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Topic: iPhone 5

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Motorola ad slams Apple's iOS 6 Maps as 'iLost'

09/24/2012, 09:09 am

Google-owned Motorola Mobility is attempting to capitalize on dissatisfaction with Apple's new iOS 6 Maps with an advertisement pushing the phrase "iLost" on Twitter.


Apple announces iPhone 5 sales top 5 million in first weekend

09/24/2012, 08:09 am

In its first three days of availability, the iPhone 5 has achieved record breaking sales of 5 million, while more than 100 million devices have been upgraded to iOS 6, Apple announced on Monday.


Apple on pace to sell 200 million iPhones in 2013

09/24/2012, 08:09 am

The strength of the iPhone 5 could help Apple buck seasonal trends in the first quarter of calendar 2013, setting the company up to sell more than 200 million iPhones next year.


Briefly: Apple rolls out four new iPhone 5 ads

09/21/2012, 10:09 pm

Apple on Friday posted four new ad spots for its iPhone 5, three touting the handset's features and one focusing on the gratis set of EarPods included with every purchase.


Apple's iPhone 5 is "fastest smartphone in the land"

09/21/2012, 07:09 pm

After performing a series of web and raw computing benchmarks, Apple's iPhone 5 was declared the world's fastest smartphone.


Some users find scuffs, nicks on newly-purchased iPhone 5s [u]

09/21/2012, 05:09 pm

An increasing number of iPhone 5 owners are reporting scuffs and other signs of damage to their newly-purchased smartphones right out of the box, with some miffed customers taking to the web in what is being dubbed "scuffgate."


Verizon iPhone 5 reportedly ships unlocked for GSM networks

09/21/2012, 04:09 pm

Hours after the iPhone 5 hit store shelves across the U.S. on Friday, it has reportedly been discovered that the CDMA Verizon version of the device can be used on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks with a simple GSM micro SIM card modification.


iPhone 5 thefts plague stores in London, Japan, Tennessee

09/21/2012, 03:09 pm

In addition to paying customers anxious to get their hands on Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5 launch has also attracted thieves who have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of inventory around the world.


Reminder: iPhone 5 buyers have 30 days to purchase AppleCare+ at an Apple retail store

09/21/2012, 02:09 pm

As a reminder to customers, those who buy Apple's new iPhone 5 have a 30-day window in which they can add AppleCare+ coverage by visiting an Apple Store.