What does Verizon want from AOL? We spend too much time hypothesizing, and less time explaining what it actually means.
Now that the iPhone will soon be on all major (and most) minor carriers, we discuss T-Mobile’s potential resurgence as a major force in the mobile carrier industry. Does its new “un-carrier” plan help or hurt the struggling telecom?
Listen to the the latest episode of inThirty to find out, because according to iTunes, we’re “What’s Hot”.
“Current AT&T iPhone 5 will work on T-Mobile LTE, HSPA+ 21 networks” | Macworld
“T-Mobile finally gets its own 4G LTE network” | TechHive
“T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 is an unlocked, tweaked AT&T phone” | Ars Technica
“iPhone arrives at T-Mobile on April 12” | Macworld
“Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+, and Nexus 10 All Land On Google Play” | Droid Life
“Google Boasts 700K Apps In Google Play, Nearly Matching Apple’s iTunes Offering” | Droid Life
“Slow lane: why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE” | The Verge
“iPhone 4S review” | The Verge
“Microsoft Surface: It just works… or not” | The Loop
Webcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch Events | Microsoft
The Microtropolis | Microsoft
Get your abacus app ready because on episode 59 of inThirty we take you through iOS 6’s launch by the numbers. First we hash out how many people will be running this hexa-release of iOS on the flagship iPhone 5, and it turns out, it’ll be quite a few. Something like 2 million people sacrificed their credit card numbers to the gods of industrial design and expect to have a brand spanking new i5 at their door on September 21. We try to calculate the amount of revenue the preorders will generate for Apple but our screens can’t fit all of the digits. Next, we take you through the BOM, the bill of materials, for the new iPhone 5. We figure out how much an extra 16GB of memory, or if you’re in the 1% and opt for a 64GB iPhone, an extra 48GB of memory really costs Apple, and how much profit they squeeze out of people just so they can store all of their Angry Birds high scores on their phones. Finally, Chaim goes all Suzy Orman on us and looks at the total cost of ownership of a carrier contract subsidized iPhone purchase and compares that to buying an iPhone at, gasp, full retail cost and bringing your own plan. For the students out there we should mention: listening to this episode counts as 3 credits of undergraduate study in macroeconomics.
Episode 59 Hangout: http://youtu.be/ohLyGrA0yb0
“Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M–10M” | TechCrunch
“Apple takes orders for 2 million iPhone 5s; shares hit $700” | Bloomberg Businessweek
“Boring” | Curious Rat
“AT&T, Sprint chiefs expect strong iPhone 5 sales” | Marketwatch
“iPhone 5 Carries $199 BOM, Virtual Teardown Reveals” | iSuppli