Unless you have been residing in a cave with no Wi-Fi access for the past 24 hours, you will probably know that Apple has just launched the latest iterations of the iPhone. Europe's operators have certainly wasted no time in telling customers that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be in stock.
Sprint is trying to make the most of Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by introducing a $50 unlimited plan for customers who buy one of the new phones. The plan is likely the opening salvo in a battle carriers will engage in over the next several weeks to retain and attract new iPhone customers.
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will support Sprint's tri-band LTE Spark service, the carrier confirmed, giving Sprint a much-needed boost since it is relying on Spark to set it apart from other carriers. However, it's unclear how much of an advantage that will give Sprint as it works to deploy the Spark network, especially because the new iPhone does not support carrier aggregation for Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum.
Apple introduced its first wearable computing device, the Apple Watch, marking its first new product category since the company unveiled the iPad tablet in 2010. The watch will focus on health and fitness and also comes with a new user interface that's different than the iOS interface for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple announced a new mobile payments program called Apple Pay that Apple CEO Tim Cook said "will forever change the way all of us buy things." The new service will pit Apple against rivals like Google and Softcard, formerly Isis, which has the backing of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.
Apple unveiled its latest iterations of the iPhone, called the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, placing a bet that larger screen sizes and enhanced specifications will help it regain momentum in the market. As expected, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display and the 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.
Could Internet traffic records be broken this week? With no less than 13 major media events scheduled since Sunday--including Apple's latest product announcement, a live Aerosmith concert via Yahoo!, and several sporting events, all with live streaming options--viewers could be turning online more than ever before, according to Streaming Media analyst Dan Rayburn.
A day before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 and the iWatch, reports from a variety of sources are helping to flesh out details about the two gadgets as well as the companies likely to support Apple's products. Specifically, CVS and Walgreens are reportedly planning to support Apple's NFC-based mobile payments service; Apple is investing in new iBeacon-powered in-store shopping technology; and Apple is building an App Store to cater specifically to its forthcoming smart watch.
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.