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Unlocked US iPhone 4 in Market

At a time when the whole world is waiting anxiously for the latest and greatest version of mobile phones by Apple, iPhone 5, the company has taken all by surprise by releasing an unlocked version of its iPhone 4 in the United States market. Though iPhones of unlocked version are not uncommon in most countries, the customers still require getting it via a contract with a mobile operator for getting subsidized prices for the product. Nevertheless, the news is that all iPhones sold by Apple will not require any contract with mobile operators and the iPhones sold by AT&T at subsidized rates will be SIM locked. Thus, the customers require a hefty price to pay for purchasing the unsubsidized unlocked iPhone.

Unlocked iPhone 4 available in US

The unlocked GSM iPhone is not connected with any mobile carrier and the model is not SIM-locked. Thus, it can be used by other mobile networks and SIM cards too. This adaptability feature is perfect for those who require frequent travelling and switching of mobile operators and SIM often. It also allows for switching and using multiple SIM cards with one iPhone. The GSM version of unlocked iPhone 4 can be activated by inserting an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM mobile carriers. Post this, the setup process can be completed by iTunes by connecting the unlocked iPhone 4 to the computer. Free activation via iTunes will be possible once the iOS 5 is released. At present, only the GSM version of unlocked iPhone 4 is available which is available for sale at all Apple stores in black or white colour with a price tag of $649 (16GB) and $749 (32GB), respectively.

 

Apple not the Creator of an SMS-Killer

Apple is seen as the leaders of the technology world and why not as they own a magnificent range of products and Mac OS empowering them that delivers the promising performance and remarkable features to the users. With a number of applications on the list, Apple offers what you can call is a revolution. But you cannot call it a Creator of an SMS-killer! iMessages, one of the apps by Apple in iPhone and iPad, allows its users to message throughout the world without actually messaging. But it is not just the one, another leader in the mobile industry, Blackberry offers Blackberry Messenger to its users that works the same.

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This app cannot force the android users to switch their phones as not all your friends have a same taste for iPhone applications. Some may like iMessages but others may not. It is just like some of you have a huge list of friends over Google Talk and some over the MSN and alike! So giving complete credit to Apple is not justified. Also if there is a way to cease the use of SMS in the western world, it is only when Apple, Android and Blackberry team up to formulate an app that could surpass mobile messaging as Trillian is to the internet chatting.

When half of the world is still waiting for the dawn of the next iPhone, the three leaders in this industry are in a quest to overshadow the mobile messaging and creating other apps that could bring more business to their pockets.

No matter what happens to the SMS and their use the companies sending promotional messages will continue to be the diehard user of mobile messaging and will annoy you sending messages to your phone or iPhone!

 

Unlocked iPhone 4 Rumoured to Hit US Stores this week

There seems to be some good news doing the rounds for the US iPhone users. The rumour generated as a result of a tweet by @chronicwire, who apparently set up the account recently, enlists four specific models -the MC603 (16GB, black) MC604 (16GB, white) MC605 (32GB, black) and MC606 (32GB, white) which will be available unlocked in US stores within 2 days. The company has been supplying unlocked iPhones in a few countries over the past few years as is made compulsory by the law. Even though this will be the first time for American stores selling the unlocked version, if the rumour is true, the iPhones would work on GSM carriers. There is a word of caution for those who already started thinking of dumping their iPhones for the new unlocked version as the expected price is quite high. The subvention in prices till now was because of its pact with a carrier like AT&T. Unlocking the iPhone would remove this subsidy and possibly make the set cost as much as $600 as compared to the present $199 just like what the case was when iPhones were first launched in the market. Also, the next series of iPhones is expected to be released shortly. This could greatly distress the tech savvy for paying such a heavy price for a lower model. Interchanging to T-Mobile apart from AT&T would not be beneficial too as they both restrict the use of 3G making web browsing slow.

Unlocked iPhone 4

The news is not expected to create a stir among the common folks unless they are among those who need switching SIM cards on a regular basis because of their travelling obligation. Though it will be welcomed by international travellers who will now be able to easily switch SIMS and use their unlocked iPhones with local carriers outside America.

 

Apple iPhone 5- the Next Generation iPhone

Apple tries to win the hearts of its customers with the best of its technology and now it has completely new surprise to titillate their fun nerves. iPhone 5 is rumored to be launched this year which keeps us waiting for the big dawn. In UAE, the Chief Corporate Communication officer, Ali Al Ahmad stated that the iPhone 5 will roll out in the markets by the end of this year which is loaded with 4G LTE capabilities that makes it a technology next level. The iPhone will have similar looks as its previous counterpart, iPhone 4 by the hardware and inside technology will surely be upgraded.

iPhone 5 LTE

Talking about the product before the launch has become a business practice so to rely on the rumors will be a crap. Also 4G technology has not yet reached to all the parts of the globe so why having a phone with a feature of no use? As told by the executives, iPhone 5 is wrapped with upgraded Mac OS and better hardware but the new is still in smoke. Whatever one say, Apple iPhone 5 will bag the tag to be the first one to introduce 4G in the Smartphone league. In the near future, everyone will be enjoying this technology. Though the launch rumors has come as a bolt from the blue but who knows how much time it will take to bring such a technology to real for the public. We can just wait for the end of the year to witness this new iPhone.

True or not, we are fervently waiting for the iPhone 5 to dazzle the world and see what new it has for the mobile and music lovers. Will it make a mark, we will see by the end of this year!

 

iOS 5 to Allow Facetime over 3G Without Jailbreaking

FaceTime is a video conferencing software application and related protocol for backing the mobile devices running the latest generation iPhone and iPod touch operating system. It enables video calling at the tap of a switch making the feature user friendly and popular. This software was developed by Apple and released as a feature of iPhone 4 on September 8, 2010. Till now, FaceTime required a Wi-Fi connection in order to detect the second server on which calling was to be done or a 3G network with jailbreaking. This used to be a major drawback as getting on a Wi-Fi network every time for using the service was not very feasible. Wi-Fi was originally a necessity as for heavy video streaming the carriers faced congestion and bad reception in crowded US cities. Hence, for complete video chatting service it was the finest option. But with the advent of 3G, FaceTime could be used over 3G indirectly using a third party “jailbreaking” software. A jailbreaking software is one which fools the system into believing that it is connected to Wi-Fi such as FaceBreak, 3G Unrestrictor or My3G. It enables Apple’s iOS to unlock and access all its features. But now, with the iOS 5 beta, which will be available to customers by the end of July 2011, FaceTime will be available over 3G without jailbreaking the mobile system.

Facetime without Jailbreaking

Even though the customer friendly move is expected to be welcomed, the users must be cautioned against the move getting reversed by Apple at any stage as the iOS 5 is still in beta form. The iOS 5 which will be available for purchasing this fall and which is currently available for just the developers, has many additional features too. New notification systems, enhanced Safari browser, new camera applications are among a few interesting headliners.

 

Apple Bringing Full HD Playback Features to its ios Devices

The latest news from Apple is that Apple is now coming up with Full HD 1080p playback feature in its iOS devices which have iOS 5 feature enabled in them. According to the sources the playback with this feature is very smooth and it also looks great. Earlier the video with 1080p could not be synced with iTunes. But this new feature allows the users to do this.  Although it is possible that iPad and iPhone might not have this feature because they have very little RAM (256 MB) which will not support such a heavy feature. But users of iPad and iPhone need not be unhappy about this because they already have very high resolutions in their devices and this feature will not make much difference. So a 1080p HD display will not be evident in iPhones and iPads. Then one might think what the use of this feature is. The answer to this is that Apple TV currently does not support this feature. When the Full HD 1080p playback feature will be enabled in Apple TV then one can wirelessly connect it to iPad and play HD videos. This feature will be released for the public as soon as ios 5 will be there for the masses to use.

For all the iPad fans this news might be a signal of an upcoming iPad version with a display with higher resolutions. If such an iPad3 is brought to the markets then it will surely make a lot of people stunned with its display.