When everything about the iPhone has been said and done, I wonder what it will be remember for more. Will it be seen as groundbreaking in terms of its innovation and style or will it be remembered for creating a league of hackers whose sole purpose in life seems to be breaking Apple's grip on its own invention?
Cringely, in one of his long, drawn-out think pieces, explores the reasoning behind Apple’s failure to add Blu-Ray drives to their laptop and desktop line. His theory? Steve is holding out for HD streaming/downloads via iTunes rather than ceding the HD ground to plastic discs.
Apple Inc. was sued Wednesday over allegations its iTunes online music store and iPod music players are illegally using a patented method for distributing digital media over the Internet.
Atlanta-based ZapMedia Services Inc. sued Apple in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing the Cupertino-based company of violating two ZapMedia patents.
It hasn't even been released yet, but iPhone hackers claim to have already figured out a way to jailbreak Apple's iPhone 2.0 software.
The iPhone Dev Team said yesterday (thanks, Gizmodo) it has figured out a way to hack into the iPhone's bootloader by taking advantage of the way the iPhone authorizes code that can be written to memory. After some modifications, this apparently allows any code to be written to the iPhone, such as applications that haven't been authorized by Apple, and it should work with any new software version Apple releases, according to the team.
Buried within the new Apple store amongst all the iPhone and iPod Touch software, this new device has popped up, leading many to speculate whether it's a leaked new iPhone design, or something more sinister, like a...Newton?
The eagle-eyed folks at iLounge, who first pondered on the device, have lead a discussion as to just what the image could suggest, whether it's merely a Photoshopped image to represent the iPhone and iPod Touch together, or if it is indeed a leaked new design.