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Apple granted 'slide to unlock' patent for touchscreen devices

Apple granted 'slide to unlock' patent for touchscreen devices

26 October, 2011 | comments (182)

Back in December 2005, more than a year before the first iPhone was announced, Apple had filed for a patent for their revolutionary 'slide to unlock' gesture for touchscreen devices. The patent was described as follows. A device with a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


AT&T sees 'tremendous, tremendous demand' for the 3GS

AT&T sees 'tremendous, tremendous demand' for the 3GS

22 October, 2011 | comments (62)

It's no secret now that Apple has sold a container ship-load of iPhone 4S in just a few days after the phone was made available for pre-orders, with over one million being booked in the first 24 hours. But the newcomer is not the only one...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II snap sale records just like that

iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II snap sale records just like that

17 October, 2011 | comments (143)

It's been only three days since the iPhone 4S started selling and it has already managed to allure more than 4 million people into buying it. Put in retrospect, in its first days of availability, the iPhone 4S outsells its predecessor more than two...


redsn0w tethered jailbreak for iOS5 out, iPhone 4S not supported

redsn0w tethered jailbreak for iOS5 out, iPhone 4S not supported

13 October, 2011 | comments (50)

iOS 5 has been jailbroken as many times as there have been betas - now that the real-deal is out, it's time for another jailbreak. The iPhone Dev Team released a beta of redsn0w, a tethered jailbreak for Apple's iOS 5 running gadgets. It's not...


Impressive real-life demo of Siri on the iPhone 4S

Impressive real-life demo of Siri on the iPhone 4S

12 October, 2011 | comments (282)

One of the key selling points Apple have used to drive the newly announced iPhone 4S is its voice recognition software, Siri. The software itself goes beyond pre-designated voice commands and uses speech pattern recognition along with articificial...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iPhone 4S benchmarks and camera sample pop up

iPhone 4S benchmarks and camera sample pop up

11 October, 2011 | comments (346)

The Apple iPhone 4S is yet to start shipping but someone already managed to get their hands on one. And as you can expect a camera sample image and some benchmark scores have been posted online for our viewing pleasure. We'll start with the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPhone 4S mania continues: 1M preorders in first 24 hours

Apple iPhone 4S mania continues: 1M preorders in first 24 hours

10 October, 2011 | comments (246)

Not that we had any doubt of the iPhone 4S market prospects, given that iOS fans had to wait 16 months for an upgrade, but the latest numbers provided by Apple are simply stunning. It turns out that 1 million pre-orders were placed in the first 24...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iPhone 4S antenna furthers Apple/Samsung patent war

iPhone 4S antenna furthers Apple/Samsung patent war

09 October, 2011 | comments (127)

The iPhone 4S features a new antenna design, intended to prevent any risk of 'Antennagate' reoccuring, a plight that some iPhone 4 owners will remember all too well. Not only that, the 4S's new dual antennas can automatically switch when sending...


Apple iPhone 4S preorders break AT&T record

Apple iPhone 4S preorders break AT&T record

08 October, 2011 | comments (317)

In case anyone has doubted the success of the iPhone 4S, we have some fresh numbers for you. Apple's latest smartphone has scored more than 200,000 preorders for AT&T in its first 12 hours of availability. This stunning number makes the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders start today, are you getting one?

Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders start today, are you getting one?

07 October, 2011 | comments (159)

As promised, the newly announced iPhone 4S has just gone on pre-order in seven countries. You can choose between black and white versions right from the start and between 16, 32 and 64GB of internal storage. All the online Apple Stores (including...


comScore: Android widens its lead on iOS in the US

comScore: Android widens its lead on iOS in the US

06 October, 2011 | comments (30)

td { font-size: 12px !important; } .bgdark td { background: #F7F6F1 !important; } .bglight td { background: #E5E5E5 !important; } comScore have tallied the numbers and have come up with a report on phone usage in the US for...


Steve Jobs passes away at the age of 56

Steve Jobs passes away at the age of 56

05 October, 2011 | comments (836)

We have really sad news to share with you. Steve Jobs - Apple's co-founder; the person who transformed the mobile technology industry, passed away today, at the age of 56. Following is the statement from Apple: "We are deeply saddened to...

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SIM-free iPhone 4S priced -  starts at CA$649/629/499

SIM-free iPhone 4S priced - starts at CA$649/629/499

05 October, 2011 | comments (95)

As usual, Apple only mentioned the pricing of the US version of the iPhone 4S at the announcement of the smartphone. Today, however, we also got the unlocked price of latest iPhone thanks to the regional Apple stores' websites. Canadians...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Samsung moves to ban the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy

Samsung moves to ban the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy

05 October, 2011 | comments (291)

Samsung's lawyers have been after the next generation iPhone for weeks now and after yesterday's official announcement, they've upped the ante. They've filed preliminary injunction motions to stop the 4S from selling in France and Italy, claiming...


Everything you need to know about the iPhone 4S [ROUNDUP]

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 4S [ROUNDUP]

04 October, 2011 | comments (102)

You may or may not have noticed that we're increasingly busy with Apple's event and the iPhone 4S announcement last night. Our blog has also been feeling underwhelmed throughout the evening for reason too technical and boring to explain. That may...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


First Apple iPhone 4S camera samples surface, look stunning

First Apple iPhone 4S camera samples surface, look stunning

04 October, 2011 | comments (220)

The Apple iPhone 4S might not have been the update everyone was expecting, but it certainly delivers well on the camera front. Not only is this the fastest camera around, but it also promises to do some of the most impressive photos you have...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple unveils iPhone 4S with dual-core CPU and 8MP camera

Apple unveils iPhone 4S with dual-core CPU and 8MP camera

04 October, 2011 | comments (709)

Apple just unveiled the newest member of its iPhone lineup of smartphones. Dubbed the iPhone 4S, the latest offering by the Cupertino-based company is more of an incremental upgrade than a complete overhaul of the iPhone 4. Design and dimensions...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Is iPhone 5 going to be a Sprint exclusive?

Is iPhone 5 going to be a Sprint exclusive?

03 October, 2011 | comments (98)

There is barely any time left before the official announcement from Apple and, yet, the rumors won't stop swirling, folks. Wall Street Journal reported that Apple's latest smartphone creation will be exclusively offered by Sprint Wireless in the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Vodafone Germany confirms the iPhone 4S and its 64GB option

Vodafone Germany confirms the iPhone 4S and its 64GB option

03 October, 2011 | comments (98)

So that's the iPhone 4S officially confirmed, then! The news was brought by no other but Vodafone Germany, who obviously got a bit overenthusiastic and added the iPhone 4S to the compatibility list of the Apple bumper listing on their website. A...


Alleged iPhone 5 cases pop up at AT&T stores, thinner and wider

Alleged iPhone 5 cases pop up at AT&T stores, thinner and wider

30 September, 2011 | comments (98)

Just days before the official "Let's talk iPhone" event kicks off in Cupertino rumors about the next-gen iDevice are heating up - big time. The latest are the iPhone 5 cases that had popped up in AT&T's inventory database. Well now we have pictures...