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iPhone 5S not always good for carriers

iPhone 5S not always good for carriers

While about nine million devices were sold in three days upon the Sept. 20 release of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, carriers continue to steer customers to other devices, according to information released Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Echoing an Oct. 1 report by DigiTimes, carrier reps cited small margins and often big losses on iPhone sales.

“iPhones aren’t discounted to the carrier like other devices,” an Illinois Verizon rep said Wednesday. “There’s really no margins and even less flexibility when it comes to technical issues and customer service challenges. In many of those cases, they have to go through Apple. The iPhone isn’t our favorite, no.”

Apple is apparently aware of the challenges yet it is not known if the company will offer better terms with carriers on subsidized phones.

Meanwhile, wireless companies tend to recommend Android devices, most notably carrier exclusive smartphones that come with better profit margins and freedom to install bloatware advertising software.

For example, Verizon reps push their phones, first. The exclusive Motorola Droid smartphones are touted for their durability and everything iPhone, Blackberry and Samsung could ever offer, according to Verizon. Although those claims are true in many areas, business is business. There’s more in it for Verizon to sell their own phones, devices with healthy margins and smooth manufacturer relationships.

“Apple regulates very closely everything we do with the iPhone,” a Sprint manager said. “They are great, premium phones. But, they’re far the only game in town. Truthfully, much of the appeal lies in marketing. Owning an iPhone is still fashionable. Some people identify with a perceived image that comes with owning certain things and the iPhone has become one of those products.”

The first iPhone was released in June 2007. Over the last six years, the iPhone has introduced an array of features, many of which were first to market. The latest comes in form of the iPhone 5S’s Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which replaces the home button and unlocks the phone.

Touch ID also allows for one touch purchases in iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. According to reviews, the feature is a significant advancement, yet still caught somewhere between novelty and innovation.

Best iphone Gadgets and Accessories

Best iphone Gadgets and Accessories

Best iphone GadgetsIf you love your iphone and gadgets you will love the collection of iphone gadgets we have created for you right here. We have searched the web to find the best of the best, the most innovative and creative products to enhance the features of your iphone.

If you want to improve the battery life of your phone, protect it from the most brutal treatment, enhance the audio or video playback, take better pictures, fly a Drone or reduce the amount of wires in your life, there will be something here for you.

uNu Power DX External Protective Battery CaseThe uNu iphone battery iphone case contains a slimline rechargeable battery which holds enough power to fully recharge your iphone back to 100% and is capable of providing over 500 full recharging cycles.

The case protects your iphone from knocks and drops like any other case but has the added benefit of providing a full recharge without the need for a power source, if you are a heavy iphone user and find that your battery runs out before the end of the day this case is a necessity. The case features four LED lights on the reverse of the case to display the level of charge the internal battery holds and a single button to start or stop charging.

There are many similar battery cases available on the market but the uNu is by far the best with over 400 5 star reviews on Amazon and is available in both black and white and is one of the few cases awarded a prestigious Made for iPhone certificate.

Anker Astro E5 Dual USB Portable Battery PackThe Anker Astro is super high capacity portable battery pack with two USB ports, allowing you to charge two devices at the same time, then another two and then another two! Yes this little battery pack holds enough juice to fully recharge an iphone 6 times or almost fully recharge an iPad! It will also charge all other Apple devices and all Android phones.

It has four blue LED lights to show you how much power it has left and a built in flashlight.

Ideal for long journeys, camping trips, festivals, travelling or to keep in the car for emergencies.

Compatable with Galaxy, Nexus, HTC, Motorola Droid, MOTO X, LG Optimus phone and more.

Parrot Drone QuadricopterFitted with a front end camera which displays a live feed on your iphone screen you will feel like your in the cockpit of a real quadricopter as you fly the ultimate boy’s toy over WiFi both indoors and outdoors.

The Parrot Drone creates its own WiFi network so you can fly it anywhere. More than just a toy it is a high precision model aircraft with an onboard computer, like a real aircraft it features an autopilot for landings and takeoffs and the autopilot takes control to safely land it if you lose the connection. Once you have mastered the controlls you can battle other drones in a mid air dogfight.

Use it straight out of the box or the coder in you can turn it into an autonomous robot. These are just a few of the many features of the Parrot Drone, check out the item on Amazon for the full spec.

Compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi Touch

Aiptek MobileCinema iphone ProjectorOne of the best things about the iphone is the ability to watch Youtube videos, TV shows, movies and videos you have made yourself, the only downside is that the screen is pretty small and it’s difficult for more than two or three people to watch something at the same time. But if you have a Aiptek iphone projector you can turn any white surface into a movie screen!

How about turning your driveway and garage door or any car park into a drive in movie? Or have a night time back yard movie show?

The Aiptek MobileCinema will project any media on to a screen size up to 125 cm /50″ Inch, including interent browsing.

Compatible with 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch

iphone Telescope 8X Zoom Long Focal Camera LensWe all love taking pictures with our iphones but sometimes the zoom function on the iphone is not as good as it could be and trying to take pictures or making videos of something in the distance can result in poor quality fuzzy images.

The FOM telescope features an 8X zoom and tripod which helps to steady your iphone to avoid fuzzy pictures or shaky videos. It will not replace a real camera with a high power zoom but it will really enhance the pictures and videos you take with your iphone, all for less than $20, available in black and white, it is a must for any iphone user who enjoys taking pictures.

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