As reported on Friday, AT&T has curiously started to unlock off-contract iPhones, choosing Easter Sunday to kick the service off. Judging from reports online, many users have been successful at getting their handsets freed from Ma Bell’s shackles, while others are still waiting.
AT&T may not have had the insane second quarter that partner Apple did, they’re still rockin’ the iPhone like a hurricane, with 3.6 million of the handsets activated over the last three months and nearly a quarter of those were new customers.
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.
If you’re one of the remaining few still holding out hope for a new iPhone next month, you may want to sit down for this -- an AT&T representative claims that Apple has informed the carrier there will be no new iPhone in the traditional June or July timeframe.
If AT&T was sweating over losing their iPhone exclusivity back in January, they can rest easy now. According to their first-quarter financials, the carrier sold 5.5 million smartphones -- and 60 percent of them were from Apple.
Did you know the Verizon iPhone is lighter than the AT&T iPhone? How about that one uses an oscillating vibrator and the other uses a rotational motor? Obviously they have different antennas, but what does that mean for the “death grip”?
We waited years for the Verizon iPhone. We poured over rumor after rumor, and now it’s finally out…but there’s a catch: the iPhone 5 will probably hit stores in early summer. Both carriers will surely get it, and that leads to lots of questions. Before you give your hard-earned money and trust to a carrier, there’s an awful lot you need to know about their plans, their coverage, and your future phone.
“More bars in more places” may be more than just a catchy slogan for AT&T by this time next year, after the company announced Sunday that it’s buying up the only other GSM-based U.S. carrier, T-Mobile USA, for a whopping $39 billion. While many are predicting the death of wireless competition, the real question is: What does this mean for the iPhone?
Despite the fact that AT&T officially jumped on board the iPhone tethering bandwagon last year with the release of iOS 4 -- a full year after Apple first added the capability with iOS 3! -- many jailbreak users have been content to use the $20 MyWi app with their unlimited data plans. Now those days may be coming to an end.
While AT&T hasn’t had much to say about the iPhone 4’s new Personal Hotspot feature since it was unveiled in January with the Verizon model, the company has finally broken its silence and confirmed that the feature will indeed work with next week’s iOS 4.3 update.