Posts tagged with: iOS 7
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    If you're a frequent traveler or simply don't want to be tied to a carrier and be locked into a contract, an unlocked phone is the perfect solution. Apple has recently started selling the unlocked iPhone 5s in the US (while other regions already had it) and, according to the current status, it will ship within one-two weeks. The price is the same as in the case of the T-Mobile iPhone 5s (which is also unlocked, but contains a T-Mobile SIM card), and it will set you back $649-$849, depending on which storage option you choose (16, 32, 64GB). As Apple notes, "if you buy a SIM-free iPhone, ...

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    Last month, Apple announced two new tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Air bears a new design, creating unity between the design of the full-sized iPad and iPad mini. It's now lighter, thinner, and more powerful. While the iPad mini didn't receive a major design overhaul, its guts and display are greatly improved over last year's iPad mini. Internally, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are now virtually identical. The question remains: is one better than the other? Should you fork over the extra cash for the full-sized model? Or is the extra ...

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    Last year, apple released a product many of us were convinced would never happen, a miniature tablet. The late Steve Jobs himself talked poorly of smaller tablets, from a usability standpoint, on an earnings call just two years ago. Nonetheless, the company pushed forward to provide the iPad mini in 2012. While many of us may not have agreed with what Jobs said at the time – that 7-inch tablets would have to be sold with sandpaper so users could whittle their fingertips down to one-fourth their current size – there may have been some truth to what he was saying. The iPad mini was a ...

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    Last week saw Apple deliver the very latest iOS 7 update, iOS 7.0.4. Lacking any major improvements, it was a largely forgettable release, focusing mainly on a few bugfixes. What about something a little more impactful? Enough with this 7.0.x series – today we see Apple pushing its platform ever forwards with the distribution if iOS 7.1 beta to its developer community. And truth be told: we may be moving on up in build number, but it's still a lot of bug fixes. It's more than just that, though, and you'll also see some tweaks to the Notification Center display, some small branding ...

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    Apple's latest addition to its tablet lineup as released earlier this week, the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina Display. Last year's miniature tablet from Apple was a success, yet it was perceived by many to be a compromise – both in performance and display quality. Apple reacted by upgrading the internals and, more importantly, the display. All the while, it managed to maintain approximately the same size, and utilized the same, much loved design. Of course, an upgrade this large warranted a price increase. While the old iPad mini only dropped $30 (rather than the expected $100 ...

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    "For the first time Android devices accounted for a greater share of the market in revenue terms than iOS", wrote Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley, after analyzing numbers published by IDC two weeks ago. "Android revenue share reached 46.2% in 3Q13, for the first time exceeding iPad share of 45.6%. Android's unit share grew to 66.7% from 58.5% a year ago, largely driven by Samsung and Lenovo, while iPad share declined to 29.7% from 40.2%." This all means that, according to Huberty, if up until now, Apple marketshare was somewhat less than Android's in a specific quarter and the ...

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    Two of the biggest mobile rivals have now released compelling and intriguing miniature tablet hardware for 2013. Google first launched the new Nexus 7 back in July. Price may have been its big selling feature, but that wasn't the only wallop it packed. It sports great specifications, a gorgeous display, and a quaint yet beautiful design. The iPad mini with Retina Display, which we unboxed earlier this week, is just about its polar opposite. It boasts premium hardware, the absolute best specifications Apple could muster, and calls for premium prices. Which mobile giant's small tablet ...

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    The routine is one we know well by now: Apple releases a major new iOS update alongside the launch of a new device, Apple users start upgrading en masse, and in the weeks that follow we start learning about new bugs and watch Apple fix them. That meant the arrival of iOS 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 back in September, followed by iOS 7.0.3 late last month. Apple's not quite done yet, and today we see it make with iOS 7.0.4, delivering its own assortment of bugfixes. All told, it sounds like a pretty minor update – in fact, while we're sure there must be other little tweaks that aren't getting much ...

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    When Apple introduced the iPad mini with Retina Display, together with the last-gen full-size iPad, called iPad Air, the company didn't make an announcement regarding the availability of the improved mini slate. There's been a lot of speculation on the delay, and there were even reports claiming that display burn-in issues are preventing the smaller iPad from being available. You can now order the iPad mini with Retina Display from the Apple Store. You can choose from Space Gray and Silver, 16, 32, 64, and 128GB storage options, as well as WiFi-only or Cellular-enabled variants. Prices ...

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    If you fancy Boost Mobile, the Sprint-powered pre-paid carrier, and you've got your eyes set on one of the new Apple iPhone models, you'll be glad to know that both the iPhone 5S -- currently, already reported as being out of stock -- and the iPhone 5C are available. The higher-end model will set you back $549.99, which is $100 less than what Apple is asking for. In addition, you can get another $100 off if you are a new customer until November 24, making this a $449.99 offer. No wonder it is out of stock! The iPhone 5C is there though, the last year's iPhone 5, and will cost $449.99, ...

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    It was three and a half years ago when Apple kick-started the modern tablet market we all know and (well, at least some of us) love today. The original iPad upended the space, proving that 10-inch devices did in fact have a place in this world. And to this day, Apple has held and proven its dominance over all those who have taken a stab at the tablet sector, though it's market share has been steadily slipping over the last year, give or take. The competition has been heating up, and Apple was in need of a refresh to its aging iPad lineup. Enter the iPad Air. Apple boasts that the iPad Air ...

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    Contest Update: We're in contact with the winner (Luca from Austria) and are in the process of shipping his Nexus 5 to him. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nexus 5 giveaway! You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and rumors, only to have the subject of those rumors officially unveiled just hours later. Life's rough. Well, this week we're looking to correct that bit of poor ...

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    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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    Shortly after the release of Apple's iOS 7.0.3 update, Henri Lamiraux, the company's iOS Engineering Vice President, has decided to retire. The information has been allegedly confirmed in an email to 9t05mac by Lamiraux himself, and there's his LinkedIn profile to back the information up. According to Lamiraux, the decision to leave was taken a little while ago; iOS 7 was his last release. He has started working at Apple 23 years ago as a Software Engineer for Mac OS, coming from Electronic Arts. Lamiraux worked with Craig Federighi as well as Scott Forstall and he was mostly ...

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    Apple recently announced its latest iPad refresh, the iPad Air. Along with its new design, which is virtually identical to the iPad mini, it is now much thinner and lighter – 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner, to be exact. Inside, it also features Apple's new A7 chipset, 1GB RAM, a 32.4Wh battery, and up to 128GB of storage. So does any of this make the iPad Air a better tablet than before? We can't say for sure just yet. We've got plenty of testing and comparing to do over the next week before we give it the full review treatment. Until then, enjoy the iPad Air unboxing below!

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