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…

Low-cost ‘plastic’ iPhone imagined in fresh 3D renderings

Fresh illustrations depicting what Apple’s long-rumoured ‘cheap’ iPhone could look like have emerged online, giving us yet another vision of a handset that’s effectively a unicorn of the smartphone world. Designed lovingly by the good folks at Apple Insider, based on recently leaked schematics of the so-called ‘iPhone Light’, the concept reveals a white handset sporting a plastic casing with…

Lifeproof life jacket for iPhone 5 case: Big, orange, and it floats too

iPhones don’t float. If you’ve ever dropped one in water you don’t need us to tell you that. We suspect someone at Lifeproof experienced their iPhone sinking to the bottom of the pool and wondered how they could stop that from happening again. So they invented the Life Jacket iPhone 5 case, a floatable iPhone case that ensures, if you…

iOS 7’s huge changes show how dated Apple’s platform had become

As Apple’s exec team showed off yet another new iOS 7 feature, it was becoming increasingly clear to those not caught up in the febrile atmosphere of San Francisco’s Moscone Center that we were seeing just how badly Cupertino had dropped the ball. Not with this, a truly impressive, if largely derivative software boost. But over the past few years,…

Microsoft boss slams Android and Apple’s ecosystems

Microsoft head-honcho Steve Ballmer has once more declared a war of words on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms. Speaking during a special event along with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Ballmer branded the Android ecosystem as ‘wild’ and ‘uncontrolled’ from ‘an app compatibility perspective’, which he claims is ‘not always in the consumers’ best interests’. He went on to slate…

iPhone 5S concept illustrates smaller, slimmer design with bigger display [VIDEO]

A new concept imagining Apple’s next iPhone has emerged online, whetting our appetite to dream bigger and better this autumn. Created with intricate detail by Arthur Reis and made into a suitably Apple-esque video by Ran Avni, the handset looks largely identical to the iPhone 5, rocking an anodised aluminium casing with chamfered edges, but in a smaller frame that…

iPhone 5S to feature head motion tracking for enhanced accessibility [Video]

Apple’s latest major iteration of the iOS operating system will allow users to control their iDevices using their head movements alone, a newly unearthed accessibility setting reveals. Discovered by an anonymous tipster and the demonstrated by the hard-working types at 9to5Mac (see below), the feature, called ‘Switch Source’ allows users to simply tilt their heads left or right to return…

iPhone 5 price cut with O2 flash sale

The iPhone 5 16GB edition is up grabs at a reduced price with O2 right now, as part of one of the carrier’s periodic flash sales. Under the terms of O2’s offer, which ends on June 30th, customers who sign up for the iPhone 5 on a two-year contract at £32 per month will pay £29.99 upfront to cover the…

iOS 7: Apple unveils new Safari for iPhone and iTunes Radio to take on Spotify

Apple has officially taken the wraps off the newest edition of its iOS operating system, debuting a redesigned Safari browser and its long-rumoured music streaming service. At its WWDC keynote last night, the Cupertino-based giant gave us our first peek at the new Safari browser for iOS 7, which features an near full screen interface with a completely plain, white…

iPhone 5S / iPhone 6 to be faster, securer and more colourful

The next iPhone from Apple will be a substantially improved beast than its predecessors, industry chatter suggests. According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the seventh-generation iPhone will come with Apple’s new A7 quad core chipset with 2GB of RAM, making it twice as the iPhone 5. It will also reportedly feature a fingerprint sensor for “improving security and usability”….