iPhone 5 is a reality and everyone’s beginning to chime in on the new iteration of the world’s leading cell phone …
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* iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android
* iPhone 5 Is Here: What to Do With Your Old iPhone, Other Smartphones
* iPhone 5 A6 Has 1 GB RAM, 33% Faster Bandwidth than iPhone 4S
* Change in Apple iPhone 5 dock connector irritates consumers
* T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for unlocked iPhone 5s
* Review: iPhone 5 blends beauty with versatility
* Apple iPhone 5 user reviews
iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android
To much fanfare, Apple unveiled its iPhone 5 earlier this week, and as expected, pre-orders turned into back-orders mighty fast. It goes without saying that the latest iPhone is going to sell well – potentially better than anything else out there – but how does it compare to the other top-dogs in the smartphone race?
With the help of the table published in this article, that’s what we’re here to evaluate. This isn’t a comparison between operating systems and user interfaces, because whether one is better than the other is based on a number of metrics, including personal taste. Instead, let’s look at the hardware. Does the iPhone 5 feature game-changing technology such that iPhone 4S owners will be jonesing to upgrade, while Android and Windows Phone 7 users will tempt a move or hold off until Windows Phone 8 goes prime time?
Full story : Hot Hardware
Apple iPhone 5 user reviews
Cnet interviews users getting their initial reactions . . .
Design is almost the same as the old iPhone. Missing NFC. No expandable memory option. No removable battery. Hardware is not as good as most of the top Android devices (e.g.,Galaxy S3 has 2Gb Ram, Quad core CPU, higher resolution, bigger screen,etc).
Full story : CNET
Review: iPhone 5 blends beauty with versatility
It didn’t take long to conclude Jobs would have been delighted with the iPhone 5’s blend of beauty, utility and versatility.
Add in the more advanced technology and new features that went into this iPhone, and it’s clear Apple has come up with another product that will compel hordes of people to line up outside its stores before its Sept. 21 release in the U.S., Japan, Britain, Germany, France and four other countries. The mad dash to buy the iPhone 5 will be repeated again on Sept. 28 when it goes on sale in 22 other countries.
Full story : NorthJersey.com
iPhone 5 Is Here: What to Do With Your Old iPhone, Other Smartphones
iPhone 4 resales were up nearly 883 percent in the month leading up to the iPhone 5’s introduction. While buyers take all models, iPhones are what people trade in most.
Apple is expected to sell quite a few iPhone 5 handsets this year. Investment firm Jefferies has calculated that 170 million global smartphone subscribers will come out of their contracts in the second half of 2012, and 450 million more will do so in 2013. Contracts aside, Topeka Capital analyst Brian White expects the iPhone 5 to drive the “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history,” while Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has told investors to expect the “biggest handset launch in history.
Full story : eWeek
T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for unlocked iPhone 5s
T-Mobile will start carrying nano-SIM cards in mid October, allowing owners of unlocked iPhone 5s to jump to the carrier, according to a report.
This past Wednesday — the day Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5 — T-Mobile kicked off its “Unlocked & Unlimited” campaign, under which it will be carrying unlocked iPhones in its stores for demonstration purposes, airing national commercials inviting unlocked iPhone users into its stores, and launching a few of its own iPhone apps.
Full story : CNET
Change in Apple iPhone 5 dock connector irritates consumers
A dock connector may not seem like a controversial feature, but for some consumers it could be the difference between buying the new iPhone 5 or not.
Apple Inc. is losing the 30-pin connector that has been the standard on the smartphone since the original iPhone was introduced five years ago. It says the new eight-pin connector called Lightning is necessary to keep making thinner devices. But longtime Apple fans say Lightning is just adding to the cost of an already expensive smartphone.
Full story : Memphis Commercial Appeal
With The iPhone 5, The Style Is The Substance. What’s Wrong With That?
The iPhone 5 is evolutionary, not revolutionary. So what?
What all of the rumor watchers missed (myself included) was the role that precision engineering plays in the aura that is central to the iPhone’s success. When you watch Jony Ive enthuse about the chamfers and the microns in the official Apple video that was shown at the launch event on Wednesday (see above), you are hearing the implicit backstory of not just how the device feels in your hand — but how it makes you feel about yourself.
Full story : Forbes
iPhone 5 A6 Has 1 GB RAM, 33% Faster Bandwidth than iPhone 4S
The iPhone 5’s A6 system on a chip (SoC) contains 1 GB of RAM and utilizes a memory bandwidth that has a maximum speed of 8,528 MB/s, which is roughly 33 percent faster than the maximum memory bandwidth of the iPhone 4S, AnandTech revealed late Saturday.
According to AnandTech’s analysis, the A6 memory controller is a Samsung K3PE7E700F-XGC2, which is identified on the right side of the A6 chip cover. The ‘K3P’ indicates dual-channel LPDDR2 (which stands for Low Power DDR2 memory) with 32-bit channels. The ‘E7E7’ designation shows that each DRAM die contains 512 MB, for a total of 1 GB. The ‘C2’ at the end of the package designation identifies the RAM cycle time and data rate, which is 1066 MHz.
Full story : The Mac Observer
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