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Apple To Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference On Friday

Looks like Apple is finally going to make a statement about the  Antenna issues that have been haunting them since the 4 released.

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According to Loop Insight, Apple on Wednesday invited select press to a special press conference they will be holding this Friday in California. The only news available right now about the Press Conference is that it will be about the iPhone 4, which obviously points towards the Death Grip reception issues users are facing.

Apple may also address the press about the recent Consumer reports, though it is highly unlikely. All eyes and ears will be tuned towards California. We will update when more information about the Apple Press Conference on Friday becomes available. Hold your iPhone 4 right till then.

(The Loop via Techmeme)

Download iOS 4.1 For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G and iPod Touch

Apple has released an updated version of named as iOS 4.1 beta for , 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The new version has several changes which are intended for developers to work with.

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If you are an Apple Developer, you can download iOS 4.1 beta from the Apple developer site here to try out and build applications with. However, if you are an iPhone 4 user do not expect this to fix the Death Grip Antenna issue, we earlier reported that iOS 4.1 does not fix Antenna issues, so these issues are purely hardware related.

Also, if you have jailbroken iPhone, it is highly advisable to stay away from this update until the Dev team and others work on a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1. New features in iOS 4.1 are not very noticeable except for a change in the network signal bars.

iOS 4.1 also lays foundation for Game Center which has not yet launched. In addition to that, iOS 4.1 does not have support for the yet, so it iPad users may have to be content with using iOS 3.2 for now. Are your hands itching? Go ahead and download iOS 4.1 from the Apple Developer site here then.

iOS 4.1 Released For Developers, Does Not Fix Death Grip Issues

Apple has released a new beta of , tagged iOS 4.1 to developers. The new version of does not include much changes and is not yet ready for the .

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Many people thought that a software update would fix the Antenna reception issues, but there are reports from Mobile Crunch which suggest that it does not do it. This means that Apple will most likely have to recall the faulty 4 from the market, which again will cost them billions of dollars.

Mobile Crunch have also included a video which demonstrates that the Antenna issues still exist after upgrading to iOS 4.1, check the video below.

iOS 4.1 has some noticeable differences where the signal bars are slightly bigger and the phone also has lesser bars. If you depend on Jailbreaking the iPhone or Unlocking iPhone you are advised to stay away from this update. We will keep you posted when iOS 4.1 jailbreaks and iOS 4.1 unlock becomes available.

You can download iOS 4.1 Beta from here. Please note that you will require a Apple Developer account in order to download and use the latest iOS 4 beta software.

iPhone 4 Carrier Unlock Video Shows iPhone 4 Soft Unlock In Action

Earlier today, few pictures of iPhone 4 unlock had been posted by the Dev Team, the unlock was achieved by a Dev Team member @planetbeing. He had promised a video of the unlock and it has now been uploaded to .

In the video, planetbeing shows off the iPhone 4 soft-unlock and also him being able to use iPhone 4 on another carrier, specifically Rogers Canada. So the upcoming iPhone 4 unlock will allow you to change your carriers with ease. The Dev Team has not announced when the new iPhone 4 Carrier unlock will be available, however, it might hit the internet in the next couple of weeks or so.

Watch the video of the 4 Unlock below. We know many of you are waiting in anticipation, so keep tuned to our Mobile News to get more information and details on release date of the iPhone 4 jailbreak  and iPhone 4 unlock to general public.

iPhone 4 Soft-Unlocked – First Unlocked iPhone 4 Images

Here is some good news for all of you who have been waiting for a unlock for . A Canadian Dev Team user has been able to software unlock the 4 and has posted pictures online showing off the software unlock.

A soft-unlock is a quickest and swiftest way to unlock an iPhone and can be done through software without having to fiddle with the SIM tray or other parts of the phone.

The unlock which was accomplished by @planetbeing from the Dev Team and will give a lot of hope to users who have been patiently waiting for an unlock for the iPhone 4. Here are some of the pictures of the unlocked iPhone 4, videos will be uploaded shortly, once it is done we will add it here. Yesterday, GeoHot said that he will not be working on a jailbreak for iPhone, so this news will definitely cheer a lot of people.

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We will post information about the unlock and availability of the unlock once more details become available, till then you can at-least be happy that a iPhone 4 unlock is on its way.

Face it Apple. Your iPhone 4 has Signal Problems and Consumer Reports’ Engineers have Proof

We see that the iPhone 4 reception ballyhoo turns up a number of times at numerous places and Apple just throws one lame excuse after another at its consumers, making things worse for itself in the end. Apple recently turned up with the idea of “Blame it all on the software” but apparently, Consumer Reports has outsmarted that idea and has conducted some extensive signal quality test on the iPhone 4 to prove this. Undoubtedly, the fault is with the crappy hardware the iPhone 4 is made of.

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The  Consumer Reports blog writes,

It’s official. Consumer Reports’ engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.

With that, Consumer Reports gives Apple thumbs down. The iPhone 4 was pitted against the Palm Pre and the iPhone 3GS on an AT&T network and none of them had signal problems of the level of iPhone 4. The report says,

We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU’s radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers (seevideo: IPhone 4 Design Defect Confirmed). We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the  iPhone 3G S and the  Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.

Not only this, they came up with an affordable solution for this signal problem! The solution is as it appears at many other places; to cover the antenna gap with a duct tape. Apple is selling a case to solve this “Software” issue but you can  get it free as well.

This has gotten the iPhone 4 out of the recommended phone list at Consumer Reports even though it performs exceptionally well in other categories of smartphone comparison. It is time Apple faces that it made a bad iPhone otherwise, it is going to have a bad year all throughout 2010.

(Via: Techmeme)

Apple Releases Official iPhone 4 Commercials

Apple has just released four new advertisements for the iPhone 4. All the four advertisements lay special emphasis on the FaceTime feature of the phone. FaceTime allows users to make video calls on their iPhone 4 using a Wi-Fi network. All the four ads are 31 seconds long, and instead of concentrating on the specs on the phone, they try to connect with the human emotions.

The first ad is about a girl getting a really short haircut, while the second ad is about a guy becoming a grandfather, and his son a dad.

Check out these two ads below :

The third advertisement is about a dad trying to bring a smile to his daughter’s face by singing a song to her-:

The fourth and the last video is about a wife telling her husband that he is going to become a dad-:

According to me, all the four ads are definitely very touching. Do let me know by dropping in a comment on what do you guys think about these ads?

Free iPhone 4 Cases to Solve Reception Issues

Chances are that you have heard about the iPhone 4‘s notorious antenna problems. Basically, users can reduce signal reception and drop calls by holding the iPhone in a certain fashion (popularly termed as the death grip). Apple is officially denying that there is any problem, but the explanation offered by them is suspicious to say the least.

As it turns out, the death grip has a simply solution – use a case. This prevents the insulating wedge on the phone’s left hand side from getting bridged by the user’s hand. Unfortunately, Apple’s official bumper cases cost $29. I don’t need to say this, but being forced to shell out another thirty bucks just to make calls with a premium smartphone simply sucks.

The good news is that Mobile Fun is currently giving away free iPhone 4 cases, which they claim will solve death grip related reception issues. The Mobile Fun case wraps around your iPhone and its non-conducting silicone material prevents death grip problems from occurring.

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If you live in the UK, here is how you can take advantage of this offer:
1. Add this iPhone 4 Case to your basket.
2. Enter the Promo Code DEATHGRIP
3. Proceed to checkout. You will still have to pay for shipping, but the case itself would be free.

This is a limited time offer and is valid until 30th July 2010 or the stock runs out. So hurry up and grab your free iPhone 4 case now. If you are not happy with this free case, Mobile Fun has plenty of other iPhone 4 cases, but they will cost you.

Update: After distributing almost 5,000 cases, MobileFun has closed their promotion as Apple has officially decided to issue free bumper cases to iPhone 4 owners.

Ultimate List of Tips and Tricks for iOS 4 and iPhone 4

was launched a few weeks ago and there have been issues with it including it being a battery drain, however, iOS 4 packs in a lot of new features and enhancements. is also the default OS you will find on the . If you have been using the iOS 4 and haven’t got much out of it yet, here is a list of which will help you get started with the latest OS from Apple.

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So here is our of Tips and Tricks for the iPhone 4 and iOS 4, hope you find them useful and get some good information out of it.

34 iOS 4.0 Features and Tips For the iPhone and iPod touch

Mac Life has a huge list of tips and tricks for using iOS 4 on the and . The tips including backing up your devices, iPod Controls, changing search engines and more. If you want to figure out the head and tail of iOS 4, this post will be a good one to start out with. Visit the Mac Life post here.

The New iOS4 Shortcuts, Features, and Settings You Need to Know

Another interesting post about iOS 4 shortcuts, features and Settings from the ever reliable Life Hacker. The post delves into details on the new shortcuts and features you might want to know about. Head over to Life Hacker to read the post.

Mac In Touch iPhone 4 and iOS 4 Tips

Having problems with your iPhone 4 or iOS 4? Mac in Touch has several useful tips for the common problems being faced on iPhone 4 and iOS 4. It includes solutions for the Death Grip, Poor Battery Life, Slow Upgrades and so forth. Read some of the solutions to problems on iPhone 4 and iOS 4 here.

Subtle Changes You May (Or May Not) Notice in iOS 4

iOS 4 is a huge update over the iPhone OS 3.1.3 and there may be several features which are small enough to miss. Don’t worry, Nik Fletcher has put up a list of 18 subtle changes you may not notice in iOS 4. You can find the first batch of subtle change here and the second batch here.

Multitasking in iPhone 4 and iOS 4

Our very own posts which shows you how to multitask using or your new iPhone 4, its pretty easy to do, however, not many know how to do it yet. Read How To Multitask in iOS 4 and iPhone 4.

Creating and Using Folders in iOS 4 and iPhone 4

iOS 4 adds in a much needed feature called folders which allows users to club several applications together into a single folder. Creating folders is pretty easy. Learn How to create folders in iPhone 4 and iOS 4.

20 Tips and Tricks for iOS 4 and iPhone 4

Tech Radar has put up another list of tips and tricks for the iOS 4 and iPhone 4. Though you might find several things which are already present in the earlier posts, there are a few things which are unique here. Head over to read the Tech Radar tips here.

6 Things to Do After Installing iOS 4

Did you just install iOS 4? Well, Check out few things you need to do after installing iOS 4, again some of the things mentioned are unique. Read it here.

Once again as all our other Ultimate Lists, this one too is non-exhaustive and will be updated as and when we come across new tips worth mentioning. So don’t forget to bookmark and share this page, you never know when you might need some help.

Apple iPhone 4 Jailbroken By Geohot

Geohot is one of the most popular guy in the iPhone/iPod Touch jailbreak/unlock scene. He has successfully managed to hack the PlayStation 3 as well. However, Geohot has been mum right from the time the Apple iPhoneclip_image001 4 was announced, and released.

Now after quite a few months, Geohot has updated his blog. In the blog post, he says that he managed to jailbreak the iPhone 4 the day it landed on his doorsteps.

Here is what his blog post said:

Got one of these in the mail today and figured I’d give it a shot.

As far as a release goes, it probably won’t happen from me. limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website; it was never mentioned by me previous to this post. pwned4life is a complete invention of some blogger in a basement somewhere. When I said pwned for life, I was referring to the original iPhone, 3G, and Touch; which of course are, by the aptly named PwnageTool.

Again, please don’t ask for release dates. Every person that does makes me want to release a little bit less.

As it is clear from the blog post, Geohot has clearly said that he won’t be stating a release date. Users can jailbreak iOS4 on iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch using PwnageTool 4.0.