A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each.
They may be locked up, but California prison inmates have never been so well-connected. Cellphones are being smuggled in by the thousands, and some prison workers may be part of the problem.
A labor watch group says thousands of workers at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPhones have gone on strike over increased quality control demands and having to work during an extended national holiday.
According to one estimate, some consumers could save as much as $1,000 over two years by opting for a prepaid or month-to-month plan, instead of a contract plan.
Samsung Electronics plans to add the iPhone 5, set to be released Friday, to the list of Apple devices that it claims infringes its patents in a San Jose court case, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Apple’s iPhone 5 launched to massive fanfare on Sept. 12, and now the verdict is in from CNET’s Scott Stein. He found that the new iPhone offers key features that were desired by users when its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, shipped.
Delivery times climbed quickly as Apple Inc. started taking orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday, suggesting strong demand.
After weeks of speculation, anticipation and a dose of hype, Apple unveiled the newest version of its wildly popular smartphone at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Along with a new iPhone 5, Apple unveiled accessories Wednesday that could prove to be a blessing and a curse for customers: a set of earbuds that are meant to fit comfortably in more people’s ears, and a new adapter that will be needed to plug the new phone into older car dashboards and speaker systems.
As rumors continue to swirl about Apple releasing an all-new iPhone in a few weeks, iPhone 4S owners are wondering if they are eligible for an upgrade.