iPhone 5 Gets Regulatory Approval On Its Way To China

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The iPhone 5 is now in China.
It's coming, China.

In December, Apple will launch the iPhone 5 in December, the world’s largest mobile market. Before it can do that, however, the handset needs regulatory approval. Two devices have just been given the go-ahead by China’s State Radio Management, one of which is destined for China Unicom and China Mobile, which the other is headed to China Telecom.

T-Mobile Will Launch The LTE Network It Needs To Support The New iPhone Next Year

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Unlike its 3G network, T-Mobile's LTE offering should be compatible with the new iPhone.
Unlike its 3G network, T-Mobile's LTE offering should be compatible with the new iPhone.

Believe it or not, there are over one million iPhone users in the United States who cannot access 3G networks because their carrier of choice is T-Mobile. Apple’s smartphone isn’t officially available on T-Mobile right now — because the operator’s unique 3G network isn’t supported by the handset’s wireless chip — but people choose to use its 2G network instead.

That situation will change for the new iPhone, however, because T-Mobile has announced it will launch a new LTE network next year.

How To Access Tweetbot’s ‘Super Secret Settings’ Menu & Activate Streaming Over 3G

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Did you know about Tweetbot's Super Secret Settings menu?
Did you know about Tweetbot's Super Secret Settings menu?

When connected to a Wi-Fi network, Tweetbot’s terrific streaming feature continually delivers new tweets to your timeline without the need to refresh manually. But did you know that the app contains a “Super Secret Settings” menu that allows you to activate streaming over a 2G or 3G cellular connection?

Here’s how to access it.

AT&T Starts 2G Network Shut Down In New York

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AT&T begins 2G sit down in New York, original iPhone should be unaffected
AT&T begins 2G sit down in New York, original iPhone should be unaffected

AT&T has begun shutting down its 2G service in New York to free up spectrum for 3G and 4G customers. The shut down will effect a number of mobile phones that rely on 2G service for voice and data.

If you’re still using an original iPhone that doesn’t support 3G, it isn’t time to worry just yet. At least initially, the AT&T will only be shutting down one of the frequency bands that it uses to provide 2G service. Frequency that is  supported by the original iPhone will be maintained for the foreseeable future.