iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 release imminent as 4 stock drops

iPhone 5 release imminent as 4 stock drops

Despite the method Apple used for massive iPhone sales at the launch of the iPhone 4S this past year, it appears now that the iPhone 4 will be exiting the show before the iPhone 5 hits shelves later this year. Several companies including Target and RadioShack have initiated a $49.99 sale price for the iPhone 4 with Best Buy joining this party just this week. Searches across several online sources (including Best Buy online) have yielded shows of low or no stock on the phone, this very possibly pointing toward the stock change that will certainly occur once the next-generation iPhone 5 hits shelves.

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Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple has fired back at iPhone 4S users who joined a class-action suit accusing the company of deceptive advertising around Siri's capabilities, arguing the complainers are simply out to make money. In a freshly filed motion to dismiss the suit, Apple suggests that rather than having legitimate issues with the accuracy of the "beta" virtual personal assistant system on the iPhone, those taking part in the class-action motion can only give vague indications of how Siri has let them down.

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Apple grabs top-spot in US customer satisfaction rankings

Apple grabs top-spot in US customer satisfaction rankings

Apple has crashed into the top spot of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, grabbing first place for pleasing owners in its first month in the rankings. Scoring 83 - the highest mark seen for a phone company, the ACSI says, and "a game changer" in the market - Apple stands in marked difference from the month's other new entrant, RIM, the BlackBerry customer care of which has seen it take up the bottom spot with just 69 points.

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Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

Late last week it was discovered that if you asked Siri what it’s favorite smartphone was, the Nokia Lumia 900 would pop up. it was mildly amusing, and a good time was had by all. Now it looks like Apple has patched the possible answers. Asking Siri what the best smartphone is results in such answers as “You’re holding it” and “Wait... there are other phones?”

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Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Apple's voice recognition platform on the iPhone 4S is an attempt at creating something that interacts with you like a human. And in fact, Siri may even be more human than people who work at Apple because it looks like she is capable of humility. Apparently if you ask the digital assistant "What is the best smartphone ever?" she will tell you it's the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900.

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iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak teased

iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak teased

Worried about upgrading to iOS 5.1 in fear of losing your jailbreak? Don’t worry too much. Developers and hackers have been working behind the scenes in order to provide a working untethered jailbreak in the future, with pod2g teasing a video via Twitter. He goes on to say that he’s successfully jailbroken the original iPad and new iPad, good news for those who bought one of Apple’s new tablets recently.

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FreedomPop $99 WiMAX iPhone case up for pre-order

FreedomPop $99 WiMAX iPhone case up for pre-order

Towards the end of March it was revealed that FreedomPop was planning to launch a WiMAX iPhone case that would provide 1GB of data for free. The case would come with a deposit of $99 that would be refunded upon returning the case, with the company hoping to take advantage of a freemium model by converting customers to a paid model further down the road. FreedomPop is now available for pre-order, although the product has been tweaked slightly.

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Bluegrass Cellular to offer iPhone 4S from May 18th

Bluegrass Cellular to offer iPhone 4S from May 18th

If you’re jonesing for an iPhone 4S but don’t want to tie yourself to AT&T or Verizon, why not try a local carrier? Bluegrass Cellular has announced that it will begin offering the iPhone 4S on May 18th. The pricing seem to be competitive too, with the phone costing $149 on a new two-year contract. There are three price plans to choose from, all offering the same 3GB of data, but varying in minutes.

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T-Mobile boosts HSPA+ and grabs LTE kit; iPhone support this year

T-Mobile boosts HSPA+ and grabs LTE kit; iPhone support this year

T-Mobile USA has announced the next phase of its 4G drive, with broader roll-out of HSPA+ 42Mbps service and new partners for its 2013 LTE network. The carrier has inked deals with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks - both mainstays in the 4G industry - to LTE-capable kit at 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile's 4G network, boosting signal quality and enhancing performance beginning in 2012. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also seen more than 1m users sign up to the VoIP service, with each user making over ten calls on average.

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