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The ink is barely dry on the launch of Apple's new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphone families, but there are already whispers about their successors, which will arrive around this time next year. Not surprisingly, these new rumors are coming from a well-connected insider with knowledge of Apple's supply chain: analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, the current design language, which dates back to 2017's iPhone X and has been used in a total of three iPhone generations, will be tossed out the window. In its place will be an all-new design that takes some cues from the revolutionary – at the time – iPhone 4 that debuted in 2010. In a research note that was picked up... Read more...
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 "bloatware" (Samsung's TouchWiz, for example, was said to be particularly headache-inducing), and... 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 affected claim their device would fail shortly after the 1-year warranty period expired, leaving them... 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 workday and I would have 50 percent life left," Apple forum user Chris Howard explains. "I just... 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 in the iPhone 5 also appeared in the AT&T version of the iPhone 4, but not in the Verizon... 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, too. But still, if you were looking for the next-best iPhone to get, you won't find a much better deal... 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 bug is, Apple didn't elaborate, but the Cupertino company did outline other changes included in iOS... 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 that the iPhone 4S isn't. The obvious question to ask at this point is, what is the iPhone 4S? Apple... 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 that the iPhone 4S isn't. The obvious question to ask at this point is, what is the iPhone 4S? The... 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 accounts for some of the boost; the Cortex-A9 architecture delivers the rest. The 4S also uses... 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. Once Hogan discovered it was no ordinary iPhone 3GS (it had been disguised with a 3GS case), Sage Wallower... 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 of 600,000 single-day pre-orders set by the original iPhone 4. "We are blown away with the incredible... 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 at 12:01 AM PST. Beginning today, iPhone 4 with iOS 5 is available for just $99.99 through sprint.com/iphone.... 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 the iPad, albeit at a (probable) lower operating frequency. Apple claims the CPU is up to twice as... 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 be a dual-mode "world phone." While the Verizon iPhone 4 is currently locked to work only on Verizon's... Read more...
Yes Verizon, we can hear you now. And so can AT&T. Loud and clear, as a matter of fact, which is what happens when one wireless company steals market share from another in convincing fashion. And that's what Verizon did which, according to market research firmLocalytics, now accounts for a third of all iPhone 4 devices in the U.S., despite AT&T having a nearly eight-month head start. Sure, AT&T still claims the larger slice of the pie with around 68 percent, but it used to consume the whole thing and is now sharing a third with Verizon, a newcomer to the iPhone 4 party. "Why the recent uptick in Verizon adoption? One reason may be Verizon’s unlimited data plan, which they are... 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...
Although no one seems to know exactly when the next iPhone will be announced or released, we do know where to find a deal on the iPhone 4: Walmart. The low-cost retailer announced that it has lowered the price on Apple's iPhone 4 to $147 in its brick-and-mortar stores across the country. The price break is for a limited time only, however. The price reduction began at the beginning of this week and only applies to the 16GB iPhone 4. As with other discounted phones, you'll still be required to sign a two-year contract. The promotion is scheduled to end July 1. At that time, the 16GB iPhone 4 will go back to selling for $199. The promotion is not available on Walmart's website. The price decrease... Read more...
While we wait on official word from Apple. unofficially, the App Store is now home to more than 500,000 applications for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That's an incredible milestone, especially given Apple's often tight restrictions for what passes muster as an allowable app. That half a million figure is according to Chomp (application search engine), 148apps (iOS app news and reviews site), and Chillingo (independent games publisher and a division of Electronic Arts). The three firms put together a long infographic celebrating the App Store's ascent to 500,000 apps, as well as a bunch of statistics. Image Credit: Chomp, 148apps, Chillingo According to the graphic, the App Store boasts over... Read more...
Underscoring why Verizon Wireless made such an aggressive push to secure rights to sell Apple's iPhone, the wireless carrier today announced activation figures for the coveted smartphone, saying it turned on service for 2.2 million iPhone devices in the first quarter alone. What's more, Verizon said the iPhone 4 produced the most successful first-day sales in the company's history when it was introduced in February to existing customers. "In a period of less than eight weeks, we activated 2.2 million iPhones, and in two weeks, we activated more than 260,000 of our first 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, at the premium price of $249.99," Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said during a conference call... Read more...
We don't know what AT&T did to lose its exclusivity grip on Apple's iPhone devices, but one thing's for sure, the wireless carrier isn't doing itself any favors by jacking up the price of early iPhone upgrades by $50. It may generate some additional revenue in the short term, but once the contract is up, does AT&T really want to give subscribers more reasons to jump ship? Starting last Sunday, AT&T subscribers have to pay an additional $50 premium for an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4G. With the $50 price hike added in, here's how the early upgrade pricing shakes out: 8GB iPhone 3GS - $299 16GB iPhone 4 - $449 32GB iPhone 4 - $549 Those are all $250 higher than the subsidized price that new... Read more...
The iPhone 4 can make phone calls. It can track your location and upload that information to your favorite social networking site for all your family and friends to see. It can start your car remotely, fire off emails, play music and movies, and take pictures, to name just a few of things it's capable of. But when it comes to keeping tracking of time changes, well, let's just say that Apple's flagship smartphone has a tendency to have dumbphone moments. Daylight Savings took place over the weekend and, depending on where you live, you were supposed to set your clocks forward an hour. And once again, Apple iPhone users are complaining that their mobile device didn't keep track of the time change.... Read more...
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