Apple isn’t just for anybody, it’s apparently for everybody! First AT&T, then Verizon & Sprint and now pre-paid wireless carrier Cricket Wireless! If you’ve ever wondered who’s going to win the battle of the unlimited data & calling plans, check out more details of just how much signing with Cricket will cost you!
FastCompany.com reports: Cricket Wireless has just become the first carrier to sell the iPhone in the U.S. as part of a pre-paid plan. Starting June 22, for $55 buyers of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will have access to unlimited talk, texting, and data. The cost of the Cricket iPhone models are pegged at $150 less than the unlocked iPhone models sold by Apple, making it a sweeter deal for U.S. buyers reluctant to commit to one cellular network. While the Cricket pre-paid plan for the iPhone is a first for the U.S., pre-paid phones are much more common in international markets, which account for 60% of Apple’s sales. Leap Wireless, which owns and sells phones though Cricket, has been selling phones of all kinds on pre-paid plans for about 10 years now, using a flat-rate, pre-paid, unlimited access model. Cricket also sells contractless access to broadband. Customers will be able to buy both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in Cricket company-owned stores and select dealers in nearly 60 markets. The iPhone will also be available for sale on the company’s official website, and over the phone at 800-853-7682.
Let’s just hope that Cricket doesn’t brand their version of the iPhone with their logo like they have other phones. Either way, you’re sure to see that you may not be as cool as you thought you were – since it’s guaranteed that almost everyone will have a new iPhone now…
What do you think? Are you one cell phone bill from leaving your current provider? Would you leave your carrier for Cricket Wireless? Sound off below!
With talks about Spring trends and clocks around the globe sprung forward over the weekend – it’s safe to say that Springtime is on everyone’s minds! As a fan of floral goodness – you could imagine my surprise when back in January – I was introduced to the supercool smartphone accessories company – Switch Easy. Switch Easy is the company behind the BLOSSOM iPhone 4S case that I’ve been attached to for months.
The unique sculptured design caught my eye and definitely stands out among iphone accessories and now available in a variety of colors – perfect for SPRING!! Now available in pink and white the BLOSSOM case offers unique sculptural design for enhanced tactile and grip sensation and for complete protection it’s also included with headphone jack and connector protectors too!
Fellas, not interested in florals? Represent Spring Forward with the CLOCKWORK iPhone case – in black, gold or silver too!
Thinking about spring cleaning your tech wardrobe? Are you considering upgrading to a new smartphone? Let us know! We can help!
Ok, we know, we know…but really – here’s the up to the minute iPhone 5 rumors. We just hope that they’re actually accurate this time around…LOL.
Are you looking forward to the iPhone 5? If you have an iPhone 4/4s would you upgrade at this point or stick with what you’ve got?
*UPDATED* Its safe to say that Apple did not manage consumer’s expectations well. Today’s announcement was that of the iPhone 4S…not the widely anticipated iPhone 5. Check out the details…
October 4th is finally here & today is the day that the latest and greatest in mobile technology will be revealed.
The Apple iPhone 4s.
Apple will host their ‘Let’s Talk About iPhone” press conference event today at 10am PT / 1pm ET…
DivasandDorks.com will have the up-to-the-minute news from the Apple team as well as from new CEO Tim Cook.
1:04pm New Apple CEO – Tim cook has hit the stage discussing the momentum of Apple and it’s retail sales…
1:10pm Now Tim Cook is talking about the two new China stores the company recently unveiled. In full fledge bragging mode, Apple has announced that Macbook pro and iMac are the # 1 best selling noteboook and desktop in the U.S. There are 60 million Mac users around the world.
1:15pm Let’s talk iPhone. iPhone has 5% of the Worldwide Mobile Phone market.
Wow iOs5 will feature messaging like BBM
1:35pm IOS5 and new iPhone will be available – OCTOBER 12th
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As fate would deal, the announcement was filled with stats and details for every Apple product under the sun, except an iPhone 5. Check out some of the stats below:
It comes with upgraded internals, including the new Apple A5 chip and 1 GB of RAM. Apple VP Phil Schiller revealed that it will be the first iPhone with a dual-core processor and dual-core graphics. It is “up to seven times faster” than the previous iPhone, he announced.
The device also contains a new antenna system that allows it to switch between two antennas for better sound quality and download speeds.
The device also contains a new 8-megapixel camera that can take 3264×2448 images, an increase of 60% from the iPhone 4.
*sits in a corner and pouts*
Looking to sell your iPhone 4 and spend some of that money towards your new iPhone 5? SELL NOW!
According to CNN, beating the potentially millions of folks who will be buying a new iPhone and selling their old one could put more money in your pocket.
While some retailers offer discounts for a trade-in (Radio Shack was offering $100 for some previous models when the iPhone 4 was released), Apple stores and their designated carriers generally don’t give back as much cash, or credit, as an owner might earn outside the store.
But a growing online resell market has emerged to give folks another option.
Between now and Monday, the day before Apple has scheduled an iPhone-related event, one of those sites, Nextworth, is offering $250 for 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4s that are in good shape.
The company, which also has trade-in programs at some retail stores, bills itself as a way to get value out of your aging electronics while keeping the products out of landfills, where they can cause environmental problems.
Gazelle.com is offering $250 for a 32GB iPhone 4 in “flawless” condition and $169 for one in good condition. Got a busted model? It’ll give you $85 for one even if it won’t turn on or is physically damaged.
Of course, there are always the direct-sale sites like eBay and Craigslist. (I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS that I’m willing to sale, but let’s face it, unless it’s an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 – no one is even trying to hear it….lol.)
It’s officially 5 days away from the long-awaited launch of the Apple iPhone 5 (Apple launch event will be held October 4th)! With anticipation growing as rapidly as the rumors are brewing, it’s only fair that I forwarn iPhone 4 users of the jealously that may ensue if you don’t upgrade to the iPhone 5. (Get ready to trade in those iPhone 4 devices and upgrade because I have 5 reasons why (upon release) iPhone 4 users will be particularly jealous of the iPhone 5 and it’s users everywhere…
5. It’ll have a new sleek and sexy design that’ll make the iPhone 4 look like an original iPod…(you iPhone 4 users know how you snub us iPhone 3GS carriers…payback’s a —- LOL)
4. The iPhone 5 will undoubtedly have faster processing power – which will totally outspeed and perform the iPhone 4 in all apps from Google Maps (and directions) to Tweets, it’ll keep you up to speed and saying “Whew, that was fast…” (Can anybody say A5?)
3. Say Cheese! Okay, you Android users may have had the first laugh when it came down to crisp, clear camera resolution worthy photos but with rumors of an added 8-megapixel camera and full 1080p video recording capabilities, but there’s no doubt that Apple iPhone 5 users will have the last laugh. (yay for instagram and all my other favorite photo sharing apps…)
2. Can you hear me now? The iPhone 5 is going to take voice-recognition apps to another level. Since acquiring Siri – Apple has saved this Ace of Spade for the right time… (I’m particularly curious to see how Apple will outshine the current voice-recognition market…the suspense is killing me…)
1. iPhone 5 will NOT be limited to AT&T, Verizon…did someone say Sprint? YES! More carrier options means more interaction with other coveted iPhone users…all you AT&T customers still sticking with your current plan… you should just be ashamed of yourself…LOL (Maybe now Apple can up the ante on market share against Android…here’s to hoping…)
Sprint will join the ranks of AT&T and Verizon as the newest carrier to have the iPhone 5 available for consumers next month. The deal could help prop up the nation’s third largest carrier and give AT&T more ammunition in its attempt to “hurry up” and take over T-Mobile.
Acquiring the iPhone is a big win for Sprint (who sales have suffered greatly without being able to sell the trend-setting device.) Now that the playing field is becoming a bit more even for the “Big Three” – let’s see who makes the next move their best move…
The iPhone 5 hasn’t even surfaced on the Apple website yet (as of September 22nd 5pm), but it has already made it’s way to Hot 97′s website for an upcoming giveaway promotion…*scratches head*
The Hot97 email went out this afternoon to “insiders” promoting that Hot97 has got the iPhone 5 first & will be giving listeners a chance to win by listening daily starting at 7am. Listeners can register to win online and then listening for their name to be called during Hot97′s programming at 7am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm.
*NOTE* Hot97 also posts a disclaimer that iPhones used for this promotion were not furnished by APPLE.
Fresh off the rumor mill, first there was an iPhone 5 then, there was not. Then there was an iPhone 4s, then there was not. Now that the iPhone 5 rumor has resurfaced, we’re looking at the possibility of a curved glass display, similar to that of the older generation iPod Nano.
The next generation iPhone has already faced delays (its usual Summer launch date is expected to be pushed back into Fall), and a curved glass display could be another culprit: Digitimes is reporting that Apple is still trying to secure suppliers and glass cutters to manufacture the new glass design.
Handsets, like the Nexus S, already use a curved glass display for comfort. And while the iPhone 5 is said to be sticking to the same design as the iPhone 4 overall, there will be minor changes to take note of.