Afternoon Coffee: iPhone 5S, Electricity Use Down, Fixing Apple Maps, Obesity Woes

The latest supply chain rumors...
Apple supply chain says iPhone 5S (6) will come in a range of colors and screen sizes -- The two-different-screen-sizes tidbit is a little harder to get your head around. According to Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets who cites Chinese supply chain connections, the iPhone 5S will have two screen sizes -- though he doesn't elaborate on what those screen sizes will be.

High demand...less electricity.
U.S. Electricity Use on Wane -- For decades, electricity use was viewed as a barometer of economic growth, but the link has become less clear cut in recent years, partly because of a big push to make major appliances and other products, such as compact fluorescent lightbulbs and high-efficiency motors, that use less electricity. The erosion of U.S. manufacturing also has contributed to the consumption slowdown. Industrial electricity use, which includes manufacturing, accounts for about a quarter of the nation's total.

I love you, The Onion.
Apple Promises To Fix Glitches In Map Software By Rearranging Earth's Geography -- Apple is working hard to move streets, buildings, and natural features of the Earth itself to be consistent with their heavily criticized Maps software.

The cost of being fat?
Obese who refuse to exercise 'could face benefits cut' -- Resident, housing and council tax benefit payments "could be varied to reward or incentivise residents", the report said. It claims "early intervention techniques" could help save more lives and money. These include linking welfare payments to healthy lifestyles and rewarding those who take responsibility for their own health, the report's authors claim.

- Sheena Moore

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