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Topic: iPhone 4S

73% of iPhone buyers choose 4S, 38% switch from Android or BlackBerry

06/07/2012, 10:06 am

A new survey of American iPhone buyers has revealed that 73 percent choose the high-end iPhone 4S, while 38 percent of those buying Apple's smartphone reported switching from Android or BlackBerry.

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Apple's iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile with $30/mo. plans June 29

06/07/2012, 08:06 am

Virgin Mobile USA announced on Thursday that it will offer Apple's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning Friday, June 29, with contract-free plans as low as $30 per month.

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26% larger 16:9 iPhone screen would retain single-hand operability

06/06/2012, 03:06 pm

By making a new iPhone with a taller, 4.08-inch screen, Apple could offer users the benefits of a larger 16-to-9 display while also retaining the ability to operate the device while holding it with just one hand.

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Prepaid iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile USA by July - report

06/05/2012, 01:06 pm

Sprint's Virgin Mobile USA will become the second American carrier to offer Apple's iPhone without a service contract, according to a new report.

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Apple, Samsung expected to control 52% of smartphone sales through 2013

06/05/2012, 12:06 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung will represent more than half of all global smartphone sales through the year 2013, according to a new projection.

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Samsung takes cue from Apple, unifies US branding of Galaxy S III

06/04/2012, 08:06 am

Previous Galaxy smartphones had different brand names at different U.S. carriers that potentially confused consumers, prompting Samsung to brand its latest flagship smartphone as just the Galaxy S III at all four major U.S. wireless providers.

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Rumor: Prepaid carrier Boost Mobile to sell iPhone in September

06/01/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the news that Cricket Wireless will become the first prepaid carrier in the U.S. to offer Apple's iPhone later this month, an unverified report claims Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile will also begin offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S this September.

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Video shows taller front panel allegedly for Apple's next iPhone

05/31/2012, 03:05 pm

A new video purports to show the front panel of Apple's next-generation iPhone, with space for a screen length appreciably greater than previous-generation models.

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Leap estimated to pay Apple $150 subsidy for contract-free $500 iPhone 4S

05/31/2012, 03:05 pm

For customers who buy a $500 contract-free iPhone 4S through carrier Cricket Communications, its parent company, Leap Wireless, is likely to still pay a subsidy of about $150 to achieve that price.

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America's first prepaid iPhone arrives on Cricket Wireless June 22

05/31/2012, 08:05 am

On June 22, Cricket Wireless will become America's first fully prepaid wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone, with an "unlimited" $55-per-month plan.

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Tim Cook: Apple will show off 'cool ideas' for Siri in coming months

05/29/2012, 10:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted at the future of Siri in an interview on Tuesday, stating the company has "a lot going on" in its development that users will see over the coming months.

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Samsung Galaxy S III launches in Europe to take on Apple's iPhone 4S

05/29/2012, 09:05 am

Samsung on Tuesday launched its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone in 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East, where it will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 4S.

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Former Apple employee claims Steve Jobs would have 'lost his mind' over Siri

05/25/2012, 09:05 am

A new report quotes a former Apple employee as saying that people at the company are "embarrassed by Siri" and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have "lost his mind" over the feature's performance.

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Actor John Malkovich amused by Siri in new iPhone 4S commercials

05/23/2012, 11:05 pm

John Malkovich is the latest celebrity to star in television commercials from Apple and Verizon touting the convenience of the Siri voice assistant feature of the iPhone 4S.

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IBM bans Apple's Siri from its internal networks for security

05/23/2012, 08:05 am

Because the Siri and Dictation features for iOS must be sent to Apple to be converted to text, IBM has barred the use of them from its corporate networks, citing security concerns.

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Sprint won't profit from carrying Apple's iPhone until 2015, has no regrets

05/16/2012, 11:05 am

Sprint's CEO views his company's up front payment to offer the iPhone as a long-term investment that won't see any returns until 2015.

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Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.

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Apple argues plaintiffs are too vague in class action lawsuit over Siri

05/16/2012, 04:05 am

Apple has filed a motion to dismiss a set of class-action lawsuits, which accuse the company of falsely advertising its Siri voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, under the grounds that the plaintiffs did not specify exactly what claims led them to purchase the device.

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iPhone orders 'significantly' reduced as Apple begins prepping for next-gen model

05/15/2012, 08:05 am

Apple has begun drawing down build plans for its current iPhone models, as sales begin to ease in anticipation of a new sixth-generation model expected to launch later this year.

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Siri updated to give witty responses to 'best smartphone ever' query

05/14/2012, 11:05 am

When asked for the "best smartphone ever," Siri will now provide a range of witty responses to users rather than giving details on the Nokia Lumia 900.

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