The new iPod touch is out. It has a new design: chrome rim, with a tapered back similar to the iPhone 3G, but thinner.
It has a 3.5-inch display and built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b and g). Like the iPhone and unlike the previous iPod Touch, the new model has a built-in speaker and external volume controls. It has the sensors such as the accelerometer (that allows the display to change its orientation depending on you hold the device), and Apple’s Multi-Touch interface.
There is also internal support for the optional Nike+iPod feature (It doesn’t require a receiver but you still need the in-shoe transmitter) as well as on-the-fly genius playlist creation, all included in the new iPhone 2.1 software.
Apple says the device is smaller and lighter than the previous version. It has a rated battery life of up to 36 hours for music and 6 hours for video on a single charge.
It also comes with new prices: $229 for the 8GB, $299 for the 16GB, and $399 for the 32GB. That is $100 cheaper than before.
Upset that the Apple iPhone is no longer exclusive enough? Then, App Store has the perfect downloadable application for you, called I Am Rich.
The program displays a red gem, has no function but to display your wealth to others through ownership, and costs $1000.
The description in iTunes reads â€œThe red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. Itâ€™s a work of art with no hidden function at allâ€¦â€
As kottke said, â€œFor some, the iPhone is already an obvious display of wealth and I Am Rich is commenting on that. Plus, buying more than you need as an indication of wealth is practically an American core value for a growing segment of the population.â€
Unfortunately you wont be able to download it anymore. It has since been removed from the Apple Store for no reason… Though, the â€œI am Richâ€ application is one of those reasons why you have to make sure your iTunes asks for you permission to buy apps before purchasing !
Almost one year after the original Apple iPhone went on sale, Apple has unveiled a new 3G version of its popular iPhone that will go on sale on 11 July.
The addition of 3G support is a big win : This will allow users to surf the internet at faster speeds than is currently possible on the original iPhone. If data speeds hold up as Jobs demonstrated, the new iPhone really will put the internet in your pocket.
It will also feature built-in GPS technology, which will enable users to use their iPhone as a satellite-navigation device both in-car and on-foot using Google Maps.
iPhone 3G isn’t perfect, but there’s a lot to like here : Though the iPhone 3G is thinner at the edges than its predecessor.
The 8GB model will come in black only, while Apple promises the 16GB version in back and white.
In the US the phone retails for US$199 for the 8GB model (down from $399) and US$299 for the 16GB version (down from $599).
Indeed, Steve Jobs said that one of the main reasons people had given for not buying the handset was that it was too expensive.
It will be rolled out to 70 countries worldwide over the next few months.
More than six million iPhones had been sold globally since the device first went on sale in the US in July 2007.
The protective case is built specifically to keep your apples perfectly encased, shielding them from jabbing pens and exploding bronzers that could end up damaging your cherished iPhone. The strap is equipped with a handy knife holder, so youâ€™ve got no excuses left as to why youâ€™re not getting your daily vitamins!
The quirky green, lambkin bags are part of the launch of HermÃ¨sâ€™ new site addition called,â€Travel the World of HermÃ¨s.â€
The ROSIE Coffee Table Touchpanel Controller is a full home entertainment hub, based around a 40″ flat panel monitor embedded in a tabletop. The interface can be customised and features include media playback, home automation and control of various devices such as security cameras or streaming devices.
There will be a variety of furniture design styles available, but no word on price or availability just yet.
iPod integration has become more and more prevalent in the automotive industry, as automakers offer the compatibility on models ranging from subcompacts up to exotic supercars. But this is taking it a step further: a Lamborghini iPhone.
Reports indicate that Asus will unveil a Lamborghini-branded PDA phone to rival Apple’s iPhone at the CeBit tech show next month in Germany.
It is expected to run either the Pro or 6.1 edition of the Windows Mobile operating system and pack WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, a touch screen and a 520 MHz Qualcomm CPU. Continue reading →
According to the designer Amosu, “Each phone is handcrafted to perfection using skilled craftsmanship, all diamonds are recyclable, which means they can be removed from one handset and then recast onto another, meaning the customer’s investment continues to shine!”
Priced to be daring at $40,000… As part of an added benefit of this diamond iPhone, Amosu is offering a complimentary one-year membership to the International Concierge Service which provides its members access to the inaccessible, such as front row fashion show seats & the like. Continue reading →