MacRumors today reported Apple has expanded AppleCare+ service in Mexico and Sweden to include iPhones and iPads. The extended warranty service, priced at 1,599 pesos in Mexico and 799 kronor in Sweden, must be purchased separately for each device and includes coverage for accidental damage. Cupertino was also busy with a rumored product refresh, which kicks off Tuesday's Morning Report...
Over in the United Kingdom, the word is that iPads and iPods are saving lives. Not through the power of their magic Apple logo, of course — as doctors and nurses Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital claim (via the Gazette Live), the Cupertino company's easily portable units allow the hospital to sideline the hassle of paper notes and focus on the information that demands immediate attention.
Hotels often make a big deal about how much their premises make you feel "at home," but according to the Wall Street Journal, Hilton's upcoming app will let you walk straight up to your room after your arrival like you own the place. No more of that nasty socializing with the folks behind the counter business; you'll be able to bypass human interaction altogether.
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Are you a grandfathered unlimited data user on Verizon Wireless? If so, you may soon find your favorite carrier slowing your roll on data consumption. GigaOM reported Friday that Verizon plans to throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users effective October 1, an effort to target the top five percent of users consuming 4.7GB or more each month. The new policy will only affect customers who haven't renewed their contract within the last two years, with customers being notified of the change next week. Speaking of changes, read on to find out how Verizon customers will be able to use their early upgrade program at an Apple store later this year...
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Now that the dust has settled in the wake of Apple's widely publicized announcement of its acquisition of Beats Electronics (which still has yet to close), the Cupertino company's starting to learn that it brought some unexpected baggage with it. Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats, claiming that the company infringed on five of the company's patents.
The controversies associated with unlocking one's iPhone have dogged the smartphone since its origins, but now at last (with some qualifications), it looks like the practice will at last gain some legitimacy. The bill in question only covers the right to switch from one carrier to another, but it's a step forward, and the bill has only one more step to take before it becomes law.