If you don’t already have an iPhone 4S, your wait will still apparently be long according to The Wall Street Journal. Anxious Verizon Wireless customers are reporting more than three weeks for their purchase to arrive. AT&T customers are waiting an average of 21 days as well, and Sprint customers have roughly a two week time period. This new report continues to prove previous claims of Apple experiencing a demand which was slower than expected for their iPhone 4S wrong. Apple stock previously went down due to these claims despite the initial success of the device.
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Apple has recently confirmed that the company has sold over one million iPhone 4S devices in pre-orders. This officially makes the iPhone 4S the most successful iPhone ever. The previous record was from last year’s iPhone 4 launch which totaled over 600,000 in one day. Despite disappointment after Apple’s announcement last week of the company’s next-generation iPhone, Apple has seemed to come out on top. This year, Apple has a large amount of global carrier partners for the launch, including Verizon AND Sprint in the United States. It still doesn’t take away from how impressive the numbers More >
Verizon Wireless is planning on introducing a brand new $50 monthly prepaid this weak in an effort to edge in on MetroPCS and Sprint-owned Boost and Virgin Mobile. The $50 monthly prepaid is said to include unlimited text, talk, and web according to the Wall Street Journal. The new plan, which fair launched back in April as “Unleashed” in limited markets, will be available to customers in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. As of right now, the new plan is much cheaper than Verizon’s current unlimited talk and text prepaid option, which currently costs $94.99 per month.
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Citadel Securities analyst Shing Yin estimates that the next-gen iPhone will call Sprint home before the end of 2011. From a business standpoint, it just makes sense to do. With AT&T and Verizon sharing the carrier stage in the U.S, Apple is likely interested in expanding to the nation’s third-largest wireless provider. Sprint, much like Verizon runs on a CDMA-network, which can easily be added to Apple’s domestic carrier list – a move that would benefit all parties (except for AT&T and Verizon). “We believe Sprint could capture more than its fair share of iPhone sales,” Yin writes, More >
According to a Japanese Microsoft Developers Forum, Microsoft’s CEO confirmed that the next Windows Phone update, codenamed Mango, will add “over 500 new features” to the mobile operating system.
Microsoft has an event scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th in New York City, during which it will unveil the new update (again) and discuss its features in greater detail. Earlier this month we heard rumors that the update will deliver Bing Audio, Bing Vision, turn-by-turn navigation in Bing Maps, a new native podcast player, speech recognition, and more.
Sprint as you may already know is openly opposed to AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, but the carrier actually stands to benefit from the deal according to Piper Jaffray analyst Christopher Larsen. Larsen recently lifted his rating on Sprint stock from neutral to overweight, while also upping his price target from $5.00 to $6.50.
The analyst sees brighter days ahead for the carrier through the rest of 2011 and 2012 as well, believing that the AT&T and T-Mobile deal could become a good thing for Sprint. Larsen thinks that the merger could cause some subscribers to leave More >
It isn’t exactly a secret that U.S wireless provider Sprint isn’t exactly a fan of the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger. Dan Hesse, the company’s CEO has been very straight forward with his concerns, the main concern being that the merge will end up creating a duopoly between AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The carrier is therefore looking for even more anti-merger ammunition. The folks over at Bloomberg are reporting that Sprint representatives have “signed confidentiality agreements in advance of possibly gaining access to filings that won’t be available to the public.”
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Apple iPhone will be made available on T-Mobile network soon. Folks over at BGR have managed to procure some spy shots confirming iPhone running on T-Mobile US 3G network.
The actual internal model is N94, whereas the CDMA model is N92 and GSM is N90. The iPhone is said to be running a test version of Apple’s iOS, like the one spotted on 64GB White iPhone model video leaked from Vietnamese site. The purported device is running internal Apple test apps like Radar and Apple’s employee directory app.
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Information gathered by the folks over at Android Central is indicating that Google and Sprint will make their Google Voice partnership ready for prime time on April 26th. The venture, which was announced last month, will allow Sprint customers to integrate their current number with the Google Voice service. This means that calls and texts sent from the mobile device will be logged by Google Voice’s online system, and calls can be made from the browser using the service’s VoIP feature.
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Engadget has found references to two new iPhone models and three new iPad models in the iOS 4.3 beta firmware which was seeded to developers yesterday. Considering the current iPhone 4 is 3,1 for AT&T and 3,2 for Verizon, there is now a 3,3. Its likely that the new iPhone models represent the GSM and CDMA version of the device and the three new iPad models are WiFi, GSM, and CDMA variants.
If you dig far enough into iOS’s code, you’ll eventually come across iPhone3,1, which is the AT&T iPhone 4, and the analogous iPhone3,2 (i.e. Verizon iPhone). It’s nothing we haven’t seen