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New iPhone with 4G LTE launching later this year, report claims

March 12th, 2012

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a new iPhone later this year that will include an embedded 4G LTE radio. Citing unnamed sources within Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturers, DigiTimes on Monday reported that Apple’s next-generation iPhone is “very likely” to include integrated 4G LTE connectivity. The new smartphone, which the website says will launch in the …

Apple forced to cut profit margins with new iPad, analyst says

March 9th, 2012

In an effort to keep the iPad’s price the same, Apple may have had to cut profit margins compared to previous models, The Wall Street Journal reported. UBM TechInsights on Thursday estimated the company’s newest iPad cost about $310 to manufacture the 16GB, 4G LTE model, which retails for $629. Based on those estimates, Apple’s …

Apple sells out of launch-day iPads

March 9th, 2012

Apple began running out of pre-order iPad inventory less than 24 hours after pre-sales first began. Now, it looks like all of Apple’s initial iPad stock has been depleted. The company’s online store currently shows an estimated ship date of March 19th for every available iPad model, including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi models and each …

Verizon to offer free mobile hotspot on new iPad, AT&T is looking into it

March 8th, 2012

Along with 4G LTE support, Apple’s new iPad will include a new personal hotspot feature that will vary from carrier to carrier. AT&T and Verizon Wireless are the exclusive carriers of the iPad in the U.S. and both carriers offer a mobile hotspot feature on their smartphones, however it was unknown if the feature would …

Apple sells out of multiple AT&T iPad models already [updated]

March 8th, 2012

A quick glance at Apple’s online store tells us that customers who want to place orders for an AT&T 4G iPad won’t be receiving them at the same time the iPad makes its debut. Shipping times have already fallen to March 19th from March 16th, something we all guessed would happen by the fact that …

Apple’s new iPad now available for pre-order

March 7th, 2012

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new iPad during a press conference in San Francisco. The sleek tablet features a number of upgrades compared to the previous-generation model, including a 2,049 x 1,536-pixel Retina Display, a quad-core Apple A5X processor, a new 5-megapixel camera and the option for 4G LTE connectivity. As promised, the new iPad …

International 4G LTE iPads appear in Apple inventory system

March 7th, 2012

Rumors that Apple’s third-generation iPad tablet would include 4G LTE connectivity have persisted for almost a year, and now the news is all but confirmed. Less than an hour ahead of Apple’s press conference in San Francisco, a source speaking with 9to5Mac confirmed that Apple’s inventory system is now being populated with entries for an …

Sprint to end deal with LightSquared, report claims

March 7th, 2012

Sprint is reportedly planning to walk away from its planned network-sharing deal with LightSquared as early as next week, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Sprint and LightSquared in June agreed to an 11-year deal that would share network expansion costs and equipment if LightSquared could secure regulatory approval for its 4G LTE network build-out. The carrier …

Verizon teases ‘something is coming’ ahead of Apple’s iPad event

March 6th, 2012

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday posted a teaser to the company’s website indicating that “something is coming” and allowing users to “sign up to get all the details about the latest Verizon’s products.” The update comes just a day before Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPad. Earlier reports suggested that Apple’s next-generation iPad will feature embedded 4G LTE …

DROID Fighter and LG Lucid 4G release dates leak

March 6th, 2012

The unannounced DROID Fighter and LG Lucid 4G, codenamed Cayman, will be coming to Verizon’s 4G LTE network within the coming weeks, according to a a leaked internal document obtained by Droid-Life. According to the photo, the Lucid 4G will launch on March 29th and the DROID Fighter will arrive on April 12th. Information surrounding …