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Topic: iPhone 3G

Bogged down AT&T 3G to clear in months; Buffett criticizes Jobs

06/24/2009, 07:06 pm

Residents of major US cities that have had near-unusable 3G since the iPhone 3G's launch should finally get relief in the months ahead, AT&T says. Meanwhile, Palm is getting its own relief via breakthrough sales of its Pre smartphone, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is getting no break frp, Warren Buffett, who says the executive violated good business principles by keeping his liver transplant a secret.


AT&T Navigator turn-by-turn GPS solution hits the App Store

06/23/2009, 12:06 pm

AT&T on Tuesday became the latest player to attempt to capitalize on what's sure to become a multi-million dollar market for iPhone-based turn-by-turn GPS driving solutions, launching its AT&T Navigator software on the App Store.


Apple releases iPhone Software 3.0

06/17/2009, 01:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday afternoon formally rolled out iPhone Software 3.0 for existing iPhone and iPod touch customers, delivering some long-requested features such as copy & paste.


Best Buy to offer Apple's iPhone 3G S with insurance

06/12/2009, 12:06 pm

Those who want added protection for their new iPhone 3G S units on launch day will have the option of queuing up at Best Buy to purchase both Apple's device as well as a rare accident insurance plan, albeit one which may cost almost as much as the phone itself.


Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet

06/11/2009, 08:06 am

In marked contrast to the PC market, where differention primarily centers around gigabytes, GHz, and Intel Inside branding, Apple is working to keep attention on the iPhone's software, with a curious avoidance of any mention of the make or specification of its internals, apparently for competitive reasons.


A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips

06/10/2009, 06:06 pm

The iPhone 3G S uses a Samsung processor incorporating an ARM Cortex-A8 processor core and Imagination's PowerVR SGX graphics core to achieve a significant new class of speed while remaining backwardly compatible with existing iPhone apps.


Three turn-by-turn GPS solution providers plan iPhone offerings

06/10/2009, 04:06 pm

A trio of turn-by-turn GPS navigation system makers said this week they plan to introduce solutions for the iPhone later this year, but Olathe-based Garmin isn't among them, choosing instead to take on the iPhone head-on with its own hybrid cellphone/navigator solution.


New 16GB, 32GB iPhones appear in Carphone Warehouse systems

06/04/2009, 02:06 pm

Carphone Warehouse, the largest independent European mobile phone retailer and an official iPhone reseller, added four placeholders to their inventory list for new iPhone models earlier today, sources tell AppleInsider.


Best Buy issues memo warning of iPhone constraints

06/01/2009, 10:06 am

Best Buy over the weekend became the latest Apple partner to warn staffers of dwindling iPhone supply that could leave some of its stores without product to sell for a few weeks later this month.


Another firm sees Apple selling existing 8GB iPhone 3G for $99

05/27/2009, 12:05 pm

With more and more evidence pointing to Apple's 2009 iPhone lineup consisting of three distinct models, the Royal Bank of Canada is the second investment firm to predict that one of those models will be a repackaged version of the existing 8GB iPhone 3G that will see its price tag lopped in half.


AT&T also running dry of iPhones, offering refurbs [U]

05/22/2009, 01:05 pm

With a little over three weeks to go before Apple's annual developers conference -- the same forum used to introduce the iPhone 3G last year -- AT&T is reportedly running out of current models and won't be restocking. (Updated with AT&T's official stance)


iPhone 3G discontinued in Oz as report backs third-gen rumors

05/22/2009, 10:05 am

One of Apple's authorized wireless carriers said this week that the high-end iPhone 3G has been end-of-lifed. Meanwhile, a new report appears to be backing rumors of several features due in next-gen models expected to arrive shortly.


Apple now selling iPhones online in bid to clear inventory

05/13/2009, 02:05 pm

In the latest sign that iPhone season is rapidly approaching and inventories of existing models need a push out the door, Apple is now offering to sell customers an iPhone 3G through its website and ship it out for free.


Apple to replace water-damaged iPhones for $199

05/05/2009, 06:05 pm

Careless iPhone owners who've submerged their handsets in some form of liquid can now take Apple up on an unadvertised policy that offers replacements for a flat fee of $199.


AT&T activates 1.6M more iPhone 3Gs as data revenues jump

04/22/2009, 08:04 am

AT&T said Wednesday that although first quarter profits slipped 9 percent, its wireless data revenues grew nearly 40 percent as it was able to achieve its third consecutive quarter of double-digit postpaid net subscriber additions on the back of 1.6 million new iPhone 3G activations.


AT&T stores now offering early upgrade pricing on iPhone 3G

03/27/2009, 11:03 am

In the latest move aimed at helping Apple clear inventory of iPhone 3Gs ahead of new models anticipated this spring, AT&T retail stores are now offering some customers early upgrades to the Apple handset at subsidized pricing.


Apple stores now selling iPhone 3G without a contract

03/26/2009, 10:03 pm

Apple retail stores as of Thursday are selling unrestricted quantities of the iPhone 3G at the full, non-subsidized price of $599 for the 8GB version and $699 for the 16GB models.


Apple discontinues iPhone Bluetooth Headset [u]

03/23/2009, 09:03 am

Apple this weekend appears to have discontinued its iPhone Bluetooth Headset, a possible sign that the company could be planning to introduce an updated model alongside new iPhones a bit later this year or cede the market segment to third parties.


Developer shows working iPhone 3.0 tethering over USB

03/18/2009, 06:03 pm

Confirming what Apple had hinted at in its iPhone 3.0 presentation, a developer has successfully, if unintentionally, enabled data tethering on the new iPhone firmware.


AT&T to offer limited iPhone 3G sales without contract

03/18/2009, 02:03 pm

AT&T will begin offering "no commitment" pricing on the iPhone 3G beginning on March 26, without any service contract requirement, according to a report leaking an internal company training memo.