All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iPhone 4S’

iPhone 5S/5C Make Their Way To Boost Mobile On November 8

The iPhone 5S and 5C launch has been the most successful iPhone launch yet for Apple with over 9 million units sold in the first weekend. You could attribute this success to the fact that the iPhone 5S launched in more countries and on more carriers than any other previous iPhone. Despite its far reaching launch, there are still some …

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T-Mobile Lets You Put $99 Down On iPhone 5

Not only did T-Mobile announce the availability of the iPhone 5 today, but it announced that consumers can put $99 down on the device, with monthly payments to make up the difference ($20 per month for 24 months). And that’s with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web and 4G. The device will be available from Friday, …

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iPhone 5 Took Over The World In Q4 2012

A recent analysis of the smartphone market in 2012 found that Android dominated with over two-thirds of total smartphone shipments. The wide variety of Android devices ensures that the mobile OS ends up in the hands of more people. Another analysis, however, has found that Apple is still king when you take individual smartphone model shipments into account. According to …

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This iPhone Pepper Spray Case Lets You Blind Attackers Mid-Tweet

It looks like we’ve found former UC Davis Campus Police Lieutenant John Pike‘s new favorite iPhone case. As smartphones become even more ubiquitous in our society, it’s becoming more likely that you’ll be walking down the street with your mobile device in your hand, rather than your keys. With this in mind, one company has decided to move personal protection …

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iPhone 4S Now Only $99, iPhone 4 Now Free

The news everyone was waiting for today was the iPhone 5. And though Apple put on a good show and will no doubt sell millions of iPhone 5’s, not everyone who wants one can afford the high up-front cost of a new iPhone. Luckily for them, Apple also today announced price drops for both the iPhone 4S and the iPhone …

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iPhone 4S Loses the Top-Selling Smartphone Position

Just in time for the impending announcement of the iPhone 5, news has come that the iPhone 4S has been surpassed as the most-bought smartphone. Boy Genius Report cites Michael Walkley, an analyst for Canaccord Genuity, as showing that the iPhone 4S is no longer the top smartphone. Walkley’s channel checks show, as seen in the chart above, that the …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: Leaked iPhone 4 Comparison Pics

Another day, another iPhone 5 rumor. Though, as the launch of Apple’s new smartphone and its inevitable success draws near, the rumors are beginning to look more like leaks. Take, for example, the pictures leaked yesterday showing the larger display and new circuit board of the iPhone 5. The French website nowhereelse.fr leaked those pics, which show the new iPhone …

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iPhone Prices Drop Ahead Of iPhone 5 Release Date

The new iPhone, which may or may not be called the iPhone 5 (probably not) is expected to be unveiled on September 12. That leaves retailers about a month to start selling more of the older models before people drop to their knees in excitement over Apple’s newest product. Rumors of the next iPhone have already put a dent in …

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Otterbox Launches The Opposite Of The iPhone Stun Gun Case

We just wrote about a new iPhone case from Yellow Jacket, which doubles as a stun gun, in order to help you avoid being burglarized, raped or murdered. Otterbox also just released some new cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, which may not be as useful in an attack situation, but at least conjure up more pleasant imagery. …

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This Case Lets You Hurt People With Your iPhone (And Soon Android)

Yellow Jacket has created an iPhone case that doubles as a stun gun. According to a promo video for the product, you may use this to avoid: robbery, assault, rape and murder. Sounds like a solid idea. “Here at Yellow Jacket, we know from first-hand experience what is needed in a violent situation to escape danger,” the company says on …

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Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown

Earlier this month during their WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 6. With it came some significant improvements for Siri, including some general (and much needed) performance improvements and the ability to request sports scores, movie statistics, and more. Not to be outdone, on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is …

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Video Captures Siri, S Voice Showdown

If you’ve heard much about Samsung’s new Galaxy S III, you’ve probably heard about S Voice. In case you’re not familiar, S Voice is the new voice-activated personal assistant software that’s integrated into the Galaxy S III. Of course, in fine Samsung tradition, it totally doesn’t look anything at all like Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant software that’s integrated into …

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Steve Wozniak Thinks Apple Messed Up Siri

If there’s one thing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak knows how to do, it’s speak his mind, even if the Apple fanboys hate him for it. Good ol’ Woz is well known for his nasty habit of pointing out the areas where Apple’s products may not quite measure up to the competition. Whether it’s that Android does some stuff better than …

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iOS 6: Which Features Will Your Device Get?

Without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights of yesterday’s WWDC 2012 keynote was iOS 6. Apple’s latest mobile operating system packs in over 200 new features, some of which we heard about at yesterday’s keynote, some of which have come to light as developers have gotten their hands on the new iOS 6 beta. Of course, every update – …

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iPhone 4S Coming To Virgin Mobile June 29

Following rumors earlier this week that they would do so, Virgin Mobile has announced this morning that they will begin offering Apple’s iPhone 4S on their prepaid wireless network. The iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available to Virgin Mobile customers on June 29. There will be a variety of rate plans available to Virgin Mobile iPhone customers, all …

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iPhone 4S Coming To Virgin Mobile?

The announcement that Apple’s iPhone 4S is coming Cricket Wireless slated for later this month has set off a storm of speculation about the possibility of other prepaid carriers getting the iPhone as well. Last week saw rumors that Boost Mobile would be next, though Boost all but denied it. Now it looks like the other prepaid wireless carrier owned …

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John Malkovich Siri Ad Inspires Parody Twitter Account

You may recall a couple weeks ago, when Apple started airing two new commercials for the iPhone 4S – Siri, specifically – starring John Malkovich. The two ads showcased Siri’s ability to handle very simple commands, as opposed to the conversational style of interaction most commercials demonstrate. This is the second time in recent memory that Apple has used celebrities …

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Boost Mobile May Be Next Carrier To Get The iPhone

UPDATE: A Boost spokesperson declined to comment on the rumors, saying “We don’t comment on rumors or speculation on our product portfolio.” ORIGINAL STORY: Yesterday we brought you news that prepaid wireless carrier Cricket Wireless had announced that they would begin carrying the iPhone on June 22. Now it looks like Cricket might not be the only prepaid carrier that’s …

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Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data

The Huffington Post is reporting a study that finds iPhone users comprise 80 percent of the top 10% of data users. The report comes from consulting firm Analysys Mason, who revealed that among the smartphone users that fall in the 70th percentile for data use, three times as many of them are iPhones than HTC, which is the second biggest …

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iPhone 4S Coming To Cricket Wireless June 22

Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone 4S, is about to make its way to another new carrier: Cricket Wireless. The company announced today that it will offer the 16GB iPhone 4S and the 8GB iPhone 4 beginning on June 22. Each will include Cricket’s $55 per month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. While that’s an excellent deal any way you …

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Tim Cook Promises Improvements To Siri Coming Soon

Even if you don’t have an iPhone 4S (or a jailbroken iOS device running Spire), you know what Siri is. It’s the voice-activated “killer app” for the iPhone 4S, introduced in October. It’s the focus of pretty much every ad for the iPhone 4S you’ve ever seen (including some recent ones with celebrities). Siri is also, however, a subject of …

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Sneak A Peek Inside An iPhone Factory

The iPhone is considered by many to be a magical device. It would almost seem like they’re made inside some kind of Willy Wonka-esque factory full of happiness and sunshine. We all know that is not the case as the Foxconn factories have been well-documented in the news. There have been reports of worker abuse and inhumane working conditions. This …

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John Malkovich Stars In Two New iPhone 4S Commercials

A little over a month ago, Apple took its advertising in a new direction by doing something they rarely do: using celebrities to sell Apple products. They released two Siri-centric ads for the iPhone 4S, one with Samuel L. Jackson planning a date night, and Zooey Deschanel planning a day in. For all that the move was unusual for Apple, …

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IBM Blocks Siri Over Security Concerns

The rise of the consumer smartphone has presented a host of difficulties for the business world. Quite apart from savaging the market share of the once-dominant BlackBerry, the iPhone and Android have presented problems for business owners whose employees don’t want to carry separate devices for work and for personal use. This has caused concerns over both device deployment and …

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Sprint Offers $100 Trade-In On Other Carriers’ iPhones

In a bid to bring more iPhone customers into the fold, Sprint has started offering $100 credit towards the purchase of a new iPhone when you trade in an old iPhone from either of its competing carriers. The program began on Friday and runs through early July. There are a number of ways to take advantage of the deal. You …

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Apple Seeks Dismissal Of Siri Lawsuit

Back in March we brought you news that a class action lawsuit had been filed against Apple over Siri, the personal assistant software that has been one of Apple’s main selling points for the iPhone 4S. The suit, brought by Frank M. Fazio of Brooklyn, New York, accused Apple of false advertising in commercials that show off Siri’s capabilities. Specifically, …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: Apple’s iPhone 4S Orders Begin To Taper Off Ahead Of Launch

With the launch of the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 6, or, most likely, “new iPhone”) getting ever closer, Apple appears to be reducing its orders of the current generation iPhone 4S. The reduction is not large yet, as the launch is still about five months away (probably), and Apple can still sell an awful lot of the iPhone 4S in …

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Apple Fixes Siri’s “Best Smartphone” Problem

On Friday we brought you a humorous bit of news about Siri, the personal assistant software on the iPhone 4S. It seems that someone discovered that if you asked Siri what the best smartphone ever is, she would tell you it was the Nokia Lumia 900. Of course, strictly speaking it wasn’t Siri saying that the Lumia 900 was the …

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iPhone Coming Soon To Three New Carriers

When someone asks which carriers have the iPhone, what names pop into your head? First on the list of course, is AT&T, followed by Verizon, then Sprint. After all, AT&T was the first carrier to get the iPhone, and the only one to have it until Verizon got the iPhone 4 in 2010. When Sprint cut their own deal with …

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iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken, But Don’t Update Just Yet

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple had released iOS 5.1.1, a minor update that focused mainly on squashing a few bugs that had been discovered since the release of iOS 5.1 back in March. As usual, those whose iOS devices are jailbroken were warned not to update to the newest version. We are, after all, still waiting on a …

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