It's no secret that the vast majority of what wireless executives say in public is not surprising. Usually it's a recitation of phrases, talking points and ideas they have made in the past that they are simply reinforcing. However, every once in a while, in an interview or unguarded moment, wireless executives can let loose a whopper.
U.S. Cellular and Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile confirmed they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c models on Nov. 8, becoming the last major U.S. carriers to do so.
Apple has told the two companies that assemble its iPhones to cut orders for its lower-priced iPhone 5c, according to multiple reports, which could signal weaker-than-expected demand for the device compared to the more expensive iPhone 5s.
European technology fans lined up on Friday as the iPhone 5s and 5c finally went on sale in a number of countries across the globe, including the European markets of France, the UK and Germany.
Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed pundits and analysts who have questioned the price of the company's lower-cost iPhone 5c as too high, arguing that Apple has never been in the business of making low-cost phones.
Apple is preparing to launch an iPhone trade-in program in September that will let customers come into Apple retail stores and trade in older iPhone models to get credit for a new model, according to multiple reports.
Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed Tuesday that he had purchased a stake in Apple, a company whose stock he thinks is undervalued. Icahn first made the disclosures on Twitter, and said he had a "nice conversation" with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple will unveil the next iteration of its iPhone at a media event on Sept. 10, according to a report from AllThingsD.
Apple's board is concerned about the company's product pipeline and whether CEO Tim Cook has the ability to continue to deliver innovative products, according to a Fox Business report.
Apple reported a decline in its quarterly net profit, from $8.8 billion a year ago to $6.9 billion in its most recent quarter. But the company's sales of iPhones during the period--31.2 million units, up from the 26 million it sold in the year-ago quarter--beat Wall Street expectations of around 27 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook partially attributed the company's better-than-expected iPhones sales on shipments of the company's iPhone 4.