In September Apple announced the brand new iPhone 5s to much fanfare. It looked almost identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but it added some new significant features. The biggest feature of all is TouchID, Apple’s new finger print identity sensor that allows users the option to ditch passcodes and unlock their phones with a touch of their finger. Finger print sensors have been done before, but early reviews said this was the best implementation yet. Once TouchID was set up we were told it would work flawlessly.
I have used the iPhone 5s exclusively since late September. At first it did work very well. I was very pleased with its success rate. The only time it would really fail was when my finger was wet. After a couple weeks I noticed a slight spike in TouchID failures. I mostly chalked this up to user error and would go into my settings and recalibrate my fingers and the problem seemed to go away. Surely enough, after a couple of weeks I would have to repeat this process all over again. There have been a growing number of complaints in the past month or so and it is starting to be talked from mainstream news sources. Read the rest of this entry »
Apple announced the iPhone 5s and 5c last week. Tomorrow both will finally go on sale. This is the first year in a while where Apple’s flagship phone, the 5s, hasn’t been available for preorder. This is supposedly due to supply constraints. That means if you want to get an iPhone anytime soon you have two choices: Read the rest of this entry »
This is pretty self explanatory. Here’s the first unboxing of the iPhone 5s. It’s only a matter of time before hundreds of these hit YouTube. Until then, happy watching!
Tomorrow is one of the biggest days in the world of tech. Love ’em or hate ’em, Apple will hold their annual iPhone event at their headquarters in Cupertino tomorrow at 10 am PST/1 PM EST. One thing we know for sure is that it will dominate the news cycle tomorrow. For months now the rumor mills have been churning. What do we know, what do we think we know, and what are we hoping for? Let’s discuss. Read the rest of this entry »