US mobile operator Verizon rejected a deal with Apple to carry the iPhone. So Apple went to Cingular, their competitor.
According to the story, Apple wants a share of the monthly subscriber fees and tighter control over the subscribers. That won’t work here in the Philippines. Even if hypothetically, our mobile operators gave Apple a share of their revenue, how much would that be?
read it here pinoytechblog
With the iPhone’s release slated for next month, we’re getting closer to having to decide if we’re going to buy one. For me, the answer is no, even if it does turn out to be revolutionary and extraordinary.
read it here macworld
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—Regulators approved Apple Inc.‘s iPhone for sale in the United States on Thursday paving the way for the much anticipated device to be sold by the wireless unit of AT&T in late June.
News of the Federal Communications Commission certification helped send Apple (Charts, Fortune 500) shares up nearly 2 percent to $109.44 on the Nasdaq Thursday.
“That’s the primary reason why the stock’s up today,” said Shaw Wu, an analyst with American Technology Research, adding that it was welcome news despite there being little doubt the device would win approval.
read it here cnn
The new ezSkin continues the tradition of ezGear’s top selling ezSkin product line. ezSkin cases are made of high quality silicone for a perfect fit and a special silky smooth coating to repel dirt and provide a great feel. All ezSkins provide access to all ports, buttons, and switches.
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The iPhone looks set to make a big impression when it launches in Europe.
A pair of Europe/UK surveys published today reveal that almost half of Europe’s iPod users participating in its 2,000-person pan-European survey by Canalys said that they are likely to consider Apple for their next mobile phone.
read it here macworld.co.uk
Australia’s mobile phone service Telstra isn’t showing the same level of excitement as Cingular over Apple’s iPhone. The Age reports that Telstra’s operations chief, Greg Winn, sees “significant operational challenges” in store for the iPhone after it debuts.
Mr. Winn commented “There’s an old saying - stick to your knitting - and Apple is not a mobile phone manufacturer, that’s not their knitting.” The comment refers to an Australian saying that implies a company should stick with what it already knows instead of branching out into new and unfamiliar markets.
read it here ipodobserver
Hand-crafted from fine, premium grade leather, BoxWave’s Designio Leather Case™ is a slim and soft leather case that is custom fitted for your Apple iPhone.
This durable leather case protects and neatly stores your device everyday, while giving your device a timeless, classic look.
It comes in your choice of six colors: jet black, leaf green, scarlet red, soft pink, tangerine orange, or winter white color. This lets you customize the color of your Apple iPhone!
The Apple iPhone Designio Leather Case™ has a padded front cover and accessible interior that are made from soft leather, creating the perfect union of versatility and sophistication. An utterly refined accessory for Apple iPhone users on the move.
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The results of last month’s Shiny Media iPhone survey are in, and it makes for some interesting reading.
With 487 respondents, it’s the UK’s largest iPhone survey to date.
Who’s getting it?
* 7.6% say they’re definitely getting an iPhone.
* Another 46.2% say they’re seriously considering it, depending on the deal they get.
* 17.4% will get it if there’s nothing better on the market.
* 4.8% will definitely not get it.
read it here techdigest.tv
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj hopes Apple Inc.‘s highly anticipated iPhone will boost consumer appetite for pricier mobile phones with features such as music and video, Nokia’s Chief Financial Officer said on Monday.
So-called smart phones allow users to surf the Web, take photos, enjoy music and video and sometimes games, in addition to making calls. Many are priced above $400, before subsidies by mobile carriers.
read it here reuters
I just found out that Apple is offering an iCard for their .Mac users with a photo of the iPhone.
Today, we posted the 500th article on iphonetunes.com.
So, send me one!
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