Those of you who followed the iPhone closely in the months and weeks leading up to its release remember the ever powerful rumor mill that constantly churned out iPhone gossip. As we're all learning, and to little surprise, even the release of the iPhone can't stop iPhone release speculation. Here we are, only about 3 weeks into the iPhone era, and we're already muddling through rumors about the next iPhone. We've written about this a bit in the past, but mostly opted not to. This time there are some real details behind the latest speculation, information worth making note of.
BeeJive, makers of the popular BlackBerry instant messenging client, JiveTalk, have released an iPhone version of their software. Though not as fully featured as it's BlackBerry counterpart (partially because it is a web service, partially because it is only an alpha release), BeeJive for iPhone is one of the most featured IM clients available for the iPhone thus far. It also does an excellent job of matching up with the existing iPhone applications aesthetically.
Yesterday we posted about the recent breakthrough by iPhone hackers which now allows the addition of custom ringtones to the Apple iPhone (albeit through a 23 step process). Unfortunately, one of the limitations of the instructions was that the required software to complete the 23 steps was available only on Intel mac platforms. Well, apparently that is no longer the case, a couple hardworking individuals ported the Jailbreak program to Windows. Now, custom ringtones are available to mac and Windows users alike.
Those of you who don't have your finger on the pulse of the internet at all times might not yet have heard of Seeqpod. Seeqpod a search engine that returns playable results. For the most part, this means MP3s. This might not sound exciting at first, but once you've taken more than a few seconds to visit Seeqpod, you'll realize just how monumental this is.
Custom ringtones for the iPhone are here! Well, sort of. They're here if you a) don't mind a laborious 23 step process in order to get custom ringtones on your phone and b) don't mind taking actions to unlock and access your iPhone's filesystem - actions which could potentially void your warranty with Apple, and c) are an Intel mac user. So, those few nagging items aside, custom ringtones are here!