Samsung Follows Apple, this time with Gold Galaxy S4

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Samsung is taking a page from Apple with the introduction of a gold version of its Galaxy S4 smartphone.

“Introducing the new #GalaxyS4 Gold Edition – for a style that’s uniquely yours!” Samsung said on its Saudi Arabia Twitter feed. “Elegance is a touch of gold,” reads the tagline above a photo of a pink S4 edged in gold. Continue reading

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 Reviews from big guys

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The reviews for the latest Apple devices and software are out.

Reviewers, journalists, and critics alike have ripped the foundations and fundamentals of Apple’s latest creations — the premium iPhone 5s, the low-cost iPhone 5c, and the next-generation iOS 7 software — and given their verdict.

Here are snippets of some of the other reviews from around the Web late on Tuesday:

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AnandTech’s Anand Lal Shimpi gave a deep and thorough 13-page review of the premium Apple smartphone. The highest praise fell on the hardware features, notably the Apple A7 processor and M7 motion controller, which was described as “futureproof.” But some criticism fell in what Apple missed out, like as a slightly larger display, which in his view had “room for another sweet spot above 4-inches.”

While I don’t believe the world needs to embrace 6-inch displays, I do feel there is room for another sweet spot above 4-inches. […] If you prefer iOS for your smartphone — the iPhone 5s won’t disappoint. In many ways it’s an evolutionary improvement over the iPhone 5, but in others it is a significant step forward.  Continue reading

Haswell-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro appears in Geekbench report

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It’s hardly a matter of “if” — it’s simply a matter of “when.” Now that Intel’s Haswell CPU has found its way into the MacBook Air line, it’s a given that Apple engineers are actively looking for ways to cram that very silicon into the rest of its laptop range. If a newly uncovered Geekbench report is to be believed, it looks as if the 15-inch MacBook Pro could be next in line.

The report (pictured in full after the break) details a machine packing a 2.4GHz Core i7-4950HQ and 16GB of RAM, and while there’s no discrete GPU shown, Primate Labs‘ John Poole has informed MacRumors that the benchmark may have simply missed it during testing. At any rate, the score itself isn’t anything to write home about — it’s pretty Continue reading

Apple’s Budget iPhone Fully Assembled And Leaked In High Quality Photos .

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There has been much talk in the press of Apple’s supposed preparation of a budget iPhone device, and today, it would appear as though Techdy has got his hands on the front and rear parts of the elusive low-cost handset. When placed together, they offer a very solid idea of the form the low-costiPhone could take, and on first impression, we cannot help but feel that it looks incredibly similar to Continue reading

iPhone : the most profitable product in America

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Apple’s share price might be tumbling and its margins might be squeezed, but the company still holds one title that it likely won’t lose anytime soon: Apple makes the most profitable product in America. MarketWatch this week put together a slide show (sorry) of the eight most profitable products in America. There are plenty of longtime profit powerhouses on the list such as Coca-Cola soda and Marlboro cigarettes, but Apple’s iPhone now sits atop the pile thanks to its 40% margin and sky-high sales volumes. For those who want to see the full list of America’s most profitable products, the full slide show is linked below in the source section. Continue reading