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3 years ago

Verizon iPhone orders already being shipped?

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Verizon iPhone orders already being shipped?

We're getting emails and members of our Verizon iPhone Forum are posting that their Verizon iPhone order status has recently been updated to "your order has been shipped."

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3 years ago

Best Buy offering to "future proof" your tech gadgets

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Best Buy offering to "future proof" your tech gadgets

If you purchase your iPhones or iPads from Best Buy, you may be interested in checking out their new Buy Back program. In a letter sent out to current Best Buy Reward Zone customers, they'll be announcing the new program during the Super Bowl this coming Sunday (third quarter to be exact).

It appears Best Buy will tell you exactly how much they'll give you for your gadget when you purchase it. When you are ready to trade in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (or any other gadget for that matter), you'll get a Best Buy gift card instantly for the fixed buy back amount. It's a nice little gesture to loyal customers. Here is part of the e-mail sent to customers:

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3 years ago

Verizon to start throttling data speeds for new subscribers and optimizing content for all

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Verizon to start throttling data speeds for new subscribers and optimizing content for all

Verizon Wireless is to start throttling data speeds and optimizing content for smartphones like the Verizon iPhone from today according to a PDF memo on its website. The throttling will only come into affect for new customers who subscribe to a data plan or feature from February 3, 2011, however the optimization will affect all data users new and old.

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to opt-out of (and back in to) personalized iAds

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Daily Tip: How to opt-out of (and back in to) personalized iAds

Worried that Apple's iAd's is getting too nosy about your personal information and wondering how to opt-out of sharing it with the advertising network? On the plus side personalized ads usually better reflect your interest and can be less annoying but if you're hyper-concerned about your privacy you may just want to cut it off. We'll show you how after the break.

[Apple knowledge base, thanks Dev!)

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3 years ago

Updated: Verizon iPhone pre-orders go relatively smoothly

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Updated: Verizon iPhone pre-orders go relatively smoothly

UPDATE: Looks like Verizon couldn't handle iPhone 4 either -- or at least the pre-orders -- as we're now hearing from a bunch of folks for whom the servers simply stopped responding. It doesn't seem to be widespread as others are getting through just fine still. We're guessing whatever problem is occurring, Verizon is working on it. So if you get an error just keep trying and let us know how it goes in the comments!

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3 years ago

TiPb asks: Are you pre-ordering the Verizon iPhone today?

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TiPb asks: Are you pre-ordering the Verizon iPhone today?

Today is Verizon iPhone pre-order day... so are you getting one? If you're an existing Verizon customer eligible to upgrade you're only a few clicks away.

If you're still not certain make sure you've checked out our iPhone Buyers Guide and read the AT&T vs. Verizon pros and cons</a.

Once you've made up your mind let us know what you've decided in the comments below, especially if you get one! (And then head on over to our Verizon iPhone Forum where we're keeping an eye on the pre-order process and delivery estimates!)

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, February 3

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, February 3

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • CoverMe: Compare cell coverage maps between AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint using your current or designated location. [Free - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Verizon iPhone early review roundup

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Verizon iPhone early review roundup

Early reviews of the Verizon iPhone 4 have hit the web and the short answer is pretty much what we all expected -- AT&T can be faster for data and handles simultaneous voice and data, but Verizon sounds better and has more reception in more places. For the long answers, see the following link:

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3 years ago

Could iOS 4.3 be coming in two weeks?

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Could iOS 4.3 be coming in two weeks?

Could iOS 4.3 be coming in two weeks, right after the Verizon-sponsored free trial of The Daily runs out and subscriptions kick in? John Gruber of Daring Fireball thinks so.

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3 years ago

Verizon employees and family members being asked not to buy Verizon iPhone

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Verizon employees and family members being asked not to buy Verizon iPhone

Verizon is once again reminding their employees and family members to put the customers first and refrain from buying a Verizon iPhone themselves, at least for the time being. An email sent out today to all employees says:

Focus on Customer Is Key to Verizon iPhone Launch

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