CultofMac is reporting that T-Mobile USA is incredibly close to striking a deal that would bring the iPhone to the carrier in the fall. If this rumor is indeed true, than that would mean that Apple has ended its exclusive relationship with AT&T and is now in an "open relationship."
When is a flashlight app not a flashlight app? When it's just a clever disguise for another kind of app all together. In a move making him both a credible developer and a geek outlaw simultaneously, fifteen-year-old app developer Nick Lee submitted a humble Flashlight application for inclusion in the iTunes App Store that was actually a deviously hidden tethering application.
EA has just detailed 7 new iPhone and iPad games, and we tried them all. Some look like sure winners and others already feel dated. Follow along after the cut to check out Madden NFL 11, R-Type, Reckless Racing, Risk, The Sims 3 Ambitions, SimCity Deluxe, and Yahtzee.
Intel has released a trio of chips that it claims can beat the stuffing out of any mobile chips on the block, including Apple’s A4 processor, used first in the iPad and now in the iPhone 4. And Intel would be more than happy to save Apple the trouble of developing, say, an A5.
Unfortunately, we members of the great unwashed can’t directly compare the A4 with Intel’s new chips, developed under the platform codename of Moorestown. While Intel, whose chips power Apple’s Mac but not its iPhone/Pad/Pod, will tell you practically anything you’d like to know, Apple has released next to nothing about the A4.
If your reading preferences lean towards dish and intrigue, you might want to pay attention to what Wired magazine has to offer in their August issue. The magazine has gone behind the scenes of the tumultuous relationship between AT&T and Apple and in doing so, sheds some light on the nagging question of why one of the best smartphone handsets in the world remains on the network that so many Americans love to hate.
The grudge match between we iPhone users and those poor, misguided souls who believe that their Android handset is soooo superior can now be settled in the theatre of war. Finally, the endless arguments over the numbers of apps available and open source versus closed ecosystem will end with the loser failing to the sound of pew-pew-pew-pew.
So, it looks like Apple decided to play big kids and own up to the iPhone 4 reception issues after all. Free bumpers! Free cases! Other smartphones have the same problems! The iPhone 4 only drops marginally more calls than the previous model! Wait, run that last one by us again. And when you're done processing this particular bit of news, check out the other goings on around MacTown with the other big kids on the block, Mac|Life.
Speculation is running rampant about what Steve Jobs & Co. might try to pull off tomorrow with their emergency press conference. Will they man up, and admit that there's some issue of some kind that needs addressing? Or will Steve pull a Jedi mind trick on everyone, all the while publicly flogging AT&T, Consume Reports, and anyone else who gets in the way of his plan for worldwide domination? More importantly, how will you react?
This week, we'll take a look at some troubleshooting tips for the iPhone and iPad that also work for the iPod touch. If you are experiencing problems with any of these devices, then these tips may help you and generally fix most iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iOS problems.
A new uncovered patent shows that Apple is currently working on a new dock connector design that will let you device with multiple orientations (i.e. portrait or landscape). The device appears to be using an inductive connection for both charging and syncing the device. This new design could allow for device case designs that don't interfere with Apple's dock design.