Well, we know that the iOS 4 upgrade is going to bring multitasking to the table. That's usually quite a memory hog since you need to keep multiple applications in memory now instead of just the OS and the single application running.
That increases your requirements exponentially based on the amount of multitasking you are going to be doing... so how much is really needed? How about double what the iPhone 3GS has. The iPhone 4 is rumored to have 512MB of RAM to keep things snappy.
02 has just announced how much it will be charging for an iPhone 4. If youre a new or upgrading O2 customer, you can get an iPhone 4 on one of O2s 18 or 24 month tariffs. For example, if you want to sign up for a £25-per-month, 24-month contract with 100 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and 500MB of UK data, youll have to pay £279 for an iPhone 4 16GB and £323 for an iPhone 4 32GB.
At the top end of the scale, if you want to sign up for a £60-per-month, 24-month contract with unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, and 1GB of UK data, youll get the iPhone 4 16GB for free and the iPhone 4 32GB for £29. If youre an existing O2 Business customer, you can get the iPhone 4 on any of O2s 24-month tariffs.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 4 will not be available at launch on O2s contract-free Pay & Go tariffs, with O2 saying that it will let customers know when they will be able to start using that particular service.
Apple iPhone 4 delays continues to extend well into next month and are now showing July 14th for the next available date. If your still on the fence about upgrading, now is the time. The iPhone 4 could be scarce well into late summer.
Apple has changed the face of the tech world many times over. Their history is rich and full of 'game changers' that broke the mold that came before them. From the Apple Computer to the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple really does 'think different' and it has made their brand one of the most recognizable and coveted in the world.
When Apple was first creating the iPhone they knew it would be a game changer. They decided to go to many different carriers around the US and try to sign an exclusive deal. Most carriers passed (notably, Verizon) and Apple settled with AT&T. This certainly was not their first choice, AT&T after all was not the largest carrier. But the exclusive contract they signed with AT&T has given them a huge profit margin on the devices and it tied the carrier to them. Unfortunately it tied them to the carrier as well.
We know that AT&T and Apple signed a 5 year exclusive. This fact in itself was only known recently due to court filings Apple made in a case in California - until that time however, it was just speculation as to the length of the contract.
AT&T has generally taken the brunt of the complaints about the quality of service when using an iPhone. In reality, it's probably a combination of both the iPhone and inherent design flaws as well as AT&T's coverage and potential over-subscription of it's network. The ultimate question that both Apple and AT&T have to answer is: When will it end?
That it will end is not in question... Apple has to be frustrated with AT&T's consistent failure to supply the network and their sales centers/systems with the capacity to handle the appetite that Apple customers have tried to exercise. The most recent failure of the iPhone 4 pre-sale is testament to that fact. Since Apple is tied to AT&T so closely it is not possible for Apple or Steve Jobs to publicly say anything too negative or harsh about AT&T. Which points to another reason that Steve Jobs must be just itching to get his...
We've seen our fair share of iTunes updates throughout the years but none seemingly as exciting as this... the update that is really going to get your computer ready for that brand new iPhone 4 your going to be hooking up.
That's not all the update brings though, here's a brief list:
iBook 1.1 Support (Sync and Read Books with compatible devices)
PDF Book support
App Organization/Folder Support
Back-Up Speed Improvements
Other Speed Improvements
This update is available now, so update and get your computer ready for your new purchase in advance. If you are jailbroken, as usual, it is advised that you wait to make sure the new version can be broken.
Today Apple has posted a new FAQ (frequently asked questions) explaining the new SIM-Free iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 polices for the International iPhone Launch. For the first time, International users will be able to purchase a completely unlocked iPhone that will work on the GSM carrier of choice.