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New York iPhone users hear the sound of silence thanks to At&t network fault
New York iPhone users hear the sound of silence thanks to At&t network fault By Stuart Miles

iPhone customers in New York and New Jersey have found themselves without the ability to hear anyone at the end of the line following a fault with the 3G network on Thursday. The network issue, which can be fixed by switching from the 3G network down... Read more

Apple schedules keynote for 9 September
Apple schedules keynote for 9 September By Duncan Geere

The previously-rumoured Apple keynote set for the week of 7 September looks to be gaining credibility. Sources have placed the date of the event at 9 September, less than a week before Microsoft launches its Zune HD PMP. The event will be in San Francisco,... Read more

iPhone most used camera on Flickr
iPhone most used camera on Flickr By Stuart Miles

The iPhone has become the most popular camera on Flickr as more and more people share their images with the social networking service on the go. In what is likely to be sad news to professional photographers gunning for quality over quantity, the camera... Read more

Push Gmail app approved by Apple
Push Gmail app approved by Apple By Duncan Geere

Though you might find it hard to believe given recent media coverage, not every App sent to Apple gets denied. The vast majority are allowed through without let or hindrance. Today, you can add GPush from Tiverias Apps to that list. The application, as... Read more

Apple plans keynote for September
Apple plans keynote for September By Duncan Geere

Music industry sources are claiming that Apple execs are planning one of the company's famous keynote events for the week of 7 September. We don't yet know the exact date, or what the company will be unveiling. Given that the music industry is involved,... Read more

Apple: Jailbreaking could crash phone towers
Apple: Jailbreaking could crash phone towers By Duncan Geere

Apple has railed against the practice of jailbreaking its phones in a filing to the US Copyright Office, which is considering a request from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to legalise the widespread practice. If Apple's statements are accurate, jailbreaking... Read more

Apple blocks Google Voice iPhone app
Apple blocks Google Voice iPhone app By Duncan Geere

Google Voice, the one-number-to-rule-them-all phone solution recently rolled out and rated very highly in Pocket-lint's review, has reportedly been banned from the iPhone App Store for duplicating functionality that the device already offers. Google built... Read more

4G iPhone prototype goes missing
4G iPhone prototype goes missing By Duncan Geere

Chinese media is reporting that a fourth-generation iPhone prototype has gone missing in China, and the worker responsible for it - 25 year-old Sun Danyong - has committed suicide. The man worked for Foxconn, a manufacturing company behind many big western... Read more

Mirror and privacy display films launch for iPhone
Mirror and privacy display films launch for iPhone By Amy-Mae Elliott

As well as a clear option, PhoneDevil.com is offering new screen protectors for iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 3GSes that in one instance shields your phone's screen from prying eyes and in the other, doubles as a mirror. The Magic Screen mirror edition film claims... Read more

Apple blocks Palm Pre from iTunes
Apple blocks Palm Pre from iTunes By Stuart Miles

Palm is unlikely to be able to use its iTunes syncing capabilities as a sales pitch when the phone launches in the UK later this year, following a move by Apple to disallow the new mobile phone from syncing with its music software. In a software update... Read more

Windows 95 put onto iPhone 3G
Windows 95 put onto iPhone 3G By Duncan Geere

We know what you are thinking. The iPhone would be so much better running Microsoft Windows 95. If you've been lying there trying to get to sleep at night wondering just how or if that is even possible. You can worry no more. Someone has done it.This... Read more

Apple smartphone share predicted to pass Nokia by 2013
Apple smartphone share predicted to pass Nokia by 2013 By Duncan Geere

Data from Generator Research, an analyst group, suggests that Apple will pass the current leader - Nokia - in smartphone share in 2013. The research company predicts that Nokia's share will halve from 40% today (due chiefly to the N95) to 20% in 2013.... Read more

Apple and Nokia prepping pico projector phones
Apple and Nokia prepping pico projector phones By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple and Nokia are planning to go head to head with the launch of mobile phones with built-in pico projectors, reports suggest. Taiwanese news source DigiTimes reports that a company called Foxlink, a subsidiary of Apple's iPhone manufacturing partner... Read more

iPhone 3GS breaks AT&T sales records
iPhone 3GS breaks AT&T sales records By Stuart Miles

O2 has already reported that the iPhone 3GS launch was a hit for the operator in the UK, but now AT&T is confirming it's been a success in the US too. In a leaked memo, that you know was just dying to be leaked out, AT&T reportedly says that iLaunch day... Read more

Apple iPhone 3GS overheating warning issued
Apple iPhone 3GS overheating warning issued By Stuart Miles

Apple has issued a warning to iPhone 3GS customers that its spanking new mobile phone might be prone to over-heating. The warning appears on an updated support document from Apple suggesting users should be careful about using the device. Some owners... Read more

Apple patents haptics, fingerprint reader and RFID for iPhone
Apple patents haptics, fingerprint reader and RFID for iPhone By Amy-Mae Elliott

New patent applications uncovered by MacRumours reveal potential future iPhone plans from Apple, that cover tactile feedback for the touchscreen, biometrics and wave-and-pay possibilities. Unlike rival's touchscreens the iPhone's multi-touch display does... Read more

Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB By Duncan Geere

Apple has signed up to an EU-wide "harmonization" of phone chargers, which Pocket-lint first brought you news of back in September 2007. The iPhone-maker has joined Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Texas Instruments... Read more

iPhone gets wireless charging
iPhone gets wireless charging By Stuart Miles

Palm Pre owners will no longer have one up on iPhone users following the launch of a bolt-on wireless charging accessory for the Apple iPhone. Although BlackBerry users have already been able to enjoy wireless charging for some time, the company behind... Read more

Battery life issues reported with iPhone 3.0 update
Battery life issues reported with iPhone 3.0 update By Duncan Geere

Pocket-lint has learnt that a number of iPhone 3G users are seeing battery life trouble since upgrading to the 3.0 firmware. It doesn't appear to be affecting all users, but some note their handsets getting hot and suffering severely reduced lifespan.... Read more

iPhone 3G S line starts to form in New York
iPhone 3G S line starts to form in New York By Stuart Miles

Apple faithful are already braving the downpours in New York to be first in line to get an iPhone 3G S when the 5th Avenue store opens at 7am on Friday morning. As you might of guessed, the first three in line are students, all braving the weather together,... Read more

iPhone OS 3.0 goes live in Australia?
iPhone OS 3.0 goes live in Australia? By Duncan Geere

The iPhone 3.0 upgrade seems to be live in Australia. Navigating to the Aussie software update page gives you the phrase "Updating is easy" and instructions on how to upgrade. However, the page is a bit broken for us - images aren't quite displaying right.... Read more

iPhone OS 3.0 due between 5pm and 7pm
iPhone OS 3.0 due between 5pm and 7pm By Duncan Geere

iPhone users, stand ready, because it appears that the OS 3.0 upgrade should be arriving between 5pm and 7pm today (UK time). Following up reports that it was delayed until tomorrow, Twitter user @richardlai checked out different Apple sites around the... Read more

We7 builds iPhone app
We7 builds iPhone app By Duncan Geere

Music streaming service We7 has announced that it's developing an iPhone and Android application so that users of those phones will be able to listen to ad-funded free music on the go. CEO Steve Purdham told Pocket-lint: "The first version of the We7... Read more

Apple reaches 1 billion apps sold milestone
Apple reaches 1 billion apps sold milestone By Stuart Miles

Apple has finally reached 1 billion app downloads from its App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. The milestone was reached at around 10pm GMT, a day after the company posted its best quarter in the company's history. The news means that the company... Read more

Apple set to reach 1 billion app milestone
Apple set to reach 1 billion app milestone By Stuart Miles

Apple is set to announce later today that it has sold over 1 billion apps from its App store for iPhone and iPod touch users. According to the counter on the company's website, the iPhone maker is currently just 3 million away from reaching the big number.... Read more

DRINK. London iPhone app launches
DRINK. London iPhone app launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

Deck of Secrets' "DRINK. London" is a new iPhone app that focuses on London's "most stylish" bars, claiming to make impressing drinking companions easy. The app uses the iPhone's GPS to prioritise the closest of the 75 bars in the guide to where you are,... Read more

Next-gen iPhone to get 3.2-megapixel camera
Next-gen iPhone to get 3.2-megapixel camera By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple is planning to improve the iPhone's 2.0-megapixel camera with its next-gen offering, reports are suggesting. Far Eastern manufacturing new sources report that a company called OmniVision has received orders from Apple for higher-megapixel camera... Read more

Next-gen iPhone to get faster internet and video capture
Next-gen iPhone to get faster internet and video capture By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the discovery of product numbers supposedly signifying "multiple" new future iPhones and iPod touches in the 3.0 SDK, the rumour mill has ground out more stories about what the next-gen iPhone might feature. Silicon Valley Insider is reporting... Read more

Apple to offer iPhones via Verizon?
Apple to offer iPhones via Verizon? By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple may soon be preparing to launch the iPhone on Verizon Wireless in the States, 9to5Mac reports. This move would be significant for the industry - as well as consumers - as Apple's iPhone business model in the US has so far been a single operator... Read more

iPhone apps see high drop-off rate
iPhone apps see high drop-off rate By Amy-Mae Elliott

Despite the App Store achieving fantastically high numbers of downloads - 500 million at the last count - it seems most of the widgets purchased don't have any kind of longevity. Only 30% of people who buy an iPhone application are still using it the... Read more

TuffCharge Solar iPhone battery launches
TuffCharge Solar iPhone battery launches By Chris Hall

Freeplay - those guys with the wind-up radios - have shown off a collection of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The TuffCharge Solar is a neat case that you slide your iPhone into, providing plenty of extra protection whilst also giving... Read more

Apple sued over screen rendering technology
Apple sued over screen rendering technology By Stuart Miles

Apple is being sued over the screen rendering technology that it uses in the iPhone and iPod touch according to reports on the Internet. If successful, Apple could be forced to payout huge sums as well as possibly change the way users interact with the... Read more

iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps
iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps By Verity Burns

So we've seen some weird apps for the iPhone, and some useless ones, but the new iGirl app frankly just gives us the creeps. With the rather ominous tagline "She obeys", the iGirl app will set you back just 59p and provide you with your own "virtual girl... Read more

Apple multi-touch patent explains Palm threats
Apple multi-touch patent explains Palm threats By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems as if the so far battle-of-words Apple versus Palm fight over the Pre's similarity to the iPhone has taken another twist thanks to the revelation of a patent just awarded to Apple. US Patent Office Patent No 7479949, credited to Steve Jobs, as... Read more

Apple approves wobbling boobs app for iPhone
Apple approves wobbling boobs app for iPhone By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has approved the "Wobble" app for the iPhone, notable as it shows how much more relaxed the company is becoming towards official iPhone applications. Following the news that Apple is now allowing third-party browsers for the handset, as well as... Read more

iPhone and laptops get 3D without glasses
iPhone and laptops get 3D without glasses By Stuart Miles

3D games and video without the need for special glasses could be coming to a computer screen near you according to one Canadian company. Debuting at Macworld in San Francisco in January 2009, the Wazabee 3DeeFlector is an autostereoscopic overlay that... Read more

QDOS launches iPhone 3G case
QDOS launches iPhone 3G case By Amy-Mae Elliott

QDOS announced the Jet Skin, described as a highly polished soft skin for the iPhone 3G. The silicone case is said to, "fit like a glove" on the iPhone 3G allowing access to all controls and connections, including the camera. The Jet Skin comes with three... Read more

Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks
Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks By Katie Scott

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in a New York district court. The complainant is Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki who claims that Apple is ignoring hairline cracks that he claims will form in the handset's enclosure. "Although Apple was and... Read more

iPhone 3G sales low in Russia
iPhone 3G sales low in Russia By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sales of Apple's iPhone 3G in Russia are said to be poor, especially when considered against analyst's predictions prior to the device's launch at the start of October. Only 30,000 devices were sold in Russia in the first 30 days of the device's official... Read more

Softbank launches 1-Seg TV tuner for the iPhone
Softbank launches 1-Seg TV tuner for the iPhone By Amy-Mae Elliott

Before the iPhone launched in Japan, analysts and industry experts predicted Apple would face an uphill battle with Japanese consumers already used to fully-featured high-end phones. One of the features said to be lacking in the iPhone 3G was a 1-Seg... Read more

Apple announces iPhone tech talk world tour
Apple announces iPhone tech talk world tour By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has announced a free, worldwide tour which will cover iPhone app tools and related technologies for those wanting to develop for the iPhone platform. Due to begin in October, the tour takes in the US, Europe, India, Asia and Australia and Apple... Read more

fring sees 91,000 iPhone App Store downloads
fring sees 91,000 iPhone App Store downloads By Amy-Mae Elliott

fring has announced that after its iVersion went live on the iPhone App Store on Saturday 4 October, there were more than 91,000 new registrations in the first 24 hours. Calling the response "nothing short of phenomenal" these stats have made fring the... Read more

Steve Wozniak predicts death of the iPod
Steve Wozniak predicts death of the iPod By Amy-Mae Elliott

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, has spoken about the "death" of the iPod in an interview with the Telegraph. "The iPod has sort of lived a long life at number one. Things like, that if you look back to transistor radios and Walkmans, they kind... Read more

Apple dumps iPhone developer NDA
Apple dumps iPhone developer NDA By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has decided to dump the non-disclosure agreement it insisted developers sign before getting access to the iPhone platform. This follows recent news and comment in the tech world that saw Apple draw criticism for a heavy-handed approach to privacy,... Read more

iPhone ad banned
iPhone ad banned By Katie Scott

Apple has got its knuckles wrapped over an iPhone ad broadcast in the UK. The Advertising Standards Agency has told the computing giant to take down the ad, which it says misleads customers on what the iPhone can actually do. There were two complaints... Read more

iPhone gets 3D hologram App
iPhone gets 3D hologram App By Stuart Miles

"Help me Obi-wan Knobe, You're my only hope" is to become a reality (well of sorts) thanks to a new iPhone app called iHologram. Created for the iPod touch and iPhone by designer David O'Reilly the application gives the view the idea that the graphic... Read more

iPhone Russian deal confirmed
iPhone Russian deal confirmed By Katie Scott

Days ago, there were rumours that the iPhone is soon going to land in Russia. Well Reuters is today confirming a deal between Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) in Russia and Apple. "MTS has made an agreement with Apple on the sale of iPhones", the source said.... Read more

White iPhone goes on sale at Carphone Warehouse
White iPhone goes on sale at Carphone Warehouse By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse is now stocking the white Apple iPhone 3G in the UK Pocket-lint has learnt. Available from Friday, the mobile phone retail chain will begin selling the white version of the 3G mobile phone for the first time. Up until now, customers... Read more

iBand - the ultimate iPhone protection
iBand - the ultimate iPhone protection By Katie Scott

Last time we came across the d3o crew, our very own Stuart Miles attacked one of them. Granted, it was all to prove that the shock absorbing material, d30, provides complete protection from bumps - even, in this case, a tech journo with a spade. Well... Read more

iPhone flaw found
iPhone flaw found By Katie Scott

A security expert is claiming that using the iPhone Mail and Safari browser application could leave owners vulnerable to phishing attacks. Security researcher Aviv Raff has revealed the problem in his blog. He explains that by creating a specially crafted... Read more