Lowest Prices anywhere on MacBook Pros and Mac Pros: Apple Price Guides updated Apr 17th (use exclusive coupons, tax-free options to save hundreds)

Topic: iPhone

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.

97 comments

Best Buy slashes iPhone 5c pricing to $50 with in-store gift cards

10/03/2013, 06:10 pm

After being on sale for only two weeks, Apple's iPhone 5c is getting a promotional price cut from Best Buy, with the big box electronics retailer handing out $50 store gift cards to put toward the handset's $99 retail cost.

83 comments

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.

26 comments

Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

58 comments

Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

23 comments

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.

25 comments

Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

129 comments

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.

167 comments

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.

31 comments

First clear images of Logitech's MFI iPhone game controller emerge

10/01/2013, 03:10 pm

New images have emerged giving the first clear shots of what is said to be Logitech's forthcoming iPhone-compatible game controller extension.

25 comments

iPhone trade-ins surge over 50% at cash-paying service following iPhone 5s launch

10/01/2013, 11:10 pm

The number of iPhones that consumers traded in for cash payments during this September's iPhone launch jumped more than 50% at the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-­in site despite a growing number of alternative programs such as Apple's.

11 comments

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.

102 comments

iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

16 comments

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.

7 comments

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.

30 comments

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.

36 comments

iPhone 5s in-store pickup option returns to Apple's online store

09/30/2013, 09:09 am

After a brief absence, Apple's retail in-store pickup option for the newly released iPhone 5s has returned to the company's online store.

23 comments

Review: Sony's Cyber-shot QX10 wireless camera lens for iPhone [u]

09/29/2013, 10:09 am

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 wireless camera lens is a first-of-its-kind iPhone accessory that could appeal to many who are in the market for a quality, conveniently pocketable and connected point-and-shoot camera. Unfortunately software issues make the ambitious device far from perfect, though it does earn kudos for being a concept ahead of its time [updated].

44 comments

Preliminary look at Apple's new A7 processor reveals new architecture, quad-core GPU

09/27/2013, 05:09 pm

The team at Chipworks on Friday posted a tentative look at the iPhone 5s' A7 system-on-a-chip, finding a few changes from the previous A6 processor, including the addition of a mysterious SRAM cell never seen in A-series silicon.

12 comments

Virgin Mobile says prepaid Apple iPhone 5s, 5c coming Oct. 1

09/27/2013, 11:09 am

Prepaid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile will soon be carrying both Apples iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, with the company teasing that it will join a number of other smaller U.S. carriers in selling the devices starting Oct. 1

20 comments