If you’re reading this from one of the 25 countries that just started selling the new iPad today, welcome! (Sorry, we don’t know all 25 ways to say welcome in those countries, so we’ll stick with the universal language of English.) Now 25 more countries will get to experience the overheating, the poor Wi-Fi and the battery that charges beyond 100 percent -- although all of you will be sitting out the 4G LTE party for now, so you’ll have to do your best to burn through your monthly data plan with 3G instead. Enough sarcasm -- let’s get on with the show for this Friday, March 23, 2012!
How bad are things for fourth-place U.S. carrier T-Mobile? Apparently, so bad that they issue a press release to announce fourth-quarter operating results which mentions being “negatively impacted” by the release of the iPhone 4S on three other carriers, right in the first sentence.
What a week! Apple is swimming in more cash than they know what to do with, the Macworld/iWorld show is winding down in San Francisco and the EFF is working overtime to keep jailbreaking legal. What’s that? You didn’t hear about that? Why, you’ve come to the right place, then… step right up and have a heaping handful of the best and brightest news for this Friday, January 27, 2012.
We're hotter than ever rolling into the holidays, but maybe the news has slipped past you in all the heat and hustle and bustle. That's just what we're here for! We catch the stories that you might otherwise miss, and we stick them right in your stocking where you couldn't miss them if you tried.
It’s likely to be a busy news week for Apple fans in the lead-up to Christmas this coming weekend. Apple is shutting down their iTunes Connect developer portal come Thursday which means no new apps or updates until next Friday, December 30 so these companies are scrambling like elves at the North Pole to get their latest work approved and out the door before then. In the meantime, kick your feet up and take a look at what’s making news for this fine Monday, December 19, 2011.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T ran into a major roadblock from the government over the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Both companies are calling it quits and going back to the drawing board, as it were.
AT&T said the following in an official statement:
“The actions by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to block this transaction do not change the realities of the U.S. wireless industry. It is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in the world, with a mounting need for more spectrum that has not diminished and must be addressed immediately. The AT&T and T-Mobile USA combination would have offered an interim solution to this spectrum shortage. In the absence of such steps, customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled.”
In this week's Law and Apple, Samsung makes an offer that Apple can't refuse (but does), and T-Mobile decides to join forces with Verizon and support Samsung. Hey, what do they care? it's not like they have the iPhone, right?
And finally, we'll recap the thrilling conclusion of the Clone Wars. It's like the Star Wars Clone Wars but with fewer fanboys and no Ewan McGregor.
Closer and closer we get to the rumored release date of the next generation of iPhones. And, true to form, the rumor mill stories are all starting to get more and more overlapping and similar. October 4th is almost universally agreed as the Go-Date and things are starting to gear toward a two model release. Well, then, what else is going down?
Competition is fierce in the world of wireless, but that doesn’t mean that telecom giants can’t occasionally come to each other’s aid in times of crisis. Case in point: Recent comments by Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam which appear to be in favor of rival AT&T gobbling up T-Mobile.