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Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s prices for India revealed, not that surprising

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The Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are set to launch in just two weeks time in India, on November 1, which is sure to cause a lot of fanfare for plenty of excited Indians. Apple today revealed their new pricing options for the India bound devices as well as the older iPhone 4s.

The iPhone 4s 8GB is set to cost Rs. 31,500. The iPhone 5c 16GB will set you back Rs. 41,900 and the 32GB model Rs. 53,500. The iPhone 5s will go for Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB model, Rs. 62,500 for the 32GB model and Rs. 71,500 for the 64GB model. The iPhone 4s will be available in both black and white, the iPhone 5c in white, pink, blue, yellow & green the iPhone 5s in Space Gray, Silver White as well as the popular new Golden White. Other markets set to get the new iPhones over the next two weeks include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.

Remember to cover up your new device with Amzer’s wide variety of ultra strong cases and screen protectors!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 15th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Apple to announce iPhone 6 on October 22 [SATIRICAL]

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According to some very trustworthy sources, Apple will launch the new iPhone 6 on October 22 alongside their new iPad and MacBook Air line up, just over a month after the new iPhone 5s went on sale.

Our sources inside Apple’s manufacturing partner, pegatron, has revealed Apple’s plans for the iPhone 6, revealing pricing, colors, release dates & countries and loads more. The iPhone 6 will be the most radical change to the iPhone since the introduction of the iPhone 4, which prompted the screen density wars.

The Apple iPhone 6 is set to feature a 4.99-inch IPS touch display with an impressive 2,272 x 1,280 pixel resolution, that means a whopping 652ppi pixel density. The front will also feature a 5MP wide angled front facing iSight camera as well as a TouchID fingerprint sensor. The display’s side bezel will be a mindblowing 1.4mm wide!

On the inside, Apple put in their upgraded A7+ System on a Chip with four 64-bit processors clocked at 1.4GHz each, it also features a whopping six PowerVR SGX544MP4 cores. The same Apple M7 motion coprocessor found inside the iPhone 5s will once again be seen inside the iPhone 6.

It will also feature 2GB of DDR5 RAM and come in either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage options, the 16GB model will obviously be phased out with the iPhone 5s. Other inner hardware includes WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 Lower Energy, LTE Advance and HSPA+ connectivity. The battery has also been grossly enlarged to a 3,800mAh nuclear-powered unit.

On the back, the Apple logo has become LED backlight illuminated and the dual LED flash setup from the iPhone 5s has been replaced by a single Xenon flash unit. The camera is a 16MP iSight 2 sensor that is capable of recording 4K video at 120FPS. What’s more, the iPhone 6 camera has been centered horizon tidally, no longer being on the right rear of the device.

The iPhone 6 will be available in nine amazing anodized aluminum colors. The 6.8mm thick device is set to come in Albino White, Nigerian Black, Ocean Blue, Nokia Blue, HTC Green, Sun Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, Chilli Red and Tonsil Pink. The Space Gray option has been killed as Jony Ive misplaced his copy of 50 Shades of Gray for referencing.

What makes the iPhone 6 truly different is its ability to fold in half horizontally in order to fit it inside your skinny jean pockets. It features a liquid aluminum body and a Flexible AMOLED display which is why it is so bendable. Gorilla Glass has been dropped for Amzer ShatterProof, making it stronger than any other display on the market.

The iPhone 6 will first go on sale on November 3 in Albania, China, France, India and Zimbabwe, with the 32GB base model starting at a jaw dropping $749.99, or $349.99 on a two year contract. The second rollout will be on April 1, where the US, UK, Brazil and Japan will get the smartphone. Best Buy is said to offer $200 worth of accessories with the purchase of any iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 will also not feature a 3.5mm audio port, opting rather for Apple’s new 2mm iSound audio port. The Lightning 2.0 adaptor will also see its debut, with twice the speeds of its preseason, but half the size, that’s right the Lightning 2.0 port will be just 2.2mm wide. The Apple iPhone 6 also features BeatsAudio, much like the HTC One.

The iPhone 6 also introduces the new iSmash feature which shows all unread notification if you smash the iPhone against a wall or other solid surface. iCharge will be Apple’s new Wireless Charging feature, but will use proprietary technology instead of many of the existing wireless charging standards.

Siri is officially being renamed to iKnow, because honestly, Siri does know, everything. The iPhone 6 packs a new predictive act feature, which lets you share status updates, texts and other content with a dedicated NSA analyst to analyze and ensure that you are not placed on a terrorist watch list upon uploading your update. Apple is said to be planning a huge marketing campaign in the Middle East to show off this new feature.

If by now you have not realized that this is entirely fabricated, satirical content, then I should tell you now, this is a joke. Enjoy your iPhone or Galaxy S or whichever smartphone you use and stop worrying about what the company is planning for a device over a year away!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 13th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3 get drop tested, definitely not for the faint hearted

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So, Apple and Samsung have launched their latest flagships in the form of the Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but how exactly do the devices differ, other than size, how strong and durable are these devices for everyday use, can they take a bump or two? Well, guess you’ll have to watch and see.

The guys over at GizmoSlip did some drop tests on both the iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3, and the results are quite astonishing. Both devices are dropped on their backs, sides and fronts in three separate controlled tests each and you would never guess who wins in the end. The aluminum metal iPhone 5s loses its rear glass pieces on the back drop, gets scratched on its side drop and the screen shatters on the front drop. The Galaxy Note 3 on the other hand has minimal damage to its leather rear, minor scratches from the side drop and the screen is left perfectly intact on the screen drop thanks to its raised sides. So much for the metal vs plastic (or leather) argument it seems, Samsung may have finally conquered the design wars.

But then again, a stylish case from Amzer can protect your smartphone from a lot of damage and our Amzer ShatterProof screen guards will keep that iPhone screen intact from most crazy daily damage tests. The choice is simple, choose Amzer!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 11th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

iPhone 5s stock running out in the US as the iPhone 5c fails to meet expectations

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It seems that all may be both very well and somewhat unwell over in Cupertino. Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, today released a report that notes that Apple’s iPhone 5s supply seems to be running extremely low, whilst the iPhone 5c supplies seem to be all in.

Yesterday, reports came in that Apple has cut their iPhone 5c production orders in half, meaning demand for the device must be extremely bad. Gene Munster contacted 60 different Apple Stores across the US which saw availability drop from 27% a few weeks ago to 6% right now. It’s not only the Gold iPhone 5s that’s scarce, other models are too, stores with at least one available iPhone 5s SKU has dropped over 50% over the last week from 90% to about 40%. But all is not lost, the shortages have shot resale values to over 32% of the purchase price, sadly the iPhone 5c resale value has gone to 11% below purchase price, and it is available pretty much everywhere.

Despite having to wait quite a while for delivery when ordering an iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c ships right to your door within 24 hours after ordering it online, which is quite fast, but doesn’t bode well for the premium plastic iPhone 5c.

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 11th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s hitting India and over 40 other countries by November 1

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Great news if you’re eager to get your hands on the new Apple iPhone 5c or Apple iPhone 5s, the new devices are slated to hit India and over 40 other countries between October 25 and November 1.

Apple has announced that over 40 countries will be getting the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c including India, that’s right the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s are coming to India. Consumers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand will see the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c go on sale within their countries on October 25.

Consumers in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE will be getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 1. None of the countries seem to have launched pre-order pages or released any pricing information. We have asked MTN and Vodafone in India for some more information as well as pricing, we’ll let you know once they respond.

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 9th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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Apple tops US smartphone sales charts, shuts haters right up

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What is made of aluminum with a piece of 64-bit silicon making it tick? The iPhone 5s of course. What is plastic and not so affordable as you expected? Yes, it is indeed the iPhone 5c. Who currently tops the US smartphone sales charts? You’re no fun, it’s Apple of course!

According to a new report by Canaccord Genuity, the iPhone 5s topped US smartphone sales charts in the month of September, despite only landing close to the end of the month. The iPhone 5c and the Samsung Galaxy S4 fight closely for the second spot and no concrete data gives either the benefit of the doubt. Considering the two devices just launched, their large sales figures are common sense, but it should put everyone who said the iPhone 5s, and more specifically iPhone 5c, wouldn’t sell as well as previous models did. Apple managed to sell 9 million units on its launch weekend and is slated for 52 million units by the end of the year. Not bad for a company that doesn’t sell five gazillion different devices. With Best Buy, Walmart and the works having discounted the iPhone 5c by as much as $55, Apple is sure to be the leader of the pack for the month to come with the holiday season already approaching.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

October 7th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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My picks: iOS 7′s best new, subtle enhancements

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So, there you are, two weeks with iOS 7 and you’re still getting used to the brand new user interface. You have found some new features that you quite like and others that you don’t, maybe you’re still exploring and you haven’t seen all that iOS 7 has to offer. So, I have compiled a list of my favourite new subtle enhancements on iOS 7. Enjoy!

Screw Panorama! Burst mode has to be one of my favourite new tricks to the camera application on iOS 7. You can take series of photos at once all by just keeping the shutter or volume keys in. Then just go to favourites and pick your favourite one, Apple automatically chooses one for you, so there might be quite a selection for you to go over.

The removal of the extra search homescreen has to be one of my favourite changes to hit iOS 7. I can’t be the only one that never uses the universal search option, or just plain found that extra search screen pretty useless. Now, if you do have a search on that odd occasion, you can just swipe down on your homescreen and type in a search into the tab. Pretty great I’d say!

Swipe to close is most definitely another great enhancement. What a chore it was to close applications in previous versions of iOS. Open the multitasking view, scroll to your app, long press, wait for the cross to appear so you can get rid of that irritating app. Now, open multitasking and swipe the window corresponding with that pesky app you want to close upwards. Done. iOS 7 will most certainly save your thumbs from being tortured!

It was quite irritating waking up every morning to a couple of updates in the app store, then having to enter my password and wait ages for all the apps to download, or worse yet, update every app only to get another notification that there is an update waiting for me. Now we can just set iOS 7 to update automatically in the background. Wake up to a clean screen and never be bothered by those irritating little red circles over the App Store. I love it!

The merging of the URL box and search box in Safari is another feature I welcome with open arms. Sure, Chrome is a great iPad browser, but not so much on the iPhone. Finally we can type in searches in a single omnibox without realising half way that it’s the wrong box and we have to start all over it the box nextdoor. AND it looks way better than two separate boxes I might add. The browser tabs also finally look a bit better. Safari has vastly improved and I like it!

Finally we have the Activation Lock feature. If you have Find My iPhone enabled and your device disappears. It can’t be activated again whatsoever without your input. No selling or abusing your iPhone if you lose it or its stolen. Find My iPhone is still one of the best security applications on a mobile platform, loads better than even BlackBerry’s Protect application. You can still track your device and of course remotely wipe it, but luckily now no one can flash new firmware and abuse your trusty sidekick without your say so!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 3rd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

How the Apple iPhone 5S AND iPhone 5C are making more profits for Apple than ever and why the iPhone 5 was discontinued

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Profits are calculated on top of the cost price and with regards to the official selling price

Ever since Apple introduced their new iPhones almost a month ago, one of the biggest questions people have been asking is why Apple would introduce the iPhone 5C if it wasn’t the long rumoured, and still missing, ‘cheap’ iPhone, but merely an iPhone 5 replacement? Then there is a question as to what kind of profits Apple investors can look forward to seeing. Well, I have the answers right here. I did some digging and some in depth analyses and came to some darn good conclusions, which shows us just how clever those bigwigs at Apple headquarters are.

For years now we have seen the iPhone taken apart each year after the latest variant is launched, the cost of the parts and manufacturing is calculated and we are presented with a not-so-shocking truth; Apple makes a killing on their iPhone line. The original iPhone, launched in 2007, was the company’s most expensive model to make and least profitable, but the iPhone 4S was the exact opposite, it’s Apple’s most profitable iPhone to date, and most likely the best selling unit too. The newly launched iPhone 5S, which has quite a lot of improvements than it’s given credit for, will be the company’s second most profitable iPhone to date, at least if their profit margins are taken into account.

In 2011, a day prior to the company’s iconic leader’s passing, when the company launched the Apple iPhone 4S, they raised the asking price for the base model of their latest flagship at the time by $50 to $649. The higher asking price and low cost price of $196 ensured that the iPhone 4S would rake in $453 of clean profit for every unit sold, which is quite a feat. Even six months after the iPhone 5′s launch, the iPhone 4S accounted for 33% of iPhones sold by the company each quarter, and after the iPhone 5S’ announcement, the iPhone 4S will continue noteworthy sales thanks to its even lower price tag.

Interestingly enough, the iPhone 5S will be the company’s second most profitable device to date, with profits of $450 per device. The iPhone 5S, despite featuring quite a few enhancements including a new 64-bit SoC, a larger battery and a fingerprint sensor, costs $8 less to manufacture than its predecessor, the iPhone 5, did at just $199. With the many similarities between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, the company needed to ensure higher sales on its flagship, while still offering a more affordable device above the now entry level iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 was expensive to make and would certainly be more bang for buck than the iPhone 5S, thus it had to go.

Apple’s answer was the iPhone 5C. A thicker, plastic-covered, improved version of the iPhone 5. Its colours would make it appealing, but not too appealing as to steal the show from the iPhone 5S. At $173, the iPhone 5C would be significantly more affordable to manufacture than the iPhone 5 and it would not be as appealing to consumers as the iPhone 5 would have been if put next to the iPhone 5S. It should also have raked in about $20 more profit per device than the iPhone 5 would have, had it not been replaced by the iPhone 5C. Apple would make an estimated $376 on every iPhone 5C sold, while the iPhone 5S would still rake in loads of cash more and still $4 more profit than the Original iPhone made when it launched.

The Apple iPhone 4S will most likely still garner a fair amount of attention, especially since its price has been slashed to $0 on contract in the US, and Apple will still make an estimated profit of $250 on the device. The iPhone 5C will take its place as the second choice for iPhone buyers, and rake in more than enough profits if it can obtain 30% of all iPhone sales each quarter for the next year or so, until it gets a price cut, making it once of the biggest bargains this century. The iPhone 5C is also meant to bridge the gap that the iPhone 4S’ success created after the iPhone 5′s launch, as Apple needs users to adopt its new larger screens, and different aspect ratios, to keep developers, as well as their own, lives a bit simpler.

So, the iPhone 5S is still one of the most profitable devices Cupertino has spewed out, ever, and it is likely to make quite a lot of profit if its success continues on the same path as its uber successful launch weekend showed. The introduction of the Gold iPhone should satisfy the need for iPhone users that want some brightening up, that is if they aren’t heading for the colourful iPhone 5C. The discontinuation of the iPhone 5 ensures that the company doesn’t compete with their latest flagship, while still offering users enhanced features and something unique. The iPhone 5C is actually a better deal as it features a larger battery, more LTE bands and of course better iOS 7 performance over what the iPhone 5 would have, despite a plastic body.

Say what you will, Apple’s new flagship is a hefty improvement. The iPhone 5S is leading benchmarks, which ironically enough Samsung has been caught cheating on twice already. Performance isn’t the only enhancement though, the iPhone 5S packs an improved camera, and no megapixels don’t count, not even in your case Nokia, a larger battery, better screen protection, improved connectivity capabilities and some extra battery juice. Even if it makes Apple a ton of cash, it’s still worth the tons of cash we’re forking out to afford one…

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 2nd, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Three games to keep you entertained while on the porcelain throne

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Sadly there are just some things in life that you HAVE to do, no matter how much of a drag it can be. One of those is going to the loo, for a number two; let’s call it visiting the porcelain throne. Visits to the porcelain throne can sometimes take quite a while, so I have decided to compile a list of three addictive games to make your time on the porcelain throne a bit more bearable.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2

Let’s get it out of the way, Angry Birds will always make lists such as these. Launched just over two weeks ago, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 is the seventh version of the popular franchise and was once again a chart topper upon being launched. Although the original Angry Birds game has started becoming a bit stale and boring, there is no such thing going on with Angry Birds Star Wars 2. For the first time ever you can play as the evil egg-stealing pigs and there are over 30 characters to play with. The game is available for free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon’s Kindle Fire OS in ad-supporting packages. Better yet, its playable on both phones and tablets. Let the fun begin!

Cut The Rope Time Travel

Like the original, Cut The Rope Time Travel lets users feed the uber adorable Om Nom once again. Om Nom and his candy is sucked into a time machine, travelling through several different eras and meeting his ancestors from the times, they have to get fed too! There are loads of new obstacles, and the game is quite a bit easier to play that the original, making it a little less stressful, which is good, especially considering the situation you’re finding yourself in. Cut The Rope Time Travel is free on Android, $0.99 for iPhones and $2.99 for iPads and most definitely worth every cent.

Cut The Rope Experiments

Yes, another Cut The Rope expansion. It seems that Cut The Rope is the new Angry Birds; addictive as hell and played by everyone. Cut The Rope Experiments is far from disappointing and more addictive than cocaine. It is fairly easy with a few minor challenges every now and then, meaning less stress and more fun. Om Nom travels in his usual box only to fall out of the moving van and be discovered by a mad scientist, who gives some great, addictive new levels for you to tackle while getting Om Nom all of his delicious treats. Once again available on both mobile devices and tablets, there is a free version on Android, but a paid for version for $0.99, the iPhone version costs $0.99, iPad version $1.99, Windows Phone version $0.99 and a BlackBerry 10 version for $0.99!

Hopefully now your restroom visits will be a bit more bearable, especially if you’re planning on order Mexican food in the near future!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 2nd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

How to replace the iPhone 5S’ display and how to avoid a broken display

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The Apple iPhone 5S has just gone on sale and, as the diehard fan that you are, you went out and bought yourself one. One thing leads to another and before you know it you’ve smashed your display. Now what? Your warranty won’t cover a new display and repair centers ask exuberant amounts of money to replace the display, especially considering how new the iPhone 5S.

How do you repair a broken iPhone 5S screen? Repairs Universe has created this nifty video showing you how to disassemble the iPhone 5S and subsequently replace your broken display. It is quite simple, you unscrew the bottom screws, use a suction cup and prying tool to lift the display, unplug the fingerprint sensor, unscrew and unplug the display cables then remove the front camera, fingerprint sensor and other sensors as well as the speaker. Then you reverse all of these steps with your brand new iPhone 5S display that you purchased prior to your adventure into the inner workings of your iPhone 5S.

iSuppli says the iPhone 5S’ display assembly costs $41, but of course those available on the market is much more, $285 in fact. Add to that all of the tools that you’ll need and you’re set to pay roughly $299 to replace your iPhone 5S display, which is pretty much the majority of the price for a new iPhone. So, how do you prevent yourself from ever getting stuck in this situation? The answer is quite simple.

How do you avoid a broken iPhone display? Amzer, that’s how. Amzer’s groundbreaking ShatterProof screen guard protects your iPhone, or any other major smartphone or tablet, from falls, bumps and more (we tried hammers, bricks, drills, snaders and more). What makes it even better is the fact that the Amzer ShatterProof for the iPhone 5S costs just $29.95! Yes, 10% of what replacing your display would cost. It’s just 0.2mm thick adding virtually no excess thickness, but it keeps your screen alive to tell its tale of near destruction.

Are you willing to take the risk and possibly lose some hard earned cash, or are you going to make the smart choice and invest in an Amzer ShatterProof screen guard, available for the iPhone 5C, Galaxy S4, HTC One, and more, too!

If you don’t believe us, check ShatterProof in action:

Amzer ShatterProof vs Brick

Amzer ShatterProof vs Hammer

Amzer ShatterProof vs Drill

Amzer ShatterProof vs Sander

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 2nd, 2013 at 10:11 am