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Google Glass is not just a significant product for the company behind it, but for several other manufacturers looking to get in on the smart glasses act. We’ve already taken a look at the Vuzix M100s, which were made available to pre-order just a couple of days back, and now, Lumus has taken the wraps off its own, very slick-looking effort. Check out its stylish frame and intriguing list of specs after the break!
Lumus is a well-respected maker of military-standard heads up display products, but having supplied for the likes of the U.S. Air Force, the company is trying its hand at consumer products.
When the iPhone 5s was first released, it was pretty darn hard to get hold of. And on its first day of sale, once supplies ran out, it was weeks before shipments resumed as Apple’s early inventory was completely spent. Gradually, though, things have improved, with consumers looking to purchase the latest and greatest Cupertino smartphone not being subjected to waiting periods of more than a week. As of right now, the iPhone 5s is available in the US, UK, Asia Pacific and Middle East, with shipping times for the device back down to a much more palatable 1-3 days.
Of course, those looking to grab the all-new, A7 processor-packing, Touch ID-enabled gizmo have little room to be complacent, since, with shoppers scrambling to get their gifts in time for the holiday period, things could lapse again at some point in the future.
Apple’s share of the US smartphone market climbed from July to October of this year, but only by a small margin, according to new data from comScore. The newest report showed a .2% increase in for Apple, moving from 40.4% to 40.6%, and the company remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the states by a very wide margin.
Samsung was the biggest mover on the chart, climbing 1.3% to 25.4% of overall share, with Motorola grabbing a 0.1% bump to 7%. Meanwhile, HTC and LG both lost share, dropping 1.3% and 0.2%, respectively. In terms of platform market share, Android is still king with 52.2%, while Apple remains in second place at 40.6%.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the supply of the iPhone 5s is catching up with demand. Both in the US and other stores in Europe, the ship times for the iPhone 5s has dropped to 1 to 3 days. This is the lowest ship time since the handset launched earlier this year. Even the coveted gold model, which was scarce at launch, is now readily available.
If you plan to buy a new iPhone for a loved one this holiday season, you should be aware of Apple’s shipping deadlines. All configurations of the iPhone 5s and the 5c must be ordered before December 18th, if you want the phone to arrive on or before December 24th. Apple also is offering free shipping on all orders.