Three million page views on TechRadar in a single day show just how the iPhone 5 has attracted mainstream attention. It's all anyone's been talking about this week and we got our first look at it at the launch on Wednesday.
We've written a first-look review so you can digest our initial thoughts before the in-depth verdict is in. Short version: it's great! But is it great enough?
Check it out, along with all of the other gear we've tested this week!
The iPhone 5 was certainly the big star of Apple's September 12 event (sorry, Dave Grohl...), but the recently neglected iPod touch got a major makeover as well, and the iPod nano got its video-playing mojo back.
What sells out even faster than the new iPhone 5? Apparently, the new Lightning dock connector adapters, which are now showing a two-to-three week shipping delay as Apple confirms that new handset owners won't be getting a freebie.
Hope you set the alarm clock and got your iPhone 5 preorder in early if you're hoping to have FedEx or UPS bring it straight to your door, because the shipping estimates from Apple's website have already slipped to two weeks.
Happy iPhone 5 preorder day! If you're reading this in the afternoon, that means you probably stayed up late trying to preorder your shiny new handset right when the virtual stores opened at 12:01am PST, and we're kind of bleary-eyed from doing the same. So let's cut this short and recap what happened while you were(n't) sleeping, shall we?
One of the most remarkable things about the iPhone 5 is its significant weight loss. At 112 grams (that's 3.95 ounces, or approximately 1/4 of a pound), it's 20% lighter than its precedessor. For something that's rarely out of our hands and pockets, that's not insignificant.
We got to wondering what else weighs about as much as Apple's newest iPhone. Here's what we found!
Apple did a terrible job keeping anything about the iPhone 5 secret. The big 5-shaped shadow on the event invitation all but confirmed its "iPhone 5" moniker, and that was the last item on the checklist--at the September 12 unveiling event, Tim Cook and his colleagues stood on stage and ticked off, one by one, the things we already knew. Larger screen, check. New connector, check. LTE networking, check. Really thin, really light--of course, what else were you expecting?
It's too early to see it, but you know in the next couple weeks the market is going to be flooded with accessory deals as manufacturers prepare for the iPhone 5. For now, things are holding steady, but the dam's gonna burst soon. Meanwhile, get your hands on some of these top tasty bargains.
Many third-party case manufacturers sent out press releases yesterday with the news that some of their best selling cases are now compatible with the iPhone 5. Obviously, we have no physical way of refuting these claims (we've had the unfortunate circumstance of receiving products that were not at all compatible with a newly released iOS device), but here are a few of the manufacturers you might consider purchasing or pre-ordering an iPhone 5 case from.