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Apple iPad: 10 reasons why the iPad needs none

Just once two days it’s been, that the iPad in Germany was released. Many now face a choice: buy me a iPad? Do I need a Tablet? We want this article just the other side show off of Apple’s highly cited “ magic ”, you want to put into the device. Therefore we present you 10 reasons why the iPad needs none.


Top 10: the iPad is heavy and clunky

as already noted the colleagues from gizmodo, iPad has got quite chunky compared to the iPhone. This is a on the very thick edge of Tablet, on the other hand the weight of 700 g. Sounds little but yet try what part of longer than a few minutes in a hand to hold. Thats not nice!

Top 9: the iPad and the censorship

You see all that on the iPad, what you want to … you think! Frank Schirrmacher, editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, to a clear statement in Rolling Stone gave: “ everything you hear from the United States, sounds less like developing and marketing a device, but rather after creation and founding a State. ” this is because that Apple already determined or reserves to determine what will be made available on the iPad and what not. Frank Schirrmacher to: “ an such an effort would have just a few years ago an uprising of public opinion led. ” further, he calls the iPad because of the unity of the system on the Tablet as a “ an island in the stream of events ”. As the ruler at the top of the company Apple is of course – not the media and certainly not the users themselves

Top 8: be active? Nil!

You can read with the iPad, play, watch videos and listen to music. You notice something? These are all passive consumption activities. Want to take a picture with the iPad or operate via Skype video calling – don’t stand a chance. The iPad has a built-in unfortunately no camera. Through the missing camera no new game concepts with Argumented reality can be opened up elements what is faulted on ReadWriteWeb. Write texts could be difficult with the virtual keyboard. Even on the lap: with a virtual keyboard just isn’t as fine, as with a real. Well, Twitter is ’ s probably rich, but the best one remains the same when the passive consuming Web content. You can buy also a keyboard, as well as the foot, so that the iPad on the desktop makes a good figure. Of course, it costs money ….

Top 7: no Flash

The iPad is once again that know we included even by iPhone 3 G and iPhone 3 G S, no Flash support. Admitted: HTML5 can replace Flash, it won’t but in the near future, even though YouTube has completely changed its offer. Many Web content based on Flash, in particular films on the Web (Flash movies), picture galleries with effects, player for music, videos, advertising and animated content. There are even some sites that are completely created in Flash. That means in the future: the Apple iPad must remain outside.

Top 6: no USB port, no HDMI and no memory card slot

“ The iPad actually has any connections? ”, sure some have wondered about the … you maybe at this moment? We can enlighten you, Apple has bought his tablet of course a connection. It is like the iPhone on the underside of the unit and can be used with adapters also (for digital cameras). Fun that anyone, it is not user friendly, but who needs already user-friendliness when he got an iPad? The adapter is in addition also still costs money. Incidentally, in vain looking for a memory card slot, because Apple wants to even the expensive models with more storage capacity under ’ s people bring. HDMI there is no way, too, although the device capable of playing even HD movies. But then please only on 4:3 display, which doesn’t even have the common aspect ratio of films.

Top 5: the display is a blender

The display of the iPad is

highly praised … why? Quite simply: As already in the iPhone 3 G or iPhone 3 G S, the display very quickly respond to input and also the Multitouch is very precise. It is also very bright. But unfortunately, Apple used a glossy (so shiny, reflecting) display, which then again disqualified the iPad as an E-book reader on the iPad. When exposed to sunlight, it can be damn difficult to see something on the device. In addition, the display has a completely outdated aspect ratio of 4:3. Remember: this was the aspect ratio that we had some time ago at the good old tube television or even desktop PC monitor. Contemporary, isn’t little as the resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels as well. That has also the blog found and packed the display in their eleven reasons that the iPad break your neck.

Top 4: iTunes and the Appstore

Is first to set: you need an application for everything, because of House can the iPad as well as nix. Prepare also, that you can install only what can be to Apple in its app store. Still you pleased that a small application cost you at least €0.79. How do you get the well on the iPad? You guessed it: either directly on the iPad and the Appstore integrated access or via your PC. This is great, even with Windows! I guess my conclusion first of all … the program iTunes belongs to the long-winded programmes at all, which hardly anyone has no problems. Drag -and-drop of a file on the workplace? You can forget files be synchronized only by iTunes and Apple knows exactly what you have on your computer ….

Top 3: fixed verbauter battery, micro SIM, low memory

The battery for the iPad is super … 10 hours to run the device. OK! Wonderful, but how long your iPad after two years is still running? The lifetime of the battery is limited and a battery loses even with proper treatment after just one year significantly to capacity. How it looks after a few years … I don’t want to know. Then you can be probably happy when iPad perseveres even 3 hours before you must connect’s to the far too short charging cable. Because Exchange cannot be the battery, we are already of iPhone 3 G and iPhone 3 G S used to. Also, you can not plug your normal SIM card into the device. Why? No one knows, but in any case, Apple here installed a micro-SIM slot, you have to cut your normal SIM card or need to purchase a new. Why easy if it’s also cumbersome …? If you don’t mind the problem with the micro-SIM and the battery firmly installed, then maybe the little store with not more than 64 gb. This version of the iPad is also still very expensive.

Top 2: no multitasking

On my PC I have multiple applications open. I listen to music, have run at least a Messenger, surf the Internet and download something. Unfortunately that does not go with the iPad, you probably already expected it …. The Tablet is not a multimedia control center that can do everything and even all at the same time. On the contrary: you can run while music along the way, but so that the multitasking ability of the tablets is also already practically exhausted. Along the way to operate a Messenger can’t for example. What a pity! With the new operating system, there will be no real multitasking. Who has dealt with the issue of multitasking is the ironic article “ the PC died today officially ” understand on

Top 1: no one has three hands

Virtual keyboards are good and beautiful, but how should it be on a 10-inch screen? On lap that Yes still somewhat, but how does it work in the subway? Place the tablet on your lap to read with seat neighbor? I don’t think so! You have three hands, everything would be no problem. One hand holds the iPad, while two more hands take care of the paperwork. On the road, the problem arises really everywhere: In the Café, you need at least a surface so that the casing is not scratched. Then, the iPad is super … impossible angle, but at least you can tipppen. Well … maybe Steve Jobs yes then soon bought us to the iHand for the retrofit of the third hand! By the way, this should be a strong hand, for 700 g are not exactly easy in the long term. We can perhaps already on party games for men à la “ who holds the longest iPad? ” are happy.

Conclusion: no one needs the iPad

Actually already heading clear it has been, what is my conclusion. It is simply because the Apple iPad really needs no one. It is a nice gadget for your couch at home. It replaces a PC, not a NetBook, no notebook and also any E-book reader. When you stand before the purchase decision, you realize that the iPad is a luxury toy and remains and has no real benefit, except for the user to make it fun. The fun stops but at the latest when you apart want to do something serious with the iPad media consumption. Similar finding made E.g. already A readable (sorry English) test there is here, in the good and bad sides of the iPad are illuminated.

What do you mean? This is the iPad flop or top?


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Apple iPhone 4 – das schärfste, flachste, schnellste Smartphone aller Zeiten: Daten und Fakten von der WWDC

Auf der WWDC (Wordwide Developers Conference) hat Steve Jobs nun seinen großen Auftritt hinter sich. Nach einigen eher flauen Informationen zum iPad und vielen Statistiken gab es nun auch ausführliche Infos zum iPhone 4 (nicht HD und nicht 4G), das laut Apple das schnellste und flachste Smartphone aller Zeiten sein soll. Außerdem ist das sogenannte Retina Display wohl das schärfste Display der Welt im iPhone 4! Alles zum neuen iPhone lesen Sie zuerst bei uns! Auch der Verkaufsstart in Deutschland ist nun bekannt: der 24. Juni 2010 .

1 Milliarde Entwicklungskosten für das iPhone 4G – Statistiken

28% Marktanteil hat das iPhone unter den Smartphones am US-Markt, so die Daten von Steve Jobs. Fast 60% der mobilen Nutzung des Internets stammt vom iPhone. Neben diesen Superlativen hat Apple nun eine Milliarde US Dollar in die Entwicklung des neuen Apple iPhone gesteckt. Steve Jobs prophezeit nun die größte Änderung zu den bisherigen iPhones: Das erste iPhone hat den Markt revolutioniert und verändert, das 3G den Appstore gebracht und das 3G S die Geschwindigkeit verdoppelt. Das iPhone 4 soll nun die größte Veränderung werden, nicht nur optisch!

Optik – Edelstahl und kratzfestes Glas: Das dünnste Smartphone aller Zeiten!

Es ist 9,3mm dünn und komplett aus Metall. Satte 24% dünner als das iPhone 3G oder das 3G S. Damit ist das iPhone 4 das dünnste Smartphone der Welt. Steve Jobs bescheinigt der neuen Materialkomposition eine überragende Haptik: Es sei unglaublich, das iPhone 4 in der Hand zu halten. Außerdem ist viel kratzfestes Glas integriert, was dem iPhone 4 den letzten optischen Feinschliff verleihen soll (30x härter als Plastik beim iPhone 4. Der Edelstahlrahmen soll gleichzeitig auch als Funkantenne für WLAN dienen und so den Empfang verbessern.


Dieses mal gibt es neben einer Frontkamera auch noch ein Blitzlicht zur normalen Kamera, wie es schon erwartet wurde. Daneben gibt es weiterhin einen Leiser und Lauter Schalter, genauso wie den bereits vorhandenen Mute-Schalter zum schnellen Stummschalten des iPhone 4.

Retina Display – kein OLED, aber unvorstellbar scharf

Das Display soll eine 4x höhere Pixeldichte haben im Vergleich zur alten iPhone Generation. Hier holt Apple also ein Technikk Ass aus dem Ärmel. Das neue Display heißt “Retina Display”. Es soll das schärfste Display aller Zeiten sein und stellt satte 362 DPI dar (300 DPI kann das Auge nur wahrnehmen!). Texte sehen laut Steve Jobs auf dem Retina Display aus wie gedruckt. Um Perfektion beim Display zu erreichen wurden Projektoren verwandt, um das Display schärfer zu machen, als es für das menschliche Auge sichtbar wäre.Weiterhin bleibt das Display 3,5″ groß, hat aber eine Auflösug von 960 x 640 Pixeln bei einem 4x besseren Kontrast als das iPhone 3G S (800:1). Laut Steve Jobs ist ein OLED-Display mit dieser Auflösung unmöglich herzustellen. Satte 78″ der Pixel des iPad Displays hat das iPhone 4 und dabei ist es nur ein Drittel so groß.

Akku: 7h Sprechzeit, 6h 3G Browsen, 10 Stunden WLAN Surfen

Aufgrund der kleinen Maße der Komponenten, die beim iPhone 4 verbaut werden, ist der Akku das größte Bauteil. 40% länger soll der im Vergleich zum iPhone 3G S halten, was aber nie gür lange Laufzeiten bekannt war. Vielleicht können wir mit der neuen Generation eine positive Wandlung erleben.

Hardware: Apple A4 Prozessor, 32gb Speicher, Gyroscrope

Der eigens von Apple entwicklete Prozessor ist sehr klein und hat anscheinend sehr gute Leistungsdaten,. Er ist auch beim iPad verbaut. Beim iPhone 4 sollen bis zu 32gb Speicher verbaut werden, damit hat Apple wohl die Verdoppelung dieses mal nicht eingehalten, die von iPhone zu iPhone 3G und 3G S durchgezogen wurden. Außerdem ist ein Gyroscope integriert, das als verbesserter Lagesensor fungiert. Hier war die Presse begeistert, denn der Lagesensor arbeitet wirklich sehr genau und soll für neue Anwendungen Raum bietetn. Steve Jobs war bei der Präsentation selbst gespannt, was die Entwickler damit wohl anstellen. Selbstverständlich ist auch WLAN N, A-GPS, HSDPA und Bluetooth integriert.

Kamera: 5 Magepixel mit Blitz, HD-Video (30 fps bei 720p)

Das iPhone 4 wird zwar kein Megapixel Monster, soll aber deutlich bessere Bilder machen. 5 Megapixel mit einer sehenswerten Qualität konnten gezeigt werden. Außerdem ist ein Tap to focus Modus integriert, sodass man einfach auf den zu fokussierenden Gegenstand klicken kann. Außerdem kann die Kamera HD-Video in einer 720p Auflösug aufnehmen. Auch hier funktioniert der tap to focus und die Videos sollen sich sogar direkt bearbeiten lassen. Das hat es bisher noch auf keinem Handy oder Smartphone gegeben, schließlich ist Videobearbeitung sehr rechenintensiv. Auch ist eine Applikation mit dem Namen iMovie im Gespräch gewesen, mit der sich direkt auch Fotos in die Videos einbauen lassen oder auch Musik. Das Programm iMovie macht auf dem iPhone 4 einen Eindruck wie auf dem Mac und das soll schon etwas über die Rechenleistung des neuen Apple iPhones heißen. Auch bei schlechteren Lichtverhältnissen sehen die Videos des iPhone 4 noch vergleichsweise gut aus und zeigen kein besonders starkes Rauschen. Da Programm kostet wohl 5$ im Appstore und zeigt in eindrucksvoller Weise, zu was die neue iPhone 4 Hardware im Stande ist.

Apple iPhone iOS 4.0 – Multitasking und neuer Posteingang

Bei der Präsentation wollte Steve Jobs die New York Times Seite zeigen, aber leider ist ein Fehler aufgetreten. Als es dann doch geklaptt hat, nachdem die Journalisten ihre Laptops nach Aufforderung geschlossen hatten, zeigte Steve Jobs das neue iOS 4.0 (Apple iPhone OS 4.0). Es soll über 100 neue Features mitbringen im Vergleich zu der Vorversion. Als erstes Schlagwort fiel Multitasking auf der WWDC. Zugleich wurde Musik abgespielt, die Mails abgerufen und zu Safari gewechselt. Der neue Posteingang für E-Mails beinhaltet die Funktionen, einen gemeinsamen Ordner für alle E-Mails zu nutzen oder sich selbst Ordner einzurichten. Hier räumt Apple den Nutzern also noch größere Freiheiten ein. Außerdem soll es SSL VPN Klientenunterstützung geben, sowie verbesserten Schutz der Daten auf dem iPhone 4. Es können außerdem mehrere Microsoft Exchange Accounts eingerichtet werden. Kampfansage an den Android Konkurrenten Google: Apple scheint die Suchmaschine Bing von Microsoft in ihr Betriebssystem einbauen zu wollen. Ob  Microsoft mit dem bald kommenden Windows 7 Phone ein kleinerer Konkurrent ist als Google, bleibt abzuwarten. Das iOS 4.0 kommt am 21. Juni als kostenloses Update für iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G S und iPod Touch (nicht die erste Generation).

iBookStore – ds virtuelle Bücherregal

Bücher sind die neue Musik von Steve Jobs, so könnte man es formulieren. Nun gibt es auch den bereits von Apple iPad bekannten iBookStore auf dem iPhone 4. Dort werden die Bücher dann in einem schicken, virtuellen Bücherregal angeordnet. Man kann sich übrigens ein Buch einmal kaufen und dann auf allen Apple Geräten lesen, ohne etwas dafür extra zu bezahlen. Bei der Nutzung auf einem Gerät, wie z.B. iPad oder iPod werden Standort und Notizen in den Büchern automatisch synchronisiert. Das iPhone 4 wird also ein echter E-Book Reader, wahrscheinlich sogar besser als das iPad dank des großartigen Retina Dispays. Für die virtuellen Bücher gibt es übrigens eine Textmarker Funktion, die ebenfalls von Steve Jobs vorgestellt wurde. Für Freunde von PDFs gibt es einen PDF-Betrachter.

iAd – die neue Werbeplattform von Apple

Die neuen Werbeplattform iAd hat schon im Vorfeld für viel Gesprächsstoff gesorgt, denn wer weiß, wie in Zukunft Applikationen mit Werbung zugekleistert werden. Laut Steve Jobs kommt man beim anwählen der iAd Werbung nicht direkt in den Webbrowser, sondern sieht die Werbung direkt in der Applikation, was zu einer besseren Glaubwürdigkeit und Einbindung der Werbung führen soll. 60% der erzielten iAd Einnahmen gehen an die Entwickler von Applikationen. iAd ist keine Internet-Werbung, sondern direkt mit dem neuen Apple iPhone iOS 4.0 verknüpft. Daraus ergeben sich, wie die Präsentation gezeigt hat, ganz neue Werbemöglichkeiten, die bei der anwensenden Presse für Erstauenen gesorgt haben. Apple weitet also, wie der große Konkurrent Google, seine Aktivitäten auf weitere Gebiete aus. Wie die Google Ads ist iAd eine neue Einnahmequelle für den Riesen.iAds werden ab dem 1. Juli 2010 verfügbar sein – die Einrichtung einer Werbung soll laut Steve Jobs ca. einen Nachmittag in Anspruch nehmen. Apple will mit der neuen Werbeform 48% des mobilen Werbemarktes innerhalb von nur acht Wochen erreichen.

Eine Sache noch… Videotelefonie von iPhone 4 zu iPhone 4 per WLAN in 2010

Da wurde aber wirklich eine große Sache um den letzten Punkt auf der Tagesordnung gemacht, den Steve Jobs bei der Präsentation gemacht hat. Videotelefonie ist zwar bisher nicht besonders beliebt, aber vielleicht schafft es Apple auch dieses fast schon vergessene Feature auf dem iPhone 4 beliebt zu machen. Zumindest ist die Hardware vorhanden: Frontkamera und schnelles Internet per WLAN oder HSDPA. Anscheinend funktioniert Videotelefonie aber nur von iPhone 4 zu iPhone 4, was natürlich eine herbe Einschränkung ist, denn lange nicht jeder hat so ein Telefon. Videotelefonie funktioniert sowohl im Portrait- als auch im Landscape-Modus. Die App dafür heißt FaceTime und leider ist dies erstmal nur per WLAN möglich, denn die Datenmengen sind derzeit für die Provider zu hoch, um dies per UMTS zu realisieren – zumindest laut Apple.

Verfügbarkeit und Preis

Das iPhone 4 wird in den USA bei AT&T angeboten ab dem 24. Juni 2010. Die 16 GB Version soll 199,- US Dollar plus einen Mobilfunkvertrag kosten. Die 32 GB Version einmalig zum Preis von 299 US DOllar (ebenfalls mit Vertrag. Am 24. Juni geht es los, dann soll das iPhone 4 auch in Deutschland erscheinen, wie auch in Großbritannien, Frankreich und Japan. In weiteren 88 ländern wird das iPhone 4 ab Ende September erhältlich sein. Ganz klassisch gibt es das iPhone 4 dann in den Farben Schwarz und Weiß, aber es wird auch weitere Gummihüllen in 6 verschiedenen Farben geben.


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iOS 4 for iPhone 3 G S and 3 G available today!

Not only the iPhone 4 will come with a new operating system, also “ old ” Apple Smartphones called iPhone 3 G S and iPhone 3 G are supplied. Now wearing 4 iOS operating system and comes with some useful features. The special thing about it: This article about the new Apple operating system is not a look into the future, but the new version will be available today in the course of the day by Apple! The first generation of Apple iPhone and iPod touch get but unfortunately update.


What can iOS 4?

, The first innovation that I particularly like as iPhone users, is the integration of a character counter in SMS. So far to write simply, what is the virtual keyboard and hopes that there will be approximately under 160 characters. Although there are programs that have such a function as an alternative, these are however only with jailbreak available 1st and 2nd charge.

Multi-tasking is of course also on everyone’s lips, this developer but need to retrofit: the app not automatically runs in the background next, but is initially frozen, while not explicitly multitasking “ ordered ” is. So, E.g., Instant Messenger or navigation programs could have this capability. In other programs, the mere freeze is also the better version. This saves resources and protects the battery! Unfortunately this function on the iPhone 3 G is not available.

, Another notable new feature is sorting the apps: now can you finally folder created and thus eliminates the mess with pages lined-up applications. Here confirmed by multiple sources, that the folder navigation works perfectly.

A single Inbox was established for emails now, which again can be turned back but also on request in the old view. This is designed to simplify the operation for all who have set up multiple E-Mail accounts.

There are some smaller changes which will affect things or be for the majority of users of less interest. So Bluetooth can now E.g. keyboards with an iPhone with iOS 4 run. Also, sorting options have been added for photos. “ places ” sorts photos using GPS data, “ faces ” using an Adaptive face recognition. I think that is pretty superfluous features, especially since Geotagging takes me personally too long and anyway does not work indoors. The software iBooks, which is known by the iPad, is also provided. Hereby, books can be downloaded and placed on a virtual Bookshelf.  Otherwise, the changes are marginal: was added as a 5 x digital zoom the camera – hardly worth mentioning! Continue applications can be given away and the Apple advertising platform Apple iAd has been integrated.

iPhone 2 G and iPod touch must stay out!

There is no update to version unfortunately, at least in an official way, iOS 4 for the first generation of the Apple Smartphone and the iPod touch. This has probably marketing reasons, because in principle the first iPhone has no other hardware than the newer iPhone 3 G – the difference is limited here to the new-coming to A-GPS and UMTS. Technically it would be feasible without another, the first generation of iPhones with the iOS 4 to equip, because ultimately it is possible even when the iPhone 3 G. A pity!

iPhone 3 G: Dear with caution enjoy …

, The operating system was already a few days earlier publicly. This was a beta version, which was in a late stage of development. Here was found mostly operation with the iPhone 3 G has not functioning properly and significantly decreased the speed of smartphones compared to OS 3.1.2. Also, the cuts should be fairly clear and go far beyond the mere lack of multitasking. We report as soon as we have tested this myself! Best iPhone 3 G users can wait with updating your phone.

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Everything about the new iPhone 4 in 10 minutes

To understand, you need no instruction manual that is as thick as a Harry Potter Band to the new Apple iPhone 4. Ten minutes video and rudimentary English skills enough, to the new iPhone 4 with all features and functions to meet. This proves the video in this article. For all who want to know more, we have some article recommendations from our blog. There’s then goes into technical details for those who want to seem to a bit more!

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Everything about the iPhone 4 in 10 minutes

If you have not so much time to read through all of this, can start directly with the video. There is very aptly described the design and the functions: even the video calling feature – which unfortunately only from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 works only via Wi-Fi, and – will be shown. Always worth a visit! Even without special knowledge of English, the video is easy to understand. If any questions should arise, like from it in the comments.


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“ Do not touch! ” – iPhone 4 antenna problems

Some lucky dogs apparently have their iPhones and now even the messages about problems with the Apple Smartphone pile up. For one, the new reception technique with the antenna in the framework is intended to problems. On the other hand yellow stains should be on the display part, that immediately stand in the eye in an otherwise perfectly processed device.

“ Do not touch! ” – hands interfere with reception

Who keeps the iPhone 4 in your hand and want to make phone calls, notes immediately: the display with the network coverage only to fade away. The context: The touch of the human hand apparently significantly deteriorated receiving antenna installed in the frame. On the question of a user out Steve Jobs answered “ then hold it differently. ” the solution sounds so easily … just how should you iPhone 4 hold the Apple and touch not the frame at the same time? Don’t go! We will see whether the innovative idea to improve so the generations comparatively poor reception of iPhones, turns out as a shot in the oven. Some sources report also the decline of the reception bar was only due to the software and not was the reception actually deteriorating. Whether this is credible? Hard to say, I don’t think honestly. The previous generation of the Apple smart phones had problems with the reception, what I can tell as a iPhone user firsthand.

Retina display with yellow spots

Of the retina display – by the way many users have realized now that the differences between the iPhone 3 G S are hardly resting – is unfortunately not as flawless in many devices, as Apple fans have imagined. Some devices have each been delivered with yellow spots in the corners of the display. Fortunately, this is covered by the warranty, but certainly not in the sense of people who spend lots of money on the iPhone 4. Another problem should represent the probably rather sensitive glass that is mounted on the front and back of the iPhone 4. It looks though very noble, but breaks if the mobile times accidentally falls onto a hard floor. The risk of breakage is higher compared to its predecessor, of course, for now, both sides are glazed ….


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Apple aggressive: others have antenna problems!

Out of necessity make a virtue at Apple now seems to be means to an end, to make the iPhone 4 at least a bit of the bailed out. On the spontaneous press conference last Friday revealed Steve Jobs that even Nokia, Samsung and RIM phones suffer reception conditions, if you it “ wrong ” tackle on phone. Fair play is different. Apple releases now even its own page on the topic on which the alleged reception problems of other manufacturers be made public. In addition to Apple’s lived accusations there are the free protective case for the iPhone 4 but now still ….



Nokia, Samsung and RIM make it not better?

Demonstrated by Steve Jobs and it is to see on the website eigenens by Apple: holding a cell phone so that the antenna is covered, the reception suffers. Even the problematic handles are different depending on the position of the antenna in the device. The antenna is for Samsung I8000 Omnia II as below in your mobile phone. Covered the hand that part completely down, so at least the Apple videos, reception values suggest it drastically. The Apple pan is also the RIM smartphone BlackBerry bold 9700. Here the antenna while above is the problem but apparently the same. Apple did actually not errors in the design of the iPhone 4? Apple CEO Steve Jobs complete this view with a few statistics that say, for example that only 0.55% of iPhone had complained 4 buyer because of reception problems. Apart from the fact that this statistic seems somewhat unrealistic to me, have given the media wildfire, which is an impressive burned especially on the Internet, is it really not only Apple’s problem? The difference with all models shown by Apple is clear: the antenna is both internally and is disturbed only in this way that the hand of the extensively covered this. The antenna was stored at the iPhone 4, so that through the fingers resting on Wi-Fi and telephone antenna connect, which leads to the absolute drop in the quality of reception. If now the iPhone 4 antenna issue has been hyped up by the media or whether Nokia, Samsung, RIM also suffer from these problems, everyone must decide for themselves.

30-day return policy and free protective case

Steve Jobs pointed out, that the customer dissatisfaction with the iPhone 4 full 30 days right of return available would be. There’s also the protective case (so-called “ bumper ”) now for free. This plastic frame, the regular $30 cost, is now free of charge all Apple iPhone 4 users provided or obtained the purchase price refunded after purchase. For this, the customer only at Apple must register. However, the action is limited until September 30, 2010. This is of course as a concession, because the competition (like just Samsung I8000 Omnia II or BlackBerry bold 9700) is due to the internal antenna without protective sleeve. The free protective case is of course economically wise: In comparison to a product recall, the ca 1 – 1.5 million dollars would have cost the sleeves cost only mere 12 to 15 million dollars.

iPhone 4 alternative: Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

Who will not contend with reception problems and yet need comfort and speed, passes hardly hardly the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. Here, the antenna is of course internal and it is not on the “ bumper ” instructed the Apple now arguably evil free distribute or must. In addition the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S will cost only half of the Apple has iPhone 4, as far as possible the same hardware, and a larger display with 4 ″ diagonal. With the Super-AMOLED technology and a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels put it the Apple retina display (LCD) probably quite clearly in the purse. By the way, the Samsung I9000 Galaxy is still flat as a flounder, and very easy to S (120 g). Bought this is unfortunately with a package that consists completely of plastic. But: Perfect is nobody, even the iPhone not ….


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Speed test: iPhone 2 G, 3 G, 3 G S and iPhone 4 in comparison

First generation coming from the Apple iPhone in 2007, so not even so long is here. Was the iPhone, which today is, traded under the name Apple iPhone 2 G no hardware high-flyer, but simply an innovative product that has changed until today not so much in the basic properties. Today, the iPhone is not more so innovative, that the speed has multiplied up iPhone to the latest generation with the iPhone 4.

iPhone speed: evolution

Each year, a new iPhone released the electronics giant Apple. The update from the first iPhone to the iPhone has shown that this is not necessarily connected with a conspicuously improved hardware, 3 G. The 400 MHz processor has remained the same and the 128mb of RAM are the same. Only the radio connection has been improved level on UMTS and GPS receiver didn’t have the old iPhone also. The largest jump in speed delivers s iPhone 3 G so far It is equipped with a 600 MHz processor and has a significantly more powerful graphics chip as the iPhone 3 g. Also, the amount of RAM has been doubled so that the iPhone 3 G S summa Summarum approximately twice as fast, like his predecessor, visually almost identical. The iPhone 4 offers some hardware news compared to the iPhone 3 G S that sound revolutionary: 1 GHz processor, 512 mb of RAM and the high-resolution retina display. In terms of speed, the jumps are but not nearly as big as you might initially suspect. Also: If you have an iPhone 3 G S call their own, you consider good, whether the change is necessary!


iPhone 2 G / 3 G / 3GS / 4 speed comparison from Mike Hellers on Vimeo.

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iPhone security gap closed – with and without jailbreak

Currently you need no matter whether 3 G, 3 G S and iPhone 4, a bit worried about the Smartphone when opening PDF files with your iPhone, because a security gap opened the door to the file system malicious programs of any kind. This can have bad consequences have, e.g. for damage to the software, data in the hands of third parties, or even damage to the iPhone. So far you could help Warner is only via PDF loading, which, however, does not close the gap, but displays only a warning, if you want to open a PDF. An update has both Apple and the jailbreak community now ready to fill the security gap.

Update from Apple: iOS 4.0.2

Apple has now discovered the security hole and closed with the update to iOS 4.0.2. This can be easily downloaded via iTunes and installed, with the update but the complete firmware is updated. I.e., this security gap that a jailbreak then is no longer possible, because as we have reported, the jailbreak exploit. When the jailbreak is again possible, is not clear. Downgrade of the firmware, should you accidentally have performed an update, is possible only with difficulty.

Jailbreak and closed security hole

Jailbreak the PDF loading was delivered with Warner, to warn any PDF access. Well, there’s the opportunity to close the security hole with a patch with jailbreak. The best: In contrast to the complete update is this not a firmware update and installed jailbreak remains. Another benefit: the security gap since version 3.1.2, so that even the older generation Apple iPhone 3 G is affected. Unfortunately the current software installation is not recommended, iOS 4 on the 3 G so that the update to 4.0.2 is not recommended – why, can you read in our blog. Closing the critical PDF vulnerability is possible with an iPhone 3 G with installed jailbreak.

How to do the update with jailbreak?

The update with a mobile phone with jailbreak goes on all iPhone models easily and easily by hand. Simply open Cydia and search for “ PDF patch ”. You must install the program by Jay Freeman then just as usual and after a reboot of the Smartphone, the gap is closed. It couldn’t be simpler!

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Critical security hole in iPhone iOS 4 operating system 4

Only recently have to additionally reported that the jailbreak for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 G S even over the internal browser is now possible. As always, the jailbreak only about a vulnerability that closes after Apple as soon as the hackers have released the jailbreak is possible. But this time the security gap is more dramatic, so that even the Federal Agency for security and information technology recommends how you should behave with his iPhone.

Jailbreak on the Web – PDF security vulnerability makes it possible

Usually Web applications can mess up any changes to the file system of the iPhone. However, the hackers who are responsible for the jailbreak, have found a security vulnerability. This is in the Safari browser: the user with the Safari browser, or from an email opens a non-trusted PDF, changes to the file system of the iPhone so the result can be or that private data find their way into the hands of hackers.

The jailbreak not install better?

Sure the hackers of the DevTeam, which have developed also the new jailbreak, could spread malware installation, send data to let or similar. The jailbreak is done always at your own risk. On the other hand also realistically one must see the whole: for years the hackers offer their free service and have also a reputation to lose. Previously, there was also still no such incidents at million iPhones with jailbreak from the first generation. The utility of Cydia, which is a direct part of the jailbreak, which can be “ PDF loading Warner ” install, which before opening a PDF once again secures, if you really want to open the PDF. Also the vulnerability of course without the jailbreak continues, until Apple releases the update.

Recommends the Federal Agency for security and information technology …

, There are apparently so many potential victims of the security breach that even the Federal Agency a recommendation calls for security and information technology, how concerned should behave, which installed a newer firmware version 3.1.2. All versions with a larger version called up 4 iOS to the latest hit, until Apple closes the security hole with a new version. The recommendation, which we can sign without further ADO, is therefore:

Apple with the next update will close the security gap. Until then, caution is advised with the handling of PDF files well. Remember: If you have installed a jailbreak, this will be no longer available after the update and downgrade to the previous firmware version is usually not or only with great effort.

The Android alternative: Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

It almost looks like an iPhone 3 G S, but with 4 ″ a bigger and just shows solely use higher resolution screen (800 × 480) with the new Super AMOLED technology, the Samsung due to a patent until 2011. Android is currently without greater security gaps on the way – only Google data collector you must trust probably give. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is probably currently the iPhone 4 alternative with a huge touchscreen, high-performance hardware and Android 2.1

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The slow decline of the landline telephony

Many mobile phone and Smartphone owners in particular phone hardly. This is because that text messages currently increasingly supplant the classic telephone conversation, be it via social networks, email or SMS. The generation of landlines will be replaced by a generation of text-based communication. The opposite is less pressured than at the traditional phone call: A direct response is not required or maybe even expected, it must be thinking and text is considered by its nature already serious.

Landline culture – an anachronism?

The network no longer phone fits in our time? Already in 1876, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was ridiculed when he presented his device to first companies. It is absurd to transmit the human voice without thereby figuratively to his counterpart. So could maintain it any business contacts. But Bell had success – two years later, there were more than 14,000 phone connections in the United States. Then the phone went around the world, an incomparable success story and certainly one of the inventions of the 19th century. But what about today? The year is 2010 and the invention of the telephone is now 134 years. Actually the use of the fixed-line phone goes back to the United States since 2005 continuously and has significantly reduced the duration of the talks. There were 2005 still on average 3 minutes on the line, there are still one and a half minutes. It’s not that people are less have to say themselves, but on the more popular and easier text-based communications.

Phone is rude

, The phone rings. We let everything, run in an automation system to the telephone, lift off and call our names in our otherwise quiet apartment. Really absurd, but what we learn in childhood, has played up at some point. No matter who we talk to, what clothes we have, or whether we just slept – on the other party at the other end of the line, we prepare. The phone could be seen nowadays as a rude medium: emails, SMS or messages on social networks give time to the thinking, must be answered directly or not and have a certain liability that may not have the verbal conversation through their writing. Give us always the feeling with long conversations, to hold those at the other end of the line of something – what’s wrong sometimes. A phone call resembles a wooden hammer in contrast to SMS: nothing like an unannounced visit is the call on the day. We are suddenly in the apartment of the other, take time, want answers. A call at night is, as if it would kick down the door. Against phone calls you can not defend himself, while SMS no reply need – they are stylish, discreet and not interfere.

The bubble of Internet communication

So socially the Internet seems to be today, in real life you can count true friends on one hand. Peter and Max while professing your beleid, if your Facebook friend Hannes again his relationship status in “ single ” has changed, that was ’ s then as well. Peter and Max are not for Hannes. Discussions not occur anyway in this constellation, one knows himself and says to “ good morning ” and the two help also, if Hannes must carry a heavy piece of furniture on the third floor. The statement in the advertising of a newspaper of that addresses exactly this issue is so drastic as properly:

“ we have so many friends online, that we need a new Word for the real ones. ”

Wirtschaftswisenschaftler Jacques Attali explains that the lure of the Internet have led that we only care about ourselves and live in a bubble together and at the same time all alone in front of us and – social networks make it possible. Maybe social networks should therefore also no longer as mirror images of the company provided, but as a parallel world that has no longer to do with actually society.

Text-based communications vs. fixed-line telephony

In the fight for supremacy of the mobile phone market text-based communication is sure continue inexorably to gain weight. Not only the operators earning more through data services long than by mere telephony, the whole mobile industry is set to the turnaround: iPhone, Android smartphones, or the new Windows phone 7 are all along the line on text communication. Most test reports, reception and voice quality is hardly a role. Extinct is still the phone not as a personal conversation on the phone can not be replaced by text. An other empathy and genuine compassion bring forward is possible only by landline or a four eyes talking. Often acts as a check the SMS or email in such cases as a response of the other takes most of the time or does not. Phone calls can be therefore also just a demarcation criterion. Who I call at all? Usually these are just “ real friends ”, with one long talks, answers and empathy can be expected and allowed. A recollection on the fixed-line telephony can also mean to recognize who is a “ friend ” is.

Maybe we should look also prefer online a new Word for acquaintances, as the term “ friend ” continue to devalue.

The future of the phone

Today is emerging already evident at all major network providers such as O2, T-Online and also Vodafone, that data rates are the future. Sales of pure discussions goes back, flat rates for telephony are always cheaper and mobile users are, thanks, price comparisons and various tariff Advisor the Internet was already close to the homo economicus. The future of the phone will be therefore the communication over the Internet, also off by SMS, email and communication in social networks. Have become established new, faster networks (currently it is HSDPA), today still reluctant to reputable Internet telephony will become increasingly important. The specter of video telephony, which is known for years but remains unused, could bring the phone to life. Although mobile phones have already a second camera for years on board, video telephony uses but hardly anyone due to the exorbitant prices. With the iPhone 4, the video telephony could be again a topic. Apple has taken the plunge and FaceTime introduced a service that allows you to at least the video calls from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4. Apple remains consistent, that the next generation of the iPhone also have a front camera, video calling in at least two generations of new iPhones may gain in popularity, in so far as the restrictions would be lifted. Finally you would like to use this feature but not only in Wi-Fi and only from iPhone to iPhone, but also to an Android phone or a landline. So that might be addressed by Alexander Graham Bell from 1876 also the critics: Finally you would be then again visually.


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