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iPhone 5C Pre-Orders Begin Friday, 5S Only on September 20th

heroIn a rare move by Apple, their latest devices are not going to be available for pre-order on the same day. The iPhone 5C will begin pre-orders on September 13th , while the iPhone 5s seems to have no pre-order date and will only on be available on September 20th. In-store, however, you will be able to pick up both devices starting September 20th.

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iPhone 5S Pre-Orders Begin Friday September 13th, Launch September 20th

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 2.14.14 PMThe new iPhone 5S was announced moments ago at an Apple event at their Cupertino campus. Available for pre-order on September 13th, pricing remains in line with the iPhone 5 at 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299 and 64GB at $399 on contract. Similar to the iPhone 5C, the new 5S gets its own custom cases. Available in multiple colors at $39.  The new iPhones will launch in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany Japan, Singapore and the UK on September 20th marking a very significant milestone for the product – a Chinese launch in tandem with the US launch. The iPhone 4S 8GB will live on as a free alternative to the new 5S and 5C.

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Fingerprint Identification is “Touch ID” on the iPhone 5S

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Apple’s next generation iPhone 5S is now confirmed to feature fingerprint identification. Dubbed “Touch ID” by Apple, it’s small, but precise–and built right into the device’s home button. The new home button features a detection ring which turns on the touch sensor; simply touch your home button to unlock your phone, scan your fingerprint to authenticate iTunes app purchases and more. The new scanner is capable of reading multiple fingerprints, and the data is never stored on Apple’s servers or shared with other software.



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The Apple iPhone 5S, 64-bit, Better Camera, Motion Sensing and more…

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 2.17.52 PMApple announced their faster, 64-bit next generation iPhone 5S to the world today. Available in three colors (slate, silver and gold), the design is reminiscent of the now discontinued iPhone 5 in look and feel.

What exactly is new about this new iPhone? Featuring a 64-bit processor, a first on a smartphone, the iPhone 5S is 2x faster than the iPhone 5. A new processor has also been added–the M7 Motion coprocessor, which continuously measures motion data (accelerometer, gyroscope and compass), allowing for a new generation of health and fitness apps…or any other app that relies on tracking movement. The chip allows for more precise identification of user movement and therefore allows the device to optimize itself based on contextual awareness.

Battery life clocks in at 10 hours of 3G talk time, 250 hours of standby, as ell as 10 hours of LTE browsing and 40 hours of music playback. The camera is vastly improved, featuring a new Apple-designed lens with a F2.2 aperture. Pixels become bigger at 1.5 microns–equaling a better picture–and iOS 7 has been designed to take full advantage of it. Finally, a new flash module (dubbed “True Tone”) has been added, featuring two LED’s–one cool and one warm–offering over 1,000 unique variations to get the perfect picture. The new camera also features auto image stabilization.

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Apple Announces Next Generation iPhone 5S

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Apple has officially announced the next generation iPhone – the iPhone 5S. “The most forward thinking phone anyone has ever made” said Apple’s Phil Schiller, as the new device was introduced to the media gathering at its Cupertino campus. Available in slate, gold and silver colors, it’s made of high-grade aluminum with the same chamfered edges as the iPhone 5. The new phone features the worlds first and only smartphone with a 64-bit chip called the A7.  iOS 7 has been completely engineered for 64-bit (and Apple’s apps), making this processor 2x faster and up to 56 times as fast as the original iPhone. The new device features a ring around the home button rumored to house the onboard fingerprint scanner.

Stay tuned…

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Apple’s New iWork Suite to be Free on iOS Devices

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 1.21.38 PMAll new iOS devices will soon see some more icons, as iWork will be free on all new iOS devices. The new suite of productivity tools is designed specifically to be used in a mobile environment and includes a web-based component that allows for seamless editing no matter when and/or where you might be.

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Apple Discontinues iPhone 5, Officially Introduces iPhone 5C in Five Colors

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 1.28.09 PMApple’s Phil Schiller took the stage at the company’s Cupertino campus to introduce the world to the iPhone 5C. Made with all the same technology of the iPhone 5, the 5C comes in a variety of colors including: green, white, blue, pink and yellow. The back and sides are made of one piece of hard-coated polycarbonate material. Along for the ride is a custom case made of a soft-feel silicone rubber. 4-inch Retina display, same A6 processor as the iPhone 5,  larger higher capacity battery, same 8-megapixel camera, 3x video zoom, new FaceTime HD camera, FaceTime Audio and more are all along for the ride. The 16GB version will be $99, and 32GB $199 on contract, while the new cases will retail for $29.

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Apple Says Lightning to VGA & HDMI Cables are On their Way

With the true compatibility of Apple’s new lightning cable still unknown (you may want to hold off on buying any accessories), Apple has announced that Lightning-to-HDMI and Lightning-to-VGA cables are incoming, joining the already announced 30-pin-to-Lightning adapter for the iPhone 5 and iPod lineup. Recent notes on Apple’s own site, however, beg the question as to whether or not all features will be supported. Quoting, “video and iPod Out not supported;” which if true, means that some OEM products, and even in-car navigation systems, will not be able to control the new phone or devices that bare the new connector. As for the new video cables, Apple has only indicated  “in the coming months” availability, without any details on specific availability or pricing.

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Apple’s Phil Schiller Chats about NFC, Lightning and Wireless Charging

In an interview following Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, SVP Phil Schiller  explained why the company chose not to include NFC and wireless charging in the new handset, and goes in to detail on the new (and faster) Lightning port. Schiller told All Things D that the decision not to include NFC actually stemmed from Passbook, which he said “does the kinds of things customer need today.” On inductive charging, Schiller pointed out that the convenience still requires you to be plugged into an outlet, and is therefore not as convenient as people believe. “Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated,” Schiller said. As for the Lightning connector: “This is the new connector for many years to come,” Schiller said.

[UPDATE: By Mitchell Whitfield] Sorry Marc…couldn’t resist. While Mr. Schiller is correct in stating that wireless charging still requires a charger base to be plugged into an outlet, the advantage to consumers is only having to plug in that base one time, rather than constantly connecting and disconnecting their phones to charge them on a daily basis. Perhaps the more honest answer would have been, “NFC and inductive charging are great–but we’d rather hold off on these features so we can give iPhone 5 users a more compelling reason to buy the iPhone 5s next year!”

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New Apple Earpods Feature New Design, 3-years in the making

Apple has introduced a new set of ear buds for its mobile devices - EarPods. The new buds feature both inline control and microphone for use with your iDevices, while its direct speaker port points forward into your ear canal for higher quality sound resonance. The new EarPods will be a stand alone accessory available today. However, they will also be included with the new iPhone 5 and iPod lineup.

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