Aug 15

Verizon Coverage MapAccording to many separate sources – and common sense – the upcoming iPhone 5 will include LTE “4G” network support.  That news might be mixed for some, as LTE isn’t anywhere near 3G coverage in the U.S., particularly on the AT&T and Sprint networks.

But if you’re a Verizon customer looking forward to an LTE-eanbled iPhone 5, chances are you will have coverage by the time the next iPhone ships.  Version has just announced that when it completes major network upgrades tomorrow, August 16, its LTE network will cover “more than 70 percent of the U.S. population.”

Take a look at the list of cities where LTE will become available for the first time, and cities that will get expanded coverage, after the break…

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Aug 08

iHome iD55 Portable iOS Speaker System

We’re always pleased when iHome releases new products, and today’s annoucement is no exception.

The new iHome iD55 is a portable speaker with a curved design and a universal dock for iPhone, iPad and Dock Connector iPods.  The unit runs either on AC power via a wall outlet, or with 4 AA batteries.  Includes SRS TruBass circuitry and 2 Reson8 speaker chambers. MSRP is $79.

According to iHome, the iD55 will offer 6-8 hours battery-powered playback at medium volume.  We hope to get one in for review soon to put it to the test.

Hope those new Dock Connector adapters are a reality…

Check out the iD55 and get more details at www.ihomeaudio.com.

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Aug 06

Ahead of next month’s anticipated iPhone 5 announcement, at least one U.S. wireless carrier has decided to sweeten the pot for customers wanting to purchase last year’s Apple smartphone, the iPhone 4S. 

Sprint Lowers Price of iPhone 4S Models

Over the weekend, Sprint lowered the price of their iPhone 4S models by $50 each,  the 16GB version to $149, the 32GB to $259 and so on. Offers good for both new Sprint accounts and eligible upgraders. 

Since the 6th Gen iPhone is widely expected to ship in about six weeks – give or take – now’s not exactly the most advantageous time to upgrade. but if you want an iPhone, are with Sprint, and don’t like 4-inch screens, now’s the time.

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