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.
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.
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?
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.
There may have been a handful of people still holding out hope that Apple was going to shock the world with an all-new iPhone 6, but for the vast majority of us, the 5s is exactly what we expected. As much as we'd like to see a redesigned iPhone every 12 months, it's an unrealistic timetable for a company that pays such tremendous attention to every detail.