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 | August 20, 2013 7:01 AM

    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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  • by | August 17, 2013 1:20 AM

    ...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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  • by | August 16, 2013 2:41 AM

    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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  • by | August 15, 2013 6:11 PM

    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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  • by | August 12, 2013 2:03 AM

    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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  • by | August 9, 2013 3:14 PM

    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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  • by | August 8, 2013 9:01 AM

    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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  • by | August 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    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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  • by | July 30, 2013 7:09 AM

    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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  • by | July 3, 2013 2:05 PM

    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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  • by | July 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    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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  • by | June 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    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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  • by | June 24, 2013 10:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 23, 2013 2:14 AM

    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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  • by | June 23, 2013 2:01 AM

    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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