iPhone 5 price cut at UK retailers, clearing stocks for iPhone 5S?

UK smartphone vendors have cut the asking price of the current-generation iPhone, in a further sign that a new Apple handset is set to land in September. Three is now offering the iPhone 5 for £29 upfront and £32 per month on a two-year contract. This includes 500 minutes and 5,000 texts per month, plus unlimited data. Since then, Dialaphone…

Budget iPhone casing and iPhone 5S chassis captured

The purported images of the alleged budget iPhone just don’t stop pouring in. This newest one comes from Taiwanese AppleDaily who also claims to have a shot of the iPhone 5S aluminum chassis. According to the latest hearsay, the budget iPhone will be available in five colors – red, yellow, white, blue and green. The bezel surrounding the display will…

Amazon and Apple call a truce in app store battle

Amazon and Apple have brought an end to two years of legal wrangling over the term ‘app store’. The internecine lawsuit has been abandoned by both parties after talks. Apple had been suing Amazon after the online retailer launched its own, Android-based ‘appstore’ in 2011. Steve Jobs argued at the time that the move was a deliberate attempt to trade…

iPhone 5S colour options to match iPhone 4 bumpers, rumours suggest

The fabled low-cost iPhone will come in the same colour options as the iPhone 4 bumpers available now on the Apple site, according to a Japanese blog. An insider cited by MacOtakara claims that the handset we’re choosing to call the iPhone 5S will be available in black, white, pink, orange and blue, which are the same colourways as Apple’s…

iWatch won’t set sales charts alight, says analyst

Sales of the Apple iWatch will be modest compared with the company’s other product lines, an analyst predicts, despite claims that wearable tech is the next big thing. Apple’s first-ever venture into wearable technology was greeted in some quarters as just the fillip the company needs after recording its first drop in profits for a decade during the first quarter…

Apple iWatch: new trademark filings revealed

Apple appears to be making a concerted effort to trademark the iWatch brand around the globe, with the Cupertino company filing applications in three more countries. Law firms in Mexico, Taiwan and Turkey have all submitted plans from Apple to the relevant authorities to ensure it has first dibs on the iWatch name. Those moves come after it was revealed…

iPhone 5S ‘dropping September 20th’, iPhone 6 a few weeks later

The next edition of the standard iPhone will beat its much-rumoured low-cost stablemate to market, a leading tech business site forecasts. Dave Smith, editor of International Business Times, has hung his hat on a September 20th due date for the full-fat, full-featured iPhone 5S. His forecast is based on Apple’s previous release cycles and supply-chain rumbles. The more affordable handset,…

iPhone 5S cheap plastic model photos leak, features 3 colours

More photos seemingly showing the much-rumoured, low-cost iPhone are doing the rounds online, as chatter around Apple’s plans continues to build in the run-up to the anticipated unveiling of new ‘product’ in the autumn. Snaffled from serial Chinese leakers Wei Phone by French site Nowhereelsefr, the snaps show the rear shell and interior frame of a green, red and yellow…

iPhone 5S: leaked case hints at thicker, 3GS-style curved form factor

Photos and a video have surfaced online purportedly showing a case for the iPhone 5S, aka the ‘low-cost iPhone’, giving Apple apostles what may be vital clues as to what the tech giant has in store for us. Manufactured by MGM Corp of Japan, the case features a design with curved edges that recalls the more rounded form factor of…

Google tests Apple’s patience with Chrome for iOS API

Google is pushing the boundaries of Apple’s iOS regulations, after it revealed a new Chrome API for Cupertino’s mobile operating system. The new software allows devs to tweak apps so that users can access Chrome for iOS when web browsing in-app. What’s more, users with Chrome installed will be able to open pages directly in Google’s browser when following links….

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