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.
Here’s a crash course in getting the most from your new iPhone's hardware so you can look your best the first night with it on the town. Who knows? If you follow our tips, the next person to write Steve about scoring a date with Apple gear may be you.
We talk about our experiences with the iOS 4.0 update. On the whole, everyone is happy with the new features. Still, we're curious why home screen wallpaper is missing from the iPhone 3G even after Steve's explanation.
Early deliveries of the iPhone 4 give us hope that last year's activation woes will be kept to a minimum. Fingers crossed.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
A lot of smug Google-lovers are talking a lot of smack about Android being a worthy alternative to the breathtaking iOS system, but you know what? It isn't, and Walter Sassafras Mossberg is here to lay some truth on you about the so-called "Messiah OS" that might just save your life.
Seems hard to believe that the iPhone 3G, the belle of the ball only two short years ago, is getting a half-hearted iOS 4 update this time around. Among the missing features are multitasking (and the screen lock that goes with the menu for same) and Bluetooth keyboard support, along with one that’s baffled many: Wallpaper for your home screen.
With the iPhone 4 launch only a few days away, Apple has released iOS 4.0 (aka iPhone os 4.0) to the masses. Now that we have the latest iOS on our fancy Apple devices, we decided to highlight some of the great new features and give you a some tips on how to fully utilize the OS.
Apple really seems to know how to time their roll outs and their upgrades to keep interest at the maximum peak. First there was the iPad, then the announcement of what was then called iPhone OS 4.0, then all the "leaks" of the fourth generation iPhone, then the iPhone 4 along with iOS 4 and Safari 5.0 and the new Mac Minis and new MacBooks and Apple TV and and and there's just no end to it, is there? And as of next week, the brand new mobile operating system will be in everyone's hands for real and honest and – guess what? – we'll all be buzzing about that for weeks on end. Yeah, Apple's really got the whole release cycle down pat.
Meanwhile, here's the latest and the greatest from what's buzzing around the Mac|Life crew.
We recap yesterday's WWDC keynote announcements. Susie and Robbie talk about the pretty Retina Display screen and FaceTime. We even discuss the many face-related names they mistakenly referred to the feature as.
We get excited about the rebranding of the iPhone OS to iOS. Finally we'll be able to talk about the iPod touch without name dropping the iPhone every five seconds.