News tagged ‘AT&T’
Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless are now offering iPhone 5 with $ 45 rate plan with unlimited calls and data without contract. It was reported earlier from That's It Guys. Straight Talk is a subsidiary company of TracFone, and buyers of the iPhone will use network of the AT&T. There is no evidence that the phones will support LTE network.
Before the official announcement of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be held this month, AT&T reported that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including "best-ever" sales of iPhone and Android devices.
According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.
Following Apple’s 1 billion win against Samsung in court trial last week, Apple has specified which Samsung devices it will try to ban. The Verge
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Earlier this week we reported that European mobile operators began stockpiling nano-SIM cards in anticipation of Apple using the new card in the next iPhone. Now BGR
Apple has placed 55th on Fortune's Global 500 Top Companies, an annual list of the world's biggest corporations. Apple moved up the list from 111th place last year. Samsung placed 20th. Top 3 are Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Walmart.
Here is the full list:
Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.
When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:
Apple just published a press release that confirms the new iPad 3 will launch in 12 additional countries this Friday, April 20. Along with the 12 countries listed below, Apple confirmed an April 27 international launch date for nine more countries:
In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
Official press release:
As announced, AT&T has begun unlocking off contract iPhones for customers. TNW details the procedure. If you quality you can contact the company via phone, chat, or in-store.
The only piece of information required by AT&T is the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, which can be found under Settings -> General ->About on your device. Then in 72 hours you will receive email confirmation.
The maximum amount of unlock codes that can be given to an account is 5/year. You can see a copy of the unlock confirmation below.
AT&T has announced that it will unlock off contract iPhones.
Here AT&T's statement:
Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer's account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.
This is excellent news for the many U.S. customers with locked iPhones.
Piper Jaffray’ latest semi-annual survey of 5,600 U.S. high school students show that 34% of surveyed students now own an iPhone, and 40% of surveyed students indicated that they intend to purchase an iPhone within the next six months.
Such boom seems to be driven by low-cost options from Apple. Apple and AT&T dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS to free on-contract with the introduction of the iPhone 4S late last year.
In our most recent survey the percentage of teens that own an iPhone came in at 34%, up from 23% in the Fall and 17% last Spring. We believe the meaningful uptick in iPhone ownership among teens may be driven by the cheaper $49 iPhone 3GS (in some cases free). Interest in purchasing an iPhone in the next 6 months rose to 40% (another all-time high vs. our previous surveys). Purchase intent was at 38% in our last survey in the Fall.
Apple is launching the new iPad in 25 more countries tomorrow.
The company's third generation tablet will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 23 through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers, in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Having performed some testing, The Verge discovered that the recently-released iPad will need a Wi-Fi connection to use FaceTime, the device will not be allowed to make FaceTime calls on LTE network.
The iPad show that LTE service on the device is significantly faster than previous-generation 3G networking. Some said that the average download speed is 17 megabits per second on Verizon LTE network, while on AT&T's network it reaches 12 mbps.
Apple advertises the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model as the LTE-capable one, but the radio bands supported by the device are not the same as those used outside of North America.
4G LTE supported on AT&T and Verizon networks in the US; Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. 4G data plan is sold separately.
The iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G model you purchase is configured to work with a particular mobile network technology. Check with your carrier for compatibility and 4G data plan availability.
Apple has released the iOS 5.1 firmware for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has also released iOS 5.0 for the Apple TV.
You can find links to downloading the latest firmware versions here: