Verizon iPhone FAQ Reveals Details
Verizon Wireless has posted a Frequently Asked Questions page for its upcoming Apple iPhone 4, and the page reveals a few new details about the device. In addition to synchronizing contacts with Exchange and MobileMe, Verizon Wireless suggests that its proprietary over-the-air Backup Assistant software will let current Verizon users transfer their contacts to the iPhone. VoiceMails will be lost. Only one Verizon app will come pre-installed, the 3G Mobile Hotspot app. Carrier apps on the iPhone are still a rarity. Other Verizon apps, including the V Cast Media Manager and VZ Navigator, will be available in the Apple App Market. The Verizon iPhone is exactly the same size as the existing iPhone 4, but the mute switch on the phone has moved enough that Verizon notes in its FAQ that current cases may not fit.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Verizon Adds Casting Support to iOS go90 App
Verizon Wireless updated its go90 mobile video app this week, making it possible to push content from the iPhone to TVs via Apple TV and Chromecast. Verizon says the app has a new design with simplified navigation, and now more visibly curates video content based on category, such as action, comedy, drama, or reality.
Apple Debuts Its Own iPhone Upgrade Program
Apple will let consumers lease an iPhone directly from Apple itself in a change that reflects the current dynamics in the U.S. wireless market.
Verizon Shares More HTC 10 Launch Details
Verizon Wireless says it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock the HTC 10 in retail stores, beginning May 5.
Apple Unbundles Huge Number of Apps from the iPhone, Allows Users to Delete Them
Apple today pulled a number of its own, core apps out of iOS and dumped them into the iTunes App Store. Apps such as FaceTime and Mail — made by Apple — have only received updates once per year when Apple updates the entire iOS.
On a good note neither phone would be where they are without the other. Competition is good. The iPhone was lazy until Android came along. Now that Apple and Android are try...
Hopefully Apple and 3rd party case makers will quickly get these new cases into production.