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:

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Samsung always outsells Apple's iPhone when it introduces the latest Galaxy flagship; that's mainly because their announcement and availability policies are leapfrogging, so it's just normal for the newest Android to perform better than the older iPhone. ...and then the iPhone outsells the usually six-seven-month old Android when it is introduced, so there's really nothing to be surprised about when it comes to the chart below. Regardless of who's on the top spot at any moment, Samsung and Apple are comfortably leading the pack; when it comes to the beginning of Q3 2013 though, Apple ...

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    According to the latest reports, Apple strikes China Mobile deal, which allows the Cupertino-based company to have its phones on the line-up of the world's largest mobile operator by users, at more than 700 million subscribers. The information was published by The Wall Street Journal and originates from "sources" familiar with the matter which remained anonymous. China Mobile is expected to have a conference in Guangzhou on December 18; that date seems to be the date hinted for Apple's products to be available on the carrier's line-up. However, the carrier is expected to unveil a brand ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wireless charging, you either hate it or love it. Here at Pocketnow, it's about an even split. Either way, it's something more and more smartphones are shipping with. And if it's something you don't particularly care for, there's no one saying you have to use wireless charging if your phone has it – it's simply nice to have the option. Unfortunately for iPhone users, wireless charging simply isn't one of those things Apple seems to care too much about, along with NFC, expandable storage, removable batteries, etc. However, all hope is not lost. Some case manufacturers are determined to ...

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    ...they’re all good, and they all suck, at the same time. Wait, what? Let me explain! I am lucky to have a rather impressive collection of devices, mostly because of my addiction, and also because it just so happens that I do this for work. Lucky me, I can always opt for the perfect smartphone for every situation, knowing the pros and the cons of each. You might not be so lucky. If you are, chances are you’re doing the same thing I am. Shuffling phones depending on what you do, where, and for how long. I always choose the iPhone 5 when I go outside to shoot some pictures in bright, ...

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    Beta 5 of iOS 7 landed on August 6 and yesterday we've heard some interesting bits of information claiming to predict the public release date of the final build to grace Apple's upcoming iPhone, as well as some older models of the phone, alongside Apple tablets. Beta 6 is available to download as an over-the-air patch which is fixing a lot of bugs and brings some additional fine-tuning to the platform. There's a rather long changelog at the source link below, in case you want to know exactly what Apple tinkered with in this release. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil its ...

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    There are certain market decisions that just make sense. If a product is too expensive, then you either lower its price to make it more affordable, or you launch a parallel product that can fit the needs of the less-demanding consumers. Still, there are companies that defy this mentality and have succeeded in their endeavor. One of the most common examples is the automobile industry. On one hand, you have companies like Toyota, which build products for every market demographic. It makes sense to offer everything people need, so that everyone's particular needs are satisfied. Entry-level ...

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    Probably the last among the big guns to unveil its 2013/2014 flagship is Apple. The company is expected to announce the iPhone 5 follow-up, alongside a cheaper mode, so far being referred to as the iPhone 5C. According to recent reports, the date to circle in your calendar for the iPhone event is September 10, as learned from sources by AllThingsD. It will also be the date when the new version of iOS, iOS 7, will most likely be made available for compatible devices. Aside from that, Apple is facing a steady decline in marketshare and we're yet to see whether the low-cost iPhone rumors turn ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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