NEWS ANALYSIS: Whether or not T-Mobiles plans to sell the iPhone 5 rather than just try to attract buyers of unlocked iPhones remain unclear. But one way or the other, the iPhone is sure to figure prominently in T-Mobile’s business plans.
T-Mobile customers finally have a way to buy Apple’s iPhone 5, although it may not be through T-Mobile just yet. Apple quietly started selling unlocked iPhone 5s in both black and white colors in stores and on-line.
These phones are identical to the GSM phones sold for use with AT&T’s network, except they’re not locked, there’s no contract and there’s no nano-SIM card. An unlocked iPhone will set you back about $650.
While there have been rumors fueled by a prediction from a Merrill-Lynch analyst that T-Mobile would start selling the iPhone this week, eWEEK was unable to confirm that with T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who said in an e-mail that he couldn’t comment about the iPhone at this time.
Working with iCloud is fairly simple, but you need to know the ground rules if you plan to start storing your documents in the cloud.
The new dream in computing is keeping all of your files in “the cloud,” on remote servers that you can access from anywhere at any time. Apple’s cloud-based syncing and storage service, iCloud, debuted in June 2011. Still, only since the release of OS X Mountain Lion that enough applications have started to support iCloud document syncing for this feature to be useful. Working with iCloud is fairly simple, but you need to know the ground rules if you plan to start storing your documents in the cloud.
As Apple is expected to introduce a new iPhone on Wednesday, it will come with the next version of iOS, the iPhone operating system. With that introduction, iPhone users will be upgrading apps and trying out all of Apple’s cool, new features.
One of those new apps users may download has been made by one of the youngest app developers in Apple history.
Charley Hutchison is a seventh-grader from Mississippi and his goal was to have an app in the Apple App Store before his 12th birthday.
“I’ve always been really interested in computers. Then my parents had an iPhone, and I really loved playing with apps on there, so I decided, why don’t I make my own app?” Charley said. “If there’s so many already on the store, surely I can make one myself.”