Happy Veteran's Day to all of our U.S. readers! The past weekend brought a score of little goodies, so we've managed to pick up all the little scraps that might have otherwise been left behind and assemble them for your reading pleasure on this fine Monday as we celebrate the brave men and women who have served in our military. We salute you!
Well, the MacBook Air didn't get much love during Apple’s recent events, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of deals to go around to get you the lightest, best laptop around. Maybe people aren’t throwing over their Airs for the newest, freshest model like they are for iPads, but that doesn’t mean you’re not ready to rock these bargains.
Happy iPad Air Day! The first day of November has arrived, and with it comes Apple's latest and greatest full-sized tablet, which is now available for sale in the U.S. and a wide range of other countries. The device has already caused online sellouts in Hong Kong and New Zealand, so there's no telling what kind of insanity would-be buyers will face when they head to their favorite retail store today. Be careful out there!
Apple has focused a lot on color with the release of its latest devices, and now MacRumors reports that Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has some fascinating information on how each color is faring. The results aren't as accurate as they could be, unfortunately, as factors like the "space gray" iPhone's overwhelming popularity stem partly from the shortages for the gold and silver varieties.
Smartphone aficionados always have a laundry list of requests for their next device, but last year’s iPhone 5 addressed a couple of the biggest lingering ones—4G LTE connectivity and a larger display—with great success. As is often the case with the middle “S” releases, there’s nothing on the iPhone 5s that immediately stands out next to such enhancements, but the Touch ID sensor is a stellar security tweak, the camera is better than ever, and everything moves a little snappier with the 64-bit A7 processor, which should yield even more impressive results as developers explore its possibilities alongside the new M7 motion coprocessor. No doubt, it’s the most feature-rich and powerful iPhone to date, but those without a pending upgrade or pressing need for new tech might resist the urge to splurge.
Rather than discount last year’s model with the introduction of the iPhone 5s, Apple opted to replace it—albeit with a gussied-up and slightly tweaked version. Indeed, the iPhone 5c packs nearly all of the same features and internal tech as last year’s iPhone 5, which makes it one heck of an excellent handset in almost every respect, from the glorious four-inch Retina display to the speedy 4G LTE service and stellar 8-megapixel camera.
The three-ring circus that always surrounds Apple's quarterly earnings report is once again behind us, paving the way for the debut of the iPad Air this Friday. Regardless of whether the financial results impressed or not, Apple appears to be marching to the beat of its own drummer, especially when referring to the iPhone 5c as a "mid-range" device rather than the entry-level device analysts assumed it would be. But enough about that, you're probably curious what else went down on Monday...
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.