Friday, November 01, 2013 at 05:30 PM | Posted by Danny Moore
It appears Apple cannot keep the gold iPhone 5s on shelves. The first device to be offered in a color other than the traditional black/white was reported to be sold out instantly in China where gold is a popular color for electronics. Major carriers in Europe are also experiencing shortages of the gold iPhone 5s.
There are a couple ideas around what has caused the shortages, speculatively it could be the high demand for gold electronics in Asia or Apple inflating demand. Regardless the gold iPhone 5s is repeatedly sold out in all stores.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:02 AM | Posted by drawbob
According to sources close to the matter, China Mobile is set to officially launch the iPhone on its network beginning November 11th. November 11, or Singles’ Day, is the busiest shopping day of the year in China. Last year it generated $4 billion in online sales alone. China Mobile is the largest, and only carrier in China that is not offering iPhones currently. They have been aggressively setting up faster 4G networks that would allow the smartphones to function optimally. Several leaked advertisements in China have revealed that the iPhone will make its debut on the network on November 11th. This deal would represent the largest network that offers the iPhone to date. China Mobile and Apple China officials declined to comment on the rumors.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
Peter Burrows of Bloomberg Businessweek reports that “very soon,” potential iPhone users weary of AT&T’s well know coverage shortfalls could have the option of carrying Apple’s cutting edge smartphone on the Verizon network.
While in Boston, most iPhone users have reported minimal service interruptions on the AT&T network, customers in areas with more densely concentrated iPhone usage like San Francisco and New York regularly experience dropped calls.
AT&T was ranked worst in customer satisfaction by a Consumer Reports survey in early December, 2010.
However, the iPhone exclusivity AT&T has enjoyed since 2007 could work towards the company’s advantage, even if a CDMA-compatiple iPhone should become available.
“I’m sure some AT&T customers are sufficiently frustrated to switch, but the vast majority are at least happy enough,” says Forrester Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts analyst Charles S. Golvin.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 08:02 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
The Georgia-based North Point Community Church’s iBand, made up of ten professional musicians using five iPads and five iPhones performed in front of the church’s 12,000 person congregation on December 5th.
The iBand performed Christmas classics including “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Carol of the Bells” using apps like Pocket Organ and SoundGrid.
“The iBand rehearsed for only a few hours on the Wednesday before the Sunday service,” reports the Toronto Star.
‘“If we’d only we’d been able to practise a few more times, we could have hit a few more notes,’ jokes [Reid] Greven.”