IPhone 4

After iPhone 5, iOS makes gains at AT&T and Verizon

Some of Apple’s gain appears to be RIM’s loss as Blackberry sales dropped off at both carriers. The remaining pickup by Apple may have come from new customers, or from upgrades from Android devices, which lost share year over year between mid-October and late November.

The Apple Roundup: Has Apple already made its point in court?

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: The point Apple is trying to make by suing Samsung, the Apple dividend, waning Mac battery life after Mountain Lion, and what it’s like on the Jobsset.

FreedomPop starts taking orders for 4G iPhone sleeve

Though FreedomPop remains mysterious on the exact timing , its “free” mobile broadband service seems to be nearing a launch date. It has started selling its WiMAX iPhone sleeve online and also revealed it won’t deliver as much free data to customers as it originally advertised.

Why nTelos gets the iPhone but T-Mobile must wait

Apple has a new U.S. carrier partner for the iPhone, and once again, it’s not T-Mobile. Instead it’s nTelos, a carrier with only 400,000 customers. Apple isn’t snubbing T-Mobile here. It’s merely following the path of least resistance.

This could be the iPhone’s best quarter ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook predicted Apple would sell more iPhones than ever this quarter, but it may not have been a risky call: A new UBS report says Apple is on track to sell 30 million iPhones this quarter, leapfrogging a previous record.

French court says no to iPhone 4S ban

Apple will be able to continue selling the iPhone 4S in France unimpeded, according to a court decision on Thursday. The Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris has denied a request by Samsung to secure a preliminary injunction against the sale of the 4S.

Siri plays a big part in iPhone 4S owner satisfaction

How much do you love your iPhone 4S? Chances are the answer is “a lot.” New ChangeWave research data shows owner satisfaction with the iPhone 4S is much higher than that of the iPhone 4, with 96 percent approval ratings and only 2 percent reporting dissatisfaction.

Smartphone sales rise as average cost drops to $135

Smartphone adoption in the U.S. continues to rise as the average cost of devices is down. According to the NPD Group, the average up-front cost is $135. Of consumers planning to spend between $200 and $250, 64 percent spend less because of cheaper but capable devices.

IPhone 4S gets the Consumer Reports nod but no top spot

Apple’s iPhone 4S has secured the coveted Consumer Reports recommendation in its latest round of updated smartphone ratings. That’s something its predecessor could never achieve, thanks to a loss of cellular signal reception that could be unwittingly caused by gripping the phone a certain way.

Verizon iPhone sales nip at AT&T’s heels in Q3

Verizon sold 2 million iPhones during its fiscal third quarter, the carrier announced Friday. AT&T said it activated 2.7 million iPhones during the same time period. Though Verizon is still a newcomer to selling iPhones, its earnings show it’s building momentum and gaining on its rival.

Samsung smartphones reportedly outship the iPhone

Apple frenemy-in-chief Samsung has reportedly surpassed the iPhone maker in smartphones for the most recent quarter. Samsung reportedly shipped “more than 20 million smartphones” in the most recent quarter, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple said Tuesday it sold 17.1 million iPhones during the quarter.

iPhone 4S costs an estimated $196 to make

Like clockwork, IHS iSuppli mercilessly tears down new iPhone models and exposes their inner works, looking to devine the secret of their manufacturing and components costs. On Thursday, the firm released its analysis of the latest and greatest, the iPhone 4S.

Half of all AT&T smartphones still iPhones

Despite being significantly older than most other smartphone offerings, and despite new availability on Verizon in the U.S., which began earlier in 2011, the iPhone accounted for over half of AT&T’s total smartphone sales for the quarter ending in September and nearly matched its year-ago performance.

iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 camera shootout

The iPhone 4S is an improvement over the iPhone 4 in several ways — faster A5 processor, better 3D graphics performance, even a better antenna design. But the camera is arguably the best change, and we’ve got the side-by-side photos to prove it.

Would a 64 GB iPhone affect your buying decision?

New reports surfaced late Thursday night that the next iPhone could come in a 64 GB flavor. A doubling of internal storage is a reasonable expectation for Apple’s iPhone 5, but how much of an impact will more storage capacity have on your buying decision?

How Apple played it smart with iPhone exclusivity

Apple may be on the verge of opening its Japanese iPhone sales to another cellular service provider, ending SoftBank’s exclusive hold on the popular smartphone. It’s the latest in a series of exclusivity-ending deals from Apple, and it’s the culmination of an elaborate marketing plan.

iPhone 5 coming to Sprint in October, says WSJ

Sprint will be offering Apple’s iPhone 5 for sale beginning in October, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The iPhone will go on sale in mid-October at the number three U.S. carrier, according to the WSJ’s sources.

iPhone resellers wait (not so patiently) for iPhone 5

iPhones are hot commodities for buy back services like Gazelle and eBay Instant Sale. That becomes even more true when Apple launches a new model of its smartphone, prompting owners of older devices looking to upgrade to seek a quick sale.

The iPhone is No. 1: What does it mean for users?

Apple is winning the smartphone race and climbing the ranks of overall cell phone makers, according to new numbers released Thursday. But now that Apple has passed Nokia to become the No. 1 smartphone maker worldwide, what benefits does that honor bring to its customers?

T-Mobile’s best phone right now? The HTC Sensation 4G

T-Mobile’s newest phone, the HTC Sensation, arrives in the carrier’s stores this week for $199 with contract. Even with a few minor flaws, the Android 2.3 smartphone offers a great experience, thanks to HTC Sense 3.0, a large high-resolution screen, improved cameras and a dual-core processor.

Would an unlocked iPhone change your buying habits?

Apple may be on the verge of offering a factory-unlocked iPhone 4 for sale in the U.S., according to a new report Sunday. Apple already offers the iPhone 4 for sale unlocked in some other countries, but in those locations the value proposition is much clearer.

iPhone 4S Arriving This Fall With More Carriers?

Apple’s next iPhone will be called the 4S, and won’t offer much beyond minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, an A5 dual-core processor and HSPA+ support, according to Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek. The info comes from industry checks performed by the investment banking firm.

An Extreme Case: iPhone 4 Rugged Protection Roundup

With my recent purchase of an iPhone 4, I began a search for the perfect protective case. Surprisingly few products offer a high level of protection, and even some previous brand leaders are opting for fashion over function. Which one can I trust my precious to?

White iPhone 4 Now Available for Purchase

The white iPhone 4 became available for sale online early this morning, first internationally, then in the U.S. Apple Store. The white model is available in both 16 GB and 32 GB capacities, and currently has an expected ship time of 3-5 business days.

Apple Confirms White iPhone 4 on Sale April 28

Apple will begin selling the white iPhone 4 April 28, the company said Wednesday. The white iPhone 4 will be available for purchase online from Apple.com, at Apple retail, and at AT&T, Verizon and other authorized retail outlets. It will launch simultaneously in 28 countries tomorrow.

Blogged: White iPhone Arriving This Week

According to multiple reports, the white iPhone 4 is set to arrive sometime very soon, and most indications point to a release later this week. There’s little doubt the white iPhone will get here very soon, but the real question is, why now?

Flickr Says Apple’s Next Victim Is the Point-&-Shoot

The iPhone 4 is about to become the most popular camera used on Flickr, while traditional point-and-shoot cameras are experiencing a sure and steady decline, according to newly released data. The numbers are a good indication that the iPhone is far from done disrupting markets.

Report: White iPhone 4 Arriving Within Weeks

The white iPhone will be available for purchase by the end of April, according to Bloomberg. Three people “with knowledge of [Apple’s] plans” told Bloomberg that the long-awaited white iPhone 4 will begin shipping in the next few weeks, following a lengthy 10-month delay.

Updated, Universal iMovie for iOS Now Available

Apple today released the updated version of its iMovie app for iOS devices. Original iPad owners won’t be able to use the $4.99 app, but it does introduce new features for existing iPhone and iPod touch users, including better editing and more content.

iPad and iPhone 4: Benchmarking the iOS 4.3 Update

Most people’s attention might be on the iPad 2 launching tomorrow, but iOS 4.3 brought some impressive improvements to existing hardware, too. I ran the original iPad and the iPhone 4 through a series of tests to see how performance is affected by the update.

Retina Display on iPad2 Could Lead to Bigger iPhone

iPad 2 is expected to have a “retina display,” but the pixel per inch count is far less than the 330 found on iPhone 4. That means a future iPhone with 4-inch display could use a retina display while improving the experience for browsing and video.

FaceTime Over 3G Is A Missed Opportunity For Verizon

Despite the words of Dan Mead, CEO of Verizon Wireless, there’s bound to be some concerns about Verizon handling the added traffic from iPhone users. One nice way to dispel that could have been if Verizon pushed to have FaceTime run on its 3G network.

Oldboy Director Finds Artistic Value in iPhone 4

South Korean director Park Chan-wook screened his latest film Paranmanjang, a 30 minute short film shot entirely on the iPhone 4 yesterday for critics. But just because it’s proven that anyone can use the iPhone 4 to make a movie doesn’t mean they should.

Verizon iPhone Hands On Video: Speedtest, Features

After more than three years of waiting, Verizon customers finally get the iPhone. Although it’s mainly the same iPhone 4 that’s been available since last year, there are a few subtle design differences and one new feature we took video of at the launch event.

Don’t Buy a Verizon iPhone — Yet

Now that the Verizon iPhone is here, you may be tempted to rush out and buy one. But there’s no good reason to, unless you’re extremely impatient or don’t care that much about money. If neither of those descriptors applies, then you’re better off waiting.

The Top 5 Video Gadgets of 2010

It’s been a great year for gadgets and connected devices that let users access their favorite online video services in the living room and on the go. Today we present our top five gadgets for online video viewing, just in time for Christmas.

Glif iPhone 4 Tripod Mount Review: Mighty Mite

The iPhone 4 is arguably the first one anyone would be interested on putting on a tripod, and that’s exactly what Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost were counting on when they designed the Glif, a dead simple iPhone 4 universal tripod mount.

Mophie Juice Pack Plus Review: All About the Power

Mophie recently introduced a high capacity version of its battery case for the iPhone 4 dubbed the Juice Pack Plus. I’ve been using it for couple weeks, putting on a lot of mileage considering how often I exhaust my iPhone’s battery. Here’s what I found.

iPhone Owners Most Loyal, Satisfied

According to a new survey, more than half of all smartphone owners are ready to jump ship to another device. iPhone owners are most loyal, with 59 percent saying they’ll stick with Apple’s device. But what do the figures really mean for the market?

7 Green Gifts for Black Friday (Cyber Monday)

Either you love or hate this time of year: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when shoppers rush to malls to score deals, or Cyber Monday, the online equivalent. Whatever route you take, here’s 7 gift-giving ideas that encourage green tech innovation and lifestyle.

Review: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

No sooner do I decry the lack of an iPhone 4 solution from Joby than lo and behold, it arrives. The new Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 brings compatibility to Apple’s latest smartphone, and does so with a new design intent on keeping things simple.

Glassgate: Where Does Apple’s Responsibility End?

Apple is pulling slide-on iPhone 4 cases from its retail shelves and the online store. Customers are reporting scratches and cracks caused by grit trapped between case and iPhone. Clearly, Apple wants to avoid a repeat of Antennagate. But is the company overreacting?

Back to the Mac: FaceTime on the Mac

It’s one of the things we predicted last week, and something everybody has been clamoring for: FaceTime for Mac. It was just announced at today’s event, and luckily we won’t even have to wait for 10.7 to arrive next summer to get it.

Glass Backing Next iPhone 4 Controversy?

In a provocative essay, Ryan Block at gdgt asserts Apple is aware that the glass backing of the iPhone 4 is “another design flaw.” The problem seems to be that the glass back is easily scratched in certain circumstances. Even if true, this is hardly “Antennagate.”

The Case Program Ends, But What Did Apple Learn?

As Apple announced at its press conference regarding the iPhone 4’s antenna issues, the free case program it introduced as a fix ends today. Obviously Apple wants this day to pass unnoticed, but I’d be remiss in my duties if I let that happen.

What Does a Sold Out iPhone 4 Say About China?

Apple has sold nearly 100,000 iPhone 4 handsets through China Unicom in the first four days of device sales, while 200,000 total phones were pre-ordered. For 1.4 billion people, the smartphone transition in China is just beginning, but feature phone makers need to step it up.

What Does a Sold Out iPhone 4 Say About China?

Apple has sold nearly 100,000 iPhone 4 handsets through China Unicom in the first four days of device sales, while 200,000 total phones were pre-ordered. For 1.4 billion people, the smartphone transition in China is just beginning, but feature phone makers need to step it up.

Apple Updates Remote App for iOS Devices

As soon as the iPhone 4 was released, I assumed it wouldn’t be long before Remote got updated to take advantage of the new Retina Display and other features. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting longer than I anticipated. But now that update’s here.

Side-by-side: Flip UltraHD vs. iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 records video in 720p HD — how does this actually compare to video shot with a Flip? We wanted to find out, and so we recorded some footage with the lastest iPhone and Flip side-by-side. Check out or video to pick your winner.

iPhone Continues Losing Market Share to Android

Not even the iPhone 4 could stem the tide of Android, at least according to the latest rolling average for U.S. smartphone market share from comScore. The report, which measures smartphone market share in the U.S. among those 13 and older, saw Android increase five points.

Free Case Program Ending…Except It’s Not

Back when Apple announced the free case program for iPhone 4 at a special press event in July 2010, the September 30 end date seemed far away. Now, that day doesn’t seem very far away at all, and Apple’s made clear what’s going to happen.

iPod touch Is Close, But Still No Contract-Free iPhone

Apple found a way to cram a large number of iPhone 4 features in the new iPod touch: retina display, two cameras with FaceTime support, and the A4 chip. So it’s just like a contract-free iPhone 4 without voice right? Wrong on at least three counts.

iPhone 4 Antenna Fix Coming in Sept. Says Carrier Exec

According to the report from Mexican technology site CamelMX, Marco Quatorze, an executive with the Mexican carrier Telcel, claims the iPhone 4’s antenna design may see manufacturing revisions — revisions which would aim to fix the widely reported signal attenuation issue.

Charge Your iPhone 4 With Sunlight

While we’ve been trying to beam the idea of a solar-embedded iPhone into Steve Job’s head (so far unsuccessfully), a design company called Frostfire is helping out with a solar-powered iPhone 4 case.

Charge Your iPhone 4 With Sunlight

While we’ve been trying to beam the idea of a solar-embedded iPhone into Steve Job’s head (so far unsuccessfully), a design company called Frostfire is helping out with a solar-powered iPhone 4 case.

My iPhone 4 Survival Kit

While I wouldn’t want to return to the days of clamshells, external antennas and dumphones, using the iPhone 4 sometimes feels like making calls with a fragile butterfly. To that end, I’ve built an accessory ecosystem to keep my iPhone 4 both beautiful and useful.


Today’s Smartphones Give Rise to Tomorrow’s Robots

Despite my self-proclaimed luddite neighbors, family and friends finally incorporating the smartphone into their daily lives, widespread adoption of that particular device is still just getting started. But based on the current smartphone technology, I’m convinced that robotics in the home is the Next Big Thing.

Vid-Biz: NBCU Ad Network, iOScars, Overture Films

Today on the Net: NBC creates an ad network for its owned and operated local stations, the iOScars have been announced to honor innovative videos shot on the iPhone 4 and Starz is shuttering Overture Films and handing over marketing and distribution to Relativity Media.

White iPhone 4 Delayed Again, Coming Later This Year

Apple has announced that the white iPhone 4 has been delayed once more, with a product launch not now expected until sometime later this year. The factory making the white model is apparently having problems achieving the “perfect combination of paint thickness and opacity”.

iPhone 4: Recall, Software Update, or Something Else

With hours to go until the iPhone 4 press conference, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting what we can expect (or rather, not): a recall. Instead, yet another software update may be coming to address the hardware problem of the antenna.

Is Apple Getting Ready for a Full Recall of the iPhone 4?

Apple is hosting a press conference tomorrow. It doesn’t take much imagination to guess what it is about — the iPhone 4’s antenna problems. Apple is hosting its earnings call on Tuesday and it makes sense for it to deal with the antenna issue before then.

The iPhone 4 Missteps

It’s easy for the fanboy in me to get excited for a new product. I’ve read over 300 blog posts from bloggers recounting what they think of iPhone 4 and have come away with what I feel are the biggest missteps Apple made with this product.

iPhone 4 Camera Used to Shoot TV Commercial

The iPhone 4 has been getting great reviews in part because of its ability to record HD video. But is the phone’s camera good enough for professional productions? Ad director Jerry Dugan wanted to find out and mounted the device right next to his RED camera.

iPhone 4: First Impressions

Several of us here at TheAppleBlog have gotten our sweaty mitts on the new iPhone 4, and have had a chance to jot down some impressions after a few days. Perhaps you’ll find the following helpful in making the decision to purchase Apple’s new mobile phone.

Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBCU, FaceTime Sex Chat, Canoe Ventures

Today on the Net: The FCC stops the shot clock in its review of the Comcast-NBCU deal, enterprising businesses are looking to offer FaceTime sex chat services on the iPhone 4 and Canoe Ventures is launching its first interactive ads with Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Apple's iPhone 4: Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket?

On the heels of Apple’s iPhone 4 launch, I’ve noticed that I don’t hear folks refer to the device as a smartphone, or even a phone, but an iPhone. Such simple branding and product awareness goes a long way toward helping Apple sell products.

iPhone 4: Big Lines & Short Supply

Across the globe, iPhone 4 eyewitnesses are all seeing the same thing: lines around the block and few, if any, devices for those without reservations. Supplies of the iPhone 4 are dwindling, many stores expect to be sold out by the end of the day.

Poll: Does Your iPhone 4 Have Reception Issues?

Some iPhone 4 handsets appear to be suffering from signal degradation — but only when held in the left hand. Could Apple’s new stainless steel frame that doubles as an antenna be the culprit? Take our poll and let us know if you’ve seen this issue.

iPhone 4 Launch Day Sees Big Lines Everywhere

Many cities in the U.S. saw an unusual heavy traffic spike in the wee hours of the morning today. It is iPhone launch day, and hundreds of thousands of iPhone 4 owners-to-be headed to the Apple store to lay claim on the new smartphone.

5 Ways iPhone 4 Will Influence Future Smartphones

Apple’s iPhone 4 officially launches today as both pre-order customers and those hoping to walk up and grab the new device are lined up around the country. Just like the original Apple iPhone, this model is sure to influence the features on future smartphones from competitors.

iPhone 4 Pre-order Stoppages Won’t Hurt Sales

Demand for Apple’s iPhone 4 continues to outpace supply globally as carriers stop taking pre-orders and limit which customers can actually get their hands on the new phone. But supply issues will only cause a minor blip in sales, which will break records for Apple.

Does Apple Have a "Too Much of a Good Thing" Problem?

An analyst report says that IPS LCD screen shortages (because of low yield) will impact the production volumes for iPhone 4, which in turn could upset the Apple’s mobile juggernaut. The big question is: Does Apple have a “too much of a good thing” problem?

iPhone 4 Pre-orders Hit Snag

Well our day to preorder the iPhone 4 has come. However, for the majority of people, the process has ended prematurely as the AT&T verification service bombs out. This has been frustrating (to say the least) to many potential, and renewing customers.

Is the Web in the Way of Your iPhone 4 Pre-Order?

Apple iPhone 4 pre-orders begin today, but just like the last three years running, the experience is negative for many. AT&T is struggling to handle the demand, causing a Twitter backlash as customers commiserate with their social networking friends. How is the pre-order process for you?

Pre-order iPhone 4 Tomorrow

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest iPhone? Or are you looking to score a $99 iPhone 3GS? AT&T (s att) and Apple (s aapl) have teamed up with Best Buy, Walmart, and even RadioShack to make it all happen just for you…tomorrow.

Video: What App Developers Think of the New iPhone

After the iPhone 4 presentation at Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco today, I hit the town to talk to app developers in the event center about their perceptions of Steve Jobs’ latest and greatest device. Here’s a video to give you a flavor of the scene.

Why the iPhone 4 Made AT&T Change Its Pricing

The fourth-generation iPhone has several new features and a new app that clearly show why AT&T’s had to end unlimited data plans for new subscribers now, rather than in a year or so when it gets around to deploying its LTE network.

iPhone 4 Vid Picks: Demos, Ads and Spoofs

Video to come out of yesterday’s World Wide Developer’s Conference had a major focus on the iPhone 4’s new features. The resulting videos include a concise look at the device’s new features, as well as manipulative advertising promising the end of absentee parenting.

iPhone 4 Sensors Highlight a Bright Spot for VCs

The fourth-generation iPhone launched yesterday, complete with several new microelectromechanical systems (MEMs), which are increasingly an integral part of our gadgets, translating the physical world into the digital one. That’s great for a variety of old-school semiconductor manufacturers as well as some later-stage startups.

iPhone 4: FaceTime Mobile Video Conferencing

FaceTime is the name of iPhone 4’s video chatting feature, and the WWDC keynote’s coverage of the feature makes it look pretty impressive. Steve Jobs invoked the full power of his reality distortion field when he opened the FaceTime demo.

iPhone 4: Retina Display

Apple has a new display to go with all the snazzy new features of the iPhone 4. The metaphorically named “Retina Display” sports 4x the resolution (double the pixel density) to provide a noticeably crisper and more detailed image.

iBooks Moves to the iPhone, Gains New Features

At WWDC today, Steve Jobs actually mentioned iBooks, the iPad native e-reader, twice: once before and once after announcing iPhone 4. The first time was to say that later this month, the iBooks app will be receiving an update.

Apple Crams a Powerhouse Into the New iPhone 4

Inside the new iPhone 4 revealed today at WWDC is the same superfast chip architecture that powers the iPad, the A4. Alongside the A4 is a bigger battery, giving the iPhone better battery life and improved performance.

iPhone 4 Announced

Today Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth iteration of the beloved iPhone, dubbed, iPhone 4. It was, of course, the device that we’ve seen leaked in recent weeks, but there’s a lot more to this new phone than meets the eye.

Did Apple’s iPhone 4 Just Kill the Flip?

Apple’s new iPhone 4 features 720p HD recording, a built-in LED spotlight and the ability to edit videos on the spot through a dedicated iPhone version of iMovie. All of those features should make Cisco pretty nervous as they make the company’s Flip camcorder look outdated.