T-Mobile is the first major carrier to drop subsidies for its phones just ahead of the rumored announcement that it will finally start carrying the iPhone starting this afternoon a move that's not likely to attract many new customers.
With the Samsung Galaxy S IV set to go on sale this weekend on AT&T and in another month on Verizon, the reviewers have taken the purported iPhone killer for a spin and despite all its bells and whistles, they still like another Android phone a lot better.
Instead of going after its usual foe, Microsoft's attack-hungry marketing department has transformed Samsung and the uber-popular Galaxy S III into its latest tech enemy — just another indication that Apple's no longer king of the smartphone makers.
Make fun of iPhone 5s and their terrible maps all you want, but the next time you're in an Algerian hostage situation, remember that Apple phone's native Compass app just may save your life.
Apple will deliver its quarterly earnings report for the end of 2012 on Wednesday, and with it should come the end of all that talk about the iPhone's fade — or so say some analysts who continue to believe in Apple's reigning mobile domination.
Reuters has withdrawn a report, which quoted an interview with an Apple executive a Chinese paper that seemed to debunk multiple reports this week that the company was developing a phone that could be available for as little as $99 by the end of 2013.
Despite all the whining about the new smaller iPhone cord and the $30 it costs for an adapter to make it compatible with old accessories, consumers appear to care about that zero percent in their phone-buying decision. Not one person surveyed by 451/ChangeWave Research said the smaller cord would keep them from getting the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 and any phone running iOS 6 not only by default tracks users for advertising purposes, but also makes it difficult to opt out.
Following the Apple's iOS 6 Maps letdown, some suggested Steve Jobs never would never have released such an inferior product. But "Apple insiders" have told Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone, Adam Satariano, and Peter Burrows that an Apple-made mapping service was all his idea.
Fresh off the heels of a favorable court ruling, Samsung announced this morning that it's adding the brand new iPhone 5 to the list of Apple gadgets that it thinks rip off its patents.
Now that some iPhone 5 owners have had their hands on the gadget for a little over a week the ravings have subsided and we're starting to hear more about the phone's flaws and glitches.
The new iPhone has a different motor than its predecessors, which has changed the phone's vibrate for the better.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Today many people purchased new, nearly identical, iPhone 5s, at which point they will have to decide to case or not to case.
This is the year of the iPhone 5 heist, it seems, with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of phones having been reported stolen from stores across the world.
Apple store and Star Wars premiere lines share more than just the caliber of dork that shows up long before the actual event.
Now, beyond the server overload — a norm for Apple on software release days — lingering user complaints seem to center on WiFi, the (lack of) maps functionality, and syncing with Facebook e-mail. Herein, some quick iOS 6 fixes, and why, when it comes to the whole Google Maps thing, the best fix may be not upgrading at all.
The iOS 6 upgrade that iPhone owners everywhere are downloading this afternoon didn't go so well for this The Atlantic Wire writer, and I may have lost all the data on my iPhone 4S.
Before stores start selling Apple's new iPhone 5 this Friday, the reviewers have put out their (very lengthy) takes on the phone, which they mostly agree is the update they had hoped for a year ago, when they expected a brand new phone, but got the incrementally upgraded iPhone 4S instead.
While visiting with people already lining up for the iPhone 5 this week, a Fox New York 5 reporter mentioned all the cool things Apple's latest smartphone can do, like its laser keyboard and holographic images. They sound awesome, but unfortunately do not exist.
iPhone buying has officially begun with online pre-orders this morning and in-store sales starting next week. It's time to start thinking about the right phone plan for your new iPhone 5.
Never mind all that talk about the boring new phone, iPhone 5 pre-orders, which began at 12:00 a.m. PST this morning, sold out in less than 60 minutes, with Apple bumping back the ship date a whole week for anyone who has put in an order since.
The Apple product hype cycle has been familiar and predictable -- until now.
Yesterday's iPhone 5 announcement was the third Apple event this year that elicited a "meh" reaction, making it the expectation for the company of late.
The just-announced iPhone 5 hasn't come out yet, but after the two-hour-long announcement and some brief moments with the phone, the techies have decided that it's different, but nothing mind-blowing.
Apple's done announcing the iPhone 5 we already knew a lot about, so let's see how well the rumor mill operated this time around.
Finally, Apple has confirmed what we already knew, introducing us to the iOS6 equipped iPhone 5, a thinner, lighter version of its phone, with a bigger 4-inch screen.
After spending just 10 days working inside a Foxconn factory putting metal backs on iPhone 5s, an undercover reporter for the Shanghai Evening Post (translated by Micgadget) confirms both the monotony and physical taxation of the job.
With the iPhone 5 about to come out, the predictors have taken their magic calculator machines out to guess how many phones Apple will sell following the release.
In addition to the subsidies carriers have tacked on to upgrades, the wireless carriers are hoping that the faster 4G LTE, which many expect the iPhone to run on, will make them more money, too.
Apple has sent out invitations confirming its rumored iPhone (and maybe iPad) event this month with two telling numbers on it: 12 and 5.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would "double down on secrecy on products" earlier this year, but the current pre-iPhone rumor cycle has been at least as leaky as usual, arguably leakier.
If you look at the amount of time between iPhone releases in the past, you get an average of 298 days, according to numbers complied by MacRumors. Well, we hit that landmark. It has now been 301 days since the release of the iPhone 4S. It is now okay to whine.
Apple has filed a patent for its iPhone bot, securing its ownership of the popular feature while revealing the company's lofty plans for Siri's future.
Without the hope of the iPhone 5 anytime soon, the Apple rumormongers have turned to Apple TV for all of their tech-gadget fantasies.
It's not the anticipated iPhone 5, but the 4S has some nice offerings
Tomorrow Apple will announce a new iPhone that might not be your iDream product
A series of securities measures ensures nobody blabs about the latest iProduct
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