iPhone: not so easy or painless

July 11, 2008

Apple wireless point of sale systemWhen Apple’s 3G iPhone went on sale in the U.S. on Friday, the company had in place what it thought was an easy and painless process that would just work in getting customers up and running quickly. Apple said employees could complete the entire sign-up wirelessly, and in test runs figured it would take about 15 minutes per customer.

Where are all the iPhones?

July 10, 2008

teliaiphonepix.JPGWe’re wondering how many iPhones Apple and its telecom partners actually stocked in the 21 countries where it will be sold first. Are some fans who camped out for the launch waiting in vain?

iPhone’s first chapter – a timely update

July 10, 2008

(Here’s an updated chronology. This first posted June 9)  




Jobs_iPhoneJanuary 9Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs unveils iPhone in the tech industry’s most anticipated new product introduction of the decade.

Follow the 3G iPhone around the world

July 10, 2008

The new iPhone is expected to attract hordes of buyers when it goes on sale on Friday in more than 20 countries, helping Apple Inc handily beat its target to sell 10 million of them by the end of 2008. The launch began in New Zealand at 1201 GMT on Thursday. Use the map below to follow Reuters reporters and photographers around the world as the new iPhone goes on sale.

Neither wind, rain nor a classroom will keep iPhone fans away

July 9, 2008

iphone.jpgHere we go…

Two days before the iPhone’s launch, fans around Asia are queuing up to buy Apple’s latest offering. They don’t seem to care that it’s raining or freezing cold or if lining up early means missing work or school.

iPhone 3G: lower price, more profit

June 25, 2008

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks about the new iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers ConferenceDon’t think that Apple’s executives are great humanitarians or just a bunch of really nice guys for cutting the price of the new iPhone in half. They are in it for the money — and they stand to make more and more of it with this second generation iPhone.

iPhone rivals: We’ve got news too

June 9, 2008

While all eyes are on Steve Jobs’s presentation at Apple’s developers conference, rivals to the iPhone want you to know that they are not afraid to shout during a hurricane — in hopes that someone hears their thunder.

Here it comes …. the 3G iPhone

June 9, 2008

“The big news is $399 to $199,” CEO Steve Jobs said of sharp price-cuts Apple is making on its iPhone 3G.

St. Steve, patron saint of gadgets, to take the stage

June 9, 2008


Apple Inc Co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs is set to take the stage at the Apple developer conference in San Francisco where he is widely expected to introduce a new generation of iPhone devices that bring the Internet to phone users at faster speeds.

Apple’s new iPhone: It’s almost time

June 3, 2008

apple.jpgIt’s almost time, at least we’re pretty sure it’s almost time. Come Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone at the company’s developers’ conference.