T-Mobile today started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5, as part of their new contract-free wireless plans. The T-Mobile plans require you pay for the phone over a span of 2 years and requires a down payment. In the case of the 16GB iPhone 5, that’s $99, with a $20 monthy payment for 24 months. The total outlay is $579, not including your wireless charges. If at any time you decide to leave T-Mobile, you are still responsible for the cost of the iPhone, but they will at that point unlock the phone.
With the perceived success of Samsung’s Galaxy series, there has been a rapidly changing mindset when it comes to a super-sized handset from Apple. The laughable rumors of the iPhone Math and continuing parade of analysts claiming Apple needs to go big has some of the more prominent Apple bloggers including John Gruber, Marco Arment and Rene Ritchie busy crunching numbers on how it could be done without disrupting developers. The short answer is yes, it’s possible, but is it a good idea for Apple to start super sizing the iPhone.
RIM BlackBerry executives took the stage today to announce their formal comeback to the smartphone market. There were two big announcements today from the beleaguered manufacturer. First off, they’ve got themselves a new multi-touch operating system that will allow them to compete with the likes of iOS and Android. Given the current state of the market, it’s more likely they’ll be fighting it out with Windows Phone for third. To accompany the release of BB10, short for BlackBerry 10, they announced two new devices. The BlackBerry Z10 is their flagship, available on a few major carriers in the US (AT&T, Verizon) […]
I’ve always found these posts interesting and even learned a few tips from fellow bloggers on what I might be missing from my gear bag. As I make my way to CES 2013 to cover all of the latest iPhone and iPad accessories, I’ve got plenty of gear in tow to aid with my coverage. Truth be told, I do shed a few pounds on gameday, leaving a few things back at the hotel. This is the entirety of my gear bag for CES, save for a few rogue USB cables that will find their way in during my last […]
As the world’s first iPhone forum, founded in May 2006, we strive to offer the absolute best experience when it comes to providing a place for people to discuss all things iPhone and iPad. Best means different things to different people. For us, it’s about fostering conversation and removing hurdles to discussion. Building a great community of people who are knowledgeable, friendly and enjoy good healthy discussion. It’s been well over a year since we made that crazy decision to remove all advertising, which as proved to be an invaluable perk to members. People come to forums to get help […]
A Samsung ad is floating around the Internet via Business Insider, where they are once again are calling out Apple’s iPhone, this time in a direct comparison with their flagship Galaxy S III. They outline specs of their phone vs the iPhone 5, with a tagline that reads, “It doesn’t take a genius.” This is expected to be run in major newspapers starting tomorrow. Apple breathren have take umbrage to the questionable specification comparison and the inference that someone selecting an iPhone 5 might not be smarter than a 5th grader. It likely means different things to different people. It […]
When the dust settles after a new iPhone launch, people shift gears, thinking about contracts, carriers and subsidies. During the first few years, there were no choices. If you planned on getting a new iPhone, your choices started and ended with AT&T. That all changed when Verizon got the iPhone in February,2011 followed by Sprint in October, 2011. While there are always a few customers who jump ship, there isn’t the groundswell that appears to be happening with the iPhone 5. After years of questionable policies that adversely affected iPhone users, an unprecedented level of discontent with AT&T looks to […]
While the focus rightly so was on the features and specifications of the iPhone 5, one of the biggest announcements during Apple’s event yesterday was the $99 iPhone 4S (see our review from October, 2011). While we’ve seen this before with carriers offering the iPhone 3GS at sub-$100, this is the first time we’ve seen an iPhone that is relatively new (originally released in October, 2011) being sold at this price point. While many have compared the iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III, let’s take a moment to compare the $99 iPhone 4S to the […]
Apple today announced the iPhone 5 release for September 21st, with pre-orders starting on September 14th. The new iPhone 5 features support for new, faster 4G LTE services, available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. So which carrier should you choose when jumping to the iPhone 5? Read on as we compare iPhone 5 plans on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. We’ll guide you through confusing process and help you find a plan that makes sense for you. Coverage Maps First things first. This is not the same service you are accustomed to with your current service, provided you haven’t been […]
I’ve always been a proponent of Apple’s refurbished products and there are no shortage of forum members extolling the virtues of Apple’s iPhone replacement program. Most have had great success, with Apple providing them with an iPhone that looks new. If you had a minor scratch on your non-working iPhone, there’s a bonus in picking up a replacement. My experience today at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store in Roosevelt Field, NY has forever changed my opinion of their customer service and why you can no longer trust Apple’s iPhone Replacement Program. Despite being a multiple iPhone household, my […]