FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.
Soon AT&T Mobility customers will be able to receive a call on their Apple Watch even if they don't have their iPhone nearby. The carrier is trialing its "NumberSync" technology in the latest beta version of iOS. The technology lets customers share their primary phone number with other connected devices even if their phone isn't connected to a cellular network.
Apple said it sold 48.046 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, a slight improvement over the 47.534 million it sold in the previous quarter and way up from the 39.272 million it sold in the same quarter last year. Wall Street analysts had expected Apple to report sales of 48.5 million iPhones. Apple said it scored around $32 billion in revenues from its iPhone business.
Apple will report its quarterly earnings tomorrow and although the performance of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be a key focus, analysts and investors are likely going to be looking for what the company's top executives have to say about the coming holiday quarter to get a true sense of the phones' selling potential.
Sprint said its Apple iPhone customers will be able to get access to enhanced Wi-Fi calling features that will let them make and receive calls from multiple Apple devices with a single number. Thanks to the iOS 9.1 software update, Sprint's iPhone customers can take calls to their iPhone on an iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch or even their Mac.
Intel has at least 1,000 employees working with Apple to get Intel's 7360 LTE modem chipset into Apple's 2016 iPhones, according to a VentureBeat report. The report, citing unnamed sources, said Intel might end up providing the modem as well as the fabrication for a new Apple system-on-a-chip for the iPhone.
BOULDER, Colo.-- According to FirstNet's acting Chief Technology Officer Jeff Bratcher, the organization "would love" iPhones to support the network's Band 14 spectrum, but says implementing the technology is a "chicken and egg discussion."
T-Mobile US tweaked some of its pricing for Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus through its "Jump! On Demand" phone leasing program and will now charge more than it had been if customers do not trade in a device as part of buying one of the new iPhones.
Just days after receiving what it said was a crucial FCC waiver, AT&T launched Wi-Fi calling on Apple's iPhones. The service works on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus, as long as iOS 9 is installed, though it's unclear when AT&T will expand Wi-Fi calling to more devices.
AT&T received a waiver from the FCC on its rules for the hearing impaired that it said were prohibiting it from offering Wi-Fi calling services. However, it's unclear how soon AT&T will enable Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone and other devices.