Apple said it sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads in its fiscal 2013 second quarter, which ended March 30, beating analysts' expectations for around 35 million iPhones and 17 million iPads. In the year-ago quarter, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads.
As questions swirl about whether Dish Network or Japan's SoftBank will control Sprint Nextel, Sprint heads into its first-quarter earnings report with the focus on more mundane matters: how many postpaid subscribers it gained or lost, how many Apple iPhones it activated in the period, and how far along it is in deploying its LTE network.
Apple reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday after the market closes, and while the company is expected to report its biggest fiscal second-quarter sales yet, analysts also expect Apple to post its first decline in quarterly profit in a decade.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless launched a new family plan offer to entice customers to sign up for its smartphone plans. The flat-rate carrier also tweaked its pricing plans for Apple's iPhone, lowering the entry-level plan by $5 per month.
América Móvil's U.S. TracFone unit reported stronger subscriber growth and gains in average revenue per user in the first quarter. Though the parent company did not mention it, TracFone's Straight Talk launched support for Apple's iPhone in January, which likely helped boost its first quarter numbers.
LinkedIn is rolling out redesigned applications for Apple's iPhone and Google's Android, promising new personalization options as well as more efficient access to professional information and insights.
NEW YORK--Facebook will bring the Chat Heads messaging multitasking feature of its Home launcher for Google's Android to Facebook app for Apple's iOS this week, according to a senior Facebook executive.
T-Mobile USA is brimming with confidence about its launch of Apple's LTE-capable iPhone 5.
The wait is finally over. T-Mobile USA will begin offering Apple's LTE-capable iPhone 5 for the first time today, making it the last of the four major U.S. carriers to add the iconic device in its portfolio. To push the news, T-Mobile is launching an aggressive campaign to attract customers that includes offering shoppers an installment plan to purchase the phone and letting existing iPhone customers trade in their devices for the T-Mobile model.
To build buzz and hike sales of its anticipated April 12 launch of Apple's iPhone 5, T-Mobile USA is launching an iPhone trade-in program aimed at encouraging existing iPhone users to switch to T-Mobile's network.