Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 29 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

Category: iPhone, iPad, & iOS

Adam Engst No comments

New Apple Ads: Real, Fake, and Funny

Are we shallow for enjoying Apple's new Get a Mac ads, or just enjoying having the obvious pointed out on national TV for a change? Also see a leaked Saturday Night Live sketch about the iPhone that never aired.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Powerless? iPhone Provides a Light

In a brief power outage, I discovered the joy of continuous Internet connectivity with my iPhone. I express outrage at the outage reporting, too.

Adam Engst No comments

AT&T Offers New International iPhone Data Plans

iPhone users travelling abroad often returned home to sky-high bills for data usage. That may be a thing of the past, thanks to AT&T's new international iPhone data plans, which provide either 20 MB of 50 MB of usage.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

iTunes 7.5 and QuickTime 7.3 Released

Apple fixes security-related bugs in QuickTime 7.3 and adds support for multi-country iPhone activation in iTunes 7.5.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

O2 Clarifies UK iPhone Data Limits

The UK carrier O2 lifts undefined "fair usage" limit from iPhone service plans in advance of Friday's launch.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Install Applications with iPhone 1.1.1 Software

AppSnapp allows third-party software installation on an iPhone with 1.1.1 software installed. But it makes use of a software flaw that Apple will surely fix.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Gmail’s New IMAP Support a Boon to Mac and iPhone Users

Last week, Google announced Gmail now supports IMAP connections, making their free Web-based mail client even more useful for Mac users and iPhone users on the go.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Apple Sells Record Number of Macs for Q4 2007

Apple ended the fourth fiscal quarter of 2007 with a profit of $904 million on revenue of $6.22 billion, led by record sales of 2,164,000 Macs, 10.2 million iPods, and 1.1 million iPhones.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Talking Your Way Out of a Plastic Bag

Turns out that an iPhone is interoperable with plastic baggies.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

iPhone Software Development Kit Set for February 2008

Steve Jobs writes a short note assuring his interest in allowing third-party development of programs for the iPhone (and, by the way, iPod touch), reminding us sternly of how dangerous mobile phone viruses and malware are, and setting a date for release of the software toolkit: February 2008.

Adam Engst No comments

Steve Jobs’s iPhone SDK Letter

For the record, here's Steve Jobs's letter announcing the iPhone SDK.

Joe Kissell No comments

Apple Goes with Orange

Apple chooses Orange as the French carrier for the iPhone, but interesting questions remain.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

3G Cell Data iPhone Now Feasible

Broadcom announces new third-generation cell chip that could be the core of a next-generation iPhone. Kitchen sink? You bet. Couple 3G with ARM processors, Bluetooth, stereo audio, and FM radio - and the fastest GSM-based 3G data protocols on the market.

Travis Butler No comments

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet: iPhone without the Phone?

Many people claim they want the iPhone without the phone part, but the iPod touch seems to have a few too many limitations. What about Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet, which provides a full-featured Web browser on a Linux-based platform? Travis Butler looks deep into the N800 to see how it stacks up.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Apple Nearing iPhone Third-Party Developer Announcement

Apple nears opening iPhone for third-party development, sources say. And although Apple has now opened a Web applications directory, that's not what the sources were talking about.