Taking Apple’s lead, Chinese carrier China Unicom will head off iPhone 4 trouble at the pass by giving every customer a free case with their purchase in an effort to prevent the controversy that sprung up here in the United States over the handset’s antenna design.
After numerous delays, you might be wondering if a white version of the iPhone 4 truly exists (beyond Apple’s website tease, that is). Indeed it does, as one luck son of a -- er, dude -- shows in a video unboxing up in Ontario, Canada.
Last week we took a look at using and troubleshooting Facetime, a new feature included with the iPhone 4 that utilizes the front facing camera. This combination of hardware and software can be used for better or worse, but ultimately it can be a whole lot of fun.
This week's tips will focus on using FaceTime on a plane, in a car, on a bar, and from very far...away. Plus, we've got some bonus FaceTime tips included.
9to5 Mac recently discovered that Apple is no longer offering no commitment pricing for the iPhone 4 online. This means that you can no longer grab an iPhone 4 for $599 (16GB) or $699 (32GB) without it being tied to AT&T. The blog believes that this could be Apple's response to the recent Jailbreak, which allowed anyone to jailbreak their device without syncing it to a computer.
This information was discovered on the iPhone FAQ section of the iPhone 4 online store page. The page mentions that you can't buy a no commitment device because the "iPhone requires a two-year AT&T wireless service contract."
[Update] Apple has contacted 9to5 Mac to say that you can actually purchase the no commitment iPhone 4 in the Apple Store, just not online.
Frustrated by the lack of iPhone 4s on Apple's floors? We're boggled by the fact that you still can't walk in an Apple store and buy an iPhone 4 on the spot. Well, according to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, this should change by the end of September.
Kumar says Apple needs to supply more iPhones to surpass their current earnings and sell 14 million new handsets in the next few months, and 15 million by the end of the year. He says that once they catch up on current orders, more iPhones will show up in stores.
Early this morning, Barnes and Noble released Nook updates for iPhone, iPad, and PC versions of the App. The applications have been completely revamped to include features like themes, day/night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, and more. Best of all, the iPhone 4 version now adds hi-res images for the Retina display.
The iPhone 4 includes a front facing camera that can be used to photobomb yourself in a stream of action shots. Every photo opportunity is a chance to have fun and fortunately, Apple has facilitated. However, FaceTime is more than just way to take perfectly angled Facebook photos, it's also a way to utilize the iPhone 4's video conference capabilities. This week's tips will focus on FaceTime set up, troubleshooting, and testing.
Still trying to grab an iPhone 4, seven weeks after it was first launched? You may not be alone, if recent stock inquiries into Apple retail locations are any indication -- the popular handset is still sold out at nearly half of their stores. So much for “Antennagate”…
Unless you were in a coma (and if you were, we hope you're feeling better now,) you'll recall that last month the media and consumer ballyhoo surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna woes came to a head. At the heart of the issue was the fact that if users held the smartphone in a certain manner that's now come to be affectionatly known as the Death-Grip, the phone would lose a significant amount of signal reception due to a design flaw. In a now legendary email, Steve Jobs suggested that users simply not hold their phones "that way." Well, if dropped-calls and lousy connections weren't reason enough to consider doing just that, an Israeli software company has another you can add to the list: Holding your mobile in a death-grip ups the handset's radiation level.