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Apple releases gold iPhone 5s ad in advance of Oct. 22 iPad event

Apple releases gold iPhone 5s ad in advance of Oct. 22 iPad event

Apple has released a TV advertisement for the iPhone 5s that celebrates the gold-colored version of its newest flagship phone. The 30-second spot shows the sides and back of a white iPhone being slowly coated in liquid gold. The ad comes in response to the positive reception of and high demand for the gold iPhone 5s despite widespread skepticism earlier on.

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iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

The iPhone 5s beat out the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Which? magazine's latest independent speed test of top-performing smartphones. Using a phone simulation program called Geekbench, the test found that the iPhone outperformed the competition in both single-core and multi-core performance benchmarks. Notably, the S4 slipped to third place after having scored top honors in June of this year.

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US Cellular iPhone 5s and 5c release detailed

US Cellular iPhone 5s and 5c release detailed

US Cellular has set a launch date for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the latest regional carrier to offer Apple's latest iOS smartphones. Both the flagship iPhone 5s and its plastic-bodied midrange sibling will hit US Cellular stores from November 8th, though pricing and contract details have not been confirmed.

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Fifty cents more in sensors could’ve made the iPhone 5s an empath

Fifty cents more in sensors could’ve made the iPhone 5s an empath

An extra fifty cents worth of sensors and your iPhone 5s could have read your emotions rather than just track exercise and fitness, chip manufacturer Freescale says, predicting a time soon when smartphones will know more about our moods than our friends and families do. The iPhone 5s' M7 co-processor, added by Apple in its latest smartphone iteration, is just a few senses away from a whole new level of understanding about its owner, Kaivan Karimi, executive director of global strategy and business development at Freescale Semiconductor, suggested today.

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iPhone 5s outselling 5c 2-to-1 tip analysts as orders slashed

iPhone 5s outselling 5c 2-to-1 tip analysts as orders slashed

Apple's iPhone 5s is outselling the cheaper iPhone 5c by more than two to one, market watchers estimate, amid reports that the Cupertino firm has slashed production of the plastic-bodied model. Demand for the iPhone 5c, which replaced the iPhone 4S at the $99-on-contract price point, has fallen significantly short of Apple's expectations, it's claimed, and while the two new handsets set sales records in the opening weekend of availability, the bulk of that interest is believed to be around the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 5s Touch ID technology early prototype shown off

iPhone 5s Touch ID technology early prototype shown off

In July, Apple bought mobile security firm AuthenTec, which has shown off an early prototype of the technology that is now refined and used in Apple's iPhone 5s Touch ID. The information and prototype was made public by the newly-acquired company's co-founder F. Scott Moody, who spoke to North Carolina State University engineering students yesterday night.

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iPhone 5s and 5c accelerate death of the 3.5-inch screen

iPhone 5s and 5c accelerate death of the 3.5-inch screen

Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch may have set a new record for opening weekend sales, but they've also significantly hastened the death of the 3.5-inch iOS screen size, new research suggests. Looking at North American web traffic and the screen sizes iPhone users were browsing on, Chitika Insights says in just a week after the iPhone 5s and 5c debuted, the share of traffic from iPhone 5-series devices rose 4-percent in terms of iPhone traffic overall.

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Crittercism suggests iPhone 5s crashes twice as often as 5c or 5

Crittercism suggests iPhone 5s crashes twice as often as 5c or 5

Apps on the iPhone 5s are currently crashing at twice the rate they do on the 5c or 5, according to a report by Crittercism of millions of app crashes. The crash rate for the 5c and 5 are both under one percent, but the crash rate for the 5s is about two percent.

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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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iPhone 5c ColorWare customization brings on 58 shades of plastic

iPhone 5c ColorWare customization brings on 58 shades of plastic

So you're not satisfied with the five colors offered up with the iPhone 5c in the Apple Store? There's one company that's ready to jump up on that opportunity as quick as possible - the customization group known as ColorWare. This group is known for their high-end colorization of smartphones, tablets, accessories, and even high-end products like Leica cameras and the Segway.

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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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