Sep 26


Apple set a company record by selling over five million units of the iPhone 5 during the device’s launch weekend and run out of iPhone 5 pre-orders in just about an hour. Because of this the shipping estimates for new orders are up to 3-4 weeks. Bloomberg reports that Apple’s tight supplies are a result of the new in-cell technology being used for the iPhone 5’s display.

Apple used the technology in the first major iPhone overhaul since 2010 to make the device more svelte, an attribute that helped lure a record 5 million buyers in three days. Yet producing in-cell screens is also more painstaking than earlier screen types, contributing to bottlenecks.

Macrumors explains “The technology integrates the touch sensors directly into the display rather than adding them as a separate layer, allowing for thinner displays.” » In-Cell Display Technology, Reason For Tight iPhone 5 Supplies

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


Reuters report: “Google Inc has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple Inc dropped the application in favor of a home-grown but controversial alternative, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.” Apple launched its own mapping service earlier this month, but users are complaining about Apple’s new map service and would love to see Google Maps back on their iPhone. Earlier reports said that Google has submitted a Google Maps app to the App Store but Google now said to reporters in Tokyo that they didn’t. » Google Said: Google Maps Not Yet Submitted To The App Store

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

Sep 24


2,000 workers at Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant “which processed the back casing of the iPhone 5” have started a riot in the wee hours in China, and that police forces are on site to control the crowd. An unofficial report is claiming the “2,000-people” riot was triggered by security guards hitting a worker at 10pm local time. However, Foxconn has told Reuters that there was “a fight among workers from different production lines,” but the company’s spokesperson said they’re “still investigating the cause of the fight and the number of people involved.” The Next Web reports that roughly 40 individuals were taken to the hospital, but that there were no deaths. More after the break. » Foxconn China Plant Closed After 2,000 Riot

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