By Cody Lee on Nov 16, 2012
Sprint announced this morning that it will begin selling LTE models of the 4th gen iPad and iPad mini in its retail stores today. The news comes shortly after reports surfaced that Apple has started stocking its own stores with the + Cellular tablets, suggesting that today’s launch might not be limited to the Kansas-based carrier… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 12, 2012
Back in August, Samsung unveiled a handful of new products at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany. It showed off the Galaxy Note 2 phablet, a new Windows Phone 8 handset, and some Windows 8 machines. It also took the wraps off its new Android camera.
The Galaxy Camera is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a 16MP camera with a 4.8-inch screen, quad core processor, and built-in 3G/4G connectivity running Android software. And for those interested, AT&T will start offering the device this Friday for $500… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 9, 2012
AT&T announced that it was going to be once again expanding its LTE network yesterday. The rollout brings the high speed data connection to Little Rock, Arkansas, and increases its availability in Bakersfield, California and other markets. So if you just picked up an iPhone 5 or other LTE device on AT&T, here’s the new coverage areas… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 6, 2012
As we previously reported, the iPhone 5 went on sale in India over the weekend. And apparently it was quite the success. According to a new report, the handset sold out in the country in just 24 hours.
This is a pretty big deal for Apple, as India buys over 200 million handsets per year, but they’re typically of the low-end, low-cost Android variety due to the country’s larger prepaid wireless market… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 1, 2012
All eyes will be on Apple tomorrow, as the iPad mini officially launches. It’s a new product for the company, and a new market, so pundits and analysts alike are anxious to see how the 7.9-inch tablet fairs.
Starting at $329, a lot of people think it’s overpriced. And with its A5 processor and no Retina display, it’s been described as outdated. But that doesn’t mean that Apple won’t sell a ton of them this weekend… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 31, 2012
As noted by some of our readers, Apple has quietly posted a new video to its iPhone 5 page entitled “The Launch Day video.” The two-minute compilation clip, as you might have guessed, shows scenes from Apple Stores around the globe during last month’s iPhone 5 launch day events… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 31, 2012
According to a new report, the China State Radio Management agency, one of China’s regulatory agencies, has just given Apple’s iPhone 5 the go-ahead for sale in the country.
The news comes about a month after the handset received approval from the China Compulsory Certificate, and about a month ahead of its scheduled December launch… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 26, 2012
Apple made the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini available for pre-order earlier this morning. And as pointed out by some of our readers, the white version of the smaller tablet sold out rather quickly.
Here in the US, all models of the white iPad mini started showing two week shipping estimates within the first half hour. So if you’re looking to score one on launch day, you’ll have to head to a retail store… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 26, 2012
Here it is folks, the moment you’ve been waiting for since Apple unveiled the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini at its big media event on Tuesday. Both tablets are now available for pre-order.
As you may recall, the initial round of iPhone 5 pre-orders sold out within the first hour of availability. So if you’re thinking about getting one of the new iPads, you might not want to wait… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 10, 2012
Back in February, the folks over at ThinkGeek unveiled a new wireless game controller for iOS devices called the 8-Bitty. It resembled an NES controller, and was based on the popular iCade platform.
Today, ThinkGeek has announced that the 8-Bitty controller is now available for purchase. It’s compatible with all iCade games, as well as MAME titles, and it costs a lot less than you might think… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 4, 2012
Folks in the UK who recently purchased an iPhone 5 will be happy to hear that in less then a month, they’ll finally be able to use the handset to its full potential. It’s official: the country’s first LTE network will go live on October 30.
The network belongs to EE (Everything Everywhere), which is a joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile. And the new 4G service will be available to existing customers on either of the two carriers, and obviously, new ones… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 21, 2012
Well, that’s all folks. It’s about 10pm PST here in the United States, meaning most retail stores are closed, or closing, and the long-awaited iPhone 5 launch day has finally come to an end.
A lot went on over the past 14 hours, as we saw everything from unboxings, to comparison tests, to jailbreaks. So in case you missed anything, we put together this wrap-up of today’s events… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
As expected, Apple has released iOS 6 this morning. After months of seeding beta versions of the new software to developers, it has finally made the update available to the public.
iOS 6 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, and it adds over 200 new features to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. But there are a few things you should know before you update.
Note: If you’re not seeing iOS 6 yet, don’t worry. It’s a rolling update, so it will get to you eventually. Also, downloads might be running slow right now given Apple’s servers are slammed… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 17, 2012
If you weren’t able to place your iPhone 5 pre-order last week, and still want to pick one up on launch day, I have some good news and some bad news for you.
The good news is, Apple and other retailers will start offering the handset this Friday at 8 AM. The bad news is, it looks like some folks are already lining up… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2012
If you don’t plan on pre-ordering your iPhone this weekend, but still want to grab the handset as soon as it launches, your only other option is to stand in line at an Apple, or other retail, store.
Queues for new Apple products are banal, sometimes starting a week or more ahead of launches, with hundreds of people. But if waiting in line isn’t for you, these folks are up to the task… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 10, 2012
For years, Apple has been rumored to be working on an iPhone partnership deal with China Mobile. The carrier is the largest in both China, and the world, with more than 660 million subscribers.
China Mobile’s network is already overflowing with unlocked iPhone users, but technology has been standing in the way of an official offering. And it doesn’t look like that’s going to change this year… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 5, 2012
Motorola just wrapped up its “On Display” event in New York City, and as expected, it had some new hardware to show off. The company unveiled the Droid Razr HD, the Droid Razr Maxx HD, and the Droid Razr M.
With a subsidized price of $99, the Razr M is the cheaper of the three handsets. It has a 4.3-inch display and runs on Verizon’s LTE network. Then there were the stars of the show: the Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 29, 2012
Samsung took the stage today at the annual IFA show in Berlin, Germany to unveil a slew of new devices. The keynote was the first in a long line of scheduled product announcements leading up to Apple’s September 12 iPhone event.
Among the new gadgets Samsung debuted this morning was the long-rumored Galaxy Note II. The device follows up a fairly successful Galaxy Note, which had the internals of a smartphone and the form factor of a mini tablet.
And now, it’s even bigger… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 27, 2012
Over the weekend, it was reported that AT&T employees were seeing a blackout on vacation dates in late September, likely due to the new iPhone launch. Apple is widely expected to roll out the handset on September 21.
The information seemed spot-on, considering the timeframe matched up with both Verizon blackout dates and previous reports. But it looks like, for whatever reason, AT&T is denying the employee blackout rumors… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2012
Apple has yet to make any kind of official announcement regarding when the next iPhone will be unveiled and become available, but we’re almost positive we know the dates. Apple is expected to debut the handset on September 12, and launch it in stores on September 21.
There’s already a mountain of evidence in favor of this timeline, such as reports from multiple credible sources and news outlets, and blacked out vacation dates for Verizon employees. But in case you needed any more proof, AT&T employees have just thrown their hats into the ring… Read More