Items tagged with ios 4

There's no question that more and more smartphone users are using their data services more often than voice services. And with the popularity of texting on the rise, actually calling someone has become an event that happens far less frequently than it used to. And even when you do call someone, there's a good chance that the person has a Skype account, which means that you can call them for free (or close to free) rather than using pricey voice minutes from your carrier. Having Skype on the iPhone was (and is) a pretty big deal, particularly after the company upgraded the app back in March to support... Read more...
Up to today, Microsoft had managed to keep the Kin's failure and early termination largely separate from the discussion over Windows Phone 7. According to Redmond, the Kin was neither fish nor fowl; it wasn't Windows Phone 7, but it wasn't Windows Mobile 6.5 either. After Microsoft's WP7 demos at Mobile Beat this year, that's no longer possible. According to Infoworld, WP7 "will be a failure...Windows Phone 7 is a waste of time and money. It's a platform that no carrier, device maker, developer, or user should bother with. Microsoft should kill it before it ships and admit that it's out of the... Read more...
Is this the showdown of the year? In the smartphone world, we would argue that it is. If you're looking for arguably the world's best 3G smartphones right now, you're likely considering two specific choices: Apple's iPhone 4 on AT&T, or HTC's DROID Incredible on Verizon Wireless. Both phones provide an excellent user experience, and both are as cutting edge as they come. Both they also offer very different and distinct experiences, with one coming by way of iOS 4 and the other Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense overlay. In other words, both of these devices are competing for the same crown, but each... Read more...
Is this the showdown of the year? In the smartphone world, we would argue that it is. If you're looking for arguably the world's best 3G smartphones right now, you're likely considering two specific choices: Apple's iPhone 4 on AT&T, or HTC's DROID Incredible on Verizon Wireless. Both phones provide an excellent user experience, and both are as cutting edge as they come. Both they also offer very different and distinct experiences, with one coming by way of iOS 4 and the other Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense overlay. In other words, both of these devices are competing for the same crown,... Read more...
Some would say "Well, this had to happen." But did it, really? What companies really hold entire press conferences just to address the howling public? Toyota certainly did with their whole "brake" issue, and BP has done the same with the oil mess going on in the Gulf right now. But both of those situations were far, far more significant in the grand scheme of life than a phone that has reception issues. Either way, Apple has always been a company that values their image, and no other gaffe in recent memory has shaken their reputation like this. Of course, iPhone 4 handsets continue to fly off of... Read more...
Google and Apple aren't exactly Microsoft and Apple, but it's getting that way. These days, Google and Apple are looking like more and more like rivals, mostly because the two are grasping for the same market share in a break-out market. That said, Microsoft has the primary PC market locked down, with over 90% of the worldwide market share and it's unlikely that Apple will ever truly overtake Microsoft in that respect. But in the mobile and handset OS markets, Apple and Google are aiming for the same group of consumers in a lot of ways. Apple's Steve Jobs hasn't taken to kindly to Google's advances,... Read more...
Another month, another good month for Android. The relationship between Apple and Google has to be getting all sorts of tense these days, as Android continues to eat away at U.S. market share and provide real competition for iOS. Earlier this year, a similar report saw that Android was gaining new users faster than Apple, which is the first time that has happened since the launch of the original Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. Now, it's becoming somewhat of a more common occurrence. ComScore is a reputable research metric which measures smartphone market share globally and in America based on a... Read more...
The iPhone 4 was officially revealed at WWDC in early June, but the world knew about the device long before that. In an extremely unusual slip for Apple, the next generation iPhone was found in a California bar a few weeks before its official announcement, giving the tech world an up close look at the hardware well before Apple intended. But you couldn't tell much by looking at the hardware alone; it was a little thinner, a bit different in terms of construction and had a front-facing camera. But without a working operating system, not much else could be gleaned. Now, however, there are no more... Read more...
Say what you will about the iPad, but lots of people are buying the thing. They may have no idea what they're going to do with it once they get home, and they're probably still curious as to why the iPhone 3G has access to iOS 4 before the iPad, but hey, those are just minor things, right? We're kidding (in a way), but the sales figures just don't lie: Apple has sold three million iPad units in just 80 days. It hasn't even taken 3 months for the company to move 3 million units, and even with the iPhone 4 getting a serious amount of attention right now, consumers have yet to totally forget about... Read more...
It was this month last year that Apple launched the iPhone 3GS. Records were broken in terms of sales, and overall demand looked like it couldn't possibly be higher. It was Apple's third iPhone, and the 3GS was arguably the least impressive upgrade to date. The iPhone 3G was a drastic improvement over the original iPhone; it added 3G support, a better camera, a whole new design and support for multi-media messaging. The 3GS, however, was just a mild improvement. Support for video recording was added, and a new processor was included for improved speed and graphical performance. It was a solid upgrade,... Read more...
It's June 15th. Do you know where your credit card is? It's probably hiding away far in the back of your wallet, knowing full well that you're about to put a serious dent in it. Just a week after Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, announced that the next generation iPhone would be available for pre-sale on June 15th, the floodgates have opened, but things aren't going so smoothly. The iPhone 4 is scheduled to ship to U.S. users (along with consumers in five other countries; the rest have to wait) on June 24th. But people aren't waiting for that day to come. Both Apple and AT&T have seen their servers... Read more...
Well, it's June 7, and that means WWDC has started in California. And that also means that the rumors were true: a new iPhone has entered the world. Steve Jobs got on stage today to kick the event off in style, and while he took a few minutes to talk market share numbers (obviously looking at areas where the iPhone OS has sold more than Android), the real news arrived shortly. The next generation iPhone is real, and the images that were leaked weeks back were also spot-on. The name, however, is curious: It's the iPhone 4. Just iPhone 4. Not 4G, not HD, just 4. That's pretty plain, we must confess,... Read more...