A week of praise for the iPhone 5s and a week of blame for it both. And it looks like a distributor has a great tradeback deal in the works, so if you were hesitant about a new handset, this could be your ticket. Plus a great Cupertino employee moonlights for an iconic brand. That and more behind the curtain.
Never mind the fact that the iPhone 5s is still hard to find for many Americans -- the show must go on, and Apple has a schedule to keep, starting on Oct. 25 when the latest handsets touch down in more than 25 new countries.
There's no guarantee that another Apple event is on the way for next Tuesday, but assuming there is, journalists should start receiving invitations sometime today. What's on deck? Only those in Cupertino know for sure, but with OS X Mavericks now gold master, a release is surely imminent, and isn't it about time for that new Mac Pro as well? And don't be surprised if a new iPad (or two) shows up as well… You know, assuming there's actually anything planned for Oct. 15 in the first place….
In all of the fuss over the dazzling success of the iPhone 5s, there's been a persistent rumor circulating around that Apple's iPhone 5c has been a comparative failure owing to its near ubiquitous availability. But according to sales figures from Canaccord from September that surfaced in Fortune today, that apparently isn't the case. Indeed, based on their findings, the iPhone 5c is even holding its own against Apple competitors like Samsung and Google.
The 2013 holiday season hasn't kicked off yet, but it's already a great time to buy an iPhone 5c as retailers attempt to undercut each other with deals that allow buyers to nab a phone for as low as $45 up front.
While the iPhone 5s may be old news to some of us, others haven't been as fortunate, especially for potential buyers looking for certain colors (gold comes to mind) or larger-capacity models. As you'll discover from today's recap, there's now a tool for helping find available stock in a town near you, so let's cut right to the chase and tell you all about it...
The last weekend of September will probably live in infamy for viewers of the series finale of Breaking Bad, but there was plenty of other stuff happening at the same time, and some of it even relates to Mac and iOS. Why, just take a look at today's weekend recap, which will give you some idea of what you might have missed while you were glued to the television screen...
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
The new iPhones have been on sale for almost a week now, but only for those who patronize the nation's four largest carriers. Thankfully, that appears to be changing next week, with regional carriers being added to the mix.
Research firm IHS is at it again, this time tearing down the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in order to see how much they cost Apple to make (at a minimum). Despite the appearance of that snazzy new camera, even with that powerful new A7 chip, it still costs Apple less to build the iPhone 5s than the iPhone 5 (to say nothing of the 5c).