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Slide To Unlock Doormat

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Apple, Design, Household

slidetounlockdoormat Neither Apple devotees nor iPhone users with other computing proclivities want dirty floors. How can all of those floors POSSIBLY stay clean and yet still let visitors know that this household strongly supports the telephonic ventures of Apple? The “Slide to Unlock” doormat. Made of washable rubber and available from the Meninos Store for $50, it’s a piece not-tech that will add some personality to your entry while keeping the rest of the house ship-shape. 

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Apple begins credit notifications for iPhone 3GS pre-orders

iPhone 3GS refund

Earlier today we told you how AT&T impressed us by offering “best pricing” upgrades for iPhone 3G users to iPhone 3GS. Some wondered what would happen if they had already ordered the iPhone, especially if they bought it through the Apple Store. Turns out, is already on top of it. I just got an email from the Apple Store Online team, letting me know that, within the next 5 days, I will get getting a $200 refund. You can see the entire text of the email after the break.

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AT&T listens to customers, grants best upgrade pricing to many iPhone 3G owners

We have got to hand it to , as they’ve continued to impress us during this pre-launch period. Remember when we told you that iPhone 3G owners would pay a premium for iPhone 3G S at launch? Well there was a backlash on Twitter, Facebook, and just about every other social network you can think of, with iPhone 3G owners demanding that AT&T rethink their upgrade policy for these early adopters. It meant a difference of $200.

Of course, we figured that AT&T would ignore all of this, as iPhone 3G owners are under a contract that they agreed to, and AT&T wasn’t doing anything but making them live up to those contract terms. However, AT&T has pretty much done the unthinkable, and is allowing iPhone 3G customer who are eligible for an early upgrade in July, August, or September to get the best pricing on the iPhone 3G S. In other words, if you bought an iPhone 3G last July, August, or September, you can pick up an iPhone 3G S for the $199/299 pricing model, rather than the $399/499 price that you are supposed to be paying.

Kudos, AT&T.

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iPhone OS 3.0 Available at 10:00 AM PT

That’s right peeps - you’ll be able to download the firmware in an hour, starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Be ready to get your cut, copy, and paste on!


Apple delays iPhone 3.0 by a day?

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

iPhone 3.0 delay

We’re not sure what the deal is, but we’ve been getting reports from a bunch of users that it seems that may have delayed the release of iPhone OS 3.0 by a day. Originally expected on June 17th, the Apple iPhone OS 3.0 feature page is now showing a date of June 18th for some users. I tested the page on my , and the date displayed at the top right of the page was June 18th. I then loaded it on my MacBook Pro, and the date was June 17th. Quite odd. What does the page say when you visit it?

EDIT: Looks like the page floating around with the June 18th date actually goes to Apple’s Singapore page. False alarm, June 17th is still on!

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Unboxing Live 050: Mac mini 2009

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, PC, Videocasts

recently updated the , bringing us a newly redesigned version for 2009. We picked one up, and feature it in this episode of Unboxing Live! We show you everything included in the box, and also give you a look at the device itself, which now features a mini DisplayPort connection, as well as a bunch of USB ports. You can pick up a Mac mini at the Apple Store online.

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MacBook Pro 2009 unboxing gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Galleries, Laptop, PC

MacBook Pro 2009 fully unboxed

At , aside from introducing the world to the , Apple also introduced a newly redesigned MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro 2009 revision does away with the removable battery, but replaces it with a battery that lasts up to 7 hours. Oh, and we mean a real 7 hours, we’ve tested it. Also, the ExpressCard slot has been removed, and in its place we now have an SD card slot. The MacBook Pro will even boot off of an SD card if you tell it to.

We’ve got a full 15-inch MacBook Pro 2009 gallery for you, with over 15 images showing off the 2009 revision of Apple’s flagship notebook computer. Check it out, this thing’s a beauty. Oh, and if you want to see our video unboxing of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, check it out after the break.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air review

Mophie Juice Pack Air

The Mophie Juice Pack Air is the latest (and ) battery pack to come out of , and is the follow-up to the Mophie Juice Pack 3G. We’ve actually been big fans of the Juice Pack 3G since it launched last year, as it’s kept our iPhones running for just about twice as long as they normally would. FOr days during events like CES, that meant we could be checking email and texting all day and night without worrying about battery power dying. Of course, the Juice Pack 3G did have one drawback—its size. With the Juice Pack 3G on the device, it was just too big to fit anywhere comfortable, including a pants pocket. Looking to improve on that, Mophie has released the Juice Pack Air. Come on in for our full Mophie Juice Pack Air review, and be sure to enter our Mophie Juice Pack Air Giveaway!

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Unboxing Live 049: 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, PC, Videocasts

At the 2009 keynote, Apple revealed the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the aluminum MacBook into the Pro family, and also bringing back FireWire. We were able to get our hands on one of the new MacBook Pro 13-inch models, which also now include an SD card slot, and we’ve got a look at the product here for you in this episode of Unboxing Live!


iPhone 3GS internal specs revealed

iPhone 3G S CPU and RAM specs

Okay, we all know that the is faster. Heck, it’s the fastest iPhone Apple has ever made. They keep telling us that, but they haven’t exactly told us why that is. Luckily, T-Mobile Netherlands isn’t being so secretive, as they’ve posted the internal specs that we’ve been wanting to hear about. The iPhone 3GS packs a 600MHz CPU and rocks 256MB of RAM. The current iPhone 3G only has a 412MHz CPU and 128MB RAM. Obviously, a 33% faster processor and 50% more RAM is what is helping to make this thing fly, but don’t forget that the iPhone 3G S also has a newer, more powerful graphics chip in the PowerVR SGX, which supports OpenGL ES 2.0. All in all, yeah, faster.

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