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Posts from — June 2009

Fix for WiFi problems after iPhone 3.0 upgrade

iPhone 3.0 Wifi problem

Daniel Eran Dilger

So I’ve been pulling my hair out over my iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S both refusing to stay on WiFi and failing to automatically reconnect after waking from sleep ever since the upgrade to iPhone 3.0. Strangely enough, my original iPhone doesn’t seem to have the problem.
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June 19, 2009   21 Comments

Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes

iPhone 3G S launch

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The original iPhone defined a new height of spectacle in consumer electronics launches. With the release of the iPhone 3G S, Apple has managed to keep the media circus surrounding its new smartphones engaged for the third year in a row, and has greatly improved its in-store processing.

AppleInsider | Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes
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June 19, 2009   11 Comments

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service

MobileMe Push

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Announced at WWDC, Apple’s new Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe services went online today with the warning that high traffic to the site might slow or prevent access for users trying it out on launch day. The site appears to be up intermittently and yet not actually functional yet

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service
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June 17, 2009   7 Comments

Apple says iPhone 3G S pre-orders will be filled on time

Michael L Basham & Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite warnings from AT&T that claimed high demand for the new iPhone 3G S would prevent it from shipping pre-orders by the June 19 launch date, Apple is still promising to satisfy all web pre-orders with a Friday delivery.

Apple says iPhone 3G S pre-orders will be filled on time
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June 15, 2009   4 Comments

Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In marked contrast to the PC market, where differention primarily centers around gigabytes, GHz, and Intel Inside branding, Apple is working to keep attention on the iPhone’s software, with a curious avoidance of any mention of the make or specification of its internals, apparently for competitive reasons.

Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet.
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June 11, 2009   5 Comments

Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In marked contrast to the PC market, where differention primarily centers around gigabytes, GHz, and Intel Inside branding, Apple is working to keep attention on the iPhone’s software, with a curious avoidance of any mention of the make or specification of its internals, apparently for competitive reasons.

Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet.
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June 11, 2009   3 Comments

Microsoft announces free anti-virus service for Windows

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Leading anti-virus software producers Symantec and McAfee will face new competition in the lucrative market for fixing Windows when Microsoft launches its own free security service, dubbed Morro, sometime in the second half of 2009.

AppleInsider | Microsoft announces free anti-virus service for Windows.
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June 11, 2009   4 Comments

A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips

ARM CPU generations

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The iPhone 3G S uses a Samsung processor incorporating an ARM Cortex-A8 processor core and Imagination’s PowerVR SGX graphics core to achieve a significant new class of speed while remaining backwardly compatible with existing iPhone apps.

A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips
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June 10, 2009   4 Comments

iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The new iPhone 3G S achieves its OpenGL ES 2.0 support using the PowerVR SGX graphics processor core, according to sources familiar with the new iPhone’s graphics processor design, as AppleInsider first anticipated in a report last April that broke news of a secret deal struck between Imagination Technologies, Samsung, and Apple.

iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0
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June 9, 2009   1 Comment

Snow Leopard gets richer, thinner, cheaper than Windows 7

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

After trying to beat back the Mac’s increasing encroachment into the PC world with ads focused on price, Microsoft’s club has been picked up by Apple to give Windows 7 an embarrassing pummeling in terms of price.

Snow Leopard gets richer, thinner, cheaper than Windows 7
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June 9, 2009   16 Comments

New 13“ MacBook Pro drops digital audio input for FireWire and SD

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The new 13“ MacBook Pro unveiled at WWDC makes room for its new SD card slot and FireWire 800 port in part by giving up a digital audio input port. Instead, the new model uses the same integrated mic and headphone port as the iPhone.

New 13” MacBook Pro drops digital audio input for FireWire and SD
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June 9, 2009   3 Comments

Apple backtracks on Safari 4.0 tabs on top, ZFS

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Amid all of the new features highlighted Monday in Snow Leopard, iPhone 3.0 and Safari 4.0 were a few unpublicized retractions: Safari 4.0 has lost its “tabs on top” and returned to the old conventional tabs of the previous 3.0 version, while all mention of full ZFS support in Snow Leopard Server has been scrubbed.

Apple backtracks on Safari 4.0 tabs on top, ZFS
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June 9, 2009   6 Comments

Headed to WWDC

Daniel Eran Dilger

Say hi if you’re at WWDC this week. I’ll be there this morning, but couldn’t manage to get a ticket this year. If you find yourself with an extra pass burning holes in your pocket, let me just say it’s my birthday this week. Otherwise, I may be left to restrict myself to the parties offering free drinks.

June 8, 2009   3 Comments

Cheaper iPhone may show as early as Monday

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Citing only “people familiar with the initiative,” the Financial Times claims that Apple plans to release an iPhone model with a substantially lower retail price in order to boost sales, and that the introduction could happen as soon as the opening day of WWDC.

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June 5, 2009   No Comments

The EFF’s Oddly Informed War Apple’s iPhone Apps

Daniel Eran Dilger

An Electronic Frontier Foundation blogger has once again managed to malign the EFF’s own laudable mission as an organization in order to deliver an over the top, incendiary screed about Apple and the iPhone app review process. This time it’s personal, due to an EFF-related iPhone app rejection, but they’re wrong, here’s why.

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June 3, 2009   17 Comments