New reports indicate that Sprint may offer an unlimited data plan with along with the iPhone 5 next month.
Sprint, the number three wireless carrier in the U.S., currently offers unlimited data plans on other smartphones. But is an unlimited data plan enough to lure iPhone customers from other carriers to Sprint?
Usually by this point in September, the rumor mill would be in overdrive churning up advance word about a new iPod touch or maybe new iTunes features, but this year is different. With the iPhone 5 pushed from its usual early summer release, all eyes are focused on the new handset, which seems to be popping up everywhere except from Apple themselves.
The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
Sprint to its dealers: “If there’s one rule of the iPhone On Sprint Club, it’s that we don’t talk about the iPhone On Sprint Club.” That’s kind of the gist of a newly leaked memo out of Sprint, which asks dealers not to speculate on whether or not the carrier will be getting Apple’s handset this fall.
As predicted, there was no new iPhone announced at WWDC this year, lending further credence to rumors that Apple plans to move introduction of the next model to September to coincide with iOS 5 -- a move that is likely to give Android competitors like HTC a chance to eclipse Cupertino’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market.
By this date on the calendar, we’d usually be within spitting distance of a new iPhone -- but that’s all changing this year, with rumblings that an iPhone 5 won’t appear until September. But that can’t stop us from collecting the best and brightest of the rumors we’ve heard so far and presenting them to our readers.
Did you know the Verizon iPhone is lighter than the AT&T iPhone? How about that one uses an oscillating vibrator and the other uses a rotational motor? Obviously they have different antennas, but what does that mean for the “death grip”?
We waited years for the Verizon iPhone. We poured over rumor after rumor, and now it’s finally out…but there’s a catch: the iPhone 5 will probably hit stores in early summer. Both carriers will surely get it, and that leads to lots of questions. Before you give your hard-earned money and trust to a carrier, there’s an awful lot you need to know about their plans, their coverage, and your future phone.
“More bars in more places” may be more than just a catchy slogan for AT&T by this time next year, after the company announced Sunday that it’s buying up the only other GSM-based U.S. carrier, T-Mobile USA, for a whopping $39 billion. While many are predicting the death of wireless competition, the real question is: What does this mean for the iPhone?
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless announced that they had finally wrestled iPhone 4 exclusivity from AT&T’s shackles after four years. Unfortunately, aside from swapping a GSM antenna for a CDMA model, the 3G-enabled handset is essentially the same -- despite Verizon’s big push for 4G LTE a week earlier at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.