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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    ...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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