A lot of critics out there seem to think Apple has an iPhone problem. Apparently, sales of the trendsetting, outrageously profitable handset are poised to fall off a cliff sometime this year, when the new iPhone disappoints and everyone rushes to get an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4.
As far as I can tell, Apple doesn't have an iPhone problem — it has a numbering problem. Since last year brought a redesign, everyone with an opinion expects the 2013 model to be a letdown, a predictable, mid-cycle refresh with minor internal upgrades and few new bells or whistles. Based on little more than its name, you'd think the new iPhone is doomed to fail.
My mom used to tell me I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached. My husband has the patience of a saint, circling back to our house when I realize a block away that I forgot my iPhone. Kensington’s Proximo system isn’t the first of its kind, but its combination of durable, affordable hardware and a well-designed iPhone app is finally helping me stop losing and forgetting things.
Should you need further evidence of T-Mobile's claims that U.S. carriers are essentially evil, Verizon Wireless proved it on Friday by actually extending the length of time its customers have to wait to become eligible for an upgrade -- all while proudly boasting that they can buy a full-priced handset anytime they'd like, as long as they keep forking over for that contract. With the speed at which new devices are released these days, we imagine this move won't be appreciated by too many Verizon customers...
Apple's iPhone is finally coming to T-Mobile this Friday, and if you've been on the fence about dropping your existing iPhone carrier, the magenta network may have some extra incentive for you to do just that.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
It's been four long years since T-Mobile has seen subscriber growth in the United States, but the fourth-place carrier is finally getting a little good news now that the first quarter of 2013 is behind it.
A vocal MacLife.com reader took us to task on Wednesday for reporting a well-sourced rumor about UI changes that may be coming with iOS 7, which is believed to be behind schedule as well. That got us thinking about coverage of Apple rumors here, which we tend to shy away from in all but the most high-profile cases that are backed up with reliable sources. (Not always possible, but we try!) So we'll throw it out to the readers: Want a rumor or two here and there with your news coverage, or should we stick to the basics and leave the wild speculation up to sites dedicated to such coverage? Make your voice heard in the comments, folks!
There are still plenty of little details coming out about the iPhone 5 arriving on T-Mobile next month -- in particular, you'll want to read our Wednesday recap if you're looking to buy a higher-capacity model before you head to a T-Mo retail store on April 12. But we'll kick things off with a neat Flickr gallery that jumps back nearly 17 years, to that fateful night when Steve Jobs came back to then-Apple Computer...