T-Mobile: iPhone cables are for unlocked handsets and phones roaming from Europe

By on November 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

T-Mobile: iPhone cables are for unlocked handsets and phones roaming from Europe

T-Mobile has cleared the air in response to reports Friday that questioned why the carrier might be stocking connector cables for use with Apple’s iPhone and iPod lines. T-Mobile, of course, does not currently sell any Apple products. A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed to BGR that the cables will be sold in select T-Mobile locations, but said they are intended for subscribers using unlocked iPhone handsets and European T-Mobile customers roaming in the U.S.

Select T-Mobile stores will soon begin carrying iPod/iPhone charge and Sync cables to support customers who may be using an unlocked iPhone or are traveling from outside the United States and using an iPhone while roaming on our network.  T-Mobile carries the iPhone in Europe, so many people traveling to the U.S. roam on our network with their iPhones.  The iPod/iPhone cable also makes a great companion product for our line of MicroUSB charging solutions.  The cable can be plugged into the USB port of the universal MicroUSB car, wall or two-in-one chargers to provide customers with a charging solution for their iPod when they are on the go.

Many had jumped to the conclusion that the iPhone might soon be offered by T-Mobile, but unfortunately that does not appear to be the case. Instead, the iPhone remains an AT&T exclusive… for now.

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T-Mobile branded Dock Connector cables arriving at certain retail stores

By on November 5, 2010 at 10:57 AM.

T-Mobile branded Dock Connector cables arriving at certain retail stores

Any T-Mobile fans out there looking for some fresh iPhone-rumor fodder? TMoNews is reporting that several T-Mobile retail locations are starting to receive T-Mobile branded Dock Connector cables; a 30-pin cord which is currently only used by Apple’s iPods, iPads, and iPhones.

T-Mobile has publicly stated that it would support unlocked iPhones on its network — this new cable could be a testament to that. However, if you’re one of those people who know all about the “Magic Bullet” theory, you might like to convince yourself that the cable is a clear indication that Magenta could begin offering the iPad or the iPhone in the not-so-distant future.

Anyone have any additional thoughts or conspiracy theories? We’ve reached out to T-Mobile for comment and will update this post with any additional information provided. More →

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Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now available

By on October 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM.

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now available

Following reports last week stating that Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac was nearing release, Microsoft today made its OS X connector software available to the public. The software, currently available as a beta, allows users to connect their Windows Phone 7-powered devices to Mac computers and synchronize multimedia content. To make the process as familiar as possible, Microsoft’s Connector syncs phones with music, videos and photos already present in users’ iTunes and iPhoto libraries, so no additional cataloging is necessary. Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac requires OS X 10.5 or higher and is available directly from Microsoft’s website.

[Via Mac Rumors] More →

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Mini-touchscreen component destined for an unknown Apple device surfaces

By on July 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM.

Mini-touchscreen component destined for an unknown Apple device surfaces

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Tw.apple.pro published a series of photos of an unusual Apple-branded touchscreen component. The photos were obtained from a source presumably deep within one of Apple’s manufacturing partners. The part measures 3 cm x 3 cm and contains what appears to be a display connector and a touchpad connector. Speculation is running rampant as no one, including the source, knows what device (if any) may be the final home for this part. We have a few more close-ups after the jump for anyone interested in trying to solve this mystery.

[Via 9to5 Mac] More →

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