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December 6, 2012 at 11:09 AM

T-Mobile finally getting iPhone, inks Apple deal

T-Mobile USA will finally start offering Apple products in 2013. T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, confirmed today that the companies have reached a deal after years of effort by T-Mobile. The news was released at an investor conference in Bonn where the company said Apple products and a massive investment in LTE wireless broadband are part of…


Comments | Topics: Apple, apple, gadgets

November 8, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Report: Foxconn mulling U.S. factories, but not for Apple

Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn – known particularly for its vast and controversial factories churning out iPhones and other gadgets – is considering opening factories in U.S. cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles. That’s according to a report in DigiTimes, a Taiwanese trade publication that often breaks sensational stories about the tech industry but is…


Comments | Topics: apple, foxconn, manufacturing

October 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Apple iOS chief Forstall leaving in shakeup

Apparently there has also been a storm in Cupertino, Calif. Apple today abruptly announced a reorganization of its executive ranks that includes the departure of Scott Forstall, head of its iOS mobile software group. Forstall will be an adviser to Chief Executive Tim Cook until he leaves the company next year. Forstall — who grew up in…


Comments | Topics: Apple, apple, iOS

September 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Thoughts on Amazon’s new Kindles: Ads, phones and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here are six more thoughts on’s Kindle launch — one for every new model the ambitious Seattle tech giant introduced at Thursday’s launch gala inside an airplane hangar here. Don’t dismiss the rumors of a Kindle smartphone just yet. It’s still early days for Amazon’s Kindle business, which could release phones and…


Comments | Topics: "with offers", 4G, ads

September 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Phone phrenzy: iPhone 5, Windows 8 and more

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, I suggest you wait a few weeks. All sorts of new phones are surfacing this month, for those who want the latest model. Others may find deals as phone companies mark down 2011 and early 2012 models. Every major phone manufacturer is releasing new models shortly. Some have…


Comments | Topics: 4G, Android, Apple

July 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Wireless bills biting into consumer spending?

Here’s my theory on the ominous decline in consumer spending, the widening crack in the economy that suggests leaner times ahead. When the Commerce Department reported the spending slowdown last week, unemployment and stagnant wages received the blame. But I think there’s another reason Americans are cutting back: They’re trying to pay their enormous bills…


Comments | Topics: 4G, apple, AT&T

July 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Microsoft’s Ballmer: We’re gunning for Apple

Google was yesterday’s biggest foe for Microsoft. Now it’s Apple. In an interview with trade publication CRN at the company’s partner conference in Toronto, Steve Ballmer made it absolutely clear that Microsoft is now gunning for Apple. Just in case there were any lingering doubts, after Microsoft revealed its first tablet computers. “We are trying to…


Comments | Topics: aapl, apple, ballmer

June 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Apple’s Cook and the iPad versus PC question

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Did Tim Cook really say that? I couldn’t believe my ears at the All Things D conference, the annual powwow of tech and media tycoons. Maybe I had too much sparkling water and shaved prosciutto at the oceanfront reception. But sure enough, last Tuesday, Apple’s new chief executive came right out and said…


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