The fourth generation iPhone is on its way later this year, and reports have already surfaced indicating vast improvements in hardware and functionality. Apple is taking its iPhone to the next level to insure that competition from rival smartphones are held at bay.
Wireless provider KT introduced the iPhone to South Korea in November of 2009, and sources within the company have given The Korea Times a glimpse of what Apple is planning for iPhone 4.0. Hardware upgrades include dual-core processors, improved graphics and a power-sipping organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen.
Apple tablet watchers have completely bypassed CES 2010 in anticipation of the company's special event at the end of this month. More evidence is mounting that Apple will announce the tablet and begin selling the product during the second quarter.
According to Reuters, AVY Precision Technology begins manufacturing aluminum casings for the tablet computer body in February. Two other Taiwanese companies, Wintek and TPK Solutions, are both said to be shipping 10-inch touch screens to Apple.
With the exclusive iPhone deal between AT&T and Apple ending this summer, Verizon is reportedly in negotiations with Apple to offer a CDMA version of the device on its network this year. Maynard Um from UBS Investment Research wrote a note to investors that stated, "We believe a CDMA-iPhone is also in the works, though we believe Verizon Wireless and Apple may currently be apart on pricing."
Um's research points to a new iPhone release this summer, including a CDMA network compatible iPhone for Verizon or other CDMA carriers in Japan and China. Ongoing negotiations between Verizon and Apple have been rumored to be happening frequently in recent months. The release of a Qualcomm hybrid chipset that supports multiple wireless network technologies has also added to speculation.
As of midnight tonight, our Squaretrade iPhone Insurance Contest will officially end. That still leaves an opportunity for those of you that haven't entered to get 10 entries in the drawing pool, and those of you who already have to increase your chances of winning by getting your last day's worth of entries in. As a reminder, we'll be drawing winning entries for Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB) and ten (10) entrants will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes. Everyone who enters will receive a $5 off coupon code good towards any Squaretrade purchase.
Squaretrade is the leading third party insurance provider for the Apple iPhone. Unlike AppleCare, Squaretrade warranties cover accidents such as spills (and other water damage), drops, and other breakages.
With descriptions of the upcoming Apple tablet's user interface featuring words like "awesome" and "surprising" it's possible some patents filed by the company have been used in the device.
Plans for a tactile feedback virtual keyboard describe buttons and frames that would pop up when keys are displayed and retract under the surface at other times. This would make typing on an on-screen tablet keyboard feel much more like typing on a standard keyboard.
Only two days until we randomly select winners in the SquareTrade iPhone Warranty Contest! Two entrants will receive certificates for free Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB). Another ten (10) winners will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes.
A record 7.4 million iPhones were sold in the third quarter of 2009. Analyst Brian Marshall is betting the fourth quarter will surpass everyone's expectations and predicts that Apple will see iPhone sales of 11.3 million units.
Marshall also raised his target for Apple shares to $260 each, making Broadpoint.AmTech's predictions the most optimistic on Wall Street. He believes that Apple is currently the best technology company on the planet.
Save the date because on January 26, 2010 Steve Jobs will be making the product announcement everyone has been waiting for at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. This is according to ex-Google China president Kai-Fu Lee.
Lee stated that the Apple tablet will look like a large iPhone with a 10-inch screen, 3D graphics and a price under $1000. He claims that Apple plans to manufacture 10 million of the devices in 2010.
The most popular posts of 2009 show that demand for tethering on the AT&T network is strong despite a lack of official support. The following list focuses heavily on Apple's upgrades to the iPhone operating system and issues encountered by some users with firmware 3.1.
As always, there's heavy interest in jailbreaking every new iPhone OS. Another story that made the top 10 was the delay and subsequent launch of MMS in the US.
Not long after Apple counter-sued Nokia, the stakes of the battle have increased. Nokia is now claiming that Apple has violated its patents in almost all of its consumer electronics products. The US International Trade Commission has received word that Nokia believes Apple's iPhones, iPods and computers are all abusing Nokia's intellectual property rights.
Initially, Nokia claimed that Apple had violated patents including GSM and UMTS communications standards as well as security and encryption standards in its iPhone. Apple countered the lawsuit by saying that Nokia illegally copied 13 of its own patents and named the Nokia E71 as a device that completely mimics the iPhone.