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

Images of Claimed iPhone 5S Rear Panel Surfaces Online

The rear panel looks very similar to the one currently shipping on the iPhone 5, likely because of Apple’s pattern of introducing two models with the same design before redesigning. However, the rear panel of the 5S does have some differences, including the placement of several screw holes for attachment of the logic board to the shell. They are located … Read More

Google Updates YouTube for iOS with Support for iPad, AirPlay, and iPhone 5

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Google recently released an update for their YouTube for iOS application, finally adding native support for the iPad, AirPlay, and the larger screen of the iPhone 5. Early on, prior to the public release iOS 6, Apple removed support for the native YouTube app which shipped with all iOS devices. Apple removed the app in the beta versions of iOS … Read More

NYC Crime Index Increases As a Result of More iPhone and iPad Thefts

NYC Crime Index Increases As a Result of More iPhone and iPad Thefts

According to a report from The New York Times, New York City’s crime index has increased in the year 2012 and the city’s mayor. Every year, the City of New York releases crime stats and the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg mentions that the increase in crime was reportedly entirely based on iPad and iPhone thefts. As of Monday, the Police … Read More