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With the huge growth in the smartphone market over the past few years, mobile apps have become seriously big business. Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, just recently announced that the iTunes app store had passed 5 billion downloads at the 2010 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). What probably isn’t as well known is that GetJar, an open-platform app store also just reached their own impressive milestone – 1 billion downloads. GetJar is the world’s second largest…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took the stage at WWDC today to announce the near future arrival of the streaming service on the iPhone. Though details are limited, the Netflix app on the iPhone will be free for existing Netflix subscribers. It will also support 3G and utilize “adaptive bitrate technology” to maintain its connection when you move between networks. Hastings also mentioned that viewers will be able to pick up with movies where they left…

Just like a proposal from a guy you’ve been dating a decade, we knew this one was coming it was just a matter of when. This morning Apple went ahead and made our love official by announcing iPhone 4. The newest member of the Apple family is slated to launch June 24th with quite a few upgrades from the iPhone we’ve become accustomed to. Better Reception: While the new iPhone will still use the same…

It looks like AT&T is going to allow customers the ability to upgrade to the soon-to-be-announced iPhone, regardless of where they are in their current contract. This weekend iPhone customers who are currently under contract have started to receieve this message when they check their phone upgrade status “As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee.” This is a HUGE difference from when…

Starting June 7th AT&T has decided to stop offering unlimited data plans so that they can, according to them: “make it more affordable for more people to enjoy the benefits of the mobile Internet.” The new plans consist of a $15 DataPlus plans offering 200MB of data per month, and a $25 DataPro plan offering 2GB of data per month. Customers will also have free access to AT&Ts more than 20,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots throughout…

iPhone Portugal seems to have gotten their hands on the still unannounced iPhone 4, adding a couple solid chunks of video coverage to their site. The close ups lack any sort of Apple logo, but the quality of craftsmanship leads Mashable to believe this may just be the next iPhone. See videos below: iPhone Chassis iPhone and iPad Side by Side

If you’ve been waiting to pick up a 3GS iPhone, now may very well be the time. Retail giant Wal-Mart announced this morning that they will be selling the 16GB iPhone 3Gs for an unprecedented $97, a $102 price drop from its previous price point. The phone still requires customers to sign a 2-year contract with AT&T, which means that customers who are still under contract with earlier versions of the phone can not take…