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Topic: iPhone 5

Study finds iPhone 5 costs only 41 cents per year to charge, 3 cents more than iPhone 4

09/28/2012, 06:09 pm

One of the standout features of Apple's new iPhone 5 is its long battery life which, despite cramming in a faster processor, LTE wireless capabilities and a larger screen, performs on par with its predecessors and has been found to cost only three cents more to charge per year.

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Sharp says iPhone 5 displays being made for Apple in 'adequate volumes'

09/28/2012, 09:09 am

An executive with LCD maker Sharp has indicated that his company is not having problems supplying displays to Apple for the iPhone 5.

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Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds as it launches in 22 more countries

09/28/2012, 08:09 am

The iPhone 5 went on sale in 22 more countries on Friday, making it now available in a total of 31 nations around the world, in Apple's most aggressive launch schedule ever.

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Apple iPhone 5 to launch on regional U.S. carriers on Friday, some offering discounts

09/27/2012, 10:09 pm

One week after the iPhone 5 released on Sept. 21, regional wireless operators in the U.S. will begin selling Apple's latest smartphone, with some carriers offering special incentives like $50 price cuts to lure customers.

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Official iPhone 5 user guide references Apple-made dock

09/27/2012, 11:09 am

Though Apple has not released a first-party dock for the iPhone 5 and its new Lightning connector, the official iPhone 5 user guide refers to an official "iPhone Dock" accessory sold separately.

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Purported quality control QR code left behind in new iPhone 5's camera roll [u]

09/27/2012, 01:09 am

A never before seen image of what looks to be a QR code generated after some type of test was found in the camera roll of a straight-from-the-factory iPhone 5, possibly offering a rare glimpse at one of the final steps an Apple device passes through before being shipped out to consumers.

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Non-contract AT&T iPhone 5s can reportedly be unlocked via iTunes

09/26/2012, 10:09 pm

It was revealed on Wednesday that customers who paid full freight for an AT&T version of Apple's iPhone 5 can easily unlock the device with a quick iTunes reset.

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New benchmark shows Apple's A6 processor may be clocked at 1.3GHz

09/26/2012, 09:09 pm

According to a newly-released build of benchmarking tool Geekbench, Apple's A6 processor found in the iPhone 5 is clocked at around 1.3GHz, not 1.02GHz as originally reported.

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iPhone 5 users seeing 'purple haze' in pictures, claim camera is defective

09/26/2012, 06:09 pm

An AnandTech forum thread started on Monday regarding "purple flare" or "purple haze" anomalies in images taken by the iPhone 5 has sparked concern that the issue is related to a possible defect, however further investigation reveals the problem is common with many modern digital cameras, especially miniaturized units.

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Chinese suppliers still working to clone Apple's Lightning cable and integrated chip

09/26/2012, 03:09 pm

Though some websites are selling what are claimed to be inexpensive third-party cables compatible with Apple's new Lightning port, accessory makers have not yet reverse engineered the chip found inside Apple's official cables.

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Rise in Apple product theft accounts for over 14% of all major crime in NYC

09/25/2012, 05:09 pm

A crime statistics report released by the New York Police Department this week revealed there were 11,447 recorded thefts of Apple products between Jan. 1 and Sept. 23, a 40 percent increase from last year that represents 14.4 percent of all other major crimes.

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Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China

09/25/2012, 03:09 pm

While many around the world have slammed Apple's new mapping software in iOS 6, the company has built a special version of Maps for China that has been praised as a "huge improvement over Google Maps," though it lacks some new features due to Chinese laws.

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Foxconn factory returns to work after 2000-employee riot

09/25/2012, 01:09 pm

The exact cause of a riot at a Chinese Foxconn factory Sunday night remains under investigation, but employees at the Taiyuan facility returned to work on Tuesday after a one-day shutdown.

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Teardown of Apple's A6 processor finds 1GB RAM with 2 CPU & 3 GPU cores

09/25/2012, 11:09 am

A closer look at Apple's new A6 processor found in the iPhone 5 has found that the system-on-a-chip includes two CPU cores, three graphics processing units, and a full gigabyte of RAM.

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Apple's Lightning port dynamically assigns pins to allow for reversible use

09/25/2012, 09:09 am

A cabling expert has taken a closer look at how Apple's new Lightning connector works, and has come to the conclusion that the 8 pins on each side of the plug are dynamically assigned, likely thanks to the use of a unique chip in the iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5 shortage reportedly a result of Apple's in-cell displays

09/25/2012, 08:09 am

Apple's adoption of in-cell touchscreen panels for the iPhone 5 is the primary reason supplies of the new smartphone are constrained, according to a new report.

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iPhone 5 outperforms Samsung's Galaxy S III in display test

09/24/2012, 08:09 pm

A comprehensive side-by-side examination of the Apple and Samsung flagship smartphones was performed by display testing firm DisplayMate Technologies, which found the iPhone 5's 4-inch Retina display to be more refined than the OLED unit found in the Galaxy S III.

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Consumer Reports praises Apple's iPhone 5, but dings disappointing Maps

09/24/2012, 04:09 pm

Consumer Reports has called the iPhone 5 a "notable improvement" over its predecessor, but criticized Apple's new Maps application in iOS 6 as not up to par.

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Apple to begin taking iPhone 5 Personal Pickup retail reservations in US tonight

09/24/2012, 02:09 pm

While customers in international countries can already place a one-day reservation to get their hands on the iPhone 5 at an Apple retail store, the capability is set to come to the U.S. beginning tonight.

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iPhone 5 launch sales held back by limited supply

09/24/2012, 10:09 am

Though sales of the iPhone 5 over its launch weekend broke records, the 5 million units sold by Apple came in below Wall Street expectations, as the company's limited supply was not able to keep up with considerable demand.

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