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Mix: CAZE, PocketPack, OS 3.1 adoption, TomTom

CAZE has introduced its new Argyle Love case for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The case is a semi-transparent hard case featuring an argyle pattern on the back—in either silver or black—as well as open access to all ports, controls, and the camera, protective film to cover the Apple logo, and a cleaning cloth. Limited to just 250 cases in each color, CAZE’s Argyle Love case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS is available now and sells for $33.

Pocketpack has unveiled the Lightweight, its upcoming case for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Like the Case-mate I.D. case, the Lightweight is designed to house both the iPhone and a small number of bills or cards while preventing demagnetization and allowing the iPhone to be docked while still in the case. Features include cavity rails to prevent cards from sliding out, an integrated LED flashlight with touch control, polycarbonate construction, a screen protector, and open access to all ports and controls. The Lightweight for iPhone 3G and 3GS is expected to ship later this fall and will sell for $35.

According to the latest statistics released by mobile advertising firm AdMob, nearly one quarter—23%—of iPhone and iPod touch users have updated to OS 3.1. Taken as an aggregate of all worldwide requests received from iPhone OS devices from Sept. 15-22, the data shows that 51% are using 3.0, while 19% are on 2.2.1, and only 7% are running 2.2 or lower. Interestingly, the company also says that it continues to see a large difference in adoption rates between iPhone and iPod touch users, with 91% of iPhone requests coming from OS 3.0 or later, compared to just 35% of iPod touch requests.

TomTom has issued a statement regarding its Car Kit for iPhone after the item appeared and was later removed from some European Apple online stores. The Kit was listed on the UK store for £99.95 (roughly $160), while other European sites were offering it for €99.95 (~$146); both listings said the kit features an enhanced GPS signal, a built-in speaker, hands-free calling, and a windshield- and dashboard-compatible mount. In its statement, TomTom said, “TomTom announces today that the TomTom car kit for the iPhone will have a recommended retail price of £99.99. The TomTom car kit will be available this October and will be sold separately from the TomTom app. It will be compatible with the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS.” It was previously believed that the kit would include the TomTom application and would be compatible with the iPod touch; US pricing has yet to be revealed.

Update: TomTom has released another, similar statement, revealing that the Car Kit will be priced at $120 in the U.S.

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It was previously believed that the kit would include the TomTom application and would be compatible with the iPod touch; US pricing has yet to be revealed.


It was only believed because TomTom, had previously posted it on thier own website that this would be available for the touch & apple posted on thier website as a bundle. :)

Posted by Xing on September 24, 2009 at 7:08 PM (CDT)

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“...the company also says that it continues to see a large difference in adoption rates between iPhone and iPod touch users, with 91% of iPhone requests coming from OS 3.0 or later, compared to just 35% of iPod touch requests.”

Duh…..maybe because the iPhone update is free and the touch is not….$10 for the 3.0 early adopters, $5 for the 3.1 wait-and-see types….

Posted by Jimlat on September 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM (CDT)

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“Interestingly, the company also says that it continues to see a large difference in adoption rates between iPhone and iPod touch users, with 91% of iPhone requests coming from OS 3.0 or later, compared to just 35% of iPod touch requests.”


“Interestingly, demand still slopes downwards.”

Posted by shawn on September 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM (CDT)

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I still have 2.2.1 on my iPod Touch, because, frankly, I didn’t think it was worth $10 to upgrade to 3.0.  Unfortunately, I’ve already ran into a few apps that will not work unless I move to 3.x, so it looks like I’ll have to bite the bullet and get the upgrade.

Posted by SkiBumMSP on September 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM (CDT)

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The Tom Tom website says the Tom Tom App requires a 3G or 3GS so the cradle might be compatible with the 2G but the App isn’t.

You can get a Griffin iPhone windshield mount for $12.99 so if the speaker (there’s one in your iPhone), and the enhanced GPS (there’s one in your iPhone) aren’t worth anything to you there’s no need for you to buy this.

Original rumors also said this would work with other GPS Apps. I wonder if that’s true…

Posted by Fanfoot on September 26, 2009 at 1:42 PM (CDT)

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