iPhone Hacks: YouTube video gives step by step on how to disassemble an iPhone

iPhone Hacks: YouTube video gives step by step on how to disassemble an iPhone

I will not be doing it to my iPhone whenever I get one (which will be as soon as Apple launches the iPhone in Europe) and I am sure most of you lucky ones who have got their iPhone will not be doing it as well, but thanks to folks at PdaParts.com you can see this YouTube video of taking the iPhone apart.

Watch the video after the jump.

Website traffic surges post iPhone launch

Website traffic surges post iPhone launch

Apple seems to have delivered BIG, BIG, BIG numbers as analyst reports suggest that iPhone sales hit half a million in the opening weekend sales. Apple and AT&T were not the only ones pleased with the success of the iPhone. It has brought a smile to my face as well and I am sure same would be case for other fellow bloggers (iPhone related) as I have seen a substantial jump in traffic to my iPhone Hacks blog.

More details after the jump.

I guess in my case it might have also helped being on the number one spot at Google, Yahoo and MSN for "iPhone hacks" search term. Today’s traffic has already crossed yesterday’s (1st July) peak page views which has not been included in the graphs as we are still in the middle of the day. Lets hope the party continues and only gets louder.

Okay, I am not getting excited here, the point I am trying to make is that the iPhone launch would have resulted in a surge in traffic to iPhone related websites.

Fellow bloggers it would be great to know if you have seen similar traffic surge since the iPhone launch in the comments below.

Update: 2nd July traffic further increased to at 6,329 page views in line with expectation as weekend traffic is usually lesser than that observed on weekdays.

Seven Most likely iPhone Hacks

Seven Most likely iPhone Hacks

Based on early estimates, Apple has sold more than half a million iPhones up to the first weekend, the demand has been probably expected for the so called "God machine", however there are quite a few things iPhone can’t do yet and there is the opportunity for all the geeks out there to get the iPhone to do what is not possible.

There have already been some blog reports of iPhone firmware hitting the internet so we are probably not too far away from seeing iPhone hacks popping up. Based on reports from Engadget, it looks like the iPhone’s system restore image has already shown up online; it might be a while before anyone can de-construct this thing into meaningful though so far everything looks well encrypted so far.

More on iPhone hacks after the jump.

Which one will be your “God Machine”? Apple iPhone VS HTC Touch

Which one will be your “God Machine”? Apple iPhone VS HTC Touch

With the launch of Apple’s much-hyped iPhone now only a couple of weeks away, I am sure many of you have already made up your minds to camp outside Apple or AT&T stores to be the first to get their hands on the iPhone. However with a string of announcements  by Apple’s comptetitors of new version of their own smartphones dubbed as iPhone killers I am sure there are a sizeable number of those who are sitting on the fence unable to decide which one of the new smartphone should they buy.

It has been a pleasure to bring you comparison of Apple’s iPhone versus Helio Ocean, Nokia N95, BlackBerry Curve (8300), Palm Treo 755p & Motorola Q to help you take a more informed decision. However, the good news (gives you a wider range to choose from) or bad news (if it wasn’t confusing enough) depending on the way you look at it is the list does not seem to end there.

In last few weeks there has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding HTC’s Touch running on Microsoft’s latest Windows Mobile platform (Windows Mobile 6), so let us see which smartphone will win the battle of the "God machine", Apple iPhone or HTC Touch after the jump.

Email: As HTC Touch runs on the Windows Mobile 6 platform, one will have Microsoft’s Direct Push technology so you get real-time e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization with your Outlook calendar, tasks, and contacts via Exchange Server. This is quite an important feature for business users.

Office documents: The big news here is since HTC Touch runs Windows Mobile 6 it will now have the full Microsoft Office Mobile Suite so you can not only see said files but also edit them. Another important feature for a smartphone.

Third Party Applications: Third-party software for Windows Mobile will be abundantly available. It’s unlikely that an investment in Microsoft OS would leave you wanting for any application.

User Interface: The HTC Touch’s large 2.8 TFT touch screen with TouchFLO technology allows you to either use your fingers or stylus to move seamlessly between functions. In addition to TouchFLO you can also use the five navigation key to navigate and open applications, thus giving a user multiple options based on his/her preference.

Due to the Windows Mobile 6.0 platform you should also get Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) so now, you can have multi-person chats and send images and voice clips via IM.

A microSD card slot: This ensures that the HTC Touch is versatile enough to transfer media quickly and more importantly giving you the option of expanding the memory capacity.

PS: Some of the features mentioned above have been assumed based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional features as the details of these features are not currently available on HTC Touch website.

Advantages of Apple iPhone VS HTC Touch:

iPod: iPhone is a not just a phone it is widescreen iPod with
touch controls that lets you enjoy all your content including music,
audiobooks, videos, TV shows, and movies on a beautiful 3.5-inch
widescreen display (BlackBerry Curve only has a 2.5 inch screen). The
BlackBerry curve does have a media player, however with all the iPod
features and 4 GB/8 GB space, it makes the iPhone the best music phone.

Email reminder from Apple: Get ready. iPhone is coming June 29.

Email reminder from Apple: Get ready. iPhone is coming June 29.

Apple announced the official release date of iPhone, probably the much awaited gadget in a decade with the roll out of three iPhone Ads on 3rd June and followed them with another iPhone ad later in the week.

However, Apple wants to be sure that all those who had shown interest did not miss the release date of iPhone as they have now started sending out an email notification informing everyone of the launch date.

I just received my email couple of hours back, did you get your copy?? If not, have a look at the email from Apple after the jump.

Some observations on the calendar functionality by folks at iPodTips.com:

  • Looks like there is a Day / Week / Month view buttons
  • There is a today button
  • The calendar uses a dot to represent an event in the day of the month
  • A plus button would be for adding events
  • Shows the time at the top of the screen
  • Indicates the current month in highlighted blue
  • Shows events for that day below calendar view with time

If the image above is not readable then please find below the text of the mail:

iPhone arrives on June 29. iPhone features an amazing mobile phone, is the best iPod we’ve ever created, and puts the Internet in your pocket with desktop-class email, web browsing, searching, and maps. And iPhone makes it all easy to use with its revolutionary multi-touch user interface. iPhone syncs with your PC or Mac just like an iPod, so organizing your content now will help you start calling, texting, emailing, surfing, listening, and watching even faster when you get your iPhone. Here are a few suggestions to help you get ready:


Making a call with iPhone is as simple as tapping a name. You won’t need to re-enter all your contacts because iPhone syncs with the address book you already use on your computer—Address Book or Entourage on a Mac, or Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC. If you keep your contacts on the web using Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone can sync with them, too. To get ready for iPhone, organize your contacts in one of these applications and make sure they’re up to date with the latest phone numbers and email addresses. If you don’t have contacts on your computer, don’t worry. You can still enter them directly into iPhone.


Using its built-in calendar, iPhone lets you check your appointments with the flick of a finger. iPhone uses iTunes to sync with the calendar application you already use on your computer—iCal or Entourage on the Mac, or Outlook on a PC—just like it does with your contacts. If you don’t already use one of these applications to manage your appointments, now is a great time to start, so you’ll be ready to sync when your iPhone arrives. If you choose not to use a calendar program, that’s OK. You’ll be able to enter appointments directly into the iPhone calendar.


iPhone is the first phone to come with a desktop-class email application. So now your phone can display rich HTML email with graphics and photos alongside the text. iPhone will even fetch your latest email every time you open the application and automatically retrieve your email on a set schedule, just like a computer does. iPhone works with the most popular email systems—including Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, and .Mac Mail. If you’re not already using one of these services, now would be a great time to get an account. iTunes will make email setup on iPhone a breeze by automatically syncing the settings from email accounts stored in Mail on a Mac or Outlook on a PC. Don’t worry if you’re not on one of these email services; iPhone also works with almost any industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email system.


iPhone has a 2-megapixel camera and a gorgeous 3.5-inch display, so it’s a great way to enjoy and show off your digital photos. iPhone uses iTunes to sync your photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Album, or any picture folder on a PC. You can carry thousands of photos on iPhone, but you can start by creating an album or two with 50 to 100 of your favorite photos, so that when you first sync your iPhone, you’ll be ready to quickly show off some of your best shots.

Music and video

iPhone is the best iPod ever. Its beautiful, 3.5-inch widescreen display allows you to easily enjoy the music, TV shows, and movies you have in your iTunes library. If you already use iTunes, you can start getting ready for iPhone by creating a playlist of a few hundred of your favorite songs. If you don’t have iTunes, now is a good time to download it and start a music and video library. That way, when you sync your iPhone with iTunes, you’ll be able to take your favorite music, as well as a few of your TV shows and movies, with you wherever you go.

iTunes Account

To set up your iPhone, you’ll need an account with Apple’s iTunes Store. If you already have an iTunes account, make sure you know your account name and password. If you don’t have an account, you should set one up now to save time later. To set up an account, launch iTunes, select the iTunes Store, and click the Sign In button in the upper right corner of iTunes. Sign in and you’re ready to go.

Source: Email from Apple

iPhone news and rumors Roundup from last week | More iPhone details, speculations and lots more

Hey folks, I am back, sorry couldn’t update the site in the last few days as I was traveling. So this makes it the perfect time to do a roundup on the news, rumors and speculations from last week. Late last week we did have Apple announcing the official release date of the iPhone with the roll out of 3 iPhone ads.

Excerpts of all the news and rumors from last week after the jump.

Stephen Colbert over at Comedy Central also wants an iPhone (funny video)

Stephen Colbert over at Comedy Central also wants an iPhone (funny video)

We are not the only one who wants to get their hands on Apple’s iPhone, Stephen Colbert,
the three-time Emmy Award-winning American comedian, satirist, actor,
and writer, over at Comedy Central also wants one, and that too free.

First it was Conan O’Brein who came up with some pretty funny iPhone commercial spoof andnow its Stephen Colbert poking some fun at the iPhone.

Check out the funny YouTube video after the jump.

Stephen Colbert over at Comedy Central looking (acting) agitated for not getting an iPhone yet

Another Apple iPhone TV Ad: Peek @ iPhone’s Browser features

Starting Sunday we had the news of the release date of Apple’s long and eagerly awaited iPhone with the rollout of 3 iPhone Ads, if those were not enough we had a spoof ad created by a fan based on 2001: A Space Odyssey. But that doesn’t seem to be the end of the story, another Apple iPhone TV Ad (fourth official ad announcing the release date) has just surfaced on Apple’s website. Should we be expecting more of these ads? I am sure no one is complaining.

Its interesting to see how Apple is showing off features of the iPhone in their ads to bring in more visibility on iPhone’s capabilities. Apple doesn’t seem to be happy just launching a revolutionary smartphone, they seem to be reinventing every aspect of the mobile phone industry.

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2001 – A Space Odyssey: An iPhone spoof ad

2001 – A Space Odyssey: An iPhone spoof ad

As you all know Apple announced the release date of the iPhone by rolling out 3 iPhone ads, if that was not enough for you, here is a iPhone spoof ad that shows the iPhone sitting in for the Monolith in this 2001: A Space Odyssey mashup.

A similar spoof video was also done on the iPod (2001 – A Space iPodyssey), so the iPhone (2001 – A Space iPhoneyssey??) definitely is in some good company.

The YouTube videos of the ads as well as some observations are available after the jump.

The ad shows the iPhone dialing Mission control, checking email, shows the moon on Google Maps not to forget all this with the actual shots from Space Odyssey in the background and freaks out the astronauts when it starts playing music, nice touch. The credit must go to the creator of the ad for giving so much attention to details.

Watch last years: the 2001 – A Space iPodyssey Ad below:


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iPhone Roundup from last week | iPhone Release date, Third party app, Google apps and lots more

I am back to recap all the news, rumors and speculations about the iPhone in the last one week (May 28th to June 3rd, 2007). The good thing about last week was that we did get some iPhone news rather than just iPhone rumors; especially the news about the release date of the iPhone yesterday which was confirmed by Ads available on Apple’s website that the iPhone will be launched on June 29th.

All this is only building more expectations for what some have called  “the God machine” and its safe to say that the iPhone hysteria is beginning to reach levels usually reserved for video-game machines at Christmas. If May’s craze was "American Idol" then June’s will be the Apple iPhone, which I can already sense is inevitable.

Excerpts of all the news and rumors from last week after the jump.