A judge ordered Typo to stop selling a keyboard for iPhone because the product appeared to violate BlackBerry’s patents. Ryan Seacrest’s company kept selling them anyways, a court order shows.
The initial iPhone 5 pricing was part of what made T-Mobile’s big new “no-contract” phones push so attractive. Now the carrier is changing the rules: it requires a $149 down payment.
By the end of March, Apple was selling more iPhone 5 devices as a share of iPhones than in December. But at the same time, the share of older model phones it is selling has never been higher.
With a special promotion beginning on Friday, the carrier is hoping to give potential customers even more reasons to switch from a competitor to their new contract-free iPhones for sale.
GigaOM’s coverage of T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” event can be found here.
It took nearly six years, but T-Mobile is officially an iPhone carrier. T-Mobile won’t be selling the device like any old carrier, though. The iPhone 5 will be unsubsidized, but available over some of the cheapest service plans in the mobile industry.
The main feature Mophie improved with the Juice Pack Air is the size of the embedded lithium battery, which will fully recharge the iPhone 5’s battery.
Since iPhone 5 is different in shape and weight compared to the iPhone 4S, the latest Juice Pack battery pack has had to adapt.
While a 50 percent cut in demand does sound big, at least one Apple analyst is urging perspective with regard to Apple’s typical fiscal second quarter sales.
It was a very merry Christmas for Verizon and AT&T. In the fourth quarter, Verizon reported record net subscriber additions of 2.1 million due to LTE gadget sales while AT&T activated a record 10 million smartphones.
News footage outside of Apple Stores in China on Friday showed very small or non-existant lines and some investors assumed the worst. But it turned out that those early reports didn’t indicate lack of demand at all. Instead, Apple had its biggest China launch weekend yet.
News coverage showed Apple Store lines in China on Friday were small to non-existant on the first day of the device’s launch in the country. But let’s not forget the steps Apple has taken in improving crowd control after January’s iPhone 4S launch.
Apple dropped the YouTube app from default inclusion in iOS 6, and Google had only issued a replacement native app for the iPhone and iPod touch. But Google is finally giving the iPad some love too. The app has also been fine-tuned for the iPhone 5.
China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center says licenses to carry the device have now been approved for two carriers, China Telecom and China Unicom. That’s a good indication that Apple’s most important product is about to go on sale in one of its most critical markets.
Cumulative Android sales started surpassing that of iPhones in 2010, but as Apple improves its handset, it often gets a sales boost following each model launch. Thanks to iPhone 5, that boost was enough to beat out Android sales in the U.S., but not overseas.
China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said “the phone should be by early December if not sooner,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The uncertainty is due to the device winning regulatory approval in China.
That Apple plans to fill orders in those two populous countries at the same time that it’s still weeks behind fulfilling orders in the U.S. and elsewhere leaves little hope that Apple will catch up on backorders anytime soon.
AT&T and Verizon are sold out of the iPhone 5 and have weeks of backorders to fill. But Sprint, according to analysts, has plenty of 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 units on hand.
Verizon activated 4.5 million LTE devices in the third quarter, an increase of 1.3 million over Q2. While the iPhone 5 was introduced only 10 days before the close of the quarter the new LTE-powered Apple phone contributed to that growth.
While Apple SVP Phil Schiller reportedly gave the brush off to a customer who complained about the easily scratched iPhone 5, Apple apparently took action anyway. A new report says Apple is pressuring Foxconn with stricter quality control standards.
On this week’s audio podcast, Matt shares two weeks of using an iPhone 5 while Kevin tries to sway Matt to buy a Galaxy Note 2, a high performing 5.5-inch Android phone that runs all day (and more!) on a single charge.
The suit states that the new iPhone infringes on the same patents as the already-accused older iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models included in previous court documents. In all, Samsung accuses the new smartphone of violating eight Samsung patents.
The new iPhone 5 comes packed with improvements and changes to its basic interface and function, but one of biggest ones has developers scrambling to catch up: the larger screen size.
The iPhone 4S sold 4 million devices in its opening weekend. Apple said Monday that it sold 5 million iPhone 5 models since Friday. Expectations for this launch were high, so some are a little disappointed by this weekend’s numbers.
The iPhone 5 just arrived and if you’ve been to an Apple Store, you know that cases are hard to find right now. A few manufacturers have confirmed cases available starting Friday online and provided samples for review. Here are some great choices.
The crowds outside Apple stores worldwide today, combined with the online orders Apple has already taken — some 2 million iPhones were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours last week — mean this is shaping up to be the biggest iPhone sales debut yet.
Samsung is facing the possibility of being forced to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages from its previous patent fight. So it’s not surprising that the company is looking for leverage wherever it can. The LTE-capable iPhone 5 presents one possibility.
The first wave of reviews from the gadget press on the iPhone 5 are in. Hint: they really, really like it. The phone’s faster speeds, better battery life, bigger screen and high-quality camera mean the new Apple smartphone has some pretty big fans.
There was a 16-month gap between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S releases, and the 2011 September quarter saw an earnings miss as a result. By releasing iPhone 5 right before the end of the September quarter this year, Apple’s ensuring that won’t happen again.
The wave of orders for Apple’s latest smartphone have far outstripped the supply Apple will have ready to deliver on Sept. 21. The 2 million preorders in one day doubled the record for fastest-selling iPhone set by the iPhone 4S last year.
The size issue is indeed a primary consideration for why Apple went with Lightning over the old 30-pin connector. But it’s more than that: there’s the future of Apple’s full mobile lineup the company has to think about.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: new iPhone preorder stock sells out faster than ever, upgrade orders overwhelm carrier servers, Apple’s “boring” iPhone update, how FedEx benefits from the iPhone 5, and more.
U.S. carriers have a love-hate relationship with the iPhone and an analyst downgrade for AT&T and Verizon after the iPhone 5 went on sale illustrates why. Carriers may get customers, but they also have to shell out hundreds on a subsidy that cuts into their margins.
The new connector in all the new iPods and the iPhone 5 is called Lightning (like Thunderbolt, get it?). It’s an 8-pin connector, which means it’s much smaller than the 30-pin connector Apple’s been using since it ditched FireWire almost 10 years ago.
Ever wonder what it’s like herding hundreds of tech journalists into an Apple event first thing in the morning? Even if you haven’t, here’s a fun time lapse video we created showing what it’s like leading up to an iPhone announcement.
Apple is updating its iTunes desktop software with a new UI that makes it look more like an iOS app. iTunes comes with wall-to-wall browsing, a new mini player, cloud integration and the ability for artists to share photos with fans.
The new iPhone 5 is here with few surprises: a 4-inch 1136 x 640 display in a 16:9 aspect ratio, LTE support and a design that’s thinner and lighter than prior models. Apple was able to improve the battery life however; key for LTE devices.
Here’s how our live coverage of Apple’s iPhone 5 event unfolded, with the oldest updates at the bottom of the page. Announced were a new iPhone 5 (natch) with LTE, iTunes 11, and new iPods.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Images of what the iPhone 5 will look like, why Apple’s gotten so bad at keeping secrets, a Chinese company tries to patent iPhone 5 design, and more.
The event will be held, as is customary for many Apple events, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. GigaOM will be there and covering the event live as it unfolds.
If you thought iPhone mania may have already reached its peak, well, think again. And read this story from Reuters. It’s reporting that resellers in China are already advertising the iPhone 5 for sale — before Apple has even acknowledged the device’s existence.
By integrating the touch sensor and display on the next iPhone, Apple could shave half a millimeter of thickness from the handset. Reverting to a metal back would also reduce thickness. But it makes far more sense to use that space savings for a higher-capacity battery.
According to a Verizon executive, Big Red will no longer accept smartphones and tablets unless they have LTE connectivity. The revelation shows just how aggressive Verizon is pushing its 4G strategy and almost certainly indicates the next iPhone will have LTE.
Sprint is said to betting the farm on the iPhone. On paper its decision to commit almost $20 billion for the chance to sell iPhone 5 makes no sense. However, it is not such a crazy move for a company bleeding customers to rivals.
It has taken Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) longer to update this generation of its iPhone product line than any other transition since the device was l…
Apple could win significant market share from competitors with an iPhone 5, according to a new report. A new smartphone survey found that 52 percent of BlackBerry customers–along with more than a quarter Android device owners–plan to switch to iPhone.
When asked Monday at our Mobilize conference whether or not they’re going to be selling the next iPhone, representatives from Sprint and T-Mobile gave two different answers. The responses give us good indicators of what to expect next month when the refresh arrives.
T-Mobile is still waiting for a phone call from Apple, which means that the iPhone 5 definitely won’t be available on the carrier’s network when it’s expected to launch in October. However, T-Mobile is making good business with Android phones, including the new Galaxy S II.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore told attendees of the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit that new iPhone models would be arriving in October, according to one source who was present at the event. Gore also sits on Apple’s board of directors.
If in fact Sprint (NYSE: S) has managed to land a deal for the iPhone 5 when it is expected to arrive within the next several weeks, it will…
Apple will indeed offer the iPhone 5 on Sprint next month, according to a report from Bloomberg on Friday. This backs up an earlier claim by the Wall Street Journal, but Bloomberg adds that Sprint will also be offering unlimited data service plans with the device.
Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for the iPhone 5’s launch, according to supply-side sources speaking to DigiTimes on Thursday. Foxconn, Apple’s final assembler of iPhone devices, is currently putting together 150,000 handsets per day, with a goal of shipping 5-6 million iPhone 5s in September.
Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT), which may find itself in a pickle with its U.S. operator T-Mobile USA if AT&T (NYSE: T) acquisition gets blocke…
There’s probably little that’s more valuable to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) than an unannounced, unreleased product. But if a San Francisco resident’…
Gray Powell can take a little bit of comfort in today’s news: He’s not the only person to lose an unreleased iPhone in a bar. CNET reports that Apple has again lost a prototype of an iPhone, this time in an SF tequila bar last month.
We’ve been hearing either September or October for the release of the iPhone 5, and now there’s some new info backing an October launch. A new report today is said to have come from an AT&T exec, and it’s backed up by another strong source.
Everyone knows Apple will launch a new iPhone, but no one knows quite when. Friday saw new claims as to when it might arrive, so it’s a good opportunity to look at all of the iPhone 5 release date rumors and see where we end up.
Predicting the launch date of a new iPhone is always a big event in the tech media world, but it’s especially true this year given that Appl…
The iPhone 5 is still only a beast of legend at this point, but that legend is taking on more detail every day. Here’s what we can expect from the next Apple smartphone based on current scuttlebutt, including a new release window just reported early Monday.
A new iPhone is expected to debut soon, but will it support new LTE networks? Based on a teardown of another LTE handset, Apple’s costs could rise more than 23 percent with an LTE radio. But that’s not the real reason this scenario is highly unlikely.
It’s that annual summer ritual: guessing the details of the next iPhone. This year Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) broke from tradition by pushing everyt…
The next iPhone will have a curved glass display, according to DigiTimes, which learned the information from sources in the supply chain. Apple is said to have acquired between 200 and 300 glass cutting machines for glass making partners in order to produce the displays.
Rumors suggest the next iPhone could have a 4-inch display. Colleague Kevin Tofel and I disagree on whether this will happen, so we decided to hash out our differences to gain more perspective on the debate. Here’s the conversation that ensued.
The Verizon iPhone 4 got the tear-down treatment today, revealing a Qualcomm Gobi chip that is both GSM and CDMA compatible. The Verizon iPhone can’t do true dual-mode because it lacks a SIM slot, but might the iPhone 5 get around this with a built-in solution?
We’ve come an awfully long way since the first iPhone was released in 2007. The last three and a half years have seen dramatic improvements in both the hardware and software of Apple’s smartphone. So what more could you ask for? A lot, it turns out.