Well, it looks like Apple may be economically friendly after all! iSuppli, the leader in…uh… tearing things apart and deducing how much they really cost, has just torn apart the new iPhone 3GS (the G and S no longer have a space between them) in it’s 16GB form. The device only cost’s about $180 to build, which is only a $20 difference from the $199 subsidized price! Way to go!
Also making the rounds today it the “iPod 3,1” place holder in the 3.0 version of Apple’s SDK. The new iPhone was proven to be marked by place holders like this, so a new iPod Touch is likely.
iTouch But in more important news,/iPhone owners can control their Apple TV a new way, and wirelessly charge it too. Apple has updated Apple TV’s (streaming box for computer/online to TV) firmware to 2.4, which allows it to use the newly updated “Remote” app from Apple (available for free on the App Store) which features touch gestures (like swiping) to control Apple TV. This is a great use of an app considering that using the Apple TV remote can sometimes be painful. iPhone users can also charge their phone wirelessly just like those evil doers (just kidding) who carry a Palm Pre with their “TouchStone” charger. “WildCharge” is allowing iPhone (3G and 3GS included) and iPod touch users to order a WildCharge Skin along with a WildCharger Pad in order to bring wire-free charging to their smartphone. Just snap on the skin, plug the pad in and put the handset down on that pad. One downside however: it’s $34.99 for the skin, or $79.99 for the skin and pad.