News tagged ‘iPhone 5’
According to the latest NPD report, Apple is sure to cut the production of the iPhone 5c by 35% and boost the production of the flagship iPhone 5s by 75% soon. Such changes are no doubt caused by poor sales of the plastic model in China and all over the world - people still prefer high-end 5s to less expensive 5c and this is probably a surprise for Apple.
All of a sudden, Apple has raised the prices of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in France. These strange changes have been made without any official announcements, moreover, the company from Cupertino hasn’t yet commented on such a price increase.
You probably know that the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - is currently outselling its plastic counterpart - iPhone 5c. According to a poll, conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) in September, the 5s has taken nearly 70% of Apple's overall smartphone sales.
Good news for those who hasn’t yet purchased the iPhone 5s - Apple's online store now displays shipping times of two to three weeks. With more than 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the launch weekend, the company from Cupertino had to push the shipping dates to “October”. And now, at last, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are said to become available within only two weeks.
Some iPhone 5s owners report about a "Blue Screen of Death" that reboots their devices each time they use Apple’s iWork suite. People began complaining about such a bug in September - right after the iWork apps became available for everyone.
iPhone 4S users complain about numerous problems with Broadcom Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller after the upgrade to iOS 7. Apple's support forums are currently overwhelmed with help requests and complaints connected with the abovementioned issues.
According to Crittercism (via
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 AllThingsD, Apple will officially unveil its new iPad 5 and probably a redesigned iPad mini with Retina display on Tuesday, October 22nd. The site experts claim that the media event can take place either at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or at Apple's Town Hall auditorium.
The fifth generation iPad is expected to feature a thinner, lighter design akin to the iPad mini’s and an improved camera. It will run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip. The second-generation iPad mini will be upgraded with a retina display and also see the A7 incorporated into its innards. It’s not clear whether Apple’s new iPads will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that recently debuted on the iPhone 5s, though that has been rumored.
Apple hasn’t neither confirmed, nor denied the information about new products’ launch yet.
Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:
iPhone 5s is a very successful device in both U.S. and international markets. In fact, it is so much popular among the customers that can possibly help the company from Cupertino boost the gross margins to incredible 40%. Well, this is at least what Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities predicts (via
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.
New iPhone 5c ads have appeared on the San Francisco’s billboards, bus stops, kiosks etc. recently. These large posters are of two designs - the first one simply shows the back shell of the plastic iPhone and the second one depicts a front bottom and rear top parts of the device.
Apple has recently added a ‘Tips and Tricks' section to its iPhone website. Here all users can grab useful information about the new iOS 7 features.
The three new pages - for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s - include sections devoted to photography, swipe gestures, FaceTime, Maps, Siri, Calendar, Music, Mail, Safari, AirPlay and Wireless, Settings, Compass, and Find My iPhone feature.
These pages are really helpful, especially if you’ve purchased the iPhone for the first time and have no idea of how to use it.