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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%.
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.
The New York City Police Department is asking people to upgrade to iOS 7. This is all due to its improved security and, among the rest - due to the ‘Activation Lock’ feature.
According to some police officials, the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system is probably the most protected.
After months of pressure from a global coalition of elected officials and law enforcement agencies, we are pleased that Apple is set to release a new mobile operating system that includes a theft deterrent feature called Activation Lock. This is an important first step towards ending the global epidemic of smartphone theft.
Looks like the new iPhones are really worth purchasing devices.
Here is a huge gallery of screenshots from both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Let's compare these mobile operating systems:
Google has announced that soon its mobile YouTube apps will support offline viewing. Such information has been first spotted on the YouTube Creator Blog on Wednesday, September 18th.
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.
According to information provided by llThingsD, some sources close to mobile carriers claim that the stock of the iPhone 5s will be very low during its launch on Friday, September 20th.
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.
Those who use older Apple’s devices - like the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS - have finally got the opportunity to download last compatible versions of apps supported by their firmware directly from the App Store. This is all due to the latest iOS App Store change.
A few hours ago Apple has opened its site for all those who want to pre-order the iPhone 5c. As you might have already heard, for the American customers the price for the 16GB unlocked version is $549 and for the 32GB version - $649. You can also purchase both models on contract for $99 and $199 respectively.
According to WSJ, Apple has obtained the final license essential for the launch of iPhone on China Mobile's network standard.
According to the website of China's Telecom Equipment Certification Center Wednesday, Apple was given a "network access license" for a handset resembling the iPhone that runs on the mobile standards used by China Mobile for third and fourth generation cellular services. Other licenses were given to Apple for handsets running the technology used by both China Unicom and China Telecom.
The approval means that Apple is most likely to introduce the iPhone on China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier with 700 million subscribers.
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.
Apple’s new lower cost iPhone 5C is expected to have the greatest domestic benefit for T-Mobile. You see, this carrier has always been considered as the one for budget-oriented subscribers - combine this with the cheap plastic iPhone and you'll get profit.
AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.
The list of improvements is not actually a list at all - here’s what you can find in the ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store:
This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.
Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
One can download the app for free from the App Store right now.
According to comScore MobiLens and Mobile Matrix, the iPhone now holds a 40% share of the American smartphone market, which means that users still prefer this device to the others.
The Wall Street Journal