Apple iPhone Forum

by JohnnyApple at Jun 28, 2010
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If your reading this site I'm sure you are aware that some people are having an issue with the iPhone 4 and it's reception. The reception can vary greatly depending on how you hold it, where you hold it, etc.

One widely accepted solution is to use the Apple "bumper" case which prevents you from making direct contact with the antenna and thus shorting it out/grounding it.

There are many who think Apple's solution to: "Just hold it different" shouldn't be the acceptable solution to this problem... so instead they are suggestion that Apple should make good by giving out the bumper cases to every iPhone 4 customer.

Do you agree? Disagree? If you would like one, Gizmodo has a petition going to try and get the mass effect going for that cause. To participate, follow...
by Maura at Jun 28, 2010
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Developers seem to be taking their time with releasing iPhone 4-enhanced games, there have only been a handful so far, but Firemint has announced a new update for its Flight Control game that it says takes advantage of the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4's capabilities. The update is free if you already own the game, and the actual game is only $0.99 anyway, so well worth splashing out on to make your iPhone 4 look extra awesome.

Flight Control has already been a huge success, selling over 2 million copies and earning a whole bunch of awards and honors, including iPhone Game of the Year from Pocket Gamer, and this latest version is sure to tempt lots of brand new iPhone 4 owners.

The game's high-res graphics have now been optimised for the Retina display, and you can...
by Maura at Jun 28, 2010
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Bloomberg Businessweek reports today on a fascinating teardown and pricing of the 16GB iPhone 4's individual components by market research firm iSuppli. According to iSuppli, the Retina screen is the phone's most expensive component, costing $28.50. iSuppli said that it's most likely that the Retina screen was made by LG Display. They also investigated the gyroscope chip which is designed to detect the iPhone 4's movement in three dimensions for more realistic gameplay, saying that it was supplied by Geneva-based STMicroelectronics at an approximate cost of $2.60, and they also spyed an accelerometer chip which cost approximately $0.60. iSuppli says that the touch-sensitive glass covering the display is probably made by Wintek in Taiwan and TPK-Balda, a joint...
by iDan at Jun 28, 2010
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Canada iPhone 4 Launch Still on Track

According to a recent email received by an reader, Steve Job confirms the iPhone 4 launch in Canada is still on track for the end of July release. Rogers, Telus and Bell will all be carring the new phone, however none of the big three have announced pricing or availability.

by iDan at Jun 28, 2010
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Chalk another one up for the record books. The iPhone 4 launch has now been confirmed as the most successful product launch ever! According to Apple, over 1.7 Million iPhone 4 have made their way into consumers hand within the first three days of sales. Wow, that number is just astonishing! Check out the full press release below:

CUPERTINO, California—June 28, 2010—Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video.

“This is the most successful product...
by PhilSynowiec at Jun 27, 2010
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Late photo of Steve Jobs emailing people on the iPhone 4 issues

rfbandit, a reader from MacRumors, emailed Steve Jobs about the reception issue with the iPhone 4. He inquired him about giving away free Bumper cases to iPhone 4 owners. In response, he received a message back that makes me wonder if Steve has been taken over by a monkey on a computer(hence the picture above).

The answer to the reception issue is this:


First he tells us to buy Bumpers from Apple and now theres no issue. I guess we will have to wait and...
by PhilSynowiec at Jun 27, 2010
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Our friends at Gamevil have given us 5 Soccer Superstars($4.99) codes to giveaway. Soccer Superstars is a great game from the developers of Zenonia and Baseball Superstars. We're giving these codes away for free, YOU BARELY HAVE TO DO ANYTHING! To enter, it's really simple.



by PhilSynowiec at Jun 27, 2010
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Rene Ritchie, TiPB, posted an interesting article today with an answer to something I was trying to find out myself. He connected his iPad Camera Kit to his iPhone 4 to see if it would work. It did NOT.

When he plugged it in he got the "This accessory is not supported by iPhone" message.

Now this is a little odd because the iPad runs 3.2 while the iPhone 4 runs iOS4 with a lot of the same specs(if not better). You would assume Apple to allow this for us to view our pictures on the beautiful Retina display:iphone4vert:. But nope, not yet at least.
by PhilSynowiec at Jun 27, 2010
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The guys over at Mobile1Up set up a Lemmings "live-development" blog while there was work being done to make, well, Lemmings for the iPhone. It took them only 36 hours to make a full port and it looks great!

For those of us who remember Lemmings, and to the newbies, we will all enjoy the game as it comes out for the price of Free!

Check out the live-development blog: HERE
by PhilSynowiec at Jun 27, 2010
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Experienced Jailbreakers all know, Spirit is the easiest way to Jailbreak your iPhone. Well, what we thought would take a little longer, is almost here. A Tweet from MusicNerd today said the following:

What is this? well it's a High Resolution screenshot of Cydia on the beautiful Retina display! No release date has been set yet but we should be expecting it very soon.

Full Step-By-Step tutorial when its out!