iPhone News: OpenClip, MobileMe, 3G problems, telescope, Nike+ App, iPhone India
Latest iPhone News: Thursday 21 August 2008
Copy and paste functionality, which has long eluded iPhone users, could be coming to third party applications if they implement the open source OpenClip software.
I'm not convinced it's enough, though it's a valiant attempt.
Apple's MobileMe woes continue, to the extent that the company is giving users an additional 60 days free trial of the service. Presumably, users aren't likely to stick around as paying customers of a system that just isn't performing like it should.
Let's hope Apple can fix things in the extra two months before it starts thinking about letting third party developers loose on the service.
Firmware updates not alleviating 3G problems
Hope that iPhone users affected by poor 3G signal would be helped out by an upgrade to firmware version 2.0.2 seems to have been dashed, although some users did suggest they saw an improvement in network coverage once the upgrade was applied.
I thought these had been doing the rounds for some time, but there's still a buzz about attaching a case with 6x "telescope" attachment to the iPhone. At $19, it's going to appeal to someone, even though it doesn't improve the iPhone's camera - simply zooms in on things a bit.
Nike+ App Fake
Nike already do a version, with additional hardware, for the iPod, so it's not inconceivable. However, the pictures are almost certainly fake.
No official word from Nike, as far as we're aware. If the application ever did come to fruition, it could make use of GPS and the accelerometer, therefore not requiring additional hardware.
iPhone 3G in India
Reports suggest that Vodafone will sell the 8GB iPhone 3G for 31,000 rupees, and the 16GB model for 36,100 rupees. That's a pretty hefty amount, and India doesn't even have 3G services yet. It launches tomorrow, 22nd August.
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