When Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizon Wireless, spoke at the National Association of Broadcasters conference earlier this week, he said that he was responsible for convincing the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to add 4G LTE to the iPhone 5. Jobs was mostly interested in the speed that video can be played over Verizon’s 4G connections.
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The iTheater is a product that was developed by Mike Enayah of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Mike Enayah has created a way to turn your iPhone into an awesome personal movie theater. The iTheater is a hands-free holder that is connected to a set of headphones. The iTheater is “fully adjustable for size and optimal vision distance.” This product would work great with the Netflix or Hulu Plus app.
Apple has announced that they have sold over two million iPhone 5 devices in the first weekend of sales in China. The iPhone 5 launched on December 14th in China. The iPhone 5 will be rolled out to over 100 more countries by the end of December. “Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” stated Apple CEO Tim Cook. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”
Wal-Mart has started selling the 16GB iPhone 5 for $127 with a contract. The discounted price is valid with a two-year contract form Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. Wal-Mart is also selling the 16GB iPhone 4S and the 16GB iPad with Retina Display at a large discount also. The offer is valid across 3,000 Wal-Mart stores and will be available for around 30 days. The discounted iPhones are not available online either.
China Unicom has announced that they have received orders for over 100,000 iPhone 5 devices on their first day of pre-sales according to Sina Tech. A China Telecom subsidiary of said that they received pre-orders of over 5,000 units.
Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 is coming to over 50 more countries this month starting with South Korea on Friday December 7th. Next week the iPhone 5 will arrive in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. On December 21st, the iPhone 5 will then start selling in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.
Apple has started selling the unlocked iPhone 5 handsets in the United States. In case you did not want to sign a contract with any of the telecomm carriers, you can buy the iPhone at a price of 16GB for $649, $749 for 32GB, and $849 for 64GB. The unlocked phones can only work on certain networks. For example, the aforementioned iPhones work on GSM networks like AT&T. It can also be used when traveling abroad. The unlocked iPhone 5 purchased in the U.S. cannot be used on Verizon or Sprint.
Apple purchased the “Lightning” trademark from Harley-Davidson. The Lightning trademark is being used for the name of the tiny charge on the iPhone 5 and other recently produced iOS devices according to Patently Apple.