Mophie iPhone 3G Battery Extender Available For Preorder, Shipping This Month

Mophie's wraparound battery extenders for the first iPhone provided some relief to incessant browsers and movie-watchers, and they're looking to adapt their "Juice Pack" to the even more anemic iPhone 3G. What does this pack offer that the others don't? A mini USB port for syncing and charging and Apple's coveted… »10/15/08 7:59am10/15/08 7:59am

iPhone 3G Coming to Best Buy Next Month, Samsung Instinct Reportedly Bummed

AppleInsider reports that the iPhone 3G will almost certainly be coming to Best Buy as soon as September 7th, giving the the retailer the distinction of being the first outlet to sell the device that isn't part of its immediate family. The announcement, expected tomorrow, would bring the iPhone to 970 Best Buys around… »8/12/08 8:45pm8/12/08 8:45pm

AT&T Bringing (a Tiny, Frustrating Bit Of) Speech Recognition to the iPhone, Others

AT&T's Speech Mashups is a web-based service that will bring voice-activated search to the iPhone, as well as other Edge and 3G handsets. Instead of managing speech recognition on the actual handset, Speech Mashups sends the audio sample to the server, processes it and sends back a text transcription or command to… »7/23/08 4:10pm7/23/08 4:10pm

Question of the Day: How Often Do You Replace Your Cellphone (and Why)?

Like many current iPhone owners, I have been tossing around the merits of upgrading to the 3G version when it hits on July 11th. The debate about whether or not it is truly worth it has gone back and forth since the official announcement, but the bottom line is that I am an early adopter. I have come to accept this… »6/20/08 4:30pm6/20/08 4:30pm

The iPhone 3G Survival Guide: Complete With Cartoons and Broken English

So you have decided to get the iPhone 3G. Good for you-way to spend money. But after you have brought that little gadget bundle home, a sense of panic may set in-for you are now in an elite club. Fear not my friends, because the folks at CNET UK have "discovered" a survival guide that will help you, the frightened… »6/13/08 6:30pm6/13/08 6:30pm

Giz Explains: What You Didn't Know About the iPhone's 3G

Yeah, yeah, you get it: The new iPhone uses AT&T's best-in class (in NYC at least), 3G high-speed network, one that's getting faster and more spread out all the time. But there's a lot you probably didn't know about the technology involved: How fast can you really go on the thing? Why did AT&T feel the need to cap the… »6/11/08 3:00pm6/11/08 3:00pm

What's in the iPhone 3G Box? Not as Much as You Think

With iPhone 3G availability still a month away, inquiring minds can't help but scour the Apple site for clues. After drooling over the 3G and GPS info, we spotted a less tantalizing update: the included accessories. Where's the dock, what's up with this cheaper-looking power adapter, and was it really worth it to… »6/11/08 11:30am6/11/08 11:30am

Apple Introduces iPhone 3G Videoconferencing Kit, ZOMG!

Those of you complaining about the lack of front camera and videoconferencing in the new iPhone, stop saying words. This July 11 you will be able to buy the Apple Videoconferencing Kit for iPhone 3G at just $29. Press release and an exclusive leaked photo of the user manual—showing how it exactly works—right after the… »6/11/08 10:40am6/11/08 10:40am

TomTom Has Navigation App Already Running On the iPhone; Telenav Likely

If you were one of people who was all about GPS on the iPhone, you will be glad to hear that TomTom already has a version of their navigation software running on the device. Unfortunately, no other details regarding a release date, features or pricing have been released-but it stands a good chance of being the first,… »6/09/08 5:52pm6/09/08 5:52pm

Video: iPhone 3G Ad Reveals Apple's Secret-Keeping Protocols

Did anyone else let out a Darth Vader scream when Steve said July 11? Sorry to mix movie metaphors here, but the new commercial makes me want to go all Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise and break into Apple's high-security bunker, dangling from a rope above a grid of lasers to snatch it early, because July 11 is soooo… »6/09/08 3:27pm6/09/08 3:27pm

Can AT&T's Network Handle Millions of Data-Hogging 3G iPhones?

We're ready for the 3G iPhone, but are AT&T's 3G networks ready for it? Om Malik raises the scary possibility that AT&T's complete HSDPA network might be newly strengthened, but still might not be robust enough to handle the onslaught of 3G traffic, rendering 3G barely more nimble than EDGE. After a year of waiting… »6/09/08 10:40am6/09/08 10:40am

In Japan, Cellphones Are Too Complicated but the iPhone Is Too Simple

Interesting fact about the laundry list of magical powers bestowed to Japanese cellphones-it makes 'em really hard for mere mortals to use. In this Wired article, Nobi Hayashi (who's like Japan's Pogue) estimates people use less than 5 to 10 percent of their handsets' functions-his Panasonic P905i has a 3-inch TV, 3G,… »6/07/08 6:00pm6/07/08 6:00pm

Remember: Apple WWDC Liveblog on Monday June 9th, 10AM Cupertino Time

What the hell is with all these damn iPhone posts?! It would be a small miracle if you haven't heard, but Apple's developer focused WWDC keynote will be happening this Monday, and word has it that iPhones and operating systems may drop from the sky. We'll start liveblogging before the actual event at 10AM, California… »6/07/08 2:49pm6/07/08 2:49pm