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All posts tagged "iPhone 5S"

  • From the 3GS to the 6S: a brief history of Apple’s iPhone

    It's hard to imagine a world without smartphones, and it seems strange that they have only actually been with us for a few years. But no matter how many new models we can choose from these days from numerous manufacturers, there is one phone that started it all: the iPhone. Since the first iPhones released in 2007 and 2008 to the latest iPhone 6S, Apple has constantly led the way when it comes to power and performance. With a new model surely only a few months away from being released, now is a good time to look at the history of...

  • iPhone SE parody pokes fun at Apple marketing [video]

    The iPhone SE is an interesting milestone in Apple's iPhone story, especially since that milestone is only 4.0-inches from corner to corner. And of course, the lack of a revolutionary product this didn't stop the internet from having a go. In fact, the internet really warmed up to the phone, and this parody video by Jacksfilms pokes a few noticeable holes in the iPhone SE marketing campaign. From its claims suggesting that it's faster than the iPhone 5S (which it is, actually), to its gaming potential, the video paints the iPhone SE in a different shade of, well, banana white. But that's...

  • iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted

    Big news everyone: Apple last night launched its new smartphone, and it's a big step backwards for a little leap forwards. I'm talking about the iPhone SE. The phone is effectively a remastered, Game of the Year version of the iPhone 5S, using some iPhone 6S internals (notably the A9 CPU) but shoving them into the latter's shell. It might sound stupid, but there's good reason for this. Those stubborn 35% of Apple users who have yet to graduate to a larger than 4.0-inch screen size are probably rubbing their hands together with glee, so think of the SE as...

  • Setting your iPhone’s date to 1970 is not a good idea

    There's many ways to break an iPhone. Sitting on it used to be the most popular, until repairing the home button became the worst thing you could possibly do earlier this month. But now, there's an entirely new way to ruin your life, thanks to 4chan. Hilariously for some, the imageboard aired a purported Easter egg hiding beneath iOS's fragile exterior. Flipping the date back to the seventies will unlock a classic Mac theme. Sounds totally legit, right? Nope. Resetting your iPhone date to 1 January 1970 and restarting the phone effectively bricks the device, thanks to the various methods UNIX...

  • T-Mobile stabs BlackBerry in the back with iPhone 5s trade in offer

    Use your rusty old BlackBerry as down payment for a shiny new powerful iPhone 5s. That's what the US telecom giant T-Mobile was hoping its customers would do. This, turned out to be a big mistake. Instead, it opened up a whole can of furious BlackBerry diehards and a truly "outraged" BlackBerry CEO. While T-Mobile might have stepped on BlackBerry's toes, it did show how loyal its fans are. The controversial T-Mobile offer urges customers to "switch to iPhone 5s" to "get powerful communications and productivity apps -- with the ease that Apple is known for." Customers in turn...

  • 20 battery-saving tips for your iPhone 5S

    An iPhone with a battery that drains faster than a speeding bullet is nothing new for thousands of iDevice owners. Recently though, Apple said that a limited number of iPhone 5S' had a manufacturing issue which caused the battery to drain faster than usual. There are ways to counteract this and to improve or extend the battery life of your iPhone. Here's how: Turn off WiFi when it's not needed. WiFi sucks the life out of any battery, not at a devastating rate mind you, but if you're constantly streaming information your iPhone's battery will be significantly degraded. Keep the phone...

  • Is your new iPhone 5S a battery vampire? Here’s why

    Apple noted that for a very limited number of new iPhone 5S', the battery will drain rapidly. Speaking to the New York Times, Apple spokesperson Teresa Brewer said that "We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life. We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone." Now you know. We'll never know how many iPhone 5S' are affected but we can relax in the knowledge that this is an...

  • iPhone 5S users reporting dreaded ‘Blue Screen of Death’ iWork bug

    Some iPhone 5S users have been reporting the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) when trying to open iWork or a number of third-party applications recently. The iWork app comes free with all new iOS devices and is reportedly forcing Apple users to reboot when multitasking. Some people who have been experiencing this odd issue have been raising their concerns on Twitter, YouTube, Apple support forums and threads. One of the many users commented "My iphone 5S ( iOS 7 , 32gb) screen turns blue and reboots when I exit the Numbers app made by Apple. Other people seem to...

  • iPhone 5S ‘Gold’ digger shows updated specs, dual-LED, graphite shell

    We already rounded-up some of the most favoured rumours of the iPhone 5S earlier this week. Apple seems more and more likely of dipping the iPhone 5S in honey and then roll it around in some updated hardware. There have been rumours floating around about the new coloured iPhone line-up as well as the iPhone 5S 'Gold', 'Champagne', 'Chrome' or even 'Graphite'. You can almost already see CEO Tim Cook presenting the new iPhone 5S in a golden graphite light and then -- for some dramatic contrast effect -- whipping out the neon green and blue plastic iPhones, flinging them...

  • iPhone 5S rumour roundup: New CPU to be 31% faster, coming 10 September

    With the upcoming launch of Apple's new smartphone- the iPhone 5S, there are more than enough rumours and leaks to keep us on the edges of our seats. These include everything from the suspected champagne gold colour option to secure fingerprint sensors and now recently, the much improved 64-bit A7 processor. The iPhone 5S is said to be launching next moth 10 Septmeber. At least that's what anonymous sources told AllThingsD. This would most likely go along with the colourful plastic lineup of iPhones said to be for the budget-wary iOS user. A new feature suggests the iPhone's A7 processor will...