ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?? No? Prefer to read about all the happenings in the world o' Mac? Well, all rightie then. And if you go both ways, the big game doesn't start for a few more hours and here's something to distract you whilst you wait. Just In Case You Missed It.
Verizon is taking no prisoners with their second commercial for the iPhone 4 -- in addition to actually showing the handset this time, they’ve pulled out the big guns with the “Can you hear me now?” guy.
Verizon Wireless is finally accepting iPhone 4 preorders from existing customers today, and that means the embargo has been lifted on reviews of the new handset. A flood of such reviews hit late Wednesday night, and there aren’t too many surprises to be found.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
As Jon Stewart put it during a recent iPhone skit on The Daily Show, “Our long national nightmare is almost over” -- that is, Verizon Wireless will begin accepting preorders for the iPhone 4 from existing customers one week from today.
Hot on the heels of the earlier announcement today about Verizon's data pricing plans for the upcoming iPhone, not too far behind was the reveal about the pricing for the device's HotSpot feature. The feature allows users to use their phone as a wireless connection, utilizing Verizon's network to go online.
No sooner does Verizon post its own commercial celebrating the imminent arrival of the iPhone 4 on their network than Apple plays the great equalizer, releasing a spot which makes it all about the handset and not the carrier.
Yawn, ho hum, another quiet week in the Mac world, as virtually nothing of interest to anyone happened, no big announcements were made, and we spent a week in a deep, deep coma. Wait, what? Something happened? Verizon got the iPhone? (Checking calendar) It's not April Fool's Day? Whew, lucky we've got tons of people on this beat or else this little news exclusive might have slipped right under our radar.
Now that the two largest carriers in the United States are both selling the iPhone, what is a smaller network to do? In T-Mobile’s case, they’re going on the offensive with a new commercial taking pot shots at their larger rivals’ slower networks.