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iPhone 5s shipping cut to 2-3 weeks, Gold to November

iPhone 5s shipping cut to 2-3 weeks, Gold to November

It would appear that Apple's supply of the iPhone 5s has been safely restored to near-normal as the "October" shipping time has been reduced to 2-3 weeks. Now that we're inside October, it certainly wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to stick with the October shipping time note, but up on Apple.com you'll now find no change-over to November. This means good things for those users looking for the Gold iPhone 5s specifically, as the device has been sold out and many locations across the nation for the last couple of weeks.

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Unity iOS 7 game controller support reinforces “optional” state

Unity iOS 7 game controller support reinforces “optional” state

Seeing the Apple-made universal game controller support in iOS 7 was a healthy boost of confidence for game developers around the mobile universe earlier this year. For the folks at Unity, this meant they'd be able to release games that were working with a compatible support module that would be able to take full advantage of controllers in a way that all devices could work with - and Apple would support them in return. With the update to Unity 4.2.2, developers around the Unity environment will be brought up to full controller speed, as it were.

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Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanner up next: Note 3 nearly supplied

Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanner up next: Note 3 nearly supplied

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 works with a variety of next-generation abilities, most of them based in its unique S Pen technology - one thing it doesn't have (but almost did) is a fingerprint scanner. Currently rolling out with the iPhone 5s with Touch ID and quite likely appearing on the HTC One Max, the fingerprint scanner entry point for smartphones appears to be rising as a "must have" feature for smartphones in general. According to an anonymous "industry official" speaking with the ETNews network in Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was initially supposed to be part of this first wave (first modern wave, that is,) of print-scanning smartphones.

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Qualcomm’s Apple 64-bit “marketing gimmick” comment retracted

Qualcomm’s Apple 64-bit “marketing gimmick” comment retracted

Back on the 2nd of October, a bit of buzz was generated at the hands of Qualcomm senior vice president and chief marketing officer Anand Chandrasekher with regard to Apple's 64-bit A7 chip. He suggested at the time that "there's a lot of noise because Apple did [64-bit] on their A7," going on to say that this implementation was a "marketing gimmick." Today Qualcomm has stepped forward to correct Chandrasekher's suggestion that "there's zero benefit a consumer gets from that."

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iPhone 5c already seeing cuts as retailers hunt plastic sales [Updated]

iPhone 5c already seeing cuts as retailers hunt plastic sales [Updated]

Apple's iPhone 5c is already facing up to 50-percent price cuts, only weeks after going on sale, as retailers like Best Buy chase customers toward the mid-range plastic smartphone. Although offered at $99.99 from Apple, with a new, two-year agreement, Best Buy will bundle a $50 gift card with the iPhone 5c over the weekend, that can be used against the sticker price of the handset. However, it's not the only retailer cutting the iPhone 5c as the handset gets overshadowed by its flagship iPhone 5s sibling.

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Gold iPhone 5s demand becomes reasonable while supply stays mysterious

Gold iPhone 5s demand becomes reasonable while supply stays mysterious

While demand for the gold-colored iPhone 5s seems to have been high the world over, the oddest cultural response continues to be in China, where the device is given the nickname "Tyrant King." It's there also that some of the highest prices have been demanded, with some 3rd party sellers taking the opportunity to follow the supply trends to maximize profit. This week, however, sources speaking with MyDrivers in China have reported the lowering of prices on this 3rd party merchant market for the gold iPhone 5s due not only to the idea that this model would be appearing in greater supply soon, but because "only wealthy people would buy this phone."

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Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

The much-anticipated Nexus 5 has surfaced in a variety of leaks, including benchmarks and a video. Last month, it was tipped by DigiTimes that the LG handset would be launching on October 14, which was a reasonable date. The folks over at Tech Radar has spoken to a source that says it will be a bit later than that, however, arriving in the last week of this month with specs akin to the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 5s motion sensor reading problems surface

iPhone 5s motion sensor reading problems surface

There have been grumbles in the Applesphere since the iPhone 5s launch from some owners who have experienced problems with the handset's onboard motion sensors, including the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. To test the nature of the complaints, the folks over at Gizmodo broke out a leveling tool and compass, among other things, revealing that something is indeed off with some of Apple's phones.

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64-bit Apple A7 processor is a “marketing gimmick” says QUALCOMM exec

64-bit Apple A7 processor is a “marketing gimmick” says QUALCOMM exec

When Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S it excitedly grabbed the distinction of using the first 64-bit processor in a smartphone. It didn't take long for Samsung to step up and say that it would be using 64-bit processors and some of its future devices. Samsung hasn't offered any further details on when it might begin using 64-bit processors, but according to a QUALCOMM executive there may not be any real benefit to using them now.

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