Apple's iPhone 5 is finally here, and it's pretty much everything that's been rumored in the weeks and months prior to today.It has a half-inch larger touchscreen display that's now 4 inches with an 1136x740 resolution, which marks the first time the iPhone has deviated from using a 3.5-inch screen; there's a 4G LTE radio tucked inside; Apple upgraded the system-on-chip (SoC) to an A6 processor; and yes, it's officially called the iPhone 5 and not simply iPhone or 'new iPhone' (a la the third generation iPad).
T-Mobile has never been invited to the iPhone party, and that's probably not going to change when Apple unveils the iPhone 5 next month. Instead, an internal company memo leaked to the Web suggests T-Mobile is working on a strategy for "Selling Against the iPhone," which would be an awfully awkward thing to train its employees to do if, in fact, the wireless carrier was receiving iPhone devices.
Apple recently launched the iPhone 4S. The device features a dual-core A5 chip which,although designed in-house, is manufactured by Samsung. The A5 is but the latest chapter in a longstanding partnership worth billions. Given the increasing rivalry between the two companies, this partnership is beginning to look less and less sustainable by the day, with a raft of recent reports even claiming that the A5 inside the 4S marks the the end of the buyer-supplier relationship. The Korea Times, though, does not think so.
Apple's much hyped iPhone press event has brought the Web's worst out of the woodwork (we're talking about hackers, not Apple fanyboys, in case that's not clear) who are trying to get gullible users to click on malicious links. The email appears to come from Apple and seemingly provides details about "the new Apple iPhone 5GS," and that alone is a dead giveaway that something's fishy. Apple announced the iPhone 4S today, not the iPhone 5GS.
The iPhone rumor mill doesn’t ever stop, but today’s late breaking leak is a big one. According to BGR, the iPhone 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive at launch. Sprint supposedly got this sweet deal by agreeing to buy $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years. It’s a crazy gamble that wouldn’t see the carrier making a profit until 2014, but would consumers jump ship?
Mark your calendars for October 4, 2011, because you'll want to do one of two things next Tuesday. You'll either want to tune in to Apple's media event and find out what newly appointed CEO Tim Cook has to say about the long anticipated iPhone 5 unveiling, or tune out and stay away from all social networks as the flood of iPhone news comes rolling in.
There have been an number of reports in recent days about the supposed loss of an iPhone 5 prototype in, you guessed it, a bar. Today, a Bernal Heights man has told SFWeekly that Apple employees impersonating police searched his home in July. If true, the Apple investigators could be charged and sentenced to as much as a year in jail.
Sometimes loose lips sink ships, and other times they reveal details about unreleased products, like the iPhone 5. That's what Sony CEO Howard Stringer did in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, in which Stringer let it be known that Sony is supplying the image sensor for Apple's upcoming iPhone 5. It was an inadvertent slip that, if you read between the lines, provides a couple of interesting tidbits regarding Apple's next smartphone.