Dish Network is giving its users more options to view their content in more locations by extending its VOD programming to the Apple iOS and Android devices.
Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini expressed regret that the silicon giant did not or was not able to get its chips inside Apple's iPhone. The comments highlight Intel's current attempts to catch up in mobile--which Otellini's successor, Brian Krzanich, has pledged to do.
The FCC said it requires additional testing of MVNO FreedomPop's iPhone Sleeve, which the company said could "take another couple months and tens of thousands of dollars." As a result, the company is now offering anyone who pre-ordered the company's iPhone Sleeve before February 2012 a FreedomPop Photon mobile hotspot with 2 GB of free data. The company said that "if/when" the iPhone Sleeve does ship, customers will also be eligible to receive a free Sleeve as well.
T-Mobile US confirmed that customers who choose its new "Simple Choice" no-contract plans will need to pay $149.99 up front for Apple's iPhone 5, up from $99.99 previously. The $99.99 price was apparently only a promotional price for the first month of T-Mobile's iPhone sales, though the carrier did not indicate that when it announced in late March it was launching the iPhone.
AT&T Mobility launched a new prepaid brand, Aio Wireless, promising a simplified, no-contract experience and opening up a new front in the prepaid battle with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US.
Apple and Samsung Electronics once again gobbled up all of the operating profits in the global smartphone industry in the first quarter, according to a new report from investment research firm Canaccord Genuity, as has been the case the past several quarters.
Apple's grip on the mobile accessories market appears to be loosening, according to a New York Times report, which could cut into the royalties that accessory makers pay Apple.
U.S. Cellular will launch Apple products, including the iPhone, later this year, reversing its earlier position. The company said in 2011 that it would not launch the iPhone because it did not make financial sense.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said it is possible, but by no means certain, that its prepaid brand MetroPCS will get Apple's iPhone, but he and CMO Mike Sievert made clear they want to move as many MetroPCS customers as possible onto T-Mobile's HSPA+ and LTE networks.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it seeing an improvement in sales of Apple's iPhone, but the company will not purchase any more devices from Apple beyond its initial $900 million, three-year deal that it made with Apple last June.