I’ve had two weeks and two weekends with the iPhone 5, enough time to really get to know it, and enough time to stand up and say: best iPhone ever. If you’ve got an iPhone 4S under contract, it’s perfectly fine to not upgrade -- wait for next year’s iPhone 5S or whatever it’ll be called. But if you use an older iPhone -- or you’re new to the iPhone -- you literally cannot do better than this phone. It’s awesome.
Recently, we reported that Apple was taking a tough stance on how it controlled the sharing of technology surrounding its new Lightning connector. Cupertino was trying to maintain some oversight on who received the information, but according to a new report, it seems third-party developers have already broken past the deadlock.
The first week of October is already a memory, but new iPhone 5 owners apparently won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the new Lightning to 30-pin Adapters that Apple promised to ship this month.
Last Friday was busier than normal for Apple-related news, and that trend continued right into the weekend, which saw the arrival of iPhone 5-compatible nano-SIMs at T-Mobile retailers, yet another free iCloud storage bump for former MobileMe subscribers and AT&T slashing its return window in half -- which is likely to just send more iPhone buyers to Apple, where a 30-day return window still exists.
Another week come and gone and you were too busy to read Mac|Life? For shame, for shame, after all the crafting and hunting and reviewing of the news we do for you? Well, we love you so much, Dear Reader, that we've even gone and picked out some highlights for you in case you're in a hurry.
According to worker watchdog group, China Labor Watch, thousands of Chinese workers at a Foxconn plant have gone on strike. The labor dispute arrives on the heels of recent riots and other reports of unrest within Apple's iPhone 5 manufacturing supplier.
We decided to go easy on the refurbs for a bit to let some of that stock move so we can see some new deals slip into place. But there really wasn't much in the way of Macs this week. No, the real action is in the accessory market. As the iPhone 5 rolls out across the globe, accessory makers are rushing to meet it and be THE case you want, while we suspect we're going to start to see 30-pin doodads begin to get the clearance sale treatment. With no further ado, let's go see those accessories!
We don't even want to think about how many quarters we pumped into the arcade version of Zaxxon back in the early '80s, but 30 years later, SEGA has a sequel you can own for only four of those plays back in the day.
We're not impatient people by nature, but when so many of our favorite apps have been updated to take advantage of the iPhone 5's big, beautiful screen, it's difficult to see several other headline options that still spotlight black borders. Luckily, initial holdouts like Instagram and Netflix made the leap in recent days, though we're still waiting on many others to finally spread out and utilize the full four-inch display. Which apps are we most eager to see take the plunge? Check out seven of the biggest apps that (as of press time) still need iPhone 5 optimization -- and stat!
If your eyes can't stand the sight of a mutilated iPhone 5 after it's been savagely attacked without mercy, we urge you to look away or jump to the next post. Somehow, this ruthless attack is even worse than those guys who blend gadgets just for fun.