One week and 4 million sales for iPhone 4S

One week and 4 million sales for iPhone 4S

The latest press release from Apple show us the popularity of the iPhone 4S smartphone. In just three days, Apple has sold over 4 million smartphones, and right now, over 25 million of iDevices owners runs on iOS 5 operating system.

iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.

The 4S apple brings some new features including the Siri application, and hardware upgrades like a dual-core A5 CPU with 1GHz frequency and full 1080p HD resolution video recording.

Also, with the new 4S, Apple has launched the new version of iOS 5. For more information about this operating system check out the list of new features.

Apple announced the iPhone 4S in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland starting October 28.

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Apple has released the iOS 5 Beta 4 OTA Update

ios5beta4Apple has released the iOS 5 Beta 4 OTA Update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This new version is available over the air for those of you already running the last version of the beta and brings a lot of new features, bug fixes and improvements over the older versions. Some of these goodies includes:

– an Android-like notification bar
– system-wide integration with Twitter
– the iMessage service
– you can now sync either automatically when charging or manually when wireless
– the “Documents and Data” toggle for iCloud, which allows you to turn on/off the ability for apps to save data and documents to the iCloud. The Apps will save their data and user data to the iCloud, and it will be available across devices, and backed up into the cloud.

Before to hit the OTA update you should know that the iPhone must have 50% charge or be plugged into a power source in order to download the iOS 5 Beta 4 update, but on the iPad it requires only 12% charge. iOS Beta 4 is about 133 MB for existing beta 3 users, and the full install is about 700MB. To properly sync, it will require the iTunes 10.5 Beta 4, which is available in Apple’s dev channel along with a new Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 4. The Wi-Fi syncing with iTunes also now supports Windows PCs.

Via Electronista

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

The new iOS 5 launched yesterday by Apple brings some cool new features. Now you can open the camera directly from the lockscreen and can enable Custom Vibration Paterns. See below what do you have to do in order to enable these features.

How to enable the Camera App directly from your device lockscreen in iOS 5

To enable this feature is very easy. When your iPhone is locked and you double tap the home button, the camera icon will appear next to the unlock slider bar. This trick allows you to see only the pictures taken during the photo session. In order to see all of your pictures you will have to unlock the screen of your device.

How to enable the Custom Vibration Patterns in iOS 5

With this feature of iOS 5 you can now make custom style vibrations to help you differentiate alerts while your phone is in silent mode. Now, not only custom ringtones can be assigned to the contacts, but also the custom vibrations. To enable the Custom Vibrations, you must follow these steps.

  1. Open up the Settings app.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down to the Hearing section and switch Custom Vibrations on.
  5. Now open up your Contacts app and select on contact.
  6. Click edit.
  7. Scroll down to vibration and choose any of the included Standard alerts or create a custom vibration pattern.
  8. You will tap on the screen and then press stop when you are done.

Apple release iOS 5, packs over 200 new features

iOS 5 LogoApple has just revealed the latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 5, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iOS 5 comes with more than 200 new and interesting features.

One of the greatest new features of iOS 5 is the notification area, which replaces the so annoying pop-ups. Apple has also added a dedicated screen that you open by pulling from the top of the screen downwards. It contains all your notifications and if you click one of them it will take you to the app responsible for it, and by clicking on the X icon on the right removes the notification. The Notification center also brings stock updates and weather information.

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Another feature is the Twitter integration, which covers Contacts, Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube and Maps. This new feature allows you to Tweet from all those apps and your contacts are automatically synced with their Twitter accounts. I’m quite disappointed on Apple because they chose the Twitter integration instead of Facebook, it’s really strange and makes you wonder if perhaps there’s some grudge going on between the two companies.

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Apple has also released the iMessage service, which is basically an IM client built-in right into the Message app. It supports sending texts, photos, videos, contacts to both single users and groups over encrypted connection. Also, the reminders were unveiled and offers the possibility to collect all your to-dos together and allowing you to set-up reminders. This app is location aware so that it can remind you of events based on where you are.

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An upgrade was also made on the camera department, with a dedicated camera shortcut landing on the lockscreen and some settings finally making their way to the UI. You can now add grid-lines to your viewfinder, lock exposure and focus by pressing on the screen and using the digital zoom by pinching in. Also, you can now use the volume key for taking photos.

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The Safari browser was the app that received the most significant update, but mostly for the iPad version. The Reading list plug-in for both the iPad and the iOS devices allows you to save pages for reading later. A new great feature of the Safari, Safari Reader, allows you to see web articles without ads or clutter so that you won’t be distracted while you’re reading. It also supposedly merges multi-page articles in one big page for more convenient reading.

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The iOS5 also brings the Newsstand app which gathers all the magazine and newspaper subscriptions in one place, making it easier for you to access them. The photos app brings image editing, allowing you to crop and edit images straight on your iOS device. Another key feature of the new iOS 5 is the Game center, and with this new version it will now enable posting of profile pictures, new friends recommendations based on the games you play and the players you already know.

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The iOS 5 updates will be pushed to end users this Fall, over the air and they will arrive in smaller sizes thanks to the implemented Delta encoding. This means that the next iPhone – be it iPhone 5 or 4S will obviously make its appearance this fall, maybe in a late September. The iDevices eligible for the upgrade are the iPhone 3GS and 4, the iPad and iPad 2 and latest two generation of iPod touch – 3rd and 4th.

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iOS 4.2 update for iPhone and iPad (installation steps and features)

iOS 4.2 updateApple has finally announced the iOS 4.2 update for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, which will be available today.

The steps to install iOS 4.2 are very simple, you have to connect your iOS device to your computer, go to iTunes and click on ‘Check for update’ to see if the new iOS 4.2 update is ready for you.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

This new iOS 4.2 update includes new features such as:

– AirPlay for wirelessly streaming music, videos and photos from iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to Apple TV.
– AirPrint allows you to send a print command via iPad, iPod touch or iPhone for wireless printing over AirPrint supporting Printers.
– Game Center which lets you show off scores-achievements and also discover games via the Game-centered social network App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

[Via techtree]

iPhone visit space into a weather balloon

iPhone in spaceAn amateur science team composed of a father and son from New York thought that it will be interesting to send an iPhone in the space, and they did it.

After a few months of documentation and testing, Luke Geissbuhler (40) and his son Max (7), attached an iPhone and a HD camera in a weather balloon and send it into space. The entire journey last 102 minute but after reaching an altitude of 19 miles, the balloon burst and is parachuted back to earth.

[Via DailyMail]

Yahoo! Messenger brings 3G video calls on Android and iPhone

Yahoo Messenger for Android and iPhoneGood news guys! A new Yahoo! Messenger app with video chat platform is getting ready for Android and iPhone.

David Katz, Yahoo’s VP of Mobile for the Americas region announced that the company will soon offer a new mobile version of Yahoo Messenger with built-in video calling capabilities.

This new Messenger was originally announced for T-Mobile myTouch smartphone earlier this week.

The free app, will be available for both iPhone and Android phones and will allow smartphone users to not only conduct video calls with each other, but with anyone that currently uses Yahoo Messenger for video calls on their PCs” Katz said.

Also, unlike iPhone’s FaceTime, this new mobile Messenger app can work both on Wi-Fi or on a carrier’s standard wireless network.

Another well known company for their video calling services is Skype. It has recently announced the Skype app for Android but not a word about a feature app for iPhone.

[Via Reuters]

Check out the difference of video quality between Nokia N8 and iPhone 4

Nokia N8 vs iPhone 4Before to hit up those two videos below, let’s compare a little the features between these two smartphones.

Well, Nokia N8 is the latest N-series phone with Symbian OS and features a 12 megapixels camera with Xenon Flash and Carl Zeiss optics capable to record HD video at 25 fps, while, the latest iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixels camera with LED flash, capable to record HD video 720p.

In the next videos you can see how iPhone 4 is more sharper in colors than Nokia N8, but N8 is more natural and has a better white balance. Also, if you compare that to a normal camera you’ll see the normal camera is closer to the N8 than the iPhone.

Watch these two videos and let us know what do you think!


You may also want to check out the benchmark battle between Windows Phone 7, Nexus One and iPhone 4.

[Via Engadget]

Two new iPhone models spotted in the AppleTV firmware

iPhone 3.2 and 3.3It appears two new iPhone model names appeared on AppleTV firmware, listed as iPhone 3.2 and iPhone 3.3.

The current iPhone 4 is also called iPhone 3.1 in Apple’s product speak, but what about these two devices?

We can only guess it will have the same form as iPhone 4 and maybe will bring some internal changes like  processor, antenna or CDMA. Nothing is very certain for the moment, so we’ll have to wait a little more for some other information.

[Via 9to5mac]

FringOut for cheap VoiP calls coming soon on iPhone and Android

FringOut VoiP callsFring has launched a  new VoiP service, called FringOut which will provide cheaper calls to any regular landline or mobile phone throughout hundreds of worldwide destinations with only 1¢ a minute.

The company also notes that FringOut is easy to use and fully-integrated into the familiar fring mobile experience.

FringOut is currently available for all Nokia S60 phones but will soon be available on iPhone and Android devices.

[Via Engadget]