Carl Franzen - AOL News
In what's likely to be music to many a frustrated cell phone customer's ears, Bloomberg today reported that the iPhone will be available on Verizon Wireless beginning in January. Coming from anonymous sources close to Verizon and Apple, the rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, as Engadget points out, seeing as similar claims have arisen in the past and yet no Verizon iPhone plan has materialized.
However, if authentic, the news represents a tectonic shift in the mobile communications market for several reasons, and not all of them are good for Apple or Verizon. Take a gander:
Carl Franzen - Politics Daily
Even if you don't own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you may have heard the news that Apple made its shiny new operating system available via free download today.
Departing from Apple's previous nomenclature, "iPhone OS," the new "iOS 4" has mostly been warmly received by the nation's tech writers, as well as positively gobbled up by average users who have long pinned for the multitasking and camera-zoom features that come standard on some of Apple's stiffest competition (Google Android lovers, here's your cue).
But could the release of iOS 4 actually be a stalling tactic by Apple to stave...
Michelle Ruiz - AOL News
(June 7) -- Gizmodo -- the tech blog that paid $5,000 for a lost iPhone 4 prototype and reported its contents to millions of readers -- says it was banned from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote speech today at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
"It's no surprise," Gizmodo wrote in a recent post. "Apple has not responded to our requests to attend the WWDC keynote on Monday at 10 a.m. PDT. But we'll still cover the news."
Gizmodo said it would offer a liveblog of Jobs' speech -- in which he may or may not unveil a fourth-generation iPhone -- with help from other tech...
David Knowles - Politics Daily
As Apple readies its new 4G version of America's most popular cell phone, owners of older models will soon face a tough choice: To upgrade or not?
As Apple recently announced on its website, iPhone OS 4.0 software will ship this summer, and it won't work on all old models of the phone. For instance, if you want to take advantage of multi-tasking, you'd better have an iPhone 3GS, otherwise you're out of luck.
In other words, if you want all the latest software bells and whistles, you're going to want to upgrade to the new iPhone 4G hardware.
On Monday, Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the...