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Topic: iPhone 3G

SoftBank now giving away iPhones in Japan

02/25/2009, 11:02 am

In a bid to possibly clear inventory, combat slumping sales, or both, SoftBank Mobile's new "iPhone for Everybody Campaign" is offering customers in Japan a free iPhone 3G with a two-year contract through May.


Best Buy offering $100 iPhone discount to program members

02/23/2009, 02:02 pm

Members of Best Buy's Reward Zone program can save up to $100 on an iPhone 3G from Best Buy Mobile until the end of this week.


Google intros free push calendaring, contacts for iPhone

02/10/2009, 08:02 am

While Apple's MobileMe has so far been one of the only ways to get push data to the iPhone outside of the workplace, Google has launched a new mobile sync service that promises to do much of the same for free.


Apple updates iPhone with MicroCell files

02/09/2009, 01:02 pm

A recent carrier update delivered to U.S. iPhone users through iTunes contains two small files for use with AT&T's future MicroCell signal-patching device.


AT&T's 3G MicroCell to patch iPhone dead zones

02/06/2009, 08:02 am

iPhone 3G users stuck in an AT&T dead zone at home or at work will soon be able to plug in a device that provides a strong local signal for up to 10 phones and four simultaneous voice or data connections via a connection to broadband Internet.


French appeals court upholds ruling against iPhone exclusivity

02/04/2009, 01:02 pm

A French appeals court has thrown out France Telecom's attempt to restore its exclusive rights to the iPhone, upholding a December ruling handed down by competition regulators.


Apple sued four times in two weeks over iPhone 3G speeds

02/03/2009, 11:02 am

Apple and AT&T are facing two more cookie-cutter lawsuits over what customers claim is poor iPhone 3G network performance and hairline cracks in the casing.


Apple sued over 'broken promises' regarding 3G speeds

01/29/2009, 08:01 am

A new class-action lawsuit claims Apple knowingly profited from faulty iPhone 3Gs that couldn't stay connected to the faster 3G network, costing buyers inferior service and missed opportunities to use an alternative provider.


iPhone 3G drives AT&T's quarter, outselling Storm four to one

01/28/2009, 10:01 am

While AT&T on Wednesday credited sales of 1.9 million iPhone 3Gs for helping to drive its fiscal fourth-quarter results, rival carrier Verizon won't tell how many BlackBerry Storms were sold in its first quarter on the market.


Apple posts Macworld 2009 keynote stream

01/06/2009, 06:01 pm

Apple has already posted a streaming version of company senior VP Phil Schiller's Macworld 2009 keynote speech, recapping the company's final presentation at the annual trade show.


Piper sees dull Macworld, new form factor iPhone by spring

12/30/2008, 09:12 am

With Apple chief executive Steve Jobs skipping out on this year's Macworld Expo, investment bank Piper Jaffray isn't holding high hopes for new product announcements outside a pair of refreshed Macs, but said in a report Tuesday that a redesigned iPhone should surface in the months that follow.


Contract-free iPhones on sale in France for $1100

12/29/2008, 01:12 pm

Following a recent ruling by local regulators, French consumers can now purchase an iPhone 3G without signing a service contract with Apple-sanctioned wireless carrier Orange, assuming they're willing to digest a considerable markup.


Wal-Mart announces iPhone availability beginning Sunday

12/26/2008, 10:12 am

Wal-Mart on Friday formally announced plans to begin carrying the iPhone later this week but will not be selling the device at rock bottom prices as once rumored.


Wal-Mart stores already advertising iPhone 3G availability

12/18/2008, 10:12 am

Adding a bit more confirmation to what is widely presumed, a few Wal-Malt stores have jumped the gun and are starting to advertise availability of Apple's iPhone 3G ahead of an official roll-out planned for later this month.


Apple seen with new iMacs, Chinese iPhone soon into 2009

12/17/2008, 11:12 am

Even as it's besieged by a weak world economy, Apple is expected to bounce back with new iMacs at the start of 2009 and to launch the iPhone in China soon afterwards.


Apple ordered to end exclusive iPhone deal with France's Orange

12/17/2008, 10:12 am

Apple must immediately cease its exclusive relationship with France Telecom's Orange and allow other local carriers to offer the iPhone to its subscribers, the French competition counsel ruled Wednesday.


iPhone Dev Team to unlock iPhone 3G for New Years

12/16/2008, 10:12 am

Though its been a long time coming, a group of hackers known as the iPhone Dev Team have successfully created a software unlock for the iPhone 3G that should free owners to use the handset on carriers other than those sanctioned by Apple.


AT&T now offering home activation for iPhones sold online

12/11/2008, 10:12 am

In an unexpected move Thursday, AT&T began accepting online orders for Apple's iPhone 3G, allowing customers to have the device shipped to their doorstep for activation within the comfort of their own homes.


Apple's Gift Card sales may understate iPhone shipments

12/10/2008, 10:12 am

Giving the gift of iPhone this holiday season requires that customers purchase a gift card from Apple rather than the handset itself, a process that may understate the company's December quarter shipments as a result.


Reports: $99 Wal-Mart iPhone would be atypical, risky move

12/09/2008, 11:12 am

Research firms and investment banks are welcoming a move that would see Wal-Mart carry the iPhone later this year, but warn that a special $99 model would stand in contrast to the company's proven strategy while also presenting unnecessary risk.