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The United States Patent and Trademark office has recently granted Apple’s rights for the patent called “Systems and methods for ejecting removable modules from electronic devices". Or, in other words - for a new SIM card tray design. According to the Apple’s application, such a design will allow to retain and eject the SIM card using magnetic means instead of mechanical that are said to be inconvenient.
Best Buy is sure to announce another trade-in program for iPhone 5s and 5c customers on Friday, October 11th, TechnoBuffalo reports. If the information obtained by the site reporters is true, the offer will be launched October 13th.
According to the latest Canaccord report, Apple’s iPhone 5s is the top smartphone sold at all U.S. carriers. The plastic iPhone 5c comes in the second or third place, depending on a particular carrier.
According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:
Apple assures the bug will be fixed as soon as possible:
We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update. In the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.
Looks like all those who have problems with iMessage have to wait for another iOS update. iOS 7.0.3, by the way, is expected to be released next week.
Microsoft has launched
After close to one week of sales, we found that, overall, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco held the largest market share in the U.S. for iPhone 5s and 5c activations. This is to be expected given the size of their populations. However the real surprise was that San Francisco came in third. Considering San Francisco is actually the 11th largest market in the U.S., its status as a technology haven also, clearly, translates to a culture of early adoption.
We then looked at the distribution of the iPhone 5s and 5c for each of the cities. Again, San Francisco stood out, showing the strongest preference for the 5s over the 5c (85% vs. 15%) among the top 12 major U.S. cities. Philadelphia showed the lowest preference with 72%.
Virgin Mobile will soon carry the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - as well as the mid-priced plastic iPhone 5c. According to the carrier’s recent announcement on Twitter, both devices will be available starting from October 1st.
Tim Cook arrived at the Palo Alto University Apple Store on Friday morning, ahead of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch. According to people standing in a line, he greeted each person and then went on his way.
The U.S. government has recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to The Washington Post, this documents suggests that all the American wireless carriers should unlock all the devices they sell.
Sources at multiple U.S. carriers said that the inventory of the new phone is significantly less than expected.
“We will have grotesquely unavailable inventory,” was how one carrier source put it.
Another carrier confirmed 'extremely disappointing shipments' from Apple. However, it was stated that the demand for the iPhone 5s is likely to be slightly lower than expected. It seems the bright colors of the low-cost iPhone 5c have captured eyes of customers.
The new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will start selling in stores on September 20th at 8:00 a.m.
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.
Sprint makes the iPhone 5c a true lower-cost iPhone. One of the U.S. biggest carriers (after Verizon and AT&T) announced a $100 discount on any phone to those who switch to Sprint from other carriers. If to take into account the fact that the new iPhone 5c is available for $99 on a contact, it turns out one may get it for free!
Apple has revealed highly detailed schematics for its forthcoming iPhone 5s and 5c, so that the third-party case manufacturers can use them to design the accessories that doesn’t prevent from using all the smartphones’ features.
Having an idea about the internal components layout is very important.
While the iPhone 5c is known to have a polycarbonate body with a steel-reinforced frame that doubles as a multi-band antenna, the drawings show the design requires radio transparent windows at the top and bottom of the chassis.
All the schemes are published to Apple's Developer Center, so if you want to take a look at the full-sized images, here’s the