Sprint Confirms FaceTime Over Cellular Won't Cost Extra
Sprint today announced details regarding the iPhone 5, including availability and price. As announced by Apple, the device can be preordered on Sprint.com starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 14, with delivery and in-store availability scheduled for September 21. Additionally, Sprint reiterated that the iPhone 5 will continue to have access to truly unlimited data. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said, "We are proud to offer Truly Unlimited data to iPhone customers so they can enjoy everything iPhone 5 has to offer on our 4G LTE network." That includes FaceTime over cellular. Sprint's unlimited plans start at $79.99, and Sprint said customers won't have to worry about throttling, metering, or overages. AT&T is only offering FaceTime over cellular to customers who join its Mobile Share plans.
Apple to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Switches
Apple has launched a program in the U.S. and Canada to replace the power/lock button of the iPhone 5.
Gmail for iOS Adds Drive File Sharing
Google today rolled out an update for its Gmail app for iOS devices. The update carries over a feature given to the Android app earlier this month: the ability to share files from Google Drive.
Skype for iPhone Gains Group Audio
Skype today updated its application for the iPhone. Skype 5.4 adds one core feature: the ability to host group calls.
Sprint Announces iPhone 6 Leasing Program, Unlimited Data
Sprint today announced a new program that will make it easier for customers to afford the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Sprint's iPhone 6 leasing program allows subscribers to obtain the iPhone 6 for $0 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $20 (16-GB version).
Sprint Talks Up Its Free iPhone 7 Deal
Sprint today unfurled its own offer for a free iPhone 7. New and existing Sprint customers can get a 32 GB iPhone 7 at no cost as long as they trade in a working iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7, or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and sign up for any Sprint rate plan.