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.
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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
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
Investors wanted to know Monday how the iPhone 5C helps Apple reach new, budget-conscious markets, but according to CEO Tim Cook, it probably won't.
In response to questions during the company's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings call about the iPhone 5C's price and the colorful phone's sales in "cost-sensitive countries," Cook said the the iPhone 5C was never meant to be a budget phone.
"That was never our intent, honestly. Our entry iPhone is the iPhone 4S," he said, deflecting the questions about iPhone 5C sales. The iPhone 5C is meant to be a … 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
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
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