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iPhone 3G Snags 17% US Smartphone Market, Apple Already Sold 10M iPhones

Monday, October 6th, 2008

According the marketing research and industry tracking NPD Group, Apple’s iPhone 3G has now climbed the ranks and snagged 17% of the US Smartphone market, and independent research points to Apple having reached its goal of selling 10 Million iPhones three months early.

Reports clarify that Apple’s iPhone 3G has outsold the Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Pearl [...]

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Get iPhone 3G on October 17

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

AT&T has officially announced that both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to join their mainland brethren as the iPhone 3G is set to be released next month.

An AT&T press release issued today confirms that both U.S territorial acquisitions will be receiving the iPhone 3G on October 17.  In similar [...]

More “Bye Bye AT&T” Rumors, iPhone Going EVDO/CDMA

Monday, September 29th, 2008

9to5Mac revives rumors that Apple will be bringing the iPhone to Verizon Wireless, as early as MacWorld 2009. Rumors of a (prototype) CDMA iPhone being in existence are not new.

The Verizon Wireless insider that has provided this information to 9to5Mac, apparently knows a great deal about Apple-Verizon politics. “According to him, Apple will be [...]

Federal Court Dismisses iPhone Battery Lawsuit Against Apple

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Apple can now check one off of its laundry list of current lawsuits. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc., will not face a lawsuit claiming it didn’t immediately tell customers about the limited life of batteries for its iPhone or their $86 replacement cost, including delivery.

Jose Trujillo sued Apple in the state of Illinois [...]

Leaked: AT&T Memo Compares iPhone to Blackberry Storm

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

As reported by, there is a internal memo circulating around AT&T that is placing the iPhone 3G directly against the BlackBerry Storm, slated to be released during the holiday buying season.

Here are some highlights that AT&T points out:
-The Storm doesn’t have multi-touch
-There is no Wi-Fi
-The Storm doesn’t have an App Store
-The Storm doesn’t [...]

Apple Offering Online AT&T Sign Up

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

After previous in-home iPhone activation had been speculated, Apple has officially started offering an online AT&T sign up service which users can access before physically entering an Apple Store.

The process entails three simple steps including:
• Enter your billing information.
• Review eligibility and pricing.
• Select the rate plan that best suits your needs.
Once completed, [...]

Apple Sends Adapter Recall Notification via SMS, Utilizes AT&T Cell Network

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Last Friday Apple Inc, issued a Media Alert stating that it was replacing faulty electrical adapters due to the possibility of an electric shock. Today that have sent out an SMS message to most users announcing and explaining the recall and exchange program.

Apple continued to explain that “Users with ultracompact power adapters should immediately stop [...]

Briefly: AT&T Exec Confirms 3G Network Flaws

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

At the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference last week, AT&T admitted to the public that its current 3G network is simply not up to speed, and that they have not been prepared for the smash success of Apple’s iPhone 3G.

AT&T chief technology officer John Donovan confirmed that the “network had seen demand for 3G services in [...]

Apple Officially Bans NetShare From App Store

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Despite the hopes of some users, iPhone tethering application NetShare has been officially banned from Apple’s App Store. News comes straight from developers Nullriver following an unfortunate final decision by Apple.

The following is from NetShare’s blog: Looks like Apple has decided they will not be allowing any tethering applications in the AppStore. As such, NetShare [...]

AT&T Dishes Out $19,370 Cell-phone Bill For One Month of Usage

Friday, September 5th, 2008

In our hometown of Portland OR, a local family known as “The Terry family” family has managed to rack up a nearly $20,000 AT&T bill, local station KPTV reported last night.

The Terry family said they wished they would have received some kind of warning before receiving their 200-page bill in the mail for $19,370. [via [...]

iPhone 3G lands the cover of Best Buy Circular. Ooh La La.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Despite recent legal issues of over-saturating the market with iPhone 3Gs, Apple is showing no signs of slowing down as Best Buy is set to begin selling the device come September 7.

AppleInsider has gotten their hands on a copy of next week’s Best Buy circular which prominently features a cover shot of the handset in [...]

Apple and AT&T Brought to Suit for Over-Saturing 3G Network with iPhone 3G’s

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

A San Diego based lawsuit was filed late last week that alleges Apple, and its carrier partner AT&T, have knowingly oversold the iPhone 3G, “promising fast speeds only to see a mass of customers bog down the network with devices that themselves are flawed.”

Apple and AT&T customer William Gillis filed an 18-page complaint that cites [...]

Major Grains of Salt: Apple and AT&T Developing iPhone Tethering Plan

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Ever since the pulling of NetShare, we’ve been pretty disappointed about the lack of iPhone-to-laptop tethering option from AT&T. I mean, we understand why it doesn’t exist, but we don’t understand why it’s not being addressed.

Before I go on, please notice that this post is tagged “Major Grains of Salt,” simply because of the [...]

Former Apple Employee Blogs About Apple Internals (Again)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Former Apple Emlpoyee, Chuq von Rospach has blogged about Apple’s internals before. Having worked on Apple’s email lists for many years, Rospach understand certain aspects of the company, and lucky for us, he blogs about them too.

Blogging in response to the on-going 3G Network issues people are having with the iPhone 3G, Rospach had lunch [...]

Coming Soon: iPhone 3G Software Update to Help You Get Over the One Bar Blues

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Apple is reportedly working on a software update for the iPhone 3G that will address major global concerns regarding poor 3G network reception.

In a recent post, we reported that the cause of the seemingly widespread reception issues, was simply a failing Infineon 3G chipset.
Whatever the case may be, many users are sick of singing the [...]

Piper Ups iPhone Sales Estimates to 4.47 Million for Q4

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, has recently upped his target estimate of the number expected Q4 iPhone 3G sales from 4.1 million to 4.47 million, according to a Wednesday report to clients.

“Munster’s new estimate is based 1) on Apple’s report that it sold 1 million iPhone 3Gs in the three days following the device’s July [...]

iPhone 3G Connection Issues Caused by Immature Infineon Chipset?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 is reporting that the ongoing issues many users are experiencing with AT&T’s 3G cellular network, may be due to the inclusion of an immature chipset.

Many iPhone owners have been reporting very spotty experiences with AT&T’s 3G network while using Apple’s new iPhone 3G. We’ve previously reported about the one bar blues, and the [...]

NetShare’s Doubtful Return to the App Store

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Nullriver’s brief contribution to the App store, NetShare, an application that allows users to tether their iPhone’s internet connection to a laptop, is unlikely to make a return appearance.

“Earlier in the week, Nullriver received a response from Apple saying the removal of NetShare was a mistake that required “technical review.” It turns out that was [...]

AT&T Keeps iPhone Exclusivity through 2010

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

“USA Today has an interview with AT&T head Randall Stephenson in which he discusses the success of the iPhone for the wireless carrier. He notes that in the original deal back on 2005 they were “betting on Jobs” — and it’s now clear that that bet paid off: “It’s everything we hoped it would be,” [...]

AT&T growth spurred by iPhone

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

AT&T reported growth in both its net income and revenue, with interest in Apple’s iPhone spurring strong mobile and mobile data numbers.

“AT&T Inc. reported second-quarter financial results today that contained signs that the weak economy is catching up to its previously steady results, but investors were pleased,” reports the Houston Chronicle.
“The nation’s largest telecommunications company [...]