New York – Confirming widespread rumors, Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) on
Tuesday said it will begin selling Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone, beginning Feb. 10. Certain
customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4 online on Feb. 3. "This
is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to
give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to
the mobile landscape this century," said Lowell McAdam, the president and
COO of Verizon. Verizon will offer a 16GB iPhone 4G for [...].
Cupertino, Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has dropped the price on its
iPhone 3GS to just $49, following a similar move by carrier partner AT&T (NYSE: T).
Wired notes that purchasers of the discounted iPhone 3GS will be tied to a
two-year contract with the device on AT&T’s network.
Seoul, South Korea - Noted South Korean director Park
Chan-wook ("Old Boy," Thirst") has released a new half-hour
movie shot entirely using Apple’s iPhone, the Associated Press reports.
"Paranmanjang" was shot for $133,000 on several iPhone 4s, and is
slated for theatrical release in Korea on Jan. 27.
Los Angeles – Some 50,000 fraudulent Apple (NASD: AAPL) iTunes Store accounts,
linked to stolen credit cards, are currently on sale at TaoBao, an online
auction site based in China, according to published reports.
encouraging buyers of the purloined accounts to use them within 24 hours of
purchase — before the owner of the hacked account realizes what has happened,
and takes steps to cancel the credit card associated with the account.
Prices for the hacked iTunes
accounts range from 1 yuan (15 cents) to 200 [...].
New York - Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) is expected to announce a deal
tomorrow to begin selling Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone later this month, The Wall Street
Journal reported, citing sources. Notably, Verizon has invited reporters to a
press event in New York on Tuesday.
Analysts estimate Verizon could sell 9-12
million iPhones this year; AT&T sold an estimated 14.5 million iPhones in
“There’s probably around 17 million subscribers on AT&T that use
the iPhone cumulatively — I think over time Verizon could be even bigger than
Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) said on Friday more than one
million apps were downloaded yesterday, on the launch day for its Mac App Store.
"We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is
getting," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
"Developers have done a great
job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac
App Store is."
The Mac App Store launched with a catalog of more than
1,000 free and paid apps. The company did not [...].
Las Vegas – CBS (NYSE: CBS) has announced plans to make full-length
episodes of its TV programs available for purchase on Boxee, the Web TV
software and complementary set-top box. CBS programs are still not available on
similar services such as Apple TV, reportedly because the company balked at
lowering the price of episode rentals from $1.99 to 99 cents.