iPhone News Blog Posts


Sep 19

Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus CNET
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Photo from CNET

Today, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, to its initial wave of countries. The USA is lucky enough to be in that list. People have been lining up at Apple Stores around the world, including Australia, for weeks.

I was lucky enough to go hands-on with both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus to check out their design, usability and iOS 8.


iPhone 6 with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k


iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k

Continue reading iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.1 USA Release From Apple

Feb 11

Flappy Bird Start Screen Tap Tap
Image: Flickr, Desiree Catani

Released in mid 2013, Flappy Bird has gone from zero to hero to most reviled since late last year. Things got really interesting when videos surfaced online with millions of views showing tips, making jokes and of course the crazy comments on how difficult it is. This all led the Vietnamese game programmer, Dong Nguyen and .GEARS to make big bucks from its in-game advertising.
Continue reading The Flappy Bird Game Is Gone. Good Bye Birdie.

Jan 06

Blue Microphones Mikey Second GenerationBlue Microphones have announced their second generation Mikey Portable Recorder for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Blue has previously wowed iPod and Mac fans with their previous releases of the Snowball, Snowflake, and Mikey original.

The second gen Mikey is still being considered for iPhone certification, although it looks like a powerful professional recording solution for iPhone users when it is supposed to arrive in the Spring.  Mikey features two Blue mic capsules for pro-quality stereo recording, but now has slightly improved acoustic circuitry for better recordings such as concerts.

Continue reading Blue Microphones Second Generation Mikey Announced With Free App

Aug 02

A2DP iPhone Cell Phone Bluetooth Accessory

Users of the first iPhone and the 3G iPhone cell phone from Apple have been waiting for an A2DP (A2DP supports stereo and standard mono music headset audio profiles) Bluetooth stack release since day one.  It appears that Apple is in no hurry to release such a Bluetooth stack into the iPhone version of Mac OS X.  It’s puzzling why Apple would pull the Bluetooth stack from Mac OS X for the iPhone when it’s already included with the Mac OS X.

Continue reading A2DP iPhone Cell Phone Bluetooth Accessory Now Available From Brando

Jul 10

iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 2.0An early release of the iPhone and iPod Touch 2.0 firmware was a welcome sight this morning to anyone who hooked up their iPhone to iTunes.  Not only was the MobileMe software released early from Apple but so was the new firmware.
Continue reading iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 2.0 Released By Apple With iTunes 7.7

Jul 07

iPhone 3G Purchases Limited to 2 At LaunchApple iPhone 2G owners with more than 2 of the cell phones may have to wait to purchase additional handsets.  AT&T wireless has confirmed along with Apple, that people looking to activate more than 2 cell phones will be out of luck, at least initally.

AT&T stores have received their Apple iPhone 3G’s for display purposes and will be activated on Thursday, July 10th.  3rd party applications from the App store on the display units would then have to be downloaded before official launch time which is at 8am on July 11th.
Continue reading iPhone 3G Apple Cell Phones Limited To 2 Per Person At Launch By AT&T

Jun 24

iPhone 3G Apple Cell Phone To Be Released on July 11th

Apple’s iPhone 3G cell phone will finally be released on July 11th at 8 am.  It will be sold at Apple retail stores and at AT&T stores.  Quantities may initially be limited but should start to ramp up after the first week of sales.  Reports are coming in from multiple iPhone sites that the purchase process this go around will not be as easy.  Some are saying that purchasers will have to activate the 3G cell phone before leaving the store.  Apple and AT&T want to avoid the immediate availability to the gray market of the newest iPhone cell phone by locking users into a 2 year agreement as AT&T did last time.

Continue reading iPhone 3G Apple Cell Phone To Go On Sale at 8 am on July 11th

May 11

Vodafone To Sell 3G iPhone In 10 CountriesVodafone has officially announced that it be selling Apple iPhone cell phones in 10 countries, which include:

Continue reading Vodafone Partnering With Apple To Sell 3G iPhone In 10 Countries

Apr 01

Survey Of iPhone Users

A consulting firm recently has published a survey from a group of Apple iPhone cell phone users.  The name of the firm is Rubicon Consulting.  The report is quite long but here at TheMacWizard.com we have made it easier to understand.  Check out the stats, you might be surprised at what you see. Continue reading iPhone Owners Surveyed Results Are Surprising Mostly Not Mac Users

Feb 27

iPhone Firmware Update 1.1.4 ReleasedApple has released yet another iPhone and iPod Touch firmware update via iTunes and its version number is now at 1.1.4.  This software update for the iPhone, according to Apple, includes several bug fixes and as always, they are scarce to let us know what exactly they have changed.

Continue reading iPhone & iPod Touch Firmware 1.1.4 Software Released Now Available On iTunes