We've come a long way from the days when AT&T was the only carrier for the iPhone. Today Virgin's Mobile's no-contract iPhone 5 goes live, and in line with the news we heard some time back, you'll be able to find it at RadioShack for as low as $550. But that's not quite as impressive as the news that this offer makes no-contract iPhones available for the first time.
The Apple news space has been abuzz lately with photos of supposedly leaked parts from the upcoming "iPhone 5S," and today MacRumors essentially confirmed many of the associated rumors when it posted photos of an iPhone 5S prototype acquired through the Chinese parts network. It may not provide any of the design shocks that we saw when Gray Powell lost his iPhone 4 prototype at a bar back in 2010, but it does give us a good idea of what to expect.
Seems like everywhere you look, Apple's iPhone is on sale at bargain prices -- a big departure from a couple years ago, when there were simply no savings to be found. But if you want the absolute best deal, head to Walmart.
We're now at T-minus one week and counting before Google Reader shuffles off this mortal coil, which means it's crunch time for anyone looking to replace the RSS feed service with one of their own. One of the more high-profile solutions is coming this week from Digg, but it looks like AOL is also planning to dip its toes into that sizable pond with a beta service of its own, part of our weekend recap for this fine Monday.
Most of us aren't expecting a radical new design for this year's iPhone, especially considering that iOS 7 will be a significant change -- so it won't come as a big surprise to see what the rumored "iPhone 5S" probably looks like.
According to USA Today, Best Buy's one-day trade-in offer for a "free" iPhone was so enticing earlier this month that they've decided to do it again, and this time for a full nine days. (Indeed, at least one of us here at Mac|Life even took advantage of the offer.)
Unless you spend your entire life within arm's length of a power outlet, or you never actually use your iPhone, it’s likely that at some point you’ll get frustrated by your iPhone dying at an inconvenient moment. We’ve come to love Mophie’s battery cases, and often depend on them when away from power for a day, and there’s now an impossibly slim version built for the iPhone 5.
If you've been looking for a good reason to trade in your iPhone 4 or 4s for an iPhone 5, you'll have a hard time finding a better deal than Best Buy's promotion for Saturday--provided, that is, you meet the requirements. According to CNet, when you bring in your activated iPhone 4 or 4s into a physical Best Buy store tomorrow, you'll get a $150 credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone 5, essentially making it a free trade.
Sometimes you want all new Mac goodness, and sometimes you want a little upgrade or accessory action for that Mac. We've got you covered in both cases this week, along with the usual bevy of iOS accessories, one of which is especially useful if you drive a car from the 1990s.
Lots of cool stuff to report on for this mid-month Tuesday, but the lead story won't be good news for those of you who have been vacillating about grabbing an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile US -- the handset will now cost you an extra 50 bucks compared to last week, proving once again that you snooze, you lose. The rest of our Monday recap is better news, with the exception of AT&T and HTC, who appear to have a loser on their hands with Facebook Home...