Posts Tagged: apple

iPhone 2

Posted .

I’m happy with the reduction in price on the iPhone, but the anaemic new feature list left me a little cold.

Read the whole post »

MacBook Air’s battery is easy to replace

Posted .

So it turns out that the MacBook Air’s battery is a single discrete block (albeit a very thin one) that runs across the bottom of much of the case, and it’s relatively easy for an end user to swap out. Some people are calling this good news, but to me it just means that there… Read more »

O2 to revamp iPhone tariffs

Posted .

In a surprise (to me) move, o2 have announced a major shift in their tariffs, including a significant change to their iPhone charges. This is great news for customers, as the inclusive minute and text allowances have generally been significantly increased. Being on the £45/mo tariff, I gain the least; I only get double the inclusive minutes… Read more »

MacWorld expo ’08 thoughts, part 1: MacBook Air

Posted .

Of all the announcements this year, this one is definitely the biggie (although arguably, not the most significant — the AppleTV could easily trump it in long-term industry impact.) Apple’s new ultraportable was the announcement everyone was waiting for, and it’s generated the most media buzz, most of it positive. There’s no denying the machine… Read more »

Apple tablet a reality?

Posted .

Rumours about an Apple “tablet-PC” have been pretty pervasive for the past few years, so I always take them with a pinch of salt, but this one sounds almost credible. I actually don’t know if I want this to be true or not; one the one hand, I’m certain Apple wouldn’t release it unless it… Read more »

iPhone open for third-party application development

Posted .

Apple have finally announced plans to allow third party developers to develop for their iPhone platform, bringing the device one step closer to the smartphone it always wanted to be. If the quality of shareware and freeware available for the Mac platform is anything to go by, this should lead to a plethora of high-quality,… Read more »

Stop telling me what to do with my stuff!

Posted .

So, it looks like the upcoming firmware upgrade turns unlocked iPhones into bricks. Well, that’s the risk you take when you install unauthorised patches to a device’s firmware; it’s always a dangerous thing to do, and you can’t really expect Apple to pick up the pieces for you when it goes wrong. What does really… Read more »

New iPods

Posted .

Apple announced an entire new line of iPods at yesterday’s keynote. Asside from redesigning the Shuffle and the Nano, and doubling the capacity of the standard iPod (now called the “iPod Classic”,) the really exciting news was the announcement of the much anticipated iPod Touch, which is effectively an iPhone with more storage and without… Read more »