Rumor: Apple To Discount iPhones For Black Friday Sale?

Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital said in a report to clients that Apple is preparing for their largest Black Friday sale yet this year, which will include the iPhone. Orange, the carrier in France, has already slashed the price of their iPhone from 149 euros to 99, but while it seems unlikely in the US, Apple may offer it at a discounted price to maintain market dominance this holiday season.

Gizmodo’s 20 Essential iPhone Apps

If you have a new iPhone or iTouch just waiting to be filled up, or you feel like you may be missing some essentials in your collection, this is the list for you.

Whip it! Whip it good! Pocket Jockey for iPhone is spanktastic

Pocket Jockey is a US$0.99 horse-racing game that can provide a workout while you play. You can race against friends or the iPhone three different ways…

iPhone gets ’80s Mac game, Crystal Quest

Hands-On Mobile has ported a 1980s space-shooter game, Crystal Quest, to the iPhone. Crystal Quest was the first color game for the Mac, launched in 1987, and has been retrofitted with updated graphics. Players fly a spaceship collecting crystals in space, while simultaneously trying to evade enemies that attack from the sides of the screen.

Twittelator Pro 1.5 supports alternate services

Stone Design says it has released the v1.5 update to Twittelator Pro, its high-end Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod touch. The software simplifies the process of posting tweets from a handheld, by means of features like streamlined views, multiple accounts, and the ability to paste images, links and text.

Apple sued over hairline cracks in iPhone 3G casings

Apple is facing yet another lawsuit over the performance of its iPhone 3G on AT&T’s network but with added allegations that the company is ignoring the occurrence of hairline cracks in the handset’s enclosure.

Google Is Taking Questions (Spoken, via iPhone)

Pushing ahead in the decades-long effort to get computers to understand human speech, Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone.

Hack your VW’s budvase for the iPhone

Perhaps you’ve seen a Volkswagen Beetle driving around with a flower in its dashboard bud vase. People put all sorts of things in there, but we say ditch the gerbera daisies and go for something more useful.

iPhone comes to Egypt without GPS functions

The iPhone has launched in Egypt through two separate carriers, reports say. Vodafone has unveiled four different plans, priced at 150, 250, 350 and 550 EGP, respectively. The first includes 150 minutes, 50 texts and 250MB of data. Each of these figures increases through to the last plan, which incorporates 1,200 minutes, 200 texts and 1GB of data.

AllCalc merges multiple calculators for iPhone/iPod

Bayhoff Software has published AllCalc 1.0, a calculator app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The software differs from most other calculators on Apple handhelds by gathering several different functions into one location.

iPhone Shoulder Holster Is Chuck Norris’ Favorite Fashion Accessory

Apparently created for police detectives, construction workers, or anyone with zero sense of fashion and/or shame, the e-Volve Gadget Shoulder Holster is just that: A shoulder holster which, according to the manufacturer, “is designed to evolve and adapt to the reality of constant state of change in personal electronics by enabling you to wear your present and future gadgets”.