can’t leave it connected and tap the controller from the couch.
Mac gamers, are you stuck cycling through the same four games living on your hard drive? Well, fortunately there's a big game sale going on at Macgamestore.com and the Steam store, so it's the is perfect time to try out a few new games and reignite your love for gaming on your Mac machine.