It didn’t take long for the vultures to circle: Apple’s hot new iPhone 4 has barely been in most customers’ hands for a week, and already a trio of class-action complaints have been filed against the company over reception issues.
Do you find yourself wanting a physical keyboard for your iPhone? Well, according to a newly posted YouTube video, it's as simple as purchasing a small Bluetooth keyboard and hooking it to your iPhone with a small piece of clear tape. While it's not the most elegant solution, people requiring the physical feel of a keyboard could benefit from this do it yourself hack.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have suggested that iPhone 4 reception problems could be solved by using a case, but he wasn’t indicating that the company was willing to give them out for free, according to a rumored internal memo leaked on Tuesday.
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.
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.
1.7 muh-muh-million! That’s how many iPhone 4 handsets that Apple has sold in the three days since its June 24 launch, which is being touted as the company’s “most successful product launch” in Apple’s history.
Of all the people you'd compare Steve Jobs to, surely Leonardo DaVinci is not the first to come to mind. However, that's not a bad comparison because, after all, Jobs is as much of an innovator for the world of technology--especially mobile technology--as DaVinci was during the Renaissance Era.
Softbank CEO, Masayoshi Son, actually made this comparison after becoming entirely smitten with the Apple co-founder's achievements.
"Hundreds of years from now, Leonardo DaVinci and Steve Jobs will be held in the same high regard," he said. "[Jobs] doesn't see his products as just a product. It's as if they are his artwork or something that embodies his very own life."
See that graphic above? It charts Apple’s revenue from the iPhone’s debut in 2007 through estimates at the end of 2010, showing that the Mac, software and even peripherals will continue to mean less to the company’s bottom line than the iPhone does.
Last week MobileMe underwent a complete redesign. With only 2-hours notice, members didn’t really know what to expect other than the service was just going down for regular maintenance. But when MobileMe came back online, it had a completely redesigned user interface that’s fresh and inviting, and a few new features were thrown in as well.
Many people are queuing up around the country for the launch of the iPhone 4 (or have already received their device), but Engadget is reporting some saddening news. The tech blog, which got an iPhone 4 review unit, said today that the device has developed scratches on the back panel. Of course, the new iPhone does have glass on both the front and the back of the device, but is it as strong as Steve promised in the keynote?