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iPhone 5

  1. Review: RockitBoost Excess 2400 Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S

    Oh, smartphones. You're so useful but you die so quickly!

    You'd think that with all the technology we possess at our fingertips, cell phones would have amazing battery life. Alas, they do not. If you have a RockitBoost Excess 2400 case for your iPhone 5 or 5S, though, then you can pretend that yours does. We got the chance to review this external battery and think it's pretty cool.

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  2. iPhone 5 Standards Cause Fistfights and Outrage at Foxconn

    The iPhone 5 has a earned a new nickname, the "Helen of Troy" of smartphones. Heightened production standards for Apple's newest phone, mixed with the heightened urgency of a supply shortage, have led to a series of fistfights and ultimately a massive strike at infamous Apple product manufacturer Foxconn.

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  3. Samsung Adds iPhone 5 to Apple Lawsuit, Patent Madness Continues

    Samsung threatened that they would sue Apple over the iPhone 5, and now they've gone ahead and followed through with it. They've filed an amendment to have the iPhone 5 added to their already existing suit against Apple. At this point, it's all just posturing and such, but it's still amusing to see Samsung attempt to go after every little nook and cranny that they can. Any company might do the same if they were hit with a verdict that required them to pay over a billion dollars.

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  4. How to Build an iPhone 5 Dock for $1 (Provided You Already Own a Bunch of Power Tools)

    There are problems with the iPhone 5 that are not involved with the ludicrously bad, phone-breaking revision to the map application. In addition to that completely baffling misstep, there are no docks yet that accommodate the iPhone 5 and its new Lightning connector. Unlike the lack of a map function that is elegantly and simply built into your phone, there is something you can do about this the lack of a dock! Casey Neistat shows you how to build an iPhone 5 dock out of just a couple of scraps of plywood. It is a very easy thing you can do if, like Neistat, you have quite the well-appointed workshop already.

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  5. Verizon iPhone 5s Come Unlocked Out of the Box, Verizon Totally Cool With It

    In a happy surprise, iDownloadBlog confirms that Verizon's iPhone 5 comes GSM unlocked out of the box. Now, you can't just decide "I want it on AT&T," you have to do a bit of handy work to get it on your service of choice.

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  6. iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III Drop Test

    It's that time of year again, when Apple releases a new device and it and its rival device have to be dropped on a hard surface from terrifying heights. You know, so we learn not to drop our expensive, delicate pocket computers, because we don't know not to do that before seeing the extent of the damage. With the iPhone 5 shipping today, it's probably best to get this drop test out of the way so you can be sufficiently scared of dropping your new expensive toy. However, compared to last generation's iPhone 4S vs. the Samsung Galaxy S II drop test, this test yields some surprising results.

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  7. iPhone 5 Preorders Exceeded 2 Million in 24 Hours

    As predicted, Apple fans really, really love Apple gear. The initial batch of the iPhone 5 over at the company's website was gone within an hour. After that, shipping dates slipped from September 21st. It looks like anything ordered from here on in won't make an appearance until October. According to Apple, preorders for their mobile phone's newest iteration exceeded 2,000,000 in 24 hours.

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  8. Yahoo! Ditches BlackBerry, Offers Variety of Phones to Employees

    In their continuing bid to remain relevant, Yahoo! is apparently going to replace the corporate phones of all their employees. The old mainstays, BlackBerry devices, will be replaced by their much cooler cousins -- like the iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920. Sure, this might come off as another stab at RIM, but really it's just Yahoo! attempting to get with the times.

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  9. New Samsung Ad Reveals They’re Still Pissed About Owing Apple a Billion Bucks

    Last month a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple over one billion dollars for infringing on a set of patents with many of their smartphone designs. The trial may be finished, but the struggle between the two companies is far from over: Samsung will undoubtedly appeal the court's decision, Apple will file injunctions against every Samsung phone they can, and the two companies will spend years and millions of dollars doing so. Showing the public that they're in this fight for the long haul (because we really thought they were just going to pay up) Samsung released a new anti-Apple ad comparing the specs of the newly-announced iPhone 5 and Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3.

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  10. Reviewer Has a REALLY Good Time with his iPhone 5 [Video]

    Here at Geekosystem, we've pointed out the annoying tendencies of die-hard Apple fans before, but today's video turns down a darker, more disturbing path. So the iPhone 5 has been announced, and the Apple lovers across the globe are collectively trying to avoid peeing themselves while they wait for the phone to go on sale next Friday, September 21st.

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  11. Apple iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Sell Out in Under an Hour

    If you happen to be one of the many Apple fanatics that desperately want -- need -- to have the newest iPhone iteration, the iPhone 5, as soon as it's available, it looks like you might have to actually trek out to an Apple retailer on September 21st. After going live this morning at 12:01 AM PST, preorders of the phone were already sold out less than an hour later. Time to start lining up. Bring a tent.

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  12. Watch Folks Handle the iPhone 4S After They’ve Been Told It’s an iPhone 5

    Just in case you somehow managed to avoid all forms of communication yesterday, the first thing you should know is that Apple did in fact have an event yesterday, and, yes, they announced the iPhone 5. There's something akin to religious fervor that spreads as new gadgets get announced, especially from the former home of Steve Jobs. In fact, folks are so willing to believe that the iPhone 5 is obviously better than its predecessor, that when told they're going to be handed an iPhone 5, they're willing to completely ignore the fact that it's actually an iPhone 4S. Hit the jump for the video.

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  13. iPhone 5 Officially Unveiled by Apple, Nobody Surprised

    Well, folks, it's official: The latest mobile phone offering from Apple has been officially revealed as the iPhone 5. The phone features many of the features long rumored to be included, like a new version of the connector and iOS 6 already installed, and should come as no surprise to anyone that's been following the coverage closely. Even so, Apple fanatics will likely start lining up to preorder now though they won't be available until this Friday, September 14th. Apple's newest phone will then ship a week later on September 21st.

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  14. Apple Search Results Leak a Whole Slew of Announcements Before Event

    File this one under "massive public relations blunder" as it looks like a number of announcements set for today's Apple event have been leaked by Apple themselves. It should come as no surprise that the company has been preparing for the various products being unveiled today by crafting materials for whatever press releases they intend to push live. Unfortunately, these are apparently already within Apple's online database to where specific searches turn up links that spoil nearly everything.

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  15. Rumor: New Earbuds for the iPhone 5, Fans Fear Change

    As everyone on the planet prepares for Apple to announce the iPhone 5 at their mysterious press event on September 12th, rumors about the new phone have reached critical mass. A new iPhone sounds great and all, but now it seems that Apple may plan on doing something else that will totally overshadow any and all of the next-gen phone's rumored new features... Apple may be redesigning their earbuds. BUM BUM, BUM.

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  16. Report: Verizon Having Vacation Blackout September 21, iPhone 5 Imminent

    We've previously seen reports that Apple will be holding a conference on September 12 to introduce the next iPhone and a new, smaller version of the iPad. TechCrunch is reporting that a source within Verizon has confirmed that Verizon will be employing a vacation blackout for all employees starting September 21, and running through September 30. No, Verizon didn't suddenly become a terrible place to work that revokes standard vacation time, but rather, they're most likely preparing for the launch of the next iPhone.

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  17. Picture of New Apple Dock Connector is Cool, But Not Conclusive

    As iPhone 5 and iPad Mini rumors continue to build in the days leading up to the Apple's likely reveal event next month, images of Apple's new iPhone and iPad connector, a much smaller 9-pin plug that will replace Apple's standard 32-pin docking port, making every iPod, Phone, and Pad accessory you've ever bought obsolete.

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  18. Report: Apple to Hold iPhone 5, iPad Mini Event on September 12, Release on September 21

    Apple blog iMore is reporting that Apple will be holding an event on September 12 of this year to announce the iPhone 5iPad Mini, and a new iPod Nano. They're also reporting that the iPhone 5 will be released on September 21, only nine days after the September 12 reveal, though they're unsure of when the iPad Mini and new iPod Nano will be released.

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  19. Rumor: Apple Finally Changing Docking Port for iPhone 5

    Rumors about the iPhone 5 have been swirling for over a year now. Though the iPhone 4S temporarily kiboshed dreams of a radically redesigned phone, strange new images are continuing to leak out. While most have focused on screen size, one aspect which might see a change is the faithful 30-pin connector that has been the standard on Apple mobile devices since the early days of the iPod.

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  20. Rumor: Next iPhone To Be Made Of “Liquidmetal”

    As always, everyone is champing at the bit to find out the cool new details about the next iPhone. Maybe it'll have a holographic keyboard! Maybe it can fly! Maybe it's actually alive! Okay, there are no rumors to support any of those theories, but there is word on the street that suggests that the next iPhone -- the real iPhone 5, presumably -- will be made primarily out of something called Liquidmetal. Before you get too excited, it's worth noting that Liquidmetal and liquid metal are not the same.

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