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.
September is now but a memory, but there's still plenty to look forward to in October thanks to the new iTunes 11 expected by month's end, and if the rumor mill proves correct yet again, some kind of "iPad mini" could also pop up on Apple's radar as well. With only three months left on the 2012 calendar, Cupertino will have to move quickly if they want to release updated Macs or other products by the holidays, so stay tuned and see what might be coming your way. In the meantime, here's what you might have missed over the weekend...
Of all the subtle yet significant enhancements in iPhone 5, perhaps the sneakiness is FaceTime. Not only do we get a 720p camera for the first time on an iPhone, we also get the ability to make FaceTime calls wherever we are, thanks to iOS 6's untethering from Wi-Fi.
If you're one of the remaining iPhone users clutching onto your original unlimited plan with either AT&T or Verizon, it looks like it might be the end of the road. When the new iPhone lands next week, it will come tethered to a new line of "shared" data plans with significantly higher prices--the closest thing to unlimited -- 20 GB on AT&T -- will set users back around $200 a month.
If you're looking forward to FaceTime with your loved ones over a cellular connection when iOS 6 arrives this fall, you might want to switch up your data plan this week if you're an AT&T customer -- it's going to be a requirement.
With 34 new markets lighting up 4G LTE across the United States on Thursday and another 38 getting beefed up, Verizon Wireless now appears well ahead of its own goals, blanketing more than 75 percent of the U.S. population with fast data speeds.
Are you ready for summer travel? If your destination is anywhere outside the United States and you plan to bring along your trusty iPhone, you’ll want to read on to find out how to save a bundle by using local wireless service, no matter where on the map you’ll be heading.
It's pretty much all Dark Knight Rises wherever you go and sure, we've got some of that love for you too. But that's not the only hot property going around the internet. There's always something Apple, always something in the water. So take a peek at what's under the cover including Steam's huge Summer Sale, some bad news for a handset maker, and something curious going on with Office 2013.
Tired of the relatively poky broadband speeds offered by telephone and cable companies? You can now get download speeds up to 300Mbps (and upload speeds up to 65Mbps) -- but only if you live in an area served by Verizon's FiOS.
Who knew “jailbreak” could be considered a dirty word? Apparently someone at Apple thought so, which is why the word was censored from the iTunes Store for the better part of Wednesday night and Thursday. Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted. So what else is making news today? Glad you asked. Read on for everything else this Thursday, May 17, 2012 has to offer.