Items tagged with iphone 4

Relationships. Some go the distance. Others are of a more mercurial nature, such as the one between me and my iPhone. As much as I loved my iPhone, I've always found iOS to be somewhat immature and not quite serious (a problem that plagues most Apple-produced software), which probably explains why my eye has wandered towards Android phones from time to time. I resisted the urge to explore Android's potentially greener pastures for years, though, opting to stay in my comfort zone rather than navigating the travails of adopting a new OS and workflows, the exasperation of manufacturer-included... Read more...
Apple's fairly well mastered the art of planned obsolescence, whereby the company leaves out certain desirable features on new devices so that it can introduce them on a later model and entice users to upgrade (think the lack of a rear-facing camera on the original iPad), but to suggest the Cupertino outfit sells knowingly faulty products is another topic altogether. It's also the claim of a class action lawsuit filed by Debra Hilton in regards to the iPhone 4. According to the lawsuit, Apple sold iPhone 4 models with defective power buttons to thousands of customers. Even worse, many of those... Read more...
Apple iPhone 4 and 4S owners haven't much time to celebrate the release of iOS 6, which introduces a bazillion new features, along with a nifty panoramic picture mode. Unfortunately, for some users, all the goodness of iOS 6 has come at the expense of battery life. Yep, here we go again. It seems like shortened battery life is always an issue with an Apple product at any given time, and in this particular case, iPhone 4 and 4S owners have taken their complaints to the Cupertino company's support forum. "Some is massively eating battery life in 6.0. I have a 4S, and I had great battery life. 8AM-5PM... Read more...
Remember the old days, when your phone would vibrate and you’d practically jump out of your seat? Those days are back if you have an iPhone 5. Users are reporting that the iPhone 5 has an especially jarring vibration feature, so The Next Web dug into the smartphone and found out that it has an old vibration motor. You want vibrate mode to get your attention, but you don’t want it to get everyone’s attention. The vibration motor actually takes up quite a bit of space, given the iPhone’s small size. It sits in the upper-left corner of the device. The motor that appears... Read more...
Still looking for a last-minute gift? What about two gifts? How about a gift for you, and a gift for someone else? You really do deserve a gift for being so thoughtful on Christmas Eve! Today only, Best Buy stores are offering up a pretty insane deal on a phone that is typically impossible to find a deal on: Apple's iPhone 4. The company is selling the 32GB model on Verizon or AT&T in a BOGO arrangement -- in other words, buy one get one free. You'll sadly need to visit a local store (no online deal, sorry), and it all ends at 5PM. You'll have to agree to a new 2-year contract on each one,... Read more...
Developers have access to a new beta version of iOS 5 -- version 5.0.1 -- that's supposed to fix battery life issues reportedly plaguing some iPhone and iPod touch users who installed Apple's latest and greatest mobile OS. iPhone 4S owners have been particularly vocal in voicing concerns that their shiny new smartphone is giving up the ghost well before their previous iPhone device used to, even though their usage habits are the same (we haven't run into this issue ourselves). What gives? According to the release notes, Apple discovered and fixed a bug affecting battery life. What exactly that... Read more...
Here it is folks, the iPhone 4S from Apple. It's not the iPhone 5 like so many people were expecting, or at least hoping Apple would unveil. You won't find any outwardly obvious design changes, like a bigger screen or a redesigned chassis. Even the back is still covered with glass, ready to dole out instant punishment to the poor sap who carelessly loses his grip and lets his phone fall to the floor. The iPhone 4S doesn't drive a stake in the heart of Android or Windows Phone 7, and it won't change the world in the same fashion that the original iPhone did back in 2007. These are all the things... Read more...
Here it is folks, the iPhone 4S from Apple. It's not the iPhone 5 like so many people were expecting, or at least hoping Apple would unveil. You won't find any obvious outwardly design changes, like a bigger screen or a redesigned chassis. Even the back is still covered with glass, ready to dole out instant punishment to the poor sap who carelessly loses his grip and lets his phone fall to the floor. The iPhone 4S doesn't drive a stake in the heart of Android or Windows Phone 7, and it won't change the world in the same fashion that the original iPhone did back in 2007. These are all the things... Read more...
The iPhone 4S has been criticised by some for being little more than a speed bump. Device sales have been incredibly strong—buyers clearly aren't concerned about this issue—but evidence also suggests that there've been more changes than are externally visible. The phone's dual-band antenna and updated camera are both different, while the CPU is reportedly based on the Cortex A-9 as opposed to the A4's Cortex-A8 heritage. This last would help explain why preliminary performance tests indicate that the iPhone 4S dominates every other phone and tablet save for the iPad 2. Moving to a dual-core... Read more...
The case of the missing iPhone 4 is finally over. Brian Hogan (below), 22, of Redwood City, and Robert Sage Wallower (pictured), 28, have changed their pleas from "not guilty" to "no contest" in the "lost iPhone" case, stemming from 2010. The pair, who had been accused of selling the device to Gizmodo last year, received sentences of one year of probation, 40 hours of community service, and a payment of $250 in restitution to Apple. Brian Hogan was the man who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype in Gourmet Haus Staudt, a German beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., in April of 2010.... Read more...
If you're just now getting around to pre-ordering an iPhone 4S device, get ready for a dose of the backorder blues. Getting an iPhone 4S on day of delivery is going to be tough for anyone that hasn't already laid claim to Apple's next generation smartphone, which is only mildly surprising given the disappointment that Apple didn't announce an iPhone 5 device. It doesn't matter, people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 4S. According to Apple, more than a million people flocked to its website and pre-ordered the device in the first 24 hours it was made available, far surpassing the previous record... Read more...
Looking to switch carriers to get an iPhone 4S? Plenty of people have to be thinking about it, with Apple's newest upcoming smartphone to launch on Verizon Wireless, AT&T as well as Sprint (for the first time) in a week. But with VZW and AT&T enforcing tiered data plans for new customers, that leaves just one carrier with unlimited data for the iPhone 4 and 4S: Sprint. The carrier today made clear that they would offer an unlimited data pricing plan for both iPhone handsets on Sprint starting October 14th. New and existing customers can pre-order iPhone 4S beginning on Friday, October 7... Read more...
Apple is finally sharing the formalized specs on the iPhone 4S, and they confirm much of what we've suspected. The new phone looks nearly identical to the current iPhone 4, but is reportedly "all new" inside. Many analysts have speculated that the new iPhone 4S will fix the antenna issues that plagued the original iPhone 4. The phone may share the iPhone 4's brand, but the internal specs are significantly refreshed. The new iPhone 4S is nearly identical in appearance to the iPhone 4. Graphics performance is up to 7x higher than the iPhone 4 and the phone will use the dual-core A5 CPU that powers... Read more...
The rumor mill is churning again, and this time it has produced some new iPhone rumors. Hints from an iOS developer's activity logs suggest that the next generation iPhone model will be dual-mode, that is, connected to both Verizon and AT&T's networks. According to the dev, a device they believed to be the next-gen iPhone running iOS 5 showed up in recent usage logs, which reported two distinct sets of codes that are used to identify mobile network operators. Specifically, the codes indicated a device capable of connecting to both GSM and CDMA networks, meaning that the coming iPhone 5 could... Read more...
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