Apple is now almost universally expected to roll out its iPhone 6s at a media event in early September.
But what remains to be seen is where the event will take place.
As BI reported Monday, it doesn’t look like San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will return as host for the iPhone media unveiling. This time around, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium may play host.
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On Monday, Sprint — the nation’s third largest mobile operator — showed off its new iPhone upgrade plan.
Billed as being a simple, yet powerful offer for iPhone fans, the “iPhone Forever” plan pretty much lets mobile subscribers upgrade to the newest iPhone whenever a new iPhone hits the market.
“Starting today, new and upgrade eligible Sprint customers can get iPhone for just $22 per month with iPhone Forever,” the carrier announced. “Anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade.”
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Apple will likely hold a media event to unveil its next iPhone on September 9.
That heads-up comes via BuzzFeed News — and we’ll keep you posted with any updates.
“Apple hasn’t sent out invitations just yet, but people familiar with Apple’s plans told BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski that it will happen during the week of September 7,” reports BusinessInsider. “These sources reportedly said that Wednesday, September 9, is the most likely date for the event.”
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Yahoo is at it again — making another bold move in the realm of mobile communications.
According to an announcement from the prominent Internet company, Yahoo! Inc. is launching Livetext, a new app for one-to-one live video texting on iPhone and Android phones.
Yahoo Livetext exists, the company says, to blend the convenience and ease of texting, with the immediacy and vividness of live video, but without the audio – so you can use it in any context, Yahoo says.
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New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that global smartphone shipments were strong once again last quarter.
With vendors shipping 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), that represents an 11.6% bounce from the 302.1 million units shipped in 2Q14.
“The overall growth of the smartphone market was not only driven by the success of premium flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, and others, but more importantly by the abundance of affordable handsets that continue to drive shipments in many key markets,” says Anthony Scarsella, Research Manager with IDC’s Mobile Phone team.
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A new report is out from comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital media analytics.
Data from comScore research arms MobiLens and Mobile Metrix just documented the key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May, 2015.
So, what do we know? First of all, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.5 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share.
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New estimates from Morgan Stanley indicate that Apple is having yet another strong quarter for iPhone sales, showing no signs of an early summer sales slowdown.
Equally auspicious, sales of Apple Watch are believed to be red hot. In fact, projections suggest that Apple Watch demand is even stronger today than demand observed for the first-gen iPhone Apple released more than seven years ago.
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