Consumers who order the iPhone 5S through Apple's online store now face a wait of just one to three business days before the device ships.
The latest shipping estimate is good for virtually all models and sizes of the new iPhone, Wi-Fi-only as well as Wi-Fi+Cellular. Only the recently released unlocked, SIM-free version of the 5S still shows a wait time of one to two weeks. The new estimate also is a drop from the previous promise of three to five days.
The iPhone 5S has seen its wait time gradually drop as Apple's suppliers have ramped … Read more
As 2013 draws to a close, Tim Cook has to be smiling.
Earlier this year it seemed that Apple would take a fall. Samsung and rest of the Android players were gaining momentum and share as Apple was slow to update its product portfolio and was seeing its profit margins decline. The stock went from from above $700 in September 2012 to below $400 in July 2013. Following the fall introduction of new products and good sales numbers for the holiday shopping season, however, the stock has climbed back above $560.
Perhaps Cook has been smiling all year, knowing that … Read more
Apple has reached a long-awaited deal with China Mobile to offer the iPhone on the world's largest wireless carrier, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The rollout of the iPhone on China Mobile, which has nearly 760 million customers, is expected around December 18, sources told the newspaper. While the iPhone is currently offered by China Unicom and China Telecom, Apple has been courting China Mobile for years, seeking the vast number of new customers such a deal would create.
CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.
Xinhua, China's official … Read more
The iPhone 5C has lured almost half of its users from Samsung, LG, and other rival smartphone makers, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Many Apple analysts and watchers expected the company to launch a truly low-cost international iPhone. But even with a starting price of $99 on contract and a full price of $549, the 5C still is reaching a wider audience than Apple typically draws, according to smartphone sales data from Kantar released Monday. As such, more new customers are trying the Apple brand for the first time, prompting many to jump ship from other smartphones.
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Loop for iPhone is a sleek, attractive app loaded with features to create short animations that you can then save and share with friends and family on the go. While it's not a full-blown movie creator or video editor, it offers plenty of features to create hand drawn animations on your iPhone, and with numerous steps along the way to help you get the most out of the app and a very polished interface that looks great on the small screen, it's a joy to use.
After installation, you can open Loop for iPhone and start creating new … Read more
Searching for an iPhone 5S? Your chances of snagging one have gotten better.
In his latest biweekly survey of 60 US Apple stores, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster found that availability of the 5S has risen to 90 percent of all iPhone models in stock. That's a huge improvement over 31 percent only two weeks ago -- and 10 percent at the start of October.
At this point last year, the iPhone 5 accounted for 95 percent of all iPhones in stock. However, iPhone 5S availability at AT&T and Verizon are better than that seen for the … Read more
iPhone 5S supply continues to try to catch up with demand.
As of Monday, Apple's US online store lists an estimated wait time of three to five business days for all variations of the popular 5S. That's an improvement over the one to two weeks listed a little more than a week ago.
Prior to last week, 5S buyers faced a wait of two to three weeks before the phone would ship.
Since its debut on September 20, the iPhone 5S has seen heavy demand. On launch day, ship time jumped to seven to 10 days within 10 minutes … Read more
Otterbox is by far the dominant force in iPhone cases, according to a new study, but Apple is starting to make inroads.
Otterbox, which makes a wide array of cases for mobile products, owns more than 50 percent of the iPhone 4S case market, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). And while the company is still holding the biggest share for individual firms in the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S market, Apple's cases are likely an increasingly worrisome presence for the case-maker.
According to CIRP, Apple's iPhone 5C cases account for nearly 10 percent … Read more
iPhone Mounter for Mac is a tool to help you move files between your iOS device and your Mac without having to use iTunes. Since the iOS platform only natively interacts with Mac through iTunes, there are quite a few limitations, including how to move files like music, movies, and books between the devices. This app allows you to do it, manually, as you would with an external hard drive and it both speeds up transfers and eases backups.
When you open the app for the first time, you'll see a familiar interface, modeled after iTunes, showing you the … Read more