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Million dollar iPhone 5 appears diamond-encrusted and in 24-carat gold

Million dollar iPhone 5 appears diamond-encrusted and in 24-carat gold

If the gold-plated iPhones of the past weren’t enough for you, today we’ve got eyes on a million-dollar diamond-studded iPhone 5 for your perusal, complete with gold to boot. This device is an iPhone 5, first of all, not an iPhone 5s, likely owing to the inability to push diamonds between your thumb and the Touch ID sensor the 5s contains. It's made by The Alchemist and ready for action at Alchemist London.

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Wello iPhone case tracks owner’s vitals

Wello iPhone case tracks owner’s vitals

Those who enjoy the benefits of modern health-centric wearables but don't necessarily want to don a connected wristband might find the soon-to-launch Wello iPhone case to be a proper substitute. The Wello case features a couple of sensors on the back, as well as an embedded chip, that can track the owner's vital signs.

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Should I Wait for the iPhone 6?

Should I Wait for the iPhone 6?

I've been a longtime iPhone owner. I bought the first-generation iPhone, followed by the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 5. I entered this year with a cracked screen on my iPhone 5, fully expecting to take the plunge again this year and pick up an iPhone 6.

The rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 are nothing short of lustworthy for an old-time iPhone owner like me. The device will come with a higher-end processor, the rumor mill says, and could very well have a much larger screen.

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Apple Touch ID tech explained as Galaxy S5 follows in fingerprints

Apple Touch ID tech explained as Galaxy S5 follows in fingerprints

Apple has further detailed the way security works in iOS, including how the Touch ID system handles keeping fingerprint data safe as biometrics come under renewed scrutiny following Samsung's Galaxy S5 launch. The new iOS security whitepaper, quietly released this week, covers multiple aspects of data safety across devices like the iPhone and iPad, but is likely to be most interesting for the Touch ID scanner details and insight into the so-called Secure Enclave where Apple locks up fingerprint information.

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Samsung slams iPhone size with Galaxy Note 3 side-by-side

Samsung slams iPhone size with Galaxy Note 3 side-by-side

It should come as no surprise at this point that Samsung’s television video spots regarding the smartphone and tablet world are - at least in a large way - aimed directly at Apple. This week they’ve released an ad spot for the Galaxy Note 3 which compares the device to the iPhone 5s, showing the (much larger) Galaxy Note 3 display to be superior to the iPhone 5s for size and definition, summoning LeBron James to do the dirty work.

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Apple Sapphire Crystal furnaces acquired: iPhone 6 production lines up

Apple Sapphire Crystal furnaces acquired: iPhone 6 production lines up

A number of documents have appeared this week showing how Apple and the folks at GT Advanced have moved in a number of machines made for inspecting Sapphire Displays to their new manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. These machines have been found in import/export records acquired by 9to5 Mac and analyst Matt Margolis and appear to be working with the ability to inspect large slabs of Sapphire. These large slabs are specifically intended for displays as opposed to Apple's previous implementations of the material, those being the frontmost bit of the iPhone 5s' Touch ID home button or the backmost bit on the back-facing camera array of the iPhone 5.

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