Tag Archives: iPhone 4

Unlock for iPhone 4 — available soon

One of the biggest questions since the announcement of the new iPhone 4 has been, “When can we jailbreak and unlock it?” Well this may come sooner than later as MuscleNerd from the DevTeam Tweeted yesterday that they are closer to unlocking the iPhone 4. . . “Good progress on iPhone4 unlock with @planetbeing: http://is.gd/dh2WE <-injected cmd!…

Jailbreak Tues – Custom ringtones

Weekly I try to bring you information on customizing your iPhone with the programs and applications from jailbreaking your iPhone. This week I wanted to try and offer something for everyone that may be interested in customizing their ringtones WITHOUT jailbreaking. I know that not everyone is comfortable with this process, but their are some out there who…

One business given free Bumpers for antenna let-down

Last week we found a story explaining Apple’s general stance on appeasing grumbling iPhone 4 customers. The script in the call centers included lines like “it’s your fault the signal is poor, hold it right!”, and “NO, you may absolutely not have a free Bumper.” These are paraphrased slightly, but, it’s pretty much what the line is if you do get in touch…

Competitors poke fun at Apple iPhone signal issues

Clearly with all the craziness surrounding Apple’s reception problems, it wouldn’t be long before some of the company’s rivals started to take pot shots at Jobs&Co. In a blog titled “How do you hold your Nokia?” on the Finnish company’s web site,  a writer goes in to great lengths to show all the different grips you can use on a Nokia handheld.  As I…

iParenting: Is sexviding the new tech threat to kids?

In doing research on last week’s piece on teens and smartphones, I came across a Yahoo post on “sexviding.” Yes, you read that right. It looks as though some folks are already blaming the downfall of civilization as we know it on the iPhone 4. With the preponderance of SMS- and MMS-enabled phones, incidents of “sexting” (or sending racy texts or…

TiPs & Tricks: Add bookmarklets to mobile Safari

We’ve got a super useful tip today that iOS users will be able to sink their teeth into. It only requires a few minutes of your time to make sharing or saving online content from your device soooo much easier. Today’s topic is the humble bookmarklet, and the tip is how to add them to mobile Safari. If you’re already familiar with bookmarklets, then you…

The latest Steve Jobs “email” soap opera, in a nutshell

A few days ago, BoyGenius posted what it thought was an authentic email exchange between Steve Jobs and an iPhone 4 user, who was upset about the antenna issues and the reported actions Apple reps were supposed to take (see below). We didn’t immediately run it here on TiP because… well, parts of the communication seemed a little fishy to us. Turns out,…

77% of iPhone 4 buyers upgraded from older iPhone

Piper Jaffray reported this week that 77 percent of the new iPhone 4 buyers upgraded from a previous model of the iPhone. In 2009, that was only 56% and a mere 38% in 2008. This is a big margin of growth, especially considering all the press that the device got about hardware glitches like antenna and screen issues. Other interesting notes from the…

Apple dumps 10% restocking fee

You know that “restocking fee” that many retailers slap customers with when they’re trying to return a purchase? It’s annoying enough to cough up a few bucks for smaller items, but when you’re talking about bigger ticket electronics, like say a glitchy iPhone 4, paying $20 or more for returning it can be downright upsetting for many…