As hard as it may be to believe, all of the hubbub that surrounded the release of the iPhone 5s now stands over a month behind us. Apple's flagship smartphone and its colorful sidekick the iPhone 5c are now firmly on their way to burrowing their own niche in Apple's landscape, but how many of Apple's users have the devices actually reached? As MacRumors reports, Localytics has some fascinating information for us in that regard.
Oh, BlackBerry, you've done it again! The smartphone maker formerly known as Research in Motion has penned an open letter published in major news outlets around the globe to reconfirm that it's not going anywhere — but will it be enough for faithful users to stick it out until the company can reverse its downward slide? Sure, it can say whatever it likes, but users will need to see real results or continue to defect to the iPhone or Android. Read on to find out more, including the fate of the BBM app...
There's been one big question about the iPhone 5c that's been nagging at investors and consumers since it first made its appearance last month — just how well is it selling? We've long seen that the device is available almost everywhere where the iPhone 5s isn't partly because of the sheer numbers produced, but as AllThingsD reports, new research from Consumer Intelligence Research suggests that the story's even trickier than that.
Happy Columbus Day to American readers, and happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian neighbors! It's already the middle of October and a relatively quiet weekend on the tech front, but if the rumor mill is to be believed, we'll have one more round of Apple product announcements before the month is out to get us through the 2013 holiday season. So without further ado, here's what's making news over the weekend...
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.
Owners of Microsoft Windows systems are quite familiar with the dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSOD) on their PCs, but have you ever seen it on a smartphone? The swanky new iPhone 5s may be resurrecting that old menace.
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….
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.