The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C aren't even on store shelves yet, but the devices have already been torn apart. However, the dissections didn't offer much to surprise customers.
Australian iPhone repair company iExperts on Thursday published images of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S all opened up for the world to see. One interesting note was that the iPhone 5S' TouchId fingerprint sensor comes with an extra metal clip that needs to be removed to open the case. The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C don't have that clip.
The images show all three devices … Read more
Innovation stands at the center of Apple's plans for the future, CEO Tim Cook tells Bloomberg.
"I think [Nokia] is a reminder to everyone in business that you have to keep innovating and that to not innovate is to die," Cook told Bloomberg.
Deciding what is true innovation and what is a bore, however, may be a bit more difficult for Apple than in the past. … Read more
Updated February 3, 2014: Added 10 new cases, dropped 10 from list, included "best of the best picks" at the front.
Since the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012 and the iPhone 5S in 2013, this list has been updated several times as new cases have been released (and yes, plenty of new cases continue to hit the market in 2014). There are close to 100 cases in the round up but I've front-loaded the slideshow with some brands and cases that I think deserve a little more attention -- call them the "best of … Read more
Starting Friday, September 20, consumers will have a choice -- one never seen from Apple before: two new phones, the iPhone 5C (32GB) and iPhone 5S (16GB), both selling for $199 with a two-year agreement.
Both have their appeal; the 5C comes in five different colors, running on Apple's A6 processor like the original iPhone 5. Whereas the 5S lands in three other colors, running Apple's newer A7 processor, accompanied by the M7 movement-sensing chip, a new camera, dual LED flash, and fingerprint recognition.
Both iPhones are running iOS 7; the 5S runs on a 64-bit version.
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Apple could be on track to sell more iPhones than it did last year, but not by much, says a new report.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a note Wednesday afternoon saying he expects Apple to report sales of around 5 million to 6 million iPhone 5S and 5C units in its first weekend. That would be on par with, or 1 million more than, the sales of 5 million the company reported with last year's iPhone 5.
"While the 5-6 million range may be viewed by some as a disappointment given that it will include China … Read more
At least one group in China is likely upset over the early launch of Apple's new iPhones -- gray market scalpers.
For the first time ever, Apple has added China to the list of countries scheduled to get custody of the new iPhones on the first round. That means China and Hong Kong, along with the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore, will start selling the iPhone 5S and 5C this Friday.
Apple also opened up a reservation system in China and Hong Kong this year to let people snag an iPhone 5S … Read more
Apple could surprise Wall Street by shipping a lot more iPhones this quarter than anticipated.
Pumped up by early interest in the new iPhone 5S and 5C, as many as 34.5 million iPhones could ship for the third quarter as a whole, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in an investors note released Wednesday. That number beats the firm's earlier forecast of 31 million and the Wall Street consensus in the low 30 million range.
Morgan Stanley's smartphone tracker forecasts a 15 percent jump in iPhone shipments this quarter compared with the second quarter and a 25 … Read more
The drama -- or some might argue, the lack thereof -- is over. The iPhone 5S and 5C have officially arrived, which means it's once again time to look ahead to the next iPhone.
I know. Some of you may be getting bored of this game. But for others, it's still fun to play.Will it be called the iPhone 6? There's a good chance it will be, though sometimes Apple likes to shake things up a bit, as we've seen with the 5C and the naming of its iPads.
But whatever it is called, I … Read more
The iPhone 5C is kinda, sorta, technically a new product -- colorful, cute, with a variety of interchangeable color cases much like the recently released Motorola Moto X -- but under the hood it's really an iPhone 5 with a new paint job, and a cheaper price: $99 on contract (or even less, if you shop around).
To be clear, we loved the iPhone 5 when it first hit in 2012. It met every one of our needs, kept up with the competition, and presented a sweet spot of features: fast LTE wireless, a larger 4-inch screen, plenty of … Read more