Happy iOS 7 Day! In just a few short hours, we'll all be crushing Apple's servers by updating the operating system on our iPhones, iPod touches and iPads with a fresh new user interface -- assuming we don't send the internet to its knees in the process, that is. Let's celebrate the occasion with a handful of stories you might have missed yesterday!
Apple really wants you to know that the iPhone 5s has a smokin' good camera, and to prove it, the Cupertino giant teamed up with Burberry to shoot the fashion label's video for its Spring/Summer 2014 show entirely on the iPhone 5s. The video from yesterday's event runs for 15 minutes, although Burberry also released individual photos and short video clips on its Instagram account earlier in the week.
Ever since the announcement of iTunes Radio earlier this year, commentators have tended to describe it as an Apple-branded version of Pandora with some elements of Spotify thrown in. But according to a recent report from Cnet, there may be more to it than that. Rather than relying on an algorithm to create song suggestions (in the matter of Pandora), Apple plans to hire musical experts to perfect their own take on streaming Internet radio.
It looks like all those folks who've been camping out for the iPhone 5s might have the right idea, after all. Based on reports from numerous sources, the iPhone 5s appears to be suffering from limited inventory ahead of its launch. It's certainly believable, as even this morning reports were coming in that iPhone 5s preorders in China had depleted the available stock not long after they became available.
It's not in the App Store quite yet, but the latest major release of "read later" app Instapaper is queued up and ready to go alongside the release of iOS 7 this week, and here's a peek at what to expect.
Mean-spirited ads from both Microsoft and Samsung directed at Apple have become something of the norm as of late, but today Microsoft released a series of questionable videos on YouTube that touched a nerve that extended far beyond the Apple faithful. The series, called "A fly on the wall in Cupertino," was quickly pulled after a barrage of outrage and mockery across multiple social networks.
This week's hottest news story — duh — was the iPhone 5s and 5c, so our weekly wrap up of the hottest news is pretty much all iPhone all the way. So if you just got out of jail or you are waking from a coma or somehow or other you weren't near anything that broadcast what we call "news," then this one is for you. And if you like reliving Apple's latest and greatest unveiling, this one is also for you.
The new iPhones are here! Well, not quite — but those looking to buy one of the new candy-colored iPhone 5c models can at least preorder on Friday, and presumably will have the device in hand come Sept. 20, when the rest of us can wander into a retail store and buy one. If you're preordering, drop us a line in the comments and let us know which color and storage capacity you're laying down cash for!
In a move that should surprise no one, Samsung announced today in an interview with the Korea Times that its next Galaxy smartphones would also feature 64-bit chips. The news comes on the heels of Apple's announcement on Tuesday that the iPhone 5S would have an A7 chip, and that it would be the first 64-bit smartphone processor on the market.
After the announcement of the iPhone 5s' fingerprint detector, jokes abounded on Twitter and throughout much of the rest of the Internet about how the NSA was going to document everyone's fingerprints with the device. According to the Wall Street Journal, at least, it may not come to that. According to an unnamed spokesman at Apple, the fingerprint detector won't actually record images of your fingerprints.