Despite the grumblings of analysts, Apple's iPhone 5 launch was an unqualified success, and it's not over yet -- the handset will arrive in another batch of countries around the world this Friday, even while Cupertino struggles to keep up with demand here in the U.S. If you haven't been able to get your hands on one quite yet, read on to find out how to get one as early as tomorrow -- and why the Verizon model might be the best choice for world travelers.
Everybody knew the iPhone 5 was going to sell well. Apple's new device had already forced the company to push back pre-orders, noting initial demand was well over two million units. Today, Apple announced iPhone 5 sales had actually broke the five million mark in a scant three days.
This was a big week for Apple fans. Not only was new handset released for those looking to upgrade, but the newest OS came out with a bunch of shiny new love for all the good boys and girls. It was almost like Christmas. So what are some of these fun new features and news? Let's have a look.
It's iPhone 5 day, and Apple Stores around the country opened its doors an hour early to greet hoards of diehard Apple devotees with a new handset. It's a fairly exciting sight to see: people line up early in the morning -- some even camp out for days -- for the chance to be one of the first to get an iPhone 5. Those who were queued downtown at the San Francisco Apple Store, where I participated in the iPhone launch, had lined up on a whim early in the morning without a pre-order to guarantee them a unit. The person at the very front of the line, however, wasn't there for his own iPhone, but to wait in line for someone else. And he was paid to do it.
The iPhone 5, like every Cupertino-designed device, is a real eye-catcher. While adding a reliable case is an obvious choice for protecting such a high-dollar product, plenty of users will forgo physical security in the name of sleek design and a thin profile. But if you're picking up a new iPhone in black, be forewarned the aluminum back may show wear rapidly.
Did you upgrade to iOS 6 with the thoughts that you’d have a better mobile experience on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but didn’t? It's Maps, isn't it? Luckily, you can downgrade your device with ease back to iOS 5.1.1, and update again when Apple's released a fix for some of the features that are bugging you. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to get your iOS 6 device back to working on iOS 5.
Today's the big day. You've spent the night sitting on a cold sidewalk outside the Apple Store, and months upon months of speculation have led to a shiny, new iPhone 5 in your hands. Well, unless you're like many of us and are just waiting for a package to arrive at the door. In the meantime, how about a look at the inside of Apple's new iOS device?
Some of the biggest app enhancements for the iPhone 5 may come from the top games on the platform, which will now have an extra half-inch of height or width (depending on orientation) to play with for better viewpoints or refined interfaces. Dozens of top games have already been updated with iPhone 5 support, and surely scads more will be in the coming weeks. We've picked through the lists to spotlight 10 of the most notable iPhone 5-ready games for early adopters to check out, whether you're an old fan or someone looking for a new experience!
We're starting to see iPhone 5 accessories hit the market and the flood has only just begun. We've got a few of them highlighted for your enjoyment this week, plus some refurbs and a few other goodies. So take a stroll on the deal side of the street and get your wallets ready.