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Apple Starts Selling Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 for $649

by on Jun.14, 2011, under Mobile

A good news for all the Apple iPhone fans, Apple has started to sell factory unlocked iPhone 4 at their US online store.

iPhone 4

“Unlocked” simply means that a mobile phone is not bound to any particular carrier. In India, customers buy an Unlocked phone and easily switch between carriers by simply replacing the SIM card. Though in the U.S., the mobile phones are not sold separately they are always tied to a carrier.

The 16 GB iPhone 4 will cost US$649, while the 32 GB model will retail for $749, which is higher than it should actually retail but is cheaper than its jail broken counterparts being sold in India. A unlocked iPhone 4 used to cost around INR 40,000 in India which is quite higher than $649. So this step by Apple will prove to be a boon for international buyers.

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iCloud Communications Sues Apple

by on Jun.13, 2011, under News

A lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court in Arizona by a company named iCloud Communications claimed trademark infringements against Apple over the use of the name iCloud. iCloud Communications is an Arizona based VoIP equipment, service provider and cloud computing company that has been offering services, since 5 years.

iCloud Communications vs. Apple

The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the ‘iCloud’ trademark are identical or closely related to the goods and services that have been offered by iCloud Communications under the iCloud trademark since its formation.

The company claims that heavy promotion of iCloud by Apple is damaging their business and has decreased their brand value. The complain wants Apple to produce all profits, gains and advantages and also all monetary damages sustained. They also want Apple to deliver for destruction all labels, signs, prints, insignia, letterhead, brochures, business cards, invoices and any other written or recorded material or advertisements.

Apple reportedly spent whopping $4.5 million to acquire the iCloud.com domain from Sweden-based Xcerion. Apple won’t let this go out of their hands easily. We will keep you updated, stay tuned.

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White iPhone 4 at Vodafone UK

by on Apr.24, 2011, under Mobile

According to Engadget, this is the box for ‘white’ Apple iPhone 4 shipped to vodafone UK. Accidentally this piece of wonder made into the hands of a lucky customer by some uninformed sales person, until vodafone sent out a email to halt sales till next week.

White iPhone 4

9 to 5 Mac claims that it’ll be landing on April 27th.

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