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.

  • by | November 28, 2013 2:31 AM

    It has become somewhat of a habit that every new iPhone sells better than its predecessor -- except the iPhone 5s, which really doesn't have a predecessor, or it is its own predecessor, if you will -- and that is exactly the case of the iPhone 5s. Apple told us this information, but we're always curious to see what third parties think, because, you know, company issues figures are, well, company issued. Fiksu is tracking the iPhone user base, among others, through its iOS SDK, and has concluded, as seen in the graphic above, that the iPhone 5s is already representing the largest part of ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3 reaching the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the US, and the software updates that are also arriving for the US-variant of the Galaxy Gear. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the full list of rumored specifications, and even the fact that there may be more than one phone. Nokia follows the news as the company has just released the budget-friendly Lumia 525. Motorola is next as we have more details on the wooden Moto X. We end today's show talking about the fact that Apple is finally meeting demand with the iPhone 5S. All this and ...

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  • by | November 26, 2013 5:33 PM

    When Apple first started sales of the iPhone 5S a couple months back, it could be tricky to get your hands on certain models. That gold finish in particular posed to be a difficult one to track down, but even the other color options weren't necessarily easy for everyone to find. We heard reports from analysts at the time which seemed optimistic that Apple could get its supply issues worked out by the holiday season. With that right on our doorstep now, a new report attempts to confirm that prediction: that Apple's finally gotten on top of iPhone 5S availability. An analyst's survey of US ...

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  • by | November 23, 2013 3:20 AM

    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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  • by | November 12, 2013 9:00 PM

    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy Note 3 or a Google Nexus 5, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there’s a lot to choose from. Most of us would even agree that the smartphones that have been launched in the last six months are dramatically superior in many areas, when compared to previous times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Fall 2013. It’s been a very ...

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  • by | November 9, 2013 8:43 AM

    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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  • by | November 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to Google Apps for Android, which brings some of the KitKat updates that Nexus 5 owners are enjoying. Speaking of Nexus 5, there are complaints of a poor speaker and poor camera, and Google talks about it. We later talk about Sony as the company has laid down its plans for Android 4.3 and 4.4 to its Xperia line-up. Apple follows the news as the Cupertino kids might be working on launching more than one iPhone in 2014. We end today's show by talking about Samsung's ISOCELL cameras and foldable displays. All this and more ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 8:28 AM

    According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple will be increasing its smartphone and tablet production capacities with the help of new suppliers. The information comes from unnamed sources that claim the Cupertino-based company will be adding new Asian contract manufacturing partners in order to help production meet demand. The Taiwan-based Wistron Corp. will start producing the iPhone 5C later this year; the company is already making phones for BlackBerry and Nokia, says the report. Compal Comm -- manufacturer also for Lenovo, Nokia, and Sony -- will start assembling the iPad ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about as we talk about Nokia's Refocus app and what this means to current Lumia smartphones. Apple's iPhone 5S is next as the company is already recalling certain units with battery issues for a free replacement. The Amazon smartphone is next as we keep talking about a motion-tracking phone. The Samsung Galaxy S5 follows, as we didn't get the number wrong, the device is already getting leaked with both good and bad news. We end today's show talking about Google Glass 2, and what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia details ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 4:54 AM

    Despite the fact that the iPhone 5S is supposed to have better battery life than its predecessor, a small number of units are exhibiting extreme battery draining issues. This is, according to Apple, due to a manufacturing defect, and only affects a minor portion of devices. An Apple spokesperson said that the company “recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life". Apple is replacing affected units at no cost. “We are reaching out to customers with ...

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  • by | October 28, 2013 5:37 PM

    Despite a few misgivings about how the iPhone 5C may be doing, Apple's recent sales have seemed to be extremely strong, and the iPhone 5S launch went over like hotcakes. But just how crazy good has Apple's business actually been doing? Today, the company's latest quarterly figures are out, ready for us to start digging through. Let's start with a little context. Over this period last year, Apple had revenue of around $36 billion, and of that made an $8.2 billion profit. For the same quarter this year, Apple brought in $37.5 billion, though now only sees $7.5 billion in profit. Still, those ...

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  • by | October 28, 2013 12:43 PM

    For the past several weeks, we've been hearing a lot of chatter about the iPhone 5C, and how it may not be living up to expectations. First there was word that Apple had moved to scale-back production of the 5C, only churning out half as many units as it previously had been. That general idea was later reinforced by a separate Wall Street Journal report, but that one disagreed on the specifics, claiming that Apple has instead slowed-down production of the 5C by closer to twenty percent. As we continue to try and get a more solid read on just how Apple's new smartphones are doing, new ...

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  • by | October 26, 2013 1:10 AM

    “I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There’s zero benefit a consumer gets from that”, said Qualcomm’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Anand Chandrasekher, with regards to the new Apple A7 chip running on 64 bits inside the iPhone 5S. There are split opinions out there concerning the chip itself, but it looks like Qualcomm reassigned Chandrasekher. A week after this statement the company said publicly that "the comments made by Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO, about 64-bit computing were inaccurate"; after all, Qualcomm itself will be shortly moving ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's record quarter results, and the fact that their high-end phones aren't their highest contributor. We then talk about some leaked documents from Best Buy that claim that the Galaxy Gear is getting returned in alarming rates. The LG G Flex is up next as we have more leaks that talk about US variants and specifications. The iPhone 5S and 5C take the spotlight next as studies talk about bad sensitivity in the display. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 and its possible release date, along with reports that an LTE ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    We don't ask very much from the systems controlling touch input on our smartphones. They need to be low-latency and accurate – beyond that, it's up to the processor to make sense of those inputs, and the GPU to display any appropriate output on-screen. But so long as touch controllers hit those two notes, we're good to go. Unfortunately, it looks like the latest iPhones may not be quite as accurate with recording touches as they could be, at least according to the research done by OptoFidelity. The company used an automated system to test touchscreen accuracy, employing a ...

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