iPhone 5s Sales at the Top on All Major U.S. Carriers

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The new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have proved to be a huge success for Apple with more 9 million devices sold during the launch weekend. This is the highest sales for the opening weekend the company has ever recorded. Apple launched new two new iPhones this year with iPhone 5s boasting faster processor, new Touch ID and camera improvements … Read More

Verizon Increases iPhone Subsidy Wait Time to 24 Months

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With Apple’s iPhone 5S expected later this year, carriers are beginning to shift around their plans and smartphone upgrade structure to match the upcoming refresh. On Friday, Verizon reported that they will now be extending the wait time for an upgrade to 24 months, up from the current 20 months that was required. The company released details about the extension … 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

AT&T Opens Up FaceTime over Cellular to All Tiered-Data Plan Customers

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AT&T is making changes to its data plan offerings, opening up FaceTime over Cellular to all customers who currently have a tiered data plan. AT&T has been carrying the iPhone since the original model, after it acquired Cingular in 2007. Initially, AT&T restricted FaceTime over Cellular to devices with 4G LTE, including the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and the third … 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

Japanese Carrier Softbank Reportedly in Talks to Take over US Carrier Sprint

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Japanese mobile carrier Softbank is reportedly in talks to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. On Thursday, a report from Bloomberg noted that Softbank was looking to purchase two-thirds of the Sprint Nextel company which would give them control of the company. The transaction will cost Softbank a hefty $19 billion, or 1.5 trillion yen and will allow them to enter the … Read More

Apple Reveals iPhone 5 – Here’s what you need to know

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Following months of speculation and rumors, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller took the stage on Wednesday to introduce the long awaited iPhone 5. The media event, which was scheduled a week ago pointed to such a release and now the device has finally been revealed. The iPhone 5, as expected has a larger 4 inch screen, and runs … Read More

Verizon Blackout Dates Hint At iPhone 5 Release Date

Apple is expected to announce iPhone 5 release date early next month, with sources pointing to the 12th September as a possible date for a media event. Earlier this week, a report from TechCrunch noted that Verizon is blacking out vacation days starting from Friday, September 21st. This is likely in preparation for the release of the new iPhone 5 … Read More

AT&T to Allow FaceTime Over Cellular in iOS 6 for Mobile Share Customers

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With the introduction of iOS 6, Apple introduced FaceTime over Cellular, allowing users to use their 3G or 4G LTE data network on their iPhone or iPad to video chat over FaceTime. With Apple doing their part to please customers, the rest is now left in the hands of the carrier which ultimately decide how much to charge for the … Read More

Virgin Mobile USA to Begin Offering iPhone 4S on June 29

Just a year ago, the only carriers in the United States offering the iPhone were AT&T and Verizon. Since then, three major carriers have picked up the iPhone including Sprint, as well as a number of smaller regional carriers, such as C-Spire and Alaska Communications. On Thursday, Virgin Mobile announced that they will be offering the iPhone 4S, starting on … Read More

Apple Introduces iPhone 4S on 5 New Regional Carriers

Apple’s iPhone 4S was introduced last October on the three main networks in the United States, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Verizon was added in 2010 with the iPhone 4 and Sprint was added with the latest iPhone refresh. Apple later expanded network coverage by bringing the 4S to regional carrier C-Spire which covers parts of Florida and Georgia, and has … Read More

Apple Airs iPhone 4S TV Ads Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel

Apple is not known for use of celebrities to endorse their products. Of course, there were a few promotions a number years back, with The Black Eyed Peas and popular band U2 promoting iTunes and the iPod. However, Apple has never done a celebrity advertisement that showed faces and instead focused mostly on silhouettes. Apple recently released two advertisements with … Read More