“Our customers want the best products available and we are excited to bring iPhone to our pre-paid consumers with an industry leading $55 per-month service plan,” said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer, Leap Wireless International, Inc. “Launching iPhone is a major milestone for us and we are proud to offer iPhone customers attractive nationwide coverage, a robust 3G data network and a value-packed, no-contract plan.”
Apple growing faster than Android
A new study from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Apple is growing faster in the smartphone market than Android. […]
Uncap your beer bottle with this iPhone case
The Opena Case combines polycarbonate protection for your iPhone 4 with a bottle opener.
∞ iPhone 4S second most popular camera on Flickr
Arnold Kim for Mac Rumors: Apple’s newly launched iPhone 4S has quickly shot up to become the second most popular Cameraphone on Flickr.com. Flickr’s Camera Finder page shows graphs of the popularity of both smartphones and Point and Shoot cameras. … Continued
∞ Annie Liebovitz recommends iPhone camera
Daniel Eran Dilger: “I’m still learning how to use mine,” Liebovitz said, pulling her iPhone 4 out to take a picture of her host. “It’s great. It’s a pencil, it’s a pen, it’s a notebook. I can’t tell you how … Continued
∞ iPhone 4, 3GS lead mobile phone sales
It may come as a surprise to many, but Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS are the top two selling phones on the market in the US as of the third quarter. A new study from NPD shows that Apple’s … Continued
∞ Sprint reports best launch day sales ever with iPhone 4
Dan Hesse, Sprint’s CEO, went on record this summer citing the absence of the iPhone from its list of offered devices as being the number one reason why Sprint was losing customers. Fast forward to October 14th, launch day for … Continued
∞ iPhone, Android users plan to upgrade to iPhone 4S
Mel Martin for TUAW: 44% of 3G and 3GS owners plan to upgrade to the iPhone 4S 42% of iPhone 4 owners say they plan to make the jump 24% of BlackBerry owners say they are coming on board the … Continued
∞ San Mateo DA: iPhone 4 Gizmodo editors acted like teenagers
CNet: “It was obvious that they were angry with the company about not being invited to some press conference or some big Apple event. We expected to see a certain amount of professionalism–this is like 15-year-old children talking,” [San Mateo … Continued
∞ iPhone 4S, with dual-core processor and Siri, coming Oct. 14
Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 4S. The new phone comes out on Friday, October 14, 2011 and will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Carrier-subsidized prices in the US are $199, $299 and $399 respectively. It comes … Continued
∞ Samsung accuses Apple of 'free riding' on its wireless technologies
The war of words between Apple and Samsung is heating up again. In an interview with AP, Lee Younghee, Samsung’s head of global marketing for mobile communications, accused Apple of “free riding” on its patented wireless technologies. Lee also said … Continued
∞ Sprint prepares for iPhone 4
Erica Sadun for TUAW.com The briefing reportedly told the sales team that Sprint will begin offering the iPhone 4 in October 2011 (next month) with standard Sprint data plans; they will include a $10 data smartphone premium that is not … Continued
∞ iPhone vs. Android state by state
Dan Frommer: Jumptap, a mobile ad network, just published its latest monthly metrics dump, including this map, which highlights the dominant smartphone platform in each state. In particular, it seems that the south and west are Google Android country, while … Continued
∞ Apple No. 1 in worldwide smartphone shipments
Market research firm IDC on Thursday released its worldwide smartphone market numbers for the second quarter of 2011 and Apple is in the lead.
∞ Study: 67% of BlackBerry users want an iPhone
Ed Sutherland at Cult of Mac: The good news for Apple came in a study of 216 smartphone users by Piper Jaffray Apple-watcher Gene Munster. The study found 67 percent of BlackBerry owners plan to buy an iPhone as their … Continued
∞ Apple sued for using copyrighted photo in TV ad
New York-based photographer Taea Thale is suing Apple for using one of her copyrighted photos in an iPhone television ad.
∞ Apple's iPhone grows 141.8 percent year-over-year
Market research firm IDC released its latest phone data, which shows the worldwide mobile phone market grew 11.3 percent in the second quarter of 2011. This growth was, in part, due to Apple, which more than doubled its market share … Continued
∞ Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US
A new report released by Nielsen on Thursday shows that Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States.
∞ The future of the PC industry
Ben Bajarin: I believe that this inflection point can be described as going from personal computing to personalized computing and will be defined by tablets and smartphones that take all types of shapes, form factors and designs that make the … Continued
∞ Apple on track to sell more iPhones in 2011 than all other years combined
Matt Richman: Of the 25.09 million iPhones Apple sold in 2009, 35.8% of them came during Apple’s first and second calendar quarters. In 2010 that number was 36.1%. Using calendar 2011 iPhone sales numbers and a 36% average, Apple is … Continued
∞ The iPhone rumors keep coming
BGR: We are told the handset will retail for no more than $350 without contract. Ready for the really interesting part? It’s entirely possible that the low-cost iPhone will in fact be the iPhone 3GS. We reported that we were … Continued
∞ Byte apologizes for critical Apple article
From Byte: The opinion column that follows doesn’t live up to the proud tradition and our best intentions for BYTE. It not only lacks the deep and authoritative technical content that we want BYTE to be known for, but it … Continued
∞ Cool video of iPhone 4 capturing guitar strings
Walt Basil emailed me this morning letting me know about this cool video posted by our friends at TUAW. The guy put his iPhone 4 inside the guitar and filmed the strings moving. Like my wife said, you can see … Continued
∞ Apple passes RIM in OS and handset market share
A new study from market research firm comScore on Tuesday showed that Apple has now passed RIM in market share as a handset maker and a platform.
∞ iPhone, iPad help reunite Mother and daughter in China after 5 years
We’ve all heard some wonderful stories over the years about how the iPhone and iPad have helped people, but a new story out of China really tugs at the heart strings.
∞ Apple up, Android flat in smartphone growth
A new study released by market research firm Nielsen on Thursday shows that more people are buying smartphones and Apple is seeing growth in the market.
∞ Apple is now the top mobile company in Australia
Apple is making waves in the mobile market all over the world. A new report released on Monday shows that the iPhone is the top mobile device vendor in Australia.
∞ Report: Apple will release two iPhones in September
One analyst says that Apple will go after the competition with both barrels in September, releasing two new iPhones instead of one iPhone 5.
∞ ITC postpones Kodak v. Apple and RIM decision
The ITC has surprisingly given notice that the target date for the decision has been extended by one week. It’s now June 30, 2011. This could either be due to a delay on the ITC’s part or a way for … Continued
∞ iPhone 4 the most used camera on Flickr
It doesn’t surprise me that Apple’s iPhone 4 has taken the top spot as the most used camera on Flickr, because it’s the only camera I use these days.