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iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

For those of you that did not know, iOS 6 was revealed this week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012, and with it came news that several older model mobile devices, including the original iPad, would no longer be getting updates past version 5. Included in the update to Apple's latest mobile operating system are the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, iPod touch models older than the 4th generation, and the iPad 2 and 3. Everything older than this will more than likely have service updates if bugs arise in the future with iOS 5, but they will not be traveling up unto the 6th iteration of Apple's mobile environment.

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Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple details iOS 6 limits: no FaceTime 3G for iPhone 3GS/4

Apple couldn't resist a brief jibe at Android over how many users have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has quietly admitted that while iPhone 3GS and 4 owners will get iOS 6, they won't get all the features. In the freshly posted small-print on the iOS 6 preview page, Apple confirmed that much-anticipated functionality like FaceTime over cellular would be limited to the iPhone 4S and new iPad, while 3GS owners would also miss out on Shared Photo Streams.

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Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

The iPhone will soon be getting a much easier way to keep track of all of your mobile-based passes, be then movie passes, airplane tickets, or Apple store receipts, with an app called Passbook. This application will work with brands such as Target, Major League Baseball, United Airlines, Amtrak, Starbucks, and Fandango for movie tickets right out of the box. Apple made the application seem very possibly game-changing (or not?) with the following: "Is Apple answering a question no one asked with this one? Possibly. Or this will change you life."

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Apple Free App of the Week explodes with Monsters Ate My Condo

Apple Free App of the Week explodes with Monsters Ate My Condo

If you've never played the Cartoon Network / Adult Swim app for iPhone and iPad called Monsters Ate My Condo, you probably either haven't heard of it - or your prone to seizures. Apple this week has decided to grand this application the honor of being the iTunes free app of the week, and without a doubt this is a deal you should partake in - if only to test the limits of your device's display. We've also reviewed this application in full for your pleasure several weeks ago, so let's have another peek at it today!

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Virgin Mobile’s iPhone 4S sums add up

Virgin Mobile’s iPhone 4S sums add up

Virgin Mobile caused a shudder amid the tech world yesterday, confirming it would be offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with no contract and hitherto unseen low calling plans, but do the numbers hold up to scrutiny? At $549 for an 8GB iPhone 4 or $649 for a 16GB iPhone 4S, it's a long way from the heavily-subsidized offers AT&T, Verizon and others have on offer. Swallowing the cost of a new smartphone upfront can bypass a whole lot of monthly pain, however. Read on for the sums that will salve your wallet.

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Next iPhone backplate caught on video

Next iPhone backplate caught on video

Several reports have indicated that the next iPhone will be sporting a larger screen, said to be 4-inches. A render by iLounge first demonstrated the increased height of the iPhone plus new design, suggesting a two-tone approach would be Apple’s next move. More recently, parts that are claimed to be the back components were snapped in photos, and now a video has emerged courtesy of ETrade Supply that shows one of the parts in more detail.

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iPhone heads to Virgin Mobile off-contract

iPhone heads to Virgin Mobile off-contract

It appears that the Apple's iPhone won't only be on one line of service with no contract this year, with Virgin Mobile being reported to grab the most popular phone on the planet as soon as July 1st. This report comes from Market Watch where they've got a source familiar with the matter speaking about the device's jump into the prepaid world, starting with Leap Wireless and now hitting up Virgin. This move is reportedly helping Virgin Mobile's parent company satisfy their $15.5 billion dollar contract with Apple over four years.

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Pre-Paid Leap iPhone not exactly cheap

Pre-Paid Leap iPhone not exactly cheap

Today we're finding that the idea of a pre-paid, no-contract iPhone is something that is driving the news media, but not necessarily customers, right up the wall. Reactions this week appear to be stemming from the unspoken rule that Apple's selection of approved carriers for the iPhone is a near-impossible cookie to crack. What we're finding here on Cricket is that there's certainly nothing to get excited about, especially given the similarities between this carrier's pricing and the prices users pay through every other outlet.

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Cricket Wireless to carry iPhone 4S

Cricket Wireless to carry iPhone 4S

So you want one of Apple’s iPhones, but you don’t want to commit to a lengthy contract with Verizon, AT&T, or the Now Network. What’s a geek to do? Starting from today you now have a new prepaid option courtesy of Cricket Wireless. The company will be offering the iPhone 4S on its network on an “unlimited everything” plan, although of course you’ll have to foot the entire bill for the handset yourself.

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