That's because the supposedly cheap iPhone 5C is, well, not really cheap. The 16GB model retails for $99 with a two-year service contract, and $549 without a subsidy. Tack on an additional $100 for the 32GB model.
The rationale for the iPhone 5C is that the more affordable model would better compete in markets where consumers don't sign contracts and pay an unsubsidized rate for … Read more
Apple gave you two new iPhones -- one with a futuristic fingerprint sensor -- and all you could muster up was a "yep, got it" reaction if early Twitter data gathered by social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon is any indication.
Crimson Hexagon looked at the sentiment data behind tweets about the Apple event and found that 73 percent of the more than 1.5 million tweets that trickled in during the past 24 hours were neutral, meaning a majority of people tweeting about the highly anticipated event were just merely passing along the news without sharing their … Read more
Apple's newest smartphone on the block -- the iPhone 5S -- packs a photographic punch in comparison to its predecessors. CNET Digital Imaging Senior Editor Lori Grunin breaks down all the technobabble that describes the bits and bobs behind the lens of the iPhone 5S, leaving only one photography-related matter on the table: sample pictures.
What good are megapixels, a larger aperture size, and all that other mumbo jumbo if they don't produce good results? Thankfully, Apple provided a big handful of sample pictures (including a panorama and True Tone dual LED flash) taken with the iPhone 5S for your viewing -- and judgment.… Read more
The docks appear to be identical in design, each with a Lightning-in and audio-out connections on the back, with an up-facing Lightning-in connector on front.
Each dock behaves as docks are wont to do, allowing you to charge, sync, play music, as well as conduct speaker phone calls while your iPhone rests in its cradle.
According to Apple's site, the 5S dock is compatible with the iPhone 5 and … Read more
Apple's iPhone brand is no stranger to competition, and the newest iteration of the handset, the 5S, is no exception.
Announced today during a press conference in Cupertino, Calif., the iPhone 5S features a new gold color option, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and improvements to the camera and flash.
But in an era when smartphones are getting faster, bigger, and more powerful, the iOS 7-touting device faces stiff competition from popular Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.
Take a look at the chart below to see how these three powerhouses compare against … Read more
Apple has unveiled its smartphone's latest weapon: a fingerprint reader it's calling Touch ID.
With its move, Apple could end up making the technology commonplace, as rivals might feel compelled to follow suit. It could be only a matter of time before passwords and passcodes are relegated to yesteryear.
In making the iPhone 5S one of the first mainstream smartphones in the Western market to include hardware security, Apple has not only declared war on passwords and weak security, but it has begun to reinvent the notion of device and online identity.
The iPhone 5S' fingerprint reader will … Read more
Apple's new iPhone 5S boasts plenty of fresh hardware, features, software, and speed. The company's step-down model, the iPhone 5C is no slouch, either, and comes in a stylish polycarbonate and colorful chassis. Indeed, despite its budget price, the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5 completely. Find out just how these new iPhone models fair when pitted head-to-head against Apple's venerable handset from last year.
Confirming much of the leaked information, Apple's new top-of-the-line device the iPhone 5S brings a new 64-bit A7 processor to the table. Indeed Apple claims that this new silicon makes … Read more
The smartphone, which comes in five colors and is made of plastic, will sell for $549 for a 16GB version or $649 for 32GB. With a two-year contract, the price drops to $99 and $199, respectively.
The unsubsidized pricing only gives users a $100 discount from the iPhone 5S contract-free pricing. For the 16GB version of that device, users pay $649 off contract.
The launch comes as Apple loses market share to rivals such as Samsung. As growth … Read more
After weeks of rumors, speculation, leaked photos, and parody videos, Apple's new iPhones have landed. As widely expected, the company announced two devices at its Tuesday morning event in Cupertino, Calif. -- the 5C and the 5S.
Like the iPhone 5, the budget 5C will sport a 4-inch display, as well as an A6 chip with "blazing-fast performance." The device has a plastic wraparound back and will come in five colors -- green, white, blue, red, and yellow -- with matchy-matchy screen wallpaper to complement the exterior. The 5C will retail for $99 for 16GB with a two-year contract or $199 for the 32GB version. … Read more