Xiaomi is a tiny Chinese handset maker that prides itself on making highly affordable devices, selling them online, and creating an Android skin called MIUI. Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi, often gets called the Steve Jobs of China because he’s copied both Jobs’ look and the presentation style. And in a recent interview, Jun called the iPhone the best phone on the planet.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has just announced that they’ve created a new Bluetooth standard, version 4.1. For those who don’t care about Bluetooth all that much, you should, because devices like smart watches, health trackers, and who knows what sort of sensors that have yet to be invented, will use the technology. Version 4.0 added a low-power mode to help converse battery life, and now with version 4.1, they’re tackling radio interference, connection robustness, and data transfer rates.
It’s been a long time coming, but it appears that Apple has finally inked a deal that’ll bring the iPhone to China Mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone will go on sale starting December 18 with the Chinese carrier. This news is not surprising as it has been rumored for months. The final hint was the report that a China Mobile subsidiary recently started accepting pre-orders for the Apple-branded iPhone 5s and 5c.
Every country is different — you can see it in the food, in the fashion and for Apple fans, in the prices of the iPhone. Thanks to MobileUnlocked, we now can zip around a map of the world and get a glimpse of iPhone 5s prices in the different countries where the handset is sold.
The Touch ID is great when it works, but a number of iPhone 5s users have complained that the fingerprint sensor fails to recognise the correct print on the first try. Today a new post by Dr. Drang speculates as to whether the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID fingerprint recognition gets worse over time.