I remember the day like it was yesterday. The day was June 29, 2007, and the first generation iPhone hit Apple stores. People were excited, and couldn’t wait to get the device into their hands. I was one of them. With the iPhone, my expectations were low, because at the time I wasn’t someone who carried around a cell phone like my life depended on it.
On the iPhone 4S launch day, I lined up with about 14 other people outside our Verizon store, my Motorola Droid in hand, checking the time until the store opened. I had never owned an iPhone before, which might come as a surprise from an Apple blogger.
Looking for a less expensive way to call overseas? AT&T now provides a solution in their own Call International iPhone app, available for free on the App Store. Calling from the US using the app requires no recurring monthly charge, contract commitment or prepaid balance. According to AT&T the rates offered when using Call International are their lowest available.
About a year ago Jake Van Order was commuting to the South Loop. He lived equidistant from the Damen Brown Line stop and the Ravenswood Metra stop and was trying figure out which route was faster and when to expect the next train. Most commuters would just throw their hands up and pick a route. But Van Order, a programmer, was determined to figure out when he could expect the Brown Line to arrive.
New iPhone jailbreak workarounds are released as often as iOS updates, but Friday’s news that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S had been achieved is unquestionably the most devastating blow to Scott Forstall’s mobile division since the humiliating jailbreakme.com arrived on the scene for iOS 4 devices last August.
My new friend is Siri, a virtual personal assistant software built into Apple’s recently released iPhone 4S. And Siri is sassy. According to Apple’s developers, her sense of humor is purposeful: Engineers sought to give her a straightforward personality with a slight edge. The effect of the sarcasm is that despite her deeply robotic female voice, Siri sounds like a real person.
ers looking to port Apple’s Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad’s operating system. The only problems is Siri can’t do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri’s processing takes place on Apple servers.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office this morning issued a patent grant to Apple pertaining to the familiar Slide to Unlock gesture. Remember, the now ubiquitous sliding move debuted on the original iPhone as a fun way to keep your device secured while in your pocket. “To unlock the phone, I just take my finger and slide it across.
After releasing Windows and Mac versions of DVD to iPhone 4S Converter, Tipard has newly published their iPhone 4S Video Converter, which can help users easily enjoy any kind of video file on iPhone 4S to have more fun and entertainment.
iQue Repair, LLC, http://www.iquerepair.com, announced the opening of its store in Midvale, Utah. Located between Salt Lake City and Provo, UT, iQue Repair is convenient to customers who need repairs done to their iPhone, iPad and iPod. With the recent release of the iPhone 4S, iQue has added the iPhone 4 to its inventory of repairable devices.
The iPhone 4S with Siri has sold a million units online in twenty-four hours, four million by the end of its first weekend in stores, and several million more by now. Another Apple product, another big seller, another popular hit product.
Ever wonder why so many automated voices—think the iPhone’s Siri, your GPS lady, the woman who gives you your voicemail—are female? NPR’s Scott Simon did a little digging into this topic, and the consensus seems to be that women’s voices are used because they’re perceived as being more comforting.
Google’s official ‘Voice’ app has been uploaded back to Apple’s iTunes App Store after being taken down about a week ago. But unlike so many other stories of apps disappearing from the digital marketplace, this was not at the behest of Apple.
iPhone Transfer is a smart tool for synchronizing your iPhone 4S to your computer, copy movies/music/ringtones/photos/audiobooks from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S, from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4S easily and quickly.
This iPhone Transfer is like iTunes but more powerful than iTunes, besides transferring files from local computer to iPhone 4S or from iTunes to iPhone 4S for enjoyment, reversely, it supports backup Music, Movie, Photo, ePub, PDF, Audiobook, Voice Memo, Camera Roll (iOS 4 above), Ringtone, Podcast, TV Show, SMS, Contact, Call List from iPhone to PC and iPhone to iTunes library directly.
The new iOS 5 has just over two hundred new features, which will help many iPhone 4 and 3GS users stay contented with their older iPhones, although for some people this is still not enough and they need to jailbreak the device to add the little extras.
Tim Cook may be Apple’s CEO these days, but he continues to take part in the company’s quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts, just as he did when he was chief operating officer. Here’s an edited transcript of some of the things Cook had to say, as Apple announced record profits and sales for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2011.