So much for all those gloomy projections from the middle of last year projecting that Apple was on the decline. Based on new data from research firm NPD (via MacRumors), Apple's share of the smartphone installed base in the U.S. during the fourth quarter jumped by a full seven percentage points over the same time during last year. Samsung jumped as well, but the numbers weren't quite as impressive.
It's hard not to notice the aggressive tactics T-Mobile US has been using to grab customers from its rivals over the last year, but once they've jumped ship, do they stay put? A new survey paints a pretty clear picture.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most important milestones in Apple history--perhaps even in the history of contemporary technology. Seven years ago today, speaking at the Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone to the world. As MacRumors notes, at the time Jobs introduced it as a device that served as a touchscreen iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator all rolled up into one.
No, that's not a typo: Sprint has actually introduced a new plan called "Framily" that allows up to 10 friends and family to share a single account, and it's headed to the company's retail stores this Friday.
T-Mobile did rather well for itself last year, whether through the introduction of the iPhone, its "Un-Carrier" plans for unlocked devices, or its frequent upgrade program, and if the latest offer from AT&T serves as any indication, other carriers are starting to get worried. How worried? As of today, AT&T is offering T-Mobile users $450 when they trade in eligible smartphones.