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).
It was a big week for WWDC news and we've got a few stories from that, but we figured there might have been a story here and there that slipped under the radar during the iOS 7 unveiling. So here's a few bites at the Apple news that slipped through your fingers. But worry not, we've recapped a few stories from one of Apple's biggest annual events.
While the jury is still out on how Microsoft did introducing its Surface tablets on Monday, the folks in Redmond appeared to fare much better with today's introduction of Windows Phone 8, the latest and greatest version of their smartphone operating system which will be released this fall. However, there's a bit of bad news for owners of existing Windows Phone 7.5 handset owners -- so read on and find out all about it as well as everything else making news for this Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
While iFixit tore apart the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display last week and quickly branded it as the least user-serviceable notebook they've ever seen, they still had one big component to get to: The Retina Display itself.
Well, that was fast -- mere hours after we reported Tuesday night that iFixit was busy dismantling a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the doctors already have a new patient on the table: The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
So here’s a curious thing: Head over to the Apple Online Store and stare at the main page for a moment or two. Notice anything different from yesterday? (Go ahead, look again… we’ll wait.) If you answered “no ‘new’ banner on the Mac Pro,” pat yourself on the back! Apparently Apple felt the heat from Mac Pro fans who were not amused by the not-so-new “refresh” and subsequently removed the “New” designation accordingly. But that’s not all we have for you today -- read on to find out everything else making news for this Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Apple rarely plays the specs game, particularly when it comes to its iOS devices. Sure, you’ll get a name for the processor and they’ll boast about pixels when it suits them, but talk about RAM or clock speed and there’s radio silence. However, according to one source, the iPad’s dirty little secret is its ever-increasing RAM usage.
We've only got one day to go until the iPhone 4S is officially in stores or on our door steps, but iFixit has already done an official tear down of the new phone. You already know that inside it's got an 1GHz Apple A5 dual-core processor, plus a dual-band radio chip and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. But what does that all look like, anyway?