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iPhone Developer Makes $600,000 From Clever Artillery iPhone Game

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple’s App Store can indeed be a strange place to do business. Even though the store has become a behemoth with over 20,000 apps available and 500 million apps downloaded, the success stories are few and far between when compared to how many developers are grinding away.
The latest comes from an iPhone developer named Ethan [...]

App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has recently passed the 20,000 application mark. While Apple recently showcased that half a billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store’s launch, the ratio compared to how many applications are actually available is quite interesting.
The application count tracker at apptism.com (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When [...]

RBC Analyst Claims $99 Entry-Level iPhone Coming (Again)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

An analyst by the name of Mike Abramsky who works for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) claims that Apple is working on an entry-level iPhone that will be priced at $99, and start selling sometime this summer.
Abramsky’s report cites “checks” as his sources for the information. What stands out is that Abramsky is expecting [...]

Apple’s iPhone Hitting Chinese Markets on May 19th with China Unicom

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Contrary to recent reports that talks between Apple and Chinese mobile provider China Mobile had broke down because of App Store negotiations, it’s now being reported that the iPhone will be arriving in China on May 19th with China Unicom.
Reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile had broke down were true, albeit a bit [...]

Japanese iPhone Application Turns the Device into a Full-Blown Web Server

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new iPhone application called, “ServersMan@iPhone,” which recently launched in Japan’s App Store, turns the device into a comprehensive web server.
Developed by Tokyo-based venture company, FreeBit, distinguished for delivering their network platform to numerous VNO/ISPs, the new application allows your iPhone to act and appear as any common web server would. Once [...]

App Store Improvements: Is Apple Listening?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since the App Store first launched, it has been met with heated backlash by many, joyous praise by others, and the inability to be matched by any of Apple’s competitors. Even though the App Store, and the business model surrounding it are great, the development community continues to brainstorm ways to make it better.
The [...]

Simulated Flash for iPhone Used In Online Ad Campaign

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not content with waiting for Apple and Adobe to align expectations with porting Flash over to the iPhone, a company called GreyStripe has developed a simulated Flash experience currently being used in advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilver’s Axe Brand bodyspray.
The simulated flash experience, which Greystripe is dubbing Rich Media Flash Ads for the [...]

Google ‘Latitude’ Coming to iPhone, Loopt Says Uh Oh

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google has announced a new location based tracking (awareness) feature that will integrate with Google Maps being dubbed Latitude that is soon making its way to the iPhone. For now, it is being demoed on Google’s open source mobile operating system Android.

Google describes the new application as “being able to find millions of your friends [...]

SpeedDate.com Launches iPhone Dating App, Looks AntiSocial

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

SpeedDate.com has released an iPhone app into the App Store that allows its users to increase dating partners and “make a match anywhere from their iPhone and iPod touch.” Quite a hefty promise for an application that promotes anti-social behavior.
The application, which can be downloaded from iTunes here, can be downloaded immediately. Users can log [...]

Apple Sues German Website Over ‘Misuse’ of iPhone Imagery

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to a German website that sells iPhone 3G’s independent of a Simlock or T-Mobile contract, as well as a $2,271 bill for legal costs surrounding the misuse of Apple’s own iPhone imagery.
3Gstore.de is an online store based out of Germany that sells iPhone 3G’s. By importing these [...]

AT&T Set to Deploy 14+ Mbps HSPA Speeds In 3rd Quarter of 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

AT&T has been internally testing HSPA and HSPA+ cellular network speeds in their labs. Currently reaching peaks of up to 7.2 Mbps, it is being reported that these speeds may possibly double before AT&T officially rolls out the wireless enhancements.
We know that AT&T has been testing wireless speeds both in their internal labs, and in [...]

Firmware Reveals Next Generation iPhone Model Labeled “2,1″

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Recently uncovered information in Apple’s iPhone 2.x firmware reveals evidence of a next generation iPhone labeled “iPhone 2,1.” Whether this refers to Apple’s next iPhone release or an iPhone model to be released sometime in the future remains uncertain.
Originally discovered by MacRumors, the different model numbers (1,1 – 1,2 – 2,1) are set in place [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Check” (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple is pushing the iPhone’s potential as a software platform, and has released yet another new commercial titled “Check” showcasing how easy it is to “find an app for everything.”
Following two previous commercials (fix and read) nearly identical in composition to this one (only showcasing different apps), Apple continues to highlight the success of the [...]

NATO Chief Commends the iPhone as a Symbol of Optimism

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General, Japp de Hoop Scheffer, has alluded to technological advance, specifically the iPhone, as being a primary step forward in the global effort to fight terrorism in Afghanistan.
In a recent speech given at the Security and Defense Agenda in Brussels Belgium, de Hoop Scheffer covered a vast array of [...]

Apple Releases iPhone Firmware Update 2.2.1

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple has released an iPhone firmware update bringing the current version to 2.2.1. The update is available by connecting your iPhone to iTunes.
It should be noted that this is not a major (dot) upgrade as “3.0″ will be. This update merely focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements for iPhone owners. While there are notably [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Fix” (VIDEO)

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Apple has released another new iPhone commercial titled “fix.” The commercial highlights the potential the iPhone has when coupled with all of the apps in the App Store.
The commercial, which can be found on Apple’s website here, takes a clever play on the word fix. By having so many apps to choose from, anybody that’s [...]

Apple Awarded iPhone and Multi-Touch Device Patent

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Fresh on the heels of what would seem to be an innovation war between Apple and Palm, the United States Patent Office has awarded Apple the patent on the multi-touch and touch-screen input methods in question.
The massive patent is titled Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics, and [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Read” (VIDEO)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Apple has released a brand new iPhone commercial titled Read. The new ad showcases the iPhone’s ability to read multiple file types.

Because of the diversity in applications in Apple’s App Store, users can render and “read” many file types. It should be noted that due to heavy legal issues surrounding the genuine speed and performance [...]

Apple’s Plans Should Be Clear: High-End iPhones and Global Positioning

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

As the market reels from Apple’s announcements in their Q1 financial earnings call, a clear distinction between Apple’s current position, and where they should be headed with the iPhone product line is made even more apparent.
We already know that Apple doesn’t like to dabble in cheap products. Whether it be a sub-$500 netbook (cheap ultra [...]

Tim Cook’s Aggressive Stance Towards Suing Patent Violaters (Palm?)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In Apple’s Q1 financial results earnings call, COO Tim Cook made some particularly aggressive statements pertaining to competitors violating patents Apple holds. When looking at the marketplace, Palm should most likely be prepared to defend the newly announced Palm Pre.
After reiterating Apple’s stance on the netbook category, COO Tim Cook shifted positions to talk about [...]