iPhone News

Verizon iPhone is GSM Compatible

Posted on 07/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to the good folks at 9to5Mac, the Verizon iPhone is more than meets the eye. Apparently the Verizon iPhone is based on the Qualcomm MDM6600 chip, which is dual-mode GSM and CDMA compatible. This is all great news, as it means that VZW iPhone users will be able to enjoy a more global iPhone experience, however it’s important to note that it still won’t be usable by folks tied to SIM cards. You’ll have to wait until iPhone 5 for that.


White iPhone 4 Shows Up At Best Buy

Posted on 07/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to Engadget, a shelf tag describing a white 16GB AT&T iPhone has appeared at a Best Buy in Houston. According to the tag, the 16GB model will feature a price tag of $599 off contract, which is the same price as the black model is currently.


Telecom Company Bans Access To JailBreak Sites

Posted on 06/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Three Mobile Ban Jailbreak Sites

Irish based phone carrier, and iPhone seller, Three Mobile don’t want you to be able to enjoy the web as intended. In a very head-in-the-sand manner, the carrier has blocked any access to various Jailbreak sites that may allow you to ditch them for another carrier.


First Verizon iPhone Already Arrives

Posted on 06/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It seems that at least one happy Verizon customer has already received his shiny new Verizon iPhone 4! He picked it up from the UPS facility yesterday, and has posted a YouTube video documenting the unboxing of his new beauty.


How To: Jailbreak iPhone and iPad 4.2.1 with Greenpois0n

Posted on 06/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Big thanks to Mark Webster who got in contact on Saturday with the below walkthrough on how to jailbreak 4.2.1 using greenpois0n. From Mark: This may be interesting if you want to use it. After 10 hours of effing around…


44% of Verizon Android Users to Switch to iPhone, 66% of BlackBerry Users

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to LA-Based online research firm uSamp, Android and Blackberry use on the Verizon network are about to take a massive hit due to the launch of the Verizon iPhone 4. In their study, uSamp asked 700 smartphone users on both the Verizon and AT&T networks whether they’d switch to the Verizon iPhone on February 10. The results were somewhat staggering.


Trade-In Programs Ease The Burden of Migrating to Verizon

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Just when I thought all online transactions had gone the way of Nigeria, I stumbled upon NextWorth – a really interesting trade-in site that offers surprisingly great purchase values for your used gear, particularly Apple gear. I checked the site out, and found their payouts to be quite generous, and their business dealings legitimate.


Apple to Release iOS 4.3 on February 14th

Posted on 04/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Contrary to other reports we’ve seen, Apple may release the upcoming 4.3 update for their iOS platform on Valentines Day, February 14th!  Also notable in the report is the likely inclusion of ATT’s mobile hotspot feature within the update.


Verizon iPhone Pre-Order Site Goes Down Temporarily

Posted on 03/02/2011 by Bill Six

The day has finally arrived for existing Verizon customers to pre-order their much-anticipated iPhone 4. Apparently too many people were chompin’ at the bit to get their order in and the server experienced delays and even crashed at one point in the early hours on Wednesday.


Giveaway: Atrio Special Edition (ASE) Earphones

Posted on 01/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

You may have noticed that MacTrast.com has a new lick of paint? We’re moving on up in the blogging world and we will be actively posting the best and most relevant Apple and Mac news.

We’re so excited about our new venture that we want to celebrate, and we’d like you to join in the celebration too, so we’ve created a giveaway (sponsored by our friends at Future Sonics) for you to help you join in the fun.


Seesmic For iPhone Is 1.2

Posted on 01/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Seesmic today launched version 1.2 of their iPhone App with a decent list of enhancements to boast about.


T-Mobile Rips iPhone Ads (badly)

Posted on 31/01/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Some people in T-Mobile thought it was big and clever to copy the iPhone ad format but all it does is highlight the fact that iPhone isn’t on T-Mobile.


OS7 Running on iPhone via JailBreak! :/

Posted on 31/01/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Making friends is important. Even Apple and Microsoft are friends… for the most part. But this is taking things a bit too far! An iPhone running OS7 via a Jailbreak!! Why? Why would you do such a thing?


AT&T Plays Catch-Up, Offers Unlimited Data Once More

Posted on 26/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Looks like AT&T’s playing a rough game of catch-up with Verizon.  The Associated Press recently reported that the giant telecom provider is offering unlimited data packages to certain individuals that opted to give theirs up when they made the switch…