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November 2011

LTE iPhone 5 and iPad 3 launching on NTT DoCoMo Japan Next Year

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According to Nikkei Business, Apple is prepping to launch new iPhone 5 and iPad 3 models with 4G LTE connectivity next year. The anonymous sources known to Apple product plans stated that LTE based iPad 3 will launch on NTT DoCoMo Japan during the summer next year, and an LTE-enabled iPhone 5 in the fall.

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly held a low profile meeting with NTT DoCoMo president Kiyoyuki Tsujimura and VP Takashi Yamada earlier this month to materialize a deal and to make sure that the next generation iPhone and iPad models are compatible on their network.

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If rumors are to be believed, the move taken by Tim Cooks and Company will potentially shake up the smartphone business landscape further, and position Apple to better compete with rival Android smart phones. Via BGR

Apple begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 4S in US Online Store

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Starting today, Apple has begun accepting pre-orders for unlocked iPhone 4S in the US Online Apple Store for which you pay more upfront without locking yourself in a particular carrier contract for the next two years. The preorders list a 1 to 2-week shipping time and are available for $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB model respectively, in both white and black color scheme.

The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment. You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States.* The unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

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Frequent business travelers who are hopping between countries, or those who don’t want to be locked into a lengthy carrier contract can proceed and pre-order to buy the unlocked iPhone 4S. The unlocked version of iPhone 4S will not work on either Sprint or Verizon’s network since both of them uses the CDMA network.

I have already pre-ordered and the confirmation email is showing a delivery date of between November 28 – December 5. What about yours?

iPhone 5 existed in Real but Steve Jobs Objected to its Design [REPORT]

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Apple initially planned to introduce iPhone 5 this year, but deferred its launch and finally announced the iPhone 4S after Steve objection, reports Business Insider, who was able to snag some information from an anonymous source in Apple’s upstream supply chain who has claimed to have had hands-on access to an iPhone 5 prototype. He even offered some details on the iPhone 5 specifications.

We’ve been told this by an industry source who has been right about future Apple products in the past.

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We have not been able to verify what he told us with a second source. So we’re still treating these details as rumors. You should probably still read this post with a nice fat dose of salt.

iPhone 5 will reportedly sport 4-inch display screen with “Flatter” form factor, an elongated capacitive home button for swiping across the home button to quickly switch between multitasking apps, faster chip but have poor battery life, 10-megapixel rear camera and an aluminum back. He added that Apple is exploring its “liquid metal” technology to make colored iPhones.

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The sources further claimed that Steve Jobs objected about having the larger display screen on iPhone 5 because that would result in fragmentation of the iOS ecosystem.

Lending a little bit of credence to this particular rumor is the fact that the major news media outlet BI has reported it, which could have close ties with sources acquainted with Apple product plans. Most of this stuff seems plausible, however.

Sprint to SIM-Lock iPhone 4S Starting November 11th during Activation Process

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One of the Sprint employees was kind enough to snap and slip a shot as solid evidence with a note about SIM Locking. The iPhone locking activity is reported to begin in background during the activation process without the knowledge of customers.

Starting tomorrow, all iPhone 4S devices will have the SIM locked. The locking occurs during the activation process and is invisible to the customer (no extra action is needed by customer or rep).

The memo additionally notes that “this SIM lock update will not impact any current iPhone 4S customers (activated prior to 11/11/11).” Which means that those who purchased and activated iPhone 4S before November 11th will be able to continue their unlocked SIM slot. New customers will be tied to Sprint Worldwide for international services, however.

The unlocked iPhone 4S is the best choice, if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad since it avoids international roaming fees. Meanwhile, Apple has already stated that unlocked iPhone 4S will arrive without a micro-SIM card sometimes in November in USA. Frequent business travelers who are hopping between countries, or those who don’t want to be locked into a lengthy carrier contract can wait till then to buy the unlocked iPhone 4S.

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