Today's cars may seem too sophisticated for tinkering, but the DIY auto movement is thriving, yielding designs and innovations too radical for mass production. Here are four awesome examples of modern garage-guy ingenuity.
Today is iPhone 3GS day, and while the hysteria is nowhere near the levels of the original iPhone launch, a number of you are probably fairly excited today, refreshing your FedEx tracking number page at a frequency that could probably be considered unhealthy.
Can you believe that only two or three years ago, the trope of cellphones used in America being so far inferior to what was available in Korea or even Europe was pounded to the point of cliché? Now, it's on its head: the complete opposite is true. And for that, a lot of thanks goes to Apple. No doubt about that.
But the Pre and especially its webOS software is so interesting because it's the first phone to actually build on the trail blazed by the iPhone in some truly key areas of functionality. And what's more American than some good ol' fashioned competition begetting forward-looking innovation that elevates the playing field for all?
All the rumblings about an updated iPhone at today's WWDC unveiling were true--Apple announced the iPhone 3GS, essentially the exact same iPhone with a beefier processor they claim will boost the new 3.0 OS to double the speed as the current iPhone 3G. And if that's not enough to lure you over, the current iPhone 3G will remain on sale for a reduced price of $99.
What's almost certain is that we will soon see a refreshed iPhone 3G, likely announced at Apple's annual WWDC conference keynote on June 8. What's up in the air is what said iPhone refresh will look like--but a series of leaked photos seem to suggest it will look something like this.
The new iPhone is everything we've been expecting...and not much more.
By Erin BibaPosted 06.09.2008 at 4:35 pm 2 Comments
Well, the official announcement is in—and it's exactly what we were all expecting. The new iPhone, equipped with 3G, GPS, and a much slimmer price, will be available for purchase in 22 countries (including the US) starting July 11.
No surprises for rumor watchers: 3G, GPS, glossy plastic back, lower price
By John MahoneyPosted 06.09.2008 at 3:36 pm 5 Comments
It's official. The iPhone has gotten a birthday facelift, and the juicy details are all in line with the rumors we've been hearing all month—3G, GPS, an integrated app store, and a glossy new plastic back in black or old-school Apple white. Perhaps most surprising is a substantial price drop—down to $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB (price drops were hinted at, but no amounts). Here's what else Apple campers will be dreaming about when they pitch their tents prior to the July 11 launch date.