Apple is bringing its iPhone lineup to contract-free provider Boost Mobile.
The carrier announced the news Friday, saying that it will offer the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5S will start at $549.99 for the 16GB model contract-free. The iPhone 5C will start at $449.99, while the iPhone 4S will set customers back $299.99 at the carrier's stores.
Boost Mobile is by no means the first prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone 5S. Virgin Mobile, for example, started selling a contract-free iPhone 5S last month.
Boost Mobile will start selling the iPhones … Read more
Two of the flashiest colors among Apple's new iPhones also have been the least popular, according to a new consumer study.
The gold iPhone 5S and the yellow iPhone 5C made up the smallest number of sales compared with Apple's other device colors during the past month of sales. That's according to a study of early buyers polled by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).
New research published by the research firm on Wednesday suggests 43 percent of iPhone 5S buyers went with Apple's space gray color, with another 30 percent going with silver. It was a … Read more
Apple says some buyers of its latest iPhone may experience shorter battery life due to a manufacturing defect on a "very limited" number of models.
"We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life," the company told The New York Times. "We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone."
It's unclear just how many phones that is, which models were affected, and … Read more
One of the many new visual effects added in iOS 7 is a blur effect. You have no doubt seen it on a daily basis if you use an iOS device running the latest version of iOS. By pulling up Control Center, or using the keyboard in most apps (especially Messages) you've seen how objects in the background are blurred out by the graphics being layered on top.
It's a neat magic trick, and definitely adds a bit of depth to iOS. But not everyone is going to be amused by seeing app icons or chat bubbles blurred … Read more
Apple could sell as many as 51.5 million iPhones during the holiday quarter, says Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley.
In an investors note out Tuesday, Walkley said he expects strong sales of the iPhone 5S through December as Apple bumps up supply to meet the heavy demand. The more expensive 5S is currently outselling the 5C by a ratio of 2.5 to 1, according to the analyst.
iPad sales were soft last quarter, Walkley said. Apple … Read more
The fingerprint sensor feature on the iPhone 5S, called Touch ID, is a convenient security tool that makes it easier to unlock the iPhone, compared to using a 4-digit PIN code. It also allows purchases from iTunes and the App Store without having to type in your Apple ID password. If you already use a 4-digit PIN, you'll likely find Touch ID to be more convenient. If you don't use any security at all, Touch ID might finally be the security measure you've been looking for.
Setting up Touch ID is fairly straight forward. Just go to … Read more
The iPhone 5 is still the king of the iPhones, but activations of the 5S and 5C continue to grow.
The 5S now accounts for 3.8 percent of all iPhone activations across the world, while the 5C has carved out 1.7 percent, mobile analytics firm Localytics said on Monday. The overall 5.5 percent is a hefty rise from the less than 1 percent seen by Localytics following the opening day weekend for the two phones. The iPhone 5 is on top with almost 40 percent of all iPhone activations, but it's had more than a year … Read more
1. There are rarely 10 reasons for anything. Sometimes, there are only two or three. These involve ego, need for love and conformism. But other times, there are very many. There might be 5 reasons why you should buy a Nexus 7. Or only one. Some might think there are 8 reasons why an Xbox One will get them through the holiday season. There are, though, 423 reasons why Microsoft Word will, in the end, drive you crazy.
2. When you start out knowing you have to find 10 reasons for something, how many of those are likely to be … Read more
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.