iPhone 5S

iPhone retakes US top-spot as Samsung squeezed out

iPhone retakes US top-spot as Samsung squeezed out

Apple's iPhone 5s has clinched the top spot across all four major US carriers, new market research suggests, while despite criticism the plastic-bodied iPhone 5c is also deemed a success for its target audience. The flagship iOS handset was "by far the top selling" handset, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley wrote in a note to investors, AllThingsD reports, and in fact "at most channels" globally where Apple released it.

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iPhone 5s beats Galaxy S4 as duo dominates worldwide sales

iPhone 5s beats Galaxy S4 as duo dominates worldwide sales

This week a report has been struck by the folks at Counterpoint Research that suggests that it's Samsung and Apple ahead in the sales of smartphones worldwide by a mile throughout the month of October. Their research shows models sold throughout the world, so to speak, surveying 33 countries throughout it, including China where they suggest a boom has occurred this late 2013. Oddly enough it would appear that both the Nokia 105 and the Nokia Asha 501 are up in the ranks as well, taking on the 8th and 10th spot in sales respectively.

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China Mobile iPhone orders start officially this week

China Mobile iPhone orders start officially this week

One of the bigger keys in Apple's move into China for iPhone retail sales in China Mobile has signed their final deal: they'll begin orders this week. There's little doubt now that Apple will be making big plays for the international market with their iPhone devices, especially now that China sales are ramping up. China Mobile's first offering of the iPhone will begin with the newest device, the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 5S availability improves as Foxconn increases production

iPhone 5S availability improves as Foxconn increases production

With the launch of each new version of the iPhone, there are typically production issues that prevent the phone from being able to meet demand early on. Supply catches up with demand eventually, but many people that wish to own the latest version of the iPhone have a hard time finding it in the weeks and months after launch. This is the case with the iPhone 5S with some people who want to purchase having a hard time getting their hands on the smartphone.

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LifeProof nuud iPhone 5s case is waterproof Touch ID-friendly offering

LifeProof nuud iPhone 5s case is waterproof Touch ID-friendly offering

Your iPhone 5s represents a hefty investment, regardless of whether it is spread across the length of a contract or was bought outright. As such, cases serve an obvious purpose, but getting one that plays well with the Touch ID has been an issue. The folks at LifeProof have tackled that issue, revealing a waterproof (and other things-proof) Touch ID-supported iPhone 5s case.

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Gold and Silver iPhone 5c appear in Japan

Gold and Silver iPhone 5c appear in Japan

Supposing you saw the opportunity in the iPhone 5c to change out the back of the smartphone for a custom cover, you'll be glad to know that Japan's customization shops are now in full swing. While the images before you may seem to be bringing on the next Gold and Silver generation of the iPhone 5c, what you're actually seeing are a set of custom-fitted jobs from a shop that makes it its business to bring the brightest and the oddest in iPhone covers to the planet.

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Apple Touch ID working with trackpad and display in patents

Apple Touch ID working with trackpad and display in patents

If you felt like the Apple Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 5s wasn't enough, that you'd like so much security in your Apple products that it's easier to get locked out than get in, you're in luck. There's a set of patent applications out there this week that show how Apple's Touch ID system could work with touchpad and display abilities in the near future. With these systems in place, Apple would be looking to incorporate multiple pieces of hardware and/or multiple use-cases of the hardware already in place into the secure system they've started with the phone.

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Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

The folks at Honda have made it known that they’ll be first off the blocks in the 2014 Civic with full iOS mirroring for iOS 7. This push will begin on the 4th of December, and will include full touch-friendly integration with the vehicle’s 7-inch touchscreen on its center console. The features here will be launched with the 2014 Civic Coupe right out the gate when it goes on sale next month.

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