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More on Apple: Silver/gold 5S models scarce, iOS 7 installs surge

  • 9to5 Mac: "Every carrier source we’ve talked to and every US retail outlet we’ve heard from has told us that they are only getting in Space Grey iPhone 5S (AAPL +1.6%) devices for sale."
  • The site also reports "a few white/silver and even fewer gold iPhone 5s deliveries are trickling in the warehouses but hardly enough for wide dispersal by retail stores."
  • There have already been multiple reports this week of limited launch-day 5S inventories in the U.S.
  • Meanwhile, analytics firm Mixpanel reports 39% of the iOS devices accessing its network are now on iOS 7. Chitika says iOS 7 grew to make up 18.2% of its monitored iOS Web traffic within 24 hours, which compares with 14.8% for iOS 6 in its first 24 hours. (more details)
  • The NYC and SF Attorney Generals have issued a statement urging users to install iOS 7 on account of its Activation Lock feature, which can remotely render a lost/stolen device useless.
  • Earlier: Cook defends 5C pricing
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  • MajorDude
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    iOS 7 seems like winner to me. Better graphically, easier access to certain functions.
    19 Sep 2013, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • User66224
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    Silver and gold is scarce. What else is new? is it because of yield or distribution? That is the question.


    As for the pricing, I look forward to how the strategy plays out. I suspect Tim has planned a significant update to the iPad line, which will probably make up the bottom line when quarterly reports are due.
    19 Sep 2013, 05:28 PM Reply Like
  • Humble Eagles
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    Outside of the mix of truly weird colors, there isn't much difference imo. Several nice new features--control ctr, spotlight, and notification swipes are great. Multi-task is a better presentation, but not that different. Air drop is great. Safari is nice. One pet peeve I am really unhappy with is that they messed up Notes! They changed the yellow rule paper to typing paper! Who makes to do lists on a piece of typing paper? Yellow rule, rules Apple. There are a lot of little improvements.
    19 Sep 2013, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    I hate the new graphics. Colors are too washed out.


    Don't is too skinny. Difficult to read without reading glasses.


    Am considering returning, anyone know how ?
    19 Sep 2013, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • amartinico
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    Did you try going into settings and changing the font to bold, and turning on contrast? I found it to improve the condition for reading.
    19 Sep 2013, 11:02 PM Reply Like
  • coterotie
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    See I found the opposite. I needed reading glasses on my 4s with ios6, much better with ios7.
    20 Sep 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    This intro looks about the same as their attempt at maps. Well, I hope Chinese children are no longer coerced out of school to aid the launch...
    19 Sep 2013, 08:58 PM Reply Like
  • redponydoc
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    The launch is likely to be great - given the noise from the haters.
    20 Sep 2013, 12:07 AM Reply Like
  • amartinico
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    I think they did a great job with the functionality. The graphics is nice, but I agree with some of the above comments regarding font color and thin lines. Personally some of the surprises for me is the photo app.....I love the way my photos are now automatically grouped, and they did a real nice job on iTunes Radio. It's so much more functional than Pandora, which I enjoyed until now. Overall iOS 7 is a winner!!
    20 Sep 2013, 12:57 AM Reply Like
  • awakeinwa
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    weird i thought the thin font would be a strain to read too. default assumption naturally. but after spending time reading, i noticed the comfort my eyes had reading - the letters and words weren't distracted by too much black, and the contrast against white was helpful parsing long paragraphs.


    this is more apparent when you read long form content. of course adjust the font size appropriately and bold as needed but the slim font really is easy on the eyes when you are usually overwhelmed with long blobfuls of black ink thrown at you.


    i hope a lot of this goodness translates well to macos soon.
    20 Sep 2013, 04:27 AM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    The ios7 appears to be a success.


    That should increase sales of iphones, regardless of models.
    20 Sep 2013, 01:42 AM Reply Like
  • name999
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    Hope the supply issue won't push too many consumers to android phone or Nokia...
    20 Sep 2013, 01:55 AM Reply Like
  • awakeinwa
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    the contrast is so apparent i doubt it
    20 Sep 2013, 04:27 AM Reply Like
  • musiccomposer
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    overall, i give ios 7 very high marks
    20 Sep 2013, 05:01 AM Reply Like
  • iosmicrosoft
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    After three years with an iPhone, I have decided to switch. I cannot stand Android so I will experiment with the Lumia series as I think Windows Phone brings genuinely something new to the table. However, my switch will be confined to the phone as I have no plans to let go of my iPads or mac book pros. And I think iOS 7 is quite ugly and brings very little in terms of real changes.
    20 Sep 2013, 05:34 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    If you migrate from OS or Android you will be surprised.I'd go check windows mobile forum first.Look up under bugs and defects tag. Spent one month on the Lumia 928, VZ's "flagship" (you can now get flagship for free with 2 yr). 2 factory resets, bottomless pit of soft ones and one failed backup I returned mine. Great camera and if you use it just for occasional emails and calls you'll probably be OK. WP8 is one buggy platform that's for sure, battery life, audio, text, update, random freezes storage issues. And the 170K apps MS promotes, pure marketing, fiction. most of those apps not ready, should not be in anyones store,
    20 Sep 2013, 07:50 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    Marketing , an American tradition People in general like gold specially Chinese. Hit it out of the park with the gold color.Gold for apple for sure.
    20 Sep 2013, 06:26 AM Reply Like
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    As a Graphic Designer myself, the know that OS7 is a great leap forward in terms of functionality , feel and look. I liked OS6 and thought it excellent for its clarity and simplicity in use but OS7 is a real pleasure to use due to its look and its remarkably increased (beautiful) functionality.
    Very well done to Apple's Design team - have not been able to put my iPhone 4S down since the upgrade last night. I put a dark night sky (Apple's) backdrop to get a nice contrast to the new screen icons - looks so fresh and feels like having a new phone but, I am tempted to upgrade to the funky carbon fibre coloured 4C - actually I want both the 4C and the `4S as they are both absolutely gorgeous.
    The reaction hear in the UK is very good except for the Samsung and android trolls who are so easy to spot on the Web.
    20 Sep 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
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