Lessons to learn from Apple’s App Store

The rest of the mobile industry could learn a valuable lesson from newcomer Apple, as the App Store takes the mobile content and apps market by storm. Analysts at the Daiwa Institute of Research this week said that the introduction of the App Store in the iPhone 2.0 platform represents a compelling reason for high […]

Apple releases another iPhone update

Users connecting their Apple iPhone 3Gs up to iTunes on Tuesday will discover yet another software update waiting for them. In Apple’s now familiar vague descriptions of iPhone updates, the latest 248MB download claims to contain “bug fixes” and will take the firmware up to version 2.0.2. Many users hope these bug fixes are for […]

Turkcell scores iPhone 3G deal

Leading Turkish operator, Turkcell, said Monday that it has become the latest carrier to strike a deal with Apple to supply the iPhone 3G later this year. The operator said it will bring the iconic device to its prepaid and postpaid customers ‘later this year’. Turkcell will be the second operator to distribute the iPhone […]

Best Buy to sell iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3G is reported to be selling like hot cakes and on Wednesday Californian vendor Apple introduced plans to make the gadget more available under a deal with consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. From September 7, the US high street retailer will start stocking the iPhone 3G at $199 for the 8GB model and […]

App Store has teething troubles, iPhone has kill switch

Californian gadget maker Apple appears to be having a few teething troubles with its newly launched App Store for the iPhone. The App Store, which is part of iTunes, allows developers to get their applications in front of the entire iPhone user base, but only after Apple has vetted the apps for suitability and security. […]

Virgin adds to iPhone competition down under

Virtual network operator Virgin Mobile added to the already intense competition between iPhone sellers in the Australian market on Friday, bringing out the Apple device with its own tariffs. This looks to make Virgin the first MVNO to offer the iPhone and takes the number of providers offering the device in Oz up to four, […]

Apple’s MobileMe back up and running

Californian kit maker Apple said Tuesday that it has restored service to the remaining 1 per cent of MobileMe users affected by an earlier outage. The company has also managed to retrieve all historical messages, allaying user fears after an earlier admission that as much as 10 per cent of mail received between July 16 […]

Teething troubles bite Apple’s MobileMe

Californian kit maker Apple has been forced to address teething issues with it MobileMe service by establishing a status blog to keep disgruntled users updated. The MobileMe service launched alongside the iPhone 3G earlier this month and immediately encountered problems. Heralded as “Exchange for the rest of us,” MobileMe is an internet-based service that enables […]

iPhone hype fall-out continues

The web is still crawling with iPhone stories. Sensibly, marketing departments appear to have taken a breather since last week, leaving Apple to bask in the media’s attention. Though not all of it has been welcome. Saturday’s headlines seemed to focus (perhaps unfairly) on the glitches that bugged the new release. The working week, though, […]

iPhone App Store goes live

The world’s first iPhone 3G will go on sale in New Zealand in a matter of hours, and to be ready Apple has already launched the much anticipated App Store. The App Store, where iPhone users can download and install new applications – carefully vetted by Apple of course – went live on Thursday. It’s […]

Rogers caves over iPhone criticism

Canadian GSM operator Rogers Wireless inadvertently fuelled rumours that it had displeased Apple boss Steve Jobs on Wednesday, by coming out with a ‘special’ tariff for early iPhone 3G adopters. All week, the web has been ablaze with reports that Jobs was “disgusted” with the tariffs Rogers was offering to accompany the iPhone 3G. Some […]

World prepares for iPhone 3G

With just four days to go until the iPhone 3G lands on Earth, the Apple faithful are keeping hype and hysteria in steady supply. Or maybe not. While a line has already formed outside Apple’s flagship store in Manhattan, it looks like a group of environmental activists are trying to hijack the launch to bring […]

BlackBerry crushed ‘for not being Apple’

There’s just no pleasing some people. Canadian gadget maker Research In Motion (RIM) reported that revenues for the quarter to the end of May jumped 107 per cent year on year, and watched its share price nose dive as a result. While revenues came in at $2.24bn, net profit more than doubled from $223m last […]

WiMAX to deliver new breed of mobile web devices

The arrival of the Apple iPhone has paved the way for a new breed of ultra mobile internet devices, signalling a greater impetus in mobile computing. This was the sentiment discussed by a handful of the industry’s biggest mobile device developers during the Notebook computer manufacturer fireside chat – “Expanding the Notebook Computer market with […]

Prepay iPhone 3G to cost Eur500

Californian gadget maker Apple may have changed its business model to  help take its iconic handset to the mass market, but it also looks like the company is clamping down on iPhone hackers and box breakers. Although the iPhone 3G will be available in more than 70 countries, it won’t be available on all networks, […]

Telefonica extends iPhone agreement to Latin America

Following a drought of telecoms news on Monday, when Apple made some sort of announcement, things are just starting to get back to normal, although there is still a veritable flood of iPhone related news coming in. Spanish carrier Telefonica for one, said Wednesday that it has extended its original contract with Apple and will […]

iPhone 3G available for free

At the iPhone 3G launch event on Monday, Apple frontman Steve Jobs pitched the next generation device as “twice as fast, half the price.” But with the first details of associated tariffs appearing, the iPhone 3G is going to be available for as cheap as free. UK mobile operator O2, which still has exclusive rights […]

Apple faithful not disappointed; 3G iPhone lands July

As expected, California’s king of cool gadgetry, Steve Jobs, delivered the goods on Tuesday. It’s got tri-band HSDPA; it’s got GPS; it costs just $199 and it’ll be here next month. Yep, it’s the next generation iPhone. During the opening keynote for the Apple World Wide Developers Conference, held in the Moscone Centre in San […]

3G iPhone to shake up mobile TV market

With the imminent launch of a 3G iPhone, analysts say Californian gadget manufacturer Apple has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the mobile TV market. While there is considerable speculation about what to expect from the next generation iPhone ahead of CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in […]

iPhone watch: Japan and Spain confirmed

Maintaining the fever pitch in the run up to next week’s Apple extravaganza, the Californian king of cool gadgets has announced yet more iPhone partners. On Wednesday, Japanese WCMDA operator Softbank announced it too would be carrying the iPhone later this year. The news provided probably the most conclusive evidence yet that the next generation […]

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