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Apple Sells 9 Million Of It’s Iphone In Debut Weekend

Apple said Monday that it sold nine million of its two new handsets in their first three days on the market. Apple sold nine million iPhone 5s in three days, versus BlackBerry, which sold about a third as much in three months.

The company also said that its quarterly sales and profit margin would likely be at the high end of the company’s previous forecast. Apple in July projected revenue between $34 billion and $37 billion and gross margin between 36% and 37%. The company’s stock jumped $23.23, or 5%, to close at $490.64 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Apple also said that more than 200 million of its devices already were running iOS 7—a free overhaul released last week of the operating system used on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

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Hidden iPhone features to be enabled by iOS 7

Alongside the blaze of publicity for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, Apple also announced it is to release its latest operating system iOS 7 for mobile devices.

Apple is due to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18, just ahead of the two new iPhones themselves.

While some of the headline-grabbing features of iOS 7 will only be available on the new iPhones, like the fingerprint ID function, there are many hidden tweaks and new features for older devices.

Like previous iOS updates, however, owners of older devices will find themselves being left behind as their iPhones and iPads are denied access some of the new features.

Some of this is due to the limitations of the hardware on older devices, while other features that will be left out are harder to explain.

So what new features can iPhone and iPad users who are not able to afford an upgrade to the latest devices look forward to enjoying?

Torch facility

While many competing devices have the capacity to function as torches for some time, iPhone users have had to rely on third party Apps to help them search for their keys or find the door lock in the dark.

However, with iOS 7 Apple is finally introducing a torch facility as a standard feature to the iPhone.

At the touch of a button, users will be able to turn on the LED flash on the back of the phone. The flashlight button can be accessed through the new control centre.

Control Centre

An all new control centre – just swipe upwards on any screen and a new pane will appear allowing you to control Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, switch on Airplane mode, adjust the brightness of the screen and play or skip music.

The control centre can even be accessed from the locked screen.

Do not disturb

For those who like to switch off once in a while, but potentially also a welcome change for anyone irritated by those who refuse to turn their phone off while at the cinema or theatre. While the Do Not Disturb function is present in iOS 6, it was not obvious. Buried in the settings menu, it was probably greatly underused or overlooked by many.

In iOS 7, Apple has moved the Do Not Disturb switch to the Control Centre, meaning it can be accessed and switched on far more easily.

Just touch the little half moon icon and it will leave you free from being pestered by emails, messages and phone calls.

Schedules can also be set up through the Notifications setting menu, along with exceptions that will allow some calls from important contacts get through.

A new way to access search

The ability to search on the iPhone and iPad has been around for a while, however, iOS 7 will introduce a new way of accessing it.

Simply swiping down on the homescreen will open a search box and the keyboard, allowing you to search without having to swipe to a dedicated screen as in previous versions of the software.

Swipe up to close Apps

Like in previous versions of iOS, double clicking the home button at the bottom of the phone will show all of the Apps that are currently open.  Simply swipe up on the screen to close the app.

Level out your life

The Compass App that has been a feature of the iPhone for some time now comes with an added little extra – a spirit level. Never have wonky pictures or squint shelves again.

Alternatively use it to arrange the items on your desk into a perfect geometric pattern.

 

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Review: Blackberry Z10 VS iPhone 5

According to one website, the new BlackBerry Z10 beats the iPhone 5 in one specific area: its ability to be repaired.

Tech repair website ifixit regularly takes computers, gaming systems, and cellphones apart and scores them based on their perceived repairability. Based on the site’s ranking system, the BlackBerry Z10 scored an 8 out of 10 in repairability (10 being the best), while the iPhone 5 was only given a 7 out of 10.
According to ifixit, the BlackBerry Z10 earned a high score for the following reasons: The battery can be replaced without tools, the motherboard and display can be removed easily, and standard screws are used to put the Z10 together. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, uses uncommon screws, and many of the phone’s components are either soldered together or are combined into one piece, making repair much more expensive.

BlackBerry has been struggling lately, especially after a weak launch for the Z10. The smartphone, released in mid-March, has some impressive features (most notably its great onscreen keyboard). However, the Z10 is not expected to pose a serious threat to the iPhone 5, which currently holds the title for the world’s best-selling smartphone. Both the Z10 and the iPhone 5 retail for $199

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Apple’s set to release iPhone 6

Apple’s iPhone 6 screen could be totally resistant to scratches, cracks and other terrible things
Apple’s iPhone 6 is rumored to sport a scratch-free, crack-resistant screen. A recent story from The News Tribe claims that this would likely happen if Apple makes the switch from Gorilla Glass to Sapphire Crystal glass.
The new screen glass could help make Apple’s next iPhone boast a type of indestructible quality, but the rumor itself is highly suspicious.
As the report points out, the switch to Sapphire glass from Gorilla wouldn’t be cheap; it could result in up to an additional $20 per device.
It completely goes against the many rumors that have claimed Apple will offer a cheaper iPhone sometime this year.
We highly doubt that we’ll see the switch happen as soon as the iPhone 6 release, but perhaps it will happen in later versions of Apple’s iPhone.
It would certainly be a comfort to have a phone that isn’t quite as prone to cracks and scratches, especially for power users and perfectionists.

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