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  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Jony Ive redesigns keynote intro slide Reply
  • WarrenSmith - Saturday, September 14, 2013 - link

    Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online( Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/Cp6NmO
    Reply
  • Guspaz - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I spotted Anand in the Engadget liveblog photos :P

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013...
    Reply
  • Civilized - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Lets play spot the Anandtech editors...

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013...
    Reply
  • jeffreya93 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Livestream Apple event: http://bit.ly/1fVF9mG Reply
  • Khato - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Disappointing to only see Apple coverage from Anandtech today. Reply
  • zeagus - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I hope to whatever gods may exist that you are joking. Reply
  • Khato - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Why would you consider it a joke? Is Anandtech not adequately large/have enough staff to cover both the Apple press conference and the IDF keynote this morning? As said, it's rather disappointing for a technology website to ignore a major event just because Apple has something scheduled at basically the same time. Reply
  • zeagus - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Because every time Anandtech posts anything about Apple someone proclaims their displeasure in near hysterical tones. Having said that, I am surprised that Anand AND Brian were at this event - I would've expected Anand to be at IDF unless he knew something that we didn't. Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Anandtech did not liveblog samsung announcement of note 3 and new note 10.1, which deserves way more attention than same old iphones this year IMO.

    That said, they need pageviews, and anything apple gathers tons of pageview. I can understand them.
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  • nicsta - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    > That said, they need pageviews, and anything apple gathers
    > tons of pageview. I can understand them.

    And I'm not sure who provides the more pageviews, those genuinely
    interested in Apple or those outraged that Apple always seems to get
    more attention.
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  • bdub951 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Brian is apparently interested in more than just the new iPhone... Reply
  • Mondozai - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    The man can multitask! Reply
  • anevmann - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    If you take a look here, you can see Anand :)

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013...
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  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    it is all cool & All but why is it that when there is an Apple event you do a minute by minute event update but when other companies have their events we are lucky to get maybe 5 to 10 postings & then the coverage stops. But for this we already have had probably 12 to 15 event updates covering each & every other minute. I really like Anandtech and all but lets give every body the same coverage please. Just some food for thought. Reply
  • michal1980 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    completely agree with this.

    When apple releases something, every media person turns into a lap dog. Ohh look apple did something, YAAA.

    What other company gets so much free 'air' time?
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  • vol7ron - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    'merica Reply
  • Mondozai - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Because Apple is an American company, so a U.S.-centric website will naturally be more interested in that.

    Second, Apple is Apple. It has a reputation for pushing boundaries. I think thus far that iPhone5S is a bigger leap than many thought.
    The internals look much better than expected. People talked about 30% increase, now it's 2x. The Camera looks simply stunning and what it takes looks even better.
    The TouchID(which I'm not sold on) is a pretty bold move.

    iOS7 launch. And so on. It's pretty warranted.

    If only Apple had launched a 4.5" inch product or higher, I'd considered buying one. Sadly, as long as they make phones for women and small children, I'll stick with Android. But still! I think Apple will do better than many think.
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  • kezeka - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    I am sorry that the only reasonably sized phone anymore is too small for you. I am 6' tall and think that 4" is a great size for the screen. Any larger and it inhibits free motion within fashionably cut pants due to my athletic build (I am not talking skinny jeans here - just sharp looking pants and shorts). Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    You never carry any bag/purse/anything? that's weird. Reply
  • nicsta - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    purse? LOL Anyway, why carry a bag to lug around a phone? I'f i'm carrying a bag, i might as well carry my laptop everywhere. Reply
  • darkhawk1980 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Drinking the Apple-Koolaid again?
    "Up to 2X"....so in 'some task' they managed to get a 2x performance increase. What was the average? For all we know, it could be a 30% increase on average, in which case your point is....well....wrong.

    For what it's worth, it was another 'meh' launch. The things that did catch my eye, such as 64-bit, really mean absolutely nothing at this moment in time unless the 5S comes with 4GB of ram. Since I'm fairly certain it doesn't, it really doesn't do much in the overall scheme of things. The camera might look slightly nicer, but it's not enough to compel me to pay $300 more than the high end Android I would like which has other better features.
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  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    OMG that lock screen looks like the one on my Sony Xperia ZL ummm...ok so Mine was first lol but I will let Apple borrow it I guess. Reply
  • JDG1980 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I still don't understand why Apple would want to imitate Microsoft's failed brutalist UI design.
    Give me shaded, textured icons and skeuomorphism any day.
    Reply
  • Mondozai - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Whither, alone, in your assault on beauty and aesthetics. Reply
  • michal1980 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    plastic was bad, until now. Reply
  • robbertbobbertson - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I wonder how often Donald Mustard has been falsely accused of murder Reply
  • jasperjones - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Assuming 2GB RAM, 64-bit seems dumb. So it ships with 4+GB RAM? Reply
  • Zeratul56 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    That makes no sense. I highly doubt apple even changed their 1gig of ram from the 5, more RAM wastes power in mobile devices. 64 bit word length will be faster regardless of how much RAM the device has. I suggest you read up on what 64 bit word length actually is before making judgement calls. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    what is the big deal with the qualcomm sensor fusion chip and now the apple sensor fusion chip. didnt the software APIs already allow access to all the data? who cares if its all in one chip (from the app perspective) Reply
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    nevermind they said they have a new API! win 8 has this (sensor fusion API) Reply
  • kwrzesien - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I think the #1 reason for the M7 is so the A7 chip can go into really deep sleep to save power, while a very small and efficient M7 chip is awake and tracking GPS and motion. Sounds perfect for the Strava and Cyclemeter apps, not to mention all the other basic step tracker type apps. However I listen to Pandora over LTE at the same time, so it may not help me much more than on my iPhone 5. Reply
  • nerd1 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Pricing is outrageously ridiculous. "Budget' 5c is more expensive than HTC One? "Mainstream" 5s the same price as Note 3? Why on the earth people are still buying iPhones? Status quo? Reply
  • lukarak - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Mainstream 5S? Reply
  • Mondozai - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    The 5C is a iPhone 5.

    When they said that they are "retiring the iPhone 5" that's just bullshit that annoys me. No, they're just rebranding it.

    But is it too expensive? $99 on contract is not a total ripoff even if it's not cheap.
    Not that I'd buy one!
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  • nerd1 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I think it is a terrible ripoff comparing the BOM price to android flagships with 1080p display. Reply
  • Deelron - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    The "budget" model is the 4s. Apple doesn't serve the truly cheap market, for better or worse. Besides given these are contract prices I don't see most people sweating over $100 on a $1400+ bill. But hey it's just easier to assume people are dumb instead of valuing different things. Reply
  • mwildtech - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Aaaaaaaalison I know this phone is same as the last two. . ohhhhh aaaaalison Reply
  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I got a question what about the screen on the iPhone 5S unless I missed it in the blog here I dont see Apple mention the screen or Resolution. Surely to god they made it a bigger screen & at least match the current phones on the market from android if not what good is all this hardware if your eyes bleed every time you look at it. Reply
  • Alkapwn - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    This is why my company literally cannot standardize on iOS vs Android. Some of the users simply need larger screens to view / type on. Reply
  • Alkapwn - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    And the Note series phones have enabled some of our sight-impaired users, where a SG4 was just not quite enough.

    Apple: The best built and most functional unusable device on the market.
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  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Not that I was trying to be rude or nasty about the screen comment but I myself had to setup a iPhone 5 for the mother in law on her wireless & wow that was nasty typing on that screen my fingers were to big for the letters to hit them properly. Apple really needs to up their game when it comes to their screens because size does matter in this case. Reply
  • Bob Todd - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I was hoping for a bump to the 4.5" range. I use an iPhone 5 (work) and a Nexus 4 (personal) all day every day. I still hate basic tasks like typing and browsing on the iPhone. I don't need a gargantuan phone, but I have a feeling even Apple will make at least one more bump up in the next generation or two. Reply
  • kwrzesien - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I think I'm most disappointed in the price of the 32GB iPhone 5C and the memory sizes on the 5S. Was really hoping for Apple switch to the $50/size system instead of $100/size: the 32G 5C should have been $149. Then the 5S should have been $199 for 32G, $299 for 64G and $399 for 128G. Reply
  • orthancstone - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    That would've made much more sense than what Apple decided on. Reply
  • jrs77 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Prices are way too high and the whole NSA-thingy makes Apple/Google/Windows totally second choice.

    I've preordered the Jolla, which is only €399 w/o contract and doesn't come with a hardcoded backdoor.
    Reply
  • Bob Todd - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    You and the 6 other people who pre-ordered can enjoy your phones without potential government snooping. Because the Dilbert cartoon you just emailed to your coworker and the picture of pickles you just texted your wife from the grocery store are incredibly interesting to the NSA. Or you could just buy a Nexus 4 for half the price and use AOSP... Reply
  • KnightRAF - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    And you know Jolla doesn't have a hardcoded backdoor how? Everything I've read suggested the NSA in no way limited their efforts to suborn companies and/or their employees to just the US. Reply
  • biassj - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I thought I was finally gonna switch to Apple, but looks like the same ole stuff. I hope the Nexus 5 is the exact same as the LG G2. Reply
  • barry spock - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    What?! No 128gig model. Man I was really hangin for that -- I finally thought I would be able to put my whole music collection on a phone. Reply
  • kmmatney - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Twice I've found phones on the side of road in my neighborhood, from people who left them on their car and drove off. In both cases I was able to get into the phone and make a few calls, and eventually return the phone to their owners. If they had passwords or fingerprint scanners, they would have never gotten their phone back, as AI had to look at a few contacts and make a few calls. One was an iPhone 3GS (new a the time) and a more recent phone was a Samsung SIII. The iPhone was run over by a car, and still worked great - just cracked a plastic cover case it had on it. So if you do keep your phone passworded, you might want to keep it in a case, and have your name and phone number written inside the case. It will greatly increase the chances of getting you phone back if you lose it. Reply
  • The Von Matrices - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    My Samsung Galaxy S 3 has my name and email address posted on the lock screen. I don't know why they just can't do that, especially for the S3 you recovered. Reply
  • nicsta - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    not sure about "never gotten their phone back" it's not that difficult to log into iCloud web site and find out where your phone is via GPS Reply
  • name99 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    "We finally have a way to directly send files between two iOS devices on the same WiFi network"

    This kinda misses the point. AirDrop does NOT require a pre-existing WiFi network, it creates one on the fly. This is the primary reason that it only works on some iOS devices, not all --- it needs devices with chips that can create an ad hoc network.
    Reply
  • barry spock - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Also I'm wondering that if they were in fact going after the chinese/indian/african markets with the 5C whether they spec'd it too high. To anyone other than Beijing "sallarymen" the C is still too expensive. Reply
  • ESC2000 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Man I can't believe the excitement over a pretty iterative device, a decent upgrade for sure but you'd think they'd invented a whole new phone and ended hunger for good. Luckily for me and my ballyhooing, they made the devices (mainly the storage upgrades - apple we all know you're putting at least 75% of that extra $100 straight to profit) overpriced so their market share isn't going to be changing any time soon. $550 isn't any more accessible than $750 for most of the world, and if you lived where $550 was a lot, you sure as well wouldn't spend it on a watered down device when you could get a lot more for your money.

    Strangely it seems like apple focused a lot on specs that no one else other than tech people will pay attention to and didn't change anything else that is visible to people like screen size - at least offer some choices. Bigger screens have been pulling my friends away from the iPhone. The reason it is strange is that that is usually the critique leveled at android phones.

    Also what's the screen rez? After those TFT LCDs on the $1000 air I am very mistrustful of apple especially since this blog didn't mention anything about it and you know if apple had added an extra pixel it'd be the greatest thing in the world on here.
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  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    It's soooooo funny that they've been always saying "Spec is nothing" and all they showed off are specs. 64 bit. 12% larger sensor. 10 hour browsing. LOL Reply
  • KPOM - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    I was pleasantly surprised by the move to 64-bit. On MacRumors 2 weeks ago, I discounted that possibility since I didn't think Apple would be that bold. While we don't yet have phones with 4+GB of RAM, by making this move now, at least developers will be ready once phones have that power (probably in a year or two). Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Note 3 (and other new powerhouses) already house 3GB of ram but apple still keeps 1GB of ram to maximize profit. Reply
  • CalaverasGrande - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    and you know...battery life. Ram chips suck up juice just hanging out. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Wow! Things we already knew due to the leaks.

    Fingerprint reader, though, really? We're back in 2003 with the old iPaq!
    Reply
  • beck2050 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Cook is leading Apple to irrelevance. Bean counter arrogance. Embracing the good enough for the masses while the competition's aggressively advancing with much better hardware in every product line except the Ipad. Their "NEW" Macbook pros are seriously under spec'd and under sized, hardly worthy of the PRO label. Cook said last year that"people" don't want larger phones. WRONG! The biggest empirical proof of Apple's decline is the dwindling crowds at their previously jammed stores. Reply
  • Hxx - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Not everyone wants larger phones. I know many many individuals who would rather go for a smaller size screen including myself. I think 4 inch is plenty. Maybe give the buyers some options but anything larger for me and I would resort to my Ipad. Reply
  • jabber - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Why not just call the iPhone - The Trinket?

    But as others have said at least now plastic will be the coolest material known to man now.
    Reply
  • ThomasS31 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Someone not long ago said that the days of double performance increases are over... well, here is one disproof again. :) Reply
  • Surrept - Thursday, September 12, 2013 - link

    Tell Brian Klug one of his surreptitious stealth crew brothers says hello. Reply
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