Category: iOS

New iPhone Plans On Orange

Orange have today changed some of the iPhone contracts here in the UK adding some extra features such as Photo Messaging (MMS) and Orange Maps for Sat-Nav use. Orange Maps is downloadable through the App Store if you have an Orange account and the 50 ...

iPhone 4 On Vodafone PAYG

Vodafone have recently started selling the popular iPhone 4 on PAYG for those people who want to control their spends or prefer to be on a sim only contract. Vodafone actually announced this before O2 a few days ago but this slipped through the news a...

iPhone now available on o2 Pay & Go

o2 have just announced availability of the iPhone on Pay & Go. The 32GB version has a £595 price-tag, with the 16GB version coming in at £495. Whilst this may sound a lot, it compares to total ownership costs of around £2000 for people taking free ...

Zendesk app for iPhone (& Android)

Zendesk have updated the iPhone app for their Helpdesk software to optimize it on iOS4. Zendesk is a web based helpdesk system with Twitter integration, and some nice smartphone apps. The iPhone app now features: • iOS 4 optimized application inc...

Stressfighter – beat up stress…

Stressfighter is an iPhone app that lets you take a picture, and then beat it up.  You can use the built in camera or select a picture from your library, and then use the various built in weapons to beat them up.  Now you just need to find …

Apple store becomes not-quite-so Apple

Whilst this isn't quite news it's still pretty funny. This guy and his wife are, we presume, having a nice shopping trip and decide to visit the Apple store. In they pop and then, armed with a camera, they turn almost every iPad and iPhone into ...

iPhone 4 finally available from Three

Three announced probably the most compelling price plans for the iPhone 4, but there was an issue - they didn't have free stock of the phones.  Starting today, Three now have stock and you can buy both versions in Three stores, or the 32gb versio...

Steve Ballmer responds to the iPad

The iPad has been quite a success. In theory it shouldn't be. Many new owners have never considered a "tablet" before and the price tag is still quite high. Despite this they've sold really well, and several manufacturers are now sticking Android into...

Get Your Free Bumper/Refund Today

Those of you who follow the site will see that I purchased an iPhone4 on launch day.  However the issue with the signal and Apple's response to this really annoyed me so the phone was returned and I moved onto Android.  Although the phone wa...

BBC Mobile Apps now available for iPhone and iPad

The BBC has announced that their News apps are now available for both the iPhone and the iPad. They're free and were due to appear earlier this year but were delayed by the BBC Trust. Both apps are free and there's still hope for Android users with BB...

iPhone 4 Bumper refunds begin

Refunds for Apple iPhone 4 bumpers have started to filter through the Apple Store today. So far it's only those customers who bought a bumper case online, but further in-store purchases will be refunded shortly too. Apple announced on Friday that all...

Apple to give away cases for iPhone 4 owners

The Apple response to the iPhone 4 reception issues is now here. They've defended their product, stating that only 0.55% of all iPhone 4 users have called them about an antenna or reception issue. We're guessing that many customers will have already k...

The iPhone signal bars, before and after

The new iOS 4.0.1 has caused quite a stir across the web this morning, with many claiming that Apple has "finally fixed" the signal issues caused by the "death grip". The only change we've seen is in the size of the bars, but we hope that later the …

Apple boost the signal …. err.. display

The new Apple iPhone 4.0.1 update has been released. iOS 4.0.1 changes how the signal is displayed on the phone for existing iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 owners. It basically "enhances" the view by making every bar a little bigger - almost like putting...

Apple to hold iPhone 4 press conference tomorrow

Apple have announced a surprise press conference in their Cupertino HQ tomorrow. It's about the iPhone 4, and it'll likely be about the signal issues that customers have experienced. Since the initial "death grip" was found there's been a continuous s...

Free iPhone 4 cases up for grabs

MobileFun are giving awat free cases to iPhone 4 customers suffering from the "death grip" problem. They're normally £7.49, but if you're really quick you can enter the special promo code and get them for absolutely nothing here. Link - Free iPhone 4...

T-Mobile UK iPhone 4 Pricing

T-Mobile UK today announced their prices for the iPhone 4 and the 3GS.  Both handsets are going on Contract and Pay As You Go but at present no date has been set but with the price list coming out expect a launch pretty soon. On PAYG the 3GS …

Apple – Signal bars? Oh yeah. They’re not real.

OK, hang tight here. Apple have admitted that there is a fault with their new iPhone 4. A grip around the lower left side of the phone does seem to dip the signal for a lot of customers and, whether you're right or left handed, it's fairly easy …

Apple finds iPhone reception issue

Apple has issued a statement saying that all iPhones, from the first generation, through to the iPhone 4 have a software fault that overstates signal strength.  This apparently is the cause of issues of reception with the new iPhone 4, as actuall...

iMini

Something slightly unusual here.  In August Mini are releasing a whole bunch of upgrades to their range, and one eye-catcher is MiniConnected.  Built for iPhones (what about the rest of us Mini?!), MiniConnected introduces some really intere...

iPhone 4…. Hot or Not???

The iPhone 4 launched in the UK last Thursday with people lining up outside stores all around the country as soon as 6pm on Wednesday it has been rumored. However now that the whole 'OMG there is a new iPhone' craze has started to settle down the big …

iPhone 4 Issues – Apple responds…

The signal issues on the iPhone 4 seems to be hitting the headlines now. It's an issue that did actually occur on the earlier model too, although the iPhone 4 problem seems to be more pronouced and easier to replicate in real-world usage. Apple have n...

SIM Only iPhone 4 Tariffs

For the first time the iPhone is available unlocked from Apple.  O2, Orange and Three are all doing SIM Only tariffs on a rolling month basis (1 month minimum), but the Three ones stand out.  2,000 minutes for £25 anyone?  Click o...

iPhone 4 Signal problems?

It looks like there is indeed a problem with the iPhone 4. The video below shows the issue on a US handset - just touching the metal band around the edge of the phone instantly dips the signal strength from full bars to nothing. This is very interesti...

iPhone Launch Day coverage

Our very own Dan has been camped outside the Apple store in Exeter and was the very first to get a handset. His ongoing Tweets are on the right-side of our main site today and he's just uploaded some pictures too. There were around 50 people waiting ...

iPhone pricing for 3 revealed – cheapest yet!

Three have released their pricing for the iPhone, and its good!  Although there appears to be a couple of days delay in actually getting the phone (should be available Monday), there are some great looking tariffs.  £99 buys you a 16gb...

Apple iPhone Launch LIVE!!!!!

Tomorrow is the long awaited launch of the new Apple iPhone, the iPhone 4.  This is a time a lot of people get all crazy and start camping outside Apple stores waiting for it to open to be one of the first people to get their hands on …

Tesco’s Mobile announce iPhone 4 pricing

Tesco are the latest to announce their iPhone 4 prices.  As with their previous 3GS, Tesco have done things a little bit differently, being the only network so far to announce 12 month contract options.  The good news though is no matter whi...

Three to have the cheapest iPhone 4?

Three appear to have shown their hand on iPhone 4 pricing.  Although there is no official pricing announcement, a Three brand manager revealed the 16gb iPhone 4 would be £99 for the phone with a £30 a month tariff giving 500 mins and ...

iPhone OS4 update now available

OS4 for iPhone is now available for existing iPhone users.  You will need to update your version of iTunes to 9.2 if you haven't already, but as long as you have, just connect  your iPhone and it will offer you the update.  New features...

Live Messenger – on the iPhone!

Microsoft have announced the launch of their own Windows Live Messenger app for the iPhone.  The app that was an optional extra for networks on Windows Mobile (annoyingly!), is available from the Apple App store now for free.  On the iPhone ...

Vodafone announces iPhone pricing

Vodafone are the third network to have now announced their pricing for the iPhone.  They seem to have pitched nearer Orange's prices, with O2 being that little bit cheaper at the moment.  Vodafone do have the best data allowance though, with...

Someone is already queuing for the iPhone 4

Meet Justin. His current address is a footpath (or sidewalk) outside an Apple store in Dallas. He's prepaed to live there and wait an entire week to get the first iPhone 4 and arrived at around 7PM on June 16th. He's got a tent, his iPhone and an …

O2 announce iPhone 4 prices

O2 have now announced their pricing for the iPhone 4.  Coming in at mostly £10 cheaper than Orange, the prices represent roughly a £20 premium over the old 3GS prices.  That's still not that attractive though if you have an 3GS a...

iPhone pricing for Orange revealed

Orange have announced their pricing for the iPhone 4.  Orange are the first of the networks to reveal the actual cost of the phone itself, which is not insignificant. There is also a curious cap on BT Openzone wifi data, as well as mobile data. L...

iPhone 4 on Apple store

The first official prices for the iPhone 4 on Pay As You Go are appearing on the Apple store.   Quoted as from £499 for the 16gb and £599 for the 32gb for the black version, that is £50 more expensive than the 3GS.  Still w...

Vodafone iPhone 4 Prices Leak Out

In the first iPhone related post on the updates CoolSmartPhone, I am happy to reveal some leaked prices for the iPhone 4 which is going on sale on the 24th June. The following information was on a test page on the Vodafone website which someone manage...

iPhone Coverage – The decision

Last week we asked whether you'd like to see iPhone coverage here. We had a lot of responses and, off the back of that, I'd like to announce our plans going forward. Firstly, yes - we will start covering iPhone, but we won't be going as in-depth as …