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.
This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
If your reading preferences lean towards dish and intrigue, you might want to pay attention to what Wired magazine has to offer in their August issue. The magazine has gone behind the scenes of the tumultuous relationship between AT&T and Apple and in doing so, sheds some light on the nagging question of why one of the best smartphone handsets in the world remains on the network that so many Americans love to hate.
If you’re one of the many disappointed by AT&T’s wireless data network, the telco hasn’t forgotten about you. In fact, one of the executives just promised that the company will “move heaven and Earth” to improve its network -- just for you!
If you’re one of the many who have lusted after an iPhone but weren’t willing to make the switch to AT&T from your favored network, a new lawsuit against Apple and their exclusive U.S. carrier has now been approved for class action status that may shake up the stranglehold currently placed on Cupertino’s handset.
An iPhone 4 owner recently discovered an undocumented feature of the new device: it can apparently burst into flames and burn your hand. Later on, the owner of the charred device took it to the AT&T store, where the remains of the device were photographed. Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 4 in question had a faulty USB port that caught fire when the owner connected it to their computer.
Apparently they finally got the clue. On Wednesday, AT&T came out of the woodwork to officially acknowledge the issue of slow upload speeds for some iPhone 4 users. It's being blamed on a software defect.
Earlier today, users were reporting troubles on upload speeds with their iPhone 4s. Well, as it turns out, AT&T wasn't putting their own "death grip" on data (at least more so anyway), and instead it was a hiccup with some HSUPA areas.