Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Oct 2013 08:46 UTC

Apple has told two suppliers of its lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is reducing orders in the fourth quarter, according to a report by Dow Jones news agency Wednesday, raising concerns about weaker-than-expected demand for the new product.

Apple began selling it's the new low-price option last month in 11 markets, including the U.S. and China, but consumers have focused on the more expensive 5S model, which was launched at the same time.

While demand for the costlier version, that comes with a fingerprint sensor and faster chips, outstripped expectations - especially the gold-colored version - the iPhone 5C has failed to generate as much interest.

Leave it to the media to turn higher-than-expected demand for the more expensive model into bad news.

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here comes the education
by chithanh on Thu 17th Oct 2013 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: are you high?"
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Have 64 bits brought something really tangible to desktops beside more huge memories ?
Why, yes of course.

What will 64 bits provides to a calendar and some phone applications ?
Calendar? Probably not much. The browser will benefit a bit more presumably.
Other than that it benefits security, GPGPU, compute intensive tasks, etc.

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RE: here comes the education
by crhylove on Fri 18th Oct 2013 00:27 in reply to "here comes the education"
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How in the hell is 64 bit innovation? It's the next logical step in phones/tablets, and completely obvious. So they got it first? To what end? Are there any advantages at all yet?

EVERY new feature revealed in the ios7 reveal is an Android feature that existed for at least more than 1 year, in some cases 3-4 years.

Apple hasn't innovated since the Apple II. The iPad was obvious: xerox/parc had demos of it in the 70s, and Microsoft had demos in the 90s. The iPhone was also obvious. Hell, I'd been talking about that design for at least 5 years.

Apple IS first to market sometimes, and what do they do with that market leadership? They attempt to lock people into their stupid walled garden garbage, and then steal any innovation in their garden and implement as their own in-house solution.

F Apple. They are the worst. Don't even get me started on their overpricing and their Foxconn suicide nets.

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