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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c round table review: One month later

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c round table review: One month later

The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launched a month ago today, and that means we've had just over 4 weeks to put them through their paces and evolve our first impressions. So, was the iPhone 5s a forward looking upgrade, is the iPhone 5c a popular alternative? One month later, how well have Apple's new...
U.S. Cellular getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8

U.S. Cellular getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8

Somewhat delayed compared to other American carriers, but finally word has dropped that U.S. Cellular will begin offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c from November 8. The 5th largest carrier has been beaten to the punch by several smaller carriers, but U.S. Cellular subscribers will no doubts be...
iPhone aces JD Power satisfaction survey

iPhone aces JD Power satisfaction survey

Once again, the iPhone has come out on top in J.D. Power's U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. Verizon and AT&T customers favor the iPhone the most, with Samsung favored by T-Mobile and Sprint users. T-Mobile just began selling the iPhone 5 in April of this year; JD Power's poll...
Verizon reports iPhone activations up 26 percent year-over-year

Verizon activated 3.9 million iPhones in Q3 2013, more than all other smartphones on the network combined

More people on Verizon's network want iPhones. That's the message from the company during its third-quarter earnings conference call this morning. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo reported that his company's customers activated 7.6 million new smartphones during the quarter. Of those, 51 percent - more...
iPhone 5s level and compass issues could be caused by a change in supplier

iPhone 5s level and compass issues could be caused by a change in supplier

The iPhone 5s has been widely reported to have bad compass and level readings. According to RealityCap, the issue could be caused due to a switch in suppliers for the accelerometer in the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5 doesn't seem to suffer from the issues the iPhone 5s is when it comes to inaccurate...
iPhone 5s camera review, straight from Patagonia

iPhone 5s camera review, straight from Patagonia

The iPhone 5s improved upon the iPhone 5's camera in many ways. In our own camera comparison, I found that the iPhone 5s performed exceptionally well, especially when it came balancing colors and exposure. This was extremely evident in panorama comparisons. If you're still wanting more image...
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Apple again reportedly cutting orders for iPhone 5c, wild speculation ensues

Another day, another report that production of the iPhone 5c is being cut. This time out it's the Wall Street Journal that suggests that Apple has cut orders for the iPhone 5c for the 4th quarter with Pegatron and Hon Hai, the two companies that assembles them: Apple Inc. has notified its two...
How to replace a broken screen on an iPhone 5s

How to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 5s

If you've broken the display on an iPhone 5s and you didn't opt for AppleCare+, you can always DIY repair it yourself if you feel up to the challenge. Whether you've cracked the glass or your LCD isn't functioning correctly, replacing the entire front assembly on the iPhone 5s will knock out both...
iPhone 5s, 5c coming to Cricket on October 25

iPhone 5s, 5c coming to Cricket on October 25

The iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will soon be available on Cricket Wireless, a pre-paid carrier based in the US. Both phones will be available on the network starting Friday, October 25. Earlier this year, Cricket's parent company, Leap Wireless, was purchased by AT&T. Cricket phones will be able...
Apple supposedly cutting iPhone 5c production in half due to low demand

Apple supposedly cutting iPhone 5c production in half due to low demand

Apple may be cutting production of the iPhone 5c in half due to demand being lower than expected. Sources say that production is currently at 300,000 units a day and will be cut down to 150,000 units a day. According to CTechnology, poor demand is due to the higher than expected price and the...
Best Buy offering $100 off iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s

Best Buy offering $100 off iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s

Best Buy will soon offer customers $100 off for a new iPhone 5c or 5s when they trade in their current smartphone. Customers will be able to get a new 16GB iPhone 5c for free, or a 16GB iPhone 5s for $99, both on contract. The offer will run from this Sunday, October 13, to the following Saturday...
iPhone 5s reportedly twice as crash-prone

iPhone 5s reportedly twice as crash-prone

App performance monitoring company Crittercism says that apps are twice as likely to crash on an iPhone 5s as an iPhone 5 or 5c. The company says that the crash rate of apps running on the iPhone 5s is around two percent, compared to other iPhone 5 models, according to AllThingsD. Crittercism...
Why is Apple the only one capable of making iPhone-class devices?

Why is Apple the only one capable of making iPhone-class devices?

I've said numerous times over the last year or so that only Apple could have made the iPhone 5 (from which both the current iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are derived). That's earned me my fair share of raised eyebrows and heckles, largely because I've never taken the time to explain what I mean by that...
16GB iPhone: The low-storage survival guide

16GB iPhone: The low-storage survival guide

Maybe you wanted to save $100 and get the cheapest iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s you could, or maybe you were just desperate to get an iPhone, any iPhone, in the color and on the carrier you most wanted. Maybe you paid $1500 for a gold iPhone 5s without even checking how much storage it had! Whatever...
T-Mobile US announces no-extra-charge data roaming and texting in 100 countries

T-Mobile US announces no-extra-charge data roaming and texting in 100 countries

T-Mobile US has gone rogue in recent months, zagging where big carriers previously zigged, and the latest example is their new data roaming plans, which they say are coming soon and will cover you in 100 countries at no extra charge. Fine print: You need a qualifying postpaid Simple Choice plan....
Apple reportedly expanding iPhone trade-in program to the UK

Apple reportedly expanding iPhone trade-in program to the UK

Back in August, before the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were announced, Apple launched an in-store iPhone trade-in program. Right now, it's exclusive to the U.S, but a new report from the folks at 9to5Mac suggests it will soon expand to British shores: That will soon change, according to a...
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c come to more than 37 countries by Nov. 1

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c come to more than 37 countries by Nov. 1

If you live somewhere you can't get the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s yet and you've been waiting, your patience may soon be rewarded. Apple announced Wednesday plans to release the new phones in more international markets on Friday, October 25th. What's more, the phones are coming to India, Mexico and...
How good is the iPhone 5s camera? Enough to impress a National Geographic photographer!

How good is the iPhone 5s camera? Enough to impress a National Geographic photographer!

On a recent trip to the Scottish Highlands, National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson decided to leave his Nikon DSLR camera at home and, instead, see what the iPhone 5s would allow him to capture. Turns out, a lot - and more than he expected. From the National Geographic's Proof: With...
How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s? [Poll]

How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s? [Poll]

How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s? For a while now we've been seeing ourselves, and hearing from a lot of you about the magnometer (digital compass) in the iPhone 5s and how it's consistently presenting abnormal results, even by digital compass standards. Now I lack...
Radio Shack to offer iPhone 5c buyers $50 off

Radio Shack to offer iPhone 5c buyers $50 off

We've received word from Radio Shack that starting Saturday, October 5th, customers who buy an iPhone 5c will receive a $50 gift card that they can use to either cut the price of an iPhone 5c on contract in half or redeem some time later. The deal is in store only, so if you're planning to buy a...

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