This is a change from the last few weeks, when the company vaguely said on its online retail store that the phones would ship in "October." Some customers have also gotten shipping quotes that say they'll get their phones in mid-November.
The mixture of new software and hardware improvements is enough to make apps running on the iPhone 5S more crash-prone than those on other iPhone models.
Apps running on the iPhone 5S crash twice as often as those available on the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C, data from mobile app analytics company Crittercism shows. The information, which was presented to All Things Digital and published on Friday, comes from analyzing "hundreds of millions of apps," according to the tech site.
The reason for the increased crash instances might actually be a hardware problem. Although app developers were able … Read more
US consumers hunting for the iPhone 5S may find it in even shorter supply these days.
Stock of the new phone has plummeted in the US from 27 percent of all iPhone models available to just 6 percent in the past week, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Based on checks of 60 Apple stores in the US, Munster also found that the percentage of stores with at least one model of the 5S fell to 40 percent over the past week from 90 percent two weeks ago.
But the 5S may intentionally be playing hard to get, suggests the … Read more
The infamous "blue screen of death" seems to have expanded from Windows PCs to iPhones.
Several iPhone 5S owners report that their phones are turning a mean shade of blue and then restarting. Users chiming in on the Apple Support Communities and MacRumors forums said the problem occurs when they use the Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, which comes free with the new iPhones. But a couple of people report that it also happens when using the ESPN ScoreCenter app.… Read more
Apple is said to be cutting production of the iPhone 5C in half, from 300,000 to 150,000 units per day, according to a new report from Chinese Web site C Technology.
No reason has been given for the production cuts, but it's believed to be lesser demand for the iPhone 5C compared to Apple's flagship iPhone 5S. Both were released last month, though several reports -- including one from Localytics -- suggest more people have been buying the 5S than the 5C.
One data point that lends some credibility to the C Technology report is the … Read more
The "Reuse and Recycle" program, originally rolled out in August, let's users coveting that new model go into an Apple store and have their current phones appraised. Employees take water damage, hardware damage and screen condition into consideration when naming a buyback price. That credit is put on a gift card and applied to the price of … Read more
The iPhone 5S and 5C will arrive in more than 30 additional countries on October, 25, Apple announced Wednesday.
The countries and regions scheduled to receive the phones are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand.
The 5S and 5C will continue their spread on November 1 as they reach Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi … Read more
Apple appears to be planning a phablet, a Retina MacBook Air, and a 1.6-inch iWatch in its 2014 lineup, according to a research note from NPD DisplaySearch.
In addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (some are calling it a 4.8-inch design), DisplaySearch anticipates a phablet-sized 5.7-inch iPhone with a 1,920x1,080 display (see chart at bottom), based on data from the supply chain of manufacturers in Asia.
That's the same resolution in many 10-inch-class devices and would match the 5-inch resolution of Samsung's Galaxy S4.
Other goodies expected from Apple include:Big iPad : … Read more
Can't get your hands of the iPhone 5S? Neither can Japan's largest carrier, which is suffering mightily as a result.
NTT DoCoMo lost a net total of 66,800 subscribers in September, the worst loss ever, according to a report in Japan's Nikkei on Monday.
And DoCoMo lost 133,100 subscribers based on the mobile number portability (MNP) system, the report said.
DoCoMo blamed its subscriber-based problems on the double whammy of customers, who were waiting for the new iPhone, putting off purchases, and the subsequent scarcity of the 5S after it was announced, according to the … Read more