Reuters reported that China Mobile, the world’s biggest telecom carrier by subscribers, is negotiating with Apple Inc to carry the popular iPhone in China. “China Mobile is the only Chinese operator that does not officially carry the iPhone because its homegrown 3G technology is not supported by the chips used in current iPhone models. Analysts have said next-generation iPhones will likely use a Qualcomm Inc chip that would support China Mobile’s network, removing the key technology barrier for a deal“.
The iPad 2′s includes a A5 processor, which is a speedy dual-core chip, that provide nine times better gaming performance than the “iPhone 4” A4 chip does. Apple is also working on adding a A5 chip to the next gen iPhone (iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S), but 9to5mac is reporting they already found photos of the iPhone 4 equipped with the A5 chip-processor. It turns out that these devices belong to developers working on versions of their iPhone applications that take full advantage of the next-generation iPhone’s speedier and much more powerful hardware. » T-Mobile iPhone Includes A5-Processor!
The fight between Apple “iPhone” and RIM “BlackBerry” is still going on, but it looks like Apple is going to win this battle. According to StrategyAnalytics, the iPhone has passed RIM (BlackBerry) by selling 14.1 million phones, while RIM sold 12.1 million phones. Nokia is still way out in front with 26.5 million sales but RIM and Nokia both dropped in sales from the previous quarter while Apple is rising fast. » Apple Passes RIM In Global Smartphone Shipments
Visa just rolled out a new program that enables you to pay for the subway with your iPhone. Transit riders in New York and New Jersey can now pay their fare by simply holding their Visa payWave-enabled mobile phone near the designated reader at the fare gate. » Pay For The Subway With Your iPhone Using Visa
KT Corporation announced this week that the iPhone has sold more than 1 million units in South Korea, excluding the iPhone 4. It took 9 months to sell and activate 1.02 million iPhones as of Aug. 16 and KT Corporation expect to sell 1.2 million in early October. When the iPhone 3GS was launched in South Korea back in November 2009 it had 65,000 pre-orders to fill, a lot less than the 350,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4. » More Than 1 Million iPhones Sold In Korea
Apple just published the date of the yearly media-event held by Steve Jobs. It will be held on Wednesday September the 1st at 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the traditional location for Apple’s fall media events. If the rumors are true Apple will introduce a FaceTime-enabled iPod touch, a redesigned $99 Apple TV device “iTV” and 99 cent TV show rentals. » Apple: iPod Event Will Be Held On September The First!
The iPhone 4 pre-orders has started in South Korea and it is a big success, its even bigger than expected because the website of KT Corp “which is the exclusive provider of the iPhone in Korea” crashed after the first 130.000 pre-orders where made within 13 hours. That’s way better than the iPhone 3GS did, which only received 14.500 pre-orders on its first day and 65,000 in the first five days. » South Korea: 130.000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders On The First Day!