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Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose,
Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.
Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.
Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.
Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.
John Legere, T-Mobile CEO, has recently confirmed that his company offers 200MB of free data for all those who purchase the iPad Air on T-Mobile network. He has also noted that such an offer is available for all customers with no restrictions or additional conditions attached.
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s new iPad 5 and iPad mini with Retina display that are expected to be launched on October 22nd will at last be available on the T-Mobile network. So far, only three major U.S. carriers - AT&T, Verizon and Sprint - have offered cellular service on iPad.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted earlier today that he is "excited" for October 22, along with a link to an article announcing Apple's October 22 event -- hinting that the carrier may finally have Cellular support on iPads.
Below you can take a look at the tweet that proves everything I’ve mentioned above.
According to the latest Canaccord report, Apple’s iPhone 5s is the top smartphone sold at all U.S. carriers. The plastic iPhone 5c comes in the second or third place, depending on a particular carrier.
After close to one week of sales, we found that, overall, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco held the largest market share in the U.S. for iPhone 5s and 5c activations. This is to be expected given the size of their populations. However the real surprise was that San Francisco came in third. Considering San Francisco is actually the 11th largest market in the U.S., its status as a technology haven also, clearly, translates to a culture of early adoption.
We then looked at the distribution of the iPhone 5s and 5c for each of the cities. Again, San Francisco stood out, showing the strongest preference for the 5s over the 5c (85% vs. 15%) among the top 12 major U.S. cities. Philadelphia showed the lowest preference with 72%.
A few hours ago Apple has opened its site for all those who want to pre-order the iPhone 5c. As you might have already heard, for the American customers the price for the 16GB unlocked version is $549 and for the 32GB version - $649. You can also purchase both models on contract for $99 and $199 respectively.
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.
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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iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.