iPhone Sales at Sprint Remain at 1.5M

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While the two biggest U.S. carriers, Verizon and AT&T, saw a sequential drop in their iPhone sales, Sprint revealed on Thursday that it sold 1.5 million handsets in the second quarter, the same number sold a quarter ago. The company also announced that the device played an important part in luring new subscribers to its […]
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Half of Verizon Subscribers Use Smartphones, 2.7M iPhones Sold in Q2

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As newly reported by Verizon CEO Fran Shammo, nearly 50% of all subscribers on the carrier’s network are now smartphone users. This is a 13.8% increase as compared to the second quarter of last year, when the smartphone penetration rate at Verizon was just 36%. From the previous quarter of 2012, this figure also climbed […]
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Qantas Airlines to Ditch BlackBerry in Favor of iPhone

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The iPhone continues to gain wide adoption among major Australian companies, as Qantas Airlines has newly revealed its plans to use Apple’s handsets instead of the currently employed BlackBerries. All 1,300 corporate-sponsored RIM phones should be replaced in the nearest time. Aside from the fact that the iPhone is favored by both staff members and […]
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Dropping Sales at Wintek May Point to In-Cell Panels for iPhone 5

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In his latest research note, Brian White with Topeka highlighted a drastic slide in sales at Apple’s long-time touch panel supplier Wintek. The analyst claims that the company has seen one of the steepest drops in shipments in its history. Rather than speculating that the decline results from overall weakness in Apple products, though, White […]
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Tim Cook at D10: several iPhone parts are made in US

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At Tuesday’s “D10,” Tim Cook said the company is planning to reduce its reliance on overseas component makers by adding several U.S.-made parts to the black version of the current iPhone 4S, including the Gorilla Glass and ARM chip.
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Discontinuation of unlimited data at Verizon refers to new subsidized handsets

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Fran Shammo, a chief executive officer of Verizon, has clarified his plans to axe grandfathered unlimited data for iPhone users. On Wednesday, he revealed that the company would stop offering unlimited data plans with the arrival of shared data in summer. Early last year, these plans were dropped within months of unveiling the iPhone. However, […]
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iPhoto for iOS finally makes use of OpenStreetMap

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When iPhoto for iPhone debuted, users quickly noticed that there was something weird going on with the app’s maps. Although this was never revealed publicly, the data these maps were based not were obviously not from Google. According to most experts, Apple was using a variety of sources for new map tile creation, neglecting such […]
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iPhone to be carried by 5 new regional US providers starting April 20

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It seems that April 20th will become the iPhone launch date for a total of five regional U.S. carriers. Besides the already known nTelos and Alaska Communications, the list of Apple’s new carrier partners includes Appalachian Wireless, Cellcom and GCI.
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Apple outsells RIM on its home turf for the first time

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2011 marked the first time Apple’s iPhone beat the BlackBerry in its home of Canada. While RIM shipped 2.08 million handsets in the country last year, Apple reportedly topped this figure by selling 2.85 million iPhones. For years, Canadian users have demonstrated devotion to their homegrown brand, but in 2011 that loyalty apparently started to wane. While RIM sold 500,000 […]
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iPhone 4/4S case to incorporate FreedomPop hotspot

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More details on the latest project of Niklas Zennstrom, Skype founder, suggests that the so-called FreedomPop service will be available as a Wi-Fi hotspot integrated in an iPhone 4/4S case. Initially, Zennstrom intended to create a WiMax-based freemium service to provide customers with ‘free wireless broadband.” Reportedly running for up to 30 hours, FreedomPop allows […]
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