There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
As anyone whose jumped from AT&T to Verizon (or vice versa) already knows, GSM and CDMA handsets aren’t compatible with each other. Everything we’ve heard about LTE seemed to indicate that would be a thing of the past, but now Verizon Wireless is going on the record claiming that won’t be the case after all.
Hard to believe, but after four years and as many iPhone models, AT&T still doesn’t offer insurance for Apple’s iconic handset. That is, until July 17, when the device will finally be eligible for coverage in the carrier’s Mobile Insurance program -- just in time for a new model rumored to arrive in the fall.
A week's worth of news, but just the highlight reel. That's what we promise here and that's what we deliver, so strap on your seatbelts, keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, and let's get our hustle on as we blaze through the week's hawtest Apple news.
Once the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system becomes available for download, iOS users will have the ability to seamlessly communicate, share files, and wirelessly update their devices. With perks like this, it’s difficult to see how anyone could find anything too hateful in Cupertino’s latest cloud-based creation -- except for cellular carriers. Word around the campfire is that Apple knew word of the their new cloud-based offerings wouldn’t go over well with with telecoms. They were so certain of this that they even elected to keep their two closest North American wireless partners -- Verizon and AT&T -- out of the loop, with the cellular providers learning about the company’s cloud-based offerings at the same time as the rest of the world. Could Cupertino’s snub drive a wedge between Apple and the carriers?
AllThingsD’s ninth annual technology conference wrapped up on Thursday with a rousing conversation with AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega, including a grilling about the company’s merger with T-Mobile, 4G and why there’s no unlocked iPhone.
No Katy Perry this week, but the last few days weren't bereft of hot news stories involving everyone's favorite computer and phone maker and post-PC device thingie maker as patents played a big roll plus a little bad news for one of Apple's competitors. Get out your wallet, Sergey!
While Verizon's LTE network may have been out in various markets for awhile now, an AT&T exec promised that the company will begin to roll out its own fourth-generation LTE technology in 5 markets this summer. First up to bat are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio!
Most of us are familiar with the term 3G, which refers to the third generation of wireless technology standards used in the last three models of the iPhone (not to mention every other smartphone produced in recent years). But did you know that a lot of what carriers are currently touting as “4G” is actually just a souped-up version of 3G?
Now that U.S. carriers have started rolling out their 4G LTE networks, all eyes are on Apple as we wait to see when the technology might come to the iPhone. A new report claims it’s unlikely to launch until 2012, while production of the current iPhone 4 is slowing down ahead of the next model expected in September.