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When it comes to the iPhone, Apple doesn't prescribe to the philosophy that bigger is better, unlike Android devices, which keep growing and growing (Galaxy Note, anyone?). Instead of launching the iPhone 5 that everyone was expecting, Apple came out with the iPhone 4S and it shipped with the exact same measurements as the iPhone 4 (2.3 inches wide by 0.37 inches thick), almost the same weight (4.9 ounces versus 4.8 ounces), and the same Retina display (3.5 inches, 960x640 pixels). For the next iteration, conventional wisdom says Apple needs to finally increase the iPhone's screen size, and as rumor has it, that's exactly what the Cupertino company plans to do. Citing a South Korean media report,... Read more...
How did Sprint finally score the iPhone? It did so by guaranteeing to Apple that it would purchase 30.5 million iPhones over the next 4 years, amount to $20 billion worth of the handsets, at current pricing. That's just part of the story emerging on Monday, the day before the next-generation iPhone launch. Not only did Sprint buy its way into the iPhone party, it bought its way into an iPhone 5 exclusive. At least, those are the stories circulating today. The Wall Street Journal reports only on how Sprint managed to get into the iPhone threesome in the U.S. With the huge investment in the iPhone, the WSJ says the Sprint has "bet the company" on the deal. Meanwhile, BGR says it's been sitting... Read more...
And, it's confirmed. The October 4 iPhone event date that we reported earlier has been confirmed by Apple, as has the rumored location of Apple's Cupertino campus. There's no question what the star of the event will be: the event is called, "Let's Talk iPhone." Although it's expected that Apple will launch other products on October 4, in particular, it's the iPhone that will be the focus for consumers, tech gurus, and analysts. Our own source has told us that Apple had originally planned to release a minimally changed iPhone 4S in mid-summer. [The name was apparently developed to reference the similarity with the iPhone 3G to 3GS update] That plan was changed, later, when Apple decided that a... Read more...
Poor little Sprint stands to be the biggest loser if AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile is allowed to go through in what some fear would effectively create a duopoly with Verizon and AT&T/T-Mobile controlling the market. But regardless of what happens with that deal, Sprint has an ace up its sleeve: Unlimited data. Sprint is the only major carrier to still offer a true unlimited data plan, one that's devoid of overage fees, data caps, or throttled service once a user goes over a certain threshold. No other wireless carrier has deemed such a plan to be financially feasible, so surely Sprint will cave in like the rest of them did, right? Maybe not. According to a Bloomberg... Read more...
It hasn't even been announced yet, but the German carrier Deutsche Telekom is offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5 to customers. The carrier is reportedly concerned about supply shortfalls at the launch of the next-generation iPhone, which are often typical when Apple releases a new version of its smartphone. The "offer" is not being widely publicized, nor is it available on the carrier's site. Instead customers need to go to a brick-and-mortar store in order to "sign up" for a pre-order. Once there, store employees will give the customer a "premiere ticket," which can be redeemed for a pre-order for the iPhone 5. The coupon does not mention either date, details of the device, or even its name.... Read more...
The rumor mill is churning again, and this time it has produced some new iPhone rumors. Hints from an iOS developer's activity logs suggest that the next generation iPhone model will be dual-mode, that is, connected to both Verizon and AT&T's networks. According to the dev, a device they believed to be the next-gen iPhone running iOS 5 showed up in recent usage logs, which reported two distinct sets of codes that are used to identify mobile network operators. Specifically, the codes indicated a device capable of connecting to both GSM and CDMA networks, meaning that the coming iPhone 5 could be a dual-mode "world phone." While the Verizon iPhone 4 is currently locked to work only on Verizon's... Read more...
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but if you're an Apple fan patiently waiting the release of the iPhone 5, you may be in for a surprise. Historically speaking, you would expect a new iPhone announcement at the upcoming Wordwide Developers Conference in early June, just as Apple has done in recent years. But according to reports, there won't be an iPhone 5 announcement this summer. The information is a bit sketchy at best, but according to MacRumors, one of its readers supposedly received word from an AT&T customer care representative that there won't be an iPhone 5 released in June or July, when new model iPhones are typically announced. "Apple has informed us that they do not plan... Read more...
Apple all but confirmed the iPhone 5 will run the same dual-core A5 processor as found in the iPad. Not intentionally, mind you, but the so-called proof lies in the iOS 4.3 code. It gets just a tad confusing, but follow along and we'll help you make heads or tails of what has everyone convinced of the iPhone 5's hardware. In sifting through the iOS 4.3 code, iOS developer Filippo Bigarella noticed an entry for "N94AP." Based on some of the past code names Apple has used, it's pretty clear this one refers to the iPhone 5. The reason this is important is because the N94AP device is listed as having the same S5L8940 processor as the iPad 2, which is a dual-core A5 chip. Image Credit: Twitter user... Read more...
The long anticipated Verizon iPhone 4 launch took place less than a week ago, but already the Web is littered with iPhone 5 rumors. Good thing too, that is if you happen to agree with Consumer Reports that the current model is now a "middle-aged" device. Let's break down what you can expect. One of the rumors floating around is that the iPhone 5 will sport a 4-inch screen. By comparison, most Android smartphones rock 4-inch and larger screens, so we wouldn't be surprised one bit if this one came true. Harder to predict is exactly what kind of display Apple will go with. A Korean news outlet reports Samsung is in talks with Apple to supply Super Plane to Line Switching (PLS) displays for use in... Read more...
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