Category Archives: iPhone 5
If you’re having some problems with your new Lightning cable getting stuck in your Mac or PC, you are not alone. According to a CNET report, a growing number of iPhone 5 users are complaining that the USB part of the cable is difficult to remove from their desktop or laptop USB port. In some cases, iPhone 5 owners have traveled to the Genius bar in order to have the cable forcibly removed from their computer.
Apple support forum member Nclose took a close look at the USB end of the Lightning cable and noticed that the bottom notches, which hold the cable in the USB port, are deeper than the notches on previous iPhone sync cables. It’s possible that these notches on the Lightning cable are too deep and allow the tabs inside the USB port to grip extra tightly onto the cable.
The iPhone 5 isn’t a week old but we’re getting a lot of great photo analysis. In particular, Apple touted an upgraded camera, and folks are comparing it to the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S3.
As you might expect, the 5 has a better camera than the 4S, although iMore notes that the 4S shot photos that seemed warmer. Check out their side-by-side comparison shots covering a range of shooting conditions here.
Apple just upped the convenience of ordering an iPhone 5. Its online reservation system is up and running, so now you can place your order from your desk and receive your iPhone from your local Apple Store.
Customers should be able to pick up their phones on the next business day. Apple notes that phones are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis in the stores. So, ordering the day before is probably a good idea.
Traveling overseas can be a big problem for US iPhone owners, as most of the iPhones sold in the US are locked to Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon. And while those carriers do have data roaming plans, the charges can quickly add up. That’s why everyone got so excited when it was revealed that that the Verizon iPhone 5′s GSM was not locked to the carrier. But soon the question became, what if Verizon decides to relock your iPhone 5 at some point in the future?
According to the AP, Verizon spokesperson Brenda Roney says the company doesn’t plan to re-lock iPhone 5s. That’s great news for US travelers, and might be the selling point if you’re still deciding what carrier to go with. Keep in mind, if you’re getting your unlocked Verizon iPhone, you’ll still need to sign up for a 2-year contract with them.
If you’re looking for a real-world comparison of the iPhone 5′s camera versus the 4S, check out this series of photos on TREK. Photog Austin Mann took some 5′s to Iceland to test them out.
Low-light photos look great and show considerably less noise than the 4S. It’s probably not as great at Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 920, but we’ll wait for Engadget to test the 920 head-to-head.