Posts Tagged ‘Apple iPhone 5’
A recent study reveals that the resale value of the iPhone is higher than Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
According to AppleInsider, “The inaugural report shared with AppleInsider compared U.S. eBay auction prices for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , a method that looks to determine the current consumer climate for Apple’s handset.
“According to analyst Gene Munster, the index is “a pulse on what consumers are willing to pay for unsubsidized phones in the US.”
Munster wrote, “The key takeaway from 8 weeks of data is that the iPhone is holding slightly more of its value compared to the top two Galaxy phones.”
AppleInsider adds, “Despite being 46 percent more expensive than the Galaxy S III, Apple’s latest iPhone 5 shed 11.2 percent of its value compared to 13.7 percent for the Samsung smartphone.
“Interestingly, the highest performing handset in the focused study was the iPhone 4S, which managed to lose only 7 percent of its value over the two month period. Coming in second was the iPhone 4, which lost 8.8 percent, followed by the iPhone 5. Median iPhone 4S pricing wen from $349 in March to $312 in May, while the iPhone 5 fell to $465 from $535 over the same period.
“Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II were the biggest losers, dropping 13.7 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Median pricing for the S III fell to $320 from $360 over the eight weeks, and the Note II moved from $550 ro $444.”
Munster adds, “We believe that the iPhone aftermarket price should continue to decrease as we approach an iPhone 5S launch which we expect at the end of the month of September.”
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A leaked photo of the iPhone 5S’ casing has surfaced on the internet, showing us what the rumoured iOS-powered smartphone may look like. Judging from the casing’s shape, it seems the next generation iPhone will look exactly like the iPhone 5.
Nowhereelse.fr, a French site, spotted the picture on the forum iPhone5parts.net. The image shows the devices casing shaped just like Apple’s current smartphone, but with different internal fixings.
It’s possible that this casing is a fake, with the internals tweaked. However, it would make sense for the Cupertino firm to slightly move around the handset’s internals since Apple is likely to outfit the phone with new components. These include a more powerful processor and a larger battery.
If this photo is the real deal, the similarly sized casing suggests that Apple will be placing the same 4-inch retina display of the iPhone 5 on the iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 5 is a solid device that packs the powerful A6 chip and a larger 4-inch screen every Apple fan was waiting for. However, the smartphone is far from perfect. The phone is will set you back £529, which will cost you an arm and a leg. Furthermore, it seems Apple failed to test its software properly before making it available to the public. The result is the purple haze effect affecting the phone’s camera and the Apple Maps app mess.
Of course, since Apple is yet to announce anything official about the rumoured iPhone 5S, take this information with a pinch of salt. We are, however, expecting more leaks in the months to come.
The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or whatever Apple plans to name the phone is expected to be unveiled in autumn of next year.
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Sony does admit that it has failed to go up against the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, it does promise that the successor of the Sony XPERIA T will give the next flagships a run for their money.
Dennis van Schie, a Sony exec, said, “We will create in the near future a flagship Sony model that can compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S3.”
In an interview with the Financial Times in Germany, Schie also confirmed that Sony would be making handsets running Windows Phone 8. In the past, the Japanese company focused on only Android devices. If Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 proves to be a success, Schie says, “If it succeeds, we won’t be caught off-guard.”
Sony has made decent smartphones such as the XPERIA S and the XPERIA T. However, none of its smartphones have succeeded in challenging the two most popular flagships in the market, the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is all about to change once they unveil their new flagship at CES in January of next year.
Sony has also revealed that it is planning to launch new Android tablets. However, it did say that “it has become very difficult to earn money with tablets”. It has made Android tablets in the past, but failed to be popular devices among buyers. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of Apple’s iPad. Furthermore, Google’s Nexus 7 has been selling like hotcakes due to its dirt-cheap price tag. It has also launched a 10-inch tablet, the Google Nexus 10, which was sold out the moment it went live on Google Play.
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