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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    We've heard the rumors of Apple bringing a default "In The Car" feature for iOS 7.1, which should be released in the next couple of weeks. This feature is part of Apple's Map features, which are still debatably bad when compared to Google Maps, but which Apple seems to plan to differentiate with enhanced navigation features. Now one thing that's interesting is that these features already exist on the current iOS 7.0.3, which is odd since developers already have access to iOS 7.1 beta. In the video bellow you'll notice that most, if not all of the features of iOS In The Car work perfectly ...

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    Even though Apple has been reluctant to adopt NFC as a standard, that doesn't change the fact that it has invested a lot in making payments mobile. We've seen it on its App and Music stores, and we've also seen how the company has automated your purchase process at any Apple Store. Touch ID has brought an additional secure element to your App Store purchases on the iPhone 5S, but it seems Apple is just getting started. In a recent interview with Tim Cook, he stated that "The mobile payments area in general is one we’ve been intrigued with. It was one of the thoughts behind Touch ID [...] ...

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    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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    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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    There's no denying that Samsung dominates the mobile space around the world, but the company hasn't really had that same consistent luck in beating Apple in the US. Samsung has sold more Galaxy phones than Apple has sold iPhones on more than one quarter, but it seems that doing so during the past holiday season wasn't possible. Counterpoint Research just shared its numbers and Apple's iPhone sales grew from 31% to a staggering 43% during the month of December. Samsung on the other hand actually lost marketshare, going from a 34% to just 30% during the same month. Analysts predict that this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile, along with all the details. Nokia is next as MWC is just around the corner, and the company has already sent out press invitations. We then talk about the Google Nexus 5 and some leaks of color options. We later cover the rumors of Swiftkey reaching iOS in a very interesting form. We end today's show talking about iOS 7.1, and how it will fix the home screen crashes on the iPhone 5s. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z1S available on T-Mobile, as Z1 Compact gets ...

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    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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    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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    While we haven't necessarily experienced it ourselves, iPhones running iOS 7 have been reportedly crashing and rebooting, generating a black/white screen of death; according to reports, it is basically the splash screen which is either black on white, or vice versa, depending on the hardware color of the phone itself. Talking about this with Mashable, Trudy Muller, an Apple spokesperson, said: "We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash". The fix is expected to be part of iOS 7.1, which is currently in beta version -- with its ...

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    As we heard on January 13, Beats Music has officially launched in the US today, with all of its 20 million tracks. For the moment, iPhone users have the advantage of using the service first, as the iOS client is already available to download. There are also links on Beats Music's home page for Google and Windows stores, but these lead to nowhere for the moment. The regular subscription goes for $9.99 per month but if you're on AT&T "you can get the Beats Music Family Plan with 5 accounts across 10 devices for $14.99/month. So everyone in your family can listen to what’s right for ...

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    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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    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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    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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    Last week, Motorola dropped an unexpected holiday surprise, and we saw the return of that killer $150-off deal for no-contract Moto X sales. This was the same offer Motorola attempted for Cyber Monday, and after that effort failed, brought the deal back for a couple days earlier this month. Seeing these savings arrive for a three-peat got me thinking about a couple different things. For one, based on the reaction I was seeing, that $150 makes a huge difference in the phone's appeal. At $500, you've got a lot of factors to weigh, but at $350, the Moto X is a tough deal to turn down. I also ...

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    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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