iOS4

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

So, the official launch date of the iPhone 4 is still June 24th. At least, that's what we were told when the latest iteration of the iPhone family was announced. And, despite the fact there were some grumblings that something might have changed, we still weren't expecting iPhone 4s to show up any sooner than June 23rd. Well, paint us surprised, because sure enough, some people are getting very lucky.

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Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

An update to Apple's privacy policy has prompted uproar, as the Cupertino company adds in location-tracking systems that will allow the company - and their "partners and licensees" - to "collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."  While the new Location Services settings page allows for selective control over which apps use geographical data, it's unclear whether Apple are still collating it for their own purposes.  One such purpose is Apple's new iAd program, which has an opt-out policy of its own the details of which are buried in a lengthy privacy policy.

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Apple iOS4 released for iPhone 3GS and 3G

Apple iOS4 released for iPhone 3GS and 3G

We're hearing that Apple iOS4 has been released for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and certain iPod touch models.  Available as a free download via iTunes - though you'll need the latest iTunes 9.2 in order to use it - the update brings multitasking support, the ability to organize apps into homescreen folders, a unified email inbox, the iBooks app and Bluetooth wireless keyboard support, among many other things.

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The Daily Slash: June 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 17th 2010

We're at the tail-end of the week, but that's not slowing us down. Welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. We're glad you could make it, as usual. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got the Nexus One launching with Froyo, the Nintendo 3DS won't make it across the pond for awhile, and the iPhone 4's got some RAM under that hood. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Microsoft is promising a new mobile OS -- kind of, there's already someone waiting for the iPhone 4, and there's even more doubt about the HP Slate.

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AT&T Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders; Ship Date Pushed to July 14th [Updated with AT&T statement]

AT&T Cancelling iPhone 4 Pre-Orders; Ship Date Pushed to July 14th [Updated with AT&T statement]

In light of receiving over 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders, it looks like AT&T just can't catch a break. Then again, they may not be doing much to improve their situation, either. In fact, some might consider, that after seeing the below screen shot, that they're actually working against themselves. According to one pre-ordering customer, it looks like AT&T sent them a generated email telling them that they were not, actually, getting an iPhone 4.

Updated with AT&T statement after the cut

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Lessons for Android Tablet Vendors

Lessons for Android Tablet Vendors

A few weeks back, Apple reported that it have sold more than two million iPads in less than two months. I think we can safely say the market is now validated and there's room for a device that falls between the phone and the PC in the consumer ecosystem. It also means that competitors are not going to cede this market to Apple and the space is going to heat up big time over the next few months. Many of these devices will run Android, among the first out of the gate will be a 5-inch device from Dell called the Streak. The Streak will be offered by carriers in some places and will include telephony in addition to content consumption and creation features. It comes to the US next month as an unlocked device selling for $500 putting it directly in competition with the iPad. (Right off the bat that puts the Streak at a disadvantage in the US. Just ask Nokia how easy it is to sell unlocked $500 devices here.)

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The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

It's a late Tuesday night, and you're probably trying to find something to do. Well, good thing we've got you covered here at SlashGear, because we're up late with you, bringing you the tail-end of a busy, busy day. Hopefully you're caught up on all your E3 news, because we promise there's only one bit of news here related to that. So, then you'll be caught up. First, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got instructions for you to root your myTouch Slide, we've got a Drone that you can buy later this year, and then Sony Ericsson adds Skype to some phones. In the Dredge 'Net, Move your way to pre-order status, US Apple Stores are (finally) sold out of iPhone 4s, and Verizon's on track with their LTE deployment.

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