Report: iPhone Sales Overtake Android Again

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Is the iPhone back on the upswing? Despite being by far the most popular individual handset on the market, Android has generally had a larger market share — thanks in part to the huge number of different models available. One analytics company believes that the current iPhone 5 is doing so well, that it has bumped Android out of the top spot. … [Read more...]

the show: 71 – “Thumb Calisthenics” iPad and iPhone Podcast

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Join your hosts Marianne Schultz and myself for The Show: 71 - "Thumb Calisthenics". This week, we talk all about the iPhone 5. First impressions, news and more. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast our iPad and iPhone podcast live each week.  Follow @everythingicafe on Twitter for updates on timing. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in our forums. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us by giving us a positive rating in iTunes. Please consider subscribing today in iTunes RSS Feed | Download … [Read more...]

iPhone 5 Review

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In what was likely the most anticipated iPhone release in recent history, the iPhone 5 (sixth generation) brings with it a larger frame and subtle improvements throughout. It has been described by some as boring, as nothing more than the 4S with a taller display. Does the change adversely affect one-handed use and are the subtle improvements enough to provide real world benefits? Read on for our comprehensive iPhone 5 review as we take a complete look at the new iPhone 5. Progression of Build Quality When you ship as many phones as Apple does each year, economies of scale provide you with greater leverage with parts suppliers and lower costs. The first iPhone cost $599 for an 8GB model and that was with a contract. To their credit, … [Read more...]

Lightning Connector Features Authentication Chip, Dynamic Pins [updated]

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The Lightning connector is one of the more exciting new pieces of technology in the iPhone 5, replacing the decidedly long in the tooth dock connector. But what exactly is going on in this all digital connector that makes it so special? AppleInsider has teamed up with Double Helix Cables to look inside the connector, and reveal what makes it tick. … [Read more...]

The iPhone 5 Is Dropped, Scratched, And Torn Apart

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The iPhone 5 is only a couple of hours old, and while many are still waiting for theirs to be delivered (yours truly included), those that have them are revealing huge amounts about the hardware and its durability. First, the good news! iFixit has done one of their much loved teardowns of the iPhone 5, and have dubbed it  "the most repairable iPhone we’ve seen in a while," thanks to the easily accessed front screen. Now, on to slightly darker topics. Here we have the first iPhone 5 drop and durability test. While it's a brutal and harrowing thing to watch them beat it all to hell and back, the results are positive, and they call it "by far the most durable iPhone we have seen." The one real concern that has arisen is how easy it … [Read more...]

First iPhone 5 Teardown Hits The Web

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We're not meant to be getting our hands on the iPhone 5 until tomorrow. This could change if we see carriers making the mistake of delivering a few devices early. A German website managed to get their hands on one a bit early. The site, iPhone Garage, has undertaken an iPhone 5 teardown. Sure this is a terrible shame and waste of an iPhone 5, but here's hoping they are skilled enough to put it back together. In any event, here's a photo that details all of the components found in an iPhone 5. … [Read more...]

How to track your iPhone 5 before tracking information shows up on the Apple Store

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If you've found yourself logging into the Apple Store and growing frustrated by the lack of tracking information, you are not alone. If you have a delivery date of September 21st, there is a good chance that your iPhone 5 is already in the system. Here's a short tutorial on how you can get a head start on tracking the shipment of your iPhone 5. Visit UPS.com and select the 'Tracking' tab and then Track Shipments. In the left hand column, select 'Track By Reference'. By default, Apple uses the phone number for your account for tracking. This might not be your mobile number, but the phone number associated with your store account. In my case, they have my home phone number on account. Enter your phone number where it says 'Shipping … [Read more...]