There was some previous speculation regarding whether or not Sprint Nextel's pay-as-you-go subsidiary, Virgin Mobile, would offer Apple's iPhone with prepaid plans starting June 29th.
AT&T today announced a new set of data plans for their smartphone users switching some things up quite a bit. Taking effect this Sunday, the 22nd, the new plans allow users to consume a larger amount of data all around, starting from the lower plans to the higher end ones, though with a slight $5 increase.
Apple may be taking their fight against jailbreaking to a new level, banning the AppleID of hackers who have played key roles in the efforts of the jailbreaking community. Sherif Hashim and iH8sn0w, who individuals who recently found exploits for jailbreaking, are both saying that they can no longer access the App Store, and trying prompts a message saying their Apple ID has been "disabled for security reasons."
One iPhone user has learned the hard way the importance of always filing an official police report in person at the local precinct whenever your iPhone is stolen. Alisa wrote in to the Consumerist about how Apple refused to return her stolen iPhone after it was identified as an iPhone that was turned in for a repair because the official paperwork hadn't been filed with the police.
As if AT&T's comments accusing users for poor network quality weren't absurd enough, AT&T is now terminating the accounts of two users for costing the company too much money. Penny Alexander and her husband John say they got a letter from AT&T in late November saying their accounts were being terminated because AT&T doesn't have their own coverage in that area, and roaming costs were costing the company too much money.
Depite a large show of support from numerous indie developers, the game formerly known as EDGE has been re-released with a new name: EDGY [App Store, $4.99]. The app has been removed, brought back, removed, and brought back again, due to copyright infringement claims from the infamous Tim Langdell.
Anonymous sources within the industry accused Apple late Sunday of "bullying" NAND flash producers with "questionable" purchasing practices. They claim that Apple is artificially suppressing NAND flash prices by placing orders for more than they need and then only buying the amount they need, creating a surplus and driving down prices.
Apple is intentionally prolonging the approval of three DJ applications from three different developers: Touch DJ from Amidio, Sonoasaurus from Pajamahouse Studios, and DJ Player from Musicsoft Arts. In protest, an ongoing online petition was organized, asking Apple to accept the apps for sale.
Considering getting a Blackberry or Droid on Verizon's network, but unsure if you'll want to jump ship and trade it for an iPhone once you do? Either hurry or forget it, because Verizon is doubling their early termination fees starting at the beginning of next week.
In a lawsuit that can only be described as bizarre, Apple, Steve Jobs, and Sarah Jessica Parker are being accused of stealing the idea for the iPod and iPhone back in 1989. The plaintiff is Franz A. Wakefield, who says that after winning first place at the 17th Congressional District Arts Competition, he was asked by Congressman William Lehman to disclose trade secrets to the FBI, which he claims included concepts for the iPod, iTunes (including $0.99 song prices), and the iPhone.