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Time Machine Support Added to iPhone and iPod Touch

An undocumented change discovered in the beta iPhone 2.0 firmware may indicate that Apple plans to turn the iPhone and iPod touch into portable backup destinations for Time Machine. Could this presage versions of these devices with dramatically more storage?

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AT&T Lowers Cancellation Fee

Starting with new contracts as of 25-May-08, the $175 early-termination penalty that AT&T charges will turn into more of a prorated fee that's reduced by $5 per month.

Adam Engst No comments

iPhone the Hot Ticket Item in… Syria?

You may not be able to buy an iPhone legally throughout much of the world yet, but that's not stopping people in all sorts of countries.

Adam Engst No comments

Discussing the Importance of the iPhone SDK on MacNotables

Tune into this two-part MacNotables podcast to hear more about the iPhone SDK announcement, including the business model, the positive initial response from developers, the enterprise aspects of the announcement, and more.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AT&T Offers Unlimited Voice Use iPhone Plan

iPhone owners can get an unlimited voice usage plan, although that plan wasn't posted on Apple's site for over two weeks after AT&T's announcement of such services.

Glenn Fleishman Adam Engst No comments

Apple Announces iPhone 2.0, Releases SDK

At a special event in Cupertino, Apple talked about what users can expect to see in iPhone 2.0, and officially announced the release of the iPhone software development kit. The iPhone 2.0 software is scheduled for release in June 2008, a year after the original iPhone shipped. However, a beta of 2.0 is available immediately for selected developers and enterprise customers; it includes support for the iPhone SDK along with new enterprise features.

Adam Engst No comments

Open Letter to Steve Jobs: In Support of an iPod reader

Steve Jobs dismissed the Kindle by claiming that people don't read anymore, but that's just wrong (case in point, you're reading this now). Could Steve be aiming to soften up the market in advance of a tablet-sized iPod tweaked for reading? Adam makes the case for why we're reading more than ever and why Apple is the company to bring us the device that will finally fulfill the promise of the ebook reader.

Adam Engst No comments

iPhone 1.1.4 Update Preps for SDK?

The latest version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch fixes some bugs and may lay some groundwork for the upcoming SDK.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Three Cell Carriers Offer Unlimited Minutes for $100 per Month

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless shave off the top of their profit margins by offering $100 per month unlimited cellular calling plans, with various included and add-on unlimited text messaging and phone-based Internet and email access. Verizon led the movement, with AT&T and T-Mobile joining later in the day. Sprint Nextel is still lost at sea.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Drops iPod shuffle Price, Introduces 2 GB Model

The 1 GB iPod shuffle just dropped $30, and Apple will be releasing a 2 GB model later this month. What's to quibble about? Is the iPod shuffle really "impossibly small?" Nah...

Mark Boszko No comments

Extend iTunes Movie Rentals Beyond 24 Hours

Apple says that iTunes movie rentals expire after 24 hours, but is that really true? Mark Boszko investigates, and find out that you're not necessarily out of luck if you can't finish in that 24-hour window.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Starbucks Deal Brewed with AT&T Has Hints of Apple

Starbucks is likely a launch partner for the 3G iPhone, based on yesterday's deal to bring in AT&T as their in-store Wi-Fi provider. The tea leaves - excuse me, coffee grounds - aren't hard to read.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

More Mileposts Along Road to 3G iPhone

AT&T announces network upgrades, which gives us more confidence about the near-term arrival of a 3G iPhone that can make use of a bigger, faster network.

Adam Engst No comments

O2 Tweaks UK Monthly iPhone Plans

Responding to customer and media complaints, O2 has added minutes and text messages to its UK iPhone plans in some cases and reduced the overall cost in others.

Adam Engst No comments

16 GB iPhone and 32 GB iPod touch Released

Apple has released new models of the iPhone and iPod touch that offer 16 GB and 32 GB of memory, respectively, but that extra RAM comes at a premium.