Posts Tagged ‘iphone 5’

Apple has added a series of three new TV ads for the iPhone 5 to its official YouTube channel as launch day for the device comes to a close. There has been overwhelming demand for the iPhone 5 since its debut, with Apple receiving two million pre-orders for the device in the first 24 hours alone. With an effective marketing campaign, Apple should be able to carry that sales momentum through the holiday shopping season. The ads can be found just ahead.

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iFixIt has gotten hold of an iPhone 5 (which is on sale in Australia right now), and they’ve already cracked it open to reveal the innards. Shockingly, it’s composed of smartphones parts, including a screen, some chips, and the casing made of aluminum and glass.

In all seriousness, the 6th-generation iPhone does have some interesting changes. Of note, Apple has continued to make their designs harder to open by requiring screw-drivers that are more difficult to obtain. However, asiFixIt notes, the iPhone 5 is roughly as user serviceable as the 4S was, if one has the right tools. In fact, since the new iPhone is opened front-to-back (note: suction cup necessary), replacing a cracked screen is significantly easier on the new device than it has in the past.

A new iPhone, a new Samsung ad attempting to shoot it down. Does the marketing team at Samsung honestly believe that, by mocking Apple customers who wait in line for the iPhone 5 and other latest gadgets, it is going to attract these people to their own brand? I’m surprised that Samsung isn’t already embarrassed enough from the massive legal battle that it lost against its arch rival Apple, in which it owes the iPhone maker over $1 billion in compensation. But if you really want to watch the latest round of Samsung trivializing new iPhone 5 features, the video is down below for your pleasure. SAMSUNG its soo gelous on the new iPhone !!!

The landmark jury trial between Apple and Samsung might be over, but patent litigation between the two companies is still going strong. According to filings with the U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, California, Samsung has indicated that it is likely to sue Apple over the iPhone 5 once it has further time to inspect the device.

If the South Korean handset maker feels that the iPhone 5 violates its patents, Samsung will add the latest Apple smartphone to its list of infringing devices in a patent infringement complaint it originally filed in February.

Apple has already submitted a counterclaim in this trial several months ago, accusing Samsung of violating eight patents of its own. Apple too added Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III smartphone to its own list of infringing devices when the handset was released, so this move only seems fair game.

The interesting fact in this case is that a hearing isn’t expected to take place until 2014, when the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 are likely to have long been succeeded by newer, more powerful smartphones. We’ll let you know about any further developments in this case as it progresses.

iPhone 5: The Reviews Are In

Posted: September 19, 2012 in Apple New's, Technology
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The pre-release reviews of the iPhone 5 are flooding in tonight, and below are the highlights of various reviews. Overall, the iPhone 5 seems to be the best smartphone available. The camera has seen major improvement in low-light performance, the design is robust, yet manages to feel much more refined, all while feeling lighter. The display is an improvement over the 4S, and the battery life is better as well – in a 4G device.

In a word, these reviews are glowing – the only detractors noted is that new accessories will have to be purchased in order to work with the Lightning port, and that one reviewer actually preferred the heft of the iPhone 4S to the new design. Read on for selected quotes, as well as links to the reviews! Be sure to comment with more reviews, as they come in!

 

TechCrunch:

You pick it up and it almost feels fake. That’s not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn’t — quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn’t seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding the iPhone 4/4S for the past two years. It feels like someone took one of those devices and hollowed it out.

The iPhone 5 is here.

I’ve had the opportunity to play around with the latest iPhone for the past several days. I won’t beat around the bush: it’s fantastic.

T3:

Don’t get us wrong, it’s a miracle how Apple has shed so much excess podge and millions of people will love the lightweight design, but we preferred the more robust, weapon-like nature of the 4S. A case of Marmite-y opinion, perhaps.

The Loop:

Of course, the thing that everyone is talking about with the iPhone 5 is the 4-inch screen. I can tell you that it’s gorgeous.

The thing with the larger screen is that you get this feeling of having space on the display that you didn’t have before. Clearly, that’s true because the screen is larger, but I mean even more space than the screen allows. Perhaps it’s a perceptual thing. If you told me that I would be able to see another few rows of emails or more of a Web page, I don’t know that I would see the importance, but when you look at the iPhone 5, it’s more than that. You have to see it to get an idea of what can be done.

CNet:

The phone’s lasted roughly the whole day each day, unplugging around 8 a.m. and engaging in a mix of calling, web surfing, video playback, downloading, game playing, FaceTime calling over Wi-Fi and LTE, and even a little 4G LTE hot spot use via my MacBook Air.

The New York Times:

The screen now has better color reproduction. The front-facing camera captures high-definition video now (720p). The battery offers the same talk time as before (eight hours), but adds two more hours of Web browsing (eight hours), even on LTE networks. In practical terms, you encounter fewer days when the battery dies by dinnertime — a frequent occurrence with 4G phones.

The camera is among the best ever put into a phone. Its lowlight shots blow away the same efforts from an iPhone 4S. Its shot-to-shot times have been improved by 40 percent. And you can take stills even while recording video (1080p hi-def, of course).

Loren Brichter is known for making fantastically designed apps. His most famous work was Tweetie 2, which was eventually bought by Twitter and turned in to what is now the Twitter for iPhone official client. Unknown to many is that he also designed the iPad’s official Twitter client. This client was one of the first apps to use the idea of sliding panels, which could be swiped in and out of view – this type of interface would go on to be used in various ways across platforms.

Today, however, Twitter decided to take some pretty major steps back in terms of the design of their official client. An app that was once a shining example of how a major company could create an app that truly shines on the iPad is now not much more than a direct port of the iPhone’s client. Gone are the innovative and intuitive panels, replaced by the typical button-centric UI.

It does get worse, though – nothing in a tweet is tapable from the list view. Tapping on a link, photo, or hashtag opens up a singular view of the tweet, which then allows for interaction. On an iPad, with 9.7″ of screen real estate, it’s difficult to justify such a waste. There is one highlight, though: profile banners are now available across iOS devices. The iPhone client was similarly updated, though its feature set is limited to the profile banner – there isn’t even support for the iPhone 5′s 16:9 aspect ratio yet.

Folks, this is what happens when a major brand tries to “unify” their look across devices, but doesn’t take time to do each device justice. In other news, Tweetbot and Twitterrific for iPad will likely see an uptick in sales.

Last we told you, Apple’s overseas manufacturers were preparing to ship iPhone 5 pre-orders to the United States and other launch countries worldwide. And if you’re curious how your iPhone will be shipped to you, we’ll fill you in on the details.

Apple takes advantage of World Ease, a service offered by UPS that helps to simplify customs clearance by grouping several shipments together into one single shipment. Since the iPhone 5 handsets clear customs as a single unit, there is reduced paperwork and, thus, the shipping process becomes much more efficient.

By utilizing the World Ease service, Apple is able to conveniently ensure that shipments of the iPhone 5 arrive in the hands of customers stateside by the promised date of Friday, September 21st. It’s quite remarkable to think of the logistics that go into getting our favorite, shiny Apple gadgets from overseas manufacturers like Foxconn in mainland China to other countries around the world. Demand for the iPhone 5 has by far exceeded the initial wave of supply, leaving many pre-orders with a delivery estimate of early October or later. What is your iPhone 5 pre-order status?

New iPhone 5 Design !!!

Foxconn in Tai Yuan is now building a new base for iPhone 5 production. The company is now in need of approximately 20,000 workers. Mr. Yu, an insider at Tai Yuan Foxconn, says that the company still has tons of openings, especially front-line workers. “As long as they meet the basic standards, (we’ll) take as many as possible.” Given Apple’s prominent position in the industry, Foxconn has made iPhone production its foremost priority in mainland China. Mr. Yu says that Foxconn gets about 85% of the total order of iPhone 5, which translates into about 57 million units per year.

iPhone 5 with 4.6 inch screen !!! WTF ?!?

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