I typically don't use a lock screen on my iPhone but decided it made sense to keep my phone protected like I do on my Android devices. Apple's new Touch ID in the iPhone 5S makes unlocking a phone faster and simpler than any previous solution.
In the least surprising news of the week, Apple has announced that it sold more than 9 million iPhones over the weekend, continuing a streak of breaking records for iPhones sold in an opening weekend of availability.
No, Touch ID is not the super-secure locked down solution that some might have hoped Apple's fingerprint sensor would offer to the iPhone 5. A group of hackers have already managed to bypass the security settings.
Apple has a reputation of urging customers not to use charging cables other than the officially sanctioned, and coincidentally more expensive, cables sold by Apple and authorized vendors. The new iOS 7 encourages similar behavior by blocking support for unlicensed Lightning cables.
Apple announced a pair of new iPhones yesterday, and the iPhone 5S was surprisingly not the most talked about of the two, thanks to the iPhone 5C injecting a bit of color into the conversation. Speaking of color, Apple has posted a video showcasing how its camera better handles camera and light.
Apple has devised a new way to grant users fast access to their smartphones - touching the phone. The newly announced iPhone 5S will grant access to devices through a fingerprint scanner that will unlock only when the designated owner puts his or her finger on the scanner.
Apple today confirmed that it will introduce a lower-cost iOS handset known as the iPhone 5C. Composed of a single-body hard polycarbonate shell, the iPhone 5C will add more color to the iPhone and presumably take away some of its price.
Apple will unveil its latest iPhone and iOS software at a press event in San Francisco next week. Apple today began sending invites to websites to inform them that the rumored September 10 announcement of the new iPhone will take place next Tuesday beginning at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Apple is expected to announce more features of its iOS 7 software and debut two phones: an upgraded iPhone 5S and a lower-cost plastic iPhone 5C. Next week's announcement could be the biggest mobile news from Apple in quite a long time.
Apple iPhone fans have had to rely on third parties like AnoStyle and Colormyi to buy iPhones other than black or white, but photos of the rumored gold iPhone have appeared online to show that an official third option may be on the way courtesy of Apple.
Apple iPhones are expensive. That hasn't kept Apple from being the leading smartphone seller at the biggest carriers in the U.S., but it has kept iOS from being more competitive with Android. The iPhone 5C may help reverse that trend.