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Analysis: Remember the Easter Islanders' incremental march toward disaster? This is an apt analogy for Apple's decision to keep Google Maps off the newly released iPhone 5. It's the latest of a series of steps toward control by powerful actors over users' online behavior. The question is whether the pattern is clear enough for regulatory authorities to take action.
Tim Cook: "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."
Apple used the technology in the first major iPhone overhaul since 2010 to make the device more svelte, an attribute that helped lure a record 5 million buyers in three days. Yet producing in-cell screens is also more painstaking than earlier screen types, contributing to bottlenecks.
AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable are gearing up for a push to deliver video games directly to televisions, sources tell Bloomberg news. The strategy shift poses a threat to traditional consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox.
It's the first time Verizon, the country's largest cellphone company, has sold a phone that works on competing U.S. networks with no complicated hacking, or "unlocking," procedures.
Apple sells 1 million more iPhone 5s in the first thee days than it did iPhone 4s. But supply constraints held down sales considerably below what analysts had expected.
The deal with Verizon is the latest in a string of patent settlements for Tivo. Last year it settled with satellite TV providers Dish and EchoStar for $500 million, and earlier this year resolved a lawsuit against AT&T for $215 million.
As many stores sell out of iPhone 5s, The Associated Press found that the Verizon iPhone 5 accepts an AT&T "SIM card" -- a little chip that identifies a phone to a wireless network. The phone can then be active on AT&T's network.
The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.
Verizon Communications Inc. must pay royalties to a California company whose patents it infringes, though it doesn't have to stop providing its FiOS TV customers with video-on-demand services, a U.S. appeals court rules.
However, the Justice Department said it will not allow Verizon Wireless stores to sell TV and broadband services from the cable companies -- Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox -- in areas where Verizon sells its own TV and broadband service.
With the 2012 Olympic Games kicking off on Friday in London, Verizon Wireless has introduced the first-ever official Olympic app, The Official London 2012 Join In app.
The new AT&T Mobile Share plans include unlimited calling and messaging and let customers combine as many as 10 devices under one monthly data allotment for $85. Verizon started a similar plan starting at $90 last month.
In late August, AT&T is introducing Mobile Share plans that let subscribers connect up to ten devices to a "pooled" data plan. Phones that are connected get unlimited calling and texting. The AP takes a look at the plans.