2009 iPhone Recap

2009 was a great year for the iPhone. I’ve put together some news, apps and hacks from 2009.

Verizon vs. AT&T

verizonStarting with a commercial that attacked AT&T’s 3G coverage, Verizon released a series of commercials that compared the two networks and eventually the DROID vs. the iPhone. AT&T sued Verizon claiming the maps of AT&T’s network only showed 3G coverage which confused customers into thinking there was no coverage in blank areas of the map. AT&T eventually lost the lawsuit and then started in with their own commercials.
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blacksn0w & blackra1n – jailbreak & unlock from Geohot

blackra1nGeohot did it again, creating an jailbreak and unlock for the iPhone 3GS. Of course the cat and mouse game will continue in 2010 but with the addition of hardware encryption on the iPhone 3GS and Apple’s authorization process of each firmware before you can restore your iPhone, jailbreaking has become more difficult to develop.
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Facebook iPhone App Developer Quits

FacebookThe developer for the Facebook iPhone app announced he would no longer work on the iPhone app after getting fed up with Apple’s App Store process. Others at Facebook are still working on the app but this was a big PR blow to Apple’s app approval process.
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Apple’s New iPod touch Commercial – Next Level of Fun (Updated)

Ok, so I couldn’t find a list (at least the correct one :) ) of the games that were demoed in the iPod touch ad Next Level of Fun, so I decided to figure it out myself. I think I got them all right. Below is the list in order that they appear (links to App Store).

Top Gun
Real Racing
Monster Trucks Nitro
3D Rollercoaster Rush
Touch Hockey: FS5
Homerun Battle 3D
Tiger Woods PGA Tour by EA Sports
Finger Foos
Slope Rider
• A tiny second of a game… I can’t tell what it was!
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“It’s only rock and roll, but we like it” – Keynote Now Available

Keynote The keynote from today’s Apple event, “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it,” is available HERE. The keynote is not available on Apple’s website yet, but it has been published to their iTunes account. [Read more…]

Steve Job’s Return – Video

##ICON_NAME## Gizmodo posted a video of Job’s entrance at today’s “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it” event. Check it out below.

“It’s only rock and roll, but we like it.” – Apple Event Tomorrow

Let's Rock Tomorrow, Apple is hosting it’s “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it.” event. At the event, they are rumored to be announcing a new iPod touch that will include a camera. Many people also believe there will be an iTunes update as well as a new iPhone OS (3.1). However, CrunchGear just wrote a nice article about what to expect tomorrow and they say that there will not be a new iPhone OS. They also say the new iPod’s will just be announced and will not be available until later. Check out their full article HERE. [Read more…]

2009 WWDC Keynote in 3 Minutes

Keynote in 3 Minutes Every year someone creates a shorten version of the WWDC keynote hitting on the main topics. This year we get the Keynote in 3 minutes. Last year, we had the Keynote in 60 seconds! So, for those of you who don’t want to watch the entire 2 hour, 21 minute and 21 second Keynote on Apple’s website…here is a shortened version.
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New Poll – Were you disappointed with the lack of iPhone or iPod Touch news during the Macworld 2009 Keynote?

AiS Time for a new poll. The last poll was – Will you unlock your iPhone 3G using the software unlock yellowsn0w? Below are the results based on when we added the poll a little less than a week ago.

* Yes. (33%, 437 Votes)
* No. (23%, 301 Votes)
* I’m not sure yet. (14%, 192 Votes)
* I will unlock my iPhone 3G using a different method. (3%, 41 Votes)
* I don’t have an iPhone 3G. (27%, 355 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,326

We are torn on this one! Doug has installed and used yellowsn0w…I have not. I honestly do not have an exact reason for why I have not installed yellowsn0w mostly because I just do not have a need to. Doug, being the techy that he is, has installed yellosn0w. Though, he has had a few issues with it affecting his connectivity to AT&T. So, I think I will hold off for a while! :) You can still vote on this Poll in our Poll Archive page. You can also vote/view all the past polls on the Poll Archive page as well. Below is the new poll.

Were you disappointed by the lack of iPhone and iPod Touch news during the Macworld 2009 Keynote?

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