Editor's Pick The iOS 7.03 update that Apple released today completely fixes Apple’s iPhone 5S sensor problems.
When it was first released, Apple’s flashy flagship iPhone 5S outsold the cheaper plastic-bodied iPhone 5C by as much as 500 percent as early adopters rushed to get the latest and greatest. Now, that margin is down to just under 200 percent.
Apple has the prototypical good-news, bad-news scenario on its hands, with soaring sales of its flagship iPhone 5S contrasting sharply with souring sales of its “for the colorful” iPhone 5C.
Sometimes you just have to sleep on the street for two weeks to get a new iPhone.
Apple’s colorful, plastic iPhone 5C has a big problem: So far, not so many people want it.
Apple’s flagship iPhone is outselling its cheaper, plastic sibling by more than 2-to-1, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).
Apps on Apple’s “best iPhone ever” are twice as likely to crash. Everybody freak out. Or don’t.
Even though Apple’s iPhone 5S stock has been a bit constrained in the U.S., that’s not stopping Apple from rolling out its latest iPhones to dozens of new countries over the next few weeks.
Apple has made huge strides in China despite a lackluster recent quarter in which the company dropped $800 million in middle kingdom revenue, year-over year. The company gave China its first Apple Event in Beijing, and was rewarded by selling out iPhone 5S and 5C pre-orders.
Four days ago, I tested my iPhone 5S sensors and found that the phone’s level and gyroscope sensors were reporting anomalous data, data that was very different from what my iPhone 5 was reporting — and different from what other, analog sensors, such as a simple mechanical bubble level, were telling me.
In spite of rumors to the contrary, we didn’t see a larger iPhone from Apple this fall when the company released the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
That will change in 2014, according to one analyst.
“We estimate preliminary September sales for our Apple Barometer rose by approximately 9-10 percent month-over-month,” Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White said in a research note this morning.
Editor’s Pick There’s just no love for cheap plastic.
Apple’s brand-new 64-bit iPhone 5S is faster than the Phone 5 in unlocking, booting, and running benchmarks … but not much faster in real-world applications, according to a side-by-side comparison test.
The iPhone 5C is colorful, fast, light, and — if not exactly cheap — at least cheaper than Apple’s new flagship iPhone 5S. But the faster, more brainy, more beefy, and significantly-better picture-snapping iPhone 5S is killing the iPhone 5C in sales.
Apple announced this morning that the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S were record-breakers, hitting sales of over nine million units over their opening weekend.
And, the flagship iPhone 5S is “sold out.”
Last year when the iPhone 5 launched, it sold five million units in its first weekend of sales. This weekend, Apple could sell as much as 30 percent more iPhone 5S and 5C models, according to one analyst.
The gold iPhone 5S has quickly become as rare as gold.
In that particularly techy form of porn, the unboxing has become the standard first-day exploit of the hard-core gadget consumer class.
The iPhone 5C isn’t exactly the cheap iPhone we’ve all been waiting for. But Apple chief executive Tim Cook wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s iPhone launch season again, and this time it comes with a twist: Unlike previous years, tech blogs have not one but two new iPhones to review: the ultra-high-end iPhone 5s, and the colorful mass-market iPhone 5c.
What’s really obvious is that Apple has clearly worked with top Chinese mobile carriers to offer the phones for very compelling prices.
Looking for a free iPhone with your two-year carrier contract that isn’t a three-year-old model? If you’re open to switching to Sprint — even temporarily — you’re in luck.
Grand Theft Auto and Infinity Blade are rivals because we’ve entered the age of the Battle Royal.
If you were among those wooed more by Apple’s candy-colored iPhone 5C than by the higher-end iPhone 5S, today’s your special day.
It seems like the ultimate indignity: Make the iPhone, ship it overseas for sale cheap, but be forced to pay more at a store in your own native China.
“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
Wall Street has seen Apple’s lower cost answer to Android’s growing global market share, and the pin-striped cufflinked penny-loafered class doesn’t like it.
Consumers in China aren’t too happy about the price of the new iPhone 5C from Apple. But they’re still lining up to buy it.
Guest Post We used to commission the world’s best artists to paint our chapels and ceremonial halls, we now commission the world’s best digital artists to create software.
Editor’s Pick Apple’s new iPhone 5C is the answer to China, the answer to India, the answer to the entire developing world that might just crave a little more iOS in their lives, and the answer to Android’s 80 percent global smartphone market share.
Or is it?
Apple disappointed many fans today when it didn’t make a livestream available for its new iPhone media event, but now you can at least watch the entire event on the company’s site.
Guest Post The picture is finally becoming clear with what Apple will be doing around iOS 7 and its release. With all of this information, every organization should be asking: How does this affect us and the experiences we have created?
Its gorgeously smooth plastic surface made us feel like we were caressing some mythical sea creature, silky and cool.
This is how Apple is taking on the low-end smartphone competition.
Apple is pumping up iOS 7 as it is unveiling the new operating system at the Apple Event in Cupertino today.
“We anticipate this year’s iPhone launch to be 2-3x bigger than last year,” said gadget trade-in site Gazelle.
Editor’s Pick Another iPhone is upon us, and VentureBeat is holed up in the trenches at Apple’s headquarters to get the scoop on exactly what it’ll look like and what features it’ll have.
The Apple Store is currently down and displaying multilingual “We’ll be back” messages. And no, Apple is not channeling Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tomorrow is Apple’s biggest opportunity since June to address the world. But it’s much bigger than that, really … it’s Apple’s biggest opportunity since October of last year to impress the pundits, analysts, press — and most importantly buyers — with its vision for the future.
That vision — and the man who crafts it — has been very much in question lately.