Posted by Eric Slivka on Apr 18, 2013 in MacRumors | Comments Off
Verizon today became the first major U.S. carrier to report financial results for the first quarter of 2013, and with Apple’s earnings not being released until next week, Verizon’s numbers offer the first look at how Apple’s quarter might turn out. Verizon reported activations of 7.2 million smartphones during the quarter, and TechCrunch notes that on the company’s...
Posted by Jordan Golson on Apr 12, 2013 in MacRumors | Comments Off
U.S. carrier Verizon has changed its phone upgrade policies, making customers wait longer between upgrades. Until now, customers with a two-year agreement could upgrade at 20 months. Now, customers will only be able to upgrade at 24 months, when their contract is up. The first customers impacted by this change are those whose contracts expire in January 2014.
In alignment with the terms of the...
Posted by Jordan Golson on Jan 29, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
Verizon and AT&T have confirmed to MacRumors that they will both carry the 128GB iPad’s cellular variant when it launches on February 5th. Earlier, Sprint confirmed to iMore that it will also be carrying the new device. AT&T is particularly noteworthy because the carrier is offering $100 off tablets purchased with a 2-year data contract through February 14th. Apple added...
Posted by Jordan Golson on Jan 24, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
AT&T has released its holiday quarter earnings data, reporting that it sold a record 10.2 million smartphones — 8.6 million of those (84%) being iPhones. AT&T reported earlier this month that the quarter was its best ever for iPhone sales. 16% of the iPhones were on accounts new to the company. During the same holiday quarter, Verizon activated 6.2 million iPhones, some...
Posted by Eric Slivka on Jan 23, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
A few of the details on the the history of Siri, including Steve Jobs’ move to contact the company just three weeks after the independent app’s launch, have surfaced over the last several years, but The Huffington Post has now published an extensive history of the technology and company that reveals a few other interesting details. The report outlines how Siri grew out of a...
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