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Why I’m not getting too excited about the (new) iPhone 5

So we’re just hours away from the biggest product announcement of the year. Make no mistake, whatever Apple announces this evening will be talked about and scrutinised for the next several weeks. It will sell in enormous number that will put every other device firmly in the

Official iPhone 5 Promo Video ?

Real? Well, with the event just hours away why would you spend so many hours faking this? We’re going to have to assume it’s the real deal for now but we’ll know more when or live coverage starts tomorrow. :) The video seems to reveal fingerprint recognition

Google launches standalone YouTube app for iOS.

  You may remember that we reported last month that Apple had chosen not to renew the availability of YouTube on iOS 6 and that Google was working on an App Store version instead. Well that day has arrived and the native (yes native) YouTube app has

Apple preps Yerba Buena Centre with surprising detail

As you’ll probably be aware by now, Apple is holding an event on Wednesday to launch the new iPhone. In traditional Apple style the event is being held at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco, the site of numerous other Apple announcements. Apple

The life of a fanboi

Just how do you upset someone? Do you call them ugly? Do you insult a member of their family? Do you question the size of their manhood? No, no, no. You merely have to criticise their choice of phone or Operating System. Talk to the SysAdmin guy

DIY iPhone stand

Want to be eco-friendly? Try this Eco iP4 stand. It’s made from a simple piece of A4 card and supports your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. You can also use the USB cable at the bottom too. Best yet, you don’t even need to have it delivered.

Alleged New iPhone shown on video, boots up partially

This video allegedly shows the new iPhone, which has been taken from a Foxconn factory in china, being compared to an iPhone 4S. The device is then booted to the setup screen where an error message is given. The hardware certainly looks final and the error could

Apple and FBI issue statements about UDID theft

You may remember the story  from earlier this week that hacker group AntiSec allegedly acquired 12m iOS device UDID’s and made 1m of them public. They claimed to have gotten them from an FBI laptop but the FBI released a statement saying:  The FBI is aware of

Apple Event confirmed for September the 12th

  It’s official, Apple will hold an event next Wednesday, the 12th of September, to launch the new iPhone. Rumours had been circling for a while but confirmation came today when several media outlets received their invites. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena centre

1 Million iOS Device ID’s Leaked by Hackers

  The hacking group AntiSec have today released the Unique Identifiers pertaining to 1,000,001 iOS devices allegedly obtained from a hacked FBI laptop that was holding over 12 million Apple device ID’s and the corresponding personal information. AntiSec say that they have the numbers of 12,367,232 iPhones

What will the new iPhone have? This guy knows.

As the speculation around Apple’s new iPhone accelerates towards hysteric levels, you could go crazy trying to keep up with all the rumours and leaks. So here’s some light relief for us all, with Dilbert’s take on matters. Source: Dilbert

BBC iPlayer to allow mobile downloads

The BBC have announced that starting with the iOS version they will be updating their iPlayer apps to support mobile downloads. The download is meant to be valid for thirty days, which makes me think we might see a few issues with jailbroke and rooted devices. The

New Apple “Anti-Mod” Screw Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Every day it seems there is a new Apple rumour to try and decipher and last week was no different. There was talk that Apple was going to begin using a custom made screw that would stop people from modding their iPhones. The community at large was

BBC Top Gear News App Now Available For All Platforms

At the risk of sounding sexist, ask a man what his main interests are and outside of women and beer the answer for the vast majority would be gadgets and cars. Hopefully we here at Coolsmartphone bring you your fill of phone related gadgets and now we

A new dawn…

I’ve spent over a decade writing about phones now. However, in the last couple of years we’ve expanded the team here at Coolsmartphone quite significantly. We now have a fantastic weekly Podcast, opinion pieces and talented authors ready to pounce on news as it breaks. But something

YouTube app will not be part of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 to developers this afternoon and in a move that may not be overly surprising, the YouTube app has been removed completely.  To say relations between Apple and Google have been strained recently would be an understatement. On stage at WWDC Apple

Apple Prototypes Revealed

Apple vs Samsung (or Samsung vs Apple) kicked off this week and its proving to be a hugely interesting affair because of the evidence thats being shown. The Verge have a man inside the courts reporting back and they have managed to get their hands on a

iPhone Event September 12th?

The New iPhone will be announced on Wednesday September 12th and will be available to buy on the 21st, at least according to Rene Ritchie over at iMore. Before last year, Apple typically held an event in the 2nd week of September to launch new iPods but