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iPhone 5 in October

Many people have been waiting to see if the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 is coming out soon or not. There have been rumors that it’s going to be the iPhone 4S coming out this fall and that the iPhone 5 will come out in January 2012. But based on the recent news from BGR, the iPhone 5 will launch in early October. BGR has gotten information from one of their sources that the AT&T Vice President has told managers: “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.” The iPhone 5 is expected to have an 8-Megapixel camera with full HD 1080p. It will also feature a 4-inch screen, new antenna location, and it will be only 0.28 inch thick. It may also have a dual core processor. Some speculate a 3D screen. There are also rumors that they will be equipped with NFC chips.

When it comes to U.S. phone carriers, we already know that Verizon Wireless and AT&T will sell the iPhone 5, but what is new is that Sprint and T-Mobile are said to also start selling the iPhone. If Sprint and T-Mobile do sell the iPhone, expect to see their data usage prices go up. Ever since Verizon has been selling the iPhone, they don’t give unlimited data anymore. On a recent article called AT&T to Throttle Unlimited Data, companies are throttling data usage. Companies are starting to not give unlimited anymore. Watch for Sprint and T-Mobile to stop selling unlimited data once the iPhone 5 comes to them. Sprint doesn’t have a top competitor smartphone like the iPhone, so it doesn’t have to worry about the data usage as much as AT&T or Verizon. Keep a look out for more iPhone 5 news on www.therealmacgenius.com. Comments or questions? Drop them below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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AT&T to Throttle Unlimited Data

AT&T will begin to throttle unlimited data plan users on October 1st. Smartphone customers with unlimited data plans will start to have reduced speeds if they reach the top 5 percent of heaviest data users. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have unlimited data, it just mean you will be slowed down to possibly EDGE. The customers that are affected will have their speed back to normal on the next billing cycle. AT&T will send multiple notices to tell you if you are about to reach the top 5 percent, including a grace period. AT&T is doing this because many unlimited data users are using too much data and are possibly “abusing” it.

Companies other then AT&T throttle their unlimited data users as well. T-Mobile and Verizon have already started to throttle their customers unlimited data plans. AT&T can be considered late to the party by not doing this earlier. Sprint Nextel does not charge for overage fees or throttle data users. Virgin Mobile brand will also begin to throttle the speeds of their Smartphone users that go over 2.5GB of data usage per month. Many users have the same question, what is the top 5 percent? Is that 2 GB or more? AT&T hasn’t told us the actual 5 percent, but on average customers only uses 435 MB per month. The top 5 percent may be less then you actually thought. Have any questions or comments? Let us know and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.