Daily Archives: June 11, 2008
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Orange, who will be carrying the 3G iPhone in France when it comes out on July 11th, has issued a press release stating they will not have the popular device until July 17th. There is no reason as to why this delay has occurred, all we know is that it has. Apple’s France page even confirms it. I bet those eBay pre-order iPhones are looking pretty good right about now for our friends over in France. Sorry, guys.
It is sort of strange that this has happened, as a few days ago at WWDC, Steve told everyone that France would be one of the countries to get the iPhone on its July 11th launch. It will be interesting to see how this turns out for both Apple and angry French consumers who were expecting to get the iPhone right away. Hopefully, Apple or Orange will come forward with a statement as to why this has occurred. For now, we can only wait and see.
If you have been holding out on becoming an Apple iPhone owner, or debating whether or not to upgrade from the current model, PC World’s Melissa J. Perenson has come up with 5 key points (I’ve added two points and tweaked some of her boring regurgitations of standard features) on why you should buy or upgrade to the new iPhone 3G when it’s released on July 11th. Here at MacBlogz, Dave has recently posted about some of the missing features that we’d like to see in Apple’s iPhone. But here are a few reasons we think you should buy a new iPhone.
1. Price Drop
- With Apple’s iPhone price drop, announced today, you pay significantly less money up front at the time of purchase: The 8GB iPhone will sell for $199, just one-third the price that the 4GB iPhone sold for at launch a year ago. The 16GB model will sell for $299.
2. 3G Browsing/Network Speeds
- The first-gen iPhone notably omitted 3G wireless in favor of the more widely available–and significantly slower–EDGE connectivity. A year later, 3G seems even more necessary than before, as Web pages grow more graphically intensive. According to Apple, Web pages will load up to 2.8 times faster on the newly supported 3G network.
3. Greater International Support (Global Domination)
- From a multilingual keyboard that you can change out on the fly to a user-removable SIM card (a SIM-card ejector comes with the iPhone 3G), new features in this model make it much more viable for international use. Whether you need to access the Web while overseas, or you want to swap out your SIM card (presumably, after an unspecified period of time, AT&T will let its customers unlock the phone for international use, as the company has allowed with its more standard phones), this model is better than the original. Not to mention the insane benefits this is going to have on shareholders, Apple’s stock price, market share and revenue.
4. Tons of New Applications
- Fist of all, selling every new application through iTunes and making them available directly on your iPhone or iPod Touch from a native App Store is simply genius. Developing applications appears simple, limited only by the constraints of developers’ imaginations. The potential for future apps, coupled with the iPhone’s existing programs–its iPod video and audio capabilities, its photo album, its easy e-mail, its Google maps and YouTube apps–makes the iPhone 3G a unique offering in the mobile arena. I mean, have you guys seen Sega’s Super Monkey Ball for iPhone?
5. iPhone: Still the Best Mobile-Phone/Media-Device in the World!
- I’ve been personally living with the first generation iPhone ever since it initially launched at 6:00pm on June 29th, 2007. The device has not lost its wow factor and I am constantly amazed at the speed, precision and accuracy with which it processes my actions, finger swipes and general information scouring. With iPhone 3G now supporting the very “zippy” 3G network, every feature that I have grown to love will be enhanced and now shine even brighter. None of Apple’s competitors have even come close to touching the iPhone… Simply put: It is the best mobile device available.
6. Mobile Document Editing in iPhone 3G
- We will now be able to edit documents right on the iPhone. We can open up Powerpoint, Office and Word Processing documents and view them with relative ease. This is major! Up until now NO mobile phone has given you the ability to view documents such as these with intense clarity and truly remarkable speeds. You no longer have to be near a laptop or desktop machine in order to view, edit or publish a document to the web, or send it via email.
7. Because Steve Jobs says so !!!
- The last and perhaps most important reason I will be buying an iPhone 3G on July 11th, is because Steve Jobs told me to
AppDelete 2.0 is a free application for OS X that will delete any application you choose and all associated files/folders that belong to that application.
AppDelete is started by dropping an application onto the AppDelete icon, once you do this you will get a confirmation window displaying the name of the application you dropped.
All deleted items are placed in a folder named “AppDelete” together with the name of the application you chose to delete. This folder is then moved to your trash and is ready to be emptied. You can inspect this folder first and if you change your mind just click “Undo” and all items will be restored to their original location. AppDelete is Leopard compatible and will also run on Tiger and Panther.
Redesigned Interface (New)
Optimized For Leopard (New)
Search For Hidden Files (New)
Force Empty Trash (New)
File Selection Prior To Delete (New)
Undo And Log Features Added (New)
Many Other New Features And Improvements
Get it HERE
(Via Cool OSX Apps)
Looks like Honlai had more than one mini-projector on display at Computex. The MP101 is capable of throwing a 15- to 27-inch display form your iPhone or iPod touch in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Unfortunately, we’re talking just 10-15 lumens and a 200:1 contrast. Still, it’ll do for a quick and dirty LCoS jones. See a working prototype after the break.
A screen capture of the PDF-based requirements document included on the Snow Leopard disc has surfaced online, and the documentation states that in order to install Snow Leopard, developers must have a Mac computer with an “Intel Processor” and at minimum 512MB of RAM.
Now, its always possible that this document could be faked, but I doubt it. If you’re a developer and you can confirm or un-confirm this, please contact me. You can be sure that your identity will remain private.
(Via Apple Gazette)
Yes, you read that headline right. According to a survey of developers conducted this week at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and highlighted over at Apple Insider, many of the potential applications being developed for the iPhone will have an average cost of $3.00 or under — and many others may be completely free. The survey, conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster right after the Steve Jobs Keynote on Monday, revealed some other interesting information besides potential application pricing.
The survey also found that 50% of the developers plan on building applications only for the iPhone while the other 50% were going to make application for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and for Macs as well. In addition, Munster found that many developers were also authoring what he called “Enterprise apps” as well as entertainment apps, location-based apps which take advantage of the iPhone’s GPS capabilities and video games.
According to Munster: “We see this as a positive indicator of the potential for Enterprise adoption of the iPhone. We found the average cost of iPhone apps on the App Store to be $2.29, with 71% being free.” So, if you love the iPhone or iPod Touch and plan on putting lots of applications on them, if the survey proves correct, this is good news for you.
LG announce the KC550 – 5 megapixels for PAYG users
Having introduced their 5 megapixel touchscreen Viewty last year, LG are again going after the cameraphone lovers, with the KC550. There’s a 2.4-inch screen, image stabilisation and a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens.”
(Via Shiny Shiny.)
Satellite radio provider XM is preparing to launch a native iPhone client to access its commercial-free broadcasts. Ars Technica notes that the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer Vernon Irvin spoke to attendees at the Federated Media Conversation Marketing Summit that his company currently streams to select AT&T phones, and will expand to natively support the iPhone at an unspecified future time.
While details on the move are lean, the application would most likely be available from the App Store, and that billing would most likely be handled through AT&T. Since the information comes across the internet, the XM service functions best with AT&T’s unlimited data plan
(Via macnn )