Steve Jobs says the end of the PC era is near. Speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference in California Tuesday night, Apple's CEO said the day is coming when only one out of every few people will need a traditional computer. Jobs said advances will allow devices like the iPad to do things only desktops and laptops are suited for today. He also revealed that Apple was working on the iPad before the iPhone, but put it on hold because phones were a much bigger opportunity.
Apple is widely expected to unveil a new iPhone next week, and just in time for that, AT&T is overhauling its data plans for smartphones.
Starting next Monday, AT&T will replace its $30 a month unlimited data plan for the iPhone and other phones with two new plans. One costs $25 a month and offers two gigabytes of data. AT&T says that's enough for 98 percent of its customers. The other offers 200 megabytes for $15 a month, which AT&T says is good for 65 percent of its customers. Of course, the company will charge users that go over those limits. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=10802855