The UK's 4G spectrum auction may now be over , paving the way for widespread, truly competitive 4G LTE services in the UK market, but your iPhone 5 still won't work on any of the spectrum that has been auctioned. Since its launch last year, the iPhone 5's 4G functionality has only worked on EE's 1800MHz network in the UK . However, the spectrum winners from Wednesday's auction announcement won chunks of spectrum in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands, which provide a good mix of capacity and reach but leave rivals unable to offer a 4G service for iPhone 5 customers. All operators, aside from O2, will be operating a 4G network using a combination of these bands. O2 will only be operating on 800MHz (which provides better coverage than 2.6GHz); it has a larger chunk of 800MHz spectrum than its rivals because it has commited to providing indoor coverage for 98 percent of the UK by 2017. The only other network that will theoretically be able to use the current version of the iPhone 5 is … [Read more...] about More 4G on the way to UK, but your iPhone 5 still won’t work on it
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Standing in line for Apple’s new iPhone 5 may have been worth the wait: The device is currently going for as much as $3,000 on eBay — approximately 15 times what you’d pay for a 16GB version with a wireless contract.Of course, $3,000 for an iPhone 5 is an anomaly, even in the super-inflated eBay market. A quick search shows many in the $700 to $950 range (for the 16GB, carrier-locked version). An “unlocked” iPhone 5 will generally cost you between $1,000 and $1,500 on eBay today, which could be worth it to people who want the device now, and plan to do some international traveling in the next month.The iPhone 5, which sports a 4-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity, a faster processor, iOS 6, and (for better or worse) a new “Lightning” dock connector, typically starts at $200 for the 16GB, up to $400 for the 64GB version, with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. But considering that many stores have reportedly sold out of the … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 5 jacked up to $3,000 on eBay
Definitely displaying a lack of technologically savvy reporting, the FOX affiliate in New York City was doing a segment on people already standing in line for the iPhone 5 in front of the 5th Avenue store. Towards the end of the segment displayed below, the reporter launched into a description of the new features on the iPhone 5. While showing footage of this iPhone 5 concept video created by Aatma Studios, the voiceover claimed that the new iPhone 5 was “sleeker, had a laser keyboard, holographic images and other cool new features.” Published over a year ago and racking up over 62 million views on YouTube, the Aatma Studios concept video shows an impossibly thin iPhone concept that uses a mini-laser to display a keyboard on the table. The keyboard can be re-sized using the familiar pinch-to-zoom technique. In addition, the mini-projector in the concept video magically displays a holographic image of video without the need for a … [Read more...] about Fox affiliate claims iPhone 5 has hologram projector, laser keyboard
Confirming all the rumors detailing its appearance, internals, and bundled earbuds, the iPhone 5 launch was very predictable. But lack of shock-factor aside, the new handset still has a lot to offer. Apple’s newest iPhone has been slimmed down, suped up, and redesigned. If you want to know more about the iPhone 5 then you’ve come to the right place. Check out our complete iPhone 5 review. If you want to know how it compares to the iPhone 4s, check out our iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4s spec showdown.Advanced Retina DisplayWith the iPhone 5, Apple changed the size of the iPhone screen for the first time ever. The new screen is elongated, with a widesceen aspect ratio to 16:9. The new 4-inch, Retina display is described by Apple as “panoramic” and boasts 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S, making it full sRGB (aka: it’s gorgeous).Apple also introduced new touch technology to the display of its latest smartphone. Rather than having two layers, the … [Read more...] about iPhone 5: Everything you need to know
Apple’s faster, lighter, and thinner, new iPhone 5 was unveiled yesterday. We learned that it supports 4G LTE and it will be released on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T in the US.We’re now hearing that there’s bad news for Sprint customers. Despite the fact that Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to embrace HD Voice, a new technology that enables much clearer phone calls over a cellular network, the iPhone 5 will not work with the carrier’s HD Voice service. Sprint spokesperson Michelle Leff Mermelstein told Phone Scoop that the iPhone 5 will not support Sprint’s version of the wideband audio technology. The reason is, of course, quite technical. A majority of carriers use WCDMA networks to improve the quality of speech audio on phones, but Sprint uses CDMA 1x Advanced technology, which isn’t compatible with Apple’s new flagship smartphone. Ever the stickler to streamline its manufacturing processes, Apple is not making a custom version of the … [Read more...] about Sprint’s HD Voice won’t work with iPhone 5
You have it in the iPhone 5: the first LTE iPhone from Apple. Now what?It depends. LTE coverageTo use LTE, you need a 4G LTE wireless network. And not everyone will have one.NUTS & BOLTS: iPhone 5 teardown in picturesFAQ: iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-FiVerizon has the largest LTE-only network -- meaning it's in more locations and more people potentially can use it: It claims 370 markets. AT&T is next, claiming 75 markets. Sprint for now is a distant third. All three are rapidly expanding the LTE coverage and capacity.If you're an AT&T or Sprint (or even a Verizon) customer who is upgrading to an iPhone 5, you may not have LTE service in your area. In that case, your iPhone 5 can use high-performance HSPA+ if available or whatever other 3G connectivity the carrier has for your area.One possible impact of the LTE iPhone: whether non-LTE subscribers at or near the end of their two-year contracts will switch cellular carriers to get LTE service in their area.T-Mobile USA will start … [Read more...] about The LTE iPhone Experience: What to Expect with iPhone 5
The imagination is the petri dish of rumors, and nothing proved quite so imaginative, and entertaining, as 2011's rumors about the Apple iPhone 5.Herewith, with assistance from the increasingly indispensable StupidAppleRumors.com (STAR) website, and its founder, Shawn King, is our list of the most stupid, bizarre, lame or just plain dumbass iPhone 5 rumors of the year. Feel free to add, or make up, your own.MORE SCUTTLEBUTT: iPhone 5 rumor roundup for week ending Nov. 11And be sure to check out STAR's "Rumor Accounting" post, which proposes a formula for evaluating the accuracy of the rumors fomented by the various Internet sites. Not for the fainthearted.And remember: With the "delay" of iPhone 5, we have months more of stupid, bizarre, lame and just plain dumbass rumoring ahead. iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable unveiledYou might not know what the proximity light sensor flex cable is, but if it's part of the iPhone 5, you know it's special. Technically, according to … [Read more...] about Lamest and Most Bizarre IPhone 5 Rumors of 2011
It's been a little more than five years since Apple released the original iPhone. During that time the world has changed. People now expect fast, reliable Internet connections and bright touchscreens on devices they can fit in their pockets. Slideshow: The iPhone's EvolutionIn the meantime, the iPhone has remained recognizably the iPhone. Each successive generation has added welcome features, but none have strayed so far from the previous one as to be unrecognizable. Indeed, from the very first iPhone upgrade, Apple has been taken to task by critics for following that initial exciting burst of revolution with years of steady evolution. (Meanwhile, the iPhone has become wildly successful, proving that phone buyers are excited by the product even if the pundits aren't.)iPhone 5: Expert Predictions and the Challenges Ahead iPhone 5 and CIOs: What Apple's New Phone Brings to the EnterpriseNow here's the iPhone 5, and is it any surprise that this model doesn't reimagine the iPhone in a … [Read more...] about iPhone 5 Takes Next Step in Smartphone Evolution
Apple left out near-field communication technology in the new iPhone 5, a decision that one NFC backer said could result in Apple's loss.iPhone 5: Expert Predictions and the Challenges Ahead iPhone 5 and CIOs: What Apple's New Phone Brings to the EnterpriseBut several mobile payment experts said Apple probably made a good choice for now, given the slow rollout of NFC, especially in the U.S.Only 2% of merchants globally are equipped with NFC-reader terminals, not nearly enough to merit Apple's attention, said Rick Oglesby, an analyst at Aite Group. "Apple would need something really global to make it work," he said.Keith Shaw and Ken Mingis discuss the features of Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone, and whether the larger screen, 4GLTE network and other features will excite the legions of Apple fans.Apple's critics included a U.K.-based communications marketing company called Proxama. "NFC is going to progress at a pace without Apple," said Miles Quitmann, managing director of Proxama, in a … [Read more...] about iPhone 5: Why No NFC?
The latest iPhone does include enough innovation to stay ahead of Apple's rivals - but only just, according to TechRepublic's exclusive CIO Jury panel of tech decision makers.The iPhone 5 - unveiled last week - features a bigger screen, better battery life and 4G LTE for faster browsing. But it eschews elements such as an NFC chip touted by other devices, prompting some industry watchers to wonder whether the iPhone's position as the preeminent smartphone might be at risk.When asked, "Does the iPhone 5 include enough innovation to keep Apple ahead of its smartphone rivals?" TechRepublic's CIO Jury voted yes by a narrow margin, with seven in agreement and five against.Kevin Fitzpatrick, CIO, Sodexo Northern Europe, said: "Smartphones are as much fashion items as technology devices. Apple is still managing to keep the lead in desirability - and pocketing the extra margin that this brings. Form is as essential as function in this market."And Graham Yellowley, CTO equities, risk and client … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 5 will fend off the pack – but for how long?