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New iPhones: Apple Facing Very Different Issues At Home And Abroad

As Apple prepares to unveil new iPhones later today, the company faces increasingly different competitive marketplaces. In the U.S., Apple is thriving, hitting a record high in market share as smartphone penetration continues to rise. Abroad, the story is very different, as very inexpensive …

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iPhone 5C spied running iOS 7 in brief leaked video

Apple's long-rumoured plastic iPhone has been spied in video, showing off the iOS 7 homescreen, and the phone's Safari browser.<p>The smart phone is …

What the iPhone 5s '64-bit' processor means, in plain English.

Apple has just announced the release of the iPhone 5s (what’s new?). One of its biggest USPs is it’s the first phone to include a 64-bit processor.<p>“Great! What does that mean for me?” You ask. Well we’re here to explain.<p>In the shortest of paragraphs, a 64-bit A7 processor means the iPhone just got …

iPhone Developers Won’t Get Fingerprint-Reader Authentication Option — For Now, Anyway

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5s is the fact that it can only be used to do two things — unlock the …

Apple's new iPhone will read your fingerprint

Biometric security has arrived on the smartphone — again. For the first time since Motorola’s Atrix 4G arrived in 2011, a major US mobile device will carry a fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 5s’s new Touch ID sensor, embedded in the home button, will allow for faster and more secure logins, Apple …

Apple's New Gold iPhone 5S Is Surprisingly Beautiful

Apple announced two new phones today, the plastic iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S which comes in a new color: gold.<p>Gold and white, silver and white, and black and gray.<p>When news of the gold phone leaked a few weeks ago, reactions weren't great. But Apple just showed a picture of it on stage and it's …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

The Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor: what we know

<b>Unless you've been under a rock all morning, you're probably aware that Apple launched two new iPhones this morning, and that one of them has a</b> …

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Unannounced China version of the iPhone 5S and 5C will support TD-LTE

This, however, has not been reflected on Apple's China Web site, which shows only the HSDPA models.<p>Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S may be launching in China on the same dates as the U.S., Japan and Singapore, but the TD-LTE that will work in the country haven't been mentioned just yet.<p>If you pop by the …

iPhone 5S and 5C launch: Apple banks on fingertip scanner and colour

It used to be the ultimate crime scene clue. Now Apple has transformed the fingerprint into a key to unlock the wealth of personal information that is stored on the iPhone.<p>The company's new flagship 5S model, the more expensive of two 4G handsets unveiled at its headquarters on Tuesday night, goes …

Apple Gets Regulatory Approval To Work With China Mobile

Apple has received a license for its iPhone to run on China Mobile’s network, the Wall Street Journal reports, which further proves that the world’s largest carrier could soon be announcing a deal with Apple.<p>According to the website of China’s Telecom Equipment Certification Center, a “network …

Fingerprint analysis: will the iPhone’s newest sensor change the world again?

Biometrics could be the latest technology to benefit from Apple’s touch<p>The era of one-tap authentication is about to begin. Apple's announcement today of a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s brings biometrics into the mainstream, enabling fast and secure access to your smartphone while also …

iPhone 5s and 5c: comparing Apple's latest against the best phones out there

iPhone buyers have never had it this good. With two similar and competitive iPhones about to hit stores, the options are more compelling — if not harder to choose between — than ever. We’re taking a look across Apple’s new pair of iPhones to see how they stand up to one another, and how they can …

Apple iPhone 5c hands-on (update: video!)

Wait, Apple unveiled two completely different iPhones on the same day? In the same year? The answer is a resounding <i>yes</i>, though we have a feeling Tim Cook's little surprise wasn't the most well-kept secret in Cupertino. Known as the iPhone 5c, this is the less expensive (yet vibrant) sidekick to the …

Apple iPhone 5s hands-on (update: video)

To Apple faithful, iPhone day is as much a holiday as Thanksgiving (and much more so than, say, Columbus Day), and it typically only comes once a year. This time, however, was a little different, since we received even more presents than usual -- both the iPhone 5s and the 5c. We headed to the demo …

iPhone 5C glimpsed in blue and other colors, doesn't look awful

Our previous look at a tangled pile of iPhone 5C's wasn't especially flattering, and it only showed the plain white version of the rumored handset. The newer image above is impossible to authenticate, but it's a tad more sympathetic and it comes from a batch of photos of yellow, pink and blue …

Apple said to have tested 64-bit ‘A7’ chips for iPhone 5S, 31% speed increases reported

As Apple’s iPhone 5S event approaches, some new details about the new device’s internals are emerging. Clayton Morris has claimed on Twitter that the iPhone 5S’s A7 processor is “running at about 31% faster” than the iPhone 5’s A6 chip. The iPhone 5’s A6 chip is dual-core, and it seems like the …

Apple reportedly debuting 64-bit A7 chips for upcoming iPhone 5S

Apple is reportedly going to debut a new A7 processor with its iPhone 5S that is expected to be announced on Sept. 10.<p>Clayton Morris, an anchor at Fox News Channel said on Twitter that the A7 processor is running about 31 percent faster than the existing iPhone 5’s A6 processor. The A7 processor is …

‘iPhone 5S’ (plus gold model), ‘iPhone 5C’ will actually be names of next iPhones?

Apple’s next two iPhone models will be named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, according to a report from Japan-based <i>Macotakara</i>. With repeated reports and rumors of the next-generation iPhone retaining the same design as the iPhone 5, the “iPhone 5S” name has long been claimed and regarded as the name of …

Apple's iMessage goes dark, affecting 30 percent of users

The popular instant-messaging service for iOS and Mac OS experienced at least a 40-minute outage Tuesday afternoon.<p>Those users looking to get on Apple's iMessage earlier this afternoon were out of luck.<p>According to the tech giant's system status page, the instant-messaging service for iOS and Mac …

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Judge: Apple conspired to fix e-books prices

Judge rules that Apple orchestrated a conspiracy to cut out e-book competition and raise prices, handing the U.S. government a big win and smacking Apple with a verdict it said could put a chill on media deals.<p>Apple violated antitrust laws, according to a quick decision by the Southern District of …

Instagram Adds Web Embedding in Bid for Real-Time Relevance

The real-time battle rages on.<p>Instagram on Wednesday announced the latest in a string of recent updates, now allowing users to embed videos and …

iPhone 5 still tops, but Galaxy S4 helps Samsung gain share, analyst says

The iPhone 5 is the world's top-selling smartphone, according to Canaccord Genuity, but the Galaxy S4 has put pressure on Apple around the globe.<p>Apple's iPhone 5 can't be beaten -- for now.<p>In a research note to investors on Wednesday, analyst Canaccord Genuity reported that in June, the iPhone 5 …

Tea, An App Dedicated To The World’s Finest Beverage

I might be a lapsed Englishman, but there’s something that can never be bred out of me wherever I dwell: my love of a nice cup of tea. Unfortunately, even the Brits are getting lax when it comes to brewing God’s favorite beverage [1], relying on teabags instead of loose leaves and even (the …

iOS 7 preview: AirDrop lets you easily share your stuff, no bumping needed

iOS 7 AirDrop lets you easily share photos, video, contacts, passes, and more with the tap of a face and the miracles of wireless!<p>With iOS 7, Apple's …

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Microsoft Reimbursing Xbox Beta Users Affected by Incorrect Prices

Beta testers of the next Xbox dashboard update are reporting significant price hikes.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft tells Joystiq, "We are aware that select …

Acer Releases Predator AG3 Desktops, Starting at $999

Also available with up to 120GB SSD.<p>Staring today, Acer will start offering its Predator AG3-605 Series desktops in the U.S. market. The rigs are …