Posts tagged with: iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 was announced by Apple on September 12, 2012, and start shipping on September 21. It features a new four-inch Retina display with a new aspect ratio and 1136 x 640 resolution. The phone introduces Apple's new A6 chip, supposedly resulting in double the performance of the iPhone 4S. Read on for the latest news on the iPhone 5:

  • by | December 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Things are going faster and smoother for Apple when it comes to propagating the latest version of the company's OS than, say, for Google, but the two companies are on a totally different strategy. While Android 4.4 KitKat is running on 1.1% of compatible Google devices, Apple's iOS 7 powers 74 percent, a nice adoption rate to have for the latest iteration of a platform. Of course, iOS 7 was announced and released earlier than Android 4.4 KitKat, giving it a relatively large head-start! Still, with the latest figures in, as of December 1, 2013, 22% of Apple's compatible devices still run ...

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  • by | November 28, 2013 2:31 AM

    It has become somewhat of a habit that every new iPhone sells better than its predecessor -- except the iPhone 5s, which really doesn't have a predecessor, or it is its own predecessor, if you will -- and that is exactly the case of the iPhone 5s. Apple told us this information, but we're always curious to see what third parties think, because, you know, company issues figures are, well, company issued. Fiksu is tracking the iPhone user base, among others, through its iOS SDK, and has concluded, as seen in the graphic above, that the iPhone 5s is already representing the largest part of ...

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  • by | September 30, 2013 7:00 PM

    When Michael told me he was looking forward to reviewing the iPhone 5C, I frankly got exited with him. He's always been a fan of "the underdog" platforms, and if we all remember, that's precisely what iPhones were back in 2007. Obviously times have changed dramatically even for Apple's own estimates, and I guess that's just another one of the reasons why he feels that the iPhone is just not for him after he finished his review. Now, one of the coolest things about us in Pocketnow, is that we all come from dramatically different backgrounds, we live in very different places, and we're also ...

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  • by | September 27, 2013 3:33 AM

    iOS 7.0.2 rolling out as we speak and, while it is not a large file, it sure brings some relief to those that were worried about security. The new, minor update though, is fixing a bug "that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode". If you live in Greece, you will now have the option to input your passcode with the Greek keyboard. The patch weighs anywhere between 18 and 21MB and is available both over-the-air, as well as using Apple's all-in-one application, iTunes. Given the severity and importance of the topic at hand, we recommend you update as soon as possible!

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  • by | September 24, 2013 6:58 AM

    The iPhone 5s may be getting all the attention these days, but there's a bevy of multicolored iPhones that deserve some words of their own. Fortunately, we're dedicated wordsmiths around these parts, and we're pretty keen on comparison videos as well. We unboxed the iPhone 5c last week, and in the midst of flying bubble-wrap and packing tape torn asunder, we promised a followup series of features and reviews. While the latter segment is still being worked on, we've already managed to churn out a few comparisons, and you're looking at the latest of the bunch. Besides the manifold salient ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 1:06 PM

    iOS 7 is live, and, as we've recently learned from our poll, most users can't wait to experience Apple's latest and greatest. However, first, you have to own a compatible device. The list includes the iPhone 4 and 4S (partially), as well as the iPhone 5 (full support) -- in addition to the 5C and 5S that will have iOS 7 installed out-of-the-box. Tablet compatibility includes iPad 2 and 3 (partially), as well as the iPad 4 (full support), in addition to the iPad mini. Second, as usual with major Apple software updates, you'll have to have a lot of patience. Everyone will be slamming the ...

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  • by | September 17, 2013 6:08 AM

    ...because Apple is either stubborn or too smart to bump the screen size in a world dominated by devices that have screens of 4.5 to as big as 6.3-inches (yes, that is, according to me, tablet territory, even though I have no problems using a tablet as a phone). The HTC One mini and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini are the most representative devices for the “mini” category, even though they’re both larger than Apple’s flagship, the new iPhone 5S (and even the iPhone 5C, alongside the iPhone 5). Is Apple incapable of releasing a larger display-packed phone? No! Is Apple stubborn? Maybe! ...

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  • by | September 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    Yesterday, Apple took the stage in Cupertino to unveil two new products that came at no surprise to anyone who had kept up with rumors and news, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. It also released the Gold Master version of iOS 7 to developers and announced a release date for the official iOS 7 update for the public, September 18. For those familiar with Gold Master versions of software, it's essentially a week early preview of the public version of the software. Naturally, we loaded our iPhone 5 up with the latest iOS 7 today to provide you with a tour of what you can expect last week. The ...

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  • by | September 11, 2013 4:16 AM

    The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C weren't the only Apple news yesterday; the Cupertino-based company shared iOS 7 details, announcing that the new OS will be available to download and install as of September 18, next Wednesday. However, the Gold Master version of the platform is now available to download. GM editions are usually the exact same bits that get shipped on iPhones; we can consider them more or less final versions. The iOS 7 Gold Master is available now, given if you are a developer to download and test it, a week before the official release. For version number fans out there, we're ...

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  • by | September 10, 2013 8:07 PM

    As we were all preparing for today's live coverage of Apple's iPhone event, Brandon made a statement behind the scenes that we all agreed with: "It would've been great if Steve Jobs was still around". I know that not all of you have good thoughts about Steve, or Apple for that matter, but I've always been of the mentality that we should honor people where honor is due. Apple didn't invent the GUI, and still, if it wasn't for the first Mac, we would've probably spent another decade memorizing computer commands and code. Then we saw an Apple decline without Steve, up to the point where they ...

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  • by | September 10, 2013 5:00 PM

    For those who couldn't see it coming from a mile away, Apple unveiled a new product today – two new products, actually. The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Rumors have pointed to the production of a cheaper, colorful iPhone for months now, as Apple can't seem to keep a lid on things anymore. As it turns out, the rumors were exactly spot-on. And the iPhone 5C is practically a cheaper version of the current iPhone 5. It features the same A6 chip, 1GB RAM, roughly the same battery life, the same display, either 16 or 32GB of storage, and a solid polycarbonate shell. And anyone who thought that ...

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  • by | September 9, 2013 2:26 PM

    I started carrying an iPhone the day the CDMA model landed on Verizon's shelves on February 10, 2011. Before that, I had used various iPods and owned an iPad, so I knew what to expect of iOS. But I hadn't been an AT&T customer before, and I wasn't about to switch just for an iPhone – I was a BlackBerry and Android guy at the time and wasn't entirely sold on iOS. That said, I wanted to give the platform and the iPhone a go as a daily driver. So when the Verizon iPhone was confirmed, I picked one up on launch day and never looked back. Following that, I owned four or five more iPads, ...

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  • by | August 27, 2013 6:41 AM

    Not long ago our own Anton D. Nagy told us "there's no such thing as a perfect smartphone". He's absolutely right -- and completely wrong. I, like Tony, have a stack of smartphones that I can call upon at any given time. Some have HD screens. Some have LTE. Some have removable batteries. Some can accept SD cards. Some have a slide-out keyboard. Some include a high-end camera. What none of them have is a perfect combination of everything. None of the smartphones I own has everything. Each is always lacking one thing or another. And just when I feel like the next device is going to have ...

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  • by | August 26, 2013 1:20 PM

    We already have a series here at Pocketnow lamenting the choices of smartphone and tablet manufacturers, and trying to learn something from their most visible mistakes. It's called Worst Gadgets Ever, and it's a fun little video series that you should check out. But sometimes, a broader look at the industry's development is useful - and given the right attitude, it can also be fun. Earlier this year, our own Taylor Martin took you on a tour of smart phone form factors that are officially dead - not necessarily due to poor decisions, but owing to the constantly shifting mobile landscape ...

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  • by | August 23, 2013 5:12 PM

    If you watch or participate in any of Apple's keynotes, you'll always here the words: "Amazing, iconic, beautiful, cutting-edge, gorgeous, etc., etc." Any salesman will stand in front of you to try to sell you their product, and in some cases, they'll do so without believing in it, simply because, like everyone, they too need to make a living. Still, there are some products that deserve praise, and most of the Apple products we've seen in the last decade are on that list. Still, you'd be amazed at the fact that I wasn't too happy with the iPhone 5 when it was announced. I even wrote an ...

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