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iPhone 5C official: replacing the iPhone 5

iPhone 5C official: replacing the iPhone 5

This week Tim Cook took the stage at an Apple event that would reveal not one, but two new iPhone devices. The first of these is the iPhone 5C. This device along with the second iPhone have been revealed to be part of a new model from Apple which will have them replacing the iPhone they've released the year before rather than pushing it down to a lower price range.

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iPhone 5S and 5C appear confirmed by X-Doria accessories

iPhone 5S and 5C appear confirmed by X-Doria accessories

It would appear that the folks at accessory makers X-Doria have let the cat out of the bag a bit early with cases for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. While it's possible that these cases were made with early models of these devices in-hand, it's a bit more of a push for reality when an accessory maker commits actual plastic to the idea that these devices are ready to be revealed. They've also committed to the idea that "iPhone 5S" and "iPhone 5C" as the final names of the two devices.

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iPhone 5S and 5C rumor round-up

iPhone 5S and 5C rumor round-up

Tomorrow an Apple event will play host to the launch of what's expected to be more than one new iPhone device as well as the formal public release of iOS 7. This mobile operating system update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device family was introduced earlier this year at Apple's yearly developers conference WWDC. The devices Apple is expected to unveil are both the iPhone 5S - an incremental update to the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5C - the plastic-backed so-called "budget" device rumored for many moons, with bright colors all around.

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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner legit says former biometrics tech team exec

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner legit says former biometrics tech team exec

Talk of new fingerprint scanning technology in the iPhone 5S may not be that far off the mark, with a new set of photos and some background from a biometric security expert lending weight to the chatter. The part photos were shared by Sonny Dickson, notorious for getting his hands on upstream Apple hardware and digging deep inside beta software code for early reveals - now he's got what seems to be a new home button for the iPhone 5S. This device appears by all means to be a legitimate piece of equipment that could be used by the next-generation hardware - and we've heard this story before.

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iPhone 5S in Graphite Gray compared to iPhone 5 side-by-side

iPhone 5S in Graphite Gray compared to iPhone 5 side-by-side

Just days before the official Apple event sure to bring on a collection of colorful iPhone products to the public in Cupertino California, a video has been ushered in with an up-close look at what it'll mean to switch from an iPhone 5 up to an iPhone 5S. The product you're seeing here comes from the folks at USwitch where they've taken the time to assemble a collection of "official" replacement parts from repair shops sitting well upstream in various parts of what we must assume to be China. The result is a Frankenstein's Monster of efforts, putting together a white iPhone 5S front, a Graphite iPhone 5S back, and a distinct lack of innards.

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iPhone 5S one of three iPhones set for store shelves soon

iPhone 5S one of three iPhones set for store shelves soon

This next week is sure to bring on its fair share of products internationally due to IFA 2013 taking place, but Apple is being tipped to keep things solid on its home turf with word of not one, not two, but three products set for store shelves. Word from unnamed sources speaking with the Telegraph suggest that stores have been informed that they'll want to increase shelf space and display space to show off more than the usual two iPhone products at once. While today many stores show off the iPhone 4S next to the larger-display-toting iPhone 5, this next release will likely show three devices with the same size screen.

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iPhone 5C image leak tips iPod touch like plastic packaging

iPhone 5C image leak tips iPod touch like plastic packaging

Everything seems to be lining up for a September 10th announcement from Apple. And to that point, the evidence seems to be mounting for the iPhone 5C, with the "C" looking like it will stand for color. We have seen a few iPhone 5C related image leaks in the past and as of today it looks like another has arrived. This latest brings a slightly interesting twist though -- some new packaging.

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iPhone trade-in program launching at Apple retail today [UPDATE: official statement]

iPhone trade-in program launching at Apple retail today [UPDATE: official statement]

It's been confirmed this morning that Apple retail stores will be launching their first iPhone trade-in program today. This program will allow iPhone owners to bring in gently used iPhones to Apple retail locations to receive credit at the Apple store that'll be good for use in purchase of a new iPhone model. This trade-in program is said to be good only with a new cellular contract in-hand - that is, you can't just head in to an Apple store and expect to leave with an Apple gift card.

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