Apple just can’t seem to catch a break on the iPhone 4 (except when it comes to profit, that is) -- the company announced today that manufacturing problems are delaying the white model of the handset yet again.
As we mentioned earlier, Apple promised to make its free iPhone 4 case program available later this week -- and that time has arrived. In a unique twist, in order to claim your free iPhone 4 case, you first have to download an app to your device, which then lets you select the case of your choice.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
If you're tired of waiting for the iPhone 4 or iPad to become available, then maybe you'll like to hear that Apple is doing its best to shrink the waiting lists it has going for the two devices. Apple already regularly maintains a "Priority List" that helps them ramp up production, but some stores have anywhere from 250 to 750 people on the waiting list for iPads, and 500 to 1,500 for iPhone 4s.
On the heels of Apple’s third-quarter results earlier this week, U.S. wireless partner AT&T has just announced their own second-quarter revenue -- and they’re wearing a smile, with lots of new iPhone activations and 10 times the number of iPhone 4s sold compared to last year’s iPhone 3GS.
From the way that Apple’s “Antennagate” PR crisis has unfolded in the media, you may be surprised to learn that the bad press is not equating to lost sales. But despite that, it’s still going to cost Apple a hefty sum of cash to appease customers with free cases.
This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
There's been a lot of ballyhoo made over the iPhone 4's innovative antenna design and high resolution Retina Display, but you don't often hear too much about one of the unsung heroes of the handset's hardware, the gyroscope.
"A gyroscope, you say?" Yep it's in there, and it's a fine upgrade over the iPhone 3GS' compass and accelerometer hardware.
Sure we've seen some pretty impressive FaceTime calls from inside the U.S., but some people are stretching the limits of the iPhone 4 by placing a FaceTime call from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Separated by a thousand miles of water, Philippe Kahn who is racing to Honolulu, Hawaii in the 2010 Pacific Cup, placed a FaceTime call to his colleges in Santa Cruz, California.
After Representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Steve Jobs asking to explain iAd tracking, Apple's general counsel, Bruce Sewell, responded with a hand delivered letter. The original letter was sparked by Apple's location-tracking wording in the recent iTunes update.