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  • Apple to replace faulty iPhone 5 power buttons for free

    Posted April 28, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Apple has confirmed that some iPhone 5 smartphones have defective sleep/wake/power buttons and on Friday kicked off a free component replacement program in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Moto X vs. iPhone 5: Head to head

    Posted August 6, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Last week's rollout of the Motorola Moto X was headline-making for several reasons. Beyond the obvious novelty of being the first flagship release from the company since the RAZR HD line last fall, it's also the first since Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in May.
  • You can get a new smartphone for half off at AT&T this week

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    AT&T kicked off a smartphone trade-in deal today that knocks 50% off the price of several of the newest smartphones -- including the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 -- subject to a new two-year agreement.
  • The Weekly Hash - April 12, 2013

    Posted April 12, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Reviewing the week’s top tech stories, today featuring Austin getting hipper, NASA getting Armageddony and T-Mobile getting more desperate
  • T-Mobile sweetens iPhone 5 deal with discounts for trade-ins

    Posted April 11, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Just a couple of days ahead of the iPhone's official launch on its network, cellular provider T-Mobile has announced two new financial incentives aimed at luring customers away from rivals AT&T and Verizon. By offering them up to $220 in discounts and trade-in rewards, T-Mobile sure hopes to convince some smartphone users to jump ship.
  • Exploit allows contacts, photos access on a locked iPhone 5

    Posted February 15, 2013 - 10:33 am

    There's a way to gain access to a lot of private data on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1, even when that phone is locked with a passcode. Reports about the exploit began circulating early Thursday, though the YouTube video with the method was actually posted at the end of January.
  • Apple makes good on CEO's promise to expand iPhone 5's 4G carriers

    Posted January 28, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Apple today released iOS 6.1, the first major update for the mobile operating system since its September 2012 launch, patching 27 security vulnerabilities and adding 36 LTE carriers to the iPhone 5's support list.
  • Get started with the iPhone 5

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    We've put together a comprehensive guide for activating your new iPhone, transferring data from your old phone, and some suggestions for exploring its new features.
  • If Tim Cook recapped Apple's 2012

    Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    The Apple CEO’s (hypothetical) holiday letter to family and friends, recapping the company’s eventful 2012
  • iPhone 5 owners report mixed results from iOS Wi-Fi bug fix

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    Apple today released an update for iOS that fixes an unspecified Wi-Fi bug in the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
  • Want an iPhone 5? You might get tasered first.

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    The demand for iPhone 5s is amazing and the dangers of overseas grey markets appear to have got a Chinese woman from Massachusetts tasered. Really.
  • Buying guide: iPhone 5 cases

    Posted December 6, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    Apple's designers surely didn't mean for the iPhone’s sleek design to be covered up, but failing to give it a protective case leaves the device vulnerable to smudges and scratches–or, worse, shattered glass and bent metal. Here's a quick guide to shopping for iPhone cases.
  • iPhone 5's launch leads to 33% spike in AppStore downloads

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Every time a new iPhone launches, AppStore downloads soar -- and app developers cheer.
  • Apple begins offering unlocked iPhone 5 in U.S.

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    If you love new iPhones but abhor contracts, you're in luck. As of Friday, Apple has begun to offer a carrier-unlocked version of the iPhone 5.
  • The Weekly Hash - November 30, 2012

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 11:52 am

    A review of this week’s goofiest tech stories, involving lederhosen, the International Atomic Energy Agency and (finally!) a cloud-based medical device for your dog
  • Bing's top 2012 search terms: iPhone 5, Facebook

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    The annual list of top search queries on Bing show that Facebook, Apple's iPhone 5 and the presidential election have been of significant interest to the online world during 2012.
  • User rankings of LTE phones reveal wide range of options

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    You've decided you want to live in the fast lane, and embrace LTE. But which phone do you choose?
  • Soaring iPhone 5 sales put iOS on top in U.S.

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Soaring iPhone 5 sales in the U.S. have helped make iOS the top smartphone operating system in the country, edging out Android, according to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
  • iPhone 5 edges toward supply-demand balance

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    iPhone 5 supplies continued to improve this week as Apple reduced the wait time for delivery to "2 weeks" on its online store.
  • Apple reduces iPhone 5 wait time

    Posted November 12, 2012 - 9:57 pm

    Apple today revised the backorder status of the iPhone 5, saying that new orders would ship in '2-3 weeks,' a week less than the earlier '3-4 weeks' that had plagued the smartphone for almost two months.
  • iPhone 5 design, quality demands slows manufacturing

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    You're facing a 3-4 week wait if you order an iPhone 5 today, according to Apple's Website. Partly, that's because Apple's manufacturing partner is having trouble keeping up with high demand for the new phone.
  • iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III Mini and Droid Razr M: Pick on someone your own size

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Many of the latest and greatest Android smartphones have something in common besides powerful internals and cutting-edge features -- size. Samsung's Galaxy S III, HTC's One X+ and Motorola's Droid Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx are all big phones, with displays closing in on the 5-inch mark.
  • iPhone 5 vs. the HTC One X+

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 7:30 am

    The iPhone 5, for better or for worse, is inevitably the one that all new smartphone releases will be compared to, at least for the next few months. Despite slightly underwhelming initial reviews, it's an inarguably impressive device that reaches, and in some areas exceeds, its Android-powered rivals.
  • Foxconn denies strike, says iPhone 5 production is on track

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Foxconn, Apple's giant Taiwanese manufacturing partner, denies reports that workers at one of its Chinese factories went on strike Friday and says the only disturbances happened earlier in the week but were squelched right away.
  • Introducing Macworld's iPhone 5 Starter Guide

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Whether you scored an iPhone 5 on launch day or are eagerly awaiting its arrival from your local postman, you can learn about your new device with Macworld's iPhone 5 Starter Guide--now available on the iBookstore.
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