We've heard a lot of good things about the so-called iPhone 6, but the word from Peter Misek, an analyst from Jefferies, is that Apple is trying to get carriers to raise the price of the device by a full $100, up from its base cost of $199. At the moment, carriers are allegedly fighting the Cupertino company's advances, but that could change as the iPhone is the only significant smartphone scheduled for launch later this year.
If all the news about iPhone 5s shortages made it sound as though Apple's doing quite well for itself, you'd be right. Recent data compiled by Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley (via AppleInsider) shows that both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c ranked as two out of the three best-selling smartphones across American providers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for September, October and November of this year.
The new iPhones have been on sale for almost a week now, but only for those who patronize the nation's four largest carriers. Thankfully, that appears to be changing next week, with regional carriers being added to the mix.
In a major overseas victory for Apple, NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier, will at last start carrying the iPhone. According to AppleInsider, the news first broke on Yahoo! Japan, along with a notice that NTT DoCoMo customers should see the phone sometime this fall.
If fears that Sprint may not be the unlimited carrier in the future have kept you up late at night, their latest plan comes with a guarantee that your talk, text and data will flow like wine well into the future.
It appears third-placed U.S. carrier Sprint will be the last one out the door responsible for turning the lights off when it comes to quarterly earnings reports for the end of 2012, and they're reporting a loss on top of it.
AT&T users in rural areas may soon find a big improvement in their service, thanks to the carrier buying up what remains of the former Alltel, which was previously acquired by Verizon Wireless. Confused? Don't be.
T-Mobile USA closed out 2012 with the news the fourth-place carrier would be getting the iPhone this year, but the even bigger news was an end to subsidy pricing on handsets -- a move which is coming sooner rather than later.
If you're one of the remaining iPhone users clutching onto your original unlimited plan with either AT&T or Verizon, it looks like it might be the end of the road. When the new iPhone lands next week, it will come tethered to a new line of "shared" data plans with significantly higher prices--the closest thing to unlimited -- 20 GB on AT&T -- will set users back around $200 a month.