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Topic: iPhone 5S

Verizon's iPhone activations imply Apple shipped at least 32M in Sept. quarter

10/17/2013, 03:10 pm

Verizon's historical share of iPhone shipments suggest that Apple is on pace to have moved at least 32 million handsets last quarter.


Verizon activated 3.9M iPhones in Q3 2013, up 26% from 2012

10/17/2013, 09:10 am

Verizon activated about 3.9 million iPhones in its third fiscal quarter of 2013, the carrier revealed on Thursday, representing more than half of its total smartphone activations.


Apple's iPhone 5s sensor woes may be linked to new accelerometer supplier

10/16/2013, 09:10 pm

Owners of Apple's latest flagship iPhone 5s have been experiencing issues seemingly related to the handset's on-board sensors, and a new report claims the use of a new accelerometer supplier may be to blame.


AuthenTec cofounder shows off early prototype of Apple's Touch ID

10/16/2013, 11:10 am

F. Scott Moody, the cofounder of Apple-acquired company AuthenTec, gave a presentation this week on the origins of what is now the Touch ID technology found in the iPhone 5s, and AppleInsider was present for a hands-on with an early prototype fingerprint scanner.


Strong demand of Apple's iPhone 5 series driving an "anti-fragmentation" of iOS

10/16/2013, 06:10 am

Just three weeks after Apple launched the new iPhone 5c and 5s, total iPhone Web traffic share attributed to iPhone 5 or newer models is up more than four percentage points to 40.6 percent, highlighting a rapid transition to modern hardware that's the exact opposite of the fragmentation occurring on Android.


Apple reportedly cutting iPhone 5c orders as it boosts 5s production [u]

10/16/2013, 04:10 am

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple has modified its iPhone supply chain forecast for the upcoming fourth quarter, reducing 5c orders from its two manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, while bumping production of the 5s [updated with another affirmation].


iPhone 5s, 5c to launch on prepaid carrier Cricket Oct. 25

10/14/2013, 10:10 am

Prepaid wireless carrier Cricket announced on Monday that it will begin carrying both Apple's iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s on Oct. 25.


iPhone 5s takes 64% of Apple's smartphone sales, 5c with 27%, survey finds

10/14/2013, 08:10 am

The newly released iPhone 5s is outselling its 2013 counterpart, the iPhone 5c, by a factor of more than two to one, though the iPhone 5c has carved out a respectable share of overall sales, according to new data.


iOS 7 feature focus: Redesigned Camera app gains burst mode, filters

10/12/2013, 02:10 pm

iPhone owners have always been among the most snap-happy on the planet — Apple's devices are far and away the most popular on Yahoo's Flickr photo hosting service, for instance — and iOS 7 brings a wealth of new features and enhancements for shutterbugs.


Some iPhone 5s owners reporting 'Blue Screen of Death' with iWork apps

10/11/2013, 08:10 pm

A number of iPhone 5s owners have taken to Apple's support pages to report that their devices are occasionally plagued by a Windows-like "Blue Screen of Death" that resets the device when they are using Apple's iWork suite of apps.


iPhone 5s shipping times now at 2 to 3 weeks

10/11/2013, 06:10 pm

Eager Apple fans waiting for their iPhone 5s deliveries can now look forward to a relatively specific window, as Apple's online store now shows shipping times of two to three weeks.


iPhone 5s has 2% app crash rate; crashes half as likely on iPhone 5 & 5c

10/11/2013, 08:10 am

Apple's new 64-bit iOS 7 and A7 processor found in the iPhone 5s apparently have a few bugs that still need to be ironed out, as a new study reveals that applications are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s than they are on the 32-bit iPhone 5.


iPhone 5s supply declining in US while Apple's iPhone 5c remains fully stocked

10/11/2013, 08:10 am

Three weeks after the latest iPhones went on sale in the U.S., availability of the iPhone 5s has actually declined while Apple prepares for greater international roll-out.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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."


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.