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.”
If Apple is doomed, perhaps being doomed isn’t so bad.
Guest Post Greg Kostello is the CEO and founder of Givit.
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.
In that particularly techy form of porn, the unboxing has become the standard first-day exploit of the hard-core gadget consumer class.
Nine days ago, Apple boasted that iOS 7 would soon be the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Today, the company is beginning to be proved correct.
Google Wallet is officially available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for the first time this morning.
Twitter just announced that its new iOS 7-compatible apps are available for download from the app store, and that they contain some pretty interesting integrations with Apple’s new mobile operating system.
What’s really obvious is that Apple has clearly worked with top Chinese mobile carriers to offer the phones for very compelling prices.
Microsoft recently yanked a series of commercials that pretty much ridicule rival smartphone maker Apple. (If you haven’t seen any of them yet, I’d highly recommend checking out the embedded video below if you feel like a good laugh.)
The world expects a lot from Apple. So when it releases a perfectly decent upgrade to its already-excellent iPhone line, we can’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
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.
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?
While Apple unveiled its iOS 7 operating system back in June, what the company didn’t say is when iOS users would actually be able to get their (figurative) sweaty mitts on the update. Until now, anyway.
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.
It’s now a safe bet that Apple’s next iPhone will sport a fingerprint scanner.
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.
Apple’s already lost its majority stake in the smartphone market, and at this rate, its grip on the tablet market won’t last long, either.
I guess there’s a lot of “developers” out there.
The case for an iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor is shaping up, just days before Apple’s September 10 media event.
Samsung was not too happy with images leaked to the press, but the company ended up getting a huge boost of publicity leading up to the launch — and a nice 3 percent stock price boost.
No, they’re not homeless people. At least, not your standard variety. Rather, they’re waiting in line for the rumored new iPhone — five days before it will even be announced. And, of course, there’s no guarantee it will be available immediately.
Almost half all of existing iPhone owners plan to upgrade to the new iPhone immediately, according to a survey at Ask.com. And most of them want to go high-end.
Now … if Apple could just get that pesky China Mobile deal done, its fourth quarter — and most certainly its first quarter of 2014 — will look very rosy indeed.
The long-rumored September 10 Apple Event is on — Apple just sent out press invitations. And it sounds like Apple has good news, right from CEO Tim Cook’s mouth.
When consumers get all riled up over the anticipated new iPhone, investors have to continue with their own journeys. After all, rumors of a new phone mean a decline in sales for the current phone
Android app revenues will hit $6.8 billion this year for smartphones alone, ABI Research said today. That’s almost double the total from last year.
It’s still only about 60 percent of Android rival iOS.
For those who are lighter at heart as well as lighter in wallet, the iPhone 5C will prove to be a colorful fashion statement as well as a smart buy.
Editor’s Pick “Tim just doesn’t hit me as a guy who’s excited about the future.”
As always, the closer we get to one of Apple’s iPhone media events, the better the leaks get.
Editor’s Pick Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have launch an innovative app, dubbed “HandUp,” to help the homeless.
Apple hasn’t had a lot of wins lately in its global battle against Samdroid, the Samsung-Android juggernaut that has steamrolled Google’s mobile operating system into an 80 percent hammerlock on global market share.
But it did today.
The iPhone 5S better better be very, very nice. Because this plastic-backed less expensive iPhone looks every inch a polished Apple product.
“But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share,” he said.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, however, was philosophical.
“In the arc of time, China is a huge opportunity. I don’t get discouraged over a 90-day cycle.”