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Apple Launches 8GB iPhone 5c, Replaces iPad 2 with Updated iPad 4

Following speculation from earlier this week, Apple has today launched updated versions of its iPhone 5c and fourth-generation iPad, the latter previously discontinued in October 2013 for the iPad Air.

The return of the 16 GB iPad 4 marks the company's official discontinuation of the iPad 2, first introduced in March 2011 and sold until today as the most affordable iPad in Apple's line-up. The relaunched iPad 4 is the same device that Apple unveiled in October 2012 -- it comes with an A6X processor, FaceTime camera, and LTE support, but it replaces the iPad 2's 30-pin connector with Lightning, making it consistent with the rest of Apple's iPad family.

Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.

The 16 GB iPad 4 is available at $399 for the WiFi model and $529 for the WiFi + Cellular version, and it's shown on Apple's website as "iPad with Retina display".

The iPhone 5c has received a new 8 GB storage option today, currently available in Apple's European stores but expected to become available in the US later today. The new model is £40 cheaper than the 16 GB iPhone 5c in the UK, and it starts at £429, fully unlocked. The 8 GB iPhone 5c hasn't replaced the 8 GB iPhone 4s, which is still available on Apple's website.

The iPhone 5c was introduced in September with multiple color options as a slightly upgraded version of the iPhone 5, but its sales have been below Apple's expectations, as also confirmed by CEO Tim Cook in January.


Play Games Using The iPhone 5c Case

Speaking of Australia, how cool is this game by Stuart Hall and Dave McKinney? It is a variation of the classic four-in-a-row game that uses the iPhone 5c's case as a grid, cleverly taking advantage of the case's dots to show interface elements and let you tap on the screen.

The game is called Flipcase and it's free on the App Store. It also uses UIKit Dynamics for some delightful animations and physics effects. Very clever.

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Apple Announces New iPhone 5s and 5c Launches For October 25 and November 1

With a press release, Apple just announced a second round of international launches for the iPhone 5s and 5c on Friday, October 25 and Friday, November 1:

Apple today announced iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, will be available in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 additional countries on Friday, October 25. iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will also be available in more than a dozen countries on Friday, November 1, including India and Mexico.

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Apple: iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9 Million Over Opening Weekend, 200 Million Devices Updated To iOS 7

This morning, Apple issued a press release announcing that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have sold more than 9 million units in their first three days of sales after launching on Friday in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Apple has also announced that iOS 7, released last Wednesday, has already been installed on over 200 million iOS devices (of the over 700 million that, according to Apple, have been sold to date).

This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.

9 million units sold over the opening weekend is a new record for the company. Last year, Apple announced that the iPhone 5 topped 5 million sales over the opening weekend, with 100 million devices updated to iOS 6. In 2011, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S units in the first weekend, and, in 2010, they sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 units.

The iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7 launched to positive reviews that mentioned the solid hardware construction and Touch ID feature on the new iPhones, and the modern design and new functionalities such as Control Center and improved multitasking for iOS 7. Both the iPhone 5s and 5c generated long lines at Apple retail stores around the globe, partially thanks to the lack of pre-orders for the iPhone 5s (for the iPhone 5c, there were online pre-orders, but Apple didn't release official numbers).

Also of note in this year's launch is the addition of China to the first round of countries, as well as the fact that, in today's press release, there is no mention of a second round of countries. Apple also announced that "over 11 million unique listeners have already tuned in to iTunes Radio since launch" with the most listened to song being “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake.


Apple Posts New “Designed Together” Commercial for iPhone 5c and iOS 7

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Alongside the release of iOS 7 and a refresh of the App Store for newly updated iOS 7 apps, Apple has today posted a new commercial for the iPhone 5c and the new OS.

Called "Designed Together", the commercial focuses on how the design of the iPhone 5c and iOS 7 complement each other in various ways. Apple's message is that, with the iPhone 5c and iOS 7, the difference between hardware and software has been blurred, much like many aspects of its new operating system. There are playful animations that see iOS 7 features morphing into iPhone 5c hardware, and parts of the iPhone 5c's colored shell becoming pieces of the iOS 7 interface.

The interplay between hardware and software is something that Apple has been remarking for the past week since the announcement of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, and it's no surprise that the company is now promoting the idea to the general public through a fun, delightful ad.

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Should You Buy the iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s? A Helpful Recommendation Guide

On September 10th, 2013, Apple introduced two new iPhones: iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c comes in an array of colors, is made of polycarbonate, and is marketed as an everyday fun phone. Apple's flagship model, the iPhone 5s, is made of premium materials like glass and aluminum, and is presented as a phone that showcases upcoming technologies that will eventually become standard. This guide is designed to help you choose the phone that's right for you.

If you currently have the iPhone 5, don't worry. The latest technologies announced with the iPhone 5s will still be there in Apple's next flagship phone with refinements and mature apps that take advantage of it all. Wait another year if you're locked into a two year contract.

If you have the iPhone 4S or an earlier model, and you're near the end of your two year contract, it's time to upgrade.

While the following advice is specific to those living in the United States, mainly due to pricing and availability, much of the advice is applicable worldwide. Read more


September 10th iPhone Event: All the Other Stuff

Today's iPhone event was short and to the point. Instead of introducing handfuls of new products and apps, we were presented with a quick iOS 7 overview of what was already announced at WWDC, some iWork and app updates (more on that in a second), and then the iPhones themselves alongside accompanying cases. Honestly, this made for one of the most satisfying iPhone events in ages.

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iPhone 5c: Everything You Need to Know

During today’s media event at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, took the stage to announce the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5c is Apple’s first plastic-bodied phone with a 4-inch screen, is shaped like the iPod touch, and is also Apple’s first iPhone that’s available in an array of bright colors. The 16 GB iPhone 5c starts at $99 on contract.

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