Ah, the pleasures of youth. Sunshine, summer breaks and cool Capri Suns by the poolside. It sounds like the good life, but apparently all the rays are baking kids’ brains: a new report says that the majority of American youth would prefer a Mac to a PC. What has the world come to when children are actively seeking out fruit?
As is customary, Apple’s newest mobile device has been torn asunder by curious gawkers in search of a cheap thrill. Also, they want to see what’s inside so they can price out components, but that is pretty thrilling. The iPhone 4S bill of materials was determined by iSupplyi to be roughly $188 for the 16GB version.
Apple’s Siri voice control system is undeniably cool, but it’s also still technically a beta product. As such, there are some kinks to work out, but this is a pretty big one. The default setting for Siri is that it can be activated when the phone is locked, which is handy. But it turns out that even if you use a passcode, anyone can fire up Siri without knowing your code, and send texts and emails, or snoop in your calendar.
We get it folks, you don't come here to read Apple content, though the occasional newsworthy blip warrants a bit of coverage every now and then. That includes the iPhone 4S, Apple's latest and greatest smartphone that set a 3-day sales record of more than 4 million devices during its launch weekend. You already know that. But do you know if it will blend? And is the new hardware capable of standing up to 50 caliber armor piercing incendiary rounds? The answers are easy, and the videos demonstrating each one are awesome.
Admit it, you rushed out over the weekend and purchased an iPhone 4S, or you had one delivered to your door that you already pre-ordered, right? Even if you didn't pick up Apple's latest and greatest, plenty others did, with weekend sales (including launch day on Friday) topping four million units, the Cupertino outfit confirmed. One can only imagine what the numbers would have looked like had Apple launched an iPhone 5 like so many people were hoping for.
We love it when the folks over at iFixIt tear into brand new hardware with Dexter-like precision and exposes the guts. The latest piece of hardware to hit iFixIt's operating table is Apple's recently announced iPhone 4S smartphone that started shipping today. Given that the iPhone 4S is really just an upgraded iPhone 4 in the same mold, will there be any surprises waiting inside?
Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon as one of three wireless carriers signed up to carry Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone, and in fact has inked a deal to purchase 30.5 million iPhone devices worth $20 billion over the next four years. But unlike its two competitors, the spunky newcomer to the iPhone space will continue to offer an unlimited data plan with no overage fees or throttling.
Prospective iPhone buyers have been aching to know if Sprint would be keeping its unlimited data plans in place when it begins offering the device, and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Sprint PR has confirmed to All Things D that the existing unlimited data plans will apply to the iPhone when pre-orders begin in just a few days. Sprint is likely to use this as a selling point to lure users from AT&T and Verizon.
After months and months of hype, leaked information, rumors, speculation, and even another bungled bar room scene, Apple yesterday finally introduced its next generation smartphone, the iPhone 4S. It's not the iPhone 5 many were expecting, nor does it look any different than the iPhone 4, but it does sport several improvements underneath the hood, including the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2. So how did investors react?
Apple's much hyped iPhone press event has brought the Web's worst out of the woodwork (we're talking about hackers, not Apple fanyboys, in case that's not clear) who are trying to get gullible users to click on malicious links. The email appears to come from Apple and seemingly provides details about "the new Apple iPhone 5GS," and that alone is a dead giveaway that something's fishy. Apple announced the iPhone 4S today, not the iPhone 5GS.