News tagged ‘Flash’
According to Brazilian resource MacMagazine, Apple will introduce new iPod lineup on the event that will take place either Aug. 16 (Monday) or 17 (Tuesday). As you may know, traditionally Apple holds this event in September.
The publication reveals that a new iPod touch will be announced and it will have front-facing and rear (with flash) cameras and gyroscope.
Since the event is music and media-centric, Apple may also introduce new versions of its apps. According to another report, this time from a French site Mac4ever, the company will introduce 64-bit versions of iPhoto, iWeb GarageBand and another mystery application that will became a part of a package.
So you upgraded your iPhone 3G to firmware iOS 4 (or 4.0.1) and you want version 3.1.3 back? CNet specialists will show us how to do it:
That was funny when people started jailbreaking iPhone's inside Apple Stores. The fun ended because stores started banning jailbreakme.com from their WiFi networks. Well, it looks like it didn't help.
One Apple fan published a video where he jailbreaks iPad by using his Nexus One's mobile hotspot capabilities. Take a look at the video after the break:
This Thursday Macrumors received photos of one of the next-gen iPod touch parts, which reveal a hole above the display that will be most likely used for the camera. The pictures were sent by an unknown iPhone parts supplier.
Previously some resources reported about the presence of a camera and flash on the back of upcoming iPod touch. If all this information is true, the next-gen device will have two cameras to support FaceTime like the iPhone 4.
Apple wanted to build camera into the last iPod touch a year ago, but due to the technical problems the decision was annulled. When the final version of the player appeared on the market a space for camera was found inside of it after disassembling.
FaceTime support in iPod touch will be no surprise as previously Steve Jobs said that this year Apple will ship millions of devices compatible with FaceTime.
Today ChangeWave Research revealed the results of its survey on iPhone 4. 213 new handset owners were questioned in a few weeks after the launch of the latest Apple's smartphone, between July 19 and 28. Here is a list of facts that were revealed:
- In June 6.3% of iPhone 3GS owners experienced dropped calls, in July only 5.2% of those who use iPhone 4 had dropped a call at least once. ChangeWave Research's vice president Paul Carton says that means that iPhone 4 is quiet better at making calls:
"Despite all of the issues surrounding the antenna, in actuality iPhone 4 owners reported experiencing fewer dropped calls on the average than iPhone 3GS owners".
Jailbreaking an iPhone 4 is easy. Jailbreaking at an Apple retail store is fun. One of the users did that and captured everything on video. Take a look at the video:
This morning Apple starts to sell iPhone 4 in many more countries. Here's a video from the Hong Kong launch:
After using two iPhones 4 for six weeks Wall Mossberg finally reviewed the newest Apple’s handset.
So, one phone was obtained by Mossberg personally, while the second was provided by Apple. Walt found that iPhone 4 works better than iPhone 3GS in those areas where there is a "strong AT&T coverage", but when it comes to weak coverage areas iPhone 3GS performs better, because it drops less calls and 'no service' status can be seen rarer. That became a reason for Mossberg to not recommend iPhone 4 with its limited AT&T data plans to people who "live, work or travel" in areas with poor reception signal.
Walt also found that the 'death-grip' issue is not a problem as it causes signal bars to fluctuate only and even to rise in some cases.
CNet made a quick testing of one of the most interesting smartphones on the market today: Apple iPhone 4 and HTC Evo 4G. Guess who is the winner? Let's take a look:
You can find spec comparison here.
CNet specialists will show us what is Firefox Home for iPhone:
You can download Firefox Home for iPhone free of charge
This is an interesting interview with Joshua Topolsky, Engadget editor in chief, where he comments the iPhone 4 antenna issue and the recent Steve Job's press conference.
John Lewis from Electricpig.co.uk received new rumors from his suppliers about next-gen iPod touch. Here is a list of innovations that will be likely added to the new device:
- FaceTime support;
- 5-megapixel camera;
- front-facing camera;
- LED flash;
- Ability to capture video in HD;
- support for iOS4;
- gyroscope (to be precisely, he said the device "will also offer the same movement sensors as the iPhone 4").
As we see, new iPod touch will be pretty much the same as the new iPhone (but without phone functions, of course). The new device will be probably presented on the next Apple's music event in September.
MuscleNerd and Planetbeing have made some good progress on the iPhone 4 unlock. Here is a twitter message from MuscleNerd:
Next step is to keep the task backgrounded like we did for 3G/3GS http://is.gd/dh7Jh. Backgrounded task is the unlock.
Good progress on iPhone4 unlock with @planetbeing: http://is.gd/dh2WE < -injected cmd! (Akin to http://is.gd/dh2Ze on 3G)
This doesn't mean unlock is ready. These are just first several steps towards it. Take a look at screenshot and video below: