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iPhone 4G


The iPhone 4G seems to attract problems. First, the phone was leaked long before Apple wanted it to be. Then, the iPhone 4G problems came in pre-ordering and delivery. Next, white iPhone 4G problems abounded. Now, the final straw, iPhone 4G reception is proving problematic.

iPhone 4G problems: Reception

Though the design of the iPhone 4G is geared toward actually improving the reception of the phone, many users have been discovering a quirk. The steel-band antenna around the iPhone 4G quickly kills all reception if a user touches the bottom-left corner of the phone. Apple’s solution to this problem is simply “just don’t hold the phone that way.” You could also spend money above and beyond the phone, iPhone apps, your data plan and your voice plan to get a case. Either way, the iPhone 4G reception problems appear to be an Apple-admitted design flaw. Perhaps duct tape would fix it?

iPhone 4G problems: Colors

Sure, there isn’t any difference in the technology behind the iPhone 4G black and iPhone 4G white, but there are “manufacturing issues.” The promised iPhone 4G white will not be available for at least a few more weeks, if not months.

iPhone 4G problems: Ordering and delivery

Though the problems with the iPhone 4G ordering and delivery are slowly working themselves out, it has been a long time coming. The promised delivery date for the iPhone 4G was changed several times. First, the online AT&T store crashed. Then, the Apple store shut down orders. Next, the delivery date was pushed back. Even still, some customers were told they had successfully pre-ordered a phone when they hadn’t, and visa versa. Finally, FedEx appeared to have iPhone 4G problems of its own — with delivery happening only sometimes.

iPhone 4G problems to come?

The iPhone 4G problems stem, partially, from the extreme demand for the device. However, there are structural problems that the iPhone 4G has which simply are not being fixed. IPhone 4G reception being killed by how most people hold the phone is a design “feature” that has existed since the last incarnation. Not having reception may be a good thing though — because AT&T’s new data plans are structured in a way that you will be able to download maybe 2 TV episodes before you go over data allowances for the month.

Are you having iPhone 4G problems? How have you fixed them?

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iPhone 4.0.1 software update has just been released by Apple. It comes along with some bug fixes as well as the highly discussed improved signal strength formula that is expected to magically solve iPhone 4's reception issues.

iOS 4.0.1

There are also some other bug fixes brought by the iOS 4.0.1. The iOS 4.0.1 is only compatible with iPhone 3G (though that doesn't work particularly well), iPhone 3GS and the recently launched iPhone 4.




You may not believe it, but the model has been delayed again! The new date now is March 2011. Apple haters claim that the company cannot sell its model in another color. Surprisingly, everybody happy! Apple sells black iPhones as hot cakes and do not care about the offered colors, while its critics were proved to be right once again. Boy Genius Report quotes its sources and claims that Apple has no plans for the white model until the introduction of iPhone 5. It is also possible!

If I were the CEO of Apple I would have offered the white model to Verizon. It could be nice if ATandT sells the black model, while Verizon boasts white. Everybody will be satisfied to some extent. White model will not be sold in Europe then.

Jude Lucy Koh

In the Samsung-Apple Case, Apple presented judge, Lucy Koh (photo above), with a 75 page briefing covering a more than 20 potential rebuttal witnesses. Judge Koh was not amused. She responded in total shock that Apple would even pretend that such a large witness list could be called in their remaining time:

"I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages" Koh said, "Unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called when you have less than four hours!"


While Apple's lawyer dead-panned "You're honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack," they may want to reconsider their strategy.

Source (Cnet)


iphone 4s

Summer Offers is starting, Target is now selling the 16 GB version of the iPhone 4S for $149.99 on contract now, and Best Buy is starting to promote their discounted iPhone 4, which they are offering for $50 on contract. Of course once the new iPhone starts shipping those deals won't seem to keen anymore, as Apple's usual pricing strategy suggests that the iPhone 4 would drop down to free on contract and the iPhone 4S would drop down to $99, although it will most likely be the 8 GB model.

Discounting of iPhone models is starting significantly earlier this year than in past years. it's not clear if that's because retailers have learned from past releases that they need more time to clear out stock, or if Apple is actually encouraging this to help stave off Android's rapidly growing market share as sales of the current iPhone slow down. Regardless of what the reasoning, the real cautionary note here is that renewing your contract now to take advantage of those deals means you will already be locked in in another month or so when Apple's shiny new iDevice is released.




iMessage Bug

If you Recently switched from the iPhone to an Android phone (Good for you!), you may have noticed a bug where people who previously were sending you iMessages cannot anymore. There is a quick solution to this bug, however, so you can un-trap your messages.

TechCrunch reports that bug is apparently is due to the iMessage system not deactivating the service after you switch your phone number to the other device. Here the Steps to fix this issue:

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Some reliable sources have discovered quad-core processor support into the iOS 5.1 beta code. So, we could expect quad-core iPhones and iPads in the near future. It is good to know Apple is already working on the next big hardware jump.

A few months ago other skilful developers discovered the "iPhone5,1" reference into the first iOS 5.1 beta code. It might turn out Apple is indeed gearing the next iPhone with a quad-core A6 chip.


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iOS 5.1 Beta 3

Apple released iOS 5.1 Beta 2 on December 12 with Build number 9B5127a. The current beta now uses build number 9B5141a.

iOS 5.1 B3 OTA

iOS 5.1 beta 3 restores a sought after feature by many users, Enable 3G. The Enable 3G toggle allows users to completely shut off their cellular data, something that is currently unavailable. iOS users who use WiFi at work and home, experience heavy battery loss due to the fact that 3G and WiFi are running simultaneously. With this new feature, users can simply switch off 3G and use WiFi and can switch on WiFi just as easily. Apple noted under the toggle feature, that "3G offers faster data speeds but uses more battery power than EDGE".

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Apple Store china

The much-anticipated release of the iPhone 4S in China stumbled out of the gate in Beijing, after unruly crowds kept the store closed on release day.

Apple store china

Apple main store in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, the first of its kind to open in the country, was pelted with eggs and minor scuffles broke out after an unidentified store representative announced that the store would not be opening.


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The ChronicDevTeam has a video showcasing an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5.0.1.

The video seems real. We are demonstrated a reboot after which Cydia is still functional and last but not least we are shown the different antenna design and a running Siri version.

This sort of a jailbreak solution has been available on A4-powered iDevices but, up until now, it had its ups and downs on the A5-powered iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.


Demo Below!

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Removing both the front and rear cameras from an iPhone 4S does not sound like the best way to attract new customers to your network.

That is however, precisely what Singapore-based carrier M1 are offering to potential customers and before you call for the men in white coats to take them away, there is method in their madness.

The operator say that the front and rear camera modules have been completely removed rather than just covered up and the altered hardware means that they 'may not be reinstalled'. But why?

Unless you are from Singapore you may not realize that men are required to fulfill two years of mandatory military service. These 'blind' iPhones have been certified by Singapore Ministry of Defense (Mindef) for use within military installations, meaning those either in the army full-time or just in the service for their compulsory two years, can use them


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A5 Jailbreak

A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has just been released by the "Dev Dream Team" just moments ago. Apparently, cracking the A5 was "Not exactly a walk in the park" according to the entire team. The jailbreak is termed GreenPois0n Absinthe and is now available for download on Mac OS X alone.

Users must be on iOS 5.0.1 or this WILL NOT WORK. And for the record if you update to iOS 5.0.2 when it comes out, you will completely lose the jailbreak.

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Old Apple Deivces

A new custom firmware called Whited00r lets you install portions of iOS 5 on older iPhone models.


Some highlights include iOS 5-style reminders, sounds, shadows, wallpapers and folders. It also jailbreaks your phone and provides a carrier unlock, if needed.

Whited00r brings a few modern improvements to the older iOS 3 and iOS 4 platforms to match the latest developments of iOS 5.



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iPhone4s and iPad2

It is now possible to perform an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone or iPad with the A5 chipset, as long as you are running firmware 5.0.1 and below.

These are the downloads over the last 3 days:


  • 491,325 new iPhone 4 devices
  • 308,967 new iPad2 devices
  • 152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad 2 devices
  • 953,232 total



The numbers were calculated using Cydia, the jailbreak app store, which can track queries being made to the server.

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iPhone 5, has been tipped by a Foxconn China employee and is said to ready for production now with a summer launch in the wings. This newest iPhone is said to have several iterations being tested at the moment, with no one model being the clear victor before full production begins. Each of these devices has at least a 4-inch display with one of them being made by LG.

Each of the devices being tipped here are symmetrical in thickness, this meaning they are the same width at the top as at the base with no "teardrop-shape" in any of them. Each model is also longer and/or wider than the current iPhone 4S. None of the devices being tipped have the same form factor as the iPhone 4/4S, and none of the devices are absolutely final in their build.


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Apple refusal to put its Siri voice control system on the iPhone 4 is not a shameless play to persuade users to upgrade to the 4S, it is suggested, but a limitation of the Apple A5 chip found inside the newest iOS smartphone. The A5, Linley Group analyst Linley Gwennap says, was always too large simply to accommodate two Cortex A9 CPUs and a GPU, CNET reports; the extra bulk is to house an on-chip noise-reduction system sourced from specialists Audience, which revealed its deal with Apple last month.


"Apple has integrated our processor IP in certain of its mobile phones" Audience confirmed in its IPO documentation last month. Based on the company EarSmart technology, it allows phones to use effective background noise cancellation even when the microphone is held at arm reach, rather than when it is near the user mouth.

Audience does not detail its "custom processor for Apple" but the volume inclusion timescale Q4 of 2011 fits in with the launch of the iPhone 4S. EarSmart models the human brain, using two microphones and custom DSP to filter out background sound.

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GPP unlock SIM

The carrier-locked iPhones became a much lesser problem since the iPhone hit most of the major carriers worldwide. But there are those people who still buy foreign carrier-locked iPhone for various reasons. so a tool like this would be very useful.

The GPP SIM tool reportedly unlocks successfully every AT&T-bound iPhone 4S as well as the Japan KDDI and Softbank iPhone 4S. As with similar solutions such as Gevey and RebelSIM, you just put your SIM along with the insert into the provided SIM tray and insert the lot into the iPhone.

According to the GPP Team, the GPP SIM unlocks every AT&T iPhone 4S phones running iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.01 no jailbreak needed. There is no mention whether the GPP SIM will work with other carrier-locked iPhones as well.

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Gorilla Glass

Not all of us know that iPhone uses Corning Glass on its screen. However, Apple never confirmed this officially before, Apple even removed Corning from its 2011 list of suppliers. But NOW, Apple has finally verified that it is indeed using the company latest glass technology in a statement about the over half a million jobs Apple has created (statement link below).

"Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone," Apple credits the company in its Job Creation report.

Apple Jobs creation Statement

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Apple A5X

According to some leaked reports, Apple has seeded a new iPhone to its internal testers. The exterior design has not been revealed just yet. The only thing different is the A5X chipset, the same on the 3rd generation iPad (New iPad).

Predictably, Apple has put the A5X chip in the iPhone 4/4S body and has seeded it to testers in Cupertino. The variation of the A5X chip in question is the S5L8945X, which packs 1GB of RAM. This iPhone prototype model number is N96.

iPod touch 5.1

Also, Its good to mention that the iPod Touch did not get any hardware upgrade last year and it is only logical for Apple to make up for it this year. And if an internal build of iOS 5.1 is to be trusted, Apple is indeed working on the next iPod Touch. Labeled 5,1, the next iPod Touch should finally introduce a dual-core CPU to the portable player.



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Foxconn CEO Terry Gou gave a personal tour for a chinese reporter on the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, where 70% of all iPhones and other Apple gadgets are made, Showing some rare glimpse of the real production lines assembling real iPhones. Make sure to watch the Video below!

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iOS 6 3D Flyover


Apple released the iOS 6 with its very own Maps with a feature called "Flyover 3D", Apple also made this feature available for A5 devices only, leaving the iPhone 4 behind. But this didn't stop the developers from hacking the iOS 6 beta and port this new feature to the iPhone 4.

The Hack made by Russian developer and its called the "3D Enabler", it is running on an iPhone 4 with iOS 6 beta and the earlier jailbreak, and so far there is no word if voice-guided navigation will be coming too, since it needs Siri present in order to function. The process of hacking Flyover onto the iPhone 4 is not for the faint of heart, but if you are curious about it, you can follow the Instructions Here.

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iphone nose case

The Hana Silicone iPhone 4/4s Case not only displays a distinctive design that sets it apart from other iPhone cases, the unusual suggested user finger placement ensures anyone can "pick" it out from the crowd.


"Hana" means "nose" in Japanese and the name is truly warranted: the sculpted honker is the case's most outstanding feature... we can go as far to say it's the ONLY feature, as a matter of fact.


Designed by Ejiri Ikuyo for Circus and P+G Design, the case is made from injection-molded silicone rubber described as being "surprisingly soft, suede-like." That's cool, since those who love their iPhones spend an inordinate amount of time holding them and a comfy case just adds to the whole experience.


But back to the nose, not that we can avoid it for long. The prominent proboscis isn't only there for show, of course, it acts as a built-in stand for when you want to lean your iPhone to watch videos, play some tunes, and so on. This Case is REAL and you Can Pre-Order yours for $12 HERE.




Apple today announced the results of the third financial quarter of the year and as usual the numbers are impressive but the iPhone sales is dropping.

The company reported a Q3,2012 profit of $8.8 Billion, Compared to a $11.6 Billion in Q2,2012. Also the iPhone's sales has been dropped from $35.1 Million to $26 Million, this 9.1 Million loss is due to the Samsung Galaxy S III release during this quarter, the korean giant flagship device hits the markets in the US, EU and all over the globe.


Apple Q3

Samsung will also release a Galaxy device in the same time Apple will relier its new iPhone 5in Q4 this year, which will also affect the phonier sales more.


mayers yahoo CEO


Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's New CEO that used to work as an engineer in Google, was always carrying her Apple iPhone with her but she didn't show it more often, currently the executive no longer works for Google.


So, Ms. Mayer would like Yahoo to purchase for each employee an Apple iPhone and certainly Yahoo can afford it as it has $1.91 billion in cash from the last quarter.




Currently, BlackBerry is the smartphone brand of choice for work-related issues at Yahoo, with many employees owning an Apple iPhone or Android handset as a second phone for personal use. Keeping all employees on a single platform might help boost productivity and all for the cost of about $2 million which is pocket change for the company. The benefit to Yahoo could easily more than make up the cost.




iphone 4s


Right after Samsung announced the wireless charger for the Galaxy S III, Apple today has filed a patent application for a Wireless Power Utilization. It's a wireless charging system that uses near-field magnetic resonance NFMR.


apple patent

It is obviously an improvement over the current wireless charging technology which requires you to put your handset on a pad. We really haven't come that far since Palm introduced the Touchstone wireless charging system when it announced the Palm Pre back at CES 2009, so this would seem like a great idea on its face. But there is a catch and it is a big one.



phill Schiller

Phil Schiller dismisses all the rumors we have been hearing about Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, The rumor came from a report from the Wall Street Journal.



In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening News, Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing at Apple, Phil Schiller said that "Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple's products".


Camera Joystick



Playing games on your touch-enabled phone can be frustrating if you have small screen device like the iPhone 3.5-inch. But here comes a solution, A research group from Keio University are in development of a joystick add-on that's placed on top of your front-facing camera and can, depending on the precision of your hardware, perform the simple actions of navigating left, right, up and down in apps and games.

The small elastic joystick has markers that your camera can detect and track and give you a "variety of inputs".

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Verizon announced during its earnings call today that 15 million Android phones were activated and nearly 11 million iPhones were sold. This news comes after the largest wireless carrier in the United States activated a record of over 4 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.

Apparently these numbers were not too impressive as investors punished the company stock because costs associated with offering the iOS handset weighed heavily on Big Red earnings.

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Verizon Wireless, the biggest 4G LTE Networks in the U.S. has already broken down its quarterly financials, and now the carrier announced it has sold 6.8 million smartphones during the Q3 2012.

Only 3.1 million of them were iPhones, and the majority of those iPhones were older models. Still, 21% were the iPhone 5 and that's a pretty good percentage given that the new iPhone only sold for just over a week in the third quarter. So, After doing the math... Verizon sold 3.7 Million Android smartphone this Quarter only.



Samsung ad

There is nothing like a good burn to start off your Tuesday afternoon, that being exactly what Samsung has aimed at doing today as they release their next in a long line of burns on the iPhone with the Galaxy S II.

As this particular video spot shows, the Samsung Galaxy S II running Android has the ability to translate your voice into text and send a text message without a hitch, this much to the dismay of a very chilly customer whose iPhone does not do the same. When he steps in the hipster clothing store it all becomes rather apparent where his heart lies.

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Samsung Ad Street challenge

Samsung can not stop sniping at Apple, and the latest Galaxy Note street challenge seems to have convinced at least one disgruntled iPhone4s owner, Comparing between the two phones capabilties "Embarrassed" the iPhone user. (Watch the Video Below!)

For its latest commercial, Samsung apparently took its 5.3-inch smartphone-tablet hybrid to the mean streets of New York City, giving Android users a few hours to get to grips with the "phablet", and then pitted them against iPhone owners on a series of challenges. The Two companies still have HUGE issues and patents between each other in the US and many other countries.

Apple vs. Samsung

The street tasks go heavy on in-built functionality, with the Galaxy Note annotation abilities as well as its photo editing tools each put through their paces. In contrast, the poor iPhone owner is left gaping at her Samsung-toting rival.

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The app in question is called Clear and it is not even out yet. I stumbled upon a video ad for it and I was amazed. It has been a while since we have ever seen a user interface so beautifully simple, elegant and intuitive.

Clear main and only function is to help you organize your life by creating easy to follow to-do lists. There are many to-do list apps and organizers out there, but it is Clear user interface that will make you buy this app when it comes out, Make sure you check out the App Demo video below.

Coming Soon to iTunes

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During 2011, Tether submitted its iTether app to the App Store to let users tether to their iPhones even if the functionality was not available by default from the carrier. Although Apple initially allowed the app, it was later removed from the App store as apple was saying that the app burdens the network.

But Now, Tether has come up with a new HTML5 version of iTether, which lets you tether to your iPhone using the Safari browser instead of a dedicated app.

For this to work, you first have to install the companion app on your PC, create an account and then create an ad hoc network. Once that is done, you connect to that newly created Wi-Fi network from the phone and then launch the Tether website and log into the account you just created. And that's it, your PC is now connected to the Internet through the phone.

You can save the website to the homescreen so you can quickly launch it just like a native app. This service comes for a small fee of $30 for one year and Tether even offers a 30 day money-back guarantee in case you are not satisfied with it.

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iphone 5 ipad mini


According to AllthingsD, Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12th event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven't heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September,12 as well, though we haven't heard any specific information about that yet either.

Jessica alba WP8


The popular Hollywood actress, Jessica Alba, has finally switched from the iPhone in favor of a Windows Phone 8 device, provided by Microsoft.


Jessica Alba WP8


During the official launch event of Windows Phone 8, Joe Belfiore and Steve Ballmer asked Jessica Alba to join them on stage and help them explain some of the more specific features of the new operating system. She seemed a bit nervous at first, but she did a great job overall. You can watch Jessica's video from the event below.



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