Unless you have an amazing panic room or underground bunker without internet service, you've probably heard some whining back and forth about the new iPhone from Apple. Steve Jobs first handled the backlash like only a truly smug douchecopter can by telling someone not to "hold it that way", with the moral being that people have been holding phones wrong for years, they just need someone as amazing as Apple to show it to them. Shockingly this didn't satisfy the public, so Jobs held a conference last week where he turned up the smugometer and acted as if this is all the media trying to tear down his infallible company. Then he took his ball and went home and cried in his mom's arms that everyone was making fun of his new toy.
Fortunately there is an amazing Taiwanese news update on the story that really sheds some light into the entire saga. Like all good quality reporting we get quite a bit of backstory in this lovely animation as well, including how Jobs first came to the dark side, the amazing force used in the search of Jason Chen's house, as well as Jobs' initial plan to fix the iPhone 4's reception problem. So I guess free cases is better than the alternative. Good times. [via buzzfeed]
Steve Jobs just finished up his yearly iPhone announcement and now the Apple site has been updated with plenty of info to peruse. The main additions include front and back cameras with one including a flash, HD video, iMovie on the phone, video calls over wifi, iBooks, and a bunch of other techy stuff like a thinner phone and a bigger battery. The new phones will be available for preorder starting June 15th and will go on sale on June 24th with the standard price points still in place. The 8GB 3GS will take over the $99 slot, while 16 GB and 32 GB of the new phone will cost you $199 and $299 respectively.
I included the product video after the jump (thanks to the wonderful autostart feature) for those that want to get their geek on. You can also find more info over at the official site or you can check out Engadget's live blog from the announcement. Partay.
Update: Just added the Sam Mendes directed commercial for the new FaceTime feature below. Both videos below, no autostart. Still partay. [via /film]
Well then, I guess I actually will have to be getting one of those iPad thingy majingies. How awesome is this?
Enter the iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet! To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the docking cradle. The docking cradle uses a standard 30 pin connector to link the iPad to the professional-grade arcade controls. Once the iPad is in place, launch the iCade App (available free in the App Store April 3rd) and it's game on! We didn't want to take any chances you'd run out of juice during your favorite game, so we included a 10w USB power adapter so you can charge the iPad through any electrical outlet. Now you're all set to make an uninterrupted run on the Dig Dug World Record!
I would imagine your nerd boner is at full mast, especially with the Dig Dug reference. This bad rider can be all yours for a measly $150 from ThinkGeek. So what are you waiting for? That dug isn't going to dig itself.
Here are the specs. [via the daily what]
- Beautifully retro styled, handcrafted wooden tabletop arcade cabinet and MAME emulator for your otherwise useless iPad
- Play your favorite arcade games anywhere there's a table
- Hundreds of games available from various online sources - not included in product!
- Professional grade arcade stick and microswitch buttons rated for 10,000,000 uses
- Authentic arcade controls connect to your iPad via a standard 30 pin dock connector
- One and two player select buttons add authenticity and really work!
- Integrated 2.1 dolby speakers and subwoofer in cabinet
- Includes 10w USB power adapter
- Separate iCade app required to use the cabinet controllers available soon from the App Store
- Dimensions: 9" wide x 10" deep x 16" high
Synchronize your swatches and set your nerd boners to explosivo because Apple just announced when your iPad dreams can become your iPad reality. You nerds can pre-order your wi-fi iPads starting March 12th and they will be available in stores April 3rd. The 3G version is going to take a little longer nerds. I'm only referencing nerds so much because I'm trying to convince myself I don't need an iPad until the second version and also because I was lucky enough to stumble across this kick ass video yesterday.
Those Applet tablet rumors were true. Go figure. Say hello to the iPad, and someone get me one, thanks.
Check out the engadget liveblog for detailed pics of the presentation as it happens.
Thankfully competition is forcing the fascist Apple regime to finally remove the copyright garbage they had on their MP3s so you should finally be able to share them with your friends. Just when you think that Apple actually might care about their fans comes this horribly unacceptable news. From the South Park team:
We first announced our iPhone App back in October, after we submitted the Application to Apple for approval. After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was "potentially offensive." But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans.
Thankfully South Park isn't this dumb and this year will mark the debut of South Park in HD. Tune in for the season 13 premiere March 11.