We'll be on the scene on both sides of the U.S. covering the iPhone 4 launch at various retail outlets, but we can't be everywhere. That's where you come in. Will you be out braving the crowds (or maybe lack thereof in your neck of the woods) to get a shiny new iPhone? If so, we want to see any line photos and hear any stories (both good and bad) about your launch day adventure that you think CNET readers would enjoy.
Did you know you could get a refund for your purchase of an iPhone app? I didn't until I watched a new CNET TV How-to with Brian Tong. In the video, Brian details the process for getting a refund on an app he wanted to buy for the iPad, but chose the iPhone version by mistake. It's a bit complicated to explain the process here, so you'll want to check out the video linked above to get a detailed visual how-to for getting an app refund.
As Brian points out, though you have the ability to get … Read more
We'd heard analysts' predictions, but until now no one knew for sure how many iPads were sold on launch day.
On Monday, Apple announced it sold more than 300,000 of its new tablet computers on Saturday.
That figure included preordered iPads delivered to customers, sales at its retail stores, and deliveries to channel partners.
In addition, Apple said, iPad owners downloaded more 1 million iPad apps and 250,000 e-books from Apple's iBookstore on Saturday.
Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster had originally predicted Apple would sell between 200,000 and 300,000 iPads on the first … Read more
It was an early Saturday morning in San Francisco for the few hundred who lined up outside the Apple Store on Stockton Street to be some of the first to get their hands on Apple's new tablet, the iPad.
Some had been there all night, other had arrived early that morning. And as as we waited for the doors to open at 9 a.m., still more people showed up. Eventually, the lined curled to the end of the block and around the corner. As always, the press was there to cover the event, and advertisers were taking advantage … Read more
NEW YORK--Greg Packer's dedication to Apple is under scrutiny.
Packer may be best known to the Apple community for waiting more than 100 hours in front of Apple's Fifth Avenue store in 2007 to ensure he would be first to buy the iPhone. On Thursday evening, he was out there again. With lawn chair and duffel bag in tow, he was amid his latest marathon line-standing campaign to be first to own the iPad.
We sometimes get amusing press releases here at CNET, and while the one we just received from Panasonic doesn't take the cake, it certainly elicited a chuckle or two.
Next week--March 10 to be exact--Panasonic has an event planned at a Best Buy store here in Manhattan. Company execs will proudly cut the ribbon on 3D TV sales at a press conference, and then, according to the invite, there will be a "photo/video opportunity of the first sale of the world's first-ever full HD 3D home theater system."
As far as publicity stunts go, it'… Read more
Looks like those of you waiting for the next TiVo won't have to wait much longer. The company sent out a press invite for a March 2 event in New York with the teaser "Inventing the DVR was just warming up."
Anticipation among hard-core TiVo fans over the possible release of Series 4 TiVo has been building for the last few months and it did make our list of the most anticipated tech products of 2010. A bit of info has leaked about a possible next-gen TiVo system, which may or may not be called the Premiere. … Read more
The folks at NeilCurtis.com noticed something rather interesting about Steve Jobs' latest address last week before a packed crowd to announce the iPad: he and the other presenters used a lot of positive adjectives to describe the "incredible," "beautiful," and "amazing" product.
To illustrate that, the team at NeilCurtis.com edited together the descriptors presenters used during the press event. The video, which runs for about three minutes, "is the sum of the most important words" spoken at the event, a message reads before the clips start.
Although it might seem … Read more
QuickLaunch isn't for everyone, just for those who want to incrementally save time opening apps and media stored on their BlackBerry. One by one, you'll be able to pick out software programs, photos, a Web site, oft-used e-mail address, and so on, for which you'd like to have fast access. Press the convenience key (the right one, by default) and a list jumps up, docked to the right edge of the screen, that's populated with links to your most important content. Simply click the item in QuickLaunch to place a call, play a video, or compose … Read more