Iphone 5 articles

Updated YouTube app optimized for iPad & iPhone 5, now with AirPlay

YouTube’s app for iOS now allows users to stream videos wirelessly using Apple’s AirPlay technology. Version 1.1.0.4136, more commonly referred to as the iPhone 5 and iPad update, includes a couple of other noteworthy features as well as a minor…

Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US

Apple has finally begun selling factory-unlocked iPhone 5 smartphones in the US. As with previous releases, the move comes roughly two month after carrier locked versions went on sale in the country, whereas Canada and some European nations see both…

Apple iPhone 5 Review: Thinner, Lighter, Faster

The iPhone 5 has finally landed following months of rumors and speculation, with plenty of changes internally and aesthetically. Apple has almost completely redesigned the iPhone's exterior, and even gave it a bump in screen size for the first time, yet it still looks very much like the iconic handset everyone is familiar with.

The update addresses a number of concerns that critics have raised over the past year, but as with any high-profile Apple launch, new complaints have already surfaced. We'll investigate these and more as we put the iPhone 5 under the microscope.

Hacker claims iPhone 5 jailbroken, Google Maps ported to iOS 6

Just before the weekend landed, iPhone hacking veteran @chpwn (known in real life as Grant Paul) sent out this tweet, implying the iPhone 5 may have actually been jailbroken. Paul's indirect micro-blog message remarked, "Taller screens like Cydia too. :)" and…

Verizon confirms iPhone 5 ships GSM unlocked despite contract

After the supposed discovery of Verizon's iPhone 5 being GSM unlocked, confirmations of this fact have been echoing across the web. In fact, iDownloadBlog's Jeff Benjamin confirmed it himself. Meanwhile, Cnet coaxed an official confirmation from Verizon, stating their latest Apple handset…

Apple responds to customer backlash over new Maps app

Apple's decision to replace Google Maps with its own iOS 6 app has triggered a wave of criticism from iPhone owners. Thousands have complained of misplaced labels for businesses and landmarks as well as missing roads and, in some cases, entire towns. Perhaps even worse...

Apple starts rolling out iOS 6 ahead of the iPhone 5's launch

Apple is rolling out the latest version of its mobile software ahead of the iPhone 5's launch on Friday, allowing iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S owners to explore iOS 6's new features. Although it isn't a radical overhaul, there's still plenty to see (keep in mind, certain features aren't available on...

Early iPhone 5 benchmark reveals dual-core 1GHz SoC, 1GB RAM

Benchmark results purportedly from the iPhone 5 have surfaced which show the A6 chipset in indeed much faster than any previous Apple processor. An overall Geekbench score of 1601, if legit, is also reportedly faster than the average score of…