ICYMI, the royal wedding is happening this Friday. We're pulling an all-nighter here at Sugar HQ to watch it live (check out our royal wedding live stream guide!). If you, too, have been sucked in by the romance of it all, you can show your support with a Will and Kate Barely There iPhone case from Case-Mate. Choose from one of four different styles for your iPhone 4 or 3GS, and keep track of the royal wedding madness thanks to the variety of different apps available for your iOS-running smartphone. Check out all the styles in the gallery, and hopefully we'll see you online in the wee hours of Friday morning to celebrate the nuptials!
Flickr is one of the most widely known photo-sharing sites for professional shutterbugs. But according to a new graph released by the Yahoo-owned site, recreational iPhone 4-toting photographers are gaining ground.
The graph shows the most popular cameras used on the site: Nikon D90, Apple iPhone 4, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and Canon EOS Rebel T1i are the most popular. Another interesting graph details the most popular camera phones used for uploads with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, HTC EVO 4G, and iPod Touch rounding out the top five. Why is the iPhone so widely used among photographers? I've got five reasons for you. Check them out below.
- Portability — The iPhone 4 is tiny, and can slide right into your bag, pocket, or clutch with minimal bulk, which is quite the contrast to bigger, more professional-grade cameras.
- Camera apps — Photoshop, Camera+, and Hipstamatic make it easy to turn regular images into something extraordinary.
- Social features — Instagram and its offspring, like Postagram, let users share their images with various groups of friends instantly rather than hooking up to a computer, downloading images, then uploading them to their social networks.
See the rest after the jump.
Despite Apple's insistence that the white iPhone 4 would be made available this Spring, it seems the company is trying to remove all references of the device from its websites. In previous iPhone Bumper ads, the white iPhone appeared alongside the black model to demonstrate the variety of colors you can choose from. Now? The white model has been removed. (Check out a photo comparison here.)
I'm totally giving up. While I was still hanging on to my white iPhone 4 dreams by a thin thread, I can't hold out any longer. But that's not the only (sad) news regarding Apple though. Find out more about the rumored release date of the iPhone 5 after the jump.
AT&T customers can add hotspot technology to their existing plans for $45, giving them up to 4GB of data use. This includes a $25 data plan for 2GB a month and an additional $20 tethering charge that comes with 2GB of additional data usage. The Verizon iPhone launched with a 2GB mobile hotspot for $20/month.
If you've been wooed by the Verizon network and are considering heading over to get an iPhone (despite AT&T's pleas to get you to stay or adopt its service), this new promotion may push you over the edge: by signing up for a Verizon FiOS TV or high-speed Internet bundle, you'll get a $200 rewards card to be used toward the purchase of an iPhone, which basically makes the 16GB version free if you're a new customer or signing up for a two-year contract.
What's more, since Verizon, Target, and Ebay are all offering some great trade-in deals, you may actually be able to pay for the new service fees and installation with the money you've made off of your old device. Can't beat that!
Verizon is also pimping its new FiOS app for the iPhone, which allows you to control your DVR, use your iPhone 4 as a remote, and even send pics from your phone to the TV. Check out the latest ad and get more details after the break.
A new survey recently found that men think their phones are sexy, or at least, many think that a hip phone will make them more attractive to the opposite sex. Significantly fewer women agreed, but as a geek girl, I may have to contend that some of the phones out there are a little bit sexy.
It's been almost a week since Verizon customers started receiving their new iPhone 4s, and while I had some issues getting my mom's order in, there haven't been any major issues being reported by the new iPhone population. My mom did experience some minor issues in the first week — her Internet connection wasn't working (she had to call Verizon to get the Internet "switched on"), multiple dropped calls, and spotty reception when speaking with other Verizon users — they seemed to have subsided over the course of the week.
Tell us — have you run into any issues with your new Verizon iPhone?
The Verizon iPhone 4 launch is just a day away! You've already traded in your current phone (either on eBay or through Verizon), ordered a case, and are pumped to get your hands on the newest iPhone model to hit the market.
So where are you getting yours? Good news is, you have more than a few options, which will help spread out the crowds that are so prevalent with iPhone launches. Check out the list of places you can pick up a Verizon iPhone when you read more.
Continuing the cash-for-iPhone trend first introduced by Verizon and then Target, eBay has now launched its own phone trade-in program, starting today and continuing through Feb. 22. While eBay's program covers a number of recently announced smartphones, customers will get the most cash for trading in a gently used AT&T iPhone 4 — a guaranteed $200 to up to $450 based on its condition, which is more than enough to cover the cost of a new Verizon iPhone, and even rivals Verizon's own trade-in program. An iPhone 3GS in good condition can net the user $200, and an HTC EVO 4G could get you as much as $200.
To take advantage of this eBay Instant Sale program, visit ebay.com/iPhone.
It's the first report I've heard of customers receiving their new phones, a full three days before they're available in stores — guess Verizon meant it when it said delivery via two-day air!
Have you gotten yours yet?