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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    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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    We've seen twitter take a stab at video sharing through their Vine service, and then it got plagued with porn in just a couple of days and became irrelevant. Then came Instagram video to compete, and even though the service is ok, it's far from perfect. Still, with the success of YouTube, you'd assume that video sharing is the next hot thing, and it seems that the founders of YouTube feel the same. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, have now launched a new iOS app called Mixbit, which is funded by Google Ventures. This is very similar to Vine in that you ...

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    We just sat through what was certainly one of the strangest press events to date, where LG unveiled its latest smartphone, the wildly-rumored G2. Dropping the Optimus moniker, the G2 is the successor to last year's Optimus G, one of LG's more popular smartphones. But how does LG's 2013 flagship compare with its toughest competitors? We'd be lying if we said it was anything but a dream come true … at least on paper. Its True HD IPS+ display measures in at 5.2-inches, diagonally, with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels. That's an overall density of 424 pixels per inch. That sort of ...

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    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, and you don’t have to analyze and compare these two phones too much, to realize that a mini phone, the HTC One mini, is larger than Apple’s flagship, the iPhone 5. If we want to be fair and honest, we’d say that the iPhone 5 is the mini phone among the two. The difference between the iPhone 5 and the HTC One Mini is bigger than the difference between the One Mini and the One. To draw a conclusion is more difficult than one would think. Aside from the eternal iOS vs Android debate, these two phones are different, and behave differently. Check ...

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    On a recent episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Brandon Miniman gave us a first-person account of what it's like to use Apple's new platform for the iPhone and the iPad, iOS 7. This was exciting not just because of the dearth of Apple news in the weeks leading up to the episode, but because it was our first glimpse (outside of the announcement Hangout, anyway) at the refreshed user-interface paradigms Apple is bringing to the table with its revised platform. Specifically, the new suite of iOS 7 gestures. Well, maybe "suite" is being a little generous. We're not talking about a whole ...

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    Update 2: We have us a winner! Please join us in congratulating Julian Brecevic of Australia, who'll be taking home this giveaway's LG Optimus G! Thanks to all those who helped propel our review count to stratospheric levels, almost tripling it from 29 to 89! We know some of you were upset about the iTunes-only qualifier, but we'll have more giveaways in the future, and some of them will be broader. Again, thanks so much for listening - and stay tuned for much more in the weeks and months ahead. Update: We're still waiting to hear back from our prospective winner, folks - once he replies ...

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    While apps only get better and better, giving us new and more interesting ways to keep in touch with each other, one component of the smartphone experience has seriously been stagnating: voice calls. That's largely been due to voice existing separately from other phone data, and the system not being optimized for today's high-speed networks and more capable devices. There are a few ways coming to help modernize voice, like VoLTE and HD Voice. The latter is something we've heard AT&T talk about implementing sometime this year, and the carrier has singled-out the iPhone 5 as an early ...

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    It's been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it's a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn't mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn't have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there. Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on this new refresh to Apple's tablet ...

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    Not sure what's going on in this specific month of June, but let's just say that there are only 7 days left for you to make some extra bang for your buck. As it turns out, we just learned that Walmart is discounting the iPhone line-up permanently, but it also seems as if this is not the only company wanting to give you a discount, and this time there are even carriers involved. As of today and until the end of June, AT&T will be offering a 50% discount on all smartphones, and we didn't type that wrong. This includes all the top-tiered smartphones like the Galaxy S 4, Lumia 920, the ...

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    It's the common thing for retailers to drop the price of Apple products when they're a week or two away from being refreshed. It's also the common deal for carriers like Sprint to drop the price as well if they haven't met their quota of sales. What's odd is to see a retailer do this when we are still a ton of months away from the expected refresh of the next-generation iPhone. In this case we're talking about Walmart, which just decided to drop the price of the iPhone 5 to just $129 after the usual 2-year contract, and the iPhone 4S to just $39. Now what makes this sale even more unique ...

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    Even if we all decided to use our smartphones to just make phone calls, there's no denying that they still heat-up. Whether it's the display illumination or the fact that the game you're playing is taking a hard toll on the processor, but it's nearly inevitable with today's technology for you to avoid that. You'd think that a solution to the problem should be for new enhancements to display illumination technology o processor efficiency, but it seems that there are other ideas being considered. Digitimes is famous for leaking every bolt and screw from almost every gadget made in Asia, and ...

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    We've seen a big uptick in interest lately towards bringing a proper console-quality gaming experience to smartphone users. While the processing power has been there, the larger issue has been about control – touchscreens are fine for plenty of things, but traditional gaming ain't one of them. On the Android front, we've seen projects like NVIDIA's Shield attempt to meld console-style controllers with a smartphone to overcome those limitations. There's a similar movement taking place over on iOS, and that accessory pictured up above just might be one of the first Apple-certified ...

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    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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    Remember when Apple first introduced its Lightning cable last year? Sure, it was dual-sided and compact, but all of a sudden your old 30-pin accessories were useless, and the specter of an in-cable authentication chip had us seriously concerned. Early tear-downs revealed the presence of that chip in official Apple Lightning cables, which could let system software verify whether or not any Lightning accessory was graced by Apple's blessings. We were all ready to see Apple use this tool to lock-down control over the iPhone accessory market... but that didn't come to pass. Perhaps we just ...

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    At long last, iOS has been made different. It seems that since 2007, we've complained about being frustrated by sameness. Well, that sameness is now a thing of the past because iOS 7 is a deep change. It touches every toggle, every app, every menu of iOS, and it represents a dramatic modernization of the mobile operating system that propelled the smartphone industry forward six years ago. We got a hold of the developer preview, which seems to be quite stable, in our iOS 7 hands-on. Battery life seems worse than the latest stable version of iOS 6, but overall stability and performance ...

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    Update: Due to technical difficulties, Stephen Schenck will not be able to join the Hangout today. Topic Next up on the list of major players to hold an event is the iPhone-maker. Apple WWDC 2013 is happening on Monday, June 10, and there have been lots of rumors, some even conflicting, regarding the event. Tim Cook almost confirmed iOS 7 for Apple WWDC 2013 and we know for quite some time that Johnny Ive is working on the project. Will it be something completely new or just a flatter version of iOS 6 is yet unknown. Then there are rumors of Apple's upcoming, alleged, streaming radio ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional leaked photos of the Nokia EOS smartphone. Then we go through Sony's press invites for a mobile event to happen in Germany and what we can expect. Google is next as they've just made the bold move of offering the stock Android keyboard to everyone. Apple's strategy for smartphone repairs is next as the company keeps working on bringing more services to their Apple Stores. We end today's show talking about the iPad 5 and the possibility of a launch for WWDC 2013. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More Nokia EOS leaks ...

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    A few days back we heard about Apple's plans to start performing certain iPhone repairs right in its retail stores, rather than taking the expense of shipping handsets off for refurbishment. The big service that's kicking-off this new direction is the replacement of displays for the iPhone 5, which Apple's offering to do in-store for about $150. Lest the idea of a retail employee prying apart your iPhone in a back room starts making you a bit nervous, today we get a small glimpse into what equipment Apple is using to deliver this service, hopefully convincing you that the company's taking ...

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    The history of the iPhone has always been closely linked to Apple's relationships with carriers. What started off (in the US, at least) as an AT&T exclusive has since seen deals struck with more and more carriers until finally this year, the iPhone has a home with all the big guys. Clearly, Apple has a comfortable working relationship with all these companies. But is it maybe just a little too chummy, and could be favoring the carriers at the expense of Apple's own customers? That's the accusation we're looking at today, with claims that Apple is going above and beyond to help carriers ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Toshiba's new line-up of tablets and why these don't really move the dot for the company in their mobile endeavors. Then we talk about Intel as the company has landed two new mobile processors and has even won Samsung as a customer with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We look at the smartphone market share statistics and notice the supremacy of Android, the growth of iOS and Windows Phone and the decline of BlackBerry. HTC is next as we talk about their dramatic increase in revenue for May and also the price increase of the HTC One. We end today's show ...

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    You know, every time that people criticize Apple for just launching one smartphone every year, I find the biggest argument to be funny. According to many, one size doesn't fit all, and in a way, even though that argument is correct, that doesn't mean that Apple is the only one following that mentality. See, Apple launches just one phone and that device will be their flagship for the rest of the year. In a similar way, Samsung, HTC, Sony and others launch one flagship to compete as well. Different companies make all of these phones, with different a design and software approaches, but they ...

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    It happens to the best of us: we tend to our phones with kid gloves, wrap them up in protective cases, and handle them with the utmost of care, only to one day slip up and instantly reduce our treasured smartphone to a shattered mess. Some people buy insurance to help with the cost of repairs or replacement. Others take a more DIY approach and order a new screen to pop-in themselves. If you're an Apple user, any sort of issue with your phone can mean a trip down to the company's nearest retail location, where the Geniuses will be more than happy to help get you back on your feet. In the ...

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    There have been a lot of rumors about the next version of iOS, ever since Jonathan Ive allegedly took the helps of its development. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, while talking at the D11 Conference, confirmed some of the rumors we all took for granted over the past couple of months: iOS 7 coming at WWDC. According to Cook, Ive is indeed working on a new version of iOS. It will be revealed next month with the occasion of Apple's yearly WWDC conference. The CEO added that "Jony had contributed significantly to the look and feel of Apple over many many years and could do that for our software as ...

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