The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a preliminary ruling that Apple’s massive iPhone patent is invalid in its entirety upon reexamination.
Japan’s largest wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo said Thursday that customers are leaving their network to sign on with rivals who offer the iPhone. And in South Korea, the iPhone 5 launched on Friday.
Following yesterday’s report that T-Mobile would begin offering Apple products in 2013, T-Mobile has now clarified the meaning of “Apple products”, and confirmed that they will indeed be carrying the iPhone, making then the fourth and final major U.S. carrier to offer the device.
It’s been a long time coming, but according to an official announcement from Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann, T-Mobile will finally begin selling Apple products in 2013 – and it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to say that really means the iPhone (and perhaps the iPad).
Comments from AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega today reveal that the carrier has had record-breaking smartphone sales through the first two months of the fourth quarter of 2012. This could be an indication that Apple will have a great quarter.
Yue Li, president of the worlds-largest wireless carrier China Mobile, has confirmed that the carrier has been in talks with Apple since 2009 to bring the iPhone to its network, but says the two are far apart on current negotiations.
Supply sources claim that production rates are improving for the iPhone 5, just in time for the popular device to make its debut in more than 50 additional markets during December.
Parts firm ETrade Supply has posted photos of what it believes could be the rear shell for the next-generation iPhone, the so called iPhone 5S.
In an apparent move to foster increased spending at their online store, Apple today removed a long-standing restriction limiting users to purchase a maximum of two unlocked iPhone 5s. As of today, users can now purchase as many unlocked iPhone 5s as their hearts desire.
The legal struggle has been a long and vicious one. One of the latest developments comes in the form of a statement from Samsung’s CEO, affirming that the iPhone – in fact, no smartphone at all – would be possible without their patents.
Gloves that allow you to use your iPhone (or other capacitative-screened device) while wearing them are nothing new – but Dutch design company Mujjo has a luxurious new take on the concept that I really like the looks of: Premium leather touchscreen gloves!
China Unicom, the second-largest wireless carrier in China, opened pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5 on Monday, and received over 100,000 pre-orders for the handset. It’s official launch in the country takes place on December 14th.
Continuing the steady improvement of iPhone 5 ship times as supply continues to stabilize, estimated shipping times for the iPhone 5 have now improved once again, and the device is now available to ship within just 2-4 days.
Apple grabbed the number two spot among all U.S. mobile phone makers, both smartphone and feature phones, for the first time ever. This, according to a new report by research firm comScore.
Apple today announced that it is on track to meet its goal of launching the iPhone 5 in at least 100 countries by the end of 2012, saying that it will be bringing the device to more than 50 new countries this month.
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