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South Korean carrier SK Telink is bringing a device back from the dead that Apple first introduced nearly a decade ago. That device is the iPhone 3GS and sales will kick off again at the end of the month. The reason that the carrier is resuming sales of these long out of production devices is a practical one. The carrier found a cache of unsold iPhone 3GS smartphones at a warehouse and plans to sell the devices new in the box with all the original accessories. The device will be dirt cheap and should be appealing to those wanting a cheap backup smartphone or a "throwaway" device for a kid. They will sell for 44,000 won, which is about $41 with no contract. Even though the phones are considered... Read more...
With the iPhone 5 rumored to launch this September, analysts and users alike have turned to wondering what adjustments Apple will make to its pricing structure. Mike Abramsky, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, has stated he expects Apple to break with its established pattern where updates are concerned. To date, each successive product launch has heralded the retiring of the company's oldest iPhone model still for sale. If the company keeps to this, it'll stop offering the iPhone 3GS when it launches the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4 (16GB) would then become the entry-level iPhone at a subsidized price of $99. Abramsky thinks Apple will eschew this option in favor of offering a 'free' iPhone 3GS.... Read more...
Happy holidays! Doubly so if you're Target! The reason why? The mega retailer just announced that they will be selling Apple iPhone 4 units this Christmas, with sales to begin on November 7. This is big for both Target and Apple. The holiday season always leads to skyrocketing phone sales, and chances are many holiday shoppers will end up in Target for one gift or another. And having the iPhone front and center is likely to lead to quite a few impulse buys. Starting next week, the iPhone 4 will be available in 846 Target stores that Target Mobile centers, and if you're not ready to invest in the latest model, the iPhone 3GS will also be available for even less. So now you can find the iPhone... Read more...
There's little to no doubt that Steve Jobs himself will introduce the next generation iPhone at the WWDC conference in California next month, but if you had lingering pause, maybe this is a sign of things to come. Currently, Apple's iPhone 3G sells for $99 on contract; a great price by any measure. The iPhone 3GS sells for $199 on a 2-year contract, which puts it in direct competition with many, many other smartphones on the market today. But with a new iPhone on the horizon, there has to be room made for a newcomer. It's unlikely that Apple would price the next generation iPhone at a point above the $199 mark, which the previous two have debuted at. So if a new iPhone will sell for $199, what... Read more...
It's sort of funny when think about it. The iPhone accessory market seems to be nearly as big as the phone itself; it's rare to find an iPhone owner with no accessories whatsoever, and with that large touch screen, many people are looking for ways to protect that panel and the corners surrounding it. It's no surprise to find that iPhone cases are amongst the most popular peripherals to buy for them, and quite a few companies have tried their hand at it. Mophie really jump-started the battery-case craze with the Juice Pack, and later, the Juice Pack Air. Now, another company is coming forward with something similar, but the twist here is that the MiLi Power Skin is the world's thinnest external... Read more...
If the cost of the iPhone and its corresponding service plan has deterred you from purchasing Apple's popular phone, you'll like this. Katy Huberty, a prominent analyst with Morgan Stanley, expects Apple to introduce a new iPhone in June that will be more economically friendly to its customers. Huberty claims the cost of the iPhone hardware is the biggest barrier to greater iPhone adoption. The service plan is also a large barrier that's deterring adoption. In addition to her predictions that a new iPhone will have a lower total cost of ownership, Huberty is also claiming the new iPhone could include gesture-based functionality. "We expect Apple to launch new iPhones in June that offer both a... Read more...
Belkin has been doing quite well in the iPod and iPhone accessory market, and today's announcement should be music to the ears of those who don't feel like installing any kind of sophisticated iPod adapter into their automobile. Sure, many new vehicles have iPod support from the factory, but older models were never designed to handle Steve's most popular products ever.The TuneCase Auto LIVE is one of the most elegant FM Transmitter solutions that we've seen to date for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, as it actually uses the phone's GPS module in order to locate where you are and track down the most open radio frequency available to you. Anyone who has used an FM Transmitter will know that finding... Read more...
Toshiba launched a new 64GB flash memory module that is designed for use in portable devices. The company claims the new module is the highest-capacity flash module in the industry. The new 64GB NAND flash module is 30 micrometers thin and has a dedicated controller and sixteen 32Gbit chips. It is manufactured using Toshiba's 32-nanometer process technology. Toshiba currently supplies the flash memory for Apple's iPhone 3GS, so this announcement has led many to speculate that future generations of the iPhone will use the higher capacity 64GB module. The new modules are set to arrive early next year. Recent rumors have suggested that the fourth-generation iPhone will arrive sometime next summer,... Read more...
AT&T hasn't earned the greatest reputation since the launch of the iPhone. Most users in huge cities complain of reception issues, dropped calls and lackluster 3G response. Some folks aren't griping, but you don't have to look hard to find someone who isn't fond of the carrier. In fact, many are only sticking with AT&T due to its death grip on Apple's iPhone. And for as many iPhone apps that have been rejected for one reason or another, it's somewhat interested that this one was let through. In fact, it looks as if AT&T is supporting this, though many are chuckling at its presence rather than seeing it as the tool it was designed to be. Essentially, the Mark The Spot application is... Read more...
AT&T used its Twitter page to let us know that it has dropped the price on the refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G to just $49, while supplies last. The Twitter posting suggests visiting att.com to order. The $49 price tag is half the price of an unopened 8GB model. If you’re looking for a 3G capable iPhone and don’t need the faster specs and better camera of the new iPhone 3GS, this could be a good deal. Of course, you’ll still be required to sign up for a two-year contract. AT&T’s site tells us a bit more about refurbished phones: Refurbished phones are previously owned devices that have been unused or lightly used and returned during the 30-day trial period. Each refurbished phone is independently... Read more...
One of the iPhone 3GS's new features is hardware encryption. This should make it more suitable for business, but as its purportedly in hardware, it's unavailable to other iPhone models. It can also be cracked in two minutes, using nothing more than freeware, according to Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone developer and hacker. Zdziarski said:"It is kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the secret decoder ring. I don’t think any of us [developers] have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before, which is why it’s hard to describe why it’s such a big threat to security.”To grab data, one simply has to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS, then install an SSH client to port the iPhone... Read more...
This week is earnings week for a slew of technology outfits, and there's one in particular that Wall Street was waiting for: Apple. During what's likely the worst recession since the Great Depression, analysts and consumers alike were eager to hear how the tech world's darling made out in the quarter ending June 27th. Needless to say, Apple blew away any and all expectations.With the market on a rebound and morale heading north, Apple added fuel to the good-news fire with its fiscal 2009 third quarter earnings. So, just how good were things? Oh, it was only Apple's best-ever non-holiday quarter in terms of revenue and earnings. You read that correctly -- during a time where spending was down... Read more...
Can you say "unprecedented growth?" We had to pick our jaws up off of the floor just 1.5 months ago when Apple announced that it had surpassed one billion downloads in its heralded (and oft copied) App Store, and now--just days after this very store celebrated its first birthday--the California-based company is dusting off the party hats once more. Merely hours after the App Store turned 1, Apple announced that a whopping 1.5 billion App Store downloads had taken place. Let's do a little math here. It took around 11 months to notch 1 billion, and just 1.5 months to snag the next half billion. At this rate, Apple will double up that 1 billion in no time flat, and by the time the store turns 2,... Read more...
On Friday, July 10th, the iTunes App Store turned one year old. Yes, it was only shortly over a year ago that Apple launched the iPhone 3G, an SDK, and the App Store to hold the (currently more than 50,000 apps). Naturally, when you go to iTunes, you get a promotional announcement: Light a candle and cue the music. OK, forgive us for sounding like doting parents, but we're just so proud--having watched the App Store go from promising newcomer to full-fledged revolutionary. To celebrate its first birthday, we've gathered some of our favorite games and apps. Part fun. Part function. Entirely amazing.And this is still the biggest advantage the iPhone has over the Palm Pre: the sheer number of apps... Read more...
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