Apart from having their new iPhone 5c, Apple has also announced the new iPhone 5s. Running on iOS 7 operating system, the handset comes with a 4.0-inch 1136 x 640 LED-backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen Retina display, an A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, an M7 motion co-processor, a 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, dual cameras (1.2MP front with 720p HD video capture & 8MP rear with 1080p Full HD video capture), a fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button (Touch ID), GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a non-removable 1440mAh battery. The iPhone 5s will be available for pre-order starting on September 13th for $199 (16GB model), $299 (32GB model) and $399 (64GB model), all on a 2-year contract. [Apple]
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Apple has introduced the all new iPhone 5c. Featuring a plastic outer shell that comes in a number of bright colors, the handset sports a 4.0-inch 1136 x 640 LED-backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen Retina display, a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, an Apple A6 chipset, a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, a 1GB RAM, a 16GB/32GB of internal storage, dual cameras (1.2MP front with 720p HD video capture & 8MP rear with 1080p Full HD video capture), GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a non-removable li-ion battery and runs on iOS 7.0 operating system. The iPhone 5c will be available for pre-order starting on September 13th for $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model, both on a 2-year contract. [GSMArena]
The iPhone 5 was released in September 2012, and the new iPhone 5S is rumored to come out in the fall 2013. That means, you’ll probably be stuck with an older version. Though you could keep using your current phone, what fun would that be? Sure, you need a backup, but you also have options for ditching your old iPhone. Options include everything from recycling it, selling it or donating it to charity. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a look at those pros and cons:
Recycle Your Phone
If you are upgrading from an old iPhone that isn’t in good condition, your best option may be to recycle it. There are many different recycling options, and most of them are relatively simple. Most cities and states provide locals with free programs that allow them to recycle their electronic devices. This option is an environmentally friendly alternative to just throwing your unwanted phone away. Cell phones contain certain materials, primarily metal, that can become toxic or that do not degrade in the environment. Some states, like California, have made it illegal to throw away your old cell phone.
You can also sell your old iPhone, but it needs to be in god condition if you want a decent price for it. There a variety of ways you can sell your phone, and each will require you to put in some effort. One option for selling it is doing so online. You can either post your phone on an online auction site like eBay, online classified site like Craigslist, or you could opt to go with one of the online companies that will buy back your old use phone. To find these companies (and other options), type in “sell my phone” in your search engine. There, you will literally find hundreds of options. You could also go old school and post a print classified ad, but print ads – even classifieds – can be a little pricey, so it might be hard to get much money back. The online options, though, are typically free.
Donate Your Phone
A third option for your old iPhone is to donate it to charity. Organizations, such as National Network To End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), are always willing to accept a donation of a working phone. An organization like NNEDV takes donated cell phones and sells them. With the funds received from these used phones, charities can use the money to buy newer cellphones for victims of domestic violence. These donations allow victims of domestic violence to always have a way of calling for help if they are ever abused.
There’s nothing quite like buying a new phone. Just one problem: It’s illegal in some places to just throw your old phone away, plus doing so is bad for the environment. Your options include recycling the phone, selling it, or donating it to charity. The condition of your phone and your personal needs will ultimately decide which option is best for you. If your cell phone is in poor working condition, then you will probably want to recycle it. If your phone is in great working condition, then you can consider either selling the phone or donating it.
Apple has finally announced the highly anticipated iPhone 5, which is claimed as the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever. Measuring 4.87-inch x 2.31-inch x 0.30-inch and weighing 112 grams, the iPhone 5 features a new 4-inch Retina display, the new iOS 6, an Apple-designed A6 chip for super fast performance, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, a new beam-forming, directional microphone system, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, the latest LTE technology and better battery life. The new iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features such as the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook integration, iCloud, Passbook organization and more Siri features and languages. Available in either white & silver or black & slate, the Apple iPhone 5 is priced at $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model, all with a new two-year contract. More
RadioShack has discounted all versions of the Apple iPhone 4S. The 16GB iPhone 4S retails for $124.99, while the 32GB model for $224.99, and the 64GB model for $324.99. All models require you to sign a new two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. [Intomobile]
Century has unveiled the Plus One Projector for iPhone 4 and 4S. Measuring 68mm x 20mm x 126mm and weighing 125 grams, the sleeve is equipped with a DLP 35ANSI projector, offering a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a VGA resolution. There is also a 1,850mAh internal battery that is able to charge your iPhone. The Century Plus One Projector is priced at 25,000 Yen ($318). [Akihabara]