Archives for: September 2013
Want a Gold iPhone 5S? One Guy Paid $10,000!

There are lots of ridiculous things we are bombarded with on the web everyday, but none so ridiculous as this – Someone paid an ebay seller $10,000 for iPone 5S Gold edition, which itself only retails for $649. The ebay auction ran for a full 3 days and 51 bidders with the final sale price ending at $10,000!To give folks an idea of just how ridiculous that price is, you could have the entire phone made out of 24k gold for about $4,500 here – less than half of what this Ebay and Apple fanatic paid.

gold iphone 5S Sells for $10K on ebay

Source: CNET

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iPhone 5S is Here and It’s Pretty Sweet

iPhone fans and Apple connoisseurs alike can now dance a jig and jump for joy because the new iPhone 5S is here and it’s pretty sweet! Although there are not many changes to the look and feel of the phone compared to the iPhone 5, this new addition to Apple iPhone lineup is packed full of some really cool features along with some really neat new tech. Among the new cool stuff is a new camera with an adaptive flash, a new 64 bit chip for elite processing power, a finger print sensor to lock and unlock your phone and some three new color for a new sleeker look – it comes in white and Silver, white and gold or space grey. With all these new features, Apple has once again managed to set the bar high for other smart phone manufacturers. Lets take a look at the new features in more detail:

A7 Processor (First ever 64bit mobile processor)
The iPhone 5S sports a new A7 64bit processor with new instruction sets for faster and more efficient processing power than any other smart phone today. The A7 is twice as fast as the A6 in the original iPhone 5 and it has over 1 billion transistors on 102mm squared die. It also has 2X the floating point registers and general purpose registers of the iPhone 5. This thing is a beast.

M7 Coprocessor (Motion processor)
The M7 continually monitors motion data with accelerometers, gyroscopes and compass data without even having to wake up the phone. This is geared toward health and fitness app for the phone. To track a run for example. Fitness geeks will love this feature.

New iSight Camera System
The iPhone 5S has a new 5 lens system with a larger aperture and a larger light capturing system able to capture bigger pixels with more light 1.5 microns in size, giving you a sharper, richer more vibrant photo. You can now also capture slow motion video at 120fps at full quality 720p.

True Tone Flash
The iPhone 5S has a dual flash system to adapt your flash lighting for your picture to the lighting in the environment where you are trying to take a picture. A cool white and amber flash come together to blend the correct amount and tone of light required to give you the best picture. This will give way to awesome photos at night :-)

Touch ID
The iPhone 5S is the first smart phone ever to integrate biometric fingerprint identification to unlock your phone and pay for apps in place of a regular password or passcode. The Touch ID sensor uses capacitive touch to map your print in 500 pixels per inch. You can train the phone to use any of your fingers including the thumb. The Touch ID sensor is built into the home button and is protected by a super hard sapphire crystal.

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Apple’s OSX Mavericks Coming in October?

OSX MavericksThis just in, OSX Mavericks could be coming in October according to a report from 9to5Mac. OSX 10.9 Mavericks is the latest evolution of the Apple desktop operating system and it promises to be loaded with tons on new features, a revamped calendar app and tabbed browsing in the finder just to name a few. 9to5 Mac claims that their sources are close to developers at Apple, but Apple itself is remaining tight lipped about a release date for the new OS. Apple is hosting an event this coming Tuesday in which they are said to be releasing and talking all about new iPhones. It is likely that Apple will announce Mavericks later this fall with the long awaited Mac Pro, but as is always the case with Apple, one never knows what to expect. Make sure you check the our blog next week for highlights from Tuesday’s event. Stay tuned, Same Apple time, Same Apple channel :-)

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