OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung Galaxy S3. The device uses a robot to "touch" exact coordinates on a screen. It then measures the coordinates of the touch device to see how closely they matched.
The prepaid carrier announced on Friday that the 16GB versions of Apple's latest crop of smartphones is on sale. Following the trendy new sales structure, Cricket offers two ways to pay. You can buy the iPhone 5S for $599.99 up front or for $25 down, making up the difference with long-term monthly installments.
Similarly, you can defer the entire $499.99 5C bill by paying $21 down and spacing out the rest month by month. Talk, text, … Read more
The iPhone 5S is now playing even harder to get.
Over the past three weeks, availability of the new high-end iPhone has dropped to less than 5 percent of all iPhone models, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in an investor note released Friday. That contrasts with the 6 percent availability previously cited by the analyst for the week ending October 11.
Following the launch of the 5S on September 20, the new model accounted for 27 percent of all iPhones in stock, Munster said. But that number plummeted as consumer demand shot up.
When might the iPhone 5S become … Read more
Apple's iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S might have some trouble gaining traction in Russia, a new report claims.
Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview on Friday, IDC analyst Simon Baker said that "if Apple really wants to compete with Samsung [in Russia], it should've come up with a much lower price for the 5C." According to Baker, Apple is selling the iPhone 5C for $800 in Russia, while the iPhone 5S retails for about $960.
Unlike in the US and many other countries around the world, Russia strictly forbids carriers from offering subsidies on smartphones. So … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Soylent closes $1.5 Million in seed funding from Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz.
- A Web store that lets you buy leather from human skin, 'cause this here is real.
- An app that tracks the bathroom line at Madison Square Garden.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A $399 iPad Mini? Wrong way, Apple.
- Apple releases OS X Mavericks for free.
- Mac Pro available in December, starts at $2,999.
- Apple TV plays hooky again at iPad event, all eyes turn to 2014.
Apple just missed a big opportunity when it came to the pricing on its new iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company on Tuesday unveiled its newest tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, both with improved specs and features. It also will offer the older versions of those devices at lower prices, continuing its trend from the tablets' early days. However, this time around, Apple actually increased the price of one of its new devices, selling the iPad Mini with Retina for $399 instead of its predecessor's starting price of $329. And it dropped the original Mini's … Read more
Classic Wall Street.
After a two-week tear in which Apple's stock climbed nearly 9 percent, shares fell $1.5 on Tuesday after the company refreshed its tablet computer line with the introductions of the iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display.
After dropping as low as $508.03 in morning trading, Apple's shares rallied, touching a high of $528.45 before giving back all the gains to close at $519.9. But today's decidedly meh reaction from investors was less a sign that Wall Street's on-again, off-again affair with Apple was off again as it … Read more