There's always plenty of news we miss throughout the work day, which is where our overnight recap comes in, mopping up the smaller stories and tidbits and putting them on display for all to enjoy. On this fine Tuesday morning, let's kick back and enjoy a handful of these stories before the craziness of Apple's media event tomorrow!
It's Monday morning, and who's excited about a new iPhone this week? Judging from the volley of related news over the weekend, the tech press sure is -- so we've assembled a handful of stories you might have missed since leaving work on Friday to kick off iPhone 5 week.
All signs are pointing to T-Mobile USA again being left out in the cold when the sixth-generation iPhone is presumably revealed next week, but that doesn't mean the carrier won't have a strategy in place to combat the problem.
It's gotta hurt being the only major U.S. carrier without the iPhone, and the proof of this dilemma is certainly being shown in T-Mobile USA's second-quarter, during which time more than half a million subscribers jumped ship for greener pastures.
It’s no secret that iPhone users have been quietly slipping over to T-Mobile here in the U.S. -- all it takes is an unlocked device to free you from AT&T’s ball and chain. Unfortunately, the iPhone can’t take advantage of T-Mo’s 3G network -- but that will soon change.
Apple and AT&T have been making big news since last Friday, when they announced that off-contract iPhones can finally be unlocked from Ma Bell’s ball and chain. While it appears the carrier is also unlocking these handsets for in-contract military service members, T-Mobile is looking forward to enlisting a few good (new) iPhone users.
As reported on Friday, AT&T has curiously started to unlock off-contract iPhones, choosing Easter Sunday to kick the service off. Judging from reports online, many users have been successful at getting their handsets freed from Ma Bell’s shackles, while others are still waiting.
Color us shocked: AT&T has announced they’ll start unlocking out of contract iPhones beginning Easter Sunday, which has long been a thorn in the side of international travelers everywhere. Coupled with the fact that Apple now sells contract-free, unlocked handsets on its own, the move may mark the end of an era for many jailbreakers whose interest was mostly using their handset overseas. And there’s plenty more where that came from for this fabulous Friday, April 6, 2012. Happy Easter, everyone!
Going out of the country for a few months? Apple will begin selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S handsets online here in the US. The 16GB model will go for $649, 32GB for $749, and 64GB for $849. It's not a bad price to pay, but if you're attracted to Verizon or Sprint you should avoid going this route and purchase the handset for that service instead.