iPhone 5

Review: iPhone 5

When Apple concluded its iPhone 5 event in San Francisco last week, I walked past the hands on area where Apple had devices for press to use, and went to meet with Apple executives to get an iPhone 5 of my own. […]

∞ iPhone 5 stupid rumor roundup

ZDNet: You might have noticed in the run up to the new iPhone release (which turned out to be the iPhone 4S and not the iPhone 5) that certain tech outlets spent a lot of time telling you what Apple’s … Continued

∞ iPhone 5 to support HSPA+ '4G'

Mac Rumors: Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via MacPost) that a China Unicom executive apparently confirmed during a presentation at this week’s Macworld Asia that the “iPhone 5” set to be announced next week will indeed support HSPA+ sometimes-called “4G” technology, … Continued

∞ Did Foxconn lose an iPhone 5?

Chris Chang, MIC Gadget: With its past experience, one might think Apple would have been able to track that prototype down in a heartbeat. However, Apple was outsmarted. The person who had access to the prototype wiped the phone’s software, … Continued

∞ Apple announces iPhone 5 event for Oct. 4

Note: We are at Apple’s iPhone event. Join us for our live blog coverage. Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event. According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 … Continued

∞ Apple's iPhone 5 event on October 4

John Paczkowski: Tuesday, October 4. That’s the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone. Yep.

∞ Samsung plans to block iPhone 5 in Korea

“Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents,” said an anonymous Samsung senior executive. “For as long as Apple does not drop … Continued

∞ Sprint prepares for iPhone 4

Erica Sadun for TUAW.com The briefing reportedly told the sales team that Sprint will begin offering the iPhone 4 in October 2011 (next month) with standard Sprint data plans; they will include a $10 data smartphone premium that is not … Continued

∞ iPhone 5 available for pre-order at Deutsche Telekom

Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) will allow customers to reserve the next generation of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone as of today in anticipation of supply bottlenecks for the device, spokesman Alexander von Schmettow said by phone. Planning ahead.

∞ Apple loses another unreleased iPhone

CNET: When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. … Continued

∞ AT&T preps for September iPhone 5 launch

BGR.com: AT&T is asking managers to finish training in order to have employees available for the influx of foot traffic expected in September. I don’t think there’s been much doubt that the iPhone 5 would launch in the September timeframe.

∞ iPhone 5: NFC or no NFC?

iPhone 5 rumors are running rampant these days. The latest speculation is focusing on whether or not the iPhone will include Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

I don’t think there’s any doubt that NFC will make it into the iPhone at point, but whether or not it will be with the upcoming iPhone 5 depends on who you listen to.

Quoting Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi last night, AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski wrote that the technology probably wouldn’t come in the iPhone 5. He correctly points out that the technology has to be adopted by merchants before it becomes popular among consumers.

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∞ The iPhone platform cycle

John Paczkowski has an interesting article at AllThingsD today that says that Apple’s iPhone product cycle may be turning into a platform cycle. He also notes that a fall launch of the iPhone would fit in nicely with AT&T’s launch of its LTE network.

And, more importantly, it gives Apple a few more months to align the device with some significant upgrades to the iOS platform, which, as Caris analyst Robert Cihra observes, is increasingly becoming the real “what’s next?” for Apple.

iPhone Product Cycle Now More of a Platform Cycle [AllThingsD]

∞ When is a product like the iPhone 5 actually delayed?

The Internet has been buzzing with stories that Apple’s iPhone 5 has been delayed, but is it actually? Not really.

The Loop first reported last month that Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) would not feature any major hardware news. Instead, the conference would go back to its roots and showcase what’s new for iOS and Mac OS X. In other words, things that are relevant to developers.

Coupled with Apple’s recent history of introducing a new iPhone at WWDC, many news outlets have determined that Apple has delayed the iPhone 5.

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∞ Sony CEO reveals details of the iPhone 5

Apple’s new iPhone 5 will come with camera sensors built by Sony, according to the company’s CEO.

Speaking with Walt Mossberg last night, Sony CEO Howard Stringer said that its camera sensor facility in Japan was affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. The end result is that anyone getting sensors from that factory will experience delays, according to 9to5mac.com.

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∞ Thoughts on Apple, the iPhone and WWDC

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shawn King, host of Your Mac Life Apple on Monday announced the dates and a few details about the next Worldwide Developers Conference. Not surprisingly, speculation about what Apple will tell those developers … Continued