Apple's iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G will be delivered on April 30 in the U.S. to customers who preordered the model, the company said Tuesay.
Preorder customers who opted for home delivery may have a few hours head start over those who chose to pick it up at a store. Apple said the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G will be available in its retail stores at 5:00 p.m. on the same day.
There are some advantages to picking up the iPad at one of Apple's retail stores. Apple will offer those customers a set-up service, which includes … Read more
Good news for folks who missed the preorder deadline for the 3G version of the iPad: Apple has finally given the device a hard ship-date: Friday, May 7.
That's three days before the company is set to announce international pricing for the iPad and begin taking online preorders for the device, which it has delayed selling abroad because of high demand in the U.S.
Incidentally, if you're among the early adopters who preordered an iPad 3G when it first went on sale, you're still likely to receive yours by late April. According to an e-mail message … Read more
The rumor mill is gearing up for the launch of Apple's fourth-generation iPhone, and the latest rumor has an aroma of fermented hops and barley.
Many observers expect Apple to release a new model in late spring or early summer. CEO Steve Jobs said recently that an updated mobile OS would be ready this summer--a perfect opportunity to release new iPhone hardware. Fueling speculation that a June launch is imminent is a report from Boy Genius Report that it has "confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees … Read more
I know a lot of people who are looking at the iPad in the same way. They're intrigued by it--and the price isn't too bad--but they're not … Read more
Rumors that the iPhone is coming to Verizon have been buzzing around the Web over the last day or so. So what should Verizon iPhone users expect when the device finally comes to the nation's largest wireless network?
First, rumors of the Verizon iPhone are just that. There has been no confirmation from Apple or Verizon about the launch of this device. That said, there was never a question that AT&T's exclusivity deal with Apple would end one day. The big question has simply been when. And considering that Verizon is the largest wireless operator in … Read more
The day the iPhone 3GS launched, I wrote a column entitled "364 days and counting to iPhone 4G." Since then, thanks to Google, I've gotten a lot of e-mails from folks wondering just when the fourth-generation iPhone will come out, whether other carriers besides AT&T will offer it, whether it will actually work on 4G networks, and just what features it might have.
Until I hear otherwise, I'm sticking to my guns and saying the iPhone 4G--or whatever Apple chooses to call its next iPhone--will arrive almost a year to the day from when … Read more
Although Apple's iPad has yet to hit the market, the Federal Communications Commission has expressed concern over its potential impact on AT&T's 3G network.
Without naming AT&T, which has secured a carrier deal for the tablet device, Phil Bellaria, director of scenario planning, and John Leibovitz, deputy chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, outlined their concerns in an FCC blog post Monday:
With the iPad pointing to even greater demand for mobile broadband on the horizon, we must ensure that network congestion doesn't choke off a service that consumers clearly find so appealing, … Read more
Market research firm IDC on Thursday reported a record level of smartphone shipments for the fourth quarter of 2009, when vendors shipped 54.4 million devices. That's up 39 percent from the same quarter a year ago, the company said.
The handset company with the largest growth in 2009 was Apple. Apple's unit shipments for the year were 25.1 million, up from 13.8 million units in 2008. The company's market share rose from 9.1 percent in 2008 to 14.4 percent in 2009, an 81.9 percent year-over-year increase.
That represents the largest year-over-year … Read more