Dec 10

Apple has released the “12 Days of Gifts” app for the iPhone and iPad. 12 Days of Gifts is an app that allows you to download one free app, song or movie everyday for 12 days from December 26 through January 6. Apple has offered the giveaway for several years in Europe, Canada, and several other countries, and in 2013 U.S. customers will have access for the first time. » 12 Days of Gifts Now Available In App Store Includes U.S. Customers

Dec 09

Back in October, Apple noted that it had a million apps in its worldwide catalog. New stats from app discovery platforms Appsfire and AppShopper show that U.S. App Store alone also reached one million live apps. » One Million Apps Available In US App Store

Sep 21

Just hours away from the official iPhone 5 launch in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom, lines at stores around the world are lengthening in anticipation of the event. iFixit is currently in Australia waiting outside the Telstra retail store “photo above” to purchase an iPhone 5 for teardown purposes. We will post their teardown video and photos ones they finish. » Lines At Apple Stores For iPhone 5 Launch Today!

Oct 17

Reserve iPhone 4S For Pickup Apple Retail Store
Apple updated their “how to buy” page with the above message. “iPhone 4S is available in store by reservation only. Reserve yours after 9:00 p.m. tonight for pickup tomorrow. When you come in, you will choose a carrier and plan, and we will get your iPhone up and running before you leave the store.” So Apple retail stores in the United States and Canada are now selling the device on a reservation-only basis. This has ofcourse something to do with the amazing sales numbers i posted earlier today. “Customers will need to visit Apple’s site after 9:00 PM each evening to reserve a phone for the following day.” » iPhone 4S Sales Now Reservation-Only At Apple Retail Stores in U.S. & Canada

Oct 16

contract free unlocked iPhone 4S
Apple says that they will begin selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S units in the United States in November. But 9to5mac reported that Apple is already selling the iPhone 4S at retail stores in the United States as simply “Off Contract” devices. “Users can activate the contract-free iPhone 4S by simply plugging the device into iTunes. Once plugged in, the above iPhone 4S unlocked popup will appear.» Apple Is Selling Unlocked, Contract-Free iPhone 4S In United States

Aug 07

JumpTap created a report that shows that consumers in the South and Southwest of the U.S. tend to be Android-biased compared to the rest of the country, while those in the Midwest and Northeast lean towards iOS. California, Texas and Florida over-index for Android use and states in New England and the Midwest over-index for iOS use. Blackberry use, which over-indexed in New York, was also included in the geographic data. This new data establishes an evolving narrative of a North vs. South divide in the ongoing battle of the two top mobile operating systems. » Jumptap Mobile STAT Report Maps The U.S. As Android vs. iOS

Jul 05

If you analyze aggregated cellphone traffic — as researchers at M.I.T., AT&T and I.B.M. did with United Statesdata from July of last year — interesting patterns emerge. Cities become connective hubs as people move to them from nearby counties and from far across the country. As a result, many calls originate and end in cities, connecting urban citizens to their families back home. At the same time, communities emerge that have little to do with geographic boundaries. While some follow state lines, others split states in half or combine them. Check the infographic after the break. » Phone-Call Cartography: Aggregated Cellphone Traffic In United States [infographic]