Posts tagged with: iPhone 5C
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    One of the most high-profile battles in the fight to ensure the security of our smartphones is currently underway, as Apple pushes back against a court order demanding the company cook up some new iOS code that would allow the government to bypass a number of key security features protecting the iPhone from prying eyes. Apple's resistance to comply with the order has proved to be enormously controversial, though the company has found support from some of the biggest names in mobile tech. As Apple prepares to fight this action tooth-and-nail, the company's retained the services of some of ...

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    Apple is offering more people another way to pay for that new iPhone that they've been thinking about getting, but can't afford to tank their bank accounts to attain. In addition to the existing upgrade program the company currently offers, it is now also accepting trade-ins of Android, Windows or older Apple smartphones and is giving either up to $350 of striaght-up in-store credit or a discounted installment rate. The initial iPhone Upgrade Program makes an 16GB iPhone 6s with AppleCare+ available to buyers for $32.41 per month without interest. After 24 payments, the buyer owns the ...

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    The tech hivemind works in mysterious ways. On providing free internet, it's confused. On invalid patents, it's against Apple. But most everyone agrees that impenetrable encryption, where offered, should be kept impenetrable. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stood the company's ground on this matter, pitting it against the FBI and the court in investigating the shooting in San Bernardino. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has just voiced his support with Tim Cook in a series of tweets. 1/5 Important post by @tim_cook. Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy — sundarpichai ...

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    As the US market stagnates, and China matures, the second-most populous country in the world is quickly becoming number one in mainstream appeal for both smartphone-producing veterans and rookies. After all, there are now over a billion mobile users in India and growing, with active local smartphone ownership recently exceeding the United States and only ranking below China around the globe. It thus came as no surprise to see Apple, probably the most “conservative” name in the industry in terms of device prices and profit margins, discount the iPhone 5s and 6s to try to win over an ...

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    Apple has previously stated that the company would never open a encryption backdoor for nor allow server access to government agencies. The company claims it does not have the ability to decrypt its own devices running iOS 8 or later — only those who have the password to the encrypted device have access to what's inside it. The US Attorney's Office has decided that Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone 5c is warranted anyway and a court judge has agreed. That iPhone 5c belonged to the San Bernardino County Department of Health and was assigned to Syed Farook, who, together with his ...

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    Mixpanel's latest tracking survey shows that a healthy contingent of iPhone users don't want to make an upgrade that will strain their hands. After publicized cases of "texting thumb" making the news and in a stark face-off against the growing trend of the growing phone, data says more than 37 percent of iPhone toters have a device dating back to at least 2013. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were the last four-inch mobile devices we got from Cupertino before the stretch to a 4.7 inch minimum. The former had the most share at 18 percent of all iPhones while the latter registered nearly 5.5 ...

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    Maybe Apple took its iPhone "s"-model iteration strategy one cycle too far. Taiwanese components sources had to revise its shipment forecasts down after slower-than-expected sales this year. Morgan Stanley is looking ahead for an iPhone slump. The dominoes continue to fall from that fact as we find out that Japanese and South Korean components factories are about to do worse off than last year. Sources say that Apple had initially asked producers to keep Q1 production quotas comparable to this time last year, back when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were out. It seems that Cupertino — ...

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    Since the plastic iPhone experiment failed miserably in the fall of 2013, it made perfect sense for Cupertino to hold off and ultimately rethink the otherwise inevitable 5c sequel. Increasingly credible rumors now hint at a spring 2016 iPhone 6c release with a compact 4-inch form factor, premium metal body, and wide palette of colors. If you had trouble imagining such a provocative new handheld, 3D artist and fan photographer Ferry Passchier just put together a high-resolution gallery of mockups starring a handsome, robust and stylish little iPhone that takes design cues from the 5s, 6 and ...

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    The few people left that are holding onto their iPhone 5s or other four-inch iOS device might see another iPhone that can fit their hands soon. We've talked about the growth from zero that the idea of an iPhone 6c had gone from vision to concretion. There's now more support and a countdown clock of sorts coming out of sources from high factories. Specifically, we've gotten word from Foxconn employees of a four-inch, vividly colored iPhone 6c that's being produced right now in conjunction with the iPhone 6s models. Bets are on Apple to gather enough inventory for a launch show in February, ...

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    Whether you call it blasphemy or simply Google showing up Apple, using a smartwatch powered by Android Wear on an iPhone just doesn't seem natural or "right", but it's very much possible, though somewhat limited. A fortnight ago I gave up my Nexus 6 for an iPhone running iOS 9 - though only for a week. The experience wasn't nearly as miserable as I thought it would be - Google made sure I had most of the apps I was familiar with on the competing platform. After I set everything up, I strapped on my Moto 360 and came to the discouraged realization that I wouldn't be getting any ...

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    We've spent the last few months handling conflicting rumors regarding a less expensive iPhone. On one hand we heard that Apple would launch an iPhone mini, and then other rumors claimed a successor to the iPhone 5c. We weren't surprised on September 9 when we didn't see an announcement since we heard it wouldn't happen until next year, and today we hear more. Analysts claim that Apple is still working on launching a less expensive iPhone for Spring 2015. There's no clear argument or reason for this, except for the fact that Apple wants to launch a product that can serve emerging markets. ...

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    While most Apple fans stateside likely forgot all about the plastic-made iPhone 5c as soon as the 6 and 6 Plus went official last year, mobile consumers in countries such as China or India were probably disheartened to see the colorful, low-cost 4-incher axed during the 6s and 6s Plus announcement. These are people who can’t afford to pay the equivalent of $800 or $900 for a 3D Touch-enabled device, but before long, they may get an offer they can’t refuse on a watered-down iPhone 5s. Don’t worry, we’re not talking major build quality or processing power compromises, just slightly ...

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    Update: The audio podcast is here! Enjoy it while we get to the next one! As any Neil Simon fan can tell you, rumors are pretty funny things. They often appear when they're least expected and they never come alone; rather, they arrive trailing a half-dozen other rumors that first support, then debunk, then ultimately confirm half of what the original was saying (but usually not the obvious half). Mix in about 500 mobile tech sites covering each and every rumor, and things get interesting mighty quick. This week is absolutely dominated by rumors ... and not much else. Considering the ...

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    The next time Apple refreshes its smartphone lineup, will it introduce a new (slightly) lower-cost, plastic-bodied model like the iPhone 5C? Rumors have occasionally claimed as much, suggesting we'll get some sort of iPhone 6C later this year. There's even been some possible evidence of such hardware, though it's hard to say just how legitimate that might be. But today we're turning to a much more reliable source, as Apple itself publishes an image that sure looks an unknown C-series iPhone. Maybe more precisely, it looks like an iPhone 5C with the addition of Touch ID. Remember, while the ...

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    Apple isn't about to end its announcements roll – over the past 24 hours, the company has come out with an updated 27-inch Retina iMac, as well as some changes to its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro lineup. And while this latest announcement, a new Apple Lightning dock, doesn't quite come with the hype those other two items bring, we're sure certain iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be quite pleased to learn of its existence. This particular dock works with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and should be relatively case-friendly, too. That's right – both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones can fit ...

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    When the Apple Watch was announced, one of the biggest concerns was its battery life. Any smartwatch that can't guarantee more than a day of performance is definitely a concerning topic for everyone. Now, what users weren't prepared for is for the iPhone to not behave the same way after pairing the Apple Watch, and mixed results have arrived. On one hand, a certain batch of users have praised the Apple Watch for helping the iPhone perform better in the battery department. It makes sense that if you spend more time on the watch, that as a result, this subtracts the amount of time you need ...

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    We've heard a ton of rumors surrounding a possible 4-inch iPhone mini launch later this year. Surely the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have proven to be very successful over the last few months, but there is still a significant market interested in better one-handed usability. For that matter, Apple still sells the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and that might not be good for an iPhone mini project. KGI Securities has a very positive track record when it comes to Apple predictions, and today Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might not see a brand new 4-inch iPhone until 2016. The reasons have a lot to do ...

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    With the arrival of iOS 8 last year, Apple's iPhone picked up a valuable new feature: WiFi calling. For users spending much of their days indoors, where cellular reception can be hit-and-miss, being able to route voice calls over a convenient WiFi connection can be a real lifesaver. So far, you've been able to take advantage of it in the US if you had an iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus running on T-Mobile's network. That's great for TMo users, but what about the rest of us? Today millions of additional iPhone users start getting access to the the same capabilities, as the ...

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    Since I’ve been a professional (stop laughing!) writer about mobile technology, I’ve tried to really broaden my horizons with regard to this industry. But one item in particular has been really difficult to cross off of my bucket list – using iOS on a phone as a daily driver. I started off at Pocketnow as a “Windows Phone guy” who dabbled in Android a bit. Since then I’ve shifted more toward the Android side of things, but that’s mainly because there is so much more going on in the Android world, I need to know about it. But I've always had this gaping hole missing form my ...

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    A couple of weeks ago, I used a BlackBerry phone for the first time as a daily driver. I carried it for a couple of weeks a learned a lot about what it means to be a quintessential BlackBerry user. Today, I have dashed completely to the other side of the market share spectrum and I have entered another culture, which is in some ways more interesting and in other ways a bit scarier. Today, I am an iPhone user. For the first few years of my career in mobile technology, I had in irrational hatred for all things Apple. They were too expensive, too limited, too…Starbucks…for me to take ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c last year was met with significant complaints and disappointment. Surely, there wasn't anything that was really wrong with the smartphone as it was, but the fact that it was priced too high made people ignore it and focus on the iPhone 5s at the time. Today Meizu has launched a new smartphone that looks a lot like the iPhone 5c, but fixing some of its quirks. The new Meizu M1 Note is so identical to an iPhone 5c, that the Chinese press confirms that Meizu sent press invitations along with an iPhone 5c chassis on the invite. The main difference is that this ...

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    Apple isn't really one of those companies that likes to admit defeat, but we could say that the iPhone 5c is an exception. We remember how Tim Cook admitted that the iPhone 5c didn't meet sales expectations last year, and we also know that Apple sat on a ton of inventory early in the sales period of this device's launch. It's safe to assume that Apple still has too much inventory to admit to, as reports already predict its end of life. Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times is already stating that Apple will end production of the iPhone 5c by the middle of 2015. The argument is mainly ...

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    The fact that we see iPhones in the hands of most people in the US and Europe shows us just how well Apple has saturated both markets. There is still room for growth, but it's significantly smaller than the amount of opportunity that Apple has in Asia, and we've seen the company make significant changes in order to cater to Chinese specifically, but now it wants more. Apple's new strategy is focused on Vietnam, as the company is partnering with more companies in order to achieve better market penetration. Bloomberg reports that people crave iPhones in Vietnam, and in order to reach a ...

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    Summer can be expensive: all those tankfuls of gas for road trips to the beach, tickets to the latest blockbuster movie, and you probably don't even want to look at what that A/C is costing you to keep cool. If you're trying to keep a handle on spending, though, that doesn't mean you have to pass up on some of the hottest smartphones and their accessories, and today we've spotted a couple solid deals that should help your summer dollar stretch a little farther. Apple's iPhone pricing has been notorious for its resistance to discounts. That's not to say that we don't see them, but while ...

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    Even though we're just a couple of weeks away from Apple's probable launch of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, that doesn't mean that the Jailbreak community hasn't been hard at work at doing something about iOS 7.1.1. Ever since the launch of Apple's current mobile operating system, it wasn't possible for you to Jailbreak it through conventional and easy means. Today we do see some significant progress in the matter, but not necessarily for everyone. Today we've seen both photos and videos of iOS 7.1.1 being jailbroken on devices like the iPhone 5c and even the iPhone 4. iOS security researcher i0n1c ...

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