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.
AT&T Mobility has an unlikely ally in Verizon Wireless. Though the leading wireless companies in the U.S. are also each other's chief rivals, Verizon has called on President Obama to veto an ITC ruling that would ban AT&T from importing some Apple iPhone and iPad models.
Verizon announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2013, and in addition to confirming that the company is making strong progress on the path to an LTE-only network, Verizon revealed that the Apple iPhone and iOS lead the smartphone drive at the carrier.
Apple has slid into a pattern of releasing a dramatically new design for every other iPhone and then implementing slight improvements in its 'S' successor. Code in Apple iOS 7 signals that the iPhone 5S may have a slow-motion camera among its small improvements.
U.S. Cellular is smaller than the big four carriers, but the company has so far been able to bring flagship Samsung products like the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II to its network. Later this year, the carrier will add the Apple iPhone to its roster of noteworthy devices.
Apple's stock price may be on a steady decline, but the Cupertino-based company today announced that sales of its smartphone and tablet line led to record revenues for the second quarter of its fiscal 2013.