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Topic: iPhone 5S

Synaptics buys Samsung partner Validity to take on Apple's AuthenTec Touch ID feature

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Touchpad vendor Synaptics has announced plans to acquire Validity Sensors, a primary remaining fingerprint sensor vendor following Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec last year, and a reported supplier involved in Samsung's delayed efforts to match the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology.

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Questionable report claims Apple cuts iPhone 5c production 50%

10/10/2013, 01:10 pm

A one-off report out of the Far East on Thursday speculated that Apple has cut production orders for its mid-range iPhone 5c by as much as 50 percent due to slack demand.

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Best Buy trade-in offer to take any working smartphone for at least $100 toward iPhone 5s, 5c

10/09/2013, 08:10 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy appears on the verge of kicking off another trade-in program aimed at getting iPhone 5s and 5c customers through its doors, this time offering a minimum of $100 toward the purchase of one of Apple's two new phones in exchange for any working smartphone.

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Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c set to launch in more than 50 new locales by Nov. 1

10/09/2013, 08:10 am

A total of 35 new countries and territories — including Italy, Russia and Spain — will gain access to Apple's latest iPhones on Oct. 25, while 16 more will see the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c debut on Nov. 1.

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Qualcomm backs away from 'marketing gimmick' comment about iPhone 5s' A7 chip

10/08/2013, 08:10 pm

Apple supplier Qualcomm has backed away from statements made by a senior executive that the 64-bit capabilities of the iPhone 5s' A7 processor are a "marketing gimmick."

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Apple iPhone 5s camera shines for National Geographic photographer

10/08/2013, 09:10 am

Longtime National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson left his DSLR behind on a hiking trip through Scotland in favor of an iPhone 5s, and concluded that Apple's latest flagship handset includes "a very capable camera."

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iPhone 5s launch expected to boost Apple's gross margins to nearly 40%

10/08/2013, 08:10 am

Historically, 'S' versions of Apple's iPhone lineup have led to stronger margins than full-fledged redesigns. That's why one analyst expects the newly released iPhone 5s to push Apple's gross margins toward 40 percent in the coming quarters.

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DoCoMo blames limited stock of Apple's iPhones for worst-ever subscriber loss

10/07/2013, 12:10 pm

Japan's NTT DoCoMo suffered the worst month of customer attrition in the company's history in September, placing blame in part on constrained supplies of Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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Apple's iPhone 5s shows better availability than iPhone 5 at the same point

10/04/2013, 03:10 pm

New channel supply tracking data indicates that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s is easier to find in stores than its predecessor, the iPhone 5, at the same point after its release.

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Apple's iPhone 5s tops sales charts at big 4 US carriers, iPhone 5c close behind

10/04/2013, 11:10 am

Cupertino's flagship iPhone 5s was the best-selling smartphone for all four major U.S. carriers — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-mobile — while the new iPhone 5c followed closely behind, according to new tracking data.

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Apple's 64-bit A7 already powering advanced new audio, video features in apps and games

10/04/2013, 03:10 am

The debut of Apple's new 64-bit A7 Application Processor has been assailed by more than one industry figure insisting that the new chip isn't anything special, but a series of iOS developers are reporting huge performance gains and already using the new chip to accomplish "desktop class" tasks that were not previously possible on a mobile device.

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Tests suggest some iPhone 5s motion sensors may be miscalibrated

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Apple's iPhone line is known for its build quality and reliability, but a recent examination appears to show that the sensors in at least some models of the iPhone 5s are noticeably miscalibrated.

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App roundup: Best fitness apps that use the iPhone 5s' M7 motion co-processor

10/02/2013, 08:10 pm

The M7 motion co-processor Apple packed into the iPhone 5s is already seeing use from a number of fitness app developers anxious to maximize its potential as a new health and wellness platform.

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Video shows purported 'iPad 5' components with room for Touch ID sensor

10/02/2013, 06:10 pm

A new video emerged on Wednesday showing parts that are said to be bound for the next generation iPad, and those parts appear to be perfectly suited for Apple to include its Touch ID biometric sensor.

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Apple partner Qualcomm pans iPhone 5s A7 CPU as 'gimmick,' yet hints at own 64-bit chip

10/02/2013, 11:10 am

A senior vice president for Apple supplier Qualcomm says the 64-bit A7 chip in Apple's iPhone 5s is more a marketing gimmick than a development that will lead to real consumer benefits, but at the same time appeared to hint that the chip maker is planning a future 64-bit processor of its own.

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iPhone 5c, 5s launch on Virgin Mobile for $100 less than Apple pricing

10/01/2013, 06:10 pm

As of Tuesday, prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile is now offering Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c off-contract for $100 less than Apple itself sells the devices.

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Samsung again caught doping benchmarks for Galaxy Note 3

10/01/2013, 01:10 pm

An early review of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 noted that it "scores really, really well in benchmark tests," but also explained that edge is achieved through some phony doping that kicks in a steroid boost only when running synthetic benchmark apps.

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Rumor mill again points to Boost Mobile getting Apple's iPhone

09/30/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c may be on their way to prepaid carrier Boost Mobile, as new images have emerged showing what appear to be promotional materials touting the two smartphones.

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From first-gen iPhone to 5s, all eight models put to speed test

09/30/2013, 10:09 am

The evolution of Apple's iPhone — from the original model through the new 5s and 5c — was shown off recently in a new video that pits all eight released versions of the bestselling handset against each other in a test of speed.

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iPhone 5s demand healthy, margins for 5s and 5c higher than iPhone 5, analyst says

09/30/2013, 09:09 am

Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c contribute more value to Cupertino's profit margins than their predecessor, the iPhone 5, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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