After Antennagate, bumper cases became the norm as protective frames for the iPhone 4. A bumper offered some buffer between the iPhone and a table you'd set it down on, but it didn't protect either side of the chassis from scratches. This case from Element Case offers a three-part solution with its version of the bumper case by including a padded back plate and a screen protector for the front.
Apple has used celebrities sparingly to pimp their product, most notably with the classic “Think Different” ad campaign. But the company appears to be going in a new direction, starting with a pair of television commercials that popped up Monday night.
Despite having an iPhone since the original model launched in 2007, curiosity sometimes drives us into the arms of competing products -- especially ones as well-hyped as Nokia’s new Lumia 900, which many predict could be the first real shot Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has for success.
Never mind the fact that Apple is selling iPhone 4S handsets as fast as they can manufacture them: There is still a lot of competition out there from other companies who are working hard to knock Cupertino out of the game -- and here are a trio we think actually come pretty close to doing just that.
Now that the iPhone has landed on three of the four major U.S. wireless carriers, Apple appears to be painting the nooks and crannies with an April 20 rollout at a number of small regional carriers who are almost entirely connected to the older CDMA technology being gradually abandoned by Verizon and Sprint. If you live in those areas, you’ll probably get a better deal, so it’s worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new iPhone. No need to thank us for that sound advice -- just show your appreciation by reading the news for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 instead.
By this point, you’ve got to be feeling bad for T-Mobile -- even smaller regional carriers have been nabbing the iPhone 4S while Apple continues to snub the fourth-place U.S. carrier. nTelos is the latest to bring joy to five states later this month.
If you have ever listened to our podcasts, or if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been a long time Android fangirl. I've always been in favor of the Google ecosystem--the openness, the flexibility, the company's primary-colored logo. Up until recently, I swore by it. At social gatherings with other techies, I'd loudly proclaim how difficult it was to navigate iOS, and how its static 16-icon screens weren't conducive to multitasking. I loved the Android's widgets, the physical back button, and the ability to hold down on an item to bring up more options. I also loved Google Maps and its totally gratis turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the Facebook and Twitter integration. The Android user interface also felt more intuitive--the fluidity between screens as you scrolled back and forth felt natural, as much as a phone could feel in the palm of your hand.
What’s in a name? For someone like the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, quite a lot. The notorious perfectionist didn’t particularly take to the name “Siri” when Apple acquired the company two years ago -- but accordingly to that company’s co-founder, Jobs never came up with a better one.
Siri was A Pretty Big Deal back in October when the iPhone 4S was announced, to a large degree because the update was otherwise cosmetically the same. But nearly six months later, a survey tries to determine if iPhone 4S owners are actually using the virtual assistant -- and the results are “sort of.”