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Apple iPhone 5s to cost more than its predecessor in Europe

11 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5s to cost more than its predecessor in Europe - read the full textApple finally announced its next-generation iPhone along with the iPhone 5c at yesterday's event. Back at the event, the Cupertino guys announced the subsidized pricing of its newest smartphones in the United States, but didn't say anything about unlocked pricing for other regions. Well, the...

 

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> In reply to MittMittins @ 2013-09-12 01:26 from njI0 - click to readNo need more then 4gb to work in 64bit.

So long as CPU = 64bit / OS = 64bit / App = 64bit. It is 64bit.

64bit can leverage on more then 4gb ram. but that does not mean there is no gain whatsoever if less then.

You can rip out ram from your PC if you do not believe it. Run 2gb on Win.. still 64bit.

64bit might take up more addressing, but then again its required to make better apps. And since iPhone have sandbox / run 1 app per time design, it means it can effectively use it without seriously running out of memory due to the bigger size of 64bit, basically future proofing ip5s.

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  • 2013-09-12 03:48
  • PGXj

this time i go for android bye ip

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  • 2013-09-12 03:47
  • PxWx

Infinity Blade 3 footage looked incredible!

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  • 2013-09-12 03:45
  • IWcs

keep milking..vEgetables..keep milking

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  • 2013-09-12 03:33
  • mfIH

> In reply to joonius @ 2013-09-12 02:32 from jIvg - click to readactually he is right. FYI, the 64 bit data width does not equal a 64 bit architecture. There is no 64 bit instruction set and there are 2 32 bit data buses. you need to do a bit more research.

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  • 2013-09-12 03:10
  • 9FL$

who cares. iphone 5s is soooo 2010

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  • 2013-09-12 02:59
  • 9FL$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-12 00:28 from GT6G - click to readIt says 64 bit in bold on the link you posted... I don't know what you are confusing it with?

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  • 2013-09-12 02:32
  • jIvg

> In reply to Zack CHUNG @ 2013-09-12 01:30 from P$ZB - click to readYeah, I saw the pricing last night and was a bit disappointed actually. If I decide to buy one I'll do that in HK ;)

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  • 2013-09-12 02:01
  • XrK}

As well as Australia here.

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  • 2013-09-12 01:30
  • P$ZB

> In reply to Guest @ 2013-09-12 00:26 from xBCJ - click to readThe operating system and the drivers might be 64-bit but technically they work in 32-bit mode since it requires 4GB RAM in order to work in 64-bit mode, it's a step forward theoretically but not beneficially. I recommend you read cnet and extremetech articles regarding this jargon..

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  • 2013-09-12 01:26
  • njI0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-12 00:59 from 3iJC - click to readWhat does RAM have to do with a 64-bit processor?! Just because you can use more than 4GB with 64-bit doesn't mean it is necessary or you can't use less. RAM is only as useful as the programs you run, but that doesn't mean that 64-bit architecture can't be useful for programs that require less than 4GB.

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  • 2013-09-12 01:10
  • XrK}

> In reply to Guest @ 2013-09-12 00:26 from xBCJ - click to read64bit is still useless in a device with less than 4gb ram, windows has been 64 bit for years however if the ram is less than 4gb there's no use for it.

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  • 2013-09-12 00:59
  • 3iJC

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2013-09-11 23:44 from XrK} - click to readI think he's confusing the dual 32 bit bus for a 64 bit architecture ;)

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/...20Z2460.html

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  • 2013-09-12 00:28
  • GT6G

> In reply to Zzzz @ 2013-09-11 21:20 from t}S} - click to read"In addition to announcing its new 64-bit A7 chip, which will power the flagship iPhone 5s, Apple also revealed that iOS 7 itself will be 64-bit. This means a native 64-bit kernel, along with 64-bit libraries and drivers. Accordingly, all of the native apps that come baked into iOS have been retooled to serve up faster performance (don't worry, iOS 7 will still run 32-bit apps from third-party developers)."

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  • 2013-09-12 00:26
  • xBCJ

> In reply to Zzzz @ 2013-09-11 21:20 from t}S} - click to readI'm curious who told you that? Because the ARM technical reference documents and programmers model says otherwise.

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  • 2013-09-12 00:16
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-11 22:45 from 3iJC - click to readIf you took just 1 minute to do some research, you'd know that what you are saying is rubbish:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...tem_on_chip)

Motorola's RAZR i chip is 32 bit, as proven in the above source. Do you really think Apple would make such a claim without its Marketing department doing its research first? You realise there are FINES for misleading advertising.

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  • 2013-09-11 23:44
  • XrK}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-11 18:52 from PIW1 - click to readThen again, some of us have owned iphones (I've owned 3, beginning with the first iphone) and HAVE switched.

The reason which obviously escapes you is that other manufacturers offer more features than the iphone at a lower cost.

Example: I was in Asia and bought a 16GB dual sim, quad band phone with a 5.1" HD screen, FM radio, NFC, 12mp (with flash) camera and HD 1080 video, removable battery, SD card slot and Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM, for less than $200 (NO CONTRACT)! The only thing missing is LTE (however, the HSDPA+ is plenty fast and streams video great). Wasn't really looking for a phone (work gave me a BB Z10), but the features and performance (runs Android 4.2.2) of this phone for the price made it an easy buy decision.

That's what Apple has to compete against. Now why would I spend the same amount of money for an iphone (ON-CONTRACT no less)? Why? So I can be locked into itunes or get the Apple logo on the back? Don't tell me it's for the "premium build". They're made in China and we all remember the quality control issues Apple had with the iphone 5.

No thank you. I look for value when I spend my money.

Apple better adjust to what users in foreign markets expect in their phones and stop forcing their US centric view on everyone or they'll continue to lose market share. Color cases, fingerprint readers and vague claims about xx% performance improvements over their first iphone doesn't make the grade.

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  • 2013-09-11 23:35
  • GT6G

> In reply to mido2012 @ 2013-09-11 15:59 from fkQE - click to readrazr i uses 64 bit cpu atom z2460 from intel, have fun believing the bs "first ever" apple tries to feeds you.

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  • 2013-09-11 22:45
  • 3iJC

> In reply to Gaz @ 2013-09-11 14:57 from mpaj - click to readI would have priced it 200-250GB on pay as you go in UK..What is in this phone that commends this price..Plastic back pennys,memory pennys,battery charger cheap earphones so why is it so dear..There is no answer apple are very,very greedy hence all the profit..

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  • 2013-09-11 22:19
  • an1x

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