According to a new analyst report, Apple may give away the iPhone 3GS to customers who purchase a new two-year service contract. Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets wrote in a research note that this move is expected from Apple because of consumers who are seeking low-budget choices for cell phones. Abramsky predicted the move will also increase the iPhone’s market share against the Android-based smartphones. Even though the iPhone is one of the most popular phones today, Google’s Android OS has become more popular recently due to the use of the system on smartphones such as Motorola, Samsung, and HTC.
Here’s hoping Apple actually offers a free iPhone!
If you’re a tennis fan, then I have the perfect app for you. As you know, Wimbledon is currently going on, and if you can’t get away from the office to see the matches, this app will make it a lot easier to keep up on what’s going on with your favorite players.
As you can see from the picture, the app has many different ways to keep you updated. There’s a news section, a section that gives scores of matches that are finished and the ones that are currently going on, a schedule, video and photos, player profiles, and many more things! The app even has a place where you can listen to live Wimbledon Radio. Also, if you’re a big enough tennis fan to make the trip to England, the app offers some extra tips and knowledge to use while you’re there.
The app is available at the app store for free- so go download it now!
This year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held next Monday, June 6th. Apple is expected to launch some new products this year. One product is called iCloud- but no one knows much about it yet. It seems that iCloud may be some type of expansion of Apple’s MobileMe product.
Two more products that are expected to launch are iOS5, the next generation of Apple’s mobile software, and also Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the eighth version of Mac’s operating system.
Here’s hoping Apple goes ahead and releases the iPhone 5!
Even though all the other iPhones have been released in June, the iPhone 5 may be different. Due to the iPhone 4 going onto the Verizon network, the iPhone 5 may be delayed until around September. Also, the recent earthquake in Japan is said to have an impact on the production of the Apple products, which could be another reason for the delay.
According to the MacRumors website, “Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July time frame, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our web site when it is available to us.”
Some think the iPhone 5 will be produced for a release during the holidays of 2011 or early 2012. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
If you want to hear music while riding your bike or motorcycle, then here’s a great product for you. It’s called “iCarry Bike L” and you can use it to safely attach your iPhone to the handlebars of your bike or motorcycle. With this product, you don’t have to use headphones to hear your music, which makes listening to music much safer. You can also mount your iPhone with this product and use the GPS feature of your iPhone just in case you’re not too sure where you’re going. The iCarry Bike L is available now for $50.
Last June, the iPhone 4 was released. The white iPhone 4 was delayed a few times due to some problems that Apple never clearly stated. Some thought the problems were with the white paint having an effect on the camera when the flash was being used. There have been rumors all over the internet lately about the white iPhone 4 finally being released, and just a few days ago, an executive from Apple may have confirmed this rumor. Phillip Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, stated on his Twitter account “the white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).”
I’d say that’s a pretty good hint that we’re going to see the white iPhone soon. What do you think?
If you’ve made the mistake of giving your baby your iPhone or iPod Touch just once, you know now that your baby won’t want to play with anything else from now on. Well, now you can let them play with your iPhone or iPod Touch and not have to worry about them breaking it or damaging it in any way. Fisher-Price has just come out with a great new case called the Laugh n Learn iCan Play case. The case protects your iPhone or iPod Touch from your baby and at the same time, it allows your baby to play with it, too. It has rings on the sides for your baby to chew on and play with and a mirror on the back. Also, the case covers up the home button because Fisher-Price knows that if there are any buttons to push, a baby is going to push it. With the home button covered up, the baby can play with the iPhone or iPod Touch and not be able to exit out of the app you have them using.
Fisher-Price also has some free apps for your baby at the app store designed for babies that are 6 months and up. The Laugh n Learn iCan Play iPhone case will be available for $14.99 sometime this summer.
The app store now has an iPhone app that will wake you up in the morning when you are the most rested. All you have to do is open the Sleep Cycle app, plug your iPhone in, and place it screen down next to your pillow. Because the iPhone has a built-in accelerometer, it monitors your movement while you sleep. The app can then determine which sleep phase you’re in and can pick the best time to wake you up within 30 minutes before or after an alarm time you set. The app is only $0.99 in the app store so try it out today!
Case-mate’s new do-it-yourself iPhone cases provide full personalization. The cases can be produced from your submitted photos, art, logos, or creations. You can make a personalized gift for a friend or family member, or you can showcase your own artwork or have your beautiful family on display at all times. Go to www.case-mate.com to create your personalized cover, which will ship in 5 to 10 business days.