IT News Thread, New iPhone 5S and 5C in Other News; So apple have released the latest version of the iphone... wooo!
Apple unveils its cut-price handset: 'More fun, more colourful' ...
10th September 2013, 08:14 PM #1
New iPhone 5S and 5C
So apple have released the latest version of the iphone... wooo!
Apple unveils its cut-price handset: 'More fun, more colourful' iPhone 5C is made of plastic and will cost $99 | Mail Online
- The iPhone 5C is a plastic alternative to last year's iPhone 5
- It comes in five colours including pink, green, white, blue and yellow
- It will be shipped running Apple's latest iOS 7 software
- The iPhone 5S comes in three colours including gold, silver and slate
- Apple claim the device is twice as fast as the current handset
- The fingerprint scanner is built into the 'home' button of the iPhone 5S
- Called Touch ID, the scanner lets you buy apps at the touch of a button
- It can handle multiple fingerprints securely
Read more: Apple unveils its cut-price handset: 'More fun, more colourful' iPhone 5C is made of plastic and will cost $99 | Mail Online
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Anybody have any views on the new version? Have been using android for ages but after using an ipad almost daily for work im being more and more tempted to complete the set with the iphone when contract renewal date comes around
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10th September 2013, 08:31 PM #2
I like how iOS 7 looks, but after using a Nexus 4, the iPhone's screen just seems far too narrow for some reason.
10th September 2013, 08:31 PM #3
well that is my issue an iphone compared to my galaxy note is tiny :/
10th September 2013, 08:32 PM #4
10th September 2013, 08:36 PM #5
I can hear the noise of a few million dribbling imbeciles. I'm not sure what the onomatopoeia is for that, but it's in the air.
10th September 2013, 08:47 PM #6
Last edited by mrbios; 10th September 2013 at 08:50 PM.
10th September 2013, 08:54 PM #7
Hope IOS7 has improved from it's bloody awful beta look. Will slap it on an iPad when I get a chance.
The whole thing so far has gotten a very "Meh" response; nothing really new, they're pushing the 64bit thing a little too far (it's not new, it's not the first etc, contrary to what many fanbois believe) if it's even necessary, but I can't really judge that. It's more of the same, it'll sell like hotcakes despite it's "WHUT?" price. And people will happily spend beyond their means to have the "latest and greatest."
And yeah, it's a lovely word isn't it? Not used nearly often enough! It rolls off the tongue in speech
10th September 2013, 09:00 PM #8
Are there any other 64-bit SoC's that are already in smartphones?
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
10th September 2013, 09:07 PM #9
No idea. ARM were touting theirs in 2011 and had workable devices mid 2012. Dunno (and don't care) if any made it into devices. Wouldn't surprise me if various knockoff jobs from China have been for years.
There has been 64bit arch processors I remember from circa 2007/8 but buggered if I can find any info on them. Nokia were sniffing around them around the time of the n95 I think.
10th September 2013, 09:38 PM #10
IOS 7 looks like it will have some useful improvements but I'm still struggling to find a reason to upgrade my iphone 4S (unless Apple nerf the performance of it with the new OS upgrade!)
I think Apple is aiming way too high price-wise with the 5c. Especially when Google are poised to bring out their new Nexus 5 for nearly half the price! IMO they really need something closer to the £300 mark to tempt people away from the mid-range Android smartphones. £470 is silly money for last years iPhone in a garish plastic case!
It would be crazy not to just stump up another £80 and buy the 5S instead
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10th September 2013, 09:43 PM #11
Im just waiting for ios 7 which I believe is being released on the 18th. A week tommorow. Ive already got an iphone 5 so cant change or upgrade till Oct 2014
Originally Posted by flyinghaggis
10th September 2013, 09:59 PM #12
10th September 2013, 10:03 PM #13
@Arthur - airdrop shows as not working with the 3rd gen ipad but the 3rd gen only had a slightly slower cpu and a lightening connector so why not with the 3rd gen ipad ?
10th September 2013, 10:13 PM #14
Perhaps it's due to the WiFi hardware not supporting both ad-hoc and managed networks simultaneously (like it was with the OS X version of AirDrop). Either that, or Apple want you to buy another iPad.
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
10th September 2013, 11:19 PM #15
Now wouldnt that be a business plan
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