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Jobs schemed Apple WiFi carrier plot for original iPhone

Jobs schemed Apple WiFi carrier plot for original iPhone

Steve Jobs explored establishing Apple as a WiFi-based carrier rival, wireless expert John Stanton has confirmed, aiming "to replace carriers" in the run-up to the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. Stanton - an operator chief turned venture capitalist - revealed his discussions with Jobs back in the years between 2005 and 2007 during a speech this week at the Law Seminars International event in Seattle, ComputerWorld reports, having "spent a lot of time talking about whether synthetically you could create a carrier using Wi-Fi spectrum."

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iOS 5 is now installed on 1 out of 3 compatible Apple devices

iOS 5 is now installed on 1 out of 3 compatible Apple devices

After posting some downright amazing sales numbers earlier today, free adoption of the iPhone 4S' most important addition has reached its own milestone. One out of every three Apple devices across the iPad, iPhone and iPod lines is currently running the new iOS 5, at least among those devices that qualify for it. That's the iPhone 4 and 3GS, the iPod Touch's third and fourth generation, and all current models of the iPad.

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Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

There's something about Apple that brings people in and makes them feel at home, secure, and well taken care of, and as with all previous updates, never before has this been more true than with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. What you might wonder though, all of you out there who own Android devices and aren't planning on making the switch, if there's a set of apps that match up with what Apple is presenting as their newest most perfect package. Why, yes there is, and as our good pal Sam K shows us, the matching set has been around now for quite some time.

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BlackBerry outage hits third day while iMessage threat circles

BlackBerry outage hits third day while iMessage threat circles

BlackBerry network services remain offline this morning, the third day of issues affecting BlackBerry Messenger, email and web services on the popular smartphone platform. In a statement issued yesterday, RIM apologized for the further downtime and blamed a malfunctioning failover system, explaining that "as a result, a large backlog of data was generated and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible."

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Apple recaps iOS 5 improvements

Apple recaps iOS 5 improvements

The Apple “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is still developing and of course they can’t dive right into the next-gen iPhone just yet. Instead, they’re going over several of the new features to come with iOS 5, most of which we’ve seen previously at WWDC 2011. But here’s a recap of the more finalized versions.

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Apple Fall 2011: Worst Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors)

Apple Fall 2011: Worst Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors)

In my last column, I discussed what I consider a fairly plausible, if unsurprising, set of expectations for Apple this fall. I called it a Best Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors). Click through to read it, or if you need the Cliff’s Notes version, that would be:

1. The existing iPhone 4 remains on the market or is replaced with an 8 GB version.
2. Apple introduces the iPhone 5 with a larger display, dual core processor, and camera spec bump. And it’s thinner.
3. Apple updates the iPod line with new colors, tweaked designs, and a smaller nano that is designed to work well as a watch.

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iMessage support revealed in iChat for OS X Lion

iMessage support revealed in iChat for OS X Lion

Apple first introduced the new iMessage feature for iOS 5 back at WWDC 2011 as a unified messaging service that could deliver both text and multimedia messages over WiFi or 3G. It also offered read and delivery receipts as well as real-time typing indication. It was set to work for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. And now, it appears Apple plans on integrating the feature for Macs as well.

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With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

With a little work, Google Talk could blow iMessage out of the water

As the rumors go, Apple's iMessage announcement came as quite the unpleasant shock to the carriers, who until now had been happily encouraging SMS overuse on the iPhone. Reports of RIM executives weeping visibly over BBM are all anecdotal. iMessage promises to further prise the operator's hands from the ruddy teats of the SMS cash-cow, shifting traffic to cheaper data connections instead. Yet the real game-changer may still be waiting in the wings: with a little work, Google could blow iMessage, BBM and SMS out of the water.

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