T-Mobile spectrum investment: $2 billion | BGR
mobileNovember 12, 2013at 11:30 PM11:30 PM
T-Mobile has certainly been making waves with its aggressive moves to ditch wireless contracts and offer more frequent smartphone upgrades. However, there’s one area the company desperately needs to address if it’s going to compete with the big boys at Verizon and AT&T: Its network. Per Reuters, it looks as though T-Mobile is ready to make a bigger push to add more spectrum to its portfolio by pushing a stock offering that it estimates could generate up to $2 billion a year that will be used for spectrum purchases. T-Mobile has also been getting some fresh spectrum from its acquisition of MetroPCS? and from? AT&T as part of its severance deal after the companies’ failed merger.
iPad Air bursts into flames in Australia store | Macworld
Apple is investigating what caused an iPad Air to “explode” in an Australian Vodafone store, prompting a store evacuation last week, a spokesperson from Vodafone acknowledged last week.
A display model of the iPad Air caught on fire while the tablet was attached to the iPad charging port, Vodafone Australia spokesman Geeke van der Sluis said in an email.
The Canberra Vodafone store filled with smoke as sparks continued to appear from the charging port after the initial explosion, prompting a call to the fire brigade and a store evacuation. No one was injured.
The incident happened on October 30, two days before the device was made available for in-store and online purchase in Australia, van der Sluis said.
In photos posted online by Daily Mail, the iPad Air’s Retina screen appears warped and singed from the flames.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.