A blog in Hong Kong has somehow managed to spot an iPhone 4 prototype that looks to be the same as any other iPhone 4 except for one thing - it has twice as much storage available as the current highest-capacity model.
Although Verizon blows AT&T out of the water when it comes to service reliability and customer satisfaction, when it comes to the hard numbers of how fast the iPhone 4 can download data, the winner is AT&T.
Apple is no longer contractually bound to bring the iPhone exclusively to AT&T, and that's why you can now go to the store and buy a Verizon iPhone with no problem. But why should AT&T stop there? Rumors now suggest the next iteration of Apple's mobile phone will be available on all four of the major carriers.
Apple has already ruffled a lot of feathers by changing its iPhone app policy for developers who make subscription-based software for the mobile platform, but now it may face more serious charges as a new push to get the government involved gets underway.
Verizon said the iPhone broke its record for the most phones sold in a 24-hour period, there's been a marketing blitzkrieg, and analysts have praised the launch as a sort of second coming of Christ. But in reality, when the dust has all settled down, it hasn't been that impressive.
In the same churn of the rumor mill that says Apple is working on a smaller, "iPhone mini," there's also a report out there that suggests the company is planning on making its next smartphone a big bigger than previous ones.
It has been in stores for exactly one day, but it's already time for the Verizon iPhone 4 to receive its first software update. Customers who buy the device will be prompted to download the update as soon as they start using it.
Verizon may have set its one-day phone sales record in just two hours when the iPhone went up online for pre-order, but on the day when Verzion Wireless retail stores are set to make the device available to customers for the first time, the reaction is strikingly muted.
It was approved of by local pastors and even a bishop, but the iPhone app that lets users "confess" while they're away from church is not earning any smiles at the top of the chain of command.
After a comprehensive teardown of Apple's iPhone 4 built for Verizon's mobile network was posted online, and saw there was a more durable antenna present, many suspected the days of "antennagate" would never hit the new mobile carrier.
Some new numbers from mobile industry tracker Comscore are in, and the picture they paint is so extremely stark it's almost eye-popping.
Despite the constant moaning from Steve Jobs about how AT&T's version of the iPhone 4 was perfect, had no antenna problems, and didn't need any tweaking, it looks like Apple decided to "fix" it anyway. Research firm iSuppli has found some major changes to the device for its change to Verizon.
Power on your iPhone and go to the App Store and you just might get a sign from God. Well, actually, not quite, but there is a new app that has officially been endorsed by the Catholic Church in the United States.
So last week, existing Verizon customers were able to get their orders in for a brand new iPhone 4. They were told it would ship February 10, but to the surprise of some of them, they already have their new toy in hand.
Yesterday, Verizon allowed customers who were already subscribers to its mobile service to pre-order the iPhone. In less than 24 hours, the carrier had to pull the phone's pre-order page because of what it calls overwhelming demand.
Like moths to a flame, Verizon customers are being tempted today with the striking reality that is the iPhone running on their mobile network. Anyone who currently has Verizon service has been able to pre-order the Apple phone since 3:00 this morning.
AT&T users no longer need to feel jealous about the fact that Verizon's iPhone will have the ability to be used as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The original iPhone carrier has announced it is working on bringing the same functionality to its customers.
When you consider how many devices there are around the world that connect to the Internet, it's pretty impressive to hear the iOS, which powers only a handful of different gadgets, is taking a 2% share of all global online activity.
Breach of contract; unjust enrichment; unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices. That's what AT&T has to defend itself against in a big class-action lawsuit that comes as the company is already scrambling to fill the iPhone-exclusivity void.
If a leading analyst group's predictions are correct, the year for mobile apps in 2011 will nearly triple from what we saw in 2010.