There’s nothing more heterosexually male and Australian than having a pair of tits or arse on your iPhone to shake.
The developer of iPhone app, Wobble, gives an equally Australian demo of his app, using words such as “outstanding” to exclaim the hearty goodness this app creates.
And he’s not about to get sexist either, ’cause “Here’s one for the ladies”, and boy are they in for a lolly bag of treats!
I give the film below, 5 stars. Enjoy.
An employee at Optus has confirmed to flop ya mac out that not only does he enjoy a good book, but more importantly the iPhone 3G when purchased ‘pre-paid’ style with the Optus network will be able to be unlocked for a fee of $80. The ‘post-paid’ plan iPhone will be able to be unlocked for free. Free! Free.
Of course once you are signed up on a two year contract, typically the only way to cancel your contract is to pay out the full term of your contract, which is likely to be more than a grand.
But given most of the Australian carriers will end up offering iPhone it seems, having an unlocked Phone may not be all that important? I guess it depends if we can sell them to China for a decent price!
Our delicious source also mentioned that Optus is designing special iPhone plans, which is to be expected, given the data requirements for using iPhone and the mostly shite data plans currently available. They are also apparently upgrading their Optus Zoo service.
Optus Zoo is the awesome name for their Intranet that allows you to do cool things that are too cool for me to use, so much so I have never bothered to see what the service really offers with my current Optus plan.
The new Optus Zoo service is reportedly going to have an ‘i’ tacked onto its name so that people will know the service is Apple-like and therefore a service you can show off in front of your grandma and friends and still get ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’.
‘iZoo’ sounds more like the noise you make when you sneeze and hopefully will remain invisible to Optus iPhone users that don’t wish to engage in their carrier specific offerings, how ever ‘Apple delicious’ they may be. Oh, stop it!
More information about plans is bound to be released leading up the release of iPhone 3G around the world in 22 countries on the 11th of July, so let us all pray the plans available to Australian users won’t be as painfully pricey as our broadband plans are!
UPDATE: Further details to hand…
- iZoo will be accessed via an icon on the home screen, that will give access to further services, such as a petrol pump finder that locates the cheapest petrol available near you, then guides you to it using GPS.
Unlimited data with plans, with the option of an unlimited calls plan at the high end.
UPDATE 2: Optus iPhone 3G pricing now available here.
So what’s with the iPhone case on the demo iPhone’s at WWDC 2008?
My best guess is they are there because the iPhone can be a little slippery to hold. (So I’ve found. Though do I love the silver matte finish…) Perhaps the rubbery-looking case is simply there to prevent demo slippage?
Imagine the guy is showing off Sega’s Monkey Ball and whoops!! There goes the iPhone.
Has anyone seen this sorta case for sale?
We discuss the iPhone 3G, WWDC 2008 keynote and more, in flop ya mac out 38: post-wwdc banana milkshake.
After much deliberating, my manager and I who work as resellers in Melbourne (Australia) decided to be the first to break photos of 2.0. But can you really blame us??!
We can’t be penalised – we didn’t sign NDA’s anyway! Ha!
Needless to say, the anticipation was killing us!
Oh, wow. Steve’s really done it this time…
iPhone 2.0 really does scroll like butter. Quick, somebody call me on it!
Ha! A phone with a touch screen interface reported to contain a “2 megapixel camera, GPS, FM radio, EVDO Rev. A, 3-inch touchscreen (pressure-based), and microSD card slot… …measuring a 2.17 x 4.57 x 0.49 inches.”
Sounds like the new 3G iPhone. Perhaps. Sorta. Hopefully!
Well… It’s not. It’s Sumsung’s new “iPhone killer”. Stated in the video below, this thing is set to come out ib June. But will June be too late?
If this new version of the iPhone can deliver on most of the features above (as it really should have in it’s original incarnation – I mean no video recording – really!) then I think it’s pretty much still gonna shit all over the Instinct.
There’s no going past the iPhones sexy interface, and soon to be hundreds of applications and games to make the Apple touch platform the yummiest thing since a really yummy sandwich. That was surprisingly yummy in a rather non-sandwich way.
Sandwich goodness plus “seem-less” interoperability with the iTunes world of content is just part of what makes the iPhone a force to be reckoned with.
Fingers crossed for the WWDC keynote! Check out the promotional ad for the Instinct below.
Within a number of hours, this ad could become extinct, irrelevant and just downright incorrect. And good laugh.
UPDATE: Well well well… Post-WWDC, it looks like Samsung, for now, will have the last laugh! That is unless Apple just wants to surprise us all with video recording capabilities closer to the release date of the new iPhone 3G!…
“Tut tut tut, Apple” is all I can say…
iThink, therefore I am? I’m sure that’s been done to death, but let me demonstrate my current being in verse…
If Jobs were not born
Apple products I could not yearn
I have me no lady
But I have a picture of you above my bed.
Steve Jobs, only because of you
Do I have something to look forward to
Come next Tuesday morn
I’ll wake not with a yawn
As I’ll wake at dawn
Not to surf porn
But I’ll open up Engadget and Macrumors too
To view the live reporting of the WWDC Keynote – Ooo!
Loins firm, eyes peeled for what I shall next consume
Like many owners of the current iPhone, I’m going “fuck it off” once I get my hands on some juicy 3G iPhone goodness! There-in lies a first world kind of dilema… What do I do with my “old” iPhone?
Do I simply place it back in its box, so that in years to come I can look up to that dusty mantle and comment to my grandson, gesturing with my smokey pipe,
“Fucking look at that son! No, up there on the mantle piece! Underneath the dust! See that box? Best box ever – ‘cept for your Grandma’s! Ha ha.. But seriously – listening to me now, eyes this way son – that young man, that, is an original Apple iPhone. Best piece of technology you could buy back in the day. It may look a little bulky nowadays, but believe me, that piece of beautiful art did more than just look pretty – it was a Phone, an iPod, an Internet communications device!…”
Perhaps I could give my old iPhone a new lease of life – a change of career if you will – and use it to shave with and drink beer from… Though no doubt people would stop hanging around with me at the bar, as I bragged about how this was to the my 15th beer I’d chugged from my iPhone, and could still whoop everyones arse at pool…
Perhaps I should just keep my old iPhone next to my bed, in case I have had too many real beers, and I can’t quite seem to pleasure that special someone I picked up tonight; that’s when I have the phone fully charged, with finger poised over the iBrate app…
Having a jailbroken iPhone could never be more important, could it Steve.
Well, seems like I sorted out this problem with a little “diary entry” work. Thanks for listening guys.
So let me just start by saying shit! I just discovered that NVidia (leader in the industry for graphics processors) is about to enter the world of mobile technology.
You may be thinking, well laptops have been around for ages, but no, they’re putting their world class graphics processors into a mobile phone… This phone doesn’t have a name as yet, but that will all come later.
The phone has been described as “iPhone busting” and yeah, we’ve all heard that before, only this time I’m a little scared. Here’s some specs courtesy of mobilementalism.com:
- ARM11 MPCore
- HD AVP (High Definition Audio Video Processor) 720p H.264, MPEG-4, and VC-1/WMV9 Decoder
- 720p H.264 and MPEG-4 Encoder
- Supports multi-standard audio formats including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
- JPEG encode and decode acceleration
- ULP (Ultra Low Power) GeForce GPU
- OpenGL ES 2.0
- D3D Mobile
- Programmable pixel shader
- Programmable vertex and lighting
- CSAA support
- Advanced 2D graphics
- Up to 12Mpixel camera sensor support
- Advanced imaging features
- True dual display support
- 720p (1280×720) HDMI 1.2 support
- SXGA (1280×1024) LCD and CRT support
- Composite and S-Video TV output
That’s just the hardware. The bit that really made me shudder was when I saw a few videos of it’s User Interface. This one from YouTube shows the phones user interface and some of the Apps the phone may have. Runs as smooth as the iPhone would but it just incorporates a bit more 3D animation and rendering in it as well.
The other one that caught my eye was the one where the phone is being outputted to a high definition LCD TV. Check it out, the ability to morph videos and move them around while they play simultaneously, is pretty impressive.
So if there was ever anything that could rival the iPhone’s ‘yet to be seriously challenged’ form, this could be it. It has the specs, but what else can it offer us? And what does Apple have in store for us on June 9th?
All we can do is wait and see… I’m sure that fellow iPhone lovers are really hoping that Apple can pull out a can of whoop ass and do something incredible as some of this hardware is rivalling an entry level laptop… And that’s why we can’t breath until June 9th.