Unlocked iPhone 5 Receives LTE and Visual Voicemail on T-Mobile Via Carrier Update

T-Mobile iPhone 5

On Friday, T-Mobile USA released a carrier update, bringing LTE and visual voicemail to the unlocked iPhone 5. Customers who have an unlocked iPhone 5 will now be able to obtain these feature via the software update. The reason for T-Mobile releasing this update is because the carrier is officially carrying the iPhone 5, which uses the company’s LTE network. … Read More

iPhone 5S Home Button, Vibrator, Volume / Mute Flex Cable Surface Online

iPhone 5S Parts leak

According to a report from Nowhereelse.fr, a pair of alleged parts for the iPhone 5S have surfaced online. The parts are reportedly from supplier Moumantai and includes an alleged home button, vibrator, and the volume/mute flex cable. The home button appears to be the same but attaches to the main logic board and then routes through the body of the … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Lower Cost iPhone May Not Carry Retina Display

Apple Lower cost iPhone Retina Display

According to a research report from RBC analyst Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumored lower cost iPhone may not carry a Retina Display. Daryanani cited supply chain checks for his report and mentioned a June/July timeframe for both the iPhone 5S and the lower cost iPhone. Our supply-chain checks indicate that AAPL is working to launch multiple new … Read More

Walmart to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone Self-Checkout Systems To Over 200 Stores

Walmart Scan Pay Go iPhone App

According to a report from Reuters, Walmart is expanding its ‘Scan & Go’ Self-checkout system to over 200 of its retail stores. The system, which is similar to Apple’s own EasyPay system is modeled around iOS devices and allows customers of Walmart stores to pay for their shopping items at a checkout station while exiting the store. For now, “Scan … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Adds “Why iPhone” Section to Website Post Galaxy S4 Announcement

Why iPhone Apple

Apple Inc. (AAPL) launched a new online campaign, adding “Why You’ll Love iPhone” section to their website. The promotion which highlights a number of reasons why customers love the iPhone, is seen on the front splash page of the company’s website, as well as an email newsletter and a dedicated “Why iPhone” page. There’s iPhone. Then there’s everything else. What … Read More

Low Cost iPhone To Use ‘Super-Thin’ Plastic and Fibreglass Shell?

Low cost iPhone

Rumors about a low cost iPhone have been on the web for the past several months, with some reports suggesting that the device would offer a plastic chassis. KGI Securities analyst MIng-Chi Kuo also reported that the low cost iPhone would have a 4-inch screen, a plastic casing, and would even be available in a range of colors similar to … Read More

China Mobile Announces Major LTE Expansion No Word on iPhone

China Mobile

China Mobile is looking to make its mark in the LTE market, with an announcement from the company noting that it is planning a major LTE push to improve its network and implement it more broadly. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to spend $7 billion in order to improve its LTE network, setting up a … Read More

‘Google Now’ for iPhone and iPad Video Leaked to YouTube

Google Now iPhone iPad

Earlier this week, Google introduced a new design to its mobile gmail web app, bringing over features from its Gmail iOS app. Google had previously done this with its Maps application for iOS, which is now a very popular alternative to Apple’s own Maps. Now, it appears that Google is planning an even bigger service for iOS users called ‘Google … Read More

New iPhone 5 TV Ads – “Brilliant” and “Discover”

New iPhone 5 TV ad spots

Apple is continuing their word-friendly ad campaign for the iPhone 5, posting two new television spots, called “Brilliant” and “Discover”. These ads, like the others, focus on several apps from the over 700,000 iOS applications available on the App Store. The apps are then described using several words such as ‘sweet’ and ‘rise’. The two new ads join Apple’s previous … Read More

iPhone 5S Features to Include Fingerprint Sensors, NFC E-Wallet?

Where is iPhone 5S Fingerprint sensor

According to a report from China Times, Apple is looking to include both fingerprint sensors and NFC (Near Field Communication) e-wallet features to the iPhone 5S. Apple has reportedly drafted a contract with Taiwan’s Chipbond Science and Technology in order to develop the fingerprint sensors. The report also notes that both the fingerprint sensors and the NFC capabilities will work … Read More

iPhone 5S to feature Wireless Charging Claims New Report

iPhone 5S Wireless charging

According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is looking into bringing wireless charging to the iPhone 5S as early as this year. Samsung and Apple are both reportedly exploring the option as a standard in their devices, following other companies such as LG, HTC, and Nokia which are all part of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The sources note that … Read More