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.
Do you use a passcode on your iPhone? Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller thinks you should, and even has a new feature on the iPhone 5S that will let you make iTunes purchases with the touch of a finger.
The iPhone 5S is not only real, it's the world's first 64-bit smartphone -- and to take full advantage of it, Epic Games will debut a conclusion to the Infinity Blade saga that's ready-made for the hardware.
With every new Apple event, fans of the click wheel-based iPod classic begin wringing their hands in anticipation of the fate of their favorite large-capacity music player -- could this be the year Cupertino finally puts it out to pasture?
It's one more rumorific round up of the news before next week's unveiling of the latest and greatest iPhone hardware. Will there be surprises? Should Apple pull a "one more thing"? And what about the iPad? Will we be seeing anything on that score soon? That and more in this week's speculative edition of The Week's Hottest news.
Last week we shared an image of what may be the actual fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S; today we bring you dubious photos of an alleged iPhone 5S box which seems to indicate a fingerprint scanner on the device itself. The images, leaked by Chinese site C Technology, appear to show that Apple's ditched the traditional encircled square for a gray ring around the home button's edge.