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Topic: iPhone 5

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.