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.
It's the week of glitches, rush jobs, security breaches, and the voice behind the curtain--or at least behind the little round button we call Home. Who got hacked, who dropped the ball, and why don't levels work like they're supposed to? And did you get my text? I sent it like an hour ago….
While the iPhone 5s may be old news to some of us, others haven't been as fortunate, especially for potential buyers looking for certain colors (gold comes to mind) or larger-capacity models. As you'll discover from today's recap, there's now a tool for helping find available stock in a town near you, so let's cut right to the chase and tell you all about it...
The last weekend of September will probably live in infamy for viewers of the series finale of Breaking Bad, but there was plenty of other stuff happening at the same time, and some of it even relates to Mac and iOS. Why, just take a look at today's weekend recap, which will give you some idea of what you might have missed while you were glued to the television screen...
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
The new iPhones have been on sale for almost a week now, but only for those who patronize the nation's four largest carriers. Thankfully, that appears to be changing next week, with regional carriers being added to the mix.
Sure, having iMessage on the Android platform would certainly be a coup for Apple, allowing iOS users to chat absolutely free with their Google-loving friends and colleagues. But don't expect it to ever happen — judging from this week's quick exit of the bogus iMessage Chat app from the Google Play store, maybe Google itself doesn't want it to happen. Read on to find out more...
Research firm IHS is at it again, this time tearing down the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in order to see how much they cost Apple to make (at a minimum). Despite the appearance of that snazzy new camera, even with that powerful new A7 chip, it still costs Apple less to build the iPhone 5s than the iPhone 5 (to say nothing of the 5c).
Oh, Microsoft… you're back at it again with a new generation of Surface tablets, but we can only imagine that buyers will forget all about them when Apple unveils its next iPad, presumably at a media event next month. But kudos to the Windows maker for adopting the old saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again…"
If you thought last year's iPhone 5 launch was spectacular with five million units sold, apparently splitting the product line into two new models is capable of nearly doubling that amount in a single weekend.