Some days, it just doesn’t pay to live in the United States. Take today, for instance, as Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 both here in the U.S. and in a handful of international locations, including the United Kingdom. While we’re SIM-locked to one carrier, the often-controversial AT&T, U.K. iPhone 4 buyers not only have plenty of choices for their carrier, they can even buy a totally unlocked, SIM-free handset, too.
God bless those rumors, they were right on the mark yet again. Although the online Apple Store is down at this writing after being crushed by overnight iPhone 4 and updated Mac mini orders, an official Apple Store app has indeed appeared in the App Store and is available to download now.
We didn't think we would be able to top the coolness factor of last week's walking iPads, but someone has surely done it. Here we have the USB typewriter keyboard. It's not just any old keyboard either, this one looks, feels, and sounds just like a typewriter.
In one of the most meta things we've heard lately, MacRumors believes that Apple could soon release an iPhone app via the App Store designed to browse the online Apple Store. The app could allow you to set up a Genius Bar appointment, browse the store, and purchase items. MacRumors also believes that Apple could launch this in time for iPhone 4 preordering.
A leak in Apple's supply chain has revealed that the company may be preparing to ship as many as 3 million iPhone 4 devices per month. According to Robert Lai, Asia Optical's chairman, the company is supplying Apple will 3 million front-facing VGA cameras per month. He also states that Apple has booked enough cameras to supply about 9 million iPhone 4's per quarter.
No it's not a frankenmoster, but the walking iPad and iPhone in this video does look like something straight out of a mad scientist's laboratory. We don't have much information about this invention, but the iPad and iPhone appears to be strapped to a mechanical device that controls the walking. Even so, this is the coolest thing we've seen in a while.
Who says you can't recycle old technology by melding it with new technology? One person has modded an old iBook G3 clamshell with an iPad and Apple USB keyboard to make a world's first "iBookPad," and it doesn't look half bad either.
It wasn't too long ago that everyone was trying to figure out exactly what the iPad was. Was it a media device, a large iPod touch, or a netbook replacement? Well, according to one analyst, the latter is the correct answer.