Siri's Definition Of An Apple Store Is Very Generous

Siri's Definition Of An Apple Store Is Very Generous

After seeing yesterday’s iPhone 5 announcement, Consumerist reader Ed thought he’d ask his wife’s phone for a little buying assistance. [More]

Will You Be Able To Take Your Unlimited Data Plan With You If You Upgrade To iPhone 5?

Will You Be Able To Take Your Unlimited Data Plan With You If You Upgrade To iPhone 5?

Yesterday, Apple went through its occasional ritual of taking an hour to go over every minute detail of its new phone. But what wasn’t mentioned in that overlong introduction to the iPhone 5 was what it means for the folks who still have unlimited data plans from back in the day. [More]

Is There Anything Special About The iPhone 5?

Is There Anything Special About The iPhone 5?

It’s been almost a year since Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, with some significant upgrades like Siri voice recognition and both CDMA and GSM compatibility. So today the company announced the latest iteration of the iPhone, but would the iPhone 5 have enough new bells and whistles to make 4S users take a hammer to their old phones in disgust? [More]

Do You Always Wait Until You're Eligible To Upgrade Your Phone?

Do You Always Wait Until You're Eligible To Upgrade Your Phone?

Later today, Apple is slated to introduce its latest iPhone, which inevitably leads to fans of the popular device clamoring for an upgrade while they glare with disappointment at their iPhone 4S, asking “Why did I ever think I could love you?” But will people wait until they are eligible for an upgrade from their wireless carrier, or will they just say “screw it” and pony up some extra cash to have the newest and shiniest phone? [More]

YouTube Launches New iOS App Just In Time For That New Phone Everyone's Been Waiting For

YouTube Launches New iOS App Just In Time For That New Phone Everyone's Been Waiting For

Ever since Apple told Google it wouldn’t include a pre-loaded YouTube app on new iPhones anymore because the license to do so had expired, the two companies have totally not been best friends anymore. Upping the fight ante this time around is YouTube’s owner Google, which launched a new YouTube app for iOS just in time for the expected iPhone 5 announcement tomorrow. [More]

Wireless Carriers Banking On New iPhone To Turn Everyone Into Data Hogs

Wireless Carriers Banking On New iPhone To Turn Everyone Into Data Hogs

For years, wireless providers have been moaning about their highest volume data users and shaking their fists at the sky for ever having tried unlimited data plans in the first place. But now, with the impending release of a reportedly 4G LTE-compatible iPhone on the horizon, these same carriers are popping champagne corks, hoping that the faster data speeds will nudge consumers into the next level of data hogging. [More]

Apple Officially Starts The iPhone Salivation Countdown With Event Scheduled For Sept. 12

Apple Officially Starts The iPhone Salivation Countdown With Event Scheduled For Sept. 12

It’s been more than five years since the first iPhone was unveiled, and here we all are, still caught up in “When is the next iPhone going to come out oh please tell me tell me” speculation. After months of guesswork, the announcement appears to be nigh, as Apple has issued an invitation to media for a special event on Sept. 12. [More]

Smaller iPhone 5 Dock Could Be Big Hassle For Accessories Owners

Smaller iPhone 5 Dock Could Be Big Hassle For Accessories Owners

For five years, while there have been several iterations of the iPhone and Apple’s other iOS devices, they have continued to use the same 30-pin connector. This means that customers have been able to buy iPhone and iPad accessories without worrying about those items becoming antiques as soon as the next device hits the market. But if reports about the next iPhone are correct, Apple will be using a smaller dock on the phone, which could mean a big headache for some consumers. [More]

What Could It Possibly Mean That Apple Wants The Domain iPhone5.com?

What Could It Possibly Mean That Apple Wants The Domain iPhone5.com?

Let the gleeful rumormongering begin! Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain name iphone5.com, because it doesn’t control it. And it wants it. So bad. Is it because that’s the next iPhone, or just to stop others from taking advantage of the iPhone name? [More]

Apple: No iPhone 5, But The Faster iPhone 4S Will Be Available This Month For AT&T, Verizon & Sprint

Apple: No iPhone 5, But The Faster iPhone 4S Will Be Available This Month For AT&T, Verizon & Sprint

There has been a mountain of speculation about just what exactly would Apple be unveiling at today’s big press event — Would it be the iPhone 5? Maybe the lower price, slimmed down iPhone 4S? Would it be a 4G device? Would Sprint and/or T-Mobile finally get the iPhone? Would they kill the iPod as we know it? [More]

Al Gore Says New iPhones Coming In October

Al Gore Says New iPhones Coming In October

Just in case you’re looking for a more reliable source for information about the release date of Apple’s next iPhone, former vice president Al Gore has weighed in. “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug,” Gore said yesterday. He should know. In addition to having invented the Internet, he’s a member of Apple’s board. [More]

Report: iPhone 5 Has Gone Into Production

Report: iPhone 5 Has Gone Into Production

If the iPhone 5 is indeed, as rumored, going to launch early next month, it makes sense that Apple’s contractors are hard at work putting the products together. A report says that Chinese manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are doing just that. [More]

Sprint Raising ETF To $350 For Smartphones & Tablets

Sprint Raising ETF To $350 For Smartphones & Tablets

While Sprint hasn’t yet joined AT&T and Verizon Wireless in switching from unlimited data plans to tiered pricing, the company has announced it will soon jack up the cost of cancelling your smartphone contract to match the early termination fees charged by these competitors. [More]

Sprint Tells Employees Not To Discuss iPhone Rumors With
Customers, Friends, Family

Sprint Tells Employees Not To Discuss iPhone Rumors With Customers, Friends, Family

Among the many rumors and reports surrounding the inevitable release of the iPhone 5 is that the device will finally be made available to Sprint customers. With speculation building, Sprint has reportedly issued a memo to staffers instructing them how to respond to customer queries about the iPhone… with a “no comment.” [More]

Report: Apple May Offer iPhone 3GS For Free Under Contract When iPhone 5 Comes Out

Report: Apple May Offer iPhone 3GS For Free Under Contract When iPhone 5 Comes Out

According to a research note from RBC Capital, customers who sign up for a two-year contract may be able to score an iPhone 3GS for free in September, when the next version of the iPhone is expected to be released. [More]

Apple iPhone 5: See You in September

Apple iPhone 5: See You in September

It’s another day, so another rumor on the release date for the Apple iPhone 5 must be around. The latest scuttlebutt: Consumers anxious for Apple’s latest and greatest smart phone will have their cravings satisfied in September. [More]

Apple iPhone 5 Delayed To September Or Beyond?

Apple iPhone 5 Delayed To September Or Beyond?

You use to be able to count on Apple announcing new products like clockwork. New computers were shown in January while new iPods were in September, just in time for the holidays. And new iPhones? In June. Except this year, the new iPhone 5 will be unveiled in September. Maybe. [More]