A gold iPhone 5S may be difficult to get at the moment, but making your old iPhone look like one is proving to be far easier.
So, here's the question: what do these mean about the next iPads?
We know there will be new iPads. We expect they'll be released very soon -- October, most likely. And just like the new iPhones, expect two models: a new iPad Mini and a new 9.7-inch iPad. This is nothing new; the iPad line split last October. But, the fourth-gen Retina iPad felt like an afterthought compared with the iPad Mini. This year, … Read more
What's behind the power of the new A7 chip in Apple's iPhone 5S? A peek inside its electronic innards courtesy of iFixit reveals one secret.
Unveiling the results of its A7 teardown on Tuesday, iFixit got the inside scoop on the chip thanks to some electron microscope scanning from Chipworks. The teardown uncovered more than 1 billion transistors built into the processor.
But even further, Chipworks found that the transistors are more tightly packed. The distance between each transistor in the A7 is 114 nanometers, an advancement over the A6's 123 nanometer gap. The improvement is possible … Read more
Apple's new iPhones are costly to build, but Apple still makes some serious cash of both of the devices.
Apple's 16GB iPhone 5S costs the company $199 to build, according to data provided to All Things Digital by IHS. The 64GB option costs Apple $218 to build. The cost analysis was completed by IHS during a device teardown that it'll detail in a report on Wednesday. The company claims Apple pays $8 to assemble the units, leaving the remaining cost to parts.
In addition to tearing down the iPhone 5S, IHS reportedly examined the iPhone 5C and … Read more
You can buy a lot of things with $10,100 -- unless we're talking hard-to-find iPhones on eBay.
That's how much one eBay buyer paid for a 16GB unlocked iPhone 5S in gold, a device that's currently back-ordered into next month.
The US-based seller "Papakar" put the device up for sale Sunday afternoon. It proceeded to get 51 bids on its way to end at $10,100 just before 1 p.m. PT earlier today.
To put that price in perspective, an iPhone 5 (last year's model), made out of actual 24K gold will … Read more
Most people get a new iPhone and take great care with it, buy it a fancy case, and coddle it. Others take the opportunity to test the new phone's mettle with a series of horrific trials involving water, drops, and 50-caliber bullets.
Every new iPhone model, apparently, must run this time-honored gauntlet of despair. Enjoy some of the latest examples of the genre, including some delightful slow-motion footage.… Read more
The iPhone 5S is more than three times as popular as the 5C, at least according to data published Monday by Localytics.
Following their launch on Friday, the two new iPhones combined now account for 1.36 percent of all activated iPhones in the U.S., according to Localytics. The 5S scored 1.05 percent of those activations, leaving the 5C with just 0.31 percent. The means the 5S is already surpassing its lower-cost counterpart by a factor of 3.4.
Among the major U.S. carriers, AT&T's activation rates for the two new phones have … Read more
Similar to many modern cameras and Android smartphones, Apple's iPhone 5S can shoot crisp 120fps (frames per second) slow-motion video. As the iPhone 5S reached the masses this weekend, many examples of this keen slow-motion video feature popped up on the Internet. Don't miss these five clips showing 120fps video in action.… Read more
Warning: Watching the following short film may cause you to drop everything and sleep on a sidewalk for two weeks to buy a gold smartphone.
Casey Neistat -- an indie filmmaker, onetime Apple whistleblower and a director of commercials for companies like Nike and Mercedes-Benz -- has made a nice little minidoc about all those seemingly obsessed people who queue up outside Apple Stores to be the first to bag the latest iGadget.
In documenting the launch of the iPhone 5S/5C at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Neistat, along with partners Gabriel Nussbaum and Jack Coyne, presents the viewer with a range of major and minor characters, steering clear of sitcommy fanboy stereotypes like those served up in Samsung ads.… Read more