For consumers, at least, the news that the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 would support a SIM card that could freely be switched out among AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and EE in the United Kingdom seemed like a dream come true. Unfortunately, AT&T refuses to play along. Word surfaced at numerous sources today that anyone who connects their new iPad to an AT&T data plan will find their SIM cards locked to the carrier.
A common complaint heard from overseas Apple fans is that Apple Maps may work decently enough here in the States, but it's far less accurate for destinations within the borders of other countries. But that's apparently not the case in Britain. In fact, according to at least one 4G network provider in the United Kingdom, it's actually dominating Google Maps in terms of traffic.
After raising the ire of BlackBerry fans with an offer to switch to iPhone, T-Mobile US debuted an offer just for those users -- but it turns out the majority of them wound up ditching their BlackBerry anyway.
It was quite a big weekend for smartphone makers and their carriers in the courtroom, with two such tales making headlines in our weekend recap this time around. Thankfully, at least one of them is a happy ending for two hardware manufacturers who were going after each other's throats over patents -- a turn of events that we'd sure like to see more of down the road.
Apple watchers are waiting anxiously for the company's quarterly earnings report Monday, especially because it covers the 2013 holiday season this time around. If you're restless clocking time until the big event today, kick back for a few minutes and soak in all of the weekend's news you might have missed -- and hey, if you're a T-Mobile subscriber, there might just be some dough in it for you...
We're back in the saddle after a three-day weekend, and as usual, our weekend recap is jam-packed with chewy goodness that stacked up over the last 72 hours or so. This edition has some nice discounts on iPad Air models for those in the midwest, a big update for the Polaroid of iOS and plenty more, so let's dig in!
It was an anniversary week with the iPhone celebrating its seventh birthday and we've got the Mac closing in on its 30th later this month. Yes, January has been good for Apple fans. Unfortunately, we don't have any good news on the iWatch front for you just yet. Nevertheless, this week, like nearly every week, there was something cooking on the old news front. Let's see what's what.
The end of the year is a slow news zone typically, so we did our end of the year wrap ups. Want to know what the best games of the year were? Well, we got you covered. Whether it's the Mac or iOS, free or pay, we got you covered, plus a little bit of news on the side.
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.
Although T-Mobile US is now an official provider of the iPhone, the fourth-placed carrier still doesn't have an Apple-sanctioned iPad -- but that could change with the latest models expected at next week's media event.