Posts Tagged ‘Apple iPhone’

CellHelmet

CellHelmet

Here is a deal by a company called Cellhelmet, a new protective iPhone case from a company called Cellpig. Originally started as a Kickstarter project, the cases recently went into production and are now available for retail sale, so if your phone breaks in the case (excluding water damage), then the company promises to replace it for a year for a $50 handling fee, with no monthly fee for the coverage. Phones are repaired or replaced within three days of receipt and are overnighted back to your address. cellhelmet includes accidental damage coverage for any iPhone 4/4S, regardless if it’s new, used, unlocked or ailbroken. Also, never wait to file a claim. If your device breaks on day one of ownership go ahead and file a claim.  All iPhone 4/4S repairs will be completed withOEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)Apple parts.

The case is made of dense polyurethane rubber, and has angled edges for drop-shock displacement around the device. It be purchased and used on any iPhone 4 or 4S, even jailbroken iPhones and ones you’ve been using for a few years now.

Apple offers AppleCare+ for new iPhones for $99 and will replace your broken phone twice due to mishandling under the program for $49 — making it still probably a better bet for new phone owners. The win with Cellhelmet is going to be for people who are still using a phone where Apple Care has run out, people who didn’t sign up for coverage when they bought their Phones (most require you sign up immediately or within 30 days), and those who have jailbroken their iPhones which makes them ineligible for Apple protection.

Good Ideas helpful for the consumers but unfortunately, there will always be people out there that take advantage of the system and commit fraud.  What do you think ?

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In this peculiarly materialistic world, brands can become the object of quite passionate detestation. I confess that there are certain brands, usually for entirely irrational reasons, that make much of my bodily hair rebel against gravity. But the subject today is whether the Android brand attracts, at its core, not those who love Android, but those who hate Apple.

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I ask because the Business Insider published the results of a survey it conducted that offer some prickly conclusions. Among more than 2,000 respondents, the survey seems to have found polarization beyond all comments sections of tech blogs. The majority of these public-spirited people were Android users.

The majority of these Android users purportedly would never consider buying an iPhone, for one very simply reason: They “hate Apple.”
Indeed, only 31.2 percent of these Android users would consider buying an iPhone if it “worked better with non-iPhone apps and products.” While 55.7 percent ticked the box that said, “Nothing: I hate Apple.”

Being somewhat survey-cynical, I am guessing that the mere existence of a box that said “hate Apple” was far too difficult for some enthusiastic people to resist. But is it possible that one of the Android brand’s most compelling characteristics is its appeal to those who have an irrational (or merely rational) hate of Apple?

The Android brand is increasingly becoming “a brand.” The little green short-legged robot thingy is adorning stores, ads, and even dancing in a frenzied manner in shopping malls. See this Video 🙂

There are many who are happy with their Android phones, and, if this survey is to be believed, the majority of these people will upgrade only to another Android phone. But the results of this survey throw up a difficult conundrum: if the majority of Android users won’t buy Apple because of “hate,” then do they secretly believe that the iPhone is actually better than their own phone, but produced by a loathsome company?

One has to be also somewhat open-eyed about who responded to this survey.

The majority of respondents apparently said that the most important things for them when choosing a smartphone were “features” and “platform.” This seems remarkably left-brained and therefore remarkably inhuman. Which suggests that many of the respondents might have been tech-leaning insiders, rather than a true cross-section of the outside world.

I have a strange hunch that ease of use, simplicity of design and, yes, the cool factor might just enjoy prominent seats at the decision-making high table for many people. It’s harder in a survey to explain how a product is emotionally better, rather than rationally so. It’s easier to say that you just hate another brand. So it may well be that Android users believe their phones are easy to use, well-designed, and cool. But the survey may not have given them the chance to explain it.

It’s also tempting to conclude that if the Android brand really lives on a pedestal of Apple-loathing, then one can only wonder how many brands have ever had lengthy success purely by virtue of not being the “hated” brand. Do, for example, people stick with Verizon merely because it’s not AT&T? Or might there be some more positive notion?

Some believe that the iPhone succeeds simply because people assume it’s better and so don’t even try anything else. But wouldn’t it be lovely to learn why Android makes people happy, rather than this quaint and, frankly, suspicious notion that most of its users are card-carrying Apple-haters?

Computing giant Apple is back to safeguard its turf in the smartphone market with the launch of next-generation iPhone OS. The new operating system, called iPhone OS 4.0, adds as many as 100 new features, including the much-wished multitasking feature and an all new look. Apple iPhone which created a revolution in the mobile industry, has been facing onslaught from smartphones based on Google’s open source OS Android and some other big smartphone manufacturers who have just launched a slew of iPhone rivals.

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Here’s looking into all that’s new in Apple iPhone OS 4.0.

The most-sought after feature multitasking will finally make its way in the next-gen iPhone. This means the upcoming iPhone will be able to run more than one programme at a time, an ability that phones from Apple’s rivals already offer.

iPhone OS 4 will deliver seven new multitasking services that allow apps to perform tasks in the background while preserving battery life and performance. These multitasking services include Background audio, Voice over IP, Background location, Push notifications, Local notifications, Task finishing and Fast app switching.

Though the current iPhone model allows minor multitasking, the feature is limited to Apple’s own programmes. For instance, currently a call automatically ends if iPhone users exit the Skype app. With multitasking, that call could continue, or users could receive incoming Skype calls even if they are reading news.

Finally, iPhone gets a camera update. The upcoming model will have a 5x digital zoom. Present iPhone version, iPhone 3GS, packs a 3 megapixel autofocus camera. Other new features include the ability to create playlists on the phone.

Another interesting addition is folder support. The new iPhone OS will come with folders to organise and access applications. According to Apple, the feature will let users simply drag one app icon onto another and a new folder will automatically be created. The folder will automatically get a name based on the App Store category of that app.

The new operating system also features a spell check function and will allow users to buy applications and gift them directly through their iPhones.

Other new features include larger fonts for email, texts and alerts, tap to focus video, Bluetooth keyboards, Birthday calendar, Web search suggestions and Search text messages.

Apple’s new OS promises improved mail functionality that will let users funnel incoming mail from multiple email accounts into a single inbox.

This means the new OS will allow users to see messages from all their email accounts displayed together in a single inbox. With just a few taps, users can quickly switch between inboxes to see messages from any single account. The new OS will also let users thread their messages by conversation, making it easier to stay on top of email discussions, as well as open email attachments.

Among other features, Apple has introduced an iBooks reader that will allow users to download electronic books online and transfer them between their iPhones and iPads. The iBooks function will wirelessly sync between the two devices so readers will not lose their place when shifting from one to the other.

Apple also introduced iAd, a mobile advertising system that is built into the phone. According to Apple, The iAd system will allow developers and ad agencies to build advertising directly into their applications, compete with the emotional impact of television ads and earn money beyond selling their applications.

Currently, when users click on mobile ads they are always taken out of their app to a web browser, which loads the advertiser’s webpage. However, iAd will display full-screen video and interactive ad content without ever leaving the app, and letting users return to their app anytime they choose.

Apple also announced the launch of a social gaming network for the iPhone, claiming the device had more than ten times the number of games available for traditional hand-held consoles like the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP.

iPhone OS 4 will be available as a software update to iPhone and iPod touch users this summer. The OS will soon be available for iPad users too. However, the multitasking function won’t work with the original iPhone or the iPhone 3G. The 3GS versions released last summer will get the mutitasking feature. For the iPod Touch, multitasking feature will be available for the models that came out late last year. I know it maybe bit boring reading it all, but leave a comment on what new feature would like to see on a phone you want to buy next…

Here is a specific part of the launch of iPhone O.S specifically on iAD, Enjoy and have a great week…