While Android smartphones came with LTE support back in 2011, Apple added support for LTE networks late last year with the launch of iPhone 5.
Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO claims that he was the one who convinced Steve Jobs to add LTE support to the yet-to-be released iPhone 5 at that time. He mentioned this while speaking at a conference for the National Association of Broadcasters conference.
San Francisco’s District Attorney, George Gascón, recently met with representatives from various phone and telecom companies over the increasing number of phone thefts in the city. Last week, Gascón met Apple’s government liaison, Michael Foulkes, to discuss a solution that disables stolen iPhones, which account for half of the phone thefts in SF, according to the city’s stats.
JOBS (yes the “j” is gone now) premiers at Sundance tomorrow and word came last night that the movie would hit theaters on April 19th. You don’t have to wait any longer though to see how Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs (or Josh Gad Woz) because the first clip has been released. Now we can judge for ourselves.
Updated with info/commentary from Woz.
Last week, Judge Lucy Koh ordered Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Intel’s Paul Otellini, and other tech company execs to be deposed in a class-action lawsuit filed by tech company employees over “do not call” no poaching practices. This lawsuit, claims not only damage to employee’s potential salaries, but also for violating a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department over the practice.
Kariem McFarlin was charged and pleaded no contest to a string of robberies in and around San Francisco, including breaking into Steve Jobs’ home and stealing several of Jobs’ personal items. McFarlin, most interestingly, was arrested last year when police were lead to his location through Find My iPhone activated on some items he had stolen from Jobs’ home.
In late 2009, Apple acquired Lala for a deal valued at $160 million ($80 million for the company, another $80 million in stock options and bonuses). Late last year Apple acquired Color. What do they both have in common? Founder Bill Nguyen. What’s even more interesting is how Apple eventually got seasoned former-Lala engineers for a lot less than they would have before—because they later acquired them as part of the $7 million purchase of Color.