Sure, we all know Apple introduced two new iPhones on Tuesday along with a set of silicone cases, but did you know you can now get AppleCare+ for your iPod classic? Or that Cupertino is back in the dock accessory business?
Apple is in hot water with the Chinese again, this time over the death of a 23-year-old woman who died last Thursday after answering her iPhone 5 while it was charging and was allegedly electrocuted as a result.
The Apple Store is down and the calendar reads October 23, 2012, so that can mean only one thing: It's time for an Apple media event and new stuff! While the focus remains on the iPad mini, it appears Cupertino will also be introducing several new Lightning adapters today as well.
While Apple recently started shipping Lightning connector adapters to waiting customers, many iPhone 5 users have wondered when they can snag some possibly lower-cost, third-party alternatives. One source claims Apple will host a conference in China early next month for accessory partners, imparting details on policy changes affecting Lightning-ready products.
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.
One of the most significant changes brought by the iPhone 5 hardware, besides the elongated display, was the sudden death of Apple's 30-pin connector. A new day has risen in iOS connectivity, and we're all riding the Lightning, now. While plenty of iPhone users groaned at the thought of buying new Apple accessories, there's always cheaper, licensed third-party add-ons. Well, maybe not just yet.