Let's not play games, shall we, Mac|Life readers? Stuff happened this week, a lot of stuff, but unless it had the words iPhone 4 in its title, you weren't really paying attention were you? In fact, some of you were probably camping out, sitting in lawn chairs, live tweeting your experience waiting outside to pick up Apple's latest and greatest. Well, we shall indulge you with this extra special, all iPhone 4 version of In Case You Missed It from the gang at Mac|Life.
- How-To Conquer the iPhone 4's Hardware Features - There was a lot to take in all at once. You got a new handset, you got a new OS, and between the two of them you could spend hours seeking out all the bits and pieces of sweetness. We break down some of the best parts of the hardware and dish out the goods.
- 10 New MobileMe Features Explained - On top of everything else, Apple went and upgraded their MobileMe offerings to bring in a bit more iPadness and to take advantage of the awesomeness that is the iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0. You still have to subscribe, but with the new functionality at the same price? You'd be a fool not to.
- 34 iOS 4.0 Features and Tips For the iPhone and iPod touch - Along with the new hardware, there was new software, naturally. While Apple talks about 100 new features, we've highlighted 34 that are essentials, which is only a third of the goodness (unless you have a 3G, unfortunately).
- 25 Top OS X Terminal Tips - Okay, we lied a little when we said this was all iPhone 4 all the time, but this handy-dandy list of copy-and-paste Terminal commands will turn you from a noob to a sudo master in three short pages. Plus, Star Wars as an ASCII feature film. See how we couldn't resist?
- iOS Game Time - June 22, 2010 - A welcome addition to our weekly regular features, iOS Game Time is here to highlight the best new games and steer you clear of the duds. With all the money we're going to save you with this feature alone, you could be buying Mac|Life subscriptions for your whole family and friends too. Game on!
- iHome iA5 Review - We figure now that you've got your new handset, you're not going to want to be away from it for a minute, and iHome has got a cute little alarm clock radio for you to dock it in at night. Of course, the software is the star of the show, but if you start using it to tweet when you wake up, consider yourself unfollowed.
Uh, how are you holding your new iPhone? Are you a southpaw? Well, just like teachers told your parents and grandparents, knock it off. At least that was Steve Jobs reaction to reception issues that seem to be plaguing the new handset...not everyone was so sanguine, and in comments that were shortly pulled from the forum, it seems there's whispers around Apple that iOS 4.0 might go 4.01 as early as next week....and maybe you can ask someone there if you call this number and get a little FaceTime with someone at Apple...or they might just give away their bumpers to shield the antenna from your greasy mitts...although you might just want to get a case, based on how easily the glass back scratches, which solves scratch and reception problems in one go...in other problem news, if your new OS isn't synching your ringtones, we've figured out how to solve that problem, naturally...unlike the freaks at iFixIt who seem to get a great joy from taking Apple products apart down to the last little screw...there are a few hardware problems, the typical ones that early adopters have to live with while we later adopters wait around to be solved...meanwhile, here's what else early adopters got to stand in line for hours, just like these hardy souls who braved June weather in San Fransisco...some of whom happened to include Mac|Life readers we're sure, and here's a lovely gallery of staff and reader photos of their new babies...and in case you missed out on the handset, turns out Radio Shack might still have a few handsets once the weekend is over...just don't try to get any at Wal-Mart, as apparently their "selling" of the iPhone 4 is limited to one single handset; no, you read that right...and Apple will be sure to be getting more handsets into production and ramping up the manufacture, because just look at these numbers; the handset is their bread, butter, and water too...granted, lots of these customers are repeaters, upgrading, not that that matters much to the bottom line...and although we'd not want one ourselves, expect a slight uptick in those sales figures when the white handset comes out in the second half of July...and we hope families or friends who got more than one iPhone 4 at a time we're filming each and editing those films right on their phones, because iMovie for the iPhone is just one of the perks of the new handset...because you definitely won't be doing it on the 3G; in fact, there were lots of things the 3G isn't swinging with the new iOS...though the jailbreak community seems to have gotten a little crack in the new iOS, but cracker beware is a good motto...