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Localytics has published a new report that claims San Francisco to be the best selling location for the iPhone 5s while in general the gap between iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales is dwindling.
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%.
The iOS blockbuster - Infinity Blade III - has been updated with some tweaks for iPhone 5s and a bunch of other features. Below you may take a look at the list of improvements:
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.
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?
According to the latest Localytics report, iPhone 5s is more popular in China than the iPhone 5c. And this is strange, since all the analysts have predicted that the colorful iPhone 5c - not his high-end brother - would become the leader of the market in this country.
RatedRR puts the iPhone 5s through a Slow-Mo Torture Test, subjecting it to dirt, concrete, water, and 50 cal bullets. Let's watch:
Apple has posted the September 10th iPhone event keynote to YouTube for easy video.
Watch streaming video from this special event and learn more about our exciting announcements.
The company from Cupertino has released new 'Greetings' ads to promote its plastic iPhone 5c. On the Apple’s official YouTube channel one can watch either the two separate 30-second clips - Greetings and Greetings Too - or the so-called extended cut, which is one-minute long.
As to the plot of the short video, it is rather simple and reminds Apple’s previous ads. People of various nationalities and speaking different languages use the colorful gadget to communicate and express emotions. The ad looks simple, but still it gently prompts you to buy the new gadget. And this, I believe, is what the advertisement should do - prompt, not persuade.
You can watch the Greetings (extended cut) below. Enjoy!
Apple has broken another record - over the opening weekend the company managed to sell as many as 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. This devices included, there’re now more than 200 million smartphones and tablets running the new iOS 7 in the world. Incredible!
Apple Store in New York gathered the biggest crowd ever seen before this Friday. On the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch day there were so many people willing to buy these devices, that the gold version of the Apple’s new flagship was sold out in a flash!
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.
iFixIt experts have teared apart the new Apple’s plastic iPhone to show us what’s inside of the long-expected gadget. This happened on Friday - the day, when the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were officially launched in the United States and several other countries.
The iPhone 5c can boast of a 1510mAh battery, Apple A6 processor and 1GB or RAM. All this makes it very similar to the iPhone 5. Still, it differs from it very much.
Although both new iPhones sport a similar construction and share some internals, don’t get your hopes up too high for parts cross-compatibility, thanks to the differences between the display assemblies and the differently-sized FaceTime/speaker connectors.
Below you may watch the iFixIt roundup of the iPhone 5c teardown.
As I’ve mentioned before, the iPhone 5s with a brand new 64-bit processor was the fastest. It took only 20.5 seconds for it to boot. The boot speed of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 is 25.9 and 29.0 seconds respectively. You should note though, that the devices were restored to iOS 7 before the testing and contained no user data. So the actual boot speed may vary.
Here’s the boot speed ‘competition’ video.