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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.

The white iPhone 4 will arrive this spring

The white iPhone 4, which was supposed to be released in June 2010, has been confirmed to be released this spring. The delay was caused by the leakage of light through the glass plate and onto the camera sensor. Apple declined to comment about the companies that would be the carriers for the white iPhone 4, but Bloomberg reported that both AT&T and Verizon Wireless would get it. It is also highly probable that the iPhone 5 will be delayed.

This wasn’t the first time that there was a problem with the iPhone. There were also issues with the antenna causing reception problems. Apple needs to get on the ball. Nobody is happy when there are delays. Punctuality is very important. If people are waiting for the iPhone and it doesn’t come out in time, then they will end up buying a different phone. Are you going to buy the white iPhone 4 or wait until the iPhone 5 comes out?

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AT&T vs. Verizon: Battle of the Features [Ad Edition]

If you live in the United States, the day has come. What day you ask, the day where Apple has created a CDMA version of it’s iPhone to run on the Verizon Wireless network. Though Big Red (Verizon) boast their network will be able to handle the new iPhone, do some of the features of the GSM AT&T iPhone seem necessary. Talk and data usage are extremely important – especially if you need to make a quick reservation. But the Verizon call quality is incomparable.

Pick your poison!

What network do you choose?

Verizon Wireless Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 28

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California — On October 14, 2010, Verizon Wireless and Apple announced that the iPad will be available at Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning on October 28. Verizon Wireless will offer three bundles of the iPad. The three bundles, $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi, $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi and $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi are offered. Verizon Wireless also offers monthly access plan of up to 1 GB of data for just $20 a month. Verizon Wireless will also offer all three iPad models by itself.

AT&T will offer all three 3G iPad models in stores nationwide. AT&T will offer 16GB for $629, 32GB for $729, and 64GB for $829. AT&T offers data plans that are $14.99 for 250 MB and $25 for 2 GB.

Verizon’s announcement to start selling iPad is very significant. Verizon has been competing with AT&T with the phones like the Motorola Droid X and the HTC Droid Incredible. AT&T has been the only service provider that has sold the iPhone, but there has been rumors that Verizon will finally start selling the iPhone. AT&T has been known for selling the iPhone while Verizon has been known to sell the popular Android-powered phones. If Verizon begins to sell the iPhone, AT&T will lose its competitive advantage that it has by being the only service provider to sell the iPhone.

The fact that Apple is allowing Verizon to sell the iPad shows that there is growing relationship between the two companies. It appears as if there is a nice partnership forming between Verizon and Apple.

What do you think? Opinions? Comments?

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