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All posts tagged "iPhone 5S"

  • 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...

  • iPhone 5S leaks to have NFC, fingerprint scanner, 12MP camera and IGZO display

    Apparently the iPhone 5S has been leaked during its manufacturing process. The body and overall design seems to be the same as the original iPhone 5, though there are some other curious features. As the leaks and rumours go, these features include a much welcomed NFC, a finger print reader as well as a Sony 4-inch 1136×640 IGZO display. The display, however, could come from any display manufacturer from Japan. Though it’s more likely to be from Sony. We reported on the production last month. The IGZO display will bring superior display as well as power saving capabilities. The...

  • Sharp begins iPhone 5S LCD screen production in Japan

    Sharp will use Kameyama Plant in Japan as the production site for the display of the iPhone 5S, this is according to Appleinsider.com (the original Japanese-language story from Nikkan.co.jp is here). The display for the iPhone 5S, if that’s what Apple plans to call it, will reportedly begin production in June 2013. Additionally, Japan Display — an LCD production conglomerate made up of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, and LG Display — has already received a large order from Apple and production of iPhone 5S screens is already underway. The Wall Street Journal practically confirmed this last month, so it’s nice to see...

  • Tech analysts: iPhone 5S rolling out this June

    This line should be trademarked: “If it’s an iDevice rumour, it’s probably true.” The iPhone 5S, Apple’s next big thing is scheduled for a June 2013 launch, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster, care of a CNET interview, has plenty to say. He predicts that not only will the iPhone 5S roll out in June, but it will sell an estimated four million devices in a single month. Munster equates the predicated...

  • iPhone 5S to have fingerprint reader, ‘smart flash’ and A7 CPU [rumour]

    Rumours around the new iPhone a ten-a-penny, but the latest reports ring particularly true. KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting the iPhone 5S and the more affordable polycarbonate model to be available in July with, among other things, a fingerprint chip and new camera flash. According to CNET via MacRumours Kuo’s research note stipulates the following: Kuo one of the more accurate and trusted Apple analysts, has mentioned the following specs that we can expect from the 5S: A new A7 chip. The camera will also see improvement as Kuo says to expect LED based technology referred to as...