Last month Apple launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in the UK, Germany, France, China and Australia, and now the smartphone is available in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
Apple has filed an application for a patent with the USPTO on Thursday for “transparent texting” technology which lets users see what is happening in front of them while texting. Apple’s also filed for a patent application back in 2012 and credits Stephen T. Payne as its inventor.
Verizon has apparently started providing details about Apple’s iPhone to its corporate customers ahead of the official launch on its network early next month.
The CDMA iPhone 4 will be available for pre-orders from February 3rd to qualified Verizon Wireless customers, ahead of general availability from February 10th.
Macrumors is reporting that they’ve received an email from Verizon with the following information:
Competition is always good for customers and looks like iPhone users are going to soon benefit from it with the launch of CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s network.
The Verizon iPhone 4 pricing details that were briefly revealed by Apple today confirmed that Verizon will be offering unlimited data plans to its iPhone customers.
Associated Press has just reported that the news of the unlimited data plans is putting a lot of pressure on AT&T and it is quietly giving some of its iPhone customers the option to switch to unlimited data plan to stop them from switching to Verizon.
When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even they would not have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.
The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months. Fast forward to the present and the App Store is about to hit the magical 10 billion app download mark.
Apple has launched a 10 Billion App Countdown promotion to celebrate the milestone. The user who downloads the 10 billionth app from the App Store will get a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
According to the landing page of the promotion:
DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has raised the iPhone shipment for first quarter of 2011 from 19 million units to 20-21 million units.
According to DigiTimes, the number also includes 5-6 million CDMA iPhones, which it claims will be launched in North America and Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2011.
In what is being seen as yet another indication of Apple’s plans to eventually bring the iPhone to Verizon, the company is learned to be scouting for engineers who have experience with Verizon’s CDMA technology.
In a fresh posting on the Apple Jobs portal, the company has sought for a “Cellular Systems Perf Engineer” who is familiar with technologies like CDMA in addition to GSM, GPSRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA. While the job posting itself has been removed since then, the experience requirements has raised an important point about the potential new cellular technologies that could be supported on Apple iPhone in future. To be fair, the posting makes it clear that Apple is simply looking for an engineer who is a versatile cellular expert and not someone solely with experience in CDMA technologies.
Apple seeded developers of its iOS Developer Program with iOS 4.2 GM version earlier in the week.
The Golden Master (GM) version means that it is the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop and submit iOS apps that are compatible with iOS 4.2. Apple has already started approving Game Center, multitasking enabled iPad apps to the App Store.