Great things come in small packages. Well, that’s the kind of thinking Apple hopes will entice customers to the recently unveiled iPhone SE, the latest addition to Apple’s lauded lineup of smartphones. The sleek device essentially serves as an updated version of the company’s dated 4-inch iPhone. But it’s packed with the same hardware and processing power as the iPhone 6S, minus the exuberant price tag.The iPhone SE touts Apple’s A9 processor and M9 co-processor, along with a 12-megapixel iSight camera, compatibility with Apple Pay, and a wealth of other features that have come to define Apple’s ecosystem and iOS 9. It’s poised to set the bar when it comes to pint-sized mobile computing, but how does it compare when placed alongside the iPhone 6? Check out the in-depth spec comparison below for a closer look at all the details. iPhone SEiPhone 6Size4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inchesWeight3.99 … [Read more...] about iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6: Spec showdown
Iphone 5 vs 5s
Everyone wins whenever Apple announces a new device. The Apple loyalists get to obsess over a new thing; the people who feel the need to counter the passion of Apple fans get to bash every last detail of the device; and the rest of us can enjoy it for what it is, whether we ever own it or not. So today’s announcement of two new versions of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, is exciting for everyone. The problem is, how do you know which iPhone is right for you? The flagship 5S? The colorful 5C? Or is the iPhone 4S good enough to meet your needs? We put the new members of the iPhone 5 family tree and the iPhone 4S side-by-side in a spec showdown to find out. iPhone 5S iPhone 4SiPhone 5C Size123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (mm)115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 (mm)124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 (mm)Weight112g140g132 gScreen4.0-inch LCD3.5-inch LCD4.0-inch LCDResolution1136×640 pixels960×640 pixels1136×640 pixelsOSiOS 7iOS 6 … [Read more...] about iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5C vs. iPhone 4S: The differences between Apple’s phones
Looking to score a new iPhone 5, but not ready to drop a lot of money on one? Without a contract with a mobile carrier, the iOS device will set you back anywhere from $650 to $850. Even with a two-year agreement, you’ll still have to shell out $200 to $400 to get your hands on one.As @evleaks reports, Verizon may be gearing itself up for a promotion that could help get you a whole lot closer to your dream of owning an iPhone. Twitter user @evleaks, who is behind the initial revelation of a plethora of mobile rumors, tweeted that the mobile carrier is planning to offer iPhone 5’s to its users, both current and new, for an additional $100 off the contract rate.The promo, which, if real, is expected to start in the next couple of weeks, though there’s no word as to exactly how long it will be offered.One question we can’t help but ask is: why would Verizon want to offer an additional discount, when users agreeing to a two-year contract already get $450 off the … [Read more...] about Verizon may offer an extra $100 off iPhone 5
Every one of us has experienced that desire to own the latest smartphone to be announced, even if our existing phone is the model it replaces, and is therefore is almost certainly still capable of performing its duties. However, thanks to the joy of 24-month contracts, it’s not always possible to fulfill that desire. Vodafone UK feels our pain, and has come up with an intriguing solution, a new tariff named Red Hot. It turns the traditional mobile contract on its head and removes the need to plan for a yearly upgrade. Instead, for one monthly fee, you’ll get unlimited texts, voice, and cellular data on top of a brand new phone every 12 months.Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not without its drawbacks, so let’s take a closer look at how Red Hot works. Unlike regular plans, you sign two contracts with Red Hot: one for the network and one to lease your phone. Currently, you get to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2, and the Apple … [Read more...] about Vodafone’s Red Hot plan: Lease your iPhone 5 for a year, then get an iPhone 5S for free
Apple sold a record-breaking 5 million iPhone 5 units over the past three days, the company announced today. The number tops its previous record of 4 million iPhone units sold during opening weekend, which was set last year by the iPhone 4S.“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”Despite the self-congratulations, sales of the iPhone 5 have fell well short of lofty Wall Street estimates. Apple analyst extraordinaire Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray predicted that Apple would sell 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5 units in … [Read more...] about Apple sold a disappointing 5 million iPhone 5 units in three days
With iPhone 5 rumors running amok, we are seeing an increasing number of Chinese-made products making their way onto tech blogs as possible clues as to what Apple has up its sleeve. These include cases that claim to be for the iPhone 5, and even devices themselves. But this bogus handset, photos of which were posted to Reddit.com by user Tizod, should serve as a reminder why we shouldn’t take these knockoffs as evidence of anything.As Tizod explains in his post, his sister-in-law returned from a trip to China with what she swore was an iPhone 5. Thing is, this device couldn’t be further from something Apple would release, unless their quality control has gone completely to hell.While this device looks strikingly similar to other counterfeit iPhone 5s we’ve seen in the past, it includes a wide variety of hilariously bad details that scream “FAKE!” First off, the font used for the word “iPhone” isn’t at all similar to the official font … [Read more...] about This is what passes for an iPhone 5 in China
So you’ve got this old iPhone 5S burning a hole in your pocket, huh? Perhaps you’ve held on to it because you prefer smaller phones or you’re nostalgic, or, maybe, you have yet to be swayed by any of the latest iPhones. Perhaps you might be interested in the iPhone SE — or, as Apple calls it, “the most powerful 4-inch smartphone.”To help you decide if you finally want to upgrade, we’ve pitted the now-discontinued iPhone 5S against the new iPhone SE. The following is a detailed breakdown of the specs for each device. Additionally, we’ve given our thoughts on how the two stack up in terms of design, power, camera functionality, and more. Apple iPhone SEApple iPhone 5SSize4.87 x 2.31 x .30 inches4.87 x 2.31 x .30 inchesWeight3.99 ounces3.95 ouncesDisplay size4 inches4 inchesResolution1136 x 640 pixels1136 x 640 pixelsOSiOS 9.3iOS 7, upgradable to 9.3Capacity16, 64GB16, 32, 64GBChipsetA9 chip with 64 bit architecture, Embedded M9 motion … [Read more...] about It’s time to upgrade: iPhone SE vs. iPhone 5S spec showdown
Other smartphone makers might object, but these days, the mobile landscape feels like an ongoing battleground between Apple and Samsung. That's particularly the case when one of these companies rolls out a new phone. And that's exactly what's happening now, as the iPhone X launch is upon us. Apple's latest offering delivers an edge-to-edge OLED display that practically does away with bezels, a new depth-sensing front camera for Face ID and a pretty hefty $999 price tag. Update: Our iPhone X full review is now live. The $950 Galaxy Note 8 also offers an edge-to-edge OLED screen, both face and iris recognition, and a unique S Pen for taking notes, drawing and more. With preorders underway for the iPhone X in advance of the phone's arrival in stores on Nov. 3, it's time to take a closer look at how Apple's latest flagship measures up to Samsung's supersized phone. For all that the iPhone X and Note 8 have in common, these devices differ in … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8: Which Big-Screen Phone Will Win?
comScore and Kantar released their smartphone data for November. comScore has Apple’s iPhones gaining share in the U.S. after pausing in September and October while Kantar’s showed strong gains but not as good as the iPhone 5 did a year ago. (Note that my family and I own Apple shares). Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock comScore has Apple’s U.S. smartphone share at 41.2% comScore has Apple increasing its U.S. smartphone share from 40.6% in October to 41.2% in November. comScore has had Apple gain share in the U.S. every month except in January 2012 and September 2013 since November 2011, a 25 month time period. Since October 2011 comScore estimates that the company has increased its U.S. share by almost 50% going from 28.1% to 41.2%. Apple has also shrunk Android’s lead from 18.2% to 10.7% in November.Google’s Android has also gained share over the 25 months moving from 46.3% to 51.9%, which means the combination of … [Read more...] about Apple’s IPhone 5c And 5s Gained Share But Not As Strong As The IPhone 5 A Year Ago
Google and Apple have new flagship phones — but which one is the better buy for business users? In October, Apple launched the iPhone 5s, which features a fingerprint sensor for extra security and iOS 7, an operating system update with plenty of business-friendly features. Meanwhile, Google launched its brand-new Nexus 5 smartphone late last month. The phone is the first and only handset running Android 4.4 KitKat, an OS update that's packed with productivity boosters. The iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 both feature next-generation hardware, but they are vastly different devices, each with a unique feature set and value proposition for small business owners. Read on for a head-to-head comparison that will help you choose which device is right for your business. The Apple iPhone 5s and Google Nexus 5 are strikingly different in terms of form factor. Your business's specific needs will determine which phone is the right fit. Nexus 5: The Nexus 5, which boasts a screen just barely shy of 5 … [Read more...] about Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s: Which ‘5’ is Better for Business?