iPhone 5 users who suffer a broken or scratched screen may be able to get a replacement directly in the store, according to a report from iMore.
Citing "sources within Apple retail," the blog site said that the equipment used to replace iPhone screens has started showing up in the stores themselves. This move means that Apple store reps could outfit an iPhone 5 with a new screen on the spot rather than switching the entire phone for a new or refurbished model.
The screen swap-out process for the new iPhone would match that of the iPhone 3G … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET iPhone 5 Editors' take
- Apple unveils new iPod Touch with 4-inch screen
- New iPod Nano: Remembering the iPod Mini
- Apple's new EarPods were three 3 years in the making???
- Lightning Cable connects old accessories to Apple's newest port
At the Apple event in San Francisco yesterday, the new iPad was not the only announcement. Several new software updates were also unveiled, including updates to all three of Apple's iOS iWork apps.
Pages, the word processing app that lets you take your written work with you, got a few new features. Along with Retina Display compatibility for the new iPad, you'll now be able to use the … Read more
Google lets you remove your Wi-Fi info from its location database, iTunes Match goes live, and the Department of Justice pushes Congress to make it a felony to use a fake name on a social network or lie on a dating-site profile.
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Apple is expected to unveil a 4G iPhone next year as competition in the LTE smartphone market heats up, according to a DigiTimes report.
Citing industry sources in Taiwan, DigiTimes says that Apple will join Nokia, RIM, and Sony Ericsson in diving into the 4G market next year as more carriers kick off LTE services around the world.
HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG all currently sell LTE handsets, but HTC leads the U.S. market with a 60 percent share of 4G customers, say DigiTimes' sources.
Apple has expressed some reticence about jumping onboard the LTE bandwagon in light of … Read more
Sprint Nextel plans to shed more light on the financial impact of selling the Apple iPhone during its next quarterly report.
The company had always planned to provide more guidance regarding the iPhone, Chief Executive Dan Hesse told CNET during an event at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show in San Diego. With the iPhone 4S not even out yet, he didn't believe it would be fair to provide any estimate so soon.
Sprint and Hesse caught a lot of flack on Friday when the company laid out its own 4G plans. Investors at the conference bristled as Hesse … Read more
Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:33 PT with a correction. The error message preventing iPhone 4S buyers from keeping their unlimited data plans was limited to the company's mobile site. The story was also updated at 12:50 p.m. PT with a comment from AT&T and further clarification.
Are you one of the many iPhone-owning AT&T wireless users pre-ordering a new iPhone 4S today?
If so, you may want to hold off from ordering through AT&T's mobile Web site, for now anyway. Those looking to upgrade their existing iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4 will notice that AT&T removes the option to grandfather in their existing Data Unlimited for iPhone plan when moving up to an iPhone 4S. Fortunately, everything seems to be fine when attempting the upgrade process in a non-mobile browser.
Even on the regular Web site, it seems the wording on the AT&T page is a bit confusing, according to GigaOM. Some users are getting tripped up over this statement they see while checking out: "Your new device requires a different Data Add-on Plan than you currently have. We selected a compatible Data Add-on Plan for you. If you want a different plan, you can change the Data Add-on Plan by selecting Change here or from within my AT&T after you receive and activate your new device."
An AT&T representative reached out to CNET regarding this story with this clarification: "We're working on making the online page more clear. We are not removing grandfathered unlimited data plans."… Read more
Apple's new iPhone apparently won't be paired with a speedier next-generation wireless network.
The upcoming smartphone won't have access to the Long-Term Evolution or WiMax 4G networks that are available in the U.S., according to the Dow Jones Newswires. That will likely come as a disappointment to many who were hoping that the device would wed Apple's software and experience with a much faster data connection.
Apple plans to unveil the device at 10 a.m. PT today.
That the iPhone will run on 3G speeds only isn't a huge surprise. Tim Cook, Apple'… Read more
Clearwire is in talks with a number of carriers, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless, about eventually providing wireless capacity with its planned 4G LTE network.
"We're talking to everybody," Clearwire Chief Executive Eric Prusch said in an interview with CNET today.
Prusch didn't specifically name the two, but only said the company was talking to multiple companies when asked about AT&T and Verizon. The company's decision to move to LTE, a more widely accepted standard of 4G used by other U.S. carriers, has helped spur new discussions.
"The level … Read more