For every iPhone 5C activation in the US, there are 1.9 iPhone 5S activations, according to mobile analytics firm Localytics. Globally, the gap widens to 2.3 iPhone 5S devices per iPhone 5C. Still, the difference is much better than a couple weeks ago when Localytics found that the iPhone 5S outpaced the iPhone 5C by a factor of 3.4.
The smaller gap in the US indicates … Read more
Boost, a unit of Sprint, said Monday that Apple's latest smartphones will be available on November 8. It's both the latest and one of the last carriers to offer the two phones.
Apple typically pushes its new iPhones to the large big-box retailers and national wireless carriers before expanding the distribution to partners focused on prepayment customers. Virgin Mobile, Sprint's other prepaid business, got the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last month. A smaller number of users purchase the iPhone prepaid because … Read more
The carrier's iPhone 5S and 5C mini Web site directly grafts Apple's posted details, which suggests for now anyhow that U.S. Cellular will sell all colors and capacities at Apple's pricing.
Even if this changes as we get closer to November 8, we should expect to see the 16GB models at the very least. That's $200 on-contract for the 5S, and $100 on-contract for the 5C.
Updated at 3:23pm PT with more details.
iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor for Mac converts iOS device backups created by iTunes into Mac OS X files that are easy to access and use. The app can retrieve detailed information stored in backups, making it a useful tool for developers investigating bugs or for users trying to decode SMS messages, notes, or call histories from SQLite database files. Even though it's quite basic, the app does a good job.
iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Extractor quickly detects iPhone and iPad Touch devices that have been backed up by iTunes and lets you extract all information contained within the … Read more
Apple's iPhone 5S is significantly outpacing the iPhone 5C in sales, and at least one analyst believes that trend will continue into the holiday season.
The iPhone 5S is outselling the iPhone 5C at a ratio of 2.5-to-1, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley wrote in a note to investors on Wednesday. That news is obviously good for Apple, which generates more revenue on the iPhone 5S than iPhone 5C, but it also cements Walkley's belief that Apple will sell 52.5 million iPhones during the last quarter of the year.
The first quarter of 2014 should also … Read more
The iPhone 5S has proven to be a hot commodity. The iPhone 5C? Not so much, at least according to a new report.
Apple has told two of its iPhone suppliers that it plans to cut orders for the 5C this quarter, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Citing information from "people familiar with the situation," the Journal reported that supplier Pegatron was told that 5C orders would be trimmed by less than 20 percent. Hon Hai, aka Foxconn, was informed that orders would be reduced by a third. Pegatron assembles around two-thirds of 5C units, according to … Read more
Prepaid carrier Cricket next week will become the latest wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C.
Cricket Communications, which is owned by Leap Wireless and is about to be purchased by AT&T, will offer Apple's newest smartphones to its customers starting October 25, Cricket said Monday. Customers can preregister their interest at Mycricket.com/register.
It's unclear how much the phones will cost through Cricket, which offers service to customers without contracts. Prepaid customers typically pay full price for a device unless the carrier offers some sort of promotion. The iPhone iPhone 5S … Read more
Apple's iPhone 5S is more than twice as popular as the company's iPhone 5C, according to a new report.
During September, the iPhone 5S accounted for 64 percent of all Apple smartphone sales, easily topping the iPhone 5C's 27 percent share, according to data obtained by All Things Digital from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). Just 9 percent of customers bought the iPhone 4S last month.
Despite its lead in September, the iPhone 5S might not always be such a popular choice among consumers, CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz told All Things Digital in an interview … Read more
We've got another great batch of hot video picks for you this week!
CNET Editor at Large Tim Stevens checks out Avegant's Virtual Retinal Display prototype, which takes Oculus Rift-style immersion to the next level. You'll have to see for yourself. In an all-new episode of Next Big Thing, Brian Cooley explains why self-driving cars are making more sense, and how 3D gesture tech could forever change computing.
To satisfy Android and Apple fans alike, we're also serving up new episodes of Googlicious and Apple Byte where we offer a sneak peek at Android 4.4 … Read more