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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

Apple's Asian suppliers will begin producing 4.7-inch displays as soon as next month for a next-gen iPhone release this fall, but 5.5-inch displays for an even bigger Cupertinian handset are said to be delayed due to production problems. So reports Reuters, citing supply chain sources – which, as Ars Technica astutely points out …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Apr 2014
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Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

UK consumer magazine Which? has dropped a benchmark bucket on the iPhone, rating it the slowest of seven smartphones under test. The magazine ran the Geekbench 2 test on seven phones – the iPhone 5, Samsung's Galaxy S4, the HTC One, Sony's Experia Z, Google's Nexus 4, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the BlackBerry Z10. With a …
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Pegatron goes on hiring spree as iPhone 6 release date approaches

Taiwanese tech outfit Pegatron is reportedly preparing to open a new factory in China to build the iPhone 6. The new factory is said to be opening on the outskirts of Shanghai, according to Reuters. Foxconn – aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. – is also likely to start building the new iPhone, although it is not known which …
Jasper Hamill, 18 Mar 2014
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iPhone 5 unlocked US prices placed on Apple website by accident

A unlocked iPhone 5 will cost $649 in America, according to listings popping up on Apple's own website which seem to have made it on there by accident. There are no official results for unlocked iPhone 5s on Apple's site, but a search for "unlocked iPhone 5" reveals a list of prices for the handset, as spotted by Apple Insider: …
Anna Leach, 06 Nov 2012

Apple said to be 'exploring' 5.7-inch iPhone

Apple is said to be "exploring" building iPhones with displays of 4.7 and 5.7 inches, a move – if true – that could be in response to consumer demand for large-screen smartphones such as the 5-inch Galaxy S 4 from über-rival Samsung. In addition, Reuters reports, there are also less-expensive iPhones said to be in the works, …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Jun 2013
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Unlocked iPhone 5 on sale in US, cheaper than UK - but not cheap

It has only taken three months, but from last night, Americans will now be able to buy an unlocked iPhone 5, and it will set them back $649. Available online since last night and in physical Apple Stores from today, it's a sign that the supply pressure on the flagship phone is easing off. Apple iPhone 5 Slim, aluminum and now …
Anna Leach, 30 Nov 2012
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Apple 'slashes iPhone 5 screen orders', tight-fisted fanbois blamed

Demand for iPhones is plummeting, according to two supply-chain sources. The suggestion of weak sales knocked about three per cent off Apple's pre-trading stock to just above $500 a share. Orders for iPhone 5 touchscreens for January to March 2013 have been cut in half by Cupertino bosses, reports Japanese news service Nikkei. …
Anna Leach, 14 Jan 2013
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'iPhone 5 is so easily scratched we just can't get them out the door'

Foxconn boss Terry Gou has said that the iPhone 5 is tricky to make and that he is shipping out "far fewer" than Apple has asked for. Gou, boss of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, said he was struggling to keep up with orders for the iPhone 5, in remarks at a local economic forum reported by the Wall Street Journal. Market …
Anna Leach, 07 Nov 2012

Sorry, Apple - China's just not that into your iPhone 5

Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5s in the three days in China after the device went on official sale on Friday. It's a sales figure that is solid, but will not see buyers in the east Asian country replacing Apple's lucrative markets of Europe and the US in a hurry. iPhone 5s in China achieved a market penetration that was just 25 …
Anna Leach, 17 Dec 2012
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Fanbois smash iPhone 5s much sooner than iPhone 3s ... but WHY?

Early iPhones last significantly longer before being accidentally destroyed than later models, according to a new survey - but nobody knows why. Twelve per cent of smashed iPhones were left on the roof of a car, an experience which would challenge any model of handset, while 35 per cent were dropped into a bath or similar, which …
Bill Ray, 25 Jul 2013
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Apple weekend iPhone 5 sales miss forecasts

Apple shipped just over five million iPhone 5s during the first three days of the handset's availability, rather fewer than one analyst forecast of eight million units, let alone another bullish prediction of ten million. "While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly," …
Tony Smith, 24 Sep 2012

Ofcom flogs ex-military 4G spectrum, but ONLY the iPhone 5 can use it

A fresh round of 4G spectrum auctions are in the offing as Ofcom proposes selling off surplus military frequencies at 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz, despite the fact that only the iPhone 5 can make any use of it. Another 190MHz of 4G spectrum will be up for grabs next year after being discarded by the military and heading for the auction …
Bill Ray, 17 Oct 2013
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iPhone 6 FEELS your heat, wetness... and it'll TELL Apple – report

A Chinese Apple analyst has claimed the next iPhone will be fitted with sensors which can detect pressure, humidity and temperature. In a post on her Weibo page, ESM-China's chief analyst Sun Chang Xu said top-ranking fruity sources had told her about Cupertino's plans. Google provided the following translation of Sun's post …
Jasper Hamill, 17 Mar 2014
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iPhone 5 tops benchmark chart

Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 is one of the fastest ARM devices out there, beating even the Asus-made Google Nexus 7, if benchmark data posted online are to be believed. An entry in the Geekbench database spotted this weekend - the figures were uploaded yesterday - shows the new handset clocking up a score of 1601. The readout …
Tony Smith, 17 Sep 2012
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'iPhone 5' released by Chinese Apple copycat

Fanbois in China who just can’t wait to get their hands on the much-hyped upcoming iPhone 5 are in for a treat, as an Android-based version of the device modelled on the imminent handset's rumoured specs has made its way online. Yes, hot-on-the-heels of a Japanese fanboi's efforts, China's Goophone is hoping to steal a march on …
Phil Muncaster, 30 Aug 2012
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iPhone 5 launches in China, late and expensive. Chinese say 'meh'

The iPhone 5 has finally launched in China, but reaction has been lukewarm. Launching their fastest-selling product ever in the world's biggest market is an opportunity for Apple to clock up major sales. And Apple need to maintain global market share against Android, which took 75 percent of smartphone sales in the last three …
Anna Leach, 14 Dec 2012

Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C

Apple has sold twice as many units of its golden iPhone 5S as it has of its fruit-flavoured iPhone 5C, according to a research firm. Although Apple has not yet released official figures on the sales of its two latest models of iPhone, an analysis group called Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) decided to find out for …
Jasper Hamill, 15 Oct 2013
iPhone 5 hologram hoax

iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

US television station Fox 5 New York has aired a report in which it claims the iPhone 5 comes equipped with a laser keyboard and holographic projector. The claims appear in a news report, since posted to YouTube, in which reporter Lidia Curanaj meets fanbois queueing outside a New York Apple store. That part of the segment goes …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 2012

iPhone 5 totters at the top as Samsung thrusts up UK mobe chart

Apple’s three most recent mobiles together took more than a quarter of smartphones sales in Britain during the first three months of 2013, we're told. The iPhone 5 was the period’s most popular handset, but the Cupertino giant's UK market share continues to be eroded by Android - and even Windows Phone 8. Google’s Linux-derived …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2013
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Samsung chips evicted from iPhone 5, autopsy reveals

Fans fed up of broken iPhone screens will be pleased to hear that the new model, the iPhone 5, makes it much easier to replace the glass panel placed on top of the smartphone's display. So say the gadget deconstructionists at iFixit.com after getting hold of the handset this morning Down Under. iFixit.com iPhone 5 takeapart …
Tony Smith, 21 Sep 2012
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All AU mobile carriers to offer iPhone 5

All three of Australia's mobile carriers will offer the iPhone 5 to punters, but none have said a word about what they will charge antipodean fanbois for the privilege. Various PR missives have now hit El Reg's antipodean inbox, starting with Optus' 7:09 AM effort. All followed the Apple script by using approved adjectives to …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2012
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Samsung says 'yes' to iPhone 5-sized Galaxy S III

Samsung has confirmed that it’ll launch a 4in version of its Android-based popular Galaxy S III smartphone in Germany tomorrow. The scaled down device is being pitched at Europeans unhappy with the existing, 4.8in S III and would prefer something a little easier to hold and use in one hand and fits in pockets better. Something …
Hard Reg, 10 Oct 2012
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iPhone 5 is the 'most difficult, scratchy device Foxconn has ever made'

We've heard it before, but this time a Foxconn exec said it straight to the Wall Street Journal: the iPhone 5 is really hard to make, the "most difficult device that Foxconn has ever assembled." Many words have been expended over the complexity of manufacturing the screen in the 5 but it seems as though its scratchiness is …
Anna Leach, 17 Oct 2012
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Foxconn: Our hiring freeze has nothing to do with iPhone 5

Apple's main manufacturing buddy Foxconn has frozen hiring at a Shenzhen plant and other factories across China, but denies it has anything to do with the fruity firm in particular. The parts-manufacturer for tech firms ranging from Apple to Dell said today that it wasn't slowing down recruitment because of any particular client …
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Swap your old iPhone for a new one, Tim Cook tells British fanbois

Apple is reportedly planning to export its US in-store iPhone exchange scheme to the UK and allow British fanbois to swap their old Jesus Phones for shiny new ones. According to shadowy Cupertino sources quoted by rumour site 9to5Mac.com, Apple has begun training British staff in the difficult skills required to swap one phone …
Jasper Hamill, 11 Oct 2013
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iPhone 5 sleuth work points to $199 component costs

Each iPhone 5 costs Apple $207 to make, it has been estimated. Actually, make that 'guessed'. Market watcher IHS iSuppli hasn't had an iPhone 5 to take apart yet, so it's presumably had to work from the component photos leaked onto the internet over the past few months and from its knowledge of the phone's capabilities and the …
Tony Smith, 19 Sep 2012

Apple quietly revives iPhone charging and syncing docks

Apple has quietly reintroduced an iPhone accessory that was discontinued when the iPhone 5 was unveiled last September: the lowly but in some quarters much-missed charging and syncing dock. Apparently, Apple didn't want to clutter up its Tuesday-morning rollout of the iPhone 5C and 5S with a mention of such a quotidian piece of …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Sep 2013
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'iPhone 5 case' sparks supplier fondle frenzy

Whispers surrounding Apple's next iPhone show no sign of slowing, with the prospect of a 4in display model gaining traction following video of a supposed iPhone 5 backcover that surfaced on the web this week. The clip – snapped by the guys at eTradeSupply – shows the unibody plate design we've already been introduced to …
Caleb Cox, 07 Jun 2012
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iPhone 5 'jailbroken' ... before most fanbois even have it

Hardware enthusiasts claim they have already figured out a way to jailbreak the iPhone 5. Grant Paul, AKA chpwn, a veteran of the scene, posted a photo and screenshot of a jailbroken iPhone on Twitter which show it running Cydia, an unsanctioned app allowing access to the indie software shop of the same name – where you can …
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2012
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iPhone 5: UK pay-monthly tariffs compared

With fanbois eager to pre-order an iPhone 5, networks have started to tout their predictably expensive tariffs so here's a comparison table to highlight what's on offer. Of course, there are plenty of rates either side of those mentioned below, with varying minutes and data allowances, but in the interests of a fair comparison, …
Caleb Cox, 14 Sep 2012
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Japanese fanboi builds FrankenPhone from 'bits of iPhone 5'

A Japanese Apple fan has created a proto-iPhone 5 by fixing together parts of the screen and casing which he claims were sourced from the iPhone supply chain. The results – posted on the blog iLab.cc – show a phone shaped like the iPhone 4 and 4S but with new features, in particular a silvered plaque across the back panel and a …
Anna Leach, 30 Jul 2012
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iPhone 5 in ICE CREAM SANDWICH photo riddle

An eagle-eyed Reg reader has sent this shocking reveal of the iPhone 5 on a billboard in China, but it's all confused. Is this the iPhone 5? Is this the iPhone 5?! Oh, the humanity! Why is Apple putting Internet Explorer on the next Jesus-mobe? And why is it only 3G? Shouldn't it at least pretend to be 4G for some countries …
Team Register, 27 Apr 2012
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Leaked snaps said to confirm iPhone 5 speculation

Much of the speculation surrounding Apple's next iPhone appears to have been confirmed through allegedly leaked product shots which show the iPhone 5 to have a smaller dock connector, redesigned speaker grilles and a repositioned microphone on the rear. iPhone 5 leaked body shots Various images of the supposed next-gen iPhone …
Caleb Cox, 30 May 2012
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iPhone slips in Europe as Windows Phone claims OVER 10% market share

Apple's iPhones are losing ground in Europe as consumers increasingly opt for Android and Windows Phone handsets, according to researchers. Analysts with Kantar Worldpanel ComTech found that over the third quarter of this year, Apple saw its share of the market in Germany, France, and the UK decline over the same period in 2012 …
Shaun Nichols, 02 Dec 2013
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Instagram on iPhone 5: Now you can spoil even MORE snaps

Apple iPhone 5 owners can now ruin tint and enrich more photos in one go on their new mobes, thanks to the extra 18 per cent of screen space and an updated Instagram app. The photo-filter biz has just updated the user-interface in its software for Apple's mobile operating system iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. The 4-inch touchscreen …
Anna Leach, 27 Sep 2012

Foxconn staffer lets slip iPhone 5 ship date

iPhone 5 rumours picked up a couple of notches today after a Foxconn recruiter let slip that the manufacturer is hiring staff for the next-gen Apple phone's production. A human resources worker from Foxconn's Taiyuan, Shanxi Province plant said the company is hiring 18,000 workers for the fifth-generation iPhone, the World …
Caleb Cox, 03 Apr 2012
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iPhone 5 adaptors goldrush begins

As Apple's iPhone 5 packs an all-new Nano Sim, those with two handsets will probably need a fresh Sim card adaptor. These have already hit the market, of course. Packs of Nano Sim adaptor trays featuring conversions between all three formats have started to appear on Amazon, in fact many have been available for over a month, as …
Caleb Cox, 13 Sep 2012
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iPhone 5 to boost US GDP says JP Morgan

The imminent release of the iPhone 5 could add 0.33% to growth of the USA's gross domestic product, according to JPMorgan Chase Bank's Michael Feroli. In a note titled “Can one little phone impact GDP?" Feroli concludes that yes, it can, because: “Our equity analysts believe around 8 million iPhone 5's will be sold in the US …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2012
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Euro cellcos hoard nano Sims ahead of iPhone 5 launch

More evidence, perhaps, for the iPhone 5's not-far-off-now launch: European mobile network operators are eagerly ordering millions of nano-sized Sim cards. Keen to avoid being stuck for suitable Sims - which happened when Apple launched the micro Sim-equipped iPhone 4 in 2010 - the cellcos are this time laying their mitts on as …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2012
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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to patent battle v Apple

As expected, Samsung has added the iPhone 5 to its patent infringement case against Apple, coincidentally just after a California judge lifted the ban on importing the Korean electronics giant's Galaxy Tab 10.1 fondleslabs. "The iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone," …
Rik Myslewski, 02 Oct 2012
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'Mapsgate' fails to dislocate iPhone 5 demand

Were you steered away from the iPhone 5 by Apple’s ‘Mapsgate’ controversy? Were you tied by the introduction of a new, incompatible Lightning cables? If so, you're not like most potential buyers of Apple's latest phone, it seems. New research suggests these issues have had little or no impact on demand for the iPhone 5. In …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2012
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Buzz: iPhone 5 arrives September 21, demand 'unprecedented'

Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 5 – or whatever the marketeers at Cupertino choose to call it – will be released on September 21, according to the iPhone rumor du jour. In addition, a new survey shows the pent-up demand for it to be "unprecedented." A Monday article on the French-language website App4Phone (Google translation …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Jul 2012
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Hold the chips: Apple axes Samsung RAM order for iPhone 5

Apple has cut down its order of memory chips from Samsung, reducing its reliance on its smartphone rival for components, say supply chain sources cited by Reuters. The iPhone 5, widely expected to be announced next week, will feature fewer Samsung components than its predecessors, say the sources. The newswire speculated that …
Anna Leach, 07 Sep 2012
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iPhone 5 sales curbed by lack of smashable screens – report

Sales of the iPhone 5 on the first weekend of its release were lower than expected because the phone is so innovative, not because customer interest is tailing off, reports newswire Bloomberg. The iPhone 5 sold 5 million units in its first three days of sale: and while the huge figure is an increase on the 4 million iPhone 4Ss …
Anna Leach, 25 Sep 2012

Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s

Apple staff referred to the flashy new gold iPhone 5s as the "Kardashian Phone" during its development, a Cupertino source has claimed. The "news" was first revealed by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton, who tweeted: A source at Apple told me while they were making the gold iPhone it was referred to internally as "The …
Jasper Hamill, 21 Oct 2013
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iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

The iPhone 5 will sport a five-inch - 4.6in to be precise - screen. Well, that's if you believe the claims of an unnamed industry source - almost certainly a bod from either Samsing or LG - quoted by a South Korean newspaper, Maeil Business. Big screens are in, apparently. When questioned, punters say they favour screen sizes …
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2012
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Analyst: 'revolutionary, compelling' iPhone 5 out in October

Apple's iPhone 5 will be out in October and sport a "revolutionary" industrial design. That, plus 4G LTE connectivity courtesy of 28nm Qualcomm chippery, will make the handset a "compelling upgrade". So said market observer Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, a broker, yesterday. Munster said the iPhone 5's October debut may be …
Tony Smith, 20 Apr 2012
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iPhone 5 to be skinniest Apple yet SHOCK

The next iPhone will be skinnier than the current one, but not entirely - as the Wall Street Journal would have us believe - because Apple will use advanced touchscreen tech. How does the paper know that's what Apple plans to do? The inevitable people familiar with what Apple is up to but who can't allow themselves to be named. …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2012
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Apple's first batch of iPhone 5 preorders sold out in an hour

If you were hoping to have your brand-new iPhone 5 in your sweaty hands on its announced September 21 launch date, you may be out of luck. Apple has run out of its initial stock for preorders of its new smartphone, and carriers' stocks are dwindling rapidly. Apple's online store was reportedly still listing the September 21 date …
Neil McAllister, 14 Sep 2012
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iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

Apple surprised nearly every pundit who was breathlessly following its "Let's talk iPhone" event – it didn't introduce an iPhone 5. The event, held on Apple's Cupertino campus in, spent over an hour and a half detailing iOS 5 and iCloud, which had both been described in great detail at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in …
Rik Myslewski, 04 Oct 2011