It looks like all those folks who've been camping out for the iPhone 5s might have the right idea, after all. Based on reports from numerous sources, the iPhone 5s appears to be suffering from limited inventory ahead of its launch. It's certainly believable, as even this morning reports were coming in that iPhone 5s preorders in China had depleted the available stock not long after they became available.
Apple issued a press release to remind the world that there are new iPhones arriving this Friday, while the latest flagship iPhone 5s appears to have sold out almost immediately after preorders launch early in China.
While Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile US have all started appealing to frequent smartphone buyers with early upgrade policies, Sprint has instead clung to its claims of being "truly unlimited" — until now, that is.
This week's hottest news story — duh — was the iPhone 5s and 5c, so our weekly wrap up of the hottest news is pretty much all iPhone all the way. So if you just got out of jail or you are waking from a coma or somehow or other you weren't near anything that broadcast what we call "news," then this one is for you. And if you like reliving Apple's latest and greatest unveiling, this one is also for you.
When the news broke earlier this week that we could start ordering the iPhone 5c online as of 12:01 a.m. PST this morning, it seemed only natural to assume that'd we'd be able to do the same for the iPhone 5s next Friday. Today in a mass e-mail, Apple confirmed that those suspicions were correct. The big difference, of course, is that you might as well just trying walking into the Apple Store if you want one on September 20.
The iPhone 5s might look a whole lot like the iPhone 5 it replaced, but under the hood it's a whole new animal. Speed and security is the name of the game, but there are plenty of little improvements to keep it ahead of its competitors. And if you still want your friends to know you're rocking the newest model, there are enough external changes to set it apart from last year's handset. Here's a look at the most exciting upgrades and enhancements coming with the iPhone 5s.
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.