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Apple's new iPhone trade in program will help them in emerging markets, and here's why!

Apple's new iPhone trade in program will help them in emerging markets, and here's why!

It looks pretty much certain that Apple will unveil a trade-up program across its retail stores soon. 9to5Mac reported on it and iMore heard it was a go as well. TechCrunch claims it's already being tested at some stores, and has even through some numbers around. They’re suggesting an iPhone 4S...
Apple already has a (pilot) iPhone trade-in program

Apple already has a (pilot) iPhone trade-in program

It's not just that Apple is on the cusp of offering iPhone customers a trade-in program at its retail stores; Apple's already floating a pilot program, according to TechCrunch. Matthew Panzarino reports that employees at some Apple retail stores are already offering a trade-in credit to users...
Apple's rumored iPhone trade-in program launching as soon as next month

Apple's rumored iPhone trade-in program launching as soon as next month

The smartphone aftermarket is red hot these days, with U.S. carriers already diving in with greedy hands open, and Apple Retail rumored to be getting into the game as well. With new iPhones hitting the shelves every year - including rumored iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c this year - and some segment...
Gold iPhone 5S

Purported gold iPhone 5S shell leaks out with a taste of Champagne

We've talked a lot about the rumored gold iPhone 5s in recent days, but a new leaked image out of Japan (by way of Nowhereeelse.fr) claims to show the shell of the phone in all its glory. Unlike some previous images that have done the rounds, this comes bearing the Apple logo, the iPhone branding...
iPhone 5C once again rumored for September event

iPhone 5C once again rumored for September event

If the rumors are true and Apple is indeed holding the next iPhone event on September 10, 2013, then the rumors that they'll introduce not only the next high-end phone, the iPhone 5s, but a second, less-expensive phone, iPhone 5c might just be true as well. The latest to weigh in are Lorraine...
Are you already thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 5S? The great iMore community debate!

Are you already thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 5S? The great iMore community debate!

Apple hasn't even officially announced their next iPhone event, much less their next iPhone, but iMore members are already debating the pros and cons of sticking with what they have vs. upgrading to what's next. Have you decided already to upgrade to the iPhone 5s Every year for the last 6...
Huawei's Ascend P6 does look a lot like an iPhone in the right light

Huawei's Ascend P6 does look a lot like an iPhone in the right light

Back in June, Huawei unveiled their latest high-end Android smartphone, the Ascend P6, that immediately struck a familiar design chord. Right from the first teaser images, the comparisons to the iPhone started to fly, mainly due to the metal banding that encases the phone around the edges. Now,...
iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

The definitive guide to everything Apple: Which iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac should you buy before you - or your loved one - goes back to school! There's nothing more stressful for parents or students than the annual back-to-school insanity that prefaces the actual return to educational...
Obama administration overrules ITC ban on iPhone 4, iPad 2

Obama administration overrules ITC ban on iPhone 4, iPad 2

Earlier this year the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a ban on the import of the iPhone 4 and cell-equipped iPad 2 models after ruling that the devices violated a patent held by Samsung. The Obama administration has overruled that decision at the eleventh hour, allowing the Apple...
Packaging labeled 'iPhone 5C' shows up in China, leads to more color iPhone speculation

Packaging labeled 'iPhone 5C' shows up in China, leads to more color iPhone speculation

Packages with the branding "iPhone 5c" have shown up in China, which indicate nothing more than someone, potentially Apple, potentially a knock-off company, has manufactured some boxes that read "iPhone 5c" on them. That would be C as in "Color", and likely refer to the rumored less expensive...
T-Mobile US to offer iPhone 5 for no money down for limited time starting tomorrow

T-Mobile US to offer iPhone 5 for no money down for limited time starting tomorrow

T-Mobile US customers can get high-end smartphones like the iPhone 5 for $0 up front with the carrier's new promotion, which starts tomorrow. The offer is open to both new and existing T-Mobile customers. The promotion is just another part of T-Mobile's efforts to get people to switch, as...
Apple reportedly second biggest smartphone shipper in the world, again

Apple reportedly second biggest smartphone shipper in the world, again

Market share remains the most popular metric to calculate among metric calculators, and last quarter their measures claim Apple shipped the second largest amount of smartphones in the world at 31.2 million, representing a 13.1% slice of the customer pie. IDC reports: Apple posted its second-...
Could your next iPhone work with the Oculus Rift VR headset? CEO says yes

Could your next iPhone work with the Oculus Rift VR headset? CEO says yes

Oculus Rift is the virtual reality headset from Oculus VR that's managed to take the gaming world by storm even though it's not officially on sale yet. It's a Head Mounted Display (HMD) that lets you play your favorite games in 3D. Now the company's CEO says that next-generation smartphones are a...
Why Russian carriers are ditching the iPhone

Why Russian carriers are ditching the iPhone

As of this month, the iPhone is no longer available on any Russian carrier. You can still get iPhones in Russian, of course, both at independent retail chains and, now, directly from Apple. They're just off the Russian carriers, and Phillip Elmer-DeWitt thinks he knows why. From Fortune: But...
AT&T want to buy Leap Wireless, get all your Cricket iPhones

AT&T want to buy Leap Wireless, get all your Cricket iPhones

AT&T and Leap Wireless have announced their intention to get hitched, spectrum wise. $15 a share, cash, is the acquisition price, and AT&T will get the Cricket brand and customers along with it. AT&T, in a prepared statement, said: The combined company will have the financial...
Is now the time for iPhone users to "JUMP" onto T-Mobile?

Is now the time for iPhone users to "JUMP" onto T-Mobile?

iPhone users, T-Mobile wants your business and they don't want to make you wait to buy a new iPhone. At a press conference earlier this week, they introduced a new program called JUMP that frees you from the tyranny of waiting to upgrade your phone every two years. Is it worth the money? Let's...
Purported less expensive iPhone parts assembled for video, knocked off for Android

Purported less expensive iPhone parts assembled for video, knocked off for Android

When you hear "cheap iPhone" or "budget iPhone" think "less expensive iPhone", akin to how the Mac Mini is less expensive than the Mac Pro, and the iPad mini is less expensive than the full-sized iPad (or the iPod nano was less expensive than the classic iPod). That's what this video, and the...
NTT DoCoMo reportedly doesn't want the iPhone unless they can screw it up, so customers don't want NTT DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo reportedly doesn't want the iPhone unless they can screw it up, so customers don't want NTT DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo reportedly doesn't want the iPhone unless they can stick their logo and crapware, er, value added services, on it. Apple, of course, doesn't allow such shenanigans. The result, apparently, is a stalemate for the two companies, and no iPhone on NTT DoCoMo for customers. So what are...
iPhone 5

Apple and SK-Telecom reportedly in talks over LTE-Advanced for next iPhone

The iPhone 5 brought LTE to the iPhone for the the first time, but according to reports out of South Korea, the next iPhone is set to take it a step further with LTE-Advanced. The caveat is that at this point in time, only South Korea is preparing an LTE-A network with the recent launch of a...
Happy 6th birthday, iPhone!

Happy 6th birthday, iPhone!

Six years ago today I was watching in barely contained rage-jealousy as my friends lined up to buy the original iPhone at Apple Stores across America. It had no third-party apps, no video recording, no MMS, no copy/paste, and nothing approaching the functionality of Treo, Windows Mobile,...

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