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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sell Out in 12 Hours

AT&T reports 200K orders, calls sales strong

(Newser) - The just-announced iPhone 4S may not be an iPhone 5 , but it is still another big hit for Apple, which sold out its pre-orders in just 12 hours, reports the International Business Times . AT&T alone reported more than 200,000 pre-orders, saying it was the most successful iPhone launch... More »

AT&T's New Activations Fall Off a Cliff

Numbers suggest more new subscribers turning to Verizon

(Newser) - The fallout has begun: Now that Verizon is selling the iPhone, AT&T's new contract-based subscribers have dropped off dramatically. New subscribers on contract-based plans bring in the most revenue each month, and there were only 62,000 in the first quarter—a record low, the AP notes. One... More »

It's Official: Verizon iPhone Drops Fewer Calls

AT&T users suffer 4.8% drop rate vs. 1.8% for Verizon

(Newser) - The marketing hype is apparently true: The Verizon iPhone drops way fewer calls than AT&T’s, an independent study finds. In a survey of 4,068 iPhone users, those on Verizon dropped calls at a 1.8% rate, while those on AT&T lost them 4.8% of the... More »

Four Years Later, 4 States Finally Get the iPhone

Montana, Dakotas, Wyoming aren't served by AT&T

(Newser) - For four years, residents of Montana, the Dakotas, and Wyoming were permanent wallflowers at the iPhone prom: AT&T doesn't serve those states, making them one giant dead zone. Today, Verizon starts selling the iPhone in the region, ending a long and painful wait for gadget lovers. “I remember... More »

Verizon Smashes Sales Record With iPhone

But company offers no specifics on pre-orders

(Newser) - Verizon Wireless sold out of iPhones just 17 hours after putting a limited number on sale for pre-order yesterday, smashing the company's sales record for any device, reports MarketWatch . In fact, the single-day record fell after only the first two hours—those being 3am to 5am. Verizon released no sales... More »

Verizon's iPhone Gets the Thumbs Up

Finally, an iPhone you can use ... as a phone

(Newser) - The iPhone 4 has finally arrived on Verizon , and what that means is … now you can actually make successful phone calls on your iPhone. Reviewers give it a thumbs-up:
  • “The Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4—but it doesn’t drop calls.
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Jon Stewart: Our iPhones Can Make Calls Now!

'Daily Show' spends first segment blasting AT&T

(Newser) - Jon Stewart must really hate AT&T. After Monday’s sobering monologue about Gabrielle Giffords , the Daily Show took on a lighter topic last night, devoting the whole first segment to rejoicing over the Verizon iPhone announcement —and pummeling AT&T. "For the past three or four years,... More »

Why You Might Hold Off Buying Verizon iPhone

Slate columnist: People in big cities should be wary

(Newser) - Lots of people will be rushing out to buy the Verizon iPhone next month, but Farhad Manjoo offers reasons in Slate why it might make sense to wait:
  • Network overload: Verizon insists it's ready, but when scores of iPhone users rush its network, it may experience the same connectivity issues
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Finally! Verizon Announces iPhone

Will be available 'early next month'

(Newser) - After plenty of waiting and speculation, the Verizon iPhone is officially (almost) here. Verizon president Lowell McAdam made the announcement as anticipated today, telling the assembled press that "the iPhone 4 will be available early next month." The Wall Street Journal and Engadget live-blogged the event; both noted... More »

Verizon's Cherry on Top: Unlimited iPhone Data Plans

Execs feel confident network can handle it

(Newser) - The good news just keeps on coming for iPhone lovers who want to switch to Verizon: The network will offer unlimited data plans when it starts selling the iPhone, at least initially. AT&T stopped offering unlimited plans over the summer, and admitted it did not anticipate how much stress... More »

Verizon Will Unveil iPhone Deal on Tuesday

They'll probably go on sale in February

(Newser) - The drip-drip-drip of Verizon-is-getting-the-iPhone news will finally end on Tuesday. That's when the wireless carrier will formally announce that the rumors are true at an event in New York City, reports the Wall Street Journal . It will be the first time that iPhone users can go outside of AT&T,... More »

Verizon iPhone Launch: Feb. 3?

It appears so, based on a few clues

(Newser) - It’s the moment Apple fans and AT&T haters have been waiting for: The iPhone appears set to launch on Verizon Feb. 3. A source confirms that Apple has blacked out vacation requests for employees between Thursday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 6; a similar four-day weekend was blacked... More »

AT&T Renames Its 3G Network a 4G Network

Marketing move could be driven in part by rumored Verizon iPhone

(Newser) - AT&T pulled off the cheapest network upgrade ever yesterday, changing its 3G network into a 4G one by… renaming it. Yep, in a move that’s sure to make the term “4G” even more meaningless than it already was, AT&T has rebranded its existing network, and will... More »

The Next 5 Apple Gadgets to Speculate About

Just in case you have nothing better to do

(Newser) - This was a bumper year for Apple, as it released the iPad, iPhone 4, new Macbook Air, and new Apple TV. Business Insider speculates on what Steve Jobs and company may have in store for the 2011.
  1. New iPad. iPad 2 will likely be faster, boast a higher-resolution screen, and
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Verizon Gets Cozier With Apple, Will Sell iPads

Customers can bundle it with MiFi wireless device

(Newser) - Verizon delivered a surprise today with the announcement that it would start carrying the iPad in its stores later this month, Electronista reports. An optional deal would bundle the iPad’s standard Wi-Fi model with a Novatel MiFi 2200, allowing users to share a 3G connection with other devices. The... More »

Verizon's iPhone Won't Be Quite the Same

For one thing, no surfing while talking

(Newser) - News that Verizon will start selling the iPhone next year comes with a catch, the Wall Street Journal explains. Because Verizon's technology (CDMA) differs from AT&T's (UMTS), their respective phones will differ in certain ways. Notably, Verizon users won't be able to surf the web or send email while... More »

Verizon iPhone Due Early 2011

Apple also developing iPhone 5

(Newser) - Apple will have an iPhone available for the Verizon network by early 2011, the Wall Street Journal reports. The new model will be similar to the iPhone 4, but employ the CDMA wireless technology used by Verizon. The move means iPhones will no longer be exclusive to AT&T's network.... More »

Verizon to Nab iPhone in January: Report

Timing coincides with network upgrade, which could make this zillionth prediction credible

(Newser) - Verizon customers will at long last be able to buy iPhones in January of next year, according to an anonymously sourced report on Bloomberg . The move could “dramatically increase” iPhone sales, notes one analyst. “It's hard to ignore the quality issues that AT&T has faced,” he... More »

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