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?
This current quarter could be Apple's finest moment, according to an analyst that believes Apple could make up to $15 billion, beating other analyst expectations by $1 billion. It seems like Apple is on a roll with iPad sales, iPhone 4 preorders, Mac sales, and the elusive iPod (does anyone remember those things?). These factors, coupled with iTunes sales, could be making Apple a pretty nice cash stockpile.
Apple announced today that the much awaited feature in the iPhone 4, FaceTime, won't use any carrier minutes like many people initially thought. According to Apple, the call will be placed over the cellular network, but as soon as you hit the FaceTime button, the call will end (ending the use of your minutes) and the video will be routed over a Wi-Fi network connection.
In order to fix something, you need to break something ... or so the saying goes. Well, it appears as though that's what Apple has done with iTunes 9.2. The software, which was supposed to add support for iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 has appearently broken support for playing videos purchased from the iTunes Store.
Apple doesn't give consumers any technical specifications (like RAM size, processor speeds, etc) about iOS devices. However, developers (and other tech savvy customers) have known for a while that the original iPhone, iPod touch, and iPhone 3G had 128 MBs of RAM, while the iPhone 3GS and iPad have 256 MBs of RAM. After all, developers need to know this information in order to develop quality applications. But, in a recent WWDC 2010 session, it was told that the iPhone 4 will have 512 MBs of RAM.