Posts tagged with: iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is one name rumors have assigned to Apple's next-gen smartphone. Expected to be announced sometime during the summer of 2013, the 5S may be a hardware refresh of the iPhone 5, keeping the same general dimensions, build, and screen size.

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    Three countries in Europe are now "trading up with installments" with anticipation that more will be on the way. Apple's new combined trade-in and financing program is no longer exclusive to the US — if only for a limited time. France, Italy and Spain are the latest territories to roll-out the scheme, all with the same promise: give your working iPhone (4s or later) in good condition and you'll pay less for an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus over 24 months. Unlike the US version of the program that is backed by Citizens One Financing, there's interest on these programs. Over in ...

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    Chalk another loss up for Apple. And the FBI. Around the same time that the agency ordered the iPhone manufacturer to assist in decrypting an iPhone 5c that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings, Los Angeles police were able to source a "forensic cellphone expert" to crack into an iPhone 5s that belonged to the wife of actor Michael Jace. He's accused of murdering her back in May of 2014. In a search warrant obtained and reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, investigators wanted to support their claim that both husband and wife, April, were arguing "about their relationship". ...

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    While many iFans might deem the aftermath of Apple’s latest earnings call a massive overreaction from people habituated to making easy money without taking risks, the signs that suggest the Cupertino juggernaut will not return to form anytime soon continue to pile up. The iPhone 7 is still a little ways down the road, the OG Apple Watch can only maintain sales momentum with profit margin-shrinking discounts, and the iPhone SE simply doesn’t look like a mainstream blockbuster. Thus, you shouldn’t be shocked to hear market researchers and “sources from Taiwan’s handset supply ...

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    In case you weren’t aware, Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8, save the date), and hip moms out there are probably expecting a little more than flowers this year. Luckily, T-Mobile comes to your rescue with a bunch of time-limited smartphone deals, and there’s something to be had for every budget. Looking to spare no expense, and get one of the world’s best Android phablets from the “Uncarrier”? Magenta will hook you up with an instant $60 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 discount after promo code DEAL60, also letting you pair the S Pen-capable 5.7-incher with a half off Galaxy Tab A ...

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    On its face, the earnings conference call was a cordial one for Apple. But it was sure interesting listening to investors from major institutions simultaneously kowtow to CEO Tim Cook while hounding him for specific reasons as to why quarterly earnings fell for the first time since 2003. And yet, there was more behind the 13 percent drop than you know. While iPhone unit sales have dropped 16 percent to 51.2 million, iPad sales declined 19 percent to 10.25 million. Mac sales fell by 9 percent to 4 million units. We should note that the figures don't reflect products introduced this ...

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    Consider this the other side of a proverbial coin that must always translate into the highest possible profits for the world’s most valuable brand. Apple doesn’t know the meaning of the word “generosity”, very recently discounting the iPhone family in Japan as local currency strengthened, and before that slashing iPrices in India of certain newer models while axing older, still popular handhelds. With the low-cost 4s and 5c out of the way, Cupertino probably thought its India-based fans would pay however much it took to get their hands on the sizzling hot iPhone SE. Only the ...

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    Back in February, when Apple and the FBI were still gearing up to face off in a court battle over the extent to which Apple could be compelled to assist the agency in its efforts to break into a secured smartphone, Apple scored a separate victory on a similar case in a New York court. There, the judge ruled that the government's attempt to force Apple's assistance relied on an overly broad interpretation of the All Writs Act. The feds didn't like the sound of that, and have since appealed the ruling to a higher court. Today Apple filed its response to that action, and the language the ...

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    Could an iPhone SE be the billionth iPhone that Apple will sell? Bookies can take your bets over there. In the meantime, RBC Capital Markets investor Amit Daryanani has put out a note that has found the light in Apple's rather played out store sell-out. Where you still see iPhone 5s sales — even though Apple has stopped those in the US — in combination with iPhone SE sales, Daryanani expects that 40 million four-inch iPhones will be sold globally. 15 million of those are forecast to be iPhone SEs that will generate revenue up to $6.8 billion for the company on gross margins of about 35 ...

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    It’s the same old story we're almost too familiar with. No matter what type of upgrades new iPhones or iPads bring to the table, Apple gets richer and richer with every unit sold. Even the tech giant’s most affordable gadgets yield massive profits, offsetting a fairly disappointing box-office start. As you know now that the iPhone SE has been torn down and rigorously inspected under the hood twice, many of its components seem to be borrowed from past generations, thus greatly reducing production costs. How greatly? A preliminary estimate by IHS puts the so-called bill of materials ...

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    It didn’t take long for a group of skilled and resourceful engineers to pry open the newly released iPhone SE and give us a quick look under the hood, confirming what everyone kind of already suspected. This is by no means an entirely “new” device, recycling a number of key components from the ancient iPhone 5s, as well as last year’s 6s. And yes, describing the 2016 4-incher as a 6s mini seems largely accurate. But oddly enough, the SE appears to borrow something else from the 5s besides the overall design language and form factor. The two are just as tricky to fix for ...

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    An iPhone 5s rehashed on the outside but substantially improved under the hood. An iPhone 6s in 5s clothing. The iPhone 6s mini. Those all seemed like valid characterizations of the iPhone SE at a first glance, and taking a closer look at the new 4-incher’s internals confirms its myriad of 5s and 6s similarities. One thing the SE isn’t however is a 5s clone. There are plenty of post-2013-manufactured components on the table, starting with an SK Hynix 2GB LPDDR4 memory chip the teardown specialists over at Chipworks believe is the same the iPhone 6s uses. The iPhone SE clearly borrows ...

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    The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Well, perhaps “all” is a bit of a stretch, since Apple’s newest 4-inch iPhone very much resembles the old one, failing to even come close to the pre-order numbers of the 6s, 6 or 5s back in the day. Still, there are plenty of folks at least curious about the iPhone SE, its fairly enticing US pricing structure, and any discounts and deals that Cupertino might have in store to further increase the diminutive handheld’s mainstream appeal. Enter T-Mobile, the first American carrier (or rather “Uncarrier”) to announce such ...

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    It sounds like an honest mistake even tech-savvy iFans could fall victim to. After all, without prying open the hood of the “new” iPhone SE or checking its benchmark scores and details, anyone might look at the 4-incher and vigorously argue they’re dealing with the old 5s. Not only do the two sport identical screens, but their physical dimensions, including bezels, are all the same, they both tip the scales at roughly 110 grams, and they’re extremely similarly constructed. You know what’s even more similar, though? Two iPhone 5s units. Any sane person with reasonably reliable ...

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    Apple has never been in the business of selling ancient gear for pennies, and thus cater to its most cash-strapped fans. Instead, essentially every new iPhone and iPad makes an old one go away, with limited spots apparently in the iRoster at any given time. Obviously, that goes double for the iPhone SE, which resembles the 5s a little too much on the outside while packing exclusively 6s internals. In order for the iPhone 5s to cohabit with its long overdue sequel, Cupertino needed to significantly bring the former’s price down. Like, massively down. Like, to $300 tops. That always seemed ...

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    With each passing day, we get closer to the formal introduction of the first 4-inch iPhone in two and a half years, and though we still haven’t seen the “SE” in the flesh, we already know all there is to know about it. Granted, we don’t want to rule out last-minute surprises, but one of the most reputable Apple-centric publications has just re-checked with its sources, corroborating everything that’s been revealed of late. Most definitely branded iPhone SE, the handheld was conceived as a “heavily upgraded” 5s, not an “iPhone 6s mini”, which is the main reason for the ...

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    Unfazed by criticism regarding constant aesthetical repetition, Apple is most likely cooking up a trio of old iPhone clones. The compact SE, aka 5se, should go official in less than two weeks with the same overall form factor, shape, curves and edges as the ancient 5s, while the 7 and 7 Plus are expected in the fall with slightly slimmer profiles than the 6s and 6s Plus. Granted, there’s still plenty subject to last-minute change, since we haven’t actually seen any of the upcoming iPhones in the flesh. Not even the one that’s literally days away from a formal announcement. It’s ...

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    It’s certainly unusual for something other than upcoming hardware to make the Apple-related headlines in advance of a company press event expected to bring a new iPhone, “iWatch”, and iPad to light. But clearly, device encryption controversies generated by Tim Cook’s refusal to comply with a court order in the highly publicized San Bernardino case will have a greater impact on the industry than the name of the long overdue 4-inch iPhone 5s successor. Also, it’s probably important for a lot of iFans to know exactly what might happen down the line if they decide to repair an iPad ...

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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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    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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    From licking a frozen pole to sticking a fork in an outlet, there are countless bad ideas people can tell you that you absolutely, 100% should not try – and someone's going to try them anyway. In the smartphone world, that extends to things like putting your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in backwards – at least on the original hardware. Today we've got another of these warnings to share with you, as we learn about an iOS bug that makes it way too easy to seriously disable your iPhone. Users report that disabling automatic timekeeping and manually setting your phone's date to January 1, 1970 ...

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    Right now, India's got the second largest smartphone market around, so if you're a manufacturer looking to expand your operation, the country's users are a prime target. And while Apple may be a huge brand over here in the States, so far the company has yet to make a significant impact on Indian smartphone sales, currently only enjoying about a two-percent share of the market. Recently, though, we've seen signs that Apple is interested in seriously stepping up its efforts in the nation, including heavily discounting older models and pushing to get its first retail stores opened up. While ...

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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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    There’s been a steady stream of rumors coming in with regard to Apple’s alleged first 4-inch iPhone in close to three years, but it’s all turned to a furious avalanche now, as the name changes… again, and multiple sources claim to have seen the 5se, 5e, 6c or 7c in the flesh in pre-release prototype form. Add the no doubt educated guesses of famous and infamous financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to the equation today, as the unnamed “4-inch iPhone” is practically guaranteed to go official during the first half of the year, but with limited box-office hit potential due to not enough ...

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    It’s no longer a question of “if”, but rather “when” and, well, “what”. Also, “why”, for some people, although many feel there’s definitely still a market for a diminutive iPhone, especially if priced significantly below the 6s and 6s Plus. At only 4 inches in diagonal, you’d think that would absolutely be the case, yet it’s possible the iPhone 5se will borrow a number of features from the 6s duo, thus needing to charge compact handheld lovers an arm and a leg. Then again, anything’s possible at the moment, including 6c or 7c names, and an A8 chip and 8MP ...

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