The Financial Post is reporting on a note to clients from J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz that claims Apple will launch two new iPhones this fall: a redesigned iPhone 5 and an "iPhone 4-plus". According to the report, both devices will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, with the iPhone 4-plus designated as an inexpensive model for the masses in the U.S., as well as China.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
It's summer and while a significant portion of the rumor mill is treading water getting ready for the fall when it'll kick into high gear, that doesn't mean that there isn't news burning up our RSS feeds and making digital headlines. Are you ready for the summer heat version of the Top 10 Hottest Apple News stories?
A week's worth of news, but just the highlight reel. That's what we promise here and that's what we deliver, so strap on your seatbelts, keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, and let's get our hustle on as we blaze through the week's hawtest Apple news.
It's being deemed an "extremely small" recall, but some Verizon iPad 2s have had duplicate MEID codes flashed onto iPads for the Verizon 3G network. One Apple Store employee has already claimed having to send over a hundred units back.
Once the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system becomes available for download, iOS users will have the ability to seamlessly communicate, share files, and wirelessly update their devices. With perks like this, it’s difficult to see how anyone could find anything too hateful in Cupertino’s latest cloud-based creation -- except for cellular carriers. Word around the campfire is that Apple knew word of the their new cloud-based offerings wouldn’t go over well with with telecoms. They were so certain of this that they even elected to keep their two closest North American wireless partners -- Verizon and AT&T -- out of the loop, with the cellular providers learning about the company’s cloud-based offerings at the same time as the rest of the world. Could Cupertino’s snub drive a wedge between Apple and the carriers?
While it was to be expected, a Verizon executive said today that the company will be kicking off the summer by eliminating smartphone plans that allow unlimited web access for a flat fee. Those will be replaced with tiered pricing that will make heavy data users pay more for mobile data. In another interesting note, it was also mentioned that Verizon will release the next iPhone at the same time as AT&T.
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.
If any of you planning to buy an iPad 2 on Verizon were worried that you’d have to wait any extra time before getting to buy, fear not! Over at verizonwireless.com there’s a big, bold banner graphic that should put your fears to rest.