Apple on Tuesday introduced a version of its new, brightly colored iPhone that comes with half the storage of the former cheapest model but also a smaller price tag. In the UK, for example, the 8GB iPhone 5C costs £429 ($712) versus £469 ($779) for the 16GB model. For now, the 8GB iPhone 5C is available only in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China. US customers will have to settle for the 16GB version or choose another iPhone model like the (non-4G) 4S.
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Apple could be weeks away from starting production on the iPhone 6.
Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron is apparently opening up new factory space and recruiting workers to build the iPhone 6, according to the report. The production would begin in the second quarter, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.
Apple declined CNET's request for comment.
Pegatron wouldn't be the only manufacturer of Apple's flagship phone. The Commercial Times said Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, would be the primary manufacturer of the phone.
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You can tire of children.
And anyway, how are kids really going to persuade people that your network is wonderful -- or at least a little better than it used to be?
AT&T has therefore retired its cute kiddies who sit in a classroom and talk nonsense, in favor of the one thing that can offer you sense about your network: nerdy engineers.
To coincide with your coming temporary obsession with college basketball, the company is releasing a new campaign, featuring two (slightly) charming AT&T engineers. (Played by actors, of course.)
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Apple may aim to shake up the smartphone market with an 8GB iPhone 5C, according to several new reports.
Citing information from two German blog sites and its own tipsters, MacRumors said on Monday that the 8GB phone will reportedly hit the market this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. Available in the full gamut of 5C colors, the 8GB version would be the new entry-level iPhone model, said MacRumors. Apple currently offers the 5C in 16GB and 32GB variations.
Apple's iPhone 5C is in some deep trouble in China, it appears.
Unlike the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, which have watched sales soar since their launch last year, the iPhone 5C has had trouble getting off the ground, new data from China-based analytics company Umeng shows. The iPhone 5 is actually the most popular Apple smartphone in China at the moment, accounting for about 15 percent of Umeng's network. The iPhone 5S comes in at 12 percent, while the iPhone 5C can only muster 2 percent.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity. And Apple's next iPhone may feel it just like you do.
Expected to arrive this year, the iPhone 6 could come equipped with its own barometer to automatically detect the temperature, humidity, and air pressure, according to ESM-China analyst Sun Changxu. In a report covered by blog site G for Games, Chagxu cited "sources close to the matter" as responsible for this latest tidbit.
Microsoft is taking baby steps toward offering its operating system for free or on the cheap -- a necessary tactic in a world dominated by Google's Android and other up-and-coming free operating systems, an analyst tells CNET.Read more
When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced, details emerged about Spritz -- a speed-reading feature that comes built-in to some apps on the phone. Spritz uses rapid serial visual presentation, or RSVP, to display words one after another using a single focal point. The company calls this point the optimal recognition point, or ORP.
The technology isn't exactly new -- it dates back to the 1970s -- and it was even used in software for last decade's phones. In 2005 CNET covered a demo version of BuddyBuzz, mobile software that could display one word at a time on … Read more