Sep 27


iLounge created an lengthy review of the iPhone 5, and performed an analysis on its battery life. They said “Battery performance too often falls below Apple’s best case estimates, particularly for cellular calling and data.” They did a view test whille using, cellular data, Wi-Fi data, voice calling, FaceTime calling, video recording, video playback and audio playback and noted that the iPhone 5 is in the same general ballpark as its predecessor in terms of run time. » iPhone 5 Battery Life “Below Apple’s Best Case Estimates”

Sep 27


Multiple reports claim that Google has been working on a replacement standalone Maps app for iOS to replace the bundled app included with every version of iOS until last week’s release of iOS 6, The New York Times claims that Google is hoping to have it available in “another couple months or so”.

Macrumors wrote: Apple and Google still have over a year left on their contract for Google to provide Maps for iOS, and thus Google was caught off guard when Apple announced in June that it would be replacing Google’s solution with its own Maps app for iOS 6. As a result, Google still needs several more months to complete work on a standalone offering to be submitted to Apple for inclusion in the App Store.

 A second reason for taking “another couple months or so” is because Google would likely prefer to release a maps app that includes 3-D imagery such as the 3-D images in Google Earth, it would take some time to combine the two. » Google Working On Maps App For iOS, But Complicated by Integration With Google Earth

Sep 27


Bloomberg Reports that Samsung expects sales of its new Galaxy Note 2 smartphone launched yesterday in South Korea” to sell three times faster than its predecessor, even after Apple sold a record number of the iPhone 5 in its debut weekend as more carriers are set to offer the product. » Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Sales Unfazed By iPhone Record Sales

Sep 26


A 9to5Mac reader sended an email to Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller regarding the easy to scratch”black” iPhone 5 back. He emailed: “I love my Black & Slate iPhone 5, but I’ve been seeing some scuffs, scratches and marks throughout the band around the phone along with many others. What should we all do? Any plans to fix this? ” Phil Schiller replied “Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal.” iPhone 5 users are not only experiencing scratching on their iPhone 5 bodies with normal use, some iPhone 5 units being scratched right out of the box. iPhone 5 scratch test video after the break. » Phil Schiller Says Aluminum iPhone 5 Back Scratching “Is Normal”

Sep 26


If you don’t own an iPhone 5 yet and you are curious how stock iOS apps will look like on it’s taller 4-inch screen, than you can take a look at the video and photos after the break, showing stock iOS apps running side-by-side on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. One thing you will notice, is that keyboard keys “in some apps” are slightly larger, and there is more room on the screen to see content like messages, and message composition panes. » iPhone 5 4-inch Screen vs iPhone 4S 3.5-inch Screen Apps Comparison

Sep 26


iOS 6 has just been released, but many jailbreakers would like to wait before updating their iDevice to iOS 6 so they can keep enjoying their favorite jailbreak tweaks. Pod2g however just tweeted that he is not working on a jailbreak for iOS 6 “I’m not working on it ATM, sorry. I’m focusing on my job. Maybe discussions at #WWJC will generate ideas (?)” This means jailbreakers may have to wait a little longer before they can enjoy their tweaked iOS 6. » Pod2g: I’m Not Working On A Jailbreak For iOS 6

Sep 25


There has been multiple complaints since the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 launch, such as the new Maps app, iPhone 5 wifi problems and that the black iPhone 5 is easy to scratch. Now BGR wrote that iPhone 5 users report light leaks. “According to MacRumors forum member “Leotno,” some white iPhone 5 models are showing slight light leakage between device’s glass display and chamfered aluminum antenna. BGR has confirmed on one of its own units (see photo below) that there is indeed a small crack on some new iPhone 5 units located just below the power button.» iPhone 5 Owners Report Light Leaks

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