Posts Tagged ‘apple iphone’

Upcoming ads comfirm that the iPhone HD will have video chat

25/05/2010

Like the camera sitting on the face of every single leaked iPhone HD hasn’t been proof enough, or like the references to video chat in the beta SDKs didn’t mean anything, now we have even more proof that there will be video chat capabilities in the upcoming iPhone HD (or whatever it will be called).

Right now, filming is underway for the new iPhone commercials (directed by Sam Mendes, of American Beauty fame), and Engadget have it on good authority that one scene will feature a mother and daughter video-chatting to each other using their next-gen iPhones. Aw, how sweet.

Of course, don’t expect any official confirmation before June 7th, but I think this one’s a pretty safe bet.

[VIA MobileCrunch]

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Bye bye old iPhone! Apple pulls iPhone 3G from online stores

25/05/2010

You know what’s coming up in just a few days? Apples Worldwide Developer Conference. With WWDC comes new iPhones.. and with new iPhones, comes the death of an old one. Apple may very well still offer the 3GS after the fourth-generation iPhone is on the shelves — but offering the fourth-gen iPhone, the 3GS, and the 3G? Probably not going to happen.

The first herald of the iPhone 3G’s impending death has come.

 

Sometime early this morning, Apple pulled the “Select” button off of the iPhone purchasing page. If you want an iPhone from Apple’s online store right this second, you’re buying a 3GS — or, you know, waiting a few weeks and getting the new toy, or at least getting the 3GS a few bills less after the inevitable price drop.

[Via Engadget and MobileCrunch]

Another iPhone prototype leaked

13/05/2010

I start to wonder whats going on over at Apple, it seems that yet another iPhone prototype is leaked!

Well, well, would you looky here? Seems like that super-exclusive iPhone leak that Gizmodo and Engadget were involved in has repeated itself in Vietnam.

Engadget reported earlier this morning about the leak, and noticed that the phone is slightly different from the one seen during Gizgate, in that the screws on the bottom of the phone are no longer present.

Aside from that, there are few other differences. The model is still pre-production — you can see little XXX placeholders on the body — so it may still change before launch, but the front-facing camera looks to be a pretty sure thing.

Pro tip: the source link has some awesome commentary on the leak, courtesy of Google Translate. It also has more photos.

Via MobileCrunch

The new iPhone HD will capture video in… HD!

06/05/2010

Well, this one isn’t really surprising now, is it? Mac Rumors have unearthed evidence in the latest iPhone 4.0 beta SDK that points pretty clearly to 720p video recording.

Y’see, the latest iPhone SDK allows full access to video capture data, and there are some preset values in the SDK that explicitly mention a 1280×720 video resolution.

It’s pretty clear cut evidence, so you could almost bet the house that the next iPhone is gonna have HD video recording. Given that the most prevalent of rumoured names for the upcoming iPhone is “iPhone HD” this really comes as little surprise.

Still, it’s good to have some kind of confirmation of a much-wanted feature before we get the official announcement on June 7.

Visa wants to turn your iPhone into a credit card.

06/05/2010

This morning, Visa and DeviceFidelity Inc., issued a joint press release annoucing that they’d built — and received Apple’s much-coveted blessing in the form of accessory certification — an iPhone case that acts as a tap-to-pay Visa credit card.

Oddly, the press release has since been pulled from almost all of the sites it was published on, though we’re not sure why. Details in the release indicate that it might not have been intended for release until tomorrow, so it was presumably just a scheduling mistake. We’ve got the full text of the release below.

Just as we’d originally envisioned, the Visa case connects with an application on the handset to allow it to be password-protected. Password protection or not, you’ll still want to watch this thing like a hawk.

Market trials of the iPhone case should begin some time this summer, though it’s not clear just how limited they’ll be. If it’s not open to anyone who asks, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear any ways to wiggle into the trial.

Visa Inc. and DeviceFidelity, Inc. are working to allow Apple iPhone(TM) users to make payments by simply waving their iPhone in front of a contactless payment terminal. The new technology, developed by DeviceFidelity and certified by Apple, combines a protective iPhone case with a secure memory card that hosts Visa’s contactless payment application, called Visa payWave. The technology will work for both iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G devices.

iPhone users will be able to make Visa mobile payments in retail stores, at fast food restaurants, in taxis, during sporting events (such as at baseball games), and also make purchases at vending machines that have contactless payment terminals. Thousands of merchants throughout the U.S. have already upgraded their payment terminals to allow consumers to make Visa mobile payments. The technology will also work with a majority of smart phones that have a slot for a memory card. By simply inserting the card into the memory slot on their phone, mobile users can transform their existing mobile phones into a Visa payment device. Visa has already rolled out a similar technology in Malaysia and Japan, where consumers can make mobile payments in stores and restaurants.

The mobile payment application can be password protected and utilizes advanced security technology to uniquely identify each contactless transaction.. In addition, all Visa mobile payments are backed by Visa’s global processing network and analyzed for potential fraud in real-time. If a mobile device is lost or stolen, account holders should contact their issuer, as they would if their card was lost or stolen. The issuer can immediately deactivate the account. Market trials of the payment-enabled iPhone are scheduled to start this summer.

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NEWS: Use Your iPhone to make Visa payments

FORMAT: B-roll and Soundbites

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/broadcast/43490/press.html

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* Dave Wentker, Head of Mobile Contactless Payments at Visa Inc
* Amitaabh Malhotra, COO of DeviceFidelity.
* Kevin Scott, Father of three

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* Chip and Memory Slot on iPhone
* Visa-iPhone Transactions
* Stadium shots
* Family broll
* Various Store Exteriors

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: Visa and DeviceFidelity

Contact: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: MultiVu Media Relations, 1-800-653-5313 EXT. 3

SOURCE Visa and DeviceFidelity

The saga of Apple’s next iPhone

28/04/2010

We’ve taken a close look at Apple’s next iPhone and it’s been quite a ride. Here’s what happened:

Apple lost the next iPhone which they had cleverly disguised to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got our hands on it and shared all the details with you, including a dissection. In the meantime, our servers melted and our tech team worked overtime.

We discussed how Apple missed chances to get the next iPhone back and cleared up some conspiracy theories by explaining why Apple didn’t leak the iPhone to us. (Heck, it’s not even about the iPhone!)

In the end, Apple asked to get their phone back and we returned it.

Read more at Gizmodo

10 Reasons why the iPhone is still the best (part five)

27/04/2010

Part five

Overall quality!

I am very aware of build quality when I buy stuff. For example a new car, a new jacket, new shoes, and so on.

I love when stuff feels expencive, exclusive, solid, and well built.

Therefor I love the iPhone. It feels well built, it feels solid, it feels exclusive. There is no wobbly parts, no covers that feels loose. The front is one big peice of glass, the back is sleek, glossy plastic and the whole thing just feels right.

I’ve had my share of phones and the iPhone is by far the terminal that has the highest quality score of the all.

10 Reasons the iPhone is still the best (part four)

21/04/2010

This does not so much concern the phone itself, but the tons of accessories that has been made for this unit.

When you see a person yapping on their iPhone, you can bet your shorts he / she has spend some amount of money on accessories. Why is that you ask? The answer is simple… because its made tons of it. Everything from docks, skins, covers, headsets, FM-transmitters, carkits, docks you can put in your hot-tub, and the list goes on.

Third-party iPhone accessories is big business, really big business, and thats great. Because it enables the consumer to customize their phone to their liking. I for instance, have a Paul Frank cover and earphones from Creative, and all this allows me as consumer to get the most out of my user experience.

The Geneva Model L is an example of what great accessories has been made

How about an iPhone Wall Dock?

Put the iPhone in your car?

And there you have it. Yeat ANOTHER reason the iPhone is, and still will be the best.

Comment or email me if you want to prove me wrong!

This is the new iPhone (Video)

19/04/2010

Looks amazing right?

This is the new iPhone!

19/04/2010

Holy f%¤#, some guy over at Apple actually lost his prototype iPhone in a bar!

Read the whole story over at Gizmodo