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iPhone 5c Flop

It appears that the iPhone 5c experiment won’t soon be repeated

By on September 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

It appears that the iPhone 5c experiment won’t soon be repeated

Notice anything unusual about this week’s Apple keynote? You know, aside from the first Apple phablet and confirmation of a wrist-worn wearable? This year’s mix of iPhone product is dramatically different from that issued at Apple’s prior September event, and I suspect that it speaks volumes about where the company will (and won’t) go moving forward. When the iPhone 5c was unveiled, it felt very forced. It wasn’t a low-cost iPhone — a product that could’ve driven up Apple’s marketshare in emerging markets. It was a watered down iPhone 5s, a phone that left many scratching their heads as to who exactly it was for.

This year, Apple still took the wraps off of two new phones, but with one key distinction from 2013: both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are premium products. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 5s

Actual iPhone 6 compared to iPhone 5s for the first time ever in new photo leak

By on September 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Actual iPhone 6 compared to iPhone 5s for the first time ever in new photo leak

It’s new iPhone day, boys and girls, and that inevitably means two things. First and most importantly, it means an end to all the leaks and rumors we have seen trickle out over the past few months. Second, it means that those leaks and rumors will kick into high gear leading up to Apple’s big press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT. Until then, expect the leaks to flow and right now we have a pretty big one to share with you.

For the first time ever, a seemingly authentic, fully assembled and functional iPhone 6 has been compared to an iPhone 5s for the first time ever. More →

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iPhone 5c Vs. iPhone 6

Why would someone who bought an iPhone 5c last year now pay top dollar for an iPhone 6?

By on September 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Why would someone who bought an iPhone 5c last year now pay top dollar for an iPhone 6?

Online survey company Survata has just come out with a new poll of nearly 900 consumers that asked them their interest in upgrading to the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, iPhone 5 owners — who likely have two-year contracts expiring this fall — were the most willing to upgrade, as fully 36% of them said they were planning to buy a new iPhone. More →

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Sony Xperia E3 Reveal

Sony takes a cue from the iPhone 5c with its affordable Xperia E3

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM.

Sony takes a cue from the iPhone 5c with its affordable Xperia E3

Sony is launching a multi-pronged attack against the leaders of the smartphone industry this fall. It starts with the Xperia Z3, the flagship phone that will rival the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4, but Sony is looking to stir up the affordable segment of the market as well with its Xperia E3. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5 Image Comparison

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5: Fresh comparison shows Apple’s huge design overhaul

By on August 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5: Fresh comparison shows Apple’s huge design overhaul

A newly leaked set of images supposedly showing the iPhone 6 next to the existing iPhone 5, reveals – yet again – the huge design differences between Apple’s upcoming smartphone and the 2012 version. Gizmobic has obtained a large collection of images of the two devices, showing the iPhone 6 mockup and the iPhone 5 from all angles. More →

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Walmart iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Deals

Don’t want the bigger iPhone 6? Then check out these killer iPhone 5s and 5c deals

By on August 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Don’t want the bigger iPhone 6? Then check out these killer iPhone 5s and 5c deals

Not all iPhone fans will want the bigger iPhone 6 models, and many people might be waiting for Apple to finally unveil its 2014 iPhones just so they can purchase a discounted, on-contract iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. From previous years’ experience, we know that Apple likely offers discounts on its older iPhone models when it releases new ones and this year probably won’t be any different. However, prospective iPhone buyers who don’t want to wait until September can already check Walmart’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c deals, which may offer even better prices. More →

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iPhone 5s TV Video Commercial

Apple’s latest iPhone 5s ad is all about dreams… and how the iPhone can help

By on August 4, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Apple’s latest iPhone 5s ad is all about dreams… and how the iPhone can help

Apple’s “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” TV iPhone ad campaign continues with a fourth episode, following the “Powerful,” “Strength,” and “Parenthood” commercials released in the recent past. Called “Dreams,” the new clip shows all sorts of iPhone users who rely on various apps to accomplish different daily tasks, whether they’re for job-related purposes or fun. More →

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Apple iPhone 5s Screen Replacement Program

You’ll now be able to easily replace your iPhone 5s screen if you break it

By on August 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

You’ll now be able to easily replace your iPhone 5s screen if you break it

Screen damage is a very frequent and frustrating issue with smartphone owners, and Apple apparently is very aware of how annoying the iPhone screen replacement process can be for its customers. 9to5Mac says the company has started receiving large quantities of iPhone 5s screens in its U.S. and Canada retail stores, which will replace broken iPhone 5s screens in the near future. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs Train

Video: Want to see what happens when an iPhone 5s gets run over by a train? Of course you do

By on July 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Video: Want to see what happens when an iPhone 5s gets run over by a train? Of course you do

The iPhone 5s is amazingly solid for a smartphone made entirely of glass and ultra-thin aluminum. It looks great, it feels great and it can survive its fair share of drops as long as it doesn’t hit a hard surface on its corner. But can it survive being run over by a speeding train? More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s

Ouch: Eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in its first full month of sales

By on July 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

Ouch: Eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in its first full month of sales

As Samsung’s recent second-quarter earnings pre-announcement made clear, the company’s smartphone business is facing some trouble right now. At the low end, Samsung is getting squeezed by several aggressive budget vendors selling dirt cheap phones in emerging markets. At the top, Samsung is still facing intense competition from Apple and its insanely popular iPhone lineup. In fact, demand for Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s is still so huge that sales of Samsung’s latest hero phone, the Galaxy S5, couldn’t even top iPhone 5s sales in the Galaxy phone’s first full month on store shelves. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New leaked images show huge size difference between iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s

By on July 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

New leaked images show huge size difference between iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s

If one were to wager on which new smartphone will be the most popular model of 2014, the smart money would likely be on Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 6. With pent-up demand for an iPhone with a larger display dating back several years now, Apple will almost certainly sell as many new iPhones as its partners can manage to churn out of their factories when the iPhone 6 finally launches later this year.

Just how much bigger will the iPhone 6 be? We’ve seen plenty of comparisons between previous-generation iPhones and fake iPhone 6 mockups, but now we have another basis for comparison that uses seemingly authentic iPhone 6 front panels to measure the size of Apple’s upcoming new iPhone model against current phones. More →

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Apple Certified Refurbished eBay Store

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an unlocked iPhone 5, here’s your chance. AppleInsider discovered the iPhone-centric Factory Outlet eBay Store over the weekend, a hidden subsection of the popular bidding site dedicated to refurbished certified iPhone 5 models, complete with a 1-year warranty from Apple, burn-in testing, a new package with manual and charger and a quality inspection from Apple. More →

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iPhone 5 Resale Value

Looking to upgrade your old iPhone 5? Don’t trade it in at an Apple Store

By on July 2, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Looking to upgrade your old iPhone 5? Don’t trade it in at an Apple Store

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet are expected to be significantly larger than the company’s current smartphones. Millions of customers will be delighted by the fact that they can now purchase an iPhone with a bigger display, but millions more don’t want a larger smartphone. For them, now may be the perfect time to upgrade their old iPhone 5 handsets — but trading in your iPhone 5 at the Apple Store for credit toward your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s is no longer a good idea. More →

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