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AppleInsider Podcast talks about Consumer Reports, Verizon's idea of security, and Apple's handling of iCloud data in China

03/02/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Consumer Reports scoring cameras, the carriers in the US and the FCC, the end of Best Buy Mobile, Apple's handling of iCloud user data in China, and iPods.


AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon reveal plan for new phone-number based app authentication

03/01/2018, 08:03 am

On Thursday the four major national U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon -- revealed plans for a new authentication platform that could add an extra layer of security for people using apps on Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices.


Sprint reveals its first six 5G cities, coming in 2019

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

The first U.S. cities supporting Sprint's upcoming 5G network will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., the carrier announced on Tuesday.


AirPods now shipping post-Christmas from Apple, many other online retailers

12/17/2017, 06:12 pm

In the U.S., at least, AT&T may be the best bet to score AirPods online before Christmas, as Apple and a number of other vendors are now listing post-Christmas dates for shipping.


Sprint to end merger negotiations with T-Mobile, report says

10/30/2017, 06:10 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint's parent company, SoftBank Group, is reportedly looking to back out of merger talks with T-Mobile after company executives raised concerns over losing control of the resulting entity.


Boost & Virgin Mobile customers to get Apple's iPhone X on Nov. 10

10/27/2017, 11:10 am

U.S. prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile -- both connected to Sprint -- have announced that they will officially launch the iPhone X on Nov. 10, a week after Apple, Sprint, and many other parties.


Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, announce iPhone X discounts ahead of launch

10/23/2017, 07:10 pm

With just days to go before iPhone X preorders go live, three major U.S. carriers on Monday announced their respective discounts, deals and trade-in incentives for the device, some of which can save buyers up to $350.


Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says

10/19/2017, 10:10 pm

Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.


T-Mobile & Sprint said nearing agreement on merger, could sign deal in October

09/22/2017, 09:09 am

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to "tentative terms" on a long-rumored merger deal, and could finalize an agreement by the end of October.


Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

09/18/2017, 02:09 pm

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.


U.S. wireless carriers offer only moderate discounts on iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 09:09 pm

Though Apple raised the price floor of its iPhone lineup this year, U.S. carriers are offering only moderate discounts and incentives on iPhone 8 series devices, much less so as compared to last year.


AT&T, Verizon will charge $10 per month for Apple Watch Series 3 cellular data plans [ux2]

09/12/2017, 06:09 pm

Though the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular hardware costs just $30 more than its predecessor, it will run users an additional $10 per month for mobile data access on America's two largest wireless carriers.


Sprint & SoftBank in 'preliminary conversations' about T-Mobile merger

05/12/2017, 10:05 am

Sprint and its controlling investor -- Japan's SoftBank -- are reportedly in "preliminary conversations" about a merger with T-Mobile U.S., a move that could narrow carrier choices for Apple's U.S. iPhone buyers.


Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

02/17/2017, 04:02 pm

After laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the U.S. government, and a new willingness by SoftBank to cede control of Sprint to the combined company's master.


Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

02/16/2017, 03:02 pm

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market [updated with latest info].


Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Sprint has announced that it has forged a deal for 33 percent ownership of music streaming service Tidal, and as part of the deal, Sprint customers will receive "exclusive artist content" not available anywhere else.


Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers

10/20/2016, 11:10 am

In terms of customer satisfaction Apple is the most popular smartphone brand among U.S. carrier subscribers, according to two new J.D. Power studies, though that position isn't absolute.


Jet black is most popular color option among Sprint's high-capacity iPhone 7 preorders

09/15/2016, 03:09 pm

With the iPhone 7 back in black, Apple's new glossy jet black aluminum shade has edged out matte black in preorder sales, at least among 128- and 256-capacity models bought through U.S. carrier Sprint.


AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.


Sprint & T-Mobile offer free iPhone 7 with trade-in, Sprint knocks $100 off 256GB model

09/08/2016, 05:09 pm

Looking to lure subscribers, Sprint and T-Mobile each announced special iPhone 7 promotions on Thursday, in both cases including a free 32-gigabyte model after a sufficient trade-in.