Engadget and others are reporting Apple will be holding a press conference on their corporate campus this Friday, July 16, at 10 AM pacific time to discuss iPhone 4. No other details were given.
This should be interesting.
It’s official. Consumer Reports’ engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.
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Today, Apple’s CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Jobs, took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA to announce the product that everyone has been waiting for – the Apple Tablet. Er, the iPad (Yes, that is the official name). This device was perhaps the most anxiously awaited-for device in all of modern consumer electronics. The Wall Street Journal said this past week, “The last time there was this much excitement about a tablet, it had some commandments written on it.” After the event, however, equally as many people left awe-struck as highly disappointed. What is it and what does it do? Is there anything super special about it? Are there any shortcomings? What are the tech specs? Read on to find out. (more…)
Happy new year, everyone! Today, Google held a press event at its headquarters to unveil the ‘Nexus One’ – aka, the Google Phone. Google vice president Mario Queiroz said that the new Nexus One is a “superphone” and an “exemplar of what’s possible” on mobile phones running Android. Several other people spoke at the event as well, including Google VP of engineering Andy Rubin, HTC CEO Peter Chou, and even Motorola’s Co-CEO Sanjay Jha. Shots and videos have been leaking for months showing off this device. And even though we all knew the Nexus One was coming, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a stellar looking phone that carries a serious set of technical specifications that blows even the iPhone 3GS out of the water. (more…)
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Verizon’s newly launched ad campaign against AT&T Wireless that targets the iPhone. Verizon’s marketing team has a smart stategy here – they know that the iPhone is great, so they attack its one and only major weak point, the network. AT&T’s 3G network, plainly put, is atrocious. They’ve been making some substantial improvements, and I commend them for that, but their efforts have simply not been enough. Most of the clamour over the ads come from pundits from both sides claiming they’re misleading, not true, put AT&T in a bad light, etc. The ads have garnished so much attention, in fact, that AT&T, to no benefit of itself, has decided to sue Verizon over the ads.
This is an excellent article that provides some insight into some of the small added features of iPhone 2.1. For me personally, my phone seems snappier and more solid. Sounds aren’t randomly going away, contacts load as they should, location services seem to be working, apps aren’t crashing, etc. Overall, this is how the iPhone 2.0 release should have been. It took Apple entirely too long to deliver on this one, but, hey, at least it did it eventually, right?
So this is a test of the iPhone app and nothing more.