Tag Archives: Apple

Analyst Calls T-Mobile iPhone Launch A “Big Deal” For Apple

Here’s a shocking piece of analyst material for as “analyst” Shaw Wu of Sterne Agree calls for T-Mobile’s iPhone to make a “big deal” impact on Apple’s smartphone sales. In fact, Wu believes that the iPhone on T-Mobile will have a greater impact on the market than most would believe: “While T-Mobile USA has lost customers, its core customer base remains loyal to its lower cost and unlimited data plans,” he said. … [read full article]

Apple Modifying iPhone 5 For T-Mobile Bands, Existing Devices Won’t Have AWS Support

  Apple has confirmed that it will sell a new version of the A1428 iPhone 5 model to support additional AWS bands for T-Mobile. Unfortunately, that means existing iPhone 5 users will not gain AWS support (on the 1700 band) via any kind of software update. Ultimately, that means that existing iPhone 5 devices won’t support the highest speeds on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, and will be phased out for the new A1428 model. Said … [read full article]

When It Comes To Marketing Dollars, Samsung And Apple Dominate…We Feign Surprise

While there’s no question the actual numbers here are interesting on their own, it’s no surprise whatsoever that Samsung and Apple run away from the pack when it comes to marketing dollars. In fact, the most interesting takeaway here is just how much more Samsung and Apple spend against their three largest competitions in HTC, BlackBerry and Nokia. For its part, Samsung leapfrogged Apple in 2012 with spending from $78 million in 2011 to … [read full article]

Samsung Scores Victory Over Apple As Judge Cuts Award In Half

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Chalk up one large victory for the Samsung folks as US District Judge Lucy Koh reduced the jury damages awards to Apple in last years landmark patent trial. The $1.05 billion verdict has been reduced to $450.5 million as well Koh awarding Samsung new trials on infringement claims over its Galaxy Prevail and other smartphones. Koh denied Apple’s request to enhance the jury’s award, stating isn’t the court’s role to “second-guess the … [read full article]

Samsung Gets A Win As Judge Rules They Did Not Willfully Infringe Apple Patents

  One of the remaining outstanding issues in the Apple vs Samsung case came to a conclusion last night as Judge Lucy Koh issued another set of rulings. Yesterdays rulings surrounded the seven design and utility patents the jury found Samsung had infringed on resulting in a $1.049 billion dollar win for Apple last year. With their verdict, the jury determined that Samsung had infringed on five patents, a decision that … [read full article]

(Update) T-Mobile CEO John Legere Says 100,000 New iPhone Activations Every Month

Update: A brief point of clarification here, my wording of “new activations,” does not mean new subscribers, just customers activating the iPhone. No breakdown was provided between new and existing customers, but I’m betting the overwhelming majority are existing customers. I’m listening in on a live conference happening at the Citi Global Internet, Media and Telecommunications conference in Las Vegas right now where T-Mobile CEO John Legere just dropped some interesting … [read full article]

T-Mobile CES 2013 Preview, What Will We See?

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is about to get underway and T-Mobile may be one of the few carriers to have some major announcements. As companies cut their dependency on CES launches and plan their own events throughout the year, we still expect T-Mobile to take advantage of having the worlds greatest tech audience all in one place. I’m saddened that for the first time in five years I’m not on … [read full article]