In advance of the release of the new iPhone and other high-end smartphones, T-Mobile US said it will guarantee the best trade-in value on customers' used devices when they upgrade to a new device. The offer is geared at enticing customers to switch to T-Mobile by offering them the most money for their used phone.
The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) unveiled the brand name CurrentC for its mobile wallet, loyalty and offers platform, which it will launch in 2015 at around 110,000 retail locations, including at Walmart, Best Buy and Target.
Apple is still a few days away from introducing its next versions of the iPhone, but more details about the devices keep leaking out. According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will introduce a software mode that lets consumers more easily use the new iPhones with one hand, since the new phones are expected to be larger.
Apple is going to add Near Field Communications technology to its forthcoming wearable device, expected to be called the iWatch, according to a Wall Street Journal article. That would enable customers to use the watch to process digital payments wirelessly and expand the gadget's functionality beyond fitness and health monitoring.
Apple is hosting a media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Although Apple is expected to unveil its first new product line since 2010 at the event--its long-rumored wearable, which many have dubbed the iWatch--the main draw is expected to be Apple's announcement of the next iteration of the iPhone, which will likely be called the iPhone 6. FierceWireless has compiled six of the most prominent iPhone 6 rumors, with a special focus on the wireless technologies that may or may not make it into the final design.
The much-vaunted iPhone 6 is expected to make its formal debut when Apple hosts a media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Isis, the mobile payments and commerce venture, said it will rebrand itself as "Softcard" to disassociate itself from the extremist Islamist militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS. The company expects the rebranding to happen over the next few weeks as it updates its mobile wallet application.
UAE regulator the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) denies blocking access to over-the-top voice-over-IP (VoIP) service Viber, stating the service was never authorised for use in the market in the first place.
Telefónica CEO Cesar Alierta slammed the record of former European Union information society commissioner Viviane Reding, while calling on the body to rebalance the books by imposing the same restrictions on web companies as it does on telecoms operators.
Apple has struck deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for its mobile payments program it will unveil alongside the next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report.