Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apple in negotiations with streaming partners for upcoming TV device?

Apple TV

Though rumors of a potential full-fledged Apple home theater device have been showing up frequently over the past year, sources are telling Reuters that Apple is currently negotiating with streaming service EPIX to bring content to both the current Apple TV product and to “upcoming devices that stream content”. Read more

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Apple announces WWDC 2012 schedule for June

WWDC 2012 Invite

This morning Apple sent out invitations for the annual World Wide Developers Conference and opened up ticket sales, which cost $1599 each. It’s a safe bet that those tickets will all be sold out today if not almost immediately, last year all of them were gone within about 12 hours.

Update: Tickets are already sold out.

The event will be held over the course of 5 days, June 11th through 15th, at Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. According to Apple the focus this year is on both OS X and iOS, with over 100 sessions led by Apple engineers to assist developers in understanding and working with core Apple technologies and services.

There has not been any announcement yet about the keynote, but we expect it will probably be led by Tim Cook with multiple Apple executives taking the stage for specific presentations. Read more

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Regional carriers in the U.S. unveil iPhone support

Alaska Communications

Today marks the launch of the iPhone on 5 regional wireless carriers in the U.S.:

A quick look at the front page of any of those companies would suggest the iPhone is a big deal to them, and it is.

The iPhone has been a significant factor in the growth or decline of wireless subscriber numbers for other carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, the last of which has yet to gain access to the iPhone and has acknowledged losing subscribers as a result.

T-Mobile remains willing to carry the iPhone, and has even gone so far as to publicly announce support for unlocked AT&T iPhones. Of course, the practice of using an unlocked AT&T iPhone on T-Mobiles network is not new, and speeds remain limited to the slower 2G network due to wireless band differences. Read more

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