According to The Australian, Apple has agreed to pay a $2.25 million settlement to rectify the misleading advertising dispute regarding the new iPad’s cellular capabilities. At the end of March, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said they were going after Apple due to the companies pseudo-claims and misleading advertising…
This is the eighty-eighth episode of my series titled BestTechInfo and Rumors! In this episode, I discuss Microsoft’s domination in home entertainment, the Untethered Jailbreak, Verizon’s plans to cease existing unlimited data plans and more! Links to the articles discussed in this episode:
Yesterday, following an earlier report (citing Verizon’s CFO) regarding the upcoming discontinuation of existing unlimited data plans as customers make the upgrade from 3G to LTE, Verizon issued a clarification statement to The New York Times.
Verizon, one of the major US carriers and the second to adopt Apple’s iPhone, is scheduled to move all customers who have retained their unlimited data plans to limited shared plans when they make the switch from 3G to LTE in the near future.
When speaking at a conference earlier this week, AT&T’s CEO (Randall Stephenson) revealed his one regret regarding AT&T’s early adoption of the iPhone. The New York Times highlights a particular quote, in which Stephenson goes on to suggest that offering unlimited data was a mistake:
While speaking at the international Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, Whitey Bluestein (an analyst who has helped mange deals for companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Intel and Microsoft) revealed that he believes Apple will start offering wireless plans to their iPhone and iPad customers in the near future.
According to Reuters, Qualcomm, the company that supplies Apple with the 3G and LTE chips for iPhones and carrier-enabled iPads, is having “trouble meeting [the] demand” for 3G and 4G smartphone chips. The manufacturing shortage is said to extend to all smartphones that feature Qualcomm chips and supply constraints are…