Three European ops to get iPhone

Well it looks like most of the recent speculation on European iPhone distributors was correct, with reports coming in that Apple has signed up three different operators in the region. According to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland, O2 in the UK, Orange in France and T-Mobile in Germany, have all agreed contracts with […]

Nokia tuning up music service

It looks increasingly like Nokia may be taking more steps into the content market and if rumours are correct, attempting to take on Apple’s iTunes service. The rumour mill evidently got going when invites began dropping into the mailboxes of the telecoms media. Nokia is throwing a launch party on August 29, the night is […]

iPhone to thumb wrestle with Nintendo DS?

As the news slows down for what is supposed be the summer ‘silly season’, the industry rumour mill seems to be speeding up. This time round, Apple is supposedly prepping its iPhone to be a portable gaming machine, wading into a market already dominated by the likes of Nintendo and, to a lesser degree, Sony. […]

Apple releases first iPhone update

One month after launch, Apple has wheeled out its first update for the iPhone, primarily designed to rectify a number of security bugs in the Safari web browser. During the first month of launch, the iPhone has been dogged by security concerns after it emerged that there were a number of ways an iPhone could […]

Apple to shift 1 mil. iPhones in three months

Apple front man, Steve Jobs, said that the company hopes to sell its one millionth iPhone by the end of the third quarter, taking it to one tenth of its goal. Jobs made the projection on Wednesday, during the company’s financial results presentation for the quarter to end June 30. Figures were typically healthy – […]

Apple unveils iPhone service plans

We almost made it to the end of a working day without a sniff of a new iPhone story on Tuesday, and then Apple announced the service plans for the device. In keeping with Apple’s tactic of drip feeding new information as the final days to release tick down, revealing how much the device will […]

YouTube readies for iPhone landing

YouTube will be available on Apple’s forthcoming iPhone from launch, the Californian company said on Wednesday. The Google-owned user generate content firm also revealed it has been encoding its clips into a new format in an attempt to improve quality and preserve battery life when viewed over wireless devices. YouTube is using the advanced H.264 […]

Apple upgrades iPhone already

Just over a week to go until the most hyped device of 2007 hits the shops and Apple has decided to sneak in a last minute upgrade to the iPhone. On Monday, the Californian company revealed that it has squeezed another three hours of talk time out of the battery, taking it up to eight […]

Handset market a lottery

Thirteen days to go until the Apple iPhone finally hits shelves in the US and still the hype machine is finding higher gears to shift into. But with so many questions still unanswered the only thing we can count on is that the arrival of the iPhone will change the face of the entire telecoms […]

iPhone to run third party web apps

Apple CEO Steve Jobs almost made a U turn on his decision to lock developers out of the iPhone on Monday, announcing that third parties would be able to make web-based apps for the device. According to an announcement made by Jobs, developers will be able to create Web 2.0 applications “which look and behave […]

iPhone will be locked to partner networks

Apple has dashed the hopes of consumers everywhere planning to pick up an iPhone without signing up for an AT&T subscription. A revelation by Charles Dunstone, chief executive of UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse, shows that Apple’s reach extends far beyond the handset and deep into the network itself. During Carphone’s results announcement Wednesday, Dunstone […]

iPhone to land June 29

A series of adverts that aired on US TV on Sunday night revealed that the long awaited Apple iPhone is due to be released on June 29. The ads showed off some of the gadget’s features, such as web surfing, email and video and promised that the device would only be available on the new […]

Second gen. iPhone in production?

A rumour circulating around the Chinese language press on Tuesday suggests that Apple has contracted Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer to build the second generation iPhone. Quanta, which mostly makes laptops but also builds an XDA PDA for O2 and the iPaq for HP, is reportedly gearing up for a run of 5 million iPhones in […]

iPhone basking in wow factor

Despite the fact that the device is not available until next month, an overwhelming number of US consumers already rate the Apple iPhone as better than their existing handset. According to a study, which was carried out by research house Strategy Analytics, the iPhone is already basking in the glow of the “wow factor”, presumably […]

Prepay iPhone on the cards

It looks like any US consumer will be able to get their hands on the Apple iPhone when it launches next month, not just those on AT&T contracts. Leaked screen shots that purport to be of AT&T’s internal accounts system have appeared on the internet, apparently showing the price plans on which the US carrier […]

Apple on target for slice of the mobile pie

Apple is set to make its much anticipated entry into the mobile phone market in June, with the launch of the iPhone in the US, followed by a move into Europe at the start of next year. But only around a fifth of US mobile users are likely to buy the much hyped device within […]

Vendors asked to help fight crime

UK Home Secretary, John Reid, is reportedly planning to invite Apple and Sony to join a summit on gadget crime in the UK. Last week, figures from the British Crime Survey, revealed that overall levels of crime were roughly stable compared to the previous year. But street robberies had risen 8 per cent to 26,600 […]

iPhone bites Leopard

Apple’s development of the iPhone has caused a delay in the companies’ scheduled release of the forthcoming Leopard operating system (OS), it revealed Thursday. In a statement on Apple’s website, the company said the iPhone remains “on schedule to ship in late June” but that it has had to transfer some of Leopard’s development team […]

EMI, Apple get rid of DRM

Record label EMI and computer giant Apple made a landmark announcement on Monday, removing copy protection software from downloadable music. EMI will make its existing digital music catalogue available via iTunes without Digital Rights Management (DRM). Users will be free to copy the songs they download onto all of their devices, including mobile phones, without […]

iPhone to launch on June 11 – reports

Apple will release its iPhone to the US market on June 11, according to reports. Technology website,, is reporting that after making a call to its customer service department, a manager at Cingular revealed the launch date without any further information. Apple will not confirm the date, which coincides with the firm’s Worldwide developer […]


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