Posts tagged with: iPhone 5C
  • by | February 5, 2014 11:45 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of more Galaxy S 4 variants with faux leather. Then we talk about the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and some camera issues that customers are facing. The iPhone 5c makes the news next as one just caught fire on a teenager. We then go through all three of the conflicting rumors of the HTC M8, and the features it might include. We end today's show as we talk about the iWatch, and Apple's different investments to make it unique. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung launches some more faux leather GS4 variants - Sony ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 4:01 PM

    We've seen cases here and there of cellphones catching fire for various reasons. Whether it's happened due to a cheap battery replacement, or bad component reassembly, or the use of a cheap cable to charge the phone as well, these are all the most common reasons. Now in a case that happened yesterday, a 13-year-old's iPhone 5c caught fire and it wasn't due to any of these reasons. This unnamed teenager from Kennebunk, Maine had barely owned the iPhone 5c for two months, which makes it obvious that the phone was not repaired in any way, and since the phone caught fire in her pants while ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 12:31 PM

    Apple's results last quarter have proven to shock more than few of us. Just recently we learned that the iPad actually gained global marketshare for the first time in a while last quarter, which is extremely difficult in a world full of $200 tablets. Now it seems that even the iPhone broke some records in sales last quarter when compared to its direct competition. Two quarters ago, Samsung's 38% of US smartphone market share had surpassed Apple's 34%, something which proved to be a great achievement for Samsung, given how popular the iPhone is in the United States. Most of us assumed that ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 8:21 AM

    Facebook has been rumored to release its own news application, and the social network did exactly that. The app is called Facebook Paper, and it will be available on the iPhone starting February 3, which is next Monday. There's no word on an Android client, at least not for now, and not in the initial press release. While you can better understand what Paper is by checking out the video below, expect it to bring you news, as well as information from your friends, in what appears to be a beautifully designed application. Structured in stories and sections, Paper will contain your News Feed ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 1:01 PM

    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c we've seen every US carrier fight a hard battle in offering the best deals possible to gain new iPhone customers. From gift cards, to discounts, to additional incentives, we've seen aggressive things can get. Still, if you thought the holiday discounts were good, there's a new one that's just unbeatable. Virgin Mobile has just announced that it's slashing the unsubsidized price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $459.99, which is down from the usual $649.99 that you'll see everywhere else. In the case of the 16GB iPhone 5c this is even sweeter at ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 10:57 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new tablet-compatible QX10 and QX100, and what that means for the camera lenses. BlackBerry is next as we go through its 10.2.1 update, and all the significant changes you look-out for. Nokia and Microsoft are next as rumors have Windows Phone 8.1 making a debut in a lot of Lumia devices during MWC. We later go through Apple's quarter results and how everything performed well, except the iPhone 5c. We end today's show by talking about Apple's patents for interchangeable lenses and the iPen. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 4:33 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c along with the iPhone 5s took the world by surprise, but not really a positive one. Most of us still can't understand why Apple launched a "budget iPhone" that's too expensive to compete with the budget market. As a result, Apple's quarter earnings call had something to say about the iPhone 5c, and it wasn't positive. According to Tim Cook, "the iPhone 5c was popular among first-time iPhone buyers, but not as popular as expected". It's clear that you don't need a degree in Rocket Science to prefer to buy an iPhone 5s for just an extra $100, and to stick with ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 3:27 AM

    After a four-year break, the iPhone is back on Megafon, Russia's second largest carrier, according to a recent Reuters report. The carrier announced that it has managed to sign a direct contract with Apple for supplying its smartphone, after failing throughout the years to guarantee volumes required by the manufacturer, according to unnamed sources. The deal between the two companies is a three-year agreement under which the carrier will buy various iPhone models from Apple, following Vimpelcom's example that signed a similar contract at the end of last year for the iPhone 5s and iPhone ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 5:35 PM

    A couple hours back we brought you some of the most recent mobile sales data, specifically looking at how Apple and Samsung fared with US smartphone sales over the course of the holiday season. Apple sure appeared to be the winner there, but what about some official numbers? Well, we are smack-dab in the middle of another earnings reports mini-season, and Apple is the latest company to share its numbers. Unsurprisingly, revenue is up, with this past quarter bringing in $57.6B, compared to $54.5B a year ago. Despite that growth, profits haven't budged, with both periods generating the same ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:03 PM

    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 9:18 AM

    Those running Android are familiar with the third party keyboard SwiftKey, whether they use it or not, whether we talk smartphones or tablets. Apparently, SwiftKey will make its way to the iPhone (and probably the iPad too), according to the latest from @evleaks. However, there appears to be a catch... iOS does not currently allow third party keyboard so the software bit hinted (read: leaked) here is called SwiftKey Note, which might as well be a note-taking application for Apple devices. There's no more information for the moment so we can't serve with anything specific, but the image ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 7:02 PM

    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 4:52 AM

    When Apple Maps turned out to be a fiasco in the early days, the company's CEO issued an apology letter at the end of September 2012, in which Tim Cook also suggested some alternatives to Apple's own solution. Among the recommendations, there was a line to "use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app". Soon after, Nokia made its own Here Maps available for iOS users; however, the app has been silently pulled. "We have made the decision to remove our HERE Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 ...

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  • by | December 26, 2013 1:12 AM

    20 million Taiwan Dollars -- which is, today, roughly $668,000 -- is the amount the Fair Trade Commission got Apple fined in Taiwan for, according to a statement on Wednesday. The reason for the fine is, according to the TFTC, Apple's interfering with pricing of mobile service providers and handset distributors. To be specific, article 18 of Taiwan's Fair Trade Act has been violated by Apple, who reportedly told Taiwan's three main operators exactly how much to sell iPhones for. Apple also reportedly asked also asked Chunghwa Telecom Co., Far Eastone Telecommunication Co. and Taiwan ...

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  • by | December 23, 2013 3:52 AM

    On December 6 we have heard about rumors of Apple striking a deal with the world's largest mobile operator, by users, China Mobile. Now Apple confirms the information via a press release, telling the world that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available on the Chinese carrier starting January 17, 2014. The deal is a "multi-year agreement" and the phones will be available both in operator retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China. "Apple’s iPhone is very much loved by millions of customers around the world. We know there are many China Mobile customers and ...

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