iPhone News & Rumors Roundup

I have been trying hard to bring you folks news on the latest iPhone Applications, Hacks, How-to JailBreak iPhone, How-to Unlock iPhone & other iPhone related News but the pace of activity has been so hectic that some did not make it here @ iPhone Hacks.

As the objective of this blog for regular readers is to make iPhone Hacks the primary source for everything on the iPhone by keeping you posted on the latest development regarding the best gadget ever created aka the iPhone, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a weekly roundup of all the news and events from the web which were not covered here at iPhone Hacks.

All the interesting iPhone News and Rumors from the web available after the jump.

Kevin Rose says 3G iPhone will do 3G video chat with iChat

Kevin Rose, Digg founder and Apple hardware prognosticator, just threw more fuel on 3G iPhone rumor-flames everywhere. It seems that having founded the uber-popular social-networking news site give Kevin Rose an inside line on some iPhone rumors.

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New iPhone 2.0 firmware has YouTube plugin for Safari!

You heard it here first, people! The latest version of the iPhone 2.0
firmware that was just seeded to developers has a YouTube plugin for
MobileSafari.app!

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.Mac syncing coming to iPhone 2.0?

One of the biggest questions that I had following the iPhone SDK event was how we non-Enterprise users were going to get the cool new wireless syncing features promised to ActiveSync Exchange users. My first guess was that Apple was planning to fold something like that into .Mac, and now iPhone Alley has unearthed something to suggest this might be right.

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Apple looking to put handwriting recognition into the iPhone?

We know Apple’s had its Inkwell handwriting recognition software in OS
X for years now, so we might have otherwise just totally glossed over
this Handwriting Recognition Engineer job listing on Apple’s site.

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Apple patent suggests flip iPhone

We don’t want to use the term "iPhone nano" because we’ve heard it before, both formally and informally. Yet, it isn’t unreasonable to guess that Apple will release additional iPhone models, a small one among them.

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Microsoft looks to cash in on the iPhone

Don’t think for a minute that Microsoft is ignoring the iPhone. In fact, the software giant is probing the gadget for profit opportunities.

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Adobe backs off iPhone Flash statement

If you were one of those people who were excited that Adobe was going to apparently fight to get Flash on the iPhone, get ready to be unexcited: Adobe has decided that despite what they thought earlier, they’re not actually going to be able to get Flash on there using only the SDK from Apple.

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iPhone 2.0 SDK: Java on the iPhone?

Shortly after Apple announced the iPhone SDK, Sun announced the
intention to bring its Java Micro Edition platform to the iPhone.
Questions remain about whether Sun will be able to deliver, if Apple
will allow it, and what purpose this would serve for iPhone users. Even
more interesting is where Java came from, and where it’s subsequently
going in the mobile arena.

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iPhone to migrate to Intel x86 processors?

The Apple iPhone will be migrating from its current processor to
something based on Intel’s x86 architecture, information suggests.
Multiple unnamed sources, including some who were correct about the
switch of Macs to Intel technology, say that the iPhone will join
Apple’s computers within a year or two.

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AT&T Offering Refurbished iPhones at Knockdown Prices

The chaps at BGR have received a leaked AT&T memo, which states the
company will be offering refurbished iPhones for the lowly price of
$199 (4GB) and $249 (8GB.) The refurbished iPhones will be made
available with new contracts only, and are bound to sell as quickly as
heavily discounted iPhones. Jump for the AT&T memo.

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Google API’s now support iPhone

Google has released GData Objective-C Client Library APIs that will allow iPhone developers to take advantage of Google APIs together with iPhones APIs.

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iPhone parental controls?

The iPhone Dev Team seems to have stumbled across a hidden feature in the next version of the iPhone firmware. The picture is reminiscent of the iPhone SDK "Organizer" that shows the currently connected iPhone. However, something that’s different from the screenshots that we posted is the "Console," "Crash Logs," and "Screenshot" tabs at the top of the window.

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AT&T iPhones get an "unlimited" calling plan

Finally, iPhone owners no longer have to mope around with a feeling of shame and embarrassment in their hearts: AT&T has blessed them with an "unlimited" calling plan.

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Austrian iPhone Launch

The Austrian iPhone launch is due to kick off on the 14th of March with an 8GB iPhone
selling for €399 and 16GB for €499. (Google monetary conversion tells
me this is "Like Way Expensive", aka starting at $615.)

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