- iOS7 compatibility
- Sorting recordings by name or date.
- Auto refresh on start
- Complete redesign and updated graphics
- The cheapest iPhone is currently $0.99 on contract. How much cheaper should it get?
- You have to pay more than that for a decent Android phone and you know how crappy they are.
- Apple is doing just fine dominating the tablet market with a one-size-fits-all iPad.
- The iPad was meant to have a different user experience than the iPhone, so why would Apple muddy the waters?
- Like the iPhone, every new iPad will make the older iPad the cheaper alternative, so a smaller iPad is not necessary for a cheaper version.
- One of iOS’s greatest strengths is that it has limited the screen resolutions to ensure that development for iOS is easy. Look at the mess Android is in and you know Apple will never go there.
- Last but not least, The Apple lord himself (yes, Steve Jobs), commanded that there will not be a smaller iPad.
Cutting your own SIMThe first step was to cut the SIM I had so that I could even get the phone going. This was much easier than I thought. Using a box cutter and a co-workers iPhone 4/SIM I only had to go over each line a couple of times, before the SIM would just easily break on that side. The measurements were rough, but it fit in the SIM holder.
Activating without internetThis was a little harder, but tethering is not as restricted in Canada as it is in the US so I used the second iPhone 4 to setup a personal hotspot. The issue was the with the update to iOS 5, somehow the personal hotspot feature was not available any more, so I had to reset the networking to get that going. Now I had a new micro SIM and connection to the internet to activate the phone.
Success! … sort ofAfter activating the phone and restoring it, I ran into another issue that I could not resolve. The phone just refused to receive cellular signal. Even though this worked just fine during activation and restoration, all i got now was No Service. It all worked out in the end after a long visit to the Apple Store to replace my brand new phone:)
- Cutting a SIM down to a micro SIM is relatively easy (my SIM cutter finally arrived today)
- Resetting the network settings will get you back your Personal Hotspot settings
- Typing diag:// in Safari will bring up a diagnostics window that will send info to Apple. You won’t see the diagnostics, but I did not know about this feature
- Siri is absolutely the best feature of the iPhone 4S, but its rather useless in Canada
Updated hardwareMinus an outer shell redesign, the new iPhone will have:
- The A5 dual core processor
- An updated 5-element 8 Megapixel camera
- HSPA+ for faster downloads
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Updated antenna design
A cheaper iPhoneWhile there was no new cheaper iPhone, Apple is keeping the iPhone 3GS around as a free phone with contract.
The restThe rest of the innovation is in the software which has been covered before, plus the new Siri application which sounds more impressive than it is practical. Having said that, Apple did change my mind about a hard keyboard, so I would love to believe that they can do the same with a voice input. Regardless of all of this, it’s the iPhone and you know people are gonna line up for it. It will be ready for pre-order on Octover 7th, and for sale on October 14th. read more
- Make sure Xcode is closed.
- Install the latest version of PhoneGap
- Go to Xcode prefrences -> Source Trees -> Add a new entry PHONEGAPLIB = /Users/<your username>/Documents/PhoneGapLib
- Either get create_script.sh, or use PhoneGap’s build system to get you started.
create_script.shThis is harder of the two routes, and it may have just been my experience due to point #1, but all you have to do is provide two parameters: a) the project name b) The path where it needs to be installed.
PhoneGap BuildThis is easy as cake. Just put in your project name and in 30 seconds or so you get a project zip file you can download and get started. Happy coding! read more
I have recently shifted to Android since I had to do some development for it and I had to see for myslef if the phone was really as bad as the simulator on the Mac.
The short story is that it is impressive in its own way, but it is not an easy switch from the iPhone.
As I get more time I will be posting my experience with it, along with what I liked and disliked.read more