Sprint Clarifies iPhone 4S SIM Lock Policy
Sprint today clarified its policy on carrier-locking the SIM card slot on its iPhone 4S. Sprint's policy will be to lock the SIM card slot out of the box, so it will only work with a Sprint SIM card for roaming on overseas GSM networks. However, Sprint will "allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use if needed in the future." Such unlocking allows the use of non-Sprint SIM cards, which may offer cheaper overseas rates, although with a different phone number. The first batch of iPhone 4Ss from Sprint will actually ship with the SIM slot unlocked, a technical issue that Sprint expects to correct with an update pushed to devices shortly after launch. The iPhone 4S uses micro-SIM cards, which are smaller and harder to find than standard-size SIM cards. Earlier reports that the Sprint version did not have a SIM card slot were incorrect. Last year's iPhone 4 CDMA model - also offered by Sprint - does not have GSM capability and therefore lacks a SIM card slot.
Review: Apple iOS 7 from A to Z
Apple's new operating system takes a major step forward in terms of design and functionality. It greatly improves usability, while also introducing some nifty new features.
Microsoft Brings Office to the iPhone, But Not for Free
Microsoft today released Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers. The software allows iPhone owners to create Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents, as well as open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, but it requires a subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 service.
Twitter Launching Music Discovery Service Today
Twitter announced on Good Morning America this morning that its new music service will become available to all users on the web beginning today. The service is meant to help Twitter users discover new music and is available online and through a dedicated iPhone application.
Google Search 3.0 for iOS Adds Google Now
Google today added its Google Now service to the Google Search application for the iPhone and iPad. In order to use Google Now, iOS device owners will need to download and install the newest version of Google Search.
Google Makes Wallet App Available to iPhone
Google today released a version of it Google Wallet service that is compatible with Apple's iOS devices. Previously, it was only available to Android devices.