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Is this the new iPhone?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2009

Is this the new iPhone?The big news this weekend may be all about Palm, but the Apple rumor mill is still going strong. This picture may or may not be the new iPhone set to drop on Monday.

It shows off a matte black casing with no chrome border, what could be a front-facing camera, and iPhone OS 3.0, which makes it sync up with what we’ve heard. It could be a photoshop job. At any rate, we will know the truth soon enough. Do you believe this?

Fido to offer 4GB iPhone 3G

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Fido to offer 4GB iPhone 3GNow we have a leaked image that suggests Fido will be offering a 4GB iPhone 3G in the near future that will retail for $99, with quad-band EDGE and tri-band HSDPA connectivity, a 2-megapixel camera and iChat video calling, which means a front facing camera.

You might remember all of that talk of a $99 iPhone at Walmart from a while ago. It looks like the timing was off but it may actually happen. This also jibes with today’s earlier rumor here.

New iPhones to go from 4GB to 32GB?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

iphone3g-sbAs we approach WWDC ’09, more leaks are leaking. According to Engadget, a “trusted source” says that you will soon have a choice of 4, 8, 16, and 32GB iPhones. The source claims that the iPhones have been approved by the PCS Type Review Certification Board, which certifies models for use with some carriers.

It lends some credence to the rumor that Apple will be releasing two new models. Will this pave the way for a sub-$100 model? As usual, we will know very soon whether or not this rumor is true. It’s looking likely.

Email ‘N Walk iPhone app

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2009

Email ‘N Walk iPhone appEmail ‘N Walk is a new iPhone app that’s designed to replace the plain white background of the email application into a live view of the camera. It’s for those types who write email while walking. Great for watching where you’re going through the camera lens.

That will help you to not walk into lamp-posts, capture the cute rear of a girl in front of you, or get a shot of that rare rogue chicken that crosses your path before it crosses the road. There’s also the occasional roadkill, which will look great as a background.

iPhone-generated artwork hits the cover of The New Yorker

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2009

iPhone-generated artwork hits the cover of The New YorkerJorge Colombo’s cover for the June 1, 2009 issue of The New Yorker was created entirely in the Brushes iPhone app. Jorge told The New York Times that the device allows him to work “without having to carry all my pens and brushes and notepads with me.” And with results like the image above, what’s the difference really?

In this way an artist can also work without parking an easel and canvas along with art supplies in a public space, which allows him to be left alone. For this cover, he spent an hour on 42nd Street, and had no interruptions.

Next iPhone launching July 17? OLED display? Glowing Apple logo?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2009

Next iPhoneAnd here is your daily iPhone rumor. Word is that the next handset will be announced at WWDC. It will feature an OLED display and a glowing Apple logo, and have a launch date of July 17. Many of the provided specifications go hand in hand with past rumors that the device will introduce a digital compass and a video recorder, as well as other features. Here are the specs:

32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models), $199 and $299 price points to be maintained, 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera), Video-recording and editing capabilities, Ability to send a picture & video via MMS, Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device, OLED screen, 1.5 times the battery life of the current models, Double the RAM and processing power, Built-in FM transmitter, Apple logo on back will glow, Rubber-tread backing, Sleeker design, Built-in compass, The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations, Turn-by-turn directions

AT&T thinking about cheaper iPhone plans?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2009

AT&T thinking about cheaper iPhone plans?WWDC approaches. You know what that means. Apple rumors galore. Today’s Apple rumor has BusinessWeek saying that AT&T is working on cheaper iPhone data plans. We don’t have many details, so we don’t know just how it would work.

One popularly-discussed option is a $20 “limited-access” plan which could be potentially offered alongside a cheaper iPhone to be introduced at WWDC. The big question is, what exactly does “limited access” mean? If it won’t allow you to do anything fun, no one will care.

Colorful next-gen iPhone concept

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 14th, 2009

Colorful next-gen iPhone conceptPart of the iPods success is due to the number of color choices the consumer has. If only the iPhone had the same colorful options. Currently it’s only available in black or white and is in desperate need of a color refresh.

Sadly, unlike Gaming handhelds, a color change won’t result in multiple purchases by the same owner. And so it isn’t worth it for Apple to produce them. There’s also the monthly subscription fee. Still, it’s nice to see what they might look like.

cect m188 puts an iphone nano in your hands

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2009

cect m188 puts an iphone nano in your handsThe rumors of Apple releasing an iPhone Nano are still going strong, but they remain just rumors. You can own a miniature iPhone right now if you don’t mind that it’s a cheap Chinese knock-off. The CECT m188 clones the look and menus of the original iPhone in a package that’s just 86mm x 48mm x 11mm. Or about the size of a credit card.

The screen measures 2.6″ diagonal, and it’s touch-sensitive, so it sucks to have large fingers with this one. Using a stylus is probably best. The phone is completely unlocked and works on 900/1800/1900Mhz GSM networks around the world.

I hope this is the new iPhone

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

I hope this is the new iPhoneNot that there’s any chance in hell of getting a new iPhone that looks like an old school gameboy, but I’m hoping I can find me this cool case at least. Who cares if it cuts your screen size?

It’s what you might expect if Steve Jobs was a Nintendo fanboy. Someone somewhere probably made this themselves. Another cool wrap that would look good over your iPhone is a Vintage Walkman. I have no idea where to get one. I just thought it was cool.

Is this what the next iPhone will look like?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Is this what the next iPhone will look like?In all likelihood, yes. A new iPhone is expected to hit this summer, but the big question is, just how much are they going to change the design? Will it be dramatic or subtle? This concept is most likely what we will see. A subtle change in look, while slimming it down to a sexier body. It already has you drooling doesn’t it?

After all, Apple isn’t about to make any radical changes on a device that obviously “ain’t broke”. They’ll change it just enough so that loyal fans will upgrade to replace their current models. It’s what Apple does best. Probably won’t up the specs a whole lot.

AT&T source dishes on new iPhone coming in June?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2009

AT&T source dishes on new iPhone coming in June?The Boy Genius Report has some details on the next iPhone from a source “pretty high up in AT&T’s food chain.” So what do they say? Well, that the next iPhone is due in June for one(not much of a prediction) and that it will feature 7.2Mbps 3G speeds (likely. We told you about that yesterday.) and U-Verse support.

BGR thinks we may even see a full QWERTY-keyed iPhone. As usual take it with a grain of salt. It sounds good, but nothing is confirmed.

Next iPhone to get Internet speed boost

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2009

Apple teams up with Adobe for iPhone FlashThere have been some rumors about the upcoming third generation of the iPhone, but now those rumors are shifting toward a serious Internet boost in the next model. Apparently someone in the know has stated that the new iPhone’s connection will be “significantly faster” but does that refer to the WiFi or the cellular connection? Maybe both.

Some experts suspect that the tip refers to a boost in Internet speed, with the addition of speed-doubled 7.2Mbps 3G. Which make sense, since Infineon will be releasing a new 3G chip this year. Also, AT&T has been testing their 7.2Mbps 3G service for awhile and that should roll out this year as well.

iPhone 3.0 OS reveals new iPhones, iPods

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2009

iPhone 3.0 features cut-and-paste, a whole lot moreThere are always rumors of a new iPhone model, but how about two new iPhone models and a couple of new iPod touches? It looks like a deconstruction of the beta 3.0 build provided to developers this week has uncovered product code “iPhone2,1″ found before plus a newer, “iPhone3,0.”

The iPhone 3G is identified as “iPhone1,2,”. The current iPod touch is “iPod2,1″, but models “iPod2,2″ and “iPod3,1″ have both been rooted out of the binary. We would likely see new iPhone models in June.

Fandango launches iPhone App

Posted in iPhone by Shane McGlaun on March 17th, 2009

fandango-logo-sbI like going to the movies and typically when I go it’s a last minute thing while I am out running around with the wife and finding movie times is a priority. I have an app that I use frequently for finding show times that leaves a bit to be desired. Often it doesn’t list all the movies showing at my local theater and show times are wrong.

Fandango has a new application that promises more accuracy and allows you to buy tickets for the movie you want right on your phone. The app is available free on iTunes right now and offers movie times for 16,000 screens around the country. In addition to movie times, the app shows trailers for films and fan ratings for movies.