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.
When the news broke earlier this week that we could start ordering the iPhone 5c online as of 12:01 a.m. PST this morning, it seemed only natural to assume that'd we'd be able to do the same for the iPhone 5s next Friday. Today in a mass e-mail, Apple confirmed that those suspicions were correct. The big difference, of course, is that you might as well just trying walking into the Apple Store if you want one on September 20.
It may be an unlucky day according to the calendar, but those waiting anxiously to get their hands on one of the new iPhone 5c smartphones can now at least virtually slap down their credit card and preorder one now.
T-Mobile's apparently taking its new relationship with Apple quite seriously, as reported by MacRumors. Today the wireless carrier announced its plans for the upcoming iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s, with the former available for no down payment and the latter available with a down payment of $99.
With the unveiling of the iPhone 5s and 5c, our real deals today are focused on cases that will work with the flagship product that Cupertino loves so much. Some of these are for your 5s (get a new phone, get a new case is our motto) while there are actually some 5c cases already ready on the market. So have these babies at the ready when your new handset gets to your hot little hands. And finally get yourself some orange for your iPhone 5c. It's the missing color!
Anyone who's ever tracked an online iPhone order has probably seen their device ship from Shenzhen, China and make its way around the globe — but have you ever wondered how Apple manages millions of them at once?
It remains to be seen how the new iPhone 5c will fare with consumers, but analysts and Wall Street investors appear to be joining a chorus of journalists who have already given a thumbs down to the handset, strictly because it's not as low-priced as they'd imagined it might have been. If that's not a head scratcher, we don't know what is, but we can only imagine come next Friday, Sept. 20 there's going to be an awful lot of folks walking out of retail stores with an iPhone 5c in their hands...
Following yesterday's announcements of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, Apple updated its YouTube page with product videos that show the products in action for the first time. (Well, at least without the stain of rumors surrounding them.) Be sure to check them out, as they're a nice visual complement to the articles we wrote during the announcement.
Sure, we all know Apple introduced two new iPhones on Tuesday along with a set of silicone cases, but did you know you can now get AppleCare+ for your iPod classic? Or that Cupertino is back in the dock accessory business?
If you ask me, Apple doesn't have an innovation problem. If anything, it has a delivery problem.
Steve Jobs may have instilled Apple's executives with his design philosophies, but there's one thing he couldn't pass on: showmanship.
Whenever he walked onstage, you could feel Jobs' cadence, from his rhythmic pacing to punctuated speech. Like a great concert, it never felt rehearsed, but he hit every mark with precision. There have been plenty of great Apple products unveiled when Jobs wasn't on the stage--iMac G5, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iOS 7, even today's iPhone 5S--but despite the jokes and cheers, it never feels quite like it used to, when the lights dimmed and the master appeared.