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Yes, dear friends, the day has come. It’s time to revolutionize something, probably fonts on a phone that was released last year which now has a fingerprint scanner and a champagne finish. It’s iPhone 5S day. At 10:00AM Pacific, our favorite Apple execs with limited descriptive dictionaries will take the stage, use bold white lettering with numbers that only they understand, because they are in categories that only they have deemed important. They’ll take shots, but so will we. They’ll invent this and that, while forgetting that most of us have been doing this and that for ages. I cannot wait.

Let’s live blog this piece. Join us below. 

Again, the festivities kick off at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern). Apple may or may not live stream it. Should they decide to, we’ll give you a link and hopefully find a way to embed the feed.

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  • http://www.speakitloud.com/ Speak It Loud

    People who dreamed of getting an Apple phone now will able to get it, but ultimately it will degrade the brand quality of Apple, i feel

  • Epic Tea

    Nexus 4, Nexus 5, HTC ONe, Note 3, Galaxy S4, Lumia 1020, all greater than the iphone, apple is in trouble unless they do something at the beginning of the year.

  • Epic Tea

    Apple is Screwed once the Nexus 5 and the Note 3 come out oh my goodness! lol Fail.

  • Alain Lafond

    Wow! 4 inches with color case… Un-seen, Apple still amaze me…

  • Epic Tea

    ios will remain popular but they lost the #1 spot to samsung awhile ago, and with Google and their Nexus devices getting better every year and prepaid becoming popular apple is in trouble because in a prepaid battle their phones are very overpriced

  • Tobi De la Cuz

    That slogan for iOS7 should say “iOS7 – Ahead of it’s time, Yet behind Android’s”

  • a3uge

    You could put a Beefy Crunch Burrito maker on that thing and I still wouldn’t get it: a 4 inch screen is still way too small.

  • joejoe5709

    Alright. First impressions:

    iOS7 isn’t terrible, but that’s mostly because it looks a lot like an Android skin over top of same ol’ iOS. Still, congrats to Apple users who can know consider themselves part of the modern UI party. It looks pretty darn good.

    The iPhone5S is predictable safe, but they’ll still sell a bajillion of them. Coming from a 5? I don’t think it’s worth the update. Coming from something lower? Probably worth it. Then again, purchasing all new cords and cases are a pretty huge turn off if you ask me… If you’re going to need to purchase all new stuff you might as well at least consider Android a viable option.

    The iPhone5C is actually pretty cool if you ask me. I just wish it was a teensy bit cheaper. I mean… you’d think last year’s tech (which is already a little behind by Android standards) and significantly cheaper construction would warrant $50/$99 not $99/$199. If you think they’ll sell a bajillion 5S’s, they will sell double that of these things. For me, this is the real threat to Android – not the 5S. Finally the iPhone isn’t just for the wannabe Paris Hiltons and the hipsters. This is the iPhone for the masses and they’ll be scooping up sooooo many new smartphone converts. Get ready to see every grandma, grandpa, young teenager and baby boomer walking around with these things.

  • CHRIS42060

    Yep…..

  • NexusMan

    That iPhone 5c video is the most ridiculous piece of mumbo jumbo I have ever seen. It’s laughable. I was instantly in the mood to re-watch the Kit Kat video. The iPhone 5c is a disgrace to Job’s legacy. And that case is HIDEOUS!!! I do think (for other people) the Gold iPhone 5s is a great product, however, I do not personally feel comfortable with Apple taking pictures of my fingerprint and storing it, no matter what “secure element,” they use to store it on, and their claims of it not being accessible by anyone or anything other than the sensor software.

    • Epic Tea

      what shocks me is the price $550 is cheap? The nexus 4 is 1/2 the price and a year older and it;s a flagship phone.

      • NexusMan

        It’s only cheap if you buy it on contract.

  • botop

    So why would anyone want the 5C? I’m not an expert on iPhones but its a 5 with a cheap case. Why not just lower the price of the 5 and leave it alone?

    • Tim242

      Higher profit margins.

      • botop

        Apple needs market penetration (giggity) right now. They just left the door in China wide open. 549 for a subpar iphone? They need to hit the low 4′s or maybe the high 3′s. They are losing market share like crazy

        • Epic Tea

          Google ftw! :)

    • NexusMan

      A 5 with a cheap case and worse specs.

    • Epic Tea

      Because they know people are dumb and all the rich families with parents who don’t have a clue about technology will buy all their children iphone 5cs, it’s a rip off but actually quite smart on apple’s part. Apple has their followers so whipped they would pay $600 for dog poopy.

  • trophynuts

    I love how everyone says that the 64 bit is a waste because no apps will use it. Or that the fingerprint scanner is stupid…or that “hey that is last years iphone with a better camera , touch id and processor”…yet how many stupid FUGLY Moto Razr’ish phones have came out. …?? How many SGS phones have come out all following the same design for the most part? You people are ignorant. Be real for once. Yeah the 64 bit may not mean anything now but it’s a way to possibly future proof devices going forward and if anything hell it isn’t going to hurt. The fingerprint scanner is a breakthrough no matter how you look at it. even if no one uses it…how many people use NFC? not many when you look at the total owners that have an Android phone with NFC. MOST OF ALL THEY ANNOUNCED A FIRM RELEASE DATE OF THE DEVICES AND THE OS!!!!!!!!!!! Can Android do that? No because the carriers have Andy the robot’s balls in a little baby food jar.

    • The Truth

      looks to me like someone is SALTY

      • trophynuts

        If by salty you mean that I know when i can download the newest version of IOS and that no carrier will get in the way of that update then yes, I’m salty as hell.

  • Silver Veloz

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    uncertain if all this would prove effective to move off the darker
    questions that were troubling the investors for the past one year. There
    are three main issues which are considered to be responsible for
    lowering the market cap of the stock by around 40% to $280 billion by
    the end of April 2013. The first major criticism the company is facing
    is the alarming absence of innovation of products, especially after the
    demise of Steve Jobs. Another related issue that resulted in heavy loss
    is the engineered products which are overpriced and thereby lost the
    competition from simple to use and less expensive Android phones and
    tablets.

    The final major criticism against Apple is that the company failed to compete effectively in the fastest growingsmartphone markets of the world such as Philippines, Nigeria, China, India, Brazil etc. The responsibility now lies on the present Chief
    Executive Officer of the company, Tim Cook to effectively prove the
    investors with valuable solutions to these issues and thereby prove that
    all such concerns related to the performance of Apple are quite
    premature.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think Google should release KitKat, a new Nexus, or even just release the finalized SDK for Chromecast right now? Sort of Kick Apple after their event failed to impress and their stock fell 3%

    • joejoe5709

      No… The Google statue event (with a somewhat obvious Nexus drop) was enough of a clever poke because it was the same day Apple announced this event. Doing something like that would be blatant and juvenile. Besides, let this thing marinate for a few days or even a week. Let’s see what the tech sites say, come up with a strategy to really strike at the heart of Apple’s flaws, steal all of the thunder, then as they say – profit. If I were Google, I’d take a few days of well-deserved vacation and then hit it hard on Monday.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Well, I will admit I’m also just wanting those, so kicking Apple while they are down is just a side benefit to my selfishness.

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. I do like the way you think. :-)

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    All they had to do was add nfc….

    • LionStone

      And/or Wireless charging… but no…

      • joejoe5709

        +1 for wireless charging. It’s going to be huge over the next 12 months and Apple missed the boat.

        • LionStone

          I agree, they missed the boat being slow to market with LTE as well. So far HTC, Nokia, Google and Motorola all offer devices with ‘built-in’ wireless charging.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    Will there be another event this year? I was really hoping for an iPod Touch announcement.

    • joejoe5709

      Or a new iPad. Very curious, indeed.

  • Jjays

    Ohh, shiny…

  • zach wheeler

    sooo…. new colors, better camera, better processor, better battery, new iOS, new fingerprint scanner, super-slow motion video…..

    This seems like a bigger upgrade than the S3 to S4 was

    • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

      Dunno why you are talking about a new iOS. Battery isn’t much of an upgrade. In fact people are thinking the new CPU/Battery setup may be worse off then the iPhone 5.

    • Will Frame

      You should probably compare the camera features in the GS4 to the ones in the iPhone. Even with slow motion video, the iPhone’s camera is extremely basic in comparison and many of the features in the GS4′s camera are anything but gimmicks.

      iOS7, aside from being ugly, is also just a few added features that Android has had for years (quick toggles?). Hardly a major OS upgrade.

      • Epic Tea

        thank goodness for android users that actually know their products, i was starting to think android users were turning into sheep phew disaster averted.

    • Tim242

      Yeah, because all of the new features on the S4 are just gimmicks /s.
      We won’t even talk about 720 to 1080p, while the newest iPhone is still 4″ and stuck at 640p.

      • LionStone

        It would have been an eye opener if they had a 4 inch model and a new 5 inch model screen, but 2, 4″ screen phones?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Dude, its a 4″ screen. 1080p on a 5″ device is about as useless as you can get besides playing the “look at our big numbers game”.

        • Tim242

          Dude, you are praising silly apple features, and dismissing Samsung features. Your numbers game claim is just an opinion.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Where am I praising apple features? Are you smoking crack or something?

        • Will Frame

          You’re either blind, or you haven’t actually looked at a 1080p 5″ screen. It’s pretty noticeable to those of us who can see.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Guess I’m blind because the S4 sitting next to me that I use on a daily basis doesn’t have much difference over the S3 I had. Sure the screen is better due to various reasons, but a “720p” screen on here wouldn’t have been any worse.

          • Will Frame

            I guess you are. I have a GS4, GS3, HTC One, Lumia 1020, and Moto X at my disposal. There is most definitely a difference between screen quality at that size and it’s very apparent to those who aren’t legally blind.

            The One and GS4 look vastly superior to the other three on websites, photos, and text.

          • EdubE24

            Except when you step outside and try to use the S4 in daylight. That almighty 1080 screen isn’t helping no one. The S4 is useless outdoors on a beautiful sunny day!

          • j

            Yes, you are blind. 720p vs 1080p on a 4.5-5″ screen IS noticeable. Absolutely noticeable. You can see pixels on the 720p. You struggle to the utmost on 1080

  • Will Frame

    So: Faster processor, fingerprint sensor, slow motion video, and burst mode. Am I missing anything?

    Also, what does Apple have against larger displays. It has already been shown that you can cram a larger display in a very comparable form factor.

    • Konata Izumi

      Someone mentioned earlier, they are likely not gonna change the screen until a new major version release, i.e. 6. See next fall for that one.

    • zach wheeler

      can someone break down the differences between the S3 and the S4? other than the screen size and processor? and stupid features like “screen stay” and other things that never work?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Nada. Screen stay and all of those other features are 100% gimmick that I never use except when people go “oh hey let me see how that works” then we all go “ah ok” and move on.

        What did I get going from an S3 to an S4? Not much.

        • zach wheeler

          THANK YOU! people bash Apple for doing the same thing EVERYONE does, small upgrades……

        • Tim242

          You got a much better camera and display, in a nicer, smaller body.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Umm, read the original post I was replying to? The screen was already covered. He was asking for additional features.

      • Will Frame

        Slightly larger 1080p screen (vs 720)
        Faster processor
        WAY better camera
        larger battery
        Nearly the same size (despite bigger screen)

        Yes, the S4 was incremental as well, but nowhere near as incremental as every iPhone release ever. The screen and camera alone were huge upgrades and the processor was on par with what Apple usually does.

        • zach wheeler

          so other than the screen and processor, Samsung upgraded the battery and camera……….hmm, sounds just like an Apple release.

          • Will Frame

            Not really. Apple hasn’t changed the screen since the 4s and that was barely a change at all. Apple also only has one phone. Samsung seems to have switched gears and made the Note line their flagship with respect to specs. The new Note releases get all of the latest hardware.

            As I said, it was incremental as well and the software features are pretty stupid/useless, but Samsung does it twice/year. By the time Apple updates the iPhone, it has been a year and most of their hardware “innovations” have been improved upon several times over.

    • Patrick Bateman

      No lag

  • harry_crumb

    I for one love the iphone announcements we all wish that we had a nexus that was so popular the manufacturer got to put it on display every year and say to the world this is it, this is the phone, this is how much it will cost and this is when it WILL be released across all carriers! Leaving all of the big 4 at the mercy of that 1 device with no branding with no bloat. I like the fact that theres something the carriers cant control and makes me want to get one to say F U to the carriers.

  • Tony Byatt

    The 5s is definitely targeted at the 4/4s folks. You’re a fool if you have a 5 and get the 5s…

    • joejoe5709

      Well yeah. But that’s true of just about any generation, really. No one with an S3 was super interested in the S4. I have a GNex and even if the N4 was on Verizon I wouldn’t have been jealous enough to be first in line.

      • Tony Byatt

        But I’d say the specs/features jumps are greater in the Galaxy line vs. the iPhone…

  • WallStreetJourney

    LAME AS HELL. to be honest.
    Cheap iphones WITHOUT scanner, which doesn’t cost even $5. lame.
    Unrecognizable home button.
    Cheap ios7 for 6-12 girls.

    • Konata Izumi

      But still gonna sell. Reselling for Christmas.

  • ObviousNinja2

    I don’t get why this is being publish on an ANDROID focused blog site.

    • Konata Izumi

      For clicks.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      So we know what the enemy is doing!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Because it’s what we compare our phones to. And sadly, we all have bills. This probably gets more clicks than some android events.

    • Destroythanet

      Because ridiculous fanboys on both sides are haters who love to hate. Same reason why they probably had news about the GS4 and G Note 3 on Apple sites lol.

    • mustbepbs

      Because Ron.

    • joejoe5709

      So that we have ammo to combat all the iSheep on Facebook and Youtube.

      • Konata Izumi

        Seems like a waste of time.

  • djab

    To be honest I wish Apple would adopt NFC so I can start using my phone as my wallet.

    • Konata Izumi

      Honestly, I want nothing about my liquid assets tied to my phone.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        That you, not me or djab.

        • Konata Izumi

          That’s right. Cash for me.

    • joejoe5709

      Honestly. I just want to use NFC to send photos, videos, websites, etc to my wife’s iPhone. NFC desperately needs some standardization.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        I can’t stand NFC for sending photos, etc. The whole bump feature has worked about 3 times properly for me.

        • Tim242

          You must not know how to use it. It works flawlessly for me every time.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I must not know how to use it at all then, in fact I totally don’t even know how to bump phones together!

          • Tim242

            There’s your problem. S Beam/Android Beam requires holding the phones together, not bumping them. You have to hold them in position, in which the NFC sensors align.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            OK Tim, I know HOW it works and how to do it. I did not realize I needed to state to you that I bumped the devices together and held them within the correct proximity to make the function work. The fact of the matter is, NFC between devices sometimes (and frequently) doesn’t work.

            It still doesn’t make NFC any less terrible for use as a file sharing tool. WiFi Direct is so much better for this purpose. NFC is great for things such as Wallet, etc, but ill pass on sharing stuff.

          • Tim242

            Apparently you don’t understand the process. NFC can’t transfer files. All it does, is initiate a WiFi Direct connection. So, if you are having file transfer problems, that’s WiFi Direct issues, not NFC.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            On a Samsung device, the bump feature (S-Beam)I was speaking of (where you have to keep it in close proximity) uses NFC to do the transfer. If that were not the case, there would be no reason to have the phones held so close (or to line up the sensor) because the initial handshake would have been completed and wifi direct would have taken over, thus providing you with a MUCH greater range. That, as well as the fact that the transfer in the way I describe is slow as molasses shows that this is not being done via WiFi direct which uses the wifi radios to communicate (aka much faster radio).

            I don’t think it is me who lacks understanding of the process.

          • Tim242

            Dude, you are totally wrong. I use an S4, my bf has a Note 2.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Guess we will agree to disagree.

          • Tim242

            A simple Google search will prove I’m right.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I’m done arguing. See my post above which is a link directly from Google regarding the NFC APIs within Android.

          • Tim242

            You are wrong, a Google search proves it. I’m about to post a screen shot further proving it. It even tells you when you enable it that it uses WiFi direct. Screen shots coming in next reply.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I was wrong on S-Beam not using wifi direct, but I apparently wasn’t using S-Beam. I was using Android Beam which uses NFC.

            Anyways, blah blah blah who even cares. I am wrong, but were arguing over something stupid anyways.

          • Tim242

            On Samsung phones, you are using S Beam. Android Beam is more basic, it can only transfer links or small strings. It cannot transfer files such as pics and videos. Samsung added WiFi direct to Android beam, to make it more useful. This may be a silly argument, but you insulted my intelligence on this issue.

          • Tim242

            I just sent a pic by S Beam from a Note 2, to my S4. The first pic is from the Note 2, the second is the WiFi direct icon on my S4. It turned WiFi on, on both devices.

          • Tim242

            NFC initiates the WiFi direct connection. That’s why once it’s connected, you separate devices and transfer continues. NFC cannot transfer files.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            You’re wrong.

            http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/nfc.html

            “Android Beam is available through a set of NFC APIs, so any application can transmit information between devices. For example, the Contacts, Browser, and YouTube applications use Android Beam to share contacts, web pages, and videos with other devices.”

          • Tim242

            I just looked at your posts from the last several days. Why so negative?

        • joejoe5709

          Agree with Tim. NFC rocks. But no one can really seem to get it just right. When sending things from my GNex to my N7, it’s flawless and beautiful. NFC needs to be as seamless and universal as Wifi and Email.

  • zach wheeler

    $100 says one of the next flagship Android phones will have a fingerprint scanner on the home button or in that area. Mock them all you want but we’ll try to follow their lead.

    • JoshGroff

      Moto Atrix 4G, who’s copying who?

      • joejoe5709

        Lol. Exactly. And obviously that feature really took off.

        • JoshGroff

          I actually liked it, made me feel like a spy every time I unlocked my phone. It’s not really a for the masses type technology though.

          • joejoe5709

            True. I do the same with face unlock. Cool party trick. :-)

          • JoshGroff

            I used it for a day and got annoyed. I typically use no lock screen and have security apps (free lookout premium with jump plan and Google’s stock software) to track my phone and purchases locked down. I live in a small town so not much to worry about and throw a lockscreen on when I go into the city.

          • Konata Izumi

            Apple is gonna try. If there was any time this tech had a chance to really proliferate, it’ll be with this phone.

      • zach wheeler

        were you able to buy apps with a finger scan? did they use the finger scan feature in any way other than just to unlock the phone?

        • JoshGroff

          That would be a no, but think logically. If you can’t unlock the phone, you can’t buy apps.

          • zach wheeler

            I will bet my leg that most android phones going forward will have fingerprint scanners too. I’m not an apple fanboy but that is a cool feature.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well some android phones already have them.

          • JoshGroff

            I agree, was my favorite thing about the Atrix 4G. (And the usage on the home button is pretty ingenious I must admit.)

          • Tim242

            You sound like an Apple fanboy. You let the leader of the cult get in your head. You’ll be OK in a day or two.

          • joejoe5709

            I’m not really interested in fingerprint scanners, but wouldn’t it be cool if the G2 had a scanner on the back there the buttons are?

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Yes, they showed that you could scan your fingerprint to purchase apps.

        • Tim242

          To buy apps? Does that really excite you? No other app can access it. It would be useful in banking apps, but it will never happen. Google Wallet in its current state is much more useful.

  • mgamerz

    In the comments: People who prove android fanboys only care about specs

    • mustbepbs

      Come on, they could have made the screen a little bigger. If they want to attract the Android crowd, we need screen sizes bigger than 4 inches. It’s just too small.

      • Konata Izumi

        Who says they want the android crowd? They just seem to want the mainstream and erode what’s left of the blackberry-business crowd.

        • mustbepbs

          I’ll just pretend you didn’t say that.

          Of course they want the Android crowd. Android makes up the majority of the market. Why the hell WOULDN’T they want more people to buy from them and enter their ecosystem?

          Seriously man. Use your head.

          • Konata Izumi

            For a general population, yeah..you are right. There are tons of droiders and the sales to prove it. Must be those drugs.

      • joejoe5709

        It’s the iPhone5S not the iPhone6. Don’t worry, next year they’ll get a 4.3″ screen.

  • JoshGroff

    Standard iPhone pricing… No storage bump. #revolutionary

    • Konata Izumi

      Completely expected. At least for them, they are still not in $299 land. It also makes it easy for people, keep things the same, maintain familiarity, sell tons of units. It works for them.

  • Destroythanet

    LOL so many haters. When it comes down to it, iPhones are nice, capable little phones. They’re just not for me. I prefer the additional capabilities, large screen sizes, and form factor choices that Android phones afford me. No need to be a bunch of biatches about it, guys haha.

    • Konata Izumi

      Yes. iPhones are what they are, a techie phone made and adjusted for people who don’t have to think too much about it and as an accessory to show off. For folks who have at least some technical chops about them, they will typically for go for the general freedom of the droid.

  • JoshGroff

    adb push palm /myface

  • Sporttster

    Bought my son a used iPad 1 for Christmas and have been messing with it. Truly reminds me why I went Android. Apple sucks! I will never buy one for myself, that’s for sure. Apps become quickly unuseable due to their lack of support for ios 5, which forces you to either upgrade to the ‘newest’ iPad or find another app to replace the one that now suddenly won’t work with ios5. It’s ridiculous!! Not to mention having to funnel everything through iTunes.

    • Konata Izumi

      Yeah, my older android pad is not supported either. Nothing new for older tech.

    • ApplesNAndroids

      IPad one? No wonder. Its 5 generations ago.

  • TeamCock

    has anybody else noticed HOW SCIENTIFIC Apple become)))))))))))))))))))))))))
    made in China “premium”
    gold color
    scientific “lifestyle”

    loooooool

  • JohanV

    YAWN! When’s the Nexus coming?

    • joejoe5709

      I fully expect a Nexus event and/or release date within two weeks. Stay tuned. This week is Apple’s week, but the holiday season will be ours for the taking.

  • mustbepbs

    I feel really sad for people who were looking forward to something new with the 5S. Seriously. I have zero interest in this thing and even I feel let down.

    How do you feel about it, Ron? Serious question.

    • EdubE24

      Better battery, better processor, better camera…where’s the letdown?

      • Tim242

        No bigger display, no increase in resolution, no body change at all, and it still runs iOS.

        • EdubE24

          This coming from someone who rolls with an S4 and it’s hideous TouchWiz and constant stutters?

          • Tim242

            No stutter here. Soon, I’ll be rolling with the Note 3. You jealous bro?

          • EdubE24

            I had the S4 and the Note 2 and they both were terrible. So no not jealous, just lessons learned! Also don’t spend all the rent money you make at the super high paying retail phone job you have!!

          • Tim242

            Note 2 terrible? Now I know you are a lying jealous troll.

          • EdubE24

            Don’t hate on my phone game..just make more loot!!

          • EdubE24

            Now prove your S4 doesn’t stutter all over the place!

          • Tim242

            I’m not sure of the point of your picture. How do you suggest I prove my S4 doesn’t lag. You want to come over?

          • EdubE24

            Just that you called me a “lying jealous troll” over a comment that I know to be fact! I get that you love Samsung, you talk it about almost daily, but the S4 is not that great of a phone. It my sell well, like the iPhone, but it lacks in comparison!

          • EdubE24

            And please stop lying about the stutter, we all know, the phone is junk!

    • http://ronoffringa.me/ Ron Offringa

      I’m bummed they are starting the 5S at 16 GB for $199. I was hoping for 32 GB at $199 like the 5C. I’m torn about the color options too – I really like the blue 5C. It looks like the camera on the 5S is amazing, I like the fingerprint scanner, and the screen on the 5 has always looked incredible. I’ll probably get a gray/black 5S. The gold and white/silver aren’t doing it for me.

      • joejoe5709

        I gave Ron an upvote and I’m not ashamed. I appreciate this comment. I now have something intelligent to say when my wife asks if she should buy the 5S. Thanks Ron.

      • mustbepbs

        The scanner is pretty cool. For me to have interest in an iPhone, definitely needs a bigger screen. If they had released the 5S with a 4.5″ screen, I’d really consider it. I really like the gray/black 5S as well.

        • http://ronoffringa.me/ Ron Offringa

          Yeah I don’t think they’ll be able to avoid doing an iPhone with a bigger screen next time. The real question will be if the larger screen becomes the top phone, or if it matches the smaller screen in specs.

  • 5S

    Fingerprints Scanner + Motion Co-processor = NSA dream phone

    Apple is talking Android more than Google is talking Android. LOL.

  • ToddAwesome

    250 hours standby? for realz?

  • Al-Burrit0

    I know its fun and all but why get excited for a mobile game?! Apple just wasting time as usual.

  • NexusPhan69

    Fragmentation at it’s finest!! Two different apps for iphone 5S and iphone 5! 32-bit and 64-bit versions!

    • Turb0wned

      They said they are backwards compatible…

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I thought they said iOS 7 could run both, not that if a developer makes a 64 bit app it is 32 bit compatible.

      • NexusPhan69

        What is backwards compatible tho? Is the iPhone 5S backwards compatible with 32-bit apps? Or are 64-but written apps backwards compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5C? Or both?
        I think if a developer makes a 64-bit app it is not backwards compatible with non-64 bit systems. But a 64-bit iPhone is compatible with 32-bit apps. I wasn’t clear yet.

    • RednekBob

      iOS Apps contain executable code for ALL applicable binary formats in a single package, unlike how Windows handles 32 to 64bit.
      This is actually the *4th* binary format change for iOS. For both end users and developers, it is a non-issue.

  • BetterWithRoot

    “We were able to add four times the detail to this dragon.”
    Which you be hard for you to make out on this tiny screen…But believe us…it’s there

  • made_in_china_for_$650

    Chinese Gold FTW!

  • EnX$$

    another garbage from apple

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    64 bits? nigga we got x8′s!!!

    • NexusPhan69

      Battery on 64 bit verses 32 bit? Anyone know? Worse? Better? Same?

      • onDroid

        Going off what I know about PC versions of 32 bit and 64 bit OSs it should be the same.

      • Roy Furious

        Wait – So Apple has now FRAGMENTED their applications and phone OSs with 64 and 32 bit versions?

        • NexusPhan69

          Ya. But they’ve always been fragmented. Different features on the same OS level. Different screen sizes different resolutions. This just adds one more. Different apps required for each one. I think it’s not as good as androids scaling but I’m no app developer.

  • Jeremy Gunnip

    Android devices have had 64-bit ARM processors for ages! AGES, I tell you!