Although Apple only started offering officially unlocked iPhone 4 models in the United States earlier this month, that hasn’t stopped owners from using jailbreak methods to free their devices from AT&T’s clutches and into the waiting arms of T-Mobile, who now claims there are more than a million such users on their network.
Wireless carriers like to toss around technology-laden acronyms such as 3G, EV-DO, HSPA, 4G and LTE as if we all have a degree in rocket science. The reality is, the average person doesn’t have the slightest clue what most of those mean -- so we’ll attempt to cut through the mystery of what some of them mean, beginning with the former, LTE.
By now, it should be obvious that Apple has eyes on cloud-based media, particularly for iTunes music. After acquiring the iCloud.com domain and now reports that two of the big four music labels have signed up, along comes a new patent discovery dating back to late 2009 that starts to bring Cupertino’s plans into focus.
One of the many reasons we jailbreak our iOS devices is to add functionality that Apple or its partners don’t want us to have. Internet tethering is one of the most popular, but lately AT&T has started to crack down on such unauthorized usage -- and here’s how they know what you’re up to.
Never you mind the fact that the photo seen here features a white iPhone 4 -- the far more interesting aspect of this spy shot is that it’s an iPhone 4 running 3G on T-Mobile, which is currently not possible due to differences in the carrier’s radio bands.
Our privacy is increasingly at risk on the internet, but this week it turns out we may have yet another location to worry about: Our very pockets. As it turns out, 3G-equipped iPhones and iPads have been tracking our movements for almost a year -- but here’s how you can make the best of the situation.
When news broke out about iPhones and iPad 3Gs possibly collecting continuous information about the whereabout of users and storing that data in a secret file, it has had users aflutter about just what this means. On Wednesday, two researchers revealed details about this secret file. Read on for more about what this could possibly mean for you.
Perennial favorite iFixit has done what we're too scared to do: they've disassembled not one, but two separate brand-new iPads, showing us the precious insides of the iPad 2 3G GSM and the iPad 2 3G CDMA models. If exposed circuitry makes you queasy, stay away; otherwise, the line starts behind us!
They may be waiting until the last minute, but AT&T finally announced on Thursday that their “retail and business channels” will also be carrying the iPad 2 at 5pm local time on Friday, March 11. Meanwhile, Apple.com will start accepting preorders in the wee hours of Friday morning.
If you were one of the lucky AT&T customers who were able to get themselves an unlimited data plan for your iPad 1, good news! AT&T has confirmed to Engadget that they will allow said marvellous, near-mythical plans to carry over when you buy that brand-new 3G iPad 2 next week.