By Christian Zibreg on Jul 7, 2014
American retailing company Target has launched a new sale offering free gift cards with the purchase of an iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and the iPod touch media player. If you’re in the market for an iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display, the retailer will treat you to a $100 gift card.
Furthermore, Apple’s latest iPhones are on sale, too, and now come with a $20 gift card. As for the iPod touch, buying a 32-gigabyte version will net you a $30 gift card… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2014
I’m sick and tired of hearing armchair analysts repeatedly proclaiming Apple’s unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c a failure just because sales numbers don’t meet their wet dream targets.
I bought an iPhone 5c for my Mom’s birthday. My friend owns one. Yes, I even see it used in public.
To this date, not a single iPhone 5c owner exhibited a case of buyer’s remorse.
I mean, you never hear anyone complaining about Apple’s practice of keeping past two iPhone generations on the market at reduced prices whenever a new model comes along. The strategy has served the company well and that’s exactly what the iPhone 5c is – a previous-gen iPhone repackaged inside a plastic chassis, sold at a discount.
A lot of ink has been spilled to paint the iPhone 5c a dud, but time and again real world numbers simply don’t corroborate this notion. A good example is a new Kantar survey proving that Apple’s mid-tier handset beat Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 in terms of sales in the United Kingdom… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 26, 2014
If you are planning on purchasing a new iPhone, you will be happy to hear that Walmart is discounting the 16 GB iPhone 5s to $99 (down from $149) and 16 GB iPhone 5c to $29 (down from $49) when activated on a two-year service agreement. The new prices are effective tomorrow, making this one of the better iPhone deals available in-store in the United States… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 23, 2014
As you know, OtterBox makes a myriad of smartphone cases for a living. The Fort Collins, Colorado based firm is perhaps best known for using military-grade rugged technology that offers exceptional protection for your devices in the harshest of environments.
They produce wallet cases, waterproof cases with Touch ID support (based on their acquisition of fellow case maker LifeProof) and everything in between. Their Defender and Symmetry cases, for instance have received pretty rave reviews.
Today, OtterBox is expanding its family of Power Cases with the addition of a new Resurgence series which combines more than two times the battery power for your device with OtterBox’s trusted protection… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 30, 2014
RadioShack has just given us the heads up that it has begun a new iPhone promotion. Starting today, the electronics retailer will be offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint at its ‘lowest in-store prices ever.’
Folks looking to snag a newer model iPhone on one of these carriers can pick up a 16GB 5s for $79.99 (with a two-year contract of course) or a 16GB 5c for $29.99. And if you trade in a working iPhone 4s, you could get either phone free… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2014
Following the phasing out of the four-year-old iPhone 4 in India earlier this month after re-launching the handset in January, Apple has now officially brought its cheaper iPhone 5c model with eight gigabytes of storage to the 1.24 billion people country, one of the emerging BRIC (Brazil/Russia/India/China) markets.
According to local reports, the 8GB iPhone 5c has replaced the aging iPhone 4 as one of Apple’s most affordable handsets, starting at Rs 33,500 (approximately $574) after a cash discount of Rs 4,000 (about $68) and a wireless service contract… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 21, 2014
I’m not sure what i0n1c is better at: security research, or trolling?
In typical i0n1c manner, talented German researcher Stefan Esser has published a video demonstrating a jailbroken iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1. This is the same iPhone 5c that he showed off a few days ago in a photo shared online, but this time, we obviously get to see much more about what i0n1c calls the Cyberelevat0r jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 17, 2014
When we did our ‘state of the iOS 7.1 jailbreak‘ post earlier this month, we noted that there is currently no public jailbreak available for iOS 7.1 and newer firmwares. Apple patched the exploits used by evasi0n7 in 7.1, thus ending the jailbreak tool’s impressive 4-month long run.
That doesn’t mean that iOS 7.1 isn’t jailbreakable though. In fact, we’ve seen proof from winocm and others that it is. And this afternoon, we’re adding more evidence to the pile, as infamous hacker i0n1c has just tweeted a screenshot of his jailbroken iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 12, 2014
Now we know why Apple recently pulled its four years old iPhone 4 from store shelves in India, just a few months after re-introducing the handset to the 1.24 billion people market in January: according to a new report by an Indian newspaper, the Cupertino company is gearing up to launch its 8GB iPhone 5c in the country by early next month.
Apple’s mid-tier handset with eight gigabytes of storage will cost Rs 35,000/37,000 with a buyback offer, which works out to about $585/$618 in U.S. dollars… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014
Best Buy, the nation’s popular consumer electronics retailer, is offering latest iPhones with a notable 50 percent discount until this coming Sunday, May 11. The entry-level iPhone 5s model with sixteen gigabytes of storage is now available for $99 after a two-year wireless contract with Verizon or Sprint.
The 16GB iPhone 5c – which normally costs $99 after a two-year contract over at the Online Apple Store (and through many other carriers/retailers) – will now set you back $49.95 in upfront payment. Higher-capacity iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models are half price, too… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2014
An interesting new iPhone case is garnering some attention in the tech world right now. It’s called the Lunecase, and it features a built-in LED alert system that can let you know when you are receiving a phone call or text message via a glowing icon.
That may not sound like a big deal, but the real trick is that it’s able to do this completely wirelessly, without the need for any batteries or a connection to your iPhone. And it pulls this off by utilizing the electromagnetic energy emitted by the device… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 16, 2014
Apple last month released a cheaper iPhone 5c with just eight gigabytes of storage to address mid-tier markets where, in its own words, “LTE is becoming more established.” The handset was initially available in only five markets: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China.
Starting today, customers in an additional fourteen countries around the world can buy the 8GB iPhone 5c, bringing the number of regions where the smaller capacity handset is available to nineteen countries… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2014
At some point during the past week or so, the evad3rs released an update for evasi0n7, bringing the jailbreak tool to version 1.0.8. According to the change log, the software now supports build 11A466 of iOS 7.
Apparently 11A466 is a factory build—not available for download—of the iOS 7 firmware that shipped on some of iPhone 5s and 5c units. And up until now, folks with these devices were having issues jailbreaking… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Mar 23, 2014
While the iPhone 5c has failed to live up to internal expectations set by Apple, the smartphone certainly hasn’t been moving off the shelves as badly as some people might think. According to an AppleInsider report by Daniel Eran Dilger, the mid-tier handset actually outsold every BlackBerry, Windows Phone and flagship Android device in the United States during the winter quarter. Take a look… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2014
Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, has discounted contract-free iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to just $385 and $315, respectively, representing significant savings over Apple’s respective asking prices of $649 and $549 for the entry-level models with sixteen gigabytes of storage.
If you do the math quickly in your head, that’s $264 off the iPhone 5s and $234 off the iPhone 5c. You’ll need to sign up for one of Virgin’s unlimited data plans starting at $35 per month ($30 if you choose to auto-pay by PayPal or your credit/debit car).
These deals are web exclusives and valid for a limited time only… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2014
Today’s release of a new, cheaper iPhone 5c model with a rather paltry eight gigabytes of storage has prompted many writers to postulate as to why Apple may have limited the handset’s distribution to only a few markets, namely the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China.
According to Apple itself, that device is meant to target the mid-tier smartphone market where the iPhone has been under lots of pressure from an avalanche of rather affordable and pretty capable Android handsets. Although Apple could have rolled out the 8GB iPhone 5c across all of its markets, they’ve chosen to go only with a few countries where “LTE is becoming more established”… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2014
Apple’s newly launched cheaper iPhone 5c model with eight gigabytes of storage is only available in select few markets, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Tuesday. The device is available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China. It is not, however, on sale in the United States, for the time being.
By comparison, the relaunched fourth-generation iPad with Retina display is available across all territories because that device is a replacement for the company’s phased-out iPad 2 and now represents the new entry-level, full-size iPad offering. The introduction of the entry-level 8GB iPhone 5c is largely viewed as an effort to help boost the device’s lagging sales… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 18, 2014
As expected, Apple has launched an 8GB version of its iPhone 5c this morning. The handset popped up on UK carrier O2′s website a few moments ago, priced at £50 on contract. That’s a little over $80 in USD, and between £50 and £100 cheaper than the 16GB model.
Apart from the smaller storage bin, the new iPhone 5c is identical in every way to the handset that Apple introduced back in October. It still has a 4-inch Retina display, the powerful A6 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. And yes, it’s still unapologetically plastic… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014
It is no secret that Apple’s unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c has fallen short of Apple management’s internal projections. As an effort to revitalize flagging sales of the $549 handset, Apple’s uncharacteristically decided to run a series of new web and prints ads in places like the Tumblr blogging platform, NYTimes.com, Yahoo.com and the Rolling Stone magazine.
Apple’s game plan for the iPhone 5c now appears to include a cheaper model with just eight gigabytes of storage. According to a new rumor, the 8GB iPhone 5c is launching tomorrow, March 18, in – of all places – Germany on the Vodafone unit’s O2 network… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2014
Continuing with its advertising push for the iPhone 5c, Apple has taken out a high-profile ad in this month’s issue of Rolling Stone. The print ad, which resembles the art we have seen in online spots, can be found on the back cover of the magazine.
Earlier today we noted that Apple had launched a rather aggressive campaign for the handset, which it launched last fall. In the past few weeks, animated 5c ads have popped up on expensive real estate, including Yahoo.com and NYTimes.com… Read More