Remember the good old days when we’d all speculate about how the then-mythical Verizon iPhone would pretty much bury poor old AT&T? That hasn’t come to pass six months after Big Red got their hands on Apple’s iconic handset, and they’re selling less units than their once-doomed rival as well.
Them’s fightin’ words, Mister Schmidt! A new report with comments from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has some stinging words from Apple over their recent string of lawsuits, with the Android maker standing firmly beside their hardware partners.
Last September, Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously called out Google for including upgrades in the search company’s ever-increasing count of Android activations, touting 230,000 iOS activations per day at that time (not including upgrades). What will Jobs make of Google’s latest claim over over 500,000 activations per day?
While AT&T isn’t saying goodbye to the iPhone entirely next month, they are saying farewell to their U.S. exclusivity for the handset -- but not before activating another 4.1 million of the handsets in the fourth quarter of 2010.
On the heels of Apple’s third-quarter results earlier this week, U.S. wireless partner AT&T has just announced their own second-quarter revenue -- and they’re wearing a smile, with lots of new iPhone activations and 10 times the number of iPhone 4s sold compared to last year’s iPhone 3GS.
Although it’s not widely publicized, one advantage to having an AT&T FamilyTalk Plan is that you can use another line’s eligibility to upgrade your own handset. How this works is fairly straightforward, but the release of the iPhone 4 has introduced a few new wrinkles that you might want to be aware of before you take the plunge.