Apple made the dreams of many iPhone users come true on Tuesday with the announcement of the iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile USA on April 12, and the carrier is even making it cheaper to get one as part of its new "UNcarrier" initiative. But even if you could care less about T-Mobile's new iPhone, there was plenty of other stuff to talk about yesterday, and here's a quick recap to get you up to speed...
T-Mobile will finally offer the iPhone -- officially -- next month. The carrier is the last major U.S. network to finally offer Apple's smartphones, but today's announcement is more than another product being added to a company's stable. Instead, T-Mobile will sell the iPhone 5 under a unique payment system.
T-Mobile is holding its event tomorrow, but details are already leaking out all over the place. While there's been some mention of the company's new "UNcarrier" pricing plans, a source now says T-Mobile will finally offer the iPhone directly, instead of requiring unlocked models. And moreover, your T-Mobile iPhone can take advantage of a 4G LTE network starting tomorrow.
No, you won't get stabbed for missing out on these hot news stories from the Ides of March. Still, don't go missing any more of 'em if you want to stay healthy, know what we're saying? We're saying, you could miss out and feel sick about it. What'd you think we were saying?
iPhone 5 cases were a bit on the scarce side right at launch, but now they're multiplying faster than tribbles. We're going to review every case we get our hands on, and we'll keep this gallery updated as we do. From simple silicon skins to rugged drop-proof tanks to blinged-out jewel-encrusted cases, we've got 'em all.
Newer Technology's NuGuard KX has been drop-tested according to military specifications. There's even a video on the company's website of a NuGuard-clad iPhone being dropped by some sadistic-looking robot thing, and emerging unscathed. The one-piece case snaps on, and is made of "hyper-advanced X-Orbing gel."
For minimalists, iPhone cases are something of a dilemma. The iPhone is beautiful and sleek...but the majority of case options cover up Apple's storied design with something else entirely. On the other hand, Moshi's iGlaze is the least amount of case you can get and still call it a case.
iLuv's Pulse features a two-piece design that allows you to mix and match parts to create different color combinations. The base layer is a solid-color cover that covers the back and edges of your phone. It's unremarkable on its own, but the bright outer layer snaps on top, offering bold stripes in a contrasting color. The second layer also adds three-dimensional texture that helps the phone stay in your hand and off the pavement.