Apple iPhone Forum

by Maura at Jul 2, 2010
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PC Magazine has conducted a test comparing the iPhone 4, Motorola DROID X, HTC DROID Incredible and HTC EVO, with the iPhone 4 coming out on top as the overall winner. The four phones were tested for Brightness, Contrast, Colour Depth and Colour Accuracy. The tests were conducted using luminance and chromaticity meters, along with the help of Dr. Raymond Soneira’s DisplayMate display testing suite.

In terms of brightness, the iPhone 4 came out on top, according to PC Magazine. With its LCD turned up to maximum brightness, it was twice as bright as the HTC DROID Incredible.

For contrast, the iPhone 4 shares top honours with the DROID X, with the iPhone 4 rating at 1097 and the DROID X rating at 1071.

For colour depth, or the amount of colours that can be...
by PhilSynowiec at Jul 2, 2010
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Just checked in to the App Store and BOOM! There it is, another update for Real Racing by Firemint. This will be 1.23 update that includes the following changes:

by Maura at Jul 1, 2010
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Pocket Gamer reports that Namco is holding an App Store sale to celebrate American Independence Day on July 4th. The sale starts tomorrow, July 2nd and ends on July 5th. There’s some nice stuff in there too, including the legendary Mr. Driller for under a dollar, Time Crisis Strike and PAC-MAN, who’s already celebrating his own anniversary this year, the greedy little orb.

Here’s the list in full:

Ace Combat Xi - £1.79 / $2.99 / €2.39
Alpine Racer - 59p / 99c / €0.79c
Brain Exercise - £1.19 / $1.99 / €1.59
Dig Dug REMIX - 59p / 99c / €0.79c
Galaga Remix - 59p / 99c / €0.79c
Garters & Ghouls - 59p / 99c / €0.79c
Gator Panic - 59p / 99c / €0.79c
I Love Katamari - £1.79 / $2.99 / €2.39
Inspector Gadget - 59p / 99c /...
by PhilSynowiec at Jul 1, 2010
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As few days ago, Lemmings for the iDevice was completed in 36 Hours. This was a port made by Mobile 1UP, a popular developer and publisher. Today, they received a Cease & Desist letter from Sony, which absorbed Psygnosis(original Lemmings publisher) in 1993. Mobile 1UP has decided to try to work out a deal with Sony where they could possibly buy the rights to the game. This could put a price tag on the game and it could no longer be free :(

The full letter can be viewed on the Development Blog.
by JohnnyApple at Jul 1, 2010
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BGR posted a recent article which quotes The Loop's Jim Dalrymple as saying that Apple already has a Verizon compatible (CDMA) iPhone laying around. The problem is that they need to negotiate a deal with Verizon.

This would not be unusual for Apple to design hardware (or software) in advance an anticipation of a release, even if it never sees the light of day. They did this with the intel compatible version of OSX when they switched over from the IBM G4/G5 lineup.

The real problem is negotiating a deal with Verizon. Verizon obviously has had great success with the Android operating system. In addition, they make more profit on the Android handsets as they don't have to cut any type of revenue share deal with HTC or Motorola or anyone else for that matter... and...
by Maura at Jul 1, 2010
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There’s no middle ground when it comes to vuvuzelas, those giant trumpets that have become the soundtrack of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. If you’re on the pro side, there’s a plethora of apps in the Apple iTunes Store mimicking the “delightful” eternally buzzing blast of the vuvuzela, If, on the other hand, you’ve been driven to distraction by the constant blast emanating from your television set as you try and enjoy the festival of football, then Fabrication Games has the app for you!

Vuvuzela Whacker is an action-packed game for iPhone and iPod touch, with the aim of saving the world from the vuvuzela infestation by whacking as many vuvuzela players as possible with a big hammer in one minute. Tap the fans with vuvuzelas, but avoid hitting...
by PhilSynowiec at Jul 1, 2010
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One of the readers over at BGR, CODENAME: "Tom", posted a video on YouTube showing the reception issue with the antenna. Apple reached out to him directly and had an interesting conversation with him. The conversation goes back and forth between Tom and "dictator" :) Steve Jobs. Steve is still pulling the "there is no reception issue" excuse:

by PhilSynowiec at Jul 1, 2010
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Today, Facebook released it's 1.4 Update which includes the following changes:

I've been using it for a few hours and noticed something that ticked me off a little bit. There are still no Push Notifications for the chat feature. This wasn't a problem before since I was using a Jailbroken device with Backgroundr, a Jailbreak app that allows apps to run in the background. With the iOS 4 update this should be a must since they added Fast App Switching.

An icon should pop up telling you that you received a new message in chat. But instead, the app doesn't even update the chat until you...
by PhilSynowiec at Jul 1, 2010
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A reader at MacDailyNews inquired Steve Jobs about HD video uploading on the iPhone 4. Currently it is not possible to upload HD quality video from your to YouTube over the air. But this email swap says that it's coming!

by PhilSynowiec at Jul 1, 2010
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Today, planetbeing(Dev Team), Tweeted today that they are one their way to developer an iOS exploit with the iPhone 4's bootrom. What this means is that the jailbreak would be "immune" to Apple's firmware updates(the Tweet explains it all :)):

In other words, we might be seeing a cure for the T-virus that is Apple's Firmware updates.

Source: ModMyi & planetbeing