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All posts tagged "iPhone 5"

  • From the 3GS to the 6S: a brief history of Apple’s iPhone

    It's hard to imagine a world without smartphones, and it seems strange that they have only actually been with us for a few years. But no matter how many new models we can choose from these days from numerous manufacturers, there is one phone that started it all: the iPhone. Since the first iPhones released in 2007 and 2008 to the latest iPhone 6S, Apple has constantly led the way when it comes to power and performance. With a new model surely only a few months away from being released, now is a good time to look at the history of...

  • 10 iOS games that got us hooked in 2014

    Although for the most part I have long moved over to Android, I do still keep an iOS device handy almost exclusively for the purpose of playing games. Impractical perhaps, but there are so many games exclusive to that platform that I would be kicking myself if I missed out on any of them. There were some pretty awesome ones released in the last year (some of these are cross platform) and you need to download them now or run the risk of being, well... just lame. I'm aware that some of these were technically released in 2013, but since they were...

  • Leaked iPhone 6 packaging uglier than Chinese knock-offs

    Apart from screen-on leaks, there aren't more definitive images than a product in its retail packaging. TechRadar has reportedly pictured the device in its shop-ready shell, thanks to an "Apple beta tester" who's snapped these pics a month prior to the speculated launch. There's been a steady stream of rumours eminating from Apple's usually water-tight pre-release programmes. Either there's a breach inside its secret lair, or someone just wasted a weekend constructing a fake iPhone 6 box for laughs. Regardless of the packaging, the phone features all the nooks, crannies and styling lines of previously leaked dummy units, and it would...

  • Kickstarter project GoPhone is a GoPro mount and monitor for your iPhone

    There's a horde of iPhone cases roaming the world, each trying to fulfill one of our practical everyday needs. This handy Kickstarter project introduces the GoPhone -- an iPhone case that acts as a GoPro mount and a video monitor. The GoPhone is an extension of your smartphone and said to be "essential to your GoPro kit". It's a nifty iPhone case that acts as a comfortable, grippy handle for your GoPro Camera and allows your phone to become an in-action monitor. The GoPhone wants to better your filming capabilities. This is done by giving you the ability to view...

  • iPhone 5S dabbles with LTE, cheaper iPhone grabs pastel coloured cases

    Would you like to know what’s happening with Apple’s heavily-rumoured and extra cheap iPhone and the upcoming iPhone 5S? News has recently emerged, via CNET, that Apple’s budget iPhone will come in several colours. This is all according to a poorly translated Chinese tech site that also drops a hint regarding the price of the cut-price iPhone. First, there’s this picture which recently emerged “on the side of China” if French site Nowhereelse is to be trusted. It managed to wrangle up this sneaky shot which shows off an iPhone 3GS-like plastic back in three colours: Nokia yellow, Powerpuff Girls...

  • 9 of the coolest, creepiest and best iPhone 5 cases

    The only real way to make your iPhone special these days is to cover it with something unique to you. But with so many choices, how do you know which best suits your needs? Does throwing your phone into a rock garden attract you? Or is it more along the cute and cuddly you're after? Or for the most sentimental out there, there's always something cheesy, or creepy.

  • Nokia Lumia 928 night-time video outshines iPhone 5 and S III

    Nokia’s Lumia 928, the latest smartphone to support PureView technology, was outed earlier this week with a single ad. Now, Nokia’s released a demo video that shows off the imaging chops of the Lumia 928. The Lumia 928 pairs off against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III in a video demo that seems a little biased towards Nokia’s Carl Zeiss lense-equipped smartphone. After the Lumia rides “The Hurricane" (an insane-looking roller coaster) and after a minute, the view swaps to a side-by-side of the Lumia/iPhone 5 and then the Lumia/Galaxy S III. During the video, Nokia shows...

  • Sharp begins iPhone 5S LCD screen production in Japan

    Sharp will use Kameyama Plant in Japan as the production site for the display of the iPhone 5S, this is according to Appleinsider.com (the original Japanese-language story from Nikkan.co.jp is here). The display for the iPhone 5S, if that’s what Apple plans to call it, will reportedly begin production in June 2013. Additionally, Japan Display -- an LCD production conglomerate made up of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, and LG Display -- has already received a large order from Apple and production of iPhone 5S screens is already underway. The Wall Street Journal practically confirmed this last month, so it’s nice to see...

  • Sneaky snaps of iPhone 5S show a device rolling into production [rumour]

    Care of Zol.com.cn, we have what may be the very first images of the iPhone 5S. It’s a quick blog post with a short blurb accompanying it. "Is said to be the next generation of Apple's iPhone Foxconn employees seemingly candid.” (translated from Chinese). It would be incredible if this was the actual iPhone 5S, but we’ve been fooled before It’s a safe bet that the 5S will come in black and white. As is Apple standard Precious little is known of the iPhone 5S, and what has been said, was negated by Apple. When we emailed the Cupertino giant for...

  • Jailbreak iPhone 5 and all iOS 6.x devices right now

    It’s out! Download evasi0n’s Jailbreak for Mac, PC or Linux. Here’s how it works. Foreword: if you don’t know what a Jailbreak is, you’re not a regular Gearburn reader or part of the geek elite, so please click here for further information. Proof of life Further forewarning: Gearburn takes no responsibility for any “bricked” iDevices. This is done at the user's risk. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. Download the relevent Jailbreak (JB) app, we’ve embedded it above Backup your iDevice Close iTunes Open the Envasi0n JB app Connect the iDevice to the Mac/PC/Linux Click “Start” At the very end of the installation, the Evasi0n app will...