At the 5th Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, which recently passed 100 people in line for the iPhone's release, there was a countdown at midnight to mark the official start of what's being referred to as "iDay." The rain has passed, and it's a surprisingly tolerable night; some people have set up tents and are asleep, while others have set up board games and are planning to stay up all night, or are engaging in guessing games to figure out other line-waiters' occupations. Still others, recently arrived and looking better outfitted for the beach than … Read more
San Francisco finally got into the iPhone game Thursday, as the first few folks started lining up outside Apple's downtown store at the corner of Stockton and Ellis Streets.
Jerry Taylor was first in line. Unlike Greg Packer, the professional line-waiter on 5th Avenue in New York, or the charity-minded folks in SoHo, Taylor was in a gambling state of mind. He was either hoping to trade his spot in line for a cash offer, or buy an iPhone with hopes of selling it later.
"I'm playing with my rent money," Taylor said, although he also … Read more
It stands to reason some of the first people to own the iPhone will be those in the tech community or at least interested in Mac technology. For all the latest tech news, grab this app for your iPhone that combs all the most popular Mac sites for news stories and information. It offers a great list of headlines along with short summaries so you know what you're getting before you jump to the Web site.
iPhone link: http://www.mactech.com/commapplenewsforiphone.php
Web site link: http://www.mactech.com/
Just about every household chore and Saturday errand is born on a list. But instead of breaking out the pad and paper, why not make your lists on the iPhone? This app is the mobile gateway to the Listingly site, which allows you to make complex, customizable lists and share them with other people. Go to the Web site link below for a quick 1-minute tour of Listingly's many uses.
iPhone link: http://www.listingly.com/iphone/
Web site link: http://www.listingly.com/
As an illustration of the idea that just about any app can be made for iPhone, iTees iPhone T-shirt Search lets you search among thousands of Cafe Press T-shirts right from your phone. More of a Web site than an app, iTees iPhone T-shirt Search is already set for touch-sensitive scrolling so you can get a feel for the iPhone interface as you search for Cafe Press T-shirts.
Web site link: http://shirts.meetees.com/itees/
This social-networking site is now accessible from your iPhone. You'll need to register with iPling, but from there you can find other users who share your interests, musical tastes, or passion for blogging. The concept behind iPling is to expand your social horizons through common interests.
iPhone link: http://www.ipling.com/
From the moment Apple announced its iPhone at Macworld 2007, a few common criticisms of the device have been reported again and again. Among them is a lack of 3G support, no capability for wireless music downloads from iTunes, and a convoluted compatibility with corporate e-mail system. The first reviews of the iPhone have reflected these concerns, but up until now, Apple hasn't addressed them directly.
That changed today when Apple CEO Steve Jobs dropped ever-so subtle hints that the iPhone may download music wirelessly and accommodate work-friendly applications in the near future. "There are a lot of … Read more
Twenty-twenty-twenty-four hours to go, I want my freaking iPhone. The line of people waiting for the iPhone at New York's Fifth Avenue store was, at last count, still fewer than 40 people long with 24 hours to go, and the sky was looking like a downpour might start any second. But that didn't stop camera crews (including comedian Mo Rocca, now a Daily Show-style reporter for AOL News), journalists, and photographers from clogging the sidewalk to get the scoop on the spectacle.
Plenty of them wanted to talk to first-in-liner Greg Packer, despite the fact that he's … Read more
Never in my career have I been so happy that I write about MP3 players rather than cell phones, but--sadly--the existence of the iPhone will not shelter me from Apple news mania forever. According to Endgaget, during the same meeting where Steve Jobs announced that all Apple employees would be receiving a free iPhone, he also mentioned that new, "OSX-based" iPods are in development. I am sensing a holiday release, but I'm no psychic--has anyone figured out an equation yet for impending Apple release versus effect on hot new Apple product sales?
As far as what the … Read more