The device will actually be a midrange product, and not one that will compete in the lower end of the space.
Apple’s iPhone 5C might not be a “low end” product after all.
If the long-rumored device launches later this year, as expected, the iPhone 5C will actually be considered a midrange product and replace the iPhone 5, KGI Securities analyst and longtime Apple follower Ming-Chi Kuo wrote to investors on Monday, according to AppleInsider, which obtained a copy of the report. The iPhone 4S, which many believed would be killed off by the iPhone 5C, will live on, Kuo claims.
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Another day, another iPhone 5S parts leak — but things might be a little different this time around. A new report from French blog Nowhereelse.fr includes a number of photos said to show the back panel from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S.
The site doesn’t say where it found the photos despite the fact that they’re marked “republished,” but it has a good track record when it comes to parts leaks. While the outside of the casing looks the same, as expected, the newly leaked parts show further evidence that the iPhone 5S is getting a big internal overhaul — and this time, we may finally have some indications that Apple is making room for a fingerprint scanner.
If there are smartphone gods — and there must be because I pray to them every night for a bigger-screen iPhone — then my HTC One Android phone would work with Apple’s iOS operating system.
But alas, that’s never going to happen unless Steve Jobs is reincarnated as the head of Google’s Android division (and he was Buddhist, so it could happen).
The truth is I love my HTC One handset with its big screen and phenomenal stereo speakers, but I also love Apple’s operating system so much more than Android’s. My desire for the best of both worlds underscores the ongoing debate between the two battling smartphone formats: Android and the iPhone.
On one side you have those who love the ease of use and elegance of Apple’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad. On the other are those who like the flexibility and openness of the Android operating system by Google. Both sides are incredibly passionate and dedicated to their formats.