By Cody Lee on Nov 18, 2011
A lot of folks expected Apple to introduce an all-new handset this year. But instead of unveiling a completely new iPhone model, Apple announced that it was going to make its iPhone 3GS free with contract to appeal to the low-end smartphone market.
The $0 handset has reportedly been doing very well for AT&T. One can only imagine the marketing power of the phrase “get a free iPhone today.” But it doesn’t look like the carrier will be able to use such a tagline anymore, as it’s mysteriously raised the 3GS’ price tag to $0.99… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 14, 2011
It would appear that the prospect of a new iPhone being announced alongside a price drop for existing models didn’t disuade purchasers from picking up an iPhone 4 or 3GS during Q3, with Apple’s two older handsets continuing to rule the roost in the US.
New figures from NPD show that both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS continued to sell strongly during the third quarter, with the premium iPhone 4 sitting pretty above its cheaper brother and a host of Android-powered devices.
Despite Android outselling iOS as a platform, Apple’s hardware is still proving to be the most favored by buyers, with HTC, Motorola, and Samsung taking the remaining places in the top 5 handsets by units sold… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 7, 2011
Siri has certainly been at the forefront of tech news over the last few weeks. Since Apple introduced the digital assistant at its iPhone 4S event in October, it seems to be everyone’s favorite subject. And the question on everyone’s mind is, can it be ported to other devices?
To make a long story short, yes, it can. Although it’s not available to the public (and likely won’t be for some time, if ever), developers have managed to successfully port Siri to the iPhone 4. And as we’ve seen, it works really well. But why stop there? Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 27, 2011
As someone who has been lucky enough to spend the last few months testing iOS 5 in various beta stages, it has to be said that the version we’re all currently enjoying has come a long way since the early days.
When Apple released the iOS 5 GM not that long ago, I instantly noticed that my iPhone 4’s battery life was lasting roughly half of what it was before. A coincidence, I thought. It’ll sort itself out, I presumed. After getting the iPhone 4S, the problem persisted. Twitter and forums on the web over lit up with similar problems, and a few fixes were suggested, mostly to no avail.
There may be light at the end of the tunnel. Switching one little toggle in iOS 5’s Settings app may hold the key to curing your iPhone 4S battery… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 22, 2011
After 4 months of seeding developer betas, Apple finally released iOS 5 to the masses last week. The update introduced over 200 new features, including several that closely mirrored jailbreak utilities.
But instead of being discouraged by Apple’s efforts, the jailbreak community has stepped up its game. Not only are there several iOS 5-compatible packages available, but a jailbreak for the software has been around since day one… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 21, 2011
Apple’s iOS platform rules the roost in the enterprise, according to new figures released by Good Technology.
The firm, which offers push e-mail, mobile device management, and security products for mobile phones, released the numbers that appear to show both the iPhone and iPad dominating device usage in the enterprise market.
According to Good Technology, the results show a “clear preference for Apple products,” with the figures seemingly proving their point conclusively… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 21, 2011
After announcing the iPhone 4S pricing at its “Let’s Talk iPhone” event on October 4th, Apple also announced that it would be further reducing the pricing for the older generation iPhone 3GS 8GB from $49 to $0 with a 2-year carrier agreement.
According to President and CEO of AT&T Mobility Ralph de la Vega, this price drop has translated to “tremendous” demand for the device… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 20, 2011
Security is something that is never far from a smartphone owner’s mind. After all, these little computers, be they of the iOS, Android, or other variety, contain the keys to our lives.
Just think about the kind of information you keep on your iPhone; the kinds of passwords you enter as a matter of routine. Gmail passwords, Paypal passwords, your bank’s internet banking details: it all goes through your iPhone.
According to new research by the Georgia Institute of Technology, it’s possible that all these keystrokes could be logged, and all thanks to your iPhone’s accelerometer. But before you rush out to change all your passwords, it’s worth checking out just what such a keylogging attack would entail…
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 14, 2011
As promised, the iPhone Dev Team released an update to the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 today. This update allows users with unlockable basebands running iOS 5 to unlock their iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4.
This version of UltraSn0w (1.2.4) doesn’t add any new basebands to the compatibility list, but if you’re running basebands 4.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, or 06.15.00 on the iPhone 3GS, or baseband 01.59.00 on the iPhone 4, then you can unlock your device right now… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
If you’re looking to preserve your iPhone’s baseband when upgrading to iOS 5 on a Windows machine, then Sn0wBreeze is your ticket to baseband freedom.
Preserving your unlockable baseband is integral to being able to unlock your phone when an updated version of UltraSn0w is released tomorrow.
Windows users, this one’s for you. Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows how to preserve your baseband, while upgrading to iOS 5 using Windows… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
Want to update your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5, but need to preserve your unlockable baseband for a future UltraSn0w unlock?
Early this morning, the Dev Team released an update to RedSn0w, which as we told you, incorporates some of the baseband preservation features normally found in PwnageTool.
Inside, you’ll find an easy to follow video walkthrough that shows you how to preserve your baseband for a soon to be released UltraSn0w unlock… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 11, 2011
You would think that with an iPhone refresh on the horizon, sales for last year’s model would start to decline. Why would you buy an outdated handset, when you knew that a new one would be announced soon for the same price?
Apparently not everyone followed the iPhone rumors, or if they did, they just didn’t care. Because according to BGR, the iPhone 4 was still the top-selling smartphone for both Verizon and AT&T during the month of September… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 6, 2011
Good news for folks who pulled the trigger a little too early on buying an iPhone with AT&T in the last 60 days. ModMyi announced this morning that the carrier will be extending its 30-day return policy for recent iPhone purchasers.
While the initial report was based on a purported internal carrier document, iDB was able to confirm the news with AT&T via a customer service representative. Hit the jump for a full rundown of the limited-time return program… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 4, 2011
Today is a big day for Apple news. If you’ve gotten lost in the growing pile of announcements, here’s a helpful recap of the main highlights from Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
Today Tim Cook and co. talked about iOS 5, iCloud, and the iPhone 4S. Check inside for everything you need to know… Read More