With winter in full swing, and March Break only a few weeks away, we know that a lot of you are no doubt planning a getaway. If those vacation plans include an iPhone and a trip outside the United States, your time abroad could quickly turn into an expensive proposition, thanks to your telecom’s data roaming fees or even worse, a lost or stolen iPhone. Fortunately, we've got tips to travel smarter with your iPhone.
What fun is a new gadget from Apple if you can't take it apart right? Well, you don't have to worry about doing that to your new Verizon iPhone as iFixit has taken the liberty of doing that for you. What treasures did they find? Apparently a Qualcomm MDM6600 chip. Why is that important? Oh just the fact that it's dual-mode GSM and CDMA compatible!
Guessing at what Apple will feature in the next iPad is keeping analysts busy as usual this time of year, with the leading speculation mostly being the same as before -- with the addition of an estimated five million units sold in the first quarter alone.
As with most any beta iOS release, enterprising developers and other tinkerers have been poking around inside the software since its release on Wednesday, discovering potential new models of iPad and iPhone as well as new features yet to come.
So the once-thought mythical phone is finally coming to Verizon, and one of the features being highly touted is the capability to use the device as a mobile hotspot. But what about GSM users of the iPhone? Will they be able to use something similar? Well if a rumor about iOS 4.3 is true, then yes!
After years of whispering, back room deals and the pleading of countless Apple aficionados who refused to be yoked by an AT&T contract, Apple is rolling the iPhone out to a second American provider. As has been speculated for months, the Verizon iPhone is CDMA network compatible, as opposed to the GSM goodness that much of the rest of the world enjoys. Coming from Canada, a country that saw the iPhone finally make it on to all three of our major national telecoms in late last winter, I understand why everyone down south is so excited, as it wasn’t so long ago that we were all wigging out up here about being about to get our meathooks on an iPhone too.
With Verizon Wireless offering the iPad coupled with their CDMA-flavored MiFi 2200, it’s not a surprise to hear rumors that the next generation of Apple’s tablet may come with a CDMA-compatible radio baked right in alongside GSM so 3G can be used anywhere in the world.
Back in October, cell phone giant Nokia slapped Apple with a lawsuit alleging infringement of its wireless standard patents. Now, Apple is fighting back with a countersuit in what they call a “response” to Nokia’s legal action.