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Bryan M. Wolfe
| September 22, 2013
The AppAdvice Week In Review: Apple Finds Gold During iPhone Launch Week
This was quite the week in the world of Apple as the tech giant released not one, but two new iPhones. Two days earlier, the company released iOS 7, the innovative new operating system for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Here are just a few of the stories we covered during the week that was.
The golden ticket[caption id="attachment_466425" align="aligncenter" width="640"] In short supply. (Source: Cult of Mac)[/caption] We’ll never know whether it was actual supply issues, or simply a brilliant marketing move. Regardless, the story of the week was the gold colored iPhone 5s. Or rather, the lack thereof. The new model, which contains no actual gold, and doesn’t even look like the precious metal, was a virtual no show on launch day. Carriers didn’t have it, and most Apple retail stores had only a few units. "Shortages" for the gold colored iPhone 5s were reported worldwide -- just as Apple intended. Again, hats go off to Apple!
Early iOS 7 bugsNew operating systems always come with bugs. Apple's iOS 7 continues with that long tradition. The most serious bug could help strangers access your social information and photographs. Another allows someone to make phone calls without a passcode. Still another could allow your app icons to wiggle. Apple is likely to release a round of fixes in the coming days.
Touch IDOne of the few external changes Apple made to the flagship iPhone is the introduction of Touch ID. The feature, which allows users to replace a passcode with a fingerprint, has been getting high marks from users for its reliability and ease of use. Could we be seeing Touch ID on new iPads?
iPad refreshIn the coming weeks, Apple's attention will turn to 2013 updates for its line of Macs and iPads. A second "special event" in as many months, could be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, according to the latest rumor.
- Video: AppAdvice Goes Hands-On With Infinity Blade III by Joe White has one word to say: awesome!
- Official Manual App For Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V Available Now On iOS by Aldrin Calimlim notes that this is the closest an iOS device is going to get to this game for a long time.
- Key Executives Give Rare Interview About Everything Apple by Bryan M. Wolfe explains Apple's second brilliant move of the week.