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Apple Selling Unlocked iPhones

For a mere $649 and a SIM card, you can buck Verizon, AT&T

(Newser) - Sprint and T-Mobile users rejoice! Now you, too, can have an iPhone without switching to AT&T or Verizon—cough, for the low-low price of $649. Apple has quietly begun selling unlocked iPhone 4s for that price online, Apple Insider reports. Pop in an active micro-SIM card and the phone... More »

New iPhone Will Let Verizon, Sprint Play, Too

It uses network not used by current iPhone king AT&T

(Newser) - The days are numbered for AT&T’s monopoly on the iPhone, with Apple set to produce a new version that uses the wireless network favored by the likes of Verizon and Sprint. When a version using the CDMA network (to AT&T's GSM network) will hit the market is... More »

German Hacker Cracks Cell Phone Code

Expert warns 80% of cell phones lack proper protection

(Newser) - A German hacker says he and his team have managed to crack the code that has protected most of the world's cell phone conversations for over 20 years. Karsten Nohl told a hackers' conference in Berlin that cracking the encryption code for GSM communications—which secures 80% of cellular communications—... More »

Verizon May Get iPhone in 2010

Deal could come through when AT&T's exclusive rights expire next year

(Newser) - Apple is in talks about developing an iPhone for Verizon’s wireless network—with possible deployment next year, USA Today reports. Currently, the iPhone is only available on AT&T’s GSM network, which is incompatible with Verizon’s CDMA operation. AT&T has exclusive US rights to the iPhone... More »

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