Apple Announces iPhone 4

Apple Announces iPhone 4
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Apple officially announce iPhone 4 yesterday at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2010. I have been following it live on GDGT which I think is the fastest when compared to Engadget. This time round Gizmodo is just aggregating news as I think they are not physically there maybe because of the leak?

MicroSIM is now being used instead of the normal SIM card which is the same case as the iPad. Camera has been bumped up to 5MP with LED flash, front-facing camera added and Apple calls that FaceTime which is a nicer word for video conferencing except that it is for WiFi only. HD video recording at 720p, screen resolution has been increased to 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, Three-axis gyroscope is added. Processor has been bumped up to 1GHz using the same Apple A4 chip found in iPad. For more details, check out the Design Page of iPhone 4.

Apple Next Generation iPhone Leaked

Apple Next Generation iPhone Leaked
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It is said that the Apple next generation iPhone aka “iPhone HD” was lost/dropped in a bar by Gray Powell, who is an Apple Software Engineer working on the iPhone Baseband Software. The iPhone was later found by someone else. Gizmodo rumored to have paid US$5,000 for the prototype and did a dissect of it. The iPhone is not bootable because Apple remotely killed the phone assuming immediately the phone was reported lost by its employee. No I wonder how many heads is going to roll.

I have mirrored the pictures from Gizmodo into Flicker:

Apple Refreshes iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic

Apple Refreshes iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic
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iPod Shuffle
3 new colors has been added to the iPod Shuffle namely the pink, green and blue. There is also a special edition polished stainless steel available only in the Apple Online Store. The iPod shuffle voice now tells you when your battery is full. 3rd party headphones with the Shuffle remote control is a go!

2GB is going for S$88.00, 4GB is going for S$118 and the special edition polished stainless steel iPod Shuffle is going for S$148 (4GB only).

Sony’s iPhone/iPod Dock

Sony’s iPhone/iPod Dock
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Sony ICF-C1IPMK2
I have been eying on the Sony’s ICF-C1IPMK2 recently because it is quite affordable. The retail price is S$179 but challenger is selling it at S$159 with member discount. The ICF-C1IPMK2 is a iPod/iPhone Dock Clock Radio.

Official Page: Sony Singapore: ICF-C1IPMK2
Review: iLounge: Sony ICF-C1iPMK2 Speaker Dock / Clock Radio for iPod + iPhone

Apple’s Push Notification Is Godsend

Apple’s Push Notification Is Godsend
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I have been addicted to Apple’s Push Notification Service ever since I bought Prowl. There are endless possibilities on what you can do with Push Notifications.

The Apple Push Notification Service is a mobile service created by Apple Inc. that was released with iPhone OS 3.0 on the 17th June 2009. It uses push technology through a constantly-open IP connection to forward notifications from the servers of third party applications to the iPhone or iPod Touch; such notifications may include badges, sounds or custom text alerts.