The rumors certainly seem to be stacking up in favor of a sixth-generation iPhone with a larger display this year, but while analysts pontificate about Apple fending off big-screen Android handsets, the real reason may be something far more practical.
It’s no secret that iPhone users have been quietly slipping over to T-Mobile here in the U.S. -- all it takes is an unlocked device to free you from AT&T’s ball and chain. Unfortunately, the iPhone can’t take advantage of T-Mo’s 3G network -- but that will soon change.
Could Apple be getting kickbacks from travel agents? It might appear so, given how the company announced ticket availability for WWDC 2012 in the wee hours of the morning today for West Coast developers, which pretty much ensures the event will be packed with plenty of out of towners come June 11. While you mull that conspiracy theory, let’s recap the news for this wonderful Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
While the iPhone dominated smartphone activations in the first quarter at AT&T and Verizon, the numbers look more bleak at third-place Sprint -- until you look closer and realize Apple’s handset is actually a tourniquet for the carrier’s bleeding.
Australian regulators got mighty worked up when Apple released the new iPad there and it didn’t work with the country’s 4G LTE network. So what is Cupertino to do? Pull the same trick U.S. carriers have been doing and move the 4G goal post.
There’s a lot of pocket-themed news today as “read later” service Read It Later rebrands itself as simply Pocket, and Pedia software developer Bruji finally makes a long-awaited return to the App Store with Pocketpedia 3. No, these two “pockets” don’t have anything to do with each other, but they’re cool apps that we love, so suck it up and read on for the details in our Tuesday, April 17, 2012 edition.
Friday, April 20 will be a special day if you live in South Korea or 11 other countries -- that’s when Apple’s new iPad will be touching down in stores there and ready for you to get your little fingers all over it.
Never mind the fact that Apple is selling iPhone 4S handsets as fast as they can manufacture them: There is still a lot of competition out there from other companies who are working hard to knock Cupertino out of the game -- and here are a trio we think actually come pretty close to doing just that.