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Apple sets iOS 7.0.1 update for new iPhones

iOS 7.0 update failing during download - underwhelming as is becoming customary with Apple

Posted by Kraimer on September 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 7 to the public

Just sucessfully updated my iPhone 5 to ios 7. Works fine.

Posted by Jill on September 18, 2013 at 2:13 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 7 to the public

I get the same Update Failed message as Tim.  When I hook it up to iTunes (11.1.0.126) I get “This version of the iPhone software (6.1.4) is the current version.” Looks like the waiting continues…

Posted by John on September 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 7 to the public

Finally cleared off the 3.1GB of space, only to get Software Update Failed - An error occurred downloading iOS 7.0.  Close or Settings.  Hmmm…

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2013 at 1:44 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 7 to the public

Got message that you need at least 3.1 GB free before you can install the new iOS 7.

Posted by Peter Lau on September 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM (CDT)

Report: iPhone 5s stock to be constrained at launch

One must wonder how this qualifies as news worthy. The iPhone 5C is 98% the same internally as the 5 - Apple has had well over a year securing suppliers and manufacturing facilities. The 5S is both an almost entirely new product and will have a considerably higher demand at launch than the “same” phone most people who wanted a 5 already have.

Seems obvious that the 5S’s supply is unlikely to meet demand at launch, whereas you will probably be able to buy the 5C off the shelf at Walmart.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 18, 2013 at 9:13 AM (CDT)

Apple offers iPhone 5s, 5c case design guidelines

How do we know whether a particular case complies with these specifications? Is the ‘made for iphone’ label still used, or is it just a matter of making sure that you buy a case from a reputable manufacturer?

Posted by Alastair on September 18, 2013 at 5:53 AM (CDT)

iOS App Store now allows legacy app downloads

Oh hell yes. There are a number of devs this will be perfect for. Apple’s stricter policies for new submissions starting at the end of spring had orphaned many apps - if the dev updated their app, they would break compatibility for users with older hardware, and if they didn’t update their app, well, nobody got any support.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM (CDT)

Burberry to use iPhone 5s for runway show

i wanna have a iphone 5 for tuesday

Posted by jaymon mcclain on September 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

Apple intros space gray iPod touch, nano, shuffle

Isn’t the blue color also new?  Are any of the other three colors different from how they were this past year?  Also is there anything different about the 16GB model?

Posted by Max Claster on September 13, 2013 at 12:53 PM (CDT)

Apple kills Cards app

This really sucks!! My wife and I have been using iCards for our anniversaries and just because for the past two years. Apparantly were in the minority if apple axed the app. Now I have to break the news to her. We loved the level of customization and personalization this offered!!

Posted by Gabe on September 13, 2013 at 12:38 AM (CDT)

iPhone 5s, 5c battery sizes larger than iPhone 5

If I restore my IPad to factory setting will I lose my pictures and music?

Posted by Yolanda on September 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM (CDT)

Apple offers discontinued iPhone 5 starting at $99/$549

Attendants of Apple Store Chat dismiss this story as incorrect. This is the transcript of a chat session I just had:


Now Chatting with Jessica

(Apple Chat) Hello and welcome to the Apple Online Store! How may I assist you today?
(me) I did the purchase of an iPhone 5 16GB at September 6. As Apple just discontinued this phone and is selling them with a $100 discount, I would like to request a refund corresponding to this purchase?
(Apple Chat) Hi!
Apple no longer carries the 5, and is not offering any kind of discounts on this model.
They are no longer available.
(me) It says otherwise here: <TechHive article URL referring this page> “Apple’s retail stores are offering their remaining stocks of the iPhone 5 at $100 off the purchase price. That would be $99/$199/$299 for 16/32/64GB models with a cellular contract and $549/$649/$749 off-contract, respectively.”
(Apple Chat) That is not an official Apple article. The website is speculating however the information is incorrect.
There is no such discount available. The iPhioe 5c and 5s have replaced the iPhone 5
iPhone*
(me) I see. Because if there is such discount, it would make sense for me to return the iPhone that I bought online, and then buy one for less at an Apple store.
(Apple Chat) Yes, I completely understand your concern.
But currently , the 5 is just being replaced.

Posted by Adriano Ferreira on September 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM (CDT)

Apple offers discontinued iPhone 5 starting at $99/$549

And the £350-£480 iPhone 5’s in the UK are available where?

Posted by AnthonyH on September 12, 2013 at 3:43 AM (CDT)

Apple offers discontinued iPhone 5 starting at $99/$549

Glad I sold my year ip5 for $500 a week ago. Did have another year of AppleCare plus tho.

Posted by Incarnato on September 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM (CDT)

Apple offers discontinued iPhone 5 starting at $99/$549

well, that’s a clear indicator of their profit margin.

Posted by fredthewhale on September 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM (CDT)

Apple TV software refresh Sept. 18 to add new features

I really hope we get the ability to create folders for all these new ATV apps.  I know you can suppress the ones you don’t want to see, but even with the ones I want to see it would sure be great to organize them for less clutter on the main screen.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on September 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM (CDT)

Apple announces iWork, iPhoto, iMovie iOS apps go free*

The keynote was very clear that these apps would be free only for new devices that ship with iOS 7.

How Apple manages this won’t be known until next week, but it could be as Jesse describes where a “qualifying purchase” gets you the apps for free and then you’re able to share with other devices on your iTunes account.

Another way might be to integrate the apps into iOS 7 as built-in apps (like Weather) which only get enabled (for free) as part of the initial registration of the new device.

That would make it free only for new devices and (if built into iOS 7) prevent the apps from being transferred to your library for sharing with other devices.  Older devices updated to iOS 7 would not even see these built-in apps, unless the user purchases them.  Pure speculation, but quite possible.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on September 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM (CDT)

Apple unveils iPhone 5c, 5s Docks

Yay, audio out!  Was that so hard?

Posted by NickT on September 11, 2013 at 3:22 PM (CDT)

Apple debuts colorful iPhone 5c

I tend to agree that Apple should stop caring, but if there’s one thing we’ve seen in the post-Jobs era, it’s an odd sort of defensive approach from Apple on many things. Basically, Apple caring what people think while trying to pretend they don’t care what people think.

That said, carrier cooperation is still necessary in order to provide full and proper support for things like Visual Voicemail, LTE, MMS, and so forth—all of those carrier configuration files come from the carriers, and it’s telling that no files exist for carriers that the iPhone isn’t officially part of, even if those carriers want to support the iPhone (T-Mobile prior to the announcement earlier this year, for instance).

If Apple stopped playing ball there might be some carriers who would basically eschew offering “tight” iPhone integration regardless of consumer demands…. many consumers still buy their iPhones at carrier stores, and could easily be tipped to the Android world if the iPhone weren’t available at all.  Carriers would rather dangle what looks like a juicier carrot in order to lock people into long-term contracts, and many users on the fence would take a “free” “$500” Android device over even a $99 off-contract iPhone. A friend of my wife’s went that exact route, getting sucked in by a store rep constantly reminding her what a better deal the HTC One S was because it was a “$550 phone that we’re giving you for FREE!” She came over and basically announced what a *great* deal she had just gotten compared to the iPhone.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on September 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM (CDT)

Apple announces iWork, iPhoto, iMovie iOS apps go free*

It’s unclear what will happen in terms of being offered the free iWork apps if you restore from a backup, although there’s no reason to suggest that it won’t work—when you restore a new iOS device from a backup, you’re still taken through an abbreviated version of the iOS Setup Assistant even in iOS 6. The free apps could still be offered at that point.

Even if Apple has overlooked this, due to the way the App Store works, once you’ve “purchased” the free apps, they will be part of your App Store purchase history and you will likely be able to use them on all of your devices that use the same Apple ID—new or not.  This is in fact how the Mac App Store works already with the the iLife apps when purchasing a new Mac—you get them for free on the new Mac—they’re essentially added to your purchase history automatically, and can then download them from the Mac App Store on all of your other Macs.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on September 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM (CDT)

Apple announces iWork, iPhoto, iMovie iOS apps go free*

If I set up my phone as a new device, can it then be restored using a backup?

Posted by jsj on September 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM (CDT)

Apple announces iWork, iPhoto, iMovie iOS apps go free*

I’ve heard reports that they are free with iOS 7 on a new device. So when I upgrade my iPhone 5 I may not be prompted to download them as Jess suggests above. But if I set up it up as a new device, I should get the prompt.

Curious to hear about GarageBand.

Posted by Marc Robinson on September 11, 2013 at 10:03 AM (CDT)

Apple debuts colorful iPhone 5c

Good points, but I guess what I don’t understand is why Apple cares about the carriers precious wittle feelings at this point. While Android may hold just over half the cell phone market, that half is comprised of dozens of models that run the gamut from equally overpriced hardware like the Galaxy series to bare bones LG offerings that you can pick up for $20 with a prepaid TracFone card contract free. The iPhone is still the single best selling series, with whatever the latest one is the single best selling model. If Apple had the stones to start selling unlocked hardware at a true price point, the carriers would be announcing their non-subsidized plans for it 30 seconds later.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 11, 2013 at 9:24 AM (CDT)

Apple debuts colorful iPhone 5c

I’ve generally felt that iPhone pricing always comes back to the carriers when it comes right down to it—as much as Apple has tried to shake off those shackles, it seems that they still need to keep the carriers happy to get at least some cooperation.

When it comes right down to it, anybody who really looks at it can figure out that cell phone hardware is generally way overpriced—the carriers count on that, otherwise they’d have nothing to subsidize. As a result, all of the hardware manufacturers have always jacked up their prices because the carriers are willing to pay those exorbitant high fees and then pass them on to the customers in the form of contract subsidies. Unfortunately, this leaves those that actually want a contract-free phone paying considerably more than is reasonable. There’s no practical reason a 32GB iPhone 5C should cost more than twice the price of the comparable iPod touch, except for the fact that the carriers want to be able to demonstrate how awesome of a deal they’re giving you by subsidizing your already-overpriced hardware.

I, too, had hoped that we’d see the iPod touch retired in favour of an unlocked, contract-free iPhone 5C, but sadly there’s still going to be a need to keep the iPod touch around for a while between the carrier issues above and that the general public still isn’t willing to shake off the negative connotation of giving their kids a “phone”—even many technical people don’t fully appreciate that an unlocked, contract-free, SIMless iPhone is effectively the same thing as an iPod touch, and in that case what hope is there for the typical consumer to figure this out?

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on September 11, 2013 at 7:44 AM (CDT)

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