iPhone 5C cases appear on Amazon

Very interesting.  I’m currently using a case by the same manufacturer on my 4S.  It’s not unusual for speculative case makers to release products for iPhones that haven’t been announced yet- it’s a fairly low cost gamble if they have received credible specs on the new phone’s dimensions.

One rumor that continues to gain traction is that Apple will stop selling any previous generation phones once their new lineup ships this fall.  The iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 will be retired, and the iPhone 6 (or 5S) will sell alongside the less expensive 5C, which is said to be in a curved plastic case that comes in colors.  Apple will then be able to retire the 30 pin connector (iPod classic notwithstanding) and improve their profit margins with these all-new devices.

Android fragmentation, 2013 edition

Peter Ha at Gizmodo:

In 2012, there were some 3,997 distinct Android devices. This year there are a whopping 11,868. Eight versions of Android are currently in use and 37.9 percent of users are running Jelly Bean, the latest version of the mobile OS. Samsung’s apparent share of the market is 47.5 percent.

Check out the visual chart they posted to illustrate this point.  Samsung completely dominates this space, leaving little if any profits to the competition.  Meanwhile, Apple enjoys a 93 percent adoption rate of iOS 6 as of June 3 across just 9 unique devices (iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads).

Multiple Netflix user profiles coming to Apple TV

Tired of having your recommendations on Netflix clogged with kids shows?  I am.   Juli Clover at MacRumors:

According to multiple Twitter reports and a tipster who contacted MacRumors, individual Netflix profiles are now showing up on the Apple TV. The personalized profile feature, which is expected to be launched in August, will allow users of shared Netflix accounts to select a unique profile when accessing the service.

This looks to be rolling out later this summer.