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Topic: iPhone 5S

Apple opens Touch ID to third-party applications with iOS 8

09/17/2014, 12:09 pm

iPhone security and convenience have both been greatly enhanced by Apple's iOS 8, giving third-party developers the ability for the first time to utilize the secure Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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iPhone trade-in roundup: Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, BuyBack World, Gazelle, NextWorth, uSell, Target & Walmart

09/13/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now officially available for pre-order, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins over the next several weeks.

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How to back up and prepare your old iPhone for sale or trade-in ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 launch

09/11/2014, 08:09 am

With preorders for Apple's next-generation iPhone beginning tonight, AppleInsider takes a look at the precautions iPhone owners planning to sell or trade their old handset for a brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus need to take before divesting themselves of their passť device.

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Gazelle paying up to $335 cash for your old iPhones to help you afford a new iPhone 6

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Readers looking to offset the cost of upgrading to Apple's just-announced 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for their current iPhone can turn Tuesday to buyback service like Gazelle, which are offering up to $335 for previous-generation iPhones -- which you don't need to send in until October 10th -- if you lock in a quote today.

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iPhone 5 & 5S trade-ins surge 2800% at Gazelle; AI readers get exclusive $10 bonus ahead of 'iPhone 6'

08/28/2014, 10:08 am

Last week, Gazelle began offering customers the ability to lock in cash trade-in prices ahead of Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 "iPhone 6" unveiling, and for the next 48 hours, AppleInsider readers can get an additional $10 cash bonus on their iPhone 5s trade in thanks to an exclusive partnership.

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T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

08/26/2014, 09:08 pm

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents.

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Walmart discounts 16GB iPhone 5c to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

08/21/2014, 02:08 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced an aggressive 90-day iPhone sale that shaves $20 off Apple's 16GB iPhone 5s and about $28 off the 16GB iPhone 5c, bringing the latter model's up-front cost down to less than a dollar.

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NomadPlus battery attachment for Apple wall plug will completely recharge an iPhone 5s

08/13/2014, 01:08 pm

The newly announced NomadPlus battery accessory serves as a plug for Apple's official 5-volt wall charger that packs in a full 1,800mAh battery, which can completely recharge an iPhone 5s on the go.

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Apple Stores begin on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements

08/04/2014, 10:08 pm

As of Monday, Apple Stores are conducting on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements, allowing customers to have their damaged displays assessed and repaired in as little as one hour.

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Apple continues 'Powerful' campaign for the iPhone 5s with new 'Dreams' spot

08/02/2014, 06:08 am

Apple on Saturday unveiled "Dreams," the latest in its ongoing series of television advertisements touting the versatility of the iPhone 5s and the wide range of third-party applications and accessories compatible with the handset.

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Apple to roll out in-store iPhone 5s screen replacement program on Aug. 4

07/31/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple Stores will on Monday expand their iPhone repair services to include iPhone 5s screen replacements, helping to cut down on overall cost and turnover rates.

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Redesigned Typo 2 physical keyboard for Apple's iPhone 5 & 5s now available for preorder

07/31/2014, 04:07 pm

After being slapped with an injunction because of similarities to BlackBerry keyboards, the Typo physical keyboard for iPhone has been redesigned in a new second-generation model that will begin shipping in mid-September.

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Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

With record iPhone sales in Apple's June quarter, the largest growth actually came from the company's mid-range handset lineup, which is represented this year by the colorful iPhone 5c.

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First Look: Logitech adds to 'case+' system with new 'protection+' iPhone 5/5s case and car mounts

07/16/2014, 04:07 am

Building on its recent "case+" system of modular iPhone accessories, Logitech on Wednesday announced the "protection+" slim fit case and two accompanying car mounts, one of which was part of the original $200 set.

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Pond's 'Stream' case brings MFi-approved Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5/5s

07/04/2014, 12:07 am

Announced by small tech firm Devant earlier this week, the Pond Wireless ecosystem of products looks to bring Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with a "Made for iPhone" charging case, tray and fob adapter.

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Samsung's latest Apple-targeting ad slams battery life, calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

07/03/2014, 02:07 pm

Samsung on Thursday took its latest shot at Apple, in a new minute-long advertisement that refers to iPhone users as "wall huggers," suggesting they're constantly tethered to an outlet to keep their handset charged.

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Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c leads in Europe, but platform mix rises with Samsung's Galaxy S5 debut

07/01/2014, 05:07 pm

Despite seeing release some eight months after the iPhone 5s and 5s, Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 flagship is still behind the Apple handsets in Europe, though the Korean company's flagship is taking away customers in key Euro markets.

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Walmart to permanently cut price of Apple's iPhone 5s to $99, iPhone 5c to $29

06/26/2014, 09:06 pm

In an announcement on Thursday, big-box retailer Walmart said it will be slashing prices on Apple's latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models on Friday ahead of an impending refresh cycle expected this fall.

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Apple products return to Costco with deep discounts for iPhone and iPad

06/25/2014, 07:06 pm

A year and a half after Costco stopped selling Apple products through its brick-and-mortar and online stores, the discount wholesaler is now carrying current iPhone and iPad models at discounts up to $120 off retail pricing.

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Oops: Samsung cheers "Galaxy 11" sponsored soccer star Landon Donovan who wasn't in the World Cup match

06/23/2014, 04:06 pm

Despite sponsoring soccer teams--and funding a "Galaxy 11" fantasy league designed to associate its products with alien-battling futbol stars--Samsung didn't seem to be aware of the U.S. lineup of athletes playing in this weekend's World Cup match when it sent out yet another embarrassing tweet.

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