Many had speculated that the iPhone 3GS would have a front-facing camera and feature video calling, however this did not come to fruition. Now fring has released the first-ever video calling application for the iPhone.
Fring works with Google Talk, Skype, Facebook and AIM and has supported VoiP communications since the beginning. Version 3.0 with video chat support works with any iPhone running firmware 3.0 or later.
Jailbroken iPhones have been attacked again. iBotnet.A is the latest in a string of attacks to exploit the root password common to iPhones running SSH. The only way to insure security (besides NOT jailbreaking your iPhone) is to change your root password.
iBotnet.A (also known as Ikee.B or the "Duh" virus) spreads from iPhone to iPhone across the network sending personal data to a server located in Lithuania. Address ranges from service providers in Portugal, Hungary, Australia and the Netherlands have been targeted.
Looking for a sure bet that Apple will reject your iPhone application? Try developing an app that does nothing but promote an iPhone competitor.
Swavv Apps entry in this category was called iDroid. Run the app and touch the "droid eye" photo in the center of the screen and iDroid will show you what your the iPhone is missing.
Speculation has been rampant over a Verizon Wireless iPhone, however a simpler path for Apple to expand its iPhone market would be to offer the device to T-Mobile. Doug Reid, an analyst at Thomas Weisel, sees this move as a logical step.
Apple already offers the iPhone through Germany's T-Mobile unit (T-Mobile is owned by Deutsche Telekom). The carrier has compatible wireless technology to AT&T and wouldn't require any hardware changes to the iPhone, unlike any move to Verizon Wireless.
iPhone jailbreakers may be familiar with the Backgrounder app, which allows running applications to continue running in the background. Up until now a task switcher such as Kirikae made it possible to switch between running apps.
Enter Multifl0w, a polished task switcher that works as if Apple itself had allowed and implemented multitasking. The slick interface shows previews of each running app and smoothly switches between everything running in the background.
Qualcomm is talking to Apple about its new hybrid mobile chipsets going into future iPhones. These chips would make it possible for one iPhone to work on several different carriers, including Verizon and AT&T.
The chips are not expected to make it into the summer 2010 iPhone release, as they are too new to have been properly field tested. DigiTimes is reporting that Qualcomm is looking for a deal with Apple for "future cooperation".
Unlike Apple's lackluster product launch in China, South Koreans are going crazy for the iPhone. Long lines were seen in Seoul overnight and 65,000 people pre-ordered the device.
KT Corp is the country's second largest mobile carrier. The company expects the iPhone to boost their subscriber base and they hope to sell up to 500,000 units. Only one percent of mobile phones in South Korea are smartphones.
360 Live has hit the App Store and brings full Xbox Live account controls to the iPhone. The application allows you to sign in securely using your gamertag and manage almost everything.
The app automatically retrieves your friends' Xbox Live stats in real time including their avatars, gamerscore and online status. You can send and receive messages right on your iPhone.
Microsoft is adding iPhone compatibility to Silverlight and has already demonstrated the technology. No modifications to Safari are necessary, as the software will send video in an iPhone-compatible H.264 stream just like YouTube and other streaming sites do currently.
Content providers will have the option of making their Silverlight streaming video iPhone-compatible now that Microsoft has added the feature on the server side.
Magellan has jumped into the iPhone game with their own car dock and GPS turn-by-turn navigation software. Instead of attaching to the windshield like the TomTom car kit, Magellan's device mounts to the dashboard.
Magellan's RoadMate iPhone app is available on the App Store now for $79.99 (a $20 discount over the normal retail price). TomTom sells its navigation software for $99.99.