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2-Year iPhone Insurance Giveaway - Last Chance Today

As of midnight tonight, our Squaretrade iPhone Insurance Contest will officially end. That still leaves an opportunity for those of you that haven't entered to get 10 entries in the drawing pool, and those of you who already have to increase your chances of winning by getting your last day's worth of entries in. As a reminder, we'll be drawing winning entries for Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB) and ten (10) entrants will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes. Everyone who enters will receive a $5 off coupon code good towards any Squaretrade purchase.

SquareTrade iPhone Warranties

Squaretrade is the leading third party insurance provider for the Apple iPhone. Unlike AppleCare, Squaretrade warranties cover accidents such as spills (and other water damage), drops, and other breakages.

Apple Patent Reveals Pop-Up Tablet Keyboard

With descriptions of the upcoming Apple tablet's user interface featuring words like "awesome" and "surprising" it's possible some patents filed by the company have been used in the device.

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Plans for a tactile feedback virtual keyboard describe buttons and frames that would pop up when keys are displayed and retract under the surface at other times. This would make typing on an on-screen tablet keyboard feel much more like typing on a standard keyboard.

Squaretrade iPhone Insurance Giveaway: Two Days Left!

Only two days until we randomly select winners in the SquareTrade iPhone Warranty Contest! Two entrants will receive certificates for free Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB). Another ten (10) winners will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes.

iPhone Sales Could Top 11 Million This Quarter

A record 7.4 million iPhones were sold in the third quarter of 2009. Analyst Brian Marshall is betting the fourth quarter will surpass everyone's expectations and predicts that Apple will see iPhone sales of 11.3 million units.

Marshall also raised his target for Apple shares to $260 each, making Broadpoint.AmTech's predictions the most optimistic on Wall Street. He believes that Apple is currently the best technology company on the planet.

Apple Tablet Announcement Confirmed

Save the date because on January 26, 2010 Steve Jobs will be making the product announcement everyone has been waiting for at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. This is according to ex-Google China president Kai-Fu Lee.

Lee stated that the Apple tablet will look like a large iPhone with a 10-inch screen, 3D graphics and a price under $1000. He claims that Apple plans to manufacture 10 million of the devices in 2010.

iPhoneFAQ Most Popular Posts of 2009

The most popular posts of 2009 show that demand for tethering on the AT&T network is strong despite a lack of official support. The following list focuses heavily on Apple's upgrades to the iPhone operating system and issues encountered by some users with firmware 3.1.

As always, there's heavy interest in jailbreaking every new iPhone OS. Another story that made the top 10 was the delay and subsequent launch of MMS in the US.

Nokia Expands Patent Attack on Apple

Not long after Apple counter-sued Nokia, the stakes of the battle have increased. Nokia is now claiming that Apple has violated its patents in almost all of its consumer electronics products. The US International Trade Commission has received word that Nokia believes Apple's iPhones, iPods and computers are all abusing Nokia's intellectual property rights.

Initially, Nokia claimed that Apple had violated patents including GSM and UMTS communications standards as well as security and encryption standards in its iPhone. Apple countered the lawsuit by saying that Nokia illegally copied 13 of its own patents and named the Nokia E71 as a device that completely mimics the iPhone.

iPhone Apps Banned in China

Turns out you can't download that Dalai Lama iPhone app if you live on mainland China. Interested in Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of China's Uighur minority? If you live in China don't look for any apps on your iPhone that mention that person, either.

You won't find them because Apple is likely complying to local laws banning specific political or religious beliefs in the Chinese version of its App Store. The Chinese government is infamous for its "great firewall" and routinely blocks large portions of the Internet with which the governing party disagrees.

Apple App Store Business is Booming

Since surpassing the two billionth download mark this September, the App Store has seen an amazing increase in downloads over the holiday season. New iPhone owners are certainly involved, but iPod Touch users have surpassed iPhone downloads for the first time in late December.

With over 100,000 applications to choose from, owners carrying iPod Touch devices downloaded 1,000% more apps on Christmas than they did on the previous three Fridays. Yes, one thousand percent more downloads.

An iPhone Toast for New Year's Eve

Waterford has been in the news lately as they have redone the crystal on the famous New Year's Eve ball for Times Square in New York. What you may not have heard is that the company has developed an iPhone app called Waterford Clink-Clink.

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Believe it or not, the application is more useful than it sounds. Besides displaying a virtual glass of champagne that tilts when your iPhone tilts, the app can be used for sharing contact information and social networking.

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