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The AppAdvice Week In Review: Apple Finds Gold During iPhone Launch Week

The AppAdvice Week In Review: Apple Finds Gold During iPhone Launch Week

September 22, 2013
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

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 bugs

New 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 ID

One 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 refresh

In 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.

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