iPhone 4.0

September 2, 2010


I had disappeared… almost a year… choose reason…
a) i was too busy with a new life
b) i lost my password
c) my image library is full
d) it takes too much effort

Seriously? I can’t remember but I felt like blogging what i found to be an amazing product by Apple (iPod Touch iOS4) just now and so I logged in. Looking below my post, and you will see that i left off almost a year ago with a HTC phone and an Apple mouse. Today I want to write about the HTC Hero I have now and the iPhone 4 that I want to get…

I am still using the HTC Hero… it was great and it was lousy… it gave me instant view of the my stock portfolio and my hotmail and a full facebook site with a direct photo upload link and a good camera… it has 1 day battery life and it drop calls or even missed it. That’s bad since a phone’s basic function is to make calls.

So, I traded in my Nokia E71 for it’s new brother, the E72 since that what it’s good for, making calls and lasting for days and its got free Ovi map!

 I was contemplating on getting the N8 but Nokia is just taking so too long to launch for its own good. But the Symbian on the E72 made me think twice of waiting for the N8 although it is going to be a major upgrade and it has a 12 mega pixel camera! Symbian is too slow! I can’t even surf properly, but not to condemn it because it’s not really a phone for surfing.

So why do I wanna get an iPhone, I am not even an iPhone fan. I bought an iPod touch 2nd Generation and I seldom used it. Well, sadly, the Android in HTC Hero made me got so used to entertainment and information on the go… and there isn’t really anything to look forward to in the Android world now even after upgarding my Hero’s OS from 1.5 to 2.1…

The iPhone had said “In so many ways, it’s a first”.
It’s the first with a good surfing OS, the first with the Wifi made so easy it’s idiot proofed, the first with a glass panel so hard it can crush a real apple without damaging the phone, the first to make a walkie talkie glamorous with its facetime software, the first to have a badly designed antenna and still lived to tell the good news to it’s shareholders, the first to sell online for SGD888 and people can still buy from you for SGD1300… how cool is that?

I bought one for my wife… and I am going to get one for myself next month when the HTC Hero’s contract is up.

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Quattro for iPhone

July 14, 2009


Metal with carbon fibre case for iPhone with interchangeable lenses.

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Noel Hardcase for iPhone

March 27, 2009


Slim fit hard cover for Apple iPhone 3G with high reflection metallic finshing. Brings the phone’s value up 1 level. Each case comes with a bonus mirrored screen protector which makes the front of your iPhone just as shiny as the back.

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iPhone 3G

June 11, 2008


The iPhone is finally coming to Singapore shores more than a year since it’s launch, in the form of iPhone 3G, a second generation of the iPhone.
With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store. And like the original iPhone, it combines a phone, a widescreen iPod, and an Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser.
It comes in 8GB Black or 16GB with Black or white, 2.0 megapixels camera, 480-by-320-pixel resolution, 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor. All these at 12.3 mm thick and weigh 133g.
Sells at an estimated SGD270 for the 8GB version…

Update 180608: iPhone is not made for ladies with long fingernails. iPhone’s touch screen responds to the electrical charge emitted by fingertips. And pretty though they may be, fingernails don’t emit one. For more details read the Los Angeles Times.

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Oakley iPhone® Case

May 24, 2008


I must get myself an iPhone… or maybe i will get this first before the iPhone comes to Singapore…
“It’s your portal to the universe, so give it the protection it deserves. We crafted Unobtainium® rubber into a durable sure-grip design that helps protect your iPhone® from life’s abuse. The side has an open face for the screen, and the case geometry gives you full access to cord connections and controls. If you’re ready to go mobile with some style, this is the case you’ve been looking for.”

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Why design an iPhone… why sell something that is not your forte? Over the years, apple fans has been speculating on what is going to come out next in every Mac expo or major events like the CES. They have envision the products, and 50% of the time, they will be disappointed. Hey, they still got it right the other 50%. And Apple always aims to please its fan base. But how to design something that is what your customers want but yet be still unique and not another has been?

So Apple team has always been cracking their brain trying to solve this one problem. Yes? No? Its my assumption… The fans always takes the concept  straight from the design language of the previous products, thus the iPhone  concepts generated always look like an iPod… but Apple team themselves always design at another level. The level of new design semantics and new yet simple technologies.

The iPhone is not 3G, and will launch only in the middle of the year, and Asia waits one more year. What it has is the OS X… a computer operating system on a phone. and its not OS X mobile… its OS X, can that be??? and it always functions simply. A phone, iPod and internet. Finish. The design, a block of LCD and a metal backing. Finish. The fans are happy.

Why does it take one year to reach Asia though… it would have been obsolete, if it hasn’t been yet. Probably it will be an upgrade by then. 3.5G, 5mega pixel cam? Maybe… I be bored by then… but then again, Steve Jobs wants you to buy an iPod every year, so there’s a 99% chance the iPhone will have changed by then.. lets just wait and see… in the meantime, you can start thinking of what it will look like by then…

iPhone

January 10, 2007

its a phone… its an iPod… its an Internet… repeat again… its a phone…its an iPod… its an Internet…(this is what i actually heard on British radio of Steves Job’s presentation) are you excited… yes? Just a bit?

Wifi, Edge, Bluetooth, OS X, quadband, 3.5 inch screen, 4GB or 8GB…

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