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Apple iPhone 4, App Store, Angry Birds Awarded Guiness World Records

The Guinness World Records is at it again, dealing out awards for various unusual feats. No category or industry sector is left untouched, with one of the previous awards going to Kinect as the fastest selling consumer electronics device. Today, new awards go out to Apple’s iPhone 4, the Apple App Store, and even Angry Birds.

The iPhone 4 has been named as the fastest-selling portable gaming system, after an estimated 1.5 million iPhone 4 handsets were sold on the first day of release back on June 24, 2010. In comparison, the PSP only sol 200,000 units on its launch date in 2005, and the DS took two weeks to move 500,000 units after its launch in 2004. However, neither of those devices functioned also as a smartphone, those this award’s a bit of a stretch. Read the rest of this entry

New Sim Case For iPhone 4 With Slide On Battery

Third Rail System introduced an amazing Slim protective Case for iPhone 4 with a slide-on Smart Battery which allows you also to add additional power if you run out of juice mid-day. Slim Case is being sold for $39.99.

Specs :

  • Product Dimensions : 4.96 in x 2.43 in x 0.46 in; 0.85 oz
  • Product Compatibility : Works with every iPhone 4, iPhone not included.
  • Box Contents : Slim Case for iPhone 4, Micro-USB Cable, User’s Manual

Features :

  • Complete Coverage : Durable hard-shell protection with a soft touch coating provides access to all iPhone 4 features.
  • Ultimate Flexibility : Daily phone power needs may vary – we feel that your solution should vary with it. A great protective case by itself and, if needed, transforms to a power case by sliding on any Third Rail™ Smart Battery (sold separately).
  • Share your Power : The Third Rail™ Slim Case is compatible with all Third Rail™ Smart Batteries so you can easily share Smart Batteries among family, friends, and coworkers.
  • Apple Certified : Officially a “Made for iPhone 4” product.

Exclusive: Apple testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA

That’s right, you’re looking at photos of an iPhone prototype with T-Mobile USA 3G bands. The actual internal model is N94, and if you remember, the Verizon model is N92 while the standard GSM variant is N90. We have verified that the phone itself is running a test version of Apple’s iOS, much like the one we saw in those videos from Vietnam, and it includes internal Apple test apps like Radar and Apple’s employee directory app. Additionally, the front of the white iPhone pictured looks a little different from the photos of the retail white iPhone 4 that surfaced recently — specifically, the proximity sensor has changed on the retail version. Combined with the fact that it wouldn’t make sense to release an iPhone 4 on T-Mobile at this point in time, we’d wager that Apple is just testing the new T-Mobile-friendly radio with its current iPhone 4 hardware, possibly in preparation for integration in a future device. It’s also entirely possible the internals on this iPhone prototype are being disguised in an iPhone 4 shell, though we doubt it. Let’s see what happens with the iPhone 5 and if that makes it way to T-Mobile. If that AT&T acquisition gets approved though, the iPhone will eventually make its way to T-Mobile customers regardless.

Possible iPhone 5 pictures revealed

Gadget enthusiast blog M.I.C. Gadget has posted images of what it claims may be Apple’s next iPhone. The site itself seems skeptical as to the authenticity of the images — and we are as well — but they reveal what appears to be a thinner iPhone model with a touchscreen that is larger than the one found on the iPhone 4. It also appears as though the back of the device maybe be rounded like older iPhone models, but the images are very low-quality so it is difficult to say with any certainty. The images also feature the new proximity sensor seen on Apple’s upcoming white iPhone 4, but this has been pictured several times so it could certainly have been faked. Hit the break for a second image supposedly showing the face of the new iPhone next to an iPhone 4.

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White iPhone 4 lands at Best Buy on April 27th

Our sources in Europe have already told us that the white iPhone 4 is launching on Wednesday, April 27, in the Netherlands at least, and now other sources are pointing to a launch on that same day in the United States. A source at Best Buy sent us the above inventory screenshot and this screenshot details the April 27th launch date for the product. That particular screenshot is for the AT&T, GSM model of the white iPhone 4, but our connects at Verizon told us there is a CDMA version coming, too. We suppose that the Verizon version is launching that same day in the United States.

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Additionally, we have been told that both 16 GB and 32 GB white units have already been shipped to Best Buy locations across the United States, so those models should arrive by Monday or Tuesday ahead of the Wednesday launch. White iPhone 4s have already arrived at phone retailers in the Netherlands and at Vodafone in the UK. Most stores have about ten 16 GB units on order for launch day (screenshot after the break), but there could be more coming, and inventory numbers for the 32 GB units are unconfirmed. If the white iPhone 4 launch in Europe is any indication, there might be a shortage of 32 GB units in the U.S. That is unconfirmed, though. As soon we hear more, you’ll be first to know.

The First White iPhone 4 Has Been Sold

Finally we can put all these white iPhone 4 post to rest, the first white iPhone 4 has been sold.

Engadget posted a picture this afternoon of an actual white iPhone 4 and its retail box. Apparently a Vodafone customer was able to purchase this white iPhone 4 when the retailer’s POS (Point of Sale) system recognized the item as a black model. Obviously it was a mistake and employees have since been instructed not to sale anymore until next week.

Check out the black strip above the speaker, 9to5Mac says it’s a proximity sensor, its what turns your screen off when your cheek is close to the screen. On the black model it’s not noticeable but the white model it sticks out pretty good.

Getting one?

iPhone 5 shipping September with speedy CPU tip insiders

The iPhone 5 rumors continue, with the latest leaks suggesting that Apple will begin production of the fifth-generation smartphone in July this year. Reuter‘s trio of anonymous sources – all supposedly “familiar with the matter” – claim the Apple iPhone 5 will begin shipping in September, as well as throwing out a few tidbits about the specifications.

The new iOS handset, they reckon, will “look largely similar” to the existing iPhone 4, rather than mark a significant change in design direction. However it will have a faster processor.

That’s presumably the dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 chip found inside the iPad 2, which we’ve expected to form the heart of the iPhone 5 for some time now. As for the similar aesthetic, last we heard Apple was looking at replacing the iPhone 4′s glass back panel with a more durable metal panel.

White iPhone 4 to Launch on April 26th?


Last week, Apple confirmed rumors that the White iPhone 4 would finally be launching soon. Multiple sources pegged the release by the end of April, and iPhoneItalia now reports that April 26th will be the day.

The white iPhone 4 was first announced alongside the black model when the iPhone 4 was first introduced. Production issues with the white paint, however, have since held up its release.

Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; iOS 4.2.7 for Verizon iPhone

In line with BGR’s exclusive report earlier this week, Apple on Thursday released iOS version 4.3.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The only changes noted by Apple are bug fixes and security updates. Apple does specifically note that the update fixes a crash related to FaceTime, as we reported, and it also fixes some iPad 3G + Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Also of note, iOS 4.2.7 — also a minor update with bug fixes and security updates — is now available for Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4. Both updates are available immediately via iTunes.

RBC: ‘iPads outselling hotcakes,’ iPhone 5 due in September

RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky on Tuesday reiterated the firm’s position that sales of popular Apple products like the iPad 2 likely helped Apple record an impressive fiscal second quarter. In a note to investors, Abramsky wrote that tremendous demand for Apple’s iPad 2 tablet along with solid sales of the iPhone 4 (17 million units) and Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks (3.6 million total Macs) may have led to $24 billion in revenue in the second quarter. The figure would represent 78% growth over the same quarter last year, and is above Wall Street’s consensus of $23 billion. RBC sees Apple having shipped 7 million iPads in the second quarter, which includes 2-3 million iPad 2 units and is down 5% from the year prior. The firm estimates 8 million third-quarter iPad shipments, and also notes that Apple will likely launch the iPhone 5 in September — but if it instead launches in June, it could add $1.2 billion to the firm’s $23-$24 billion third-quarter revenue estimates. RBC adjusted its full-year iPad sales forecast up from 25 million to 31 million units, thus pushing its fiscal 2011 revenue estimates from $99 billion to $102 billion and possibly helping Apple to cross the $100 billion milestone for the first time. Apple will report its fiscal second-quarter earnings on April 20th.

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