iPhone 5S with Updated Rear Camera and iPad mini Release Expected in October

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According to iLounge’s Jeremy Horowitz, Apple is looking to make some changes to its upcoming lineup of iOS devices, including an updated rear camera on the rumored next gen ‘iPhone 5S’ as well as a new iPad mini release. The iPad mini refresh is expected to release this October, just in time for the 2013 holiday season and around the … Read More

AT&T Announces Holiday Quarter Earnings, Activated 8.6 Million iPhones in the Quarter

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Earlier in the week, Verizon announced its Q4 2012 earnings results and reported that it had activated over 6.4 million iPhones in the quarter. On Thursday, AT&T announced its earnings for the holiday quarter, reporting that it had activated 8.6 million iPhones and sold a total of 10.2 million smartphones. This means that Apple’s iPhone consisted of approximately 84% of … Read More

Verizon Announces Earnings for Q4 2012, Activated 6.4M iPhones in the Quarter

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Verizon has reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2012, becoming the first of the four major U.S carriers to report its earnings. According to GigaOm, the carrier activated over 9.8 million total smartphones, with 6.4 million or two-thirds of them being iPhones. Verizon’s earnings are strange, however, particularly because half of the total iPhone activations consisted of the … Read More

‘iPhone 5S’ Initial Builds in March in Time for June / July Release Date

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Apple is rumored to be working on the next generation iPhone, currently being called the “iPhone 5S”. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, Apple is now testing two prototypes of the next gen iPhone, and will start initial builds in March in order for a early release date in June or July. Since the iPhone 4S, Apple has been releasing … Read More

Apple’s “Cheaper” iPhone to Offer a Plastic Chassis?

Cheaper iPhone to offer plastic chassis

The web has been abuzz lately with reports that Apple is looking to introduce a “cheaper” iPhone for emerging markets around the world. New details have now emerged about what materials the low cost iPhone will be using. According to Digitimes, Apple will be using plastic for the chassis low cost iPhone as opposed to the blend of both metal … Read More

Apple Reportedly Looking into Creating Location Based Emergency App for iPhone

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Apple is reportedly looking into developing a location based emergency app for the iPhone so that users have easy access to emergency services when using the device. Right now, the only emergency feature the iPhone has is local emergency alerts. Other than that, users can dial the police in their region using the Phone app. The new emergency feature was … Read More

Phil Schiller Indirectly Suggests Apple Would Never Make a Cheap iPhone

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In an interview with Shanghai Evening News, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing made claims that Apple would never make a cheap iPhone. However, Schiller’s comments can be taken to mean that Apple would never introduce a lower quality product into the market as opposed to not introducing a lower cost or “cheap” and smaller iPhone  [Google Translation]. Apple confirmed Schiller’s interview … Read More

Walmart, Straight Talk Now Carrying iPhone 5 Without a Contract

Straight Talk Now Carrying iPhone 5 Without a Contract

Walmart in a partnership with Straight Talk Wireless is now carrying both the iPhone 4 and 5. Straight Talk is offering the iPhone 5 with a $45 unlimited talk, text, and web plan that now gives users yet another option to get the iPhone 5 off-contract. Tracfone, which is the parent company of Straight Talk has a deal in place, … Read More

T-Mobile USA to Remove Smartphone Subsidies and Offer iPhone in 3-4 Months

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T-Mobile USA already has over 1.9 million iPhones on its HSPA+ network, despite not officially offering the smartphone. The company, however, is planning to officially bring the iPhone to its network later this year, and is looking to make major changes on how other carriers have offered it in the past. According to Reuters, the Bellevue, Washington based carrier plans … Read More

AT&T Announces ‘Best-Ever’ Sales of iPhone in Q4 of 2012

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Although AT&T has not yet officially announced its its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, it did announce its “best ever” sales of the iPhone and Android. The carrier mentioned that it sold over 10 million smartphones in the quarter, one of its most successful. AT&T Mobility’s president and CEO also confirmed the successful quarter, noting that the company … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Planning to Launch Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets?

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According to Digitimes, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is planning to launch a cheaper iPhone for emerging markets around the world, such as China. China is a major growth opportunity for AAPL, as noted by CEO Tim Cook in the past. The low-cost iPhone is expected to include a larger display and a new design. Apple will roll out a low-cost version … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Takes 18.5% of US Mobile Market, Competing with Android

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comScore has once again released its monthly survey results for U.S. mobile phone users for September to November. comScore obtains the data by measuring the installed user base as opposed to new handset sales, allowing for far more accurate results. According to the survey results, Apple’s iPhone is now in control of 18.5% of the US mobile market, up 1.4% … Read More

Apple’s Next Generation of iPhone to Come in Multiple Colors and Sizes?

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Talks about the next generation iPhone is already in full gear, with analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets claiming that Apple will be giving customers a number of choices for the rumored “iPhone 5S”. He notes that this includes a number of different colors and sizes. White specifically mentioned that the current colors of the iPod nano would also … Read More

Next Gen iPhone 5S and iOS 7 Appearing in Developer Logs?

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Apple released the iPhone 5 several months ago, and already, reports are suggesting that a 2013 iPhone 5S / 6 and iOS 7 are beginning to appear in some developer logs. According to a report from TheNextWeb, some developers are seeing code that suggests that both a new iPhone and iOS 7 are being tested. One developer showed us that … Read More