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Apple’s new lower cost iPhone 5C is expected to have the greatest domestic benefit for T-Mobile. You see, this carrier has always been considered as the one for budget-oriented subscribers - combine this with the cheap plastic iPhone and you'll get profit.
AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.
This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.
Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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According to the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to launch the iPad 5 and iPad mini in the last quarter of 2013. Apart from that, Kuo thinks we should expect the arrival of something like a ‘lower cost iPad mini’ in 2014.
Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.
The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.
According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).
Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.
SonyAlphaRumors has published new photos and information about the accessory.
Apple has blocked AppleCare employee vacations between September 15th and September 28th due to the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and iOS 7 release, AppleInsider reports. The news came after the information that the biggest U.S. carriers - T-Mobile and Verizon - have cancelled the vacations for their retail staff.
As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.
Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.
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Although Apple has yet to confirm what iPhone handsets it will launch next, the meetings are a sign of how Apple may be preparing to launch new, possibly cheaper devices, to revisit a market that has seen demand for its products, but also one where it has faced challenges working with carriers, the presence of a crazily-priced grey market and, according to eager distributors, short supply issues that do not meet demand.
Apple will be sending its top executives to have a meeting with retailers in Russia. No details of the topics to be discussed are known.
According to the latest rumors, Japan’s largest wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is currently in talks with Apple to sell its iPhone starting this year.
Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.