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Sprint gambling $20 billion on iPhone deal?

Sprint gambling $20 billion on iPhone deal?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has landed a huge $20 billion deal with Apple to purchase roughly 30 million iPhone units over the next four years. Mr. Hesse told the board the carrier would have to agree to purchase at least 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years—a...
Vodafone Germany shows iPhone 4S in 16GB,32GB and 64GB flavors

Vodafone Germany shows iPhone 4S in 16GB,32GB and 64GB flavors

Vodafone Germany appears to have jumped the gun by listing various  new iPhone models as compatible with certain accessories, including iPhone 4 8GB models in Black and White as well as iPhone 4S Black and White models in 16GB, 32GB and even 64GB flavors. Before we get too excited by the...
Apple puts up the banners for the Let’s Talk iPhone event

Apple puts up the banners for the Let’s Talk iPhone event

Apple has begun its preparations for its upcoming “Let’s Talk iPhone” event on Tuesday October 4th. The banners reflect the invitation that was sent out last week. It shows the four iOS icons which are Calendar, Clock, Maps and Phone. We are still unsure what exactly Apple will reveal at the...
Mulder vs. Scully

Mulder vs. Scully

After I wrote my editorial on setting expectations I got a ton of tweets and comments and emails from people who really, truly want to believe Apple will be releasing a full on, big screen, metal back, different looking iPhone 5 this Tuesday at the Let's Talk iPhone event. They're talking about...
Setting expectations

Setting expectations

iMore has heard that, instead of the widely rumored iPhone 5 with a bigger screen and all new casing design, Apple will instead be releasing an iPhone 4S -- that name and the same basic design as the current Verizon iPhone, with an Apple A5 dual core processor like the iPad 2, an 8 megapixel rear...
iPhone 4S name and design leaked by iTunes

iPhone 4S name and design leaked by iTunes

A leak in iTunes may have settled the rumors and debates about the design and name of the next iPhone. iTunes 10.5 beta 9 includes image files for the new iPhone - and they look exactly like the CDMA iPhone 4. Additionally, the files reference the new handset as 'iPhone 4S'. Both of these...
iPhone 4S to offer 64GB storage option?

iPhone 4S to offer 64GB storage option?

9to5Mac's Mr. X claims that not only has the iPhone 4S begun appearing in Apple's internal inventory system, but that it's appearing in 3 capacities. For the last couple of years, Apple has only offered 16GB and 32GB iPhones, with the previous year's model going the budget 8GB size. Could iPhone...
What if Apple called it iPhone 4GS?

What if Apple called it iPhone 4GS?

What if, instead of iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, Apple decided to call the new device iPhone 4GS? Confession: I used to love those old Marvel What If? comics, like what if Captain America were discovered today, or what if Conan appeared in the 20th century, or what if Jean Grey didn't die? (You know,...
iPhone 5 going dual-core, 1GB of RAM, with advanced Assistant feature?

iPhone 5 going dual-core, 1GB of RAM, with advanced Assistant feature?

Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has posted a great write-up on what his usually very good sources have told him we can expect in the upcoming iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 hardware and software. In short: Apple A5 dual-core SoC (like iPad 2) 1GB of RAM 8MP rear camera, backlit sensor Qualcomm Gobi Baseband Siri-...
T-Mobile exec tells employees they aren't getting the iPhone 5 this year

T-Mobile exec tells employees they aren't getting the iPhone 5 this year

T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman held a townhall meeting today where he told employees that the company would unfortunately not be included among the carriers getting the iPhone 5 when it launches later this year. We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year. TiPb...
Photo shows Apple A5 SoC inside next iPhone?

Photo shows Apple A5 SoC inside next iPhone?

Chinese networking site Weibo posted a photo showing the Apple A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC) used in the iPad 2 nestled into what appears to be a next generation iPhone logic board. The logic board is connected to a white iPhone 4-like front cover with a speaker mesh that looks slightly larger than...
Case-Mate claims iPhone 5 will be a complete redesign, iPhone 4S also coming

Case-Mate claims iPhone 5 will be a complete redesign, iPhone 4S also coming

Case-Mate has put up a page on their website making a lot of claims regarding the iPhone 5 and further rumored iPhone 4S. Case-Mate believes the iPhone 5 will be a complete redesign and not just another incarnation of the current iPhone 4. They claim it will feature a wider and thinner design,...

Poll: Would you be less likely to get iPhone 5 if there's no new design?

Would you be less likely to get iPhone 5 if there's no new design? There are two seemingly conflicting rumors circulating about iPhone 5's design -- 1) that it will be a real, radical iPhone 5 redesign in a thinner, curvier, bigger screened, dare-I-say more metal-backed package, or 2) that it will...
iPhone 5 not getting a redesign, going to assemblers in September

iPhone 5 not getting a redesign, going to assemblers in September

MacRumors got wind of research note from -- wait for it -- an analyst named Ming-Chi Kuo who claims Apple is sending the gold master (GM) build of iOS 5 to manufacturers for assembly of iPhone 5 sometime between September 23 to 30. However, Kuo actually seems to be referring to the rumored N94...
Prototype iPhone N94 back plat gets leaked?

Prototype iPhone N94 back plat gets leaked?

MacPost has received what, if authentic, appears to be the back plate of Apple's iPhone N94 prototype. Whether N94 is iPhone 5 or an updated iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S is unknown. The codename ‘N94′ marked on cover clearly indicates that it is a fifth-generation iPhone part. The front cover,...
New iPhone on October 7, no new iPad until spring, 2012

New iPhone on October 7, no new iPad until spring, 2012

iMore has learned that Apple's next generation iPhone, be it an iterative "iPhone 4S" or a completely revamped "iPhone 5" could go on sale as early as October 7 in the US. That's a Friday, which is typical for iPhone launches. Originally Apple was considering a second week of October launch, more...
Verizon users waiting for iPhone 5 to ditch Android en masse?

Verizon users waiting for iPhone 5 to ditch Android en masse?

Needham analyst Charlie Wolf thinks most Verizon Android users have been holding out for the iPhone 5, and once it's released, a mass exodus from the Android platform will ensue. Verizon’s Android users are waiting for the iPhone 5. And when it arrives this fall, they’ll make the switch en...
Next iPhone in final testing for September release on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint or T-Mobile?

Next iPhone in final testing for September release on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint or T-Mobile?

9to5Mac reports that the next iPhone -- rumored to be released in September -- has hit final testing stages, with variations of 'N93' and 'N94' models suggesting a possible release on Sprint or T-Mobile. The next generation iPhone has reached the final testing stage (aka “AP” stage [Thanks,...
Secret Banners at WWDC, One More Thing?

Secret Banners at WWDC, One More Thing?

With just minutes to go before the keynote at WWDC, reports are showing that there are 2 massive banners covered with black cloths. There are 3 confirmed banners on display at WWDC, displaying the much-anticipated iCloud logo, iOS5 and OSX Lion, but what are under these black cloths? Could this...
iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

Macotakara, a Japanese blog, are rumoring that Apple will release an "iPhone 4S" in July or August this year with the same form factor as the current iPhone 4, with a a completely new model, or "iPhone 5" not be launched until Spring 2012 (!). The main difference will be in the hardware inside...

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