A Touching Story: TouchMyApps Editor, shigzeo Arrested

shigzeo-arrestIn what is sure to be a complex proceeding, shigzeo of TMA was arrested on a recent business trip to God’s Country. While specific names and locations will remain undisclosed, it is clear to us is that he was arrested while out in the rural countryside around New York State’s largest city. Purportedly, shigzeo had a scoop that took him and his much loved Marnoni Fango bicycle across the border to visit the home of someone who knew, “the biggest news ever to be upped onto The Internets”.We said goodbye to him at 10:00 am this morning and have not properly heard from him since.

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Newsflash! NEXT iPhone to Be Even BETTER! Except the Chinese one…

Analysts exist to help stock run up and down based on speculation and silly reports. So, while RBC reckon that a cheap iPhone won’t debut to expectant consumer hands, Lazard Capital Markets analyst, Daniel Amir suggests that indeed, a cheaper iPhone will make its appearance, just not to North American and Europe.

His take is that the cheaper iPhone will not be for those consumers who don’t value fast internet speeds or other features, but rather for different countries. How novel – here, Lazard who were relatively unknown now have a space atop Apple Insider’s blog and now a hand in probable stock shifts. Amir’s predictions are that Brazil, Russia, India and China – or China only – will get the lower priced iPhone that features fewer features while the whuffie-stealing model will be an unpredictable upgrade to the current iPhone. In fact, he goes so far as to say that it will harbour more space! More Camera! And more video! Continue reading…

Chapter 12 – In Which the next iPhone and Netbook are again rumoured

Thanks Computerworld Blog

Thanks Computerworld Blog

Dead Donkey hath again been beaten; by, it seems, a magnificent in AT&T, who by disclosing to Boygenius the nature of another rumour, however shallow, may have made his or her position, redundant in the unlikely circumstance that Apple or AT&T, become perturbed at another negligent slip of the tongue. Much ado has been made regarding, of course, the iPhone, which being in its very nature a company defining weapon of secrecy, needs at the very least, sustained and unpromulgated confidentiality. TouchMyApps, in accordance with rumour sites, news aggregates and feeds, feel that great gravity should be employed when breaking upon such rumours. The reason we so deem, being in our nature an iPhone-dedicated site, is that rumours are at core, useful in conveying vain hints, desires or at worst, the obvious.

This ‘rumour’ is that of the latter type.

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OLED coming to Tablet and 3rd Gen iPhone and iPod Touch?

Thanks Computerworld Blog

Image Courtesy of Computerworld Blog

BoyGenius cannot stop hyping up of objects that no one needs ;). Today their ninja’s report that the next iDevice may sport another buzzword: OLED screens. Indeed, not only does the rumour specify OLED for the iPhone but OLED for the yet unborn Netbook or tablet which has been stirring Apple zealots for many years.

According to Smarthouse, “Apple already have working prototype of a new Netbook which will be manufactured in Taiwan with the OLED screen supplied by LG”. This contrasts with earlier reports that Wintek would be manufacturing the screens for Apple. LG are purported to be working on a special OLED touchscreen that does away with fingermarks even after constant use.

Of course, release of a next-generation iPod and iPhone is not news or a rumour in itself. Apple tend to release redesigns fn their iPod and iPhone family once per year with updates to the capacity on a sometimes more frequent schedule. iDevice fans, this year may so far be great for rumours, but it also may out some great new products from Apple.

Updated: No Commitment iPhone Coming to God’s Country? Yes

nocontractiphoneBoygenius, the ever rumouring website who brought us such ponderings as the 99 dollar iPhone are churning out some new butter. Apparently, they have received information that AT&T will be clearing iPhone inventory and to do so, will offer no-commitment iPhones. The 8GB phone will go for a measely 599$ while the larger 16GB phone will be available for 699$. In addition to being free from a money-grubbing AT&T contract, it  will not require activation but rather necessitate the purchaser to already be an AT&T customer.

What this means is that you can now woo that special someone with the purchase of an iPhone. Call it bride price if you will, but AT&T have only limited ways of ensuring sales go to prior AT&T customers so this ain’t no shotgun weddin’.

UPDATE: Next Thursday, the no commitment iPhone will go on sale at price points of 599$ and 699$ for the 8GB and 16GB respectively. Thanks for the update Yahoo! Finance. The down part? Those of you not on AT&T will either have to saw off your foot and pay contract ending fees or otherwise just pony up to AT&T for a contract. Well, at least you can get an iPhone without a contract… and then have to pay contract to use it… yay for freemarket economies!

Premium Apps, iPhone OS 3.0 = Introduction of the Tablet?

Thanks Computerworld Blog

Thanks Computerworld Blog

Computerworld blog reckon that the 3.0 sneak peak may have connections with the rumoured premium App Store Apps as well as Apple’s highly anticipated tablet. Why would these premium apps connect with the tablet? Resolution. The tablet is currently rumoured to be a 10-inch touch panel produced by Wintek. Those 10 inches would boast a far higher resolution than the current 480*320 of today’s iPhone and iPod Touch allowing for a break from mere thumb-driven input.

Whether these new premium apps will be games or productivity apps – all is conjecture until actual announcement, however with the new screen real estate, Apple’s device would drive a market for more expensive and higher quality applications. Would Apple skip over the Netbook market entirely for an Apple designed tablet? If they can retain a usable in/out array (complete with firewire) a tablet would be the perfect device for road warriors, pirates, ninjas and barbarians – bring it on Apple.

Tabloid Tuesday Details: iPhone OS 3.0 to Do Laundry Too – Copy and Paste

Thank you Engadget

Remember when the iPhone was just a phone that could edge around the internet and rub shoulders with web apps? Well, that was 1.0. Tuesday will still be 2.0 era but will challenge the faithful as to whether Apple are still a consumer-oriented company or are just giving the finger to the consumer as they showcase some features from 3.0.

How big will the jump to 3 be? Before 2.0, you would have never imagined that the iPhone could fart, burp, help tidy up your electric bill or stop the deamons of Hell from bombarding Heaven. Tuesday, 17 March will prove that Apple are still faithful to the faithful. Forget what you believe about rumours being ill until proven.

The iPhone will have copy and paste. According to Kevin Rose of Digg, it will be an extension of the magnifying glass where the user double taps a word and then places quotes around selected text to copy, cut and paste. But that is not all – we have reason to believe that finally, tethering and MMS will arrive at our lovely phone and a hand-dryer function for laundry on the run. Oh yeah, but we will have to wait till 4.5.6 or 5.0 for background apps.

Netbook Rumours Thicken: But Can’t Touch This Yet

As a review site with a quazi-flare for rumours and yellow journalism, TouchMyApps is all ablaze with the latest building of the myth of Apple’s touchscreen Netbook. Yes, yet another report crept to us a bit slowly from Digitimes that more than just talk is about; an order has been placed for touchscreen panels.

According to the Article, Wintek are cooperating with Apple and are prepping to ship in 2nd half of the year. Wintek also stated that they are unaware of what application the touch panels will be employed nor when the product will materialise.

Be it a bigger iPhone (dear me no) or a NetBook or something we have not fathomed, I do hope that this rumour is more than hot air.

What Do You Think? Cydia App Store is Open

What can be done with your iPhone if you don’t take Apple’s word for truth

Who owns your iPhone? I know that it is a sudden question but really, who owns your iPhone? Some of you have bought out of the contract and paid full price for Apple’s Jesus phone, some of you probably received it as a gift and others have paid upfront for the phone and are now fishing away at the contract. So, who owns your iPhone?

Is it your device since you paid for it or are paying for it? Is it the property of AT&T, Orange, Softbank or Rogers? In a previous article, TMA discussed some of the problems of giving into Apple’s plan for our mobile lives and in particular what features we are missing by not digging into the jailbreak scene. Now however, the Jailbreak scene is going corporate.

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iPhone’s Little Big Brother: Netbook this Summer?

fat-iphoneRumours of an Apple netbook or tablet have been flying for years, but since 2008, there has been an inordinate amount of hearsay. The latest is from production company Wintek who are reported by the Chinese publication, Commercial Times to be producing touch panels for the forthcoming Apple device.

According to Digitimes, Wintek mentioned that “no shipment schedule has been worked out yet, but shipments are likely to begin in the second half of the year”. What this means for iPhone and iPod Touch users is really no more than smoke until Apple release either product or announcement regarding any netbook or tablet device. However, considering that the newest rumour comes from a manufacturer, some credence can be applicable.

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