Apple iPhone Forum

by Maura at Dec 27, 2010
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Yahoo News has picked up on a report in Digitimes today which says that Apple is increasing its global shipments for the first quarter of 2011 to 20-21 million, up from 19 million units. According to the report, Foxconn will be shipping approximately 14-15 million WDCMA iPhones, up from 13 million, and Foxconn and Pegatron Technology will also be shipping 5-6 million CDMA iPhones. If that’s true it would make it even more likely that the iPhone will be appearing on Verizon early in the new year, with Digitimes stating that the CDMA iPhones will be launching in Asia Pacific and the U.S. Yahoo points out that earlier in December, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu predicted that Apple will ship 62 million iPhones in 2011, with Verizon shifting 2-3 million units per...
by Maura at Dec 27, 2010
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MacRumors reports today that the App Store has experience a bumper Christmas sales weekend and then some! They quote a Business Insider report today that has collated sales figures from the Facebook iPhone app and Disney’s Tapulous apps over the Christmas weekend. According to the figures, the Facebook iPhone and iPod touch app has seen a whopping 1.6 million rise in active users over the past three days. Tellingly, Facebook’s Android app has not experienced any such spike.

Likewise, MacRumors reports that Tapulous, the Disney-owned company responsible for the Tap Tap Revenge series of games, has also seen a massive rise in app downloads over the holiday weekend,...
by Maura at Dec 27, 2010
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Engadget reports today that Japanese mobile phone carrier Softbank has decided to launch special stickers for users to fix to the back of their iPhone 4s so that the phones can then be used as NFC (Near Field Communication) devices. According to Engadget, NFC contactless communication is very popular in Japan, and in particular the FeliCa payment system, and many Japanese iPhone 4 owners were complaining about the lack of an NFC facility on the phone. Softbank has been a little bit creative and clever in addressing these complaints with the sticker solution. It turns out that the stickers do not actually communicate with the iPhone themselves, enabling NFC payments via the iPhone, because Apple doesn’t actually allow that yet. In fact, it turns out that the...
by JohnnyApple at Dec 24, 2010
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by Maura at Dec 24, 2010
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Engadget has the scoop today on Skype finally launching video calling on the iPhone 4. According to the report, Skype has already been saying that it will be making some “video-related” announcements at CES in January, which has led Engadget to deduce, accurately I’m sure, that Skype is about to get involved in the mobile video calling business. Now Engadget believes that it has seen what must be considered as confirmation of their theory, in the unlikely form of a Help document that mysteriously appeared on Skype’s site today, containing detailed instructions on how to make video calls using Skype for iPhone. Unfortunately Skype has since pulled that particular Help page from the site, but luckily Engadget managed to grab a little snippet from the document, as...
by Maura at Dec 24, 2010
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A company called iDevices announced today that it will be launching the world’s first wireless cooking thermometer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad at CES in Las Vegas this January. iGrill turns your iPhone into your own personal sous-chef, enabling you to multitask between your grill or oven and your guests with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your food is perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption.

iGrill is the first Bluetooth and app-enabled device on the market, and comprises an iGrill thermometer with projection display and probe, and the iGrill app for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, which lets you know the status of your food via Bluetooth. And because the Bluetooth connection has a particularly long range (over 200...
by Maura at Dec 24, 2010
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Coatsink Software is giving puzzle game fans a treat this Christmas weekend by offering its addictive iPhone puzzler Pinch for free up until December 29. The critically acclaimed game sees the player taking control of tiny nanobots called Norbs, which are on a mission to conquer the many mazes and puzzles that make up their world of 60 levels plus.

The Norbs can change size and colour by separating and merging with each other, which the player achieves by “pinching” the screen, hence the name! It’s exactly the sort of movement you’ll be familiar with using in Google Maps or Safari, meaning that the game is very easy to pick up and play. A recent update has also added a...
by Maura at Dec 24, 2010
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MSNBC reports today that a man in New London, Connecticut tried to rob a restaurant by pretending that his iPhone was a gun, only to be thwarted by the brave restaurant staff who grabbed actual real knives to defend themselves.

According to police reports, Jerome Taylor, 20, donned a mask when he arrived at the Northern Indian restaurant this Wednesday, then proceeded to brandish what staff assumed was a weapon of some sort and demanded that they hand over the takings. The brave cooks in the restaurant refused to comply with Taylor’s wishes, and instead picked up real knives in order to protect themselves. Taylor then apologised and told the cooks that he was only joking and that he needed money for his child, before running off. When the police caught up with...
by Maura at Dec 23, 2010
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Square Enix’s Beautiful Game Studios is treating us all to some 1970s footie nostalgia with the release of Championship Manager Legends 70s for an introductory price of £1.79 (the game is currently not available in the US App Store). CML70s gives the player the chance to manage all the great footballers of the 1970s, providing a new take on the football management genre for those that remember the decade with fondness, as well as those who simply love classic football.

Filled with nostalgia and history for football fans in the UK, you get to manage a team back in the sporting decade that produced some truly memorable names, and which, for the first time ever in Championship Manager history, you can control and bring to life.

by Maura at Dec 23, 2010
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If you’re a fan of quality adventure games then you’ll surely already be familiar with Anuman Interactive and the Microids brand's iOS games, such as Dracula: The Path of the Dragon. They really have done an excellent job of porting their beautifully designed and plotted games over from PC and Mac to the iPhone and iPad. The latest game to emerge from the Anuman stable is Nostrodamus: The Last Prophecy – Part 1, an adventure game designed to put the player’s scientific and mystical knowledge to the test.

Born in 1503, Michel de Nostredame (known as Nostradamus), was a French apothecary and astrologer famous for his many prophecies, including the prediction that the world will end in 2012.

Anuman Interactive’s Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy has already been...