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Test out FaceTime with Apple support

FaceTime supportUsing for the first time is one thing that many new users were excited about—but what if you don’t have any friends who also have an iPhone 4, currently the only FaceTime-compatible device on the market? Apple is here to help.

Apple support representative are standing by, ready to connect with you on a FaceTime call to give you a tutorial of all the features that FaceTime offers. All you need to do to start is dial 1-888-FACETIME from your iPhone 4 handset. From there, you will be asked a few questions to make sure you are ready to connect over FaceTime, and then you’ll be on a face-to-face call with Apple.

For what it’s worth, we think it’s pretty cool of Apple to offer this basic service. What better way to show the magic of FaceTime than to let the user experience it themselves, first hand, which is something that will never come across the same way in a video tutorial.


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How to enable and disable FaceTime on the iPhone 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

iPhone FaceTime Setting

is one of the major new features that set the smartphone apart from others, but we’ve been hearing that quite a few people are unable to place a FaceTime call from their iPhone 4, despite both parties being connected to Wi-Fi, which is the only requirement. In fact, we had the same issue when we tried to fire up our first FaceTime chat while at the Apple Store during iPhone 4 launch. I immediately walked over the to Genius Bar, figuring that my iPhone 4 wasn’t recognizing the fact that it had a front-camera or something, and the Genius was stumped, too. He was also in charge of handing out iPhone 4 units, so we didn’t have his full attention anyway. While he was doing his thing, we looked through the Settings area to see if there might be something there. As it turns out, there was.

For whatever reason, not all iPhone 4s are shipping with FaceTime enabled. The person I was with had just bought his iPhone 4, same as I did, and his had FaceTime enabled by default, while mine was disabled by default—both straight out of the box. If you are experiencing the same, first thing you should do is go into Settings, then Phone. Right beneath your phone number will be the FaceTime toggle. Switch it to “ON” and you are good to go.


Apple and ATT being sued over iPad 3G data plan bait-and-switch

iPad 3G at&t data plan

Remember that AT&T iPad 3G data plan bait-and-switch that we were so upset about a few weeks ago? Well, it turns out that many people felt the same way as there’s now a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple and AT&T due to the situation. Specifically, the plaintiffs in the nationwide suit claim that both Apple and AT&T “deceptively promoted” that they could start and stop the iPad 3G plan at any time, and switch between the unlimited plan and the 250MB plan. Now customers who opt for the unlimited plan cannot switch back to a limited plan, or start and stop service at will, as originally promised.

Hit the link below to check out the details from law firm Lieff Cabraser, and if you have thoughts on the issue, you can submit them through their contact form.

Read More | Lieff Cabraser

Bleeding Edge TV 351: iPhone 4 launch (shot entirely on iPhone 4!)

The went on sale this morning in all original launch territories with much excitement from the Apple diehards. We hung out at the Apple Store at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington, and decided we’d give you a look at the line, a couple of interesting people and stories, and of course—once we got inside—the iPhone 4 itself. We unbox the iPhone 4 from inside the store, and also give you a look at the iPhone 4 Bumper case, as well as the iPhone 4 dock.

We had a blast—check out our iPhone 4 launch experience in this episode. Oh, and by the way, this entire episode was recorded on an iPhone 4! You can buy an iPhone 4 from Apple now.


Apple says white iPhone 4 not available until second half of July

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

White iPhone 4 delay

It’s the eve before the official launch of the , despite some buyers getting theirs early, and we were still left wondering what exactly happened to the white iPhone 4—until now. Apple has finally ponied up with some info, letting us know that the reason for the delay is simply that the white model is “more challenging to manufacture than expected.” If you wanna get one of the white models, you’ll have to wait until the second half of July, which is when Apple expects to have everything sorted out. You can read their official statement below:

Statement by Apple on White iPhone 4

White models of Apple’s new iPhone┬« 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

So, you gonna wait?


iPhone 4 unboxing set to music

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

As we let you know earlier, a bunch of people are getting their iPhone 4 delivered early, two days before the actual launch of the smartphone. As such, we are now seeing a bunch of unboxing videos hitting YouTube already. We will have our professional unboxing up early on the 24th, but in the meantime, check out the one above that is simply set to music to create…some…sort of mood. To everyone who received their shipments a day or two early, congrats, and we hate you.


iPhone 4 deliveries start two days ahead of schedule

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iPhone 4 delivery

Well, look what we have here—it turns out that this year has decided not to have FedEx hold on to deliveries of the until release day (they did this with the iPhone 3G and 3GS,) and is instead letting deliveries happen naturally. The result? Some lucky folks are reporting that they’ve received their iPhone 4 today, two days before they go on sale at Apple retails stores and other third-party locations. Others have a delivery date set for tomorrow, giving them a one-day head start on all that FaceTime goodness.

So, what about all of the others who opted to reserve at a store and wait in line? Looks like it’s gonna remain that way. We must say, though, it’s kind of a low blow by Apple. The fact is that just about everyone who reserved and will be waiting in line for hours at an Apple Store to pick up the iPhone 4 opted to do so in order to be one of the first to have the device. Seriously, they aren’t there because they need help importing their contacts or installing apps. Now that iPhone 4 units are being delivered, it would have been cool of Apple to start sending emails to those who reserved, letting them come in and pick up their iPhone 4 starting today, saving those customers from lining up in the wee hours of the morning.

Read More | MacRumors

Unboxing Live 058: Apple Mac mini unibody 2010

Apple just released a brand new, completely redesigned Mac mini, sporting a new unibody enclosure. We quickly got our hands on the new mini, which also sports other notable improvements (SD card slot, HDMI port, upgraded NVIDIA graphics chip,) so that we could get to work on testing for our review. In the meantime, though, we figured we’d get an episode of Unboxing Live put together, so that we could give you a look at what’s in the box, and also the unit itself. Apple did a fantastic job at reducing the size of the new Mac mini, while adding a bunch of function.

You can buy the new Mac mini now from Apple.


Apple iOS 4 now available!

iOS 4 available

has just unleashed the magic that is to the masses. If you are running an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or the latest iPod touch—get to downloading so you can enjoy all the new features. Of course, it’s also available for download for the , but, that’s still three days away.


iPhone 4 production temporarily halved due to Retina Display shortages

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Corporate News,

iPhone 4 glassLooks like ‘a got even more trouble brewing as it pertains to the launch of the . According to TheStreet, a shortage in the Retina Display, the 960x640 IPS display that the iPhone 4 uses, has resulted in the initial production rate of the smartphone being cut in half. The original plan was for Apple to churn out 4 million iPhone 4 units per month, but initially it seems that the monthly production rate will be around 2 million. The hope is to have the production issue resolved by August, and definitely by fall, to get production back up to the 4 million per month mark.

Read More | TheStreet

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