Friday, June 11, 2010

This Week in iPhone and iPad News - June 11/2010

Week of the World Wide Developer's Conference Edition!
Phew. A lot has happened this week, most of which was the announcement of the new iPhone 4 at WWDC. The majority of this week's articles center around this announcement so I've gone ahead and grouped them together below. The normal iPhone and iPad news articles of the week come after.

What Will The Next iPhone Mean For Gamers? Now that the features of the next iPhone have been revealed, Kotaku takes a look at what impact it will have on future games and gamers.

With hours before the new iPhone announcement, AT&T shift upgrade eligibility forward Now that it has been revealed that for the time being there will be no iPhone on carriers other than AT&T, many people are wondering what sort of a plan they're going to have if they want to upgrade to the new iPhone. AT&T now has a website that lets you check.

Adobe to Bring Flash-Based Ads to iPhone Adobe and the ad company Greystripe have combined forces to deliver Flash-based advertisements to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Bow to your new lord and master, the iPhone 4 Another summary of the features of the new iPhone 4 at WWDC.

The iPhone 4 Supports 3D Motion Gaming One innovative feature that was announced for the iPhone 4 is a gyroscope, allowing the phone to behave like a Nintendo Wii device, able to sense movement along 6 axes when combined with the existing accelerometer.

iPad By the Numbers The latest stats concerning how the iPad is doing in the marketplace are nicely laid out in an infographic.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 4 More analysis of the new features in the next iPhone.

Apple's iOS 4: Here's What's New The iPhone isn't all hardware. There is an operating system that runs underneath it all which got an upgrade as well. Here are some of the new features.

The iPhone 4 WWDC keynote is live For those that weren't able to go to WWDC, the keynote is now watchable online.

Apple's Amazing "Hyperwall" of 10,800 Apps There was a neat display of falling App Store icons on multiple monitors at WWDC. Check out the video.

An iPhone Lover's (Initial) Thoughts On iPhone An iPhone fan ruminates on what they like most about the iPhone 4 so far.

Setting the Record Straight on Google, AdMob, and Apple's TOS With the new iPhone comes a new iPhone developer agreement that many people are interpreting as blocking ad companies like AdMob from the iPhone. Steve Jobs says it's not true. Read on to find out the truth.

What's Missing From iPhone 4 Is Part Of What Makes It Great An interesting take on the missing features in the new iPhone 4.

WWDC Keynote WiFi woes may have been due to iPhone 4 drivers One hiccup in an otherwise smooth presentation at WWDC this year was the network connectivity causing problems while Steve was demoing Safari. It was initially blamed on all the WiFi traffic going on by the live-bloggers, but someone has another possible answer.

Resolving the iPhone resolution Steve Jobs has been criticized for how he has been portraying the amazing quality of the display in the new iPhone 4. Here is an explanation which supports his claims.

Winning The App Store Lotto: What A Week At No.1 In The App Store Looks Like Interesting financial data concerning an iPhone app that made it to number 1 on the app store.

Did Appl Tell Times to Shove Its App-Takedown Letter? Just recently the New York Times told Apple to take down a popular iPad news-reading application "Pulse" but Apple has put it back up again. Speculation continues.

D8 Interview With Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was recently interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 summit in Los Angeles. The video is insightful but it is 1 hour and 30 minutes!

Excellent: Mac Classic converted to iPad stand Here's a neat hack for an old Mac Classic: a holder for your iPad!

Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed While this isn't technically a leak at Apple, AT&T had an exposed AJAX call that allowed hackers to feed it with a list of unique iPad identifiers that then returned emails associated with them.

It's real: iPad Arcade...well at least its not fake A really cool way to play games on your iPad that was originally an April Fool's item at Think Geek this year but it is now a reality (but not for sale?)

A Look Behind The "Words With Friends" iPhone Gaming Phenomenon The popular "Words With Friends" iPhone game is interesting since it focused on multiplayer functionality from the beginning, at a time when many iPhone apps were not.

How to Build iPhone and iPad Web Apps with Caspio A handy guide on how to build HTML based applications for the iPhone and iPad using the Caspio framework.