Oct 04

The full retail cost for an 16GB iPhone 5 starts at $650 in the US. If you are buying the iPhone 5 with a two year contract they are knocking the price down to $199. But how much will you pay including the two year contract? Is it really cheaper for you to buy the iPhone from any carrier? Mashable have posted an interesting infographic by Avalaunch Media that shows a break down of all of the iPhone 5-releated expenses you’ll likely incur over the next two years if you purchase one on-contract. Check it out after the break. » True Cost Of An iPhone 5 [Infographic]

Oct 01

Earlier today Apple issued an important new carrier settings update for the iPhone 5 on the Verizon Wireless network, because it was using data while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Verizon has now issued a statement to The Loop indicating that consumers will not be charged for this data usage. » Verizon Responds “Customers Will Not Be Charged For Any Unwarranted Cellular Data Usage”

Sep 30

As always with a new iPhone launch, there are always a view people that will try everything to destroy it. Android Authority created an iPhone 5 torture test which includes  spilled coffee and being fully submerged in water. It is interesting to see that the iPhone 5 did ok in the first test, however in the second test it didn’t. In the second test, from Wicked Lasers they shoot 6 watts of lasers at the iPhone 5 screen. It looks really cool, but the iPhone 5 does not like it. Check it out after the break. » Water and Lasers In iPhone 5 Torture Tests [videos]

Sep 29

With the iPhone 5 now officially available in 31 major territories around the world, people start to wonder in which countries you can buy the iPhone 5 the cheapest. In the picture above (click it for full view) you can see the pricing across 25 different localized Apple Online Stores, including applicable VAT and other taxes (created by Setteb.it). It shows that after 21 percent tax, Italy become home to the most expensive iPhone 5, the 64GB iPhone 5 cost €949 ($1,226), compared to an estimate of €715 ($924) in the US after tax and €720 in Hong Kong. Even with the higher price in Italy, Federico Viticci noted on Twitter that the line at one Apple Store in the country numbered more than three hundred on Friday morning. » iPhone 5 Pricing Abroad, Italy Is Most Expensive, Hong Kong The Cheapest

Sep 28

Netflix released an update to its iOS app to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen. They also added improved browsing, searching and watching experience. Netflix is a very popular iPhone app, which provides services for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. » Netflix For iOS Updated With iOS 6 & iPhone 5 Widescreen Support

Sep 28

Above you can see a boot speed test comparing the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5. “Every device was freshly restored to the highest firmware version support by the device.” via [iClarified]

Sep 28

Today the iPhone 5 will be launched in 22 more countries and at regional carriers in the U.S. The 22 new countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. » The iPhone 5 Launches in 22 More Countries Today

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