iDownloadBlog reported that the Verizon iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked. “Even though I bought an iPhone 5 from Verizon under contract, I was able to cut down my AT&T Micro SIM, and use it in my Verizon iPhone 5 to pick up an AT&T signal. By doing so, I was able to hop onto AT&T’s HPSA+ network, or “4G” as they so ridiculously name it.” With that they confirmed that you can use a Verizon iPhone 5 on AT&T or T-Mobile, freely, even if you’re a brand new customer under contract. » Verizon iPhone 5 Confirmed To Be Unlocked
iFixit got their hands on an iPhone 5 from Australia and started to teardown the iPhone 5 to see what’s inside. Some big changes in Apple’s latest iPhone are the 4-inch 1136×640 pixel (326 ppi) Retina display, the Apple A6 system on a chip (SoC), the 8 megapixel iSight camera, the new 8-pin Lightning connector, 4G LTE connectivity and of course iOS 6. The first thing they noticed during the teardown is that it will be a lot easier replacing the iPhone 5 screen than previous iPhone’s, “Because the iPhone 5 is opened front-to-back, replacing a cracked screen is going to be easier than ever. Compare this to the iPhone 4s, where it took 38 steps to isolate the display assembly.” » iPhone 5 Teardown [iFixit]
Just hours away from the official iPhone 5 launch in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom, lines at stores around the world are lengthening in anticipation of the event. iFixit is currently in Australia waiting outside the Telstra retail store “photo above” to purchase an iPhone 5 for teardown purposes. We will post their teardown video and photos ones they finish. » Lines At Apple Stores For iPhone 5 Launch Today!
The iPhone 5 will be available in the Apple Store or at your carrier’s store Friday, the 21st of September. But if you can not wait till tomorrow or if you live in Hong Kong you can already get the iPhone 5 on the grey market, if you don’t mind paying a hefty premium on it….. 1135 dollar for an unlocked 16GB, and that’s a markup of nearly 40%. » Hong Kong Grey Market Is Selling iPhone 5 With Hefty Price Tag
The iPhone 5 launch day is this Friday, but some pre-orders have already been delivered. Some of the lucky view created the very first unboxing videos to tease our eyes. Above you can see a video the from UK gadget site T3, which received an official review unit from Apple. They also posted a number of other videos showing off features of the iPhone 5. After the break you can see another unboxing video which has been posted to the official YouTube account of Vodafone. » First iPhone 5 Unboxing Videos Posted On YouTube
Today Apple has released iOS 6 to the public and is available for the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod touch. To get the update connect your iDevices to iTunes and click the “Check for Update” button or check for over-the-air updates on your iDevices via Settings -> General -> Software Update. » Apple Released iOS 6 With Facebook Integration, Siri Improvements, New Maps App & More
Apple did not officially launch the iPhone 5 yet, but the very first iPhone 5 unboxing photos have already been posted by BGK. There are no details about how “JDazzle” received his iPhone 5 before the official launch date “this Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time”. The photos after the break also includes the new power adapter that supplies more power to the phone when charging, and of course the Lightning to USB cable. » World’s First iPhone 5 Unboxing Photos