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).
We may never know what the "C" actually stands for. There are any number of words that fit the description of the newest member of the iPhone line — the most obvious being "colorful," as used in its tagline — but Apple has been somewhat coy about its true meaning.
I have my own theory. I don't think the "C" stands for any of the words that have been bandied about. I think it's more abstract than an simple adjective, a word or words that speak to the iPhone 5c's importance and what it represents to Apple, something far more personal to its namers than appearance or price.
If you thought last year's iPhone 5 launch was spectacular with five million units sold, apparently splitting the product line into two new models is capable of nearly doubling that amount in a single weekend.
There's no question about it. We had our hottest story of ever this week with the release of iOS 7. The 90 tips and tricks documented here was so popular you readers CRUSHED our servers. So we'll lead off with that article for the two of you who missed it this week, but please go easy on us, okay?
We've got cases for your new iPhone, cases for your old iPhone, and everything in between. You like color? We've got color. You want protection, we've got protection. You want a refurb Mac Air, heck yeah, we got that. Suffice to say, we gotta little something for everyone.
iOS 7 is more than just a fresh coat of paint. Along with the new icons, lock screen and animations, Apple's revamped mobile operating system includes dozens of changes to the way we interact with our iPhones and iPads, from major new features to subtle enhancements that make navigation a whole lot easier. We've tracked down 90 of them, so fire up the new Notes app and get comfortable.
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.
Apple issued a press release to remind the world that there are new iPhones arriving this Friday, while the latest flagship iPhone 5s appears to have sold out almost immediately after preorders launch early in China.
Is the iPhone 5c selling as well as Apple might have hoped? After the first weekend of online preorders, the company's online store still has ample stock of the contract models which show Sept. 20, while the unlocked models vary depending upon color and capacity, with some variations slipping to a Sept. 25 ship date. And then there's Apple's complete silence, which is making investors nervous once again...
While Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile US have all started appealing to frequent smartphone buyers with early upgrade policies, Sprint has instead clung to its claims of being "truly unlimited" — until now, that is.