As if making money magically disappear from your bank account wasn't easy enough, DeviceFidelity's new In2Pay case, which will let iPhone users make contactless transactions on Visa's payWave system, will turn you into the Dumbledore of mobile payment.
The case is being developed by DeviceFidelity and will let your iPhone play nice with the company's existing In2Pay microSD card, which gets placed in the protective case. You'll just wave your iPhone at any Visa payWave terminal, which can already be found at some 32,000 retailers, and voila, you've made your transaction. It will … Read more
Apple's contract manufacturer building the next iPhone plans to ship 24 million units by the end of this year, according to a new report.
The report from Digitimes on Monday said Taiwan-based Foxconn will ship 4.5 million next-gen iPhones by the end of June, and 19.5 million by the end of 2010.
Apple sells a lot of phones, but 24 million is a big number even for them. For comparison, Apple has sold a little over 50 million total since the original iPhone's debut in 2007. So how to explain the supposed sudden surge in iPhone … Read more
Records released Friday in the ongoing investigation into a lost prototype iPhone painted an unfavorable picture of Brian Hogan, the 21-year-old student who found the device and later sold it to a gadget blog.
According to police records released as part of an affidavit in San Mateo County (Calif.) Superior Court, Hogan's roommate, Katherine Martinson, told authorities that Hogan knew the identity of the owner very soon after finding the handset but had no intention of returning it. Robert Gray Powell, a 27-year-old Apple engineer, lost the phone in March after a night of drinking in a Redwood City, … Read more
First, it was all about the details of a purported "iPhone 4G." Then the saga of how Gizmodo got that device exploded into a criminal investigation and questions about journalists' rights and responsibilities.
Court examines Gizmodo devices for iPhone info Judge appoints special master to examine Jason Chen's electronic gear and discover information relevant to an iPhone prototype. (Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) June 3, 2010 6:28 AM PDT
Court docs: iPhone finder had no pity for Powell Friends told police Brian Hogan allegedly knew early who owned the lost iPhone prototype, … Read more
In what seems to be the clearest evidence yet that Gawker Media editors didn't talk to an attorney before buying a lost or stolen prototype iPhone, new court documents reveal the gadget blog balking after Apple CEO Steve Jobs personally requested its return.
The affidavit, prepared by detective Matthew Broad in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, says Jobs contacted Gizmodo editor Brian Lam on April 19, the same day the gadget blog published a story about the 4G iPhone.
Jobs requested via phone that the blog's editors return the device--but Lam refused to do so, unless … Read more
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Apple pressed local police to investigate the loss of a next-generation iPhone a day after Gizmodo published photographs, telling investigators that the prototype was so valuable, a price could not be placed on it, according to court documents made public Friday.
In response to arguments made by CNET and other media organizations, a San Mateo judge unsealed documents (PDF) that provide a glimpse into an April 20 meeting between law enforcement and Apple lawyers and executives. They also highlight a madcap dash for evidence that evening that led a police detective to a gas station, a church, … Read more
With summer just around the corner, we thought we'd give away something sun-related this week, an Apple-certified solar charger for the iPhone from Novothink that's being marketed for outdoor enthusiasts.
As anybody who has tried to charge an electronic device using a solar charger knows, it doesn't juice up the device nearly as quickly as your typical power adapter would--and the Surge is no exception. The charging case can provide up to 30 minutes of talk time on a 3G network, or 60 minutes on 2G, from 2 hours of direct sunlight. Novothink also includes a USB … Read more
If you've run out of floor space at home and need to have a media player dock for your iPhone or iPod, the only way to go is up. Enter Finite Elemente's Hohrizontal 51 (yes, that's two "h"s), a dock masquerading as a shelf (or is it the other way around?).
Available in seven high-gloss colors with a matte veneer, the wall shelf has an integrated 30-pin dock for your iPhone and iPod, as well as audio and USB inputs so you can hook it up to your PC or home theater system.
It … Read more