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Topic: Sprint

Steve Jobs wanted Apple to build own cell network for first iPhone

11/15/2011, 04:11 pm

Before launching the first iPhone, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wanted to replace established mobile carriers by creating a proprietary network specifically for the handset by leveraging an unused license-free spectrum band.

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iPhone 4S demand persists as about 85% of Apple stores see daily stock-outs

11/07/2011, 09:11 am

Consumer interest in the iPhone 4S has not waned since the handset went on sale last month, as one new analysis has found most Apple stores run out of stock on a daily basis.

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Sprint investigating iPhone 4S speed issue, unable to replicate it

11/03/2011, 01:11 am

Wireless operator Sprint has said it is taking seriously reports of problems with iPhone 4S download speeds on its network, but the carrier has yet to consistently reproduce the issue.

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AT&T adds new 4G LTE markets, two new 4G Android phones

10/31/2011, 08:10 pm

AT&T announced it will expand its 4G LTE coverage from 5 markets to 9 this week, while also introducing two new 4G Android phones. Apple's iPhone users on AT&T should benefit from sharing the same improved backhaul as LTE.

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Sprint says iPhone most network-efficient smartphone and "worth every penny"

10/27/2011, 06:10 pm

Sprint's top executive said this week that Apple's new iPhone is its most network-efficient smartphone, using some 50% less data than comparable Android handsets.

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Subsidies for Apple's iPhone are 40% higher than the industry average

10/26/2011, 02:10 pm

The iPhone will be a $15 billion investment for Sprint over the next few years, as subsidies for Apple's smartphone carry a price 40 percent greater than other competing handsets.

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Apple 'expected' to release LTE 4G iPhone in 2012

10/25/2011, 08:10 am

Competition among 4G-capable long-term evolution smartphones is predicted to intensify in 2012, when industry insiders believe Apple will join the fray with its own LTE iPhone model.

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Apple takes 56% of AT&T smartphone activations as iPhone 4S hits 1M

10/20/2011, 09:10 am

AT&T announced on Thursday that it activated 2.7 million iPhones last quarter, while it activated more than 1 million of the iPhone 4S alone since it launched last Friday.

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US senators propose bill to require 'accurate 4G information for consumers'

10/13/2011, 03:10 pm

Three Democratic members of the U.S. Senate introduced on Thursday the "Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act," which aims to clear up confusion surrounding 4G high-speed wireless data networks and control what carriers can and must say in their advertisements.

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Inside Apple's iPhone 4S and its improved antenna: 'S' is for Signal

10/13/2011, 01:10 pm

The new iPhone 4S features a redesigned antenna design that allows for better reception and faster wireless data speeds, a tweak that should further distance Apple from the "antennagate" controversy that occurred around the launch of the iPhone 4.

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Sprint won't offer iPhone 4S with unlocked micro-SIM card slot

10/12/2011, 09:10 pm

Contrary to initial reports, Sprint will not sell an unlocked micro-SIM version of Apple's iPhone 4S, forcing users to pay roaming fees when traveling abroad.

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Apple sells out of iPhone 4S for Oct. 14 delivery, now quoting 1-2 weeks

10/08/2011, 01:10 am

Just 24 hours after opening up pre-orders for the new iPhone 4S, Apple has rolled back expected shipping times for the device from expected delivery on the Oct. 14 launch date to an estimate of 1-2 weeks.

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AT&T announces record 200,000 iPhone 4S pre-orders in first 12 hours

10/07/2011, 08:10 pm

AT&T, Apple's original wireless carrier partner for the iPhone, announced on Friday that it had received more than 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours on offer, making it the most successful iPhone launch ever for the company.

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Unlocked iPhone 4S coming in November, won't work with CDMA carriers

10/07/2011, 08:10 am

Apple on Friday began taking preorders for the iPhone 4S, and also revealed its next-generation handset will be sold unlocked and contract-free in November starting at $649.

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Sprint confirms unlimited data plans for iPhone subscribers

10/05/2011, 05:10 pm

America's third largest carrier Sprint is finally able to carry the iPhone, and is celebrating by offering a $69.99 unlimited data plan with 450 voice minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, or a $99 plan with unlimited data and calls.

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Sprint confirms unlimited data plans for iPhone subscribers

10/04/2011, 08:10 pm

America's third largest carrier Sprint is finally able to carry the iPhone, and is celebrating by offering a $69.99 unlimited data plan with 450 voice minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, or a $99 plan with unlimited data and calls.

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Apple offers iPhone 4S upgrade eligibility check, pre-orders start Oct. 7 at 12:01 a.m.

10/05/2011, 11:10 am

Before iPhone 4S preorders begin this Friday just after midnight Pacific Time, some customers can check their eligibility for discounted upgrade pricing through Apple's official website.

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iPhone 4S new 14.4 Mbps HSDPA 4G speeds won't help Americans

10/04/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple demonstrated fast new 14.4 Mbps data downloads that technically put the new iPhone 4S in the realm of 4G LTE competitors, but US residents won't benefit much from the increased potential because domestic carriers don't support it.

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Sprint buys 30.5M iPhones from Apple for $20B in 'bet-the-company' move

10/03/2011, 04:10 pm

Sprint has "bet the company" on Apple's iPhone, according to The Wall Street Journal, and has agreed upfront to purchase 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years, a commitment of nearly $20 billion.

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Patent suit targets Apple, 26 others over wireless transactions

09/23/2011, 10:09 am

Apple is one of a long list of companies accused of patent infringement in a new lawsuit related to wireless recording of transactions.

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