I’m sure all of the Apple-fanboys will be happy to hear that the first week iPhone 5c and 5s sales numbers are in, setting a new record for opening weekend with over nine million devices sold. That beats out the iPhone 5′s opening weekend sales of five million, though this year’s launch features two devices and more countries with immediate access to the new iPhones. One mystery remains — which new iPhone sold better, the 5c or 5s? Apple’s not providing a model-specific breakdown of the weekend’s nine million peak, but the combined sales beat analyst expectations, which estimated Apple would sell between 5 and 8 million iPhone 5s’s and 5c’s.
Apple continues to show that it has its finger in the pulse of consumers. Speaking of finger, lets take a look at the key feature updates and how-to use iOS 7 and where can you get your hands on an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.
Key feature updates of iOS 7
Admit it, you were scrambling to update your OS to iOS 7 the instant you could last week. It’s okay, you weren’t alone. Some users have been impressed by the sleek new look of iOS, and some have, well, been baffled at the steep learning curve of some less than obvious changes. Here are some of the most helpful tips we put into our iOS 7 guide:
Accessing the Notification Center
On the Lock Screen and Home Screen, you can access the Notification Center by swiping down from top of the screen, while the Control Center can be reached by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. There’s a camera icon on the right bottom corner so you can easily access your camera too:
Houston come in, Control Center come in
Control Center lets you control music, connections such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Airplane Mode, lock the screen orientation, access the flashlight, timer, calculator, and camera. But if you don’t want the Control Center accessible on the lock screen as well as when you’re using apps, just go to Settings, then Control Center, and slide the buttons to turn off access.
A picture is worth a thousand words: Apple’s new camera app
And now for the new camera app. As you know, it has a new interface plus new filters. Some may find it a bit weird at first, but it’s just as easy to use as the old camera app. If you want to switch from video, to photo, to square and panorama, all you have to do is swipe on the bottom of the screen where the capture button is located.
Just tap on the camera icon on the top right corner to switch from using the iSight and FaceTime cameras. Turn the flash on or off, or set it to auto by tapping on the flash icon on the top left corner, and tap on the HDR is you want to turn it on or off. For the filters, you’ll see circles on the bottom right corner, just tap on it when you’re in photo mode to access the filters. It works for both the iSight and FaceTime cameras. And to see your photo, just tap on the small square photo found in the lower left corner.
Okay you’ve got me hooked, where can I get an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c?
You’ve seen iOS 7, you have it on your older iPhone and love it, but you want one of the new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c’s. We’ve got you covered there too. We’ve assembled a great list of where you can trade-in your old iPhone for a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c or where you can just outright get one too.
Buying a smartphone out of contract, from any carrier, costs an arm and a leg. (Though several carriers, like Sprint, are slowly starting to roll out whenever-trade-in options.) By trading your old device, you won’t have to pay full retail for a new smartphone, as the trade-in price could possibly cover the 2-year contract plan of some carriers.
5 best places to trade-in your old iPhone
- Apple Stores
Some Apple retail stores already have trade-in programs in play, though the company is keeping it hush-hush for now. No news yet as to how much Apple will give you for your working, in good condition, 16GB iPhone 5, but there were reports that the highest price Apple can payout is $280. Again, this leaked information has not been confirmed yet.
The price of a 16GB iPhone 5, whether it’s black or white, depends on the condition of your device as well as your network carrier. If you’re phone is working and is in good condition, you can get an average of $310 if you’re on AT&T, $200 on Sprint, $310 on Verizon, and $315 on T-Mobile.
Same as Gazelle, the price of the 16GB iPhone 5 depends on the carrier and the condition of your device. If you’re on AT&T you can get up to $315, $250 on Sprint, $300 on Verizon, and $315 on T-Mobile.
- Best Buy
If you’re with AT&T, your 16GB iPhone 5 is valued at $330 if it’s in good condition, $300 if you’re on Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.
If your 16GB iPhone 5 powers on, is fully functional and doesn’t have a cracked screen, it is worth $315 if you’re on AT&T, $235 if you’re with Sprint, $320 if on Verizon, and $325 if you’re on T-Mobile.
Between the new look and feel to iOS 7, and the key feature updates to the iPhone hardware like the A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger …Apple seems to have its finger firmly on the pulse of both hardware and design needs.