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The Cost of the iPhone 5s and 5c Components





We all know that the iPhone 5s is an expensive device. Well, the iPhone 5c - which was earlier for some inexplicable reason called ‘the cheap iPhone’ - is expensive as well. And how much money does it take to manufacture these gadgets?


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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013. 1:04

Pre-order period opens for 24 carat gold iPhone 5S



Goldgenie opens pre-orders of the new version of iPhone 5S, made of 24 carat gold.

There are five different styles available for purchase: Swarovski Style Bezel Top and Bottom Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel and Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel Elite, Elite, and Edition.

This is a new image of iPhone 5S, recently presented by Apple. It boasts Swarovski crystals on its sides, top, bottoms and logo embellished in either 24 CT. Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. The iPhone 5S is SIM free and factory unlocked, so it is compatible with any network around the world.


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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 1:03

Here's how much unlocked iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C cost



According to Apple the US prices for unlocked models are the same as they were for iPhone 5:

  • iPhone 5S 16Gb: $649
  • iPhone 5S 32Gb: $749
  • iPhone 5S 64Gb: $849

iPhone 5C is a bit cheaper:


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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 23:44

The iPhone 5S - First Look



Apple has just unveiled it’s new flagship device - iPhone 5S. As expected, it features a brand-new A7 processor, which is said to be five times faster than the previous one, an improved camera and a widely rumored fingerprint sensor that is, by the way, called Touch ID.


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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 23:21

Live Blog: presenting iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and other new gadgets




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Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 Found



A hacker named winocm claims he has a binary that can perform an untethered jailbreak of the iOS 6.1.3. This announcement has been spotted on Twitter today.


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iPhone 5C to make Apple the market leader in China



According to Katy Huberty, analyst from Morgan Stanley, Apple may become market leader on Chinese smartphone market thanks to iPhone 5C launch.

The report of the analyst is based on recent AlphaWise survey among 2,000 Chinese mobile phone owners.

Have a look at the findings:

Consumers' interest rate in iPhone will remain high is Cupertino company continues its high-end strategy

● 23% of potential smartphone buyers are ready to purchase the iPhone. The figure has risen from 19% in January 2013.
● Apple gets a higher brand-loyalty rate than any other smartphone producer.


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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 16:44

Apple to launch graphics card replacement program for iMacs



According to information provided by 9to5Mac, Apple is starting a replacement program for the graphics card used in some mid-2011 iMacs.

Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

In order to get the graphic card replaced the serial number of your iMac should finish with one of the following groups (for example, xxxxxxxxDHJQ):
● DHJQ, DHJW, DL8Q, DNGH, DNJ9, or DMW8
● DPM1, DPM2, DPNV, DNY0, DRVP, DY6F, F610

The video below describes the graphics issue. If you own one of the Macs models mentioned above, the AMD graphics card will be replaced for free for three years from the computer's purchase date. If the card is already replaced at your expense, you may get  refund.




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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 1:00

Talks between China Mobile and Apple Seem to be Over Soon



Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple seem to be successful, Reuters reports. Both sides are interested in reaching an agreement, so the talks, which began in 2011, may be soon over.


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Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 19:09

iPhone 5S to Feature a Golden Back Shell and 128GB of Memory?



KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:

We also forecast the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to offer greater differentiation from iPhone 5.


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Friday, August 16th, 2013. 23:52

ITC bans older Samsung devices



The International Trade Commission ruled that some older Samsung devices will receive an import ban for infringing on Apple patents.

The import band can be eliminated within 60 days by President's veto, so President Obama has possibility to veto the ban as he did with Apple's one. Among Samsung devices that infringe the patent of  scrolling behavior and headphone jacks, there are many launched in 2010/2011, such as the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 18:53

Old iPad mini vs New Nexus 7



Google has recently released its new Nexus 7 - a budget tablet, which costs only $229 for the version with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. But can this device compete with the iPad mini, released in October 2012? Let’s find out.


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 17:16

AT&T is bringing 4G to new markets



It was announced today that since now 7 markets will be boasting 4G LTE thanks to AT&T new program. The American carrier has already covered 336 with this new technology.  Four of the newly launching  markets were announced before as coming by the "end of the summer."
This is the list of the 7 lucky markets
●Vallejo-Vacaville, CA (420,757)
●New London County, CT (274,170)
●Merced, CA (262,305) (July 24, 2013) [Pre-announced]
●Sussex County, DE (200,330)
●Columbia, MO (168,535) [Pre-announced]
●Troy, AL (18,033) [Pre-announced]
●Greenville, AL (7,228) [Pre-announced]

52 new markets were coved by the carrier in June and 44 new markets in July and there are about 400 markets all over the world yet to establish 4G LTE.
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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 23:34

Google is launching Nexus 7



On July 24th Google is holding an event in San Francisco, where it is likely to show an upgraded NExus 7 tablet. It was rumored that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are about to get stock of the device on July 20th and they are offering sales on the current versions.

Thanks for 9to5Google, the photos of the next Nexus 7 tablet are revealed. It is claimed that the manufacturer of the device is ASUS and it comes in 16GB and 32GB models. The tablet has two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony.

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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 2:23