This week, the iPhone 4S arrived, leading to long lines of people looking to buy Apple’s newest handset “4 Steve.” Meanwhile, people can’t get enough of Siri, the iPhone 4S’s most exciting new feature. Here are some of the headlines from the past week.
Apple Will Remember Steve Jobs On October 19th / Read The Full Article
Apple’s official celebration of Steve Jobs’ life is to be held at the company’s Cupertino, California campus on Wednesday, October 19th it was announced today, according to MacGeneration.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, sent out the following email to Apple staff today:
Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Currently, there has been no word on whether this event will be open to the public (very unlikely) or streamed for the world to see (that would be nice). We’ll keep you updated.
All About Siri
Here’s Some More Crazy Stuff Siri Says / Read The Article
Yesterday, we told you how Siri was more than just a boring, humble personal assistant – in actual fact, Apple has programmed the voice recognition service to answer users back with some pretty funny remarks. Now, Joshua Topolsky from This is my next has posted an article full to the brim with screenshots taken from his hour of fun with Siri.
Besides the above screenshot, Joshua asked Siri the meaning of life (answer: “42″), and “Who’s your daddy” (answer: “You are. Can we get back to work now?”).
Below, we’ve included a gallery of some of Joshua’s funniest questions and their answers. For the full article, be sure to head over to This is my next. And feel free to share your thoughts on Siri in the comments.
$#*! My Siri Says (Updated) /Read The Full Article
A new website has arrived that asks people to post their favorite Siri comments. Shit That Siri Says arrived this week. Meanwhile, we’ve heard a little bit more about how Apple created the iPhone 4S’s most interesting new feature.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Siri’s creators decided it should come with a “friendly and humble” personality, but also one with an edge.
It Looks Like Siri Has Been Ported To An iPhone 4 / Read The Full Article
Apple’s voice recognition service “Siri” launched as an iPhone 4S exclusive, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t going to try and port it to other iOS devices. In fact, a video of an iPhone 4 handset running Siri has recently hit the Web – the service runs well enough on the smart phone, though it’s obviously not supported by Apple’s servers and is therefore quite limited.
First, @iH8sn0w published a tweet noting that Siri is “not compiled specifically for the A5 [chip],” suggesting that the service could run on non-iPhone 4S handsets (even though the Dev-Team noted that this would require piracy).
Then a video hit the Web (via 9to5Mac), which shows an iPhone 4 running Siri. As you can see in the video, which we’ve embedded below, the port looks just like Siri, though it cannot authenticate commands because they’re sent from an iPhone 4. However, Siri can speak back to the user, which is impressive.
The iPhone 4S Arrives
AppleCare+ For iPhone 4S: What You Need To Know / Read The Full Article
Last week, we told you about AppleCare+, a new warranty program coming for the iPhone beginning October 14. Now, we’ve got some additional information for you, especially for those customers that preordered an iPhone 4S, but didn’t order AppleCare+ at the same time.
As a review, the new $99 package extends your iDevice’s repair coverage and technical support to two years from the original purchase date. In addition, it adds coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage due to handling, with each subject to a $49 service fee.
Four Million iPhone 4S Units Expected To Be Sold By End Of Week / Read The Full Article
Just how big is the iPhone 4S? Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is poised to sell as many as four million units before the end of this week. The reason? Many want to “buy one of the last products developed under Steve Jobs.”
The release represents the end of Apple’s era under Jobs, who died this month after an eight-year battle with cancer. The iPhone 4S has received mostly positive reviews for its voice- recognition software, speedier processor and improved camera. The device also provides Apple with fresh ammunition in its fight against Google Inc.’s Android software, which will appear on a host of new smartphones in the year-end holiday season.
It’s True – The iPhone 4S Eliminates The Death Grip / Read The Full Article
Last year, Apple’s PR machine went into overdrive when it had to deal with the iPhone 4 “death grip,” later known as “Antennagate.” Today, we’re happy to report this issue has apparently been resolved for good, at least on the iPhone 4S.
According to Italy’s iSpazio, Apple’s newest handset (armed with a dual antenna) eliminates the lost signal strength many experienced with the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4S Teardown – Photos Included! / Read The Full Article
On the eve of the iPhone 4S launch the folks at iFixIt have gotten their hands on Apple’s newest handset only to tear it down for all of us to see. The following are some of the report’s highlights.
First, it should be noted the iPhone 4S box is unique in that it appears taped shut at one end with a iCloud sticker, signifying, of course, one of Apple’s newest products.
iOS 5 Launches
Here Are The Top 10 New iOS 5 Features You Should Know About / Read The Full Article
Today marks the launch of what many believe is one of the biggest iOS update yet: iOS 5. With it, Apple is bringing over 200 new user-facing features, that will without a doubt supercharge your iDevice. To sell you on the update, and help you discover what’s new, we’ve listed and detailed the top new features.
Here Are The Top 10 iCloud Features You Should Know About / Read The Full Article
Today is a great day for the iDevice faithful. Not only do we get iOS 5, we also get something that we’ve been speculating about for over a year now: Apple’s iCloud. Essentially what iCloud does is take all of your content and pushes it wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC via wireless syncing that you enable in the Settings app.