Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has started selling an unlocked version of the GSM iPhone 4 in the U.S. for $649. Both the white and black iPhone 4 smartphones are available for purchase unlocked. The 16GB and 32GB versions cost $649 and $749 respectively. The unlocked versions are not available for international shipping.
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iFixit.com has opened the iPhone 4 to find out how the device mysteriously cancels internal noise. Inside of the iPhone 4 was a mysterious chip labeled 10C0 01S8 0077. The chip has a marking that is labeled Audience, indicating that the iPhone 4 uses an Audience-powered low power audio signal processor. This is the same processor that is used in the Nexus One.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will officially start selling the white iPhone 4 tomorrow. It will be available at AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Apple Authorized Reseller stores. “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” stated Apple SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.” The white iPhone 4 will be available across the U.S., Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK with a suggested U.S. retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new two-year agreement. [Apple PR]
Verizon Wireless has announced their first quarter results and reported that they have activated 2.2 million iPhones in the first quarter and about 500,000 4G devices. Of the 500,000 4G devices, 260,000 were HTC Thunderbolts.
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The white iPhone 4 developed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is starting to appear in Verizon’s inventory systems. Verizon will be selling the 16GB and the 32GB white iPhone 4 devices by the end of spring as consistent with earlier reports. The white iPhone 4 is known as MC679 in the screenshot above. [9to5Mac]
Apple Inc. has indicated that the white iPhone 4 is coming this spring. The Wall Street Journal confirmed the white smartphone. It was originally expected to come out at the same time as the black iPhone 4 in June 2010. There is no specific date for when the white iPhone 4 will be released. It also is not known which carriers will have the white iPhone 4. [WSJ]
Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Aircel have both announced that the Apple iPhone 4 will be coming in India over the next several months. However both companies did not announced the specific dates for the launch. There are about 800 million mobile phone users in India. However only 5% of this population have smartphones. Bharti has 159 million mobile subscribers and Aircel has 53.5 million. [Reuters]
The Apple iPhone 4 may have had antenna issues, but it can survive a 1,000 foot drop. U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Ron Walker owns an iPhone 4 was leaning out of an airplane to look at landmarks. His iPhone 4 fell out of his pocket and hit the ground while traveling at 150MPH with an altitude of 1,000 feet. Shortly after, he landed his plane and used the “Find My iPhone” app to find out where his phone was at. The iPhone 4 was still in perfect condition. [BGR]
Updated: It turns out that the iPhone was in a Griffin Motif case [TechEBlog]