I didn't upgrade my 3G iPhone when the 3GS became available last year, which was the cause of much grief at behalf of my friends and colleagues. Of course the joke is on them, since I'll be able to pre-order a subsidized iPhone 4 on Monday. As a result, when I decided to install the iOS 4 final beta 24 hours ago, I knew I would be missing some of the features. For instance, Apple states the iPhone 3G can't handle multi-tasking (which I find odd because it has worked fine with the jailbreak). So unfortunately, I can't speak to how great (or not) the new multi-tasking feature is, but below is a recap of the features I found and was able to check out.
Radio Shack's official Twitter page told the world that they will have the iPhone 4 on launch day, June 24. This is good news - if your local Best Buy, Apple store, and AT&T stores run out of stock, you have one more place to go to get your shiny new iPhone 4.
The video of the WWDC 2010 keynote is now available at Apple's website. It can be viewed in low, medium, or high quality and weighs in at just under two hours long. Good for Apple, too, that they didn't edit out the embarrassing bits like the newspaper demo failing to appear due to network problems, or when someone shouted out, "Try Verizon!"
Apple purchased the music streaming service "Lala" back in December of last year. In April of this year, Apple announced that it would shut down the acquired site, and many Lala users wondered what would happen to their unspent Lala credits. Yesterday, Apple answered, and began contacting Lala users to offer them refunds in the form of iTunes gift cards - and they are rounding the amounts up! Even though many were upset about Apple's decision to shut Lala down, at least they're doing the current users right by giving them (monetary) credit where credit is due.
Gizmodo asked its readership yesterday for a favor: any realtime information its readers could offer from the WWDC keynote address on Monday. Why? Apparently, Apple has declined to respond to Gizmodo's request for passes to said keynote.
In what may be the least-evil AT&T story in months, it seems as though the exclusive carrier for Apple mobile devices may show a glimmer of evilnessless. AppleInsider reported today that AT&T might offer users who cannot purchase an iPad due to scarcity a chance to purchase the unlimited data plan before June 7.
Google announced yesterday on their Google Mobile Blog that they have added mobile app results to Google Search for mobile. That means that if you go to Google Search on your iPhone or Android powered device and search for an app, they display a link to either the Android Market or the iPhone App Store right at the top, above all the other results. Check out the gallery after the jump!
PowerBook Medic obtained new images of white iPhone 4G prototype parts and has posted them online. Apple first began offering a white-case iPhone 3G in 2008, but only for the high-end 16GB models. With the 3GS you could get either white or black with either the 16GB or the 32GB. What all of these white case models have in common, though, is only the back of the case was white - the front remained a shiny black. Looking at the new parts, it looks like the front of case may also come in white!
The ever-popular classic game Tetris has been at the center of legal battles since it was created by Alexey Pazhitnov in the USSR way back in 1984. Today, Google pulled all the "Tetris-type" games off the Android market in response to a DCMA notice from Tetris Company, LLC, the owners of the Tetris IP rights. However, "Tetris-type" seems to mean "A game with blocks" and apparently there are many games on the takedown notice that do not infringe on the "Tetris" trademark and only feature block-puzzle activities — a tenuous link to Tetris, at best. There don't seem to be any DCMA takedown notices filed with any other game marketplaces (AppStore anyone?) and Android developers who have a "Tetris-type" game are understandably upset.
Boy Genius is reporting today that Verizon Wireless is currently testing CDMA-compatible iPads on their network. Interesting, considering that some thought the sweet iPad data plans that were announced with the iPad might be an olive branch from AT&T to keep Apple on their network... and the sudden iPad and iPhone data price changes from AT&T today… maybe we'll see Apple mobile devices on Verizon sooner rather than later.