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.
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 long-running legal battle between Samsung and Apple over patents has sometimes been seen as a battle between two countries, with the United States in one corner and South Korea in the other, each looking out for the interests of their own companies. But as MacRumors reports (via Reuters), a South Korean judge toppled that perception by dismissing a lawsuit put forth by Samsung arguing that Apple had infringed on three of its patents.
Will they or won't they, and if so, when? That continues to be the question as a new advertisement on China Mobile's website seems to indicate that the carrier will launch its 4G network with the iPhone 5s and other compatible handsets.
Remember when Barack Obama fought tooth and nail to keep his BlackBerry after being elected President of the United States? Judging from comments made this week, it sounds like he'd gladly trade it for an iPhone, if only he could.
Say what you want about T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" initiative, but it's starting to produce a ripple effect cross the entire wireless industry -- with the latest benefitting AT&T customers looking to free themselves from contracts.
The poor iPhone 5c has had a rough time of it lately, with reports coming in almost every week about decreased production. But while it hasn't quite gained the attention of the Apple faithful, AppleInsider reports that it's proven relatively popular among a welcome audience: first-time Apple buyers switching over from Android.