The Glif offers a simple and easy mount for your iPhone, to be used to connect to a tripod or as a propping mount for various functions. It is small and portable enough to fit snugly in your pocket or handbag, and comes with a 1/4"-20 thread that fits most standard tripods or camera mounts.
Joby has continued a steady stream of product releases by tweaking the Gorillapod mobile tripod series for iPhone 4
. The Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 features the flexible legs found on all Gorillapod
tripods and a stand-alone bumper case to protect your device when in your pocket or packed away.
iPhone 4 owners will be pleased to hear that they can now wrap their cutting edge mobile device in a ridiculously retro case from technology's past. iTapedeck from Homeade is a protective skin for the iPhone 4
that looks just like a cassette tape.
This July, following the torrent of bad press surrounding the iPhone 4
’s antenna issues, Apple implemented its Case Program
, which provided a free Apple Bumper, (including a refund if one had already been purchased), or a choice of case from a number of third-party suppliers. The company also applied a no restocking fee return policy for dissatisfied customers. Apple has now announced that after September 30, it will continue to offer only
the Bumper case for free through AppleCare and the no restocking fee policy will end.
The Nuu Mini Key offers potential salvation for iPhone lovers with fat fingers who would like an alternative to the screen keyboard so they can increase their typing and hence input speeds. A non-working prototype mistaken for a working one appears to have given the product a bad name it probably doesn't deserve. Tactile keys will hopefully enable some of us to touch type a lot faster than the current screen keyboard.
Steve Jobs has done his level best to keep pornography and adult content out of the iPhone App Store, but if the history of the Internet has shown us one thing, it's that any attempt to place a wall between porn and the raging tide of user erections is the definition of futility – for each one you strike down, another one springs up stronger than the first. So it will come as little surprise that the adult industry has scrambled to take advantage of the new iPhone 4
's ability to make face-to-face – or face-to-other-bits videocalls.
This Friday, June 30, sees the release of Apple’s iPhone 4
in an additional 17 countries. And the big question being asked is will the recent hoopla about the device’s antenna problems affect the launch, or will Apple’s recent announcement of free bumpers
for all new and existing iPhone 4 customers mean it’s the standard frenzy that has gone hand-in-hand with the launch of Apple products in recent times?
Looking to put a cap on the negative press that threatened to derail the wider international launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has announced it will give all new and existing iPhone 4 owners a free bumper case to solve the much-hyped “death-grip” problem. And if you've already shelled out for a case, Apple will reimburse you.
Apple has announced that for years, iPhones have been using a “totally wrong” formula to determine how many bars of signal strength they are receiving. The company recently made the discovery after receiving complaints about sudden drops in signal strength, from users of the new iPhone 4
. As it turns out, the signal strength itself wasn’t dropping - instead, the phones had initially been displaying
the signal as much stronger than it actually was. In a letter issued to iPhone owners, Apple stated, “Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place.”
Ever wondered how much it costs Apple to actually build its devices? Well, it might surprise some to hear that it seems to be around the same price at which they are sold, though of course this doesn’t stop Apple from making a hefty profit. A recent “teardown” of the 16GB iPhone 4
by research firm iSuppli
suggested that each device costs about US$187 to produce, with previous generations falling generally between $170 and $180.