A lot of critics out there seem to think Apple has an iPhone problem. Apparently, sales of the trendsetting, outrageously profitable handset are poised to fall off a cliff sometime this year, when the new iPhone disappoints and everyone rushes to get an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4.
As far as I can tell, Apple doesn't have an iPhone problem — it has a numbering problem. Since last year brought a redesign, everyone with an opinion expects the 2013 model to be a letdown, a predictable, mid-cycle refresh with minor internal upgrades and few new bells or whistles. Based on little more than its name, you'd think the new iPhone is doomed to fail.
Apple loves to tout the beautiful design of the iPhone 5, from the anodized aluminum back to the diamond-cut chamfer. DSstyles has a different approach: cover the whole thing in Swarovski crystals. According to the official product certificate that comes with this case, it contains a total of 1,306 of the cut-glass crystals, and the design is eye-catching to say the least.
Apple's iPhone is finally coming to T-Mobile this Friday, and if you've been on the fence about dropping your existing iPhone carrier, the magenta network may have some extra incentive for you to do just that.
We're all the time showing you great deals on previously owned refurb models, but that doesn't mean we don't also find nice prices on brand spankin-new Apple gear too, as our Mac section will show. So if you like that new Mac smell, we've got it on tap for ya.
Deals you will fall in love with, that's what we promise you every week. Who says we have to wait until some half naked cherub shoots us full of arrows? We got the Apple love, and we got it bad. Now here's Dr. Deals to soothe what ails ya with some low cut prices.
Fans of near-field communication technology were bummed to discover that Apple still didn't embrace wireless payments for the iPhone 5, but other companies are racing to fill the NFC gap with solutions of their own.
CES is always a big show every year, even if it doesn't always produce much in the way of Apple or iOS news, but there was more than enough going on with Apple and its competitors. Amazon did a little something new with downloadable music, Russia made a giant iPhone model, and there was some confusion about cheap iPhones. Plenty more where this came from.
Apple continues to find ways to make the iPhone more accessible to cell phone users on a budget, teaming up with Walmart and Straight Talk to offer a no-contract handset with unlimited talk, text and data.
We hate to sound like a broken record, but with so many Mac users out there, these kinds of great refurb deals are an excellent chance for someone with a bum machine to pick up a killer deal. Plus with all the new iPhone and iPad buyers out there, people gotta have cases. Sure, we found a couple cool things in here not cases, didn't we? Well, you'll just have to read on to find out.