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iPad mini 2 in Gold: slate appears with Touch ID

iPad mini 2 in Gold: slate appears with Touch ID

All the way upstream in the wild west (or Wild East, if you prefer) of secondhand parts stores sourced from what's supposedly Apple's own assembly line appears a Gold colored iPad mini 2. This device follows with the release of the iPhone 5s in Gold and the suggestion that the iPad's 5th generation release will kick out the Gold as well. Here a set of up-close photos also suggest that this model will be released with Touch ID - aka the fingerprint sensor delivered with the iPhone 5s as well.

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Is Apple’s iPhone pricing outrageous or sound business?

Is Apple’s iPhone pricing outrageous or sound business?

Earlier this week, a teardown by IHS revealed that Apple’s iPhone 5c costs the company $173 to produce, representing a 12 percent reduction compared to the iPhone 5. The entry-level iPhone 5s, meanwhile, sets customers back $199.

The news was not at all surprising. Apple has for years been building products for a relatively cheap sum. But as Apple continues to generate massive profits and carriers sell unlocked iPhones for several hundred dollars, I can’t help but wonder if the company is going a little far with its pricing.

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iOS 7.0.2 out now: Lockscreen bypass fixed

iOS 7.0.2 out now: Lockscreen bypass fixed

Just days after the first release of iOS 7, 7.0 that is, the folks at Apple saw some intrepid explorers bypass the basic lockscreen security of the software. Today the fix is in - iOS 7.0.2 is available for iOS devices of all kinds - all those that could use iOS 7 in the first place, that is - complete with a newly refreshed bit of security as its headline change. This version of iOS will ring in at 17.4MB and should be available to everyone by the end of the day.

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iPhone 5s and 5c US regional carrier release details emerge

iPhone 5s and 5c US regional carrier release details emerge

C Spire Wireless confirmed the upcoming release of the iPhone 5s and 5c earlier in the week and it looks like they will end up being part of a larger release date. In fact, it looks like C Spire will be releasing the new iPhone models alongside eight other US regional carriers. There are also several others promising the iPhone soon, but for now the October 1st release date has only been confirmed by these nine.

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iOS 7 waterproof hoax goes viral: lesson learned

iOS 7 waterproof hoax goes viral: lesson learned

There's little doubt now that the world understands Apple's design language so well that those with the ability to replicate it have more power than they know what to do with. Case in point: a falsified advertisement for iOS 7 that suggests the software update can make an iPhone waterproof. People fell for it, hook, line, and sunken smartphone.

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iPhone 5s build cost pegged at $199, iPhone 5c at $173

iPhone 5s build cost pegged at $199, iPhone 5c at $173

When a device as popular as the iPhone is torn down by a group like IHS, every little nook and cranny is investigated with great interest. What the team at IHS have found today, shared with AllThingsD today, but will be producing in full tomorrow, is that their teardown has pulled up costs of "at least" $199 for the construction of the iPhone 5s. They've also found that the iPhone 5c must cost Apple around $173 USD to build, citing the display to cost the most for both models.

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iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

If you'd planned on downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 on your iPhone or iPad this week using the official restore method from Apple, you'll be out of luck starting this week. This is because as of the start of this week, Apple has stopped "signing" old versions of restore points for the operating system. From this point forward it'll be hacking that users have to do if they want to downgrade from iOS 7 as Apple looks firmly toward the future.

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iOS 7 log-in bug appears to affect several key apps

iOS 7 log-in bug appears to affect several key apps

Today several sources - and users across the USA - are reporting a bit of an annoyance in iOS 7 for their iPhones and iPads when working with apps that require log-in information. One of the most prevalent of these is Mailbox, the email app released earlier this year to iPhone and iPad for iOS 6. It would appear that Apple's renewed interest in software and hardware security may have snuck up on developers now finding their apps to be kicking out refreshes at an alarming rate.

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C Spire Wireless confirms iPhone 5s and 5c release

C Spire Wireless confirms iPhone 5s and 5c release

We are coming out of the launch weekend for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c and while Apple has already come forward with sales numbers, it looks like that may have just been the initial launch. This launch included the big four carriers in the US market and moving forward the regional carriers are going to get in on the action. In fact, C Spire Wireless has announced they will have the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c available on October 1st.

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Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Speaking up today on their impending partnership, Nissan and Apple have let it be known that they'll be moving forward on iTunes Radio for automobiles. This move will make Nissan the "exclusive automotive launch partner" for iTunes Radio, and will allow it to retain this title "through 2013." The environment known as iTunes Radio was introduced to the public earlier this month on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with the mobile operating system iOS 7.

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