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Steve Jobs confirms WiFi iTunes sync is coming, iPhone Hold button was pointless

Steve Jobs confirms WiFi iTunes sync is coming, iPhone Hold button was pointless

The new iPhone 4 might be making waves but Steve Jobs hasn't given himself a day off to celebrate.  Instead he's been catching up with his email correspondence again, sending out the usual terse replies to the Apple faithful (or at least curious).  Unsurprisingly it's the new smartphone that has been on most peoples' minds; Jonathan Cowperthwait wondered how users are meant to put people on hold now that the in-call button has been replaced by the FaceTime icon, only to be told by Jobs that in fact the hold button "doesn't do anything more than Mute."

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Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

After Steve Jobs described his iPhone 4's new LCD-based Retina Display as being better than AMOLED panels during the WWDC 2010 keynote this past Monday, it was pretty clear that Samsung wouldn't let the snub slide.  While a Samsung spokesperson did concede that Apple's 960 x 640 display was higher resolution than their own Super AMOLED panel (as used in the Samsung Wave and Galaxy S), he also insisted that "structurally, IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology" in other ways key to image quality.

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Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

When Steve Jobs said that the iPad offered "Freedom from porn" last month, it was just the latest in a series of digs against rival platforms - Android, PCs - that allow risque content to be viewed.  The Apple CEO probably didn't expect it to kick start a guerilla street art campaign, though; that, however, is exactly what has happened.  Apple adverts near the Moscone center where Apple held their WWDC 2010 keynote earlier this week were modified using self-adhesive overlays that changed the generic content into something a little more smutty.

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Pulse News Reader for iPad praised by Jobs then yanked from App Store

Pulse News Reader for iPad praised by Jobs then yanked from App Store

It's every young developers' dream: you create an app for the iPad, get glowing feedback in the press, and then Steve Jobs mentions your software while standing on stage during the WWDC 2010 keynote.  Unfortunately for the developers of the Pulse News Reader app which Jobs did indeed namecheck yesterday, the aftermath wasn't chart-topping sales but a takedown notice from the NY Times and their software being yanked unceremoniously from the App Store.

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Apple iAds: Enabled Beginning July 1 2010

Apple iAds: Enabled Beginning July 1 2010

When iPhone OS 4 (or should we say iOS4) was shown off a few months back, we had a pretty good demonstration of how Apple's new, revolutionary mobile advertisement platform was going to work. But, it wouldn't be an Apple keynote if we didn't get to see it in action again. Of course, there's a few more pieces of information in there that are worthy of mention, but we all know Steve Jobs just wanted to show it off again.

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Apple iPhone OS Now Known as iOS; iOS 4 Brings 1500 New Features

Apple iPhone OS Now Known as iOS; iOS 4 Brings 1500 New Features

iPhone OS must have been too long to say in general conversation, because Apple have gone ahead and changed the name of one of their most defining pieces of technology. iPhone OS will now, and forever be known as iOS, which is definitely a lot easier to say. Of course, that means that with the introduction of iOS 4, the name will be forever official.

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Apple iMovie is Coming to iPhone 4

Apple iMovie is Coming to iPhone 4

The hits just keep on coming from Apple, as Steve Jobs continues to command the stage at WWDC 2010. While the iPhone 4 was probably the biggest (even if most expected) piece of news announced today, another heavy hitter just hit the stage. The iPHone 4's camera can take HD video up to 720p, at 30fps, but what good is that if you can't edit those movies from your phone, right? That's where iMovie for iPhone comes in, ladies and gentlemen.

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Apple iPhone 4 Officially Announced

Apple iPhone 4 Officially Announced

Well, that didn't take long at all. Steve Jobs has come out on stage at this year's WWDC to blow the socks off everybody out there, and while he believes that the iPhone 4 is, “Beyond a doubt the most precise thing, the most beautiful thing we’ve ever made," we'll have to wait and see it in our hands (hopefully today) before we can make a final judgment. But, it's announced!

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Apple iPad: Over 2 Million Units Sold

Apple iPad: Over 2 Million Units Sold

When Steve Jobs announced the iPad, there was no doubt in his mind that the tablet device from Cupertino would revolutionize the way we use tablets. And, sure enough, we can probably safely say that that's exactly what's happened. On Monday, during WWDC 2010, Jobs went over the standard information about the iPad, and how well it's doing all over the world.

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Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

You can't have missed the signs: WWDC 2010 is about to kick off, and SlashGear is over at http://live.slashgear.com/ running our customary liveblog of the whole Steve Jobs keynote.  On the cards today is the new, fourth-generation iPhone - tentatively dubbed the iPhone HD - but there's also talk of desktop trackpads, Safari 5 and more.

We'll obviously have full coverage on the SlashGear frontpage, but join us at http://live.slashgear.com/ to follow along with all the news as it happens!