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AT&T: iPad activations this weekend up more than 200% compared to last year's launch

Perhaps it really will be an "iPad Christmas" for Apple this year. Though Apple hasn't yet released any iPad sales figures for the weekend, AT&T this afternoon issued a press release announcing that iPad activations this past weekend were up 200 percent compared to the fourth-gen iPad launch...

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Verizon announces 9.8 million smartphone activations, more iPhones

Earlier this week. AT&T announced it had activated 10 million smartphones in the holiday quarter. Not to be outdone, Verizon chimed in with own figures in an SEC filing that suggests it activated 9.8 million smartphones during the last three months of the year. Though Verizon has an...

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Apple cracks down on site selling iOS 6 betas

MacStories has a follow-up to a Wired report that details the practice of selling access to Apple beta software. The Wired article profiles several websites that'll add your UDID to a developer account so you can download and activate iOS betas on your device. Each site charges a small fee,...

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Good Technology report shows Apple still dominates enterprise activations

Good Technology's quarterly report on device activation statistics among its Fortune 500 clients has been released. Just like previous quarters, the results show a marked dominance of iOS device activations in enterprise environments. In the consumer arena, Android has been running away with the...

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Discarded iPhones in the US

Horace Dediu of Asymco is good with numbers and his latest work uses this skill to look at discarded iPhones in the US. Dediu takes monthly comScore data and quarterly activation data provided by the wireless carriers to calculate the install base of the iPhone in the US. His number crunching...

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Daily Update for October 14, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Today's Zen moment brought to you by AT&T's iPhone 4S activation (Updated)

A few days ago, we reflected on how a calm and patient attitude could help you weather the crises of iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2 updates. The same advice holds true today. With AT&T and Apple struggling to handle the overwhelming demands, you may experience some delays while trying to activate...

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Rumor: Apple, Gemalto working on integrated SIM

GigaOM is reporting on a rumor that Apple has been working with security firm Gemalto, a simcard manufacturer, to create a software-reconfigurable SIM that will be directly integrated into future European iPhones. The iPhone would then be activated on the carrier of your choice by downloading a...

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The ever-growing iTunes basket

The Guardian puts to words something I've been thinking for a long time: that iTunes is actually Apple's weakest link. You'd be forgiven for believing the opposite -- iTunes is arguably Apple's strongest brand, given that it encompasses all of the "mobile device company's" products, and remains the...

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Code shows future iOS devices currently in testing

I don't know how much of a newsflash it really is that Apple is working on brand new versions of the iPhone and iPad, but just in case you thought that the current iterations were the last, let's set the record straight. Code in the latest iOS release shows that Apple is currently working on...

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Recycle that contract-free iPhone as a holiday gift

We're sure this will be a hit for the holiday season: Apple recently updated one of the iPhone support articles, explaining how you can continue using an iPhone as a quasi-iPod touch, if you no longer have a cellphone contract with your carrier. Let's give an example: Your iPhone 3G contract was...

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Apple aims to ease iPhone purchasing at the Apple Store

While Apple has taken many steps to make the iPhone easier and more available to purchase, Apple could take more steps to make the process easier and quicker. MacRumors is reporting that Apple is about implement "iPhone Activation Zones" inside Apple Stores. They would included employees, which will...

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iPhone 3G S buying at the Walt Whitman Mall, Huntington, NY

I just got back from the Apple Store and am now the proud owner of an iPhone 3G S 32 GB in basic black. I can't wait to get at it, but before dive in, I want to write a bit about the experience. Driving to the Apple store at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, NY, I drove past an AT&T store...

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Activate your iPhone from home

For me, the best part of buying my original iPhone was the activation process. After giving the guy at the AT&T Store my money, he popped my unopened iPhone into a bag and sent me on my way. Once I was home, I connected my precious to my iMac, launched iTunes and, about fifteen minutes later,...

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What happened: AT&T on iTunes activation problems

CIO.com interviewed AT&T spokesperson Mark Siegel, who confirmed that Friday's activation server outage was due to massive worldwide demand. This may not come as a surprise, but it's the only official comment we've heard. "The iTunes software appeared to have been so overwhelmed by demand...

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