Category Archives: iPhone
iOS 6 was first announced a couple months back at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC ’12, and with the iPhone 5 showcased last week in a well documented Yerba Buena-based affair, Apple also revealed the latest iteration of its famous mobile ecosystem would be landing on 19th.
True to its word, the company has made the final version of iOS 6 available to download for the masses today.
You might be eager to dive in and get to grips with the exciting new features like Maps, Passbook, and the Facebook integration, among many other changes, but it’s important to ensure you carry out the upgrade correctly to avoid any data loss and such.
While you wait for your iPhone 5 to arrive, watch this unboxing video posted by an excited user in Germany.
The user is reportedly a Vodafone carrier rep. In the video below, you can see him open the box, inspect the various contents and power the iPhone 5 on. Pretty exciting, no? He certainly thinks so.
The US International Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it will look into Motorola’s claim that Apple is infringing on patents that cover messaging notifications, location-based reminders, media playback and more. According to a Computerworld report, the ITC will assign the case to an administrative law judge who will hear the evidence and make a preliminary ruling. This initial decision could possibly result in a ban against the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Once an initial decision is made, the case will go to the full commission, which will make a final ruling on the infringement and any potential injunction. This process usually takes 16 months to complete, so the decision to look into this case won’t affect this week’s iPhone 5 launch.
US International Trade Commission to investigate Motorola claims against Apple originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Today is iOS 6 day and the latest mobile OS from Apple will be released at 1pm ET (10 am PT), says a report by Philip Elmer De-Witt of Apple 2.0. iOS owners can look for the over-the-air update by going to “Settings > General> Software Update” or by connecting their device to iTunes. Be patient as the rush to download the update usually slows the update process to a crawl.
Warranty provider SquareTrade queried 2,000 iPhone owners and discovered that they have dumped an estimated US$5.9 billion into repairing their iPhones over the past five years. This figure includes repair costs, insurance deductibles for phones with a warranty and full-cost replacements for iPhones that are broken beyond repair.
The company looked at how owners were destroying their iPhones and found that most people damaged their phone when it dropped from their hand. The second most common accident is a plunge into a toilet, sink, hot tub or other body of water. Rounding out SquareTrade’s top five list are a fall from a lap, a drop from a table and a liquid spill. Interestingly enough, a small percentage of iPhone owners (11 percent) don’t get a replacement and use their iPhone with a cracked screen. Some owners even tape their iPhone as a makeshift repair.