Interesting Facts About The Apple iPhone 5

Interesting Facts About The Apple iPhone 5

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Apple has grown over the years to become the world’s most successful technology company. Innovation and excitement are two traits that tend to surround all new Apple gadgets, and the iPhone 5 is no exception.

The iPhone 5 is set to break records all over the place – from its feather like weight to the astonishingly powerful A6 chip that makes the whole thing work smoothly no matter what you’re trying to do. It’s also looking like it will set financial records – despite a cripplingly sluggish economy, pre orders for the iPhone 5 could not possibly be stronger.

Here are some interesting facts about the iPhone 5, Apple, Steve Jobs and everything in between:

– The Apple philosophy is truly remarkable. The company conceives new gadgets before the technology to create them even exists, and it then finds a way to bring it to market.
– So eagerly has the iPhone 5 been anticipated that the gadget had sold 2 million pre orders within the space of 24 hours. That means by the time you finish reading this article, about a staggering 4,000 iPhone 5’s would have been ordered.
– Apple was founded in 1976 by two friends – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
– Steve Jobs was a college dropout!
– The very first iPhone was conceptualized in 2004 where Apple put a thousand workers on a mission to create something that would be simply mind blowing. It was initially called “Project Purple” – the iPhone made its debut in 2007, at the high end of the market and was an instant hit.
– It’s anticipated that Apple stands to earn a massive $144 billion from the iPhone 5.
– Out of a population of 311 million, it’s believed that in 2012 94 million people owned an iPhone. That’s almost one in three citizens!
– 46% of iPhone owners plan to upgrade to the iPhone 5 when launched.
– The legendary Steve Jobs, co founder of Apple had led a very interesting life aside from creating Apple. For instance, he experimented with LSD, dated country singer Joan Baez and was a strict vegetarian. If that’s not enough to raise your eyebrow, he was offered an internship at Hewlett-Packard while he was in eighth grade. Jobs also saved the film company Pixar from going bust, purchasing it from George Lucas in 1986 for $5m. The first film ever released under his ownership was the hit Toy Story.

These facts just go to show how established the iPhone has become – it’s simply the must have, quintessential gadget and is officially the lightest smartphone in the world.

The Lesser Known Backend Features Of The iPhone 5 & 4G Compatibility

The Lesser Known Backend Features Of The iPhone 5 & 4G Compatibility

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If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you can probably trot out the major improvements over the iPhone 4 without having to even think about it.
We all know that it’s going to boast a larger screen, and we’re all buzzing with excitement about the 4G capabilities (where supported). And yes, it has a sleeker and lighter build with a spanking new A6 chip and iOS6 powering it all.

However, lets now look at some of the lesser talked about features that iPhone 5 delivers and get some terminology in perspective.

What Exactly Is 4G Compatibility? 4G delivers faster mobile browsing, and iPhone 5 will support it. In fact, browsing speeds for 4G are expected to far exceed 3G, and Apple’s 4G inclusion to become one of the few phones who support it will be easy reading for iPhone lovers.

Keep in mind though, that not all networks can currently deliver 4G using their existing technologies. This does mean that in some countries like the UK, while you may have bought your spanking new iPhone 5, you may not actually be able to use the 4G feature if your mobile provider isn’t yet able to deliver it.

The frequencies are the key here, with the iPhone 5 using the 1800MHz frequency for 4G – because there are no worldwide standards set, different mobile companies operate on different frequencies and this can create problems if you happen to be on a network that uses a different frequency. For example, in the UK, Orange and T-Mobile both employ the 1800MHz frequency while O2 and Vodafone do not. Similar issues have cropped up in the USA too.

Lightning Dock Connector – The iPhone 5 has a new and easier process for plugging in the phone, via the “lightning dock connector” – it’s located at the bottom of the phone, it’s tiny and the plug works whichever way up (or down) you insert it. Unfortunately, it does mean that any existing docking bays or speaker docks you currently own will need to be replaced.

Advanced Retina Display – Apple describes its new Retina Display as panoramic, with 44% greater color saturation than the iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 also has improved touch technology – while the iPhone 4 had 2 layers, with the iPhone 5 the pixels and touch sensors have been brought together into a thinner, single layer. It all equates to a far cleaner and crisper iPhone experience.

New SIM Card – To try and make the phone smaller and lighter, Apple has replaced the old micro-SIM card with the new and tinier nano-SIM. You might be able to get the SIM exchanged for no extra cost over the counter at your local Apple store.

Pricing – The iPhone 5 will be launched at $649 (16GB), $749 (32 GB) and $849 (64GB). In the UK the pricing will be £529 (16GB), £599 (32 GB) and £699 (64GB). The launch date is set for 21 September 2012. The pre orders and expected sales for the iPhone 5 have been exceptionally strong.

There Is A Lot Of Iphone Cases Available

Since the advent of the iPhone, many different cases have been designed by several manufacturers that serve as protection for your iPhone. Just the fact that a case exists does not mean that Apple approves of it as a good iPhone case.

The silicone protection case is one of the many different types available. The iPhone cases made from silicone come in several different colors. Depending on your preference, you can get them in pink, purple, blue, black, and many other colors. The iPhone cases conform to the body of the gadget and also accommodate the various functions of the gadget. Some cases have an open window for the screen area, while others feature a transparent screen protection. Deciding which one is right for you will lead you through many different choices from different manufacturers.

The crystal plastic case is another option to protect your iPhone. Some of these plastic cases feature handy belt clips and they are also available in a rainbow of colors. The hard crystal case also comes with an LCD screen protector. As with silicone cases, the plastic case choices are numerous and have been put to market by many manufacturers.

For the more luxury minded, there are also leather cases for the iPhone. These cases come in many different designs and colors. They are usually made of hard leather and are more bulky than most iPhone cases. They come in different kinds of leather and can be flip lid or pouches.

You can also get pocket pouches that will hold and protect your phone. These are very handy containers of iPhones because they are smaller than most and all you have to do is slide out your iPhone if you want to use it. Other forms of iPhone cases are flip-lid cases that protect the iPhone and give users direct access to the screen by just flipping the lid. Even though they offer good protection, they are bulky and don’t easily fit into your pocket.

The iPhone has fast become a fashion statement, and for the fashion followers there are even designer cases by well-known designers such as Louis Vuitton. The fashion industry has found a niche for these specialized gadgets and many of the clients of the big brand names appreciate this.

iPhone and Ringtones

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Apple knows what customers want, and they created the Apple iPhone with this in mind. This is one of the reasons the iPhone has become so popular. Your iPhone and ringtones are something to really rave about. There are many ways to customize your ringtones. Giving users the ability to personalize the way their phone rings is something that appeals particularly well to the younger crowd. They love to customize everything and to have a selection of ringtones be limitless is something teens and young adults all want. Here we will talk more about the iPhone and ringtones.

In addition to its cell phone capabilities, your iPhone combines the organization of a PDA, the music of an MP3 player, and a camera all rolled up into one device. There are so many applications, features, and ways to customize it that it boggles the mind. With the ability to customize sounds and music, your iPhone and ringtones is one way of making your phone an extension of your personality. Whether you like animals sounds, voices, jazz, rock, synthesizes sounds or something completely different, your iPhone will ring just the way you design it too. This is one of the many features that make the iPhone very popular. This phone really caters to our ego.

Customizing ringtones is something that the iPhone is renowned for. When you customize your ringtone, you know that it is special and that you can immediately pick it out from all the other ringtones in the surrounding area. Apple has made it easier than ever to find just the right ringtone for your iPhone. When you have a cell phone, one of the features that you want is to be able to personalize your phone by choosing your own ringtone. With some phones, it can be frustrating because you have a limited amount of ringtones to choose from. That is not the case with the Apple iPhone. With the iPhone, you can take any MP3 file and change it into your own personalized ringtone. Play the MP3, change the way it sounds through the playback features and you can save it to use as a ringtone if you desire. This is a great feature and if you have the time to put into it you can customize a ringtone for everyone on your contact list. You will know who is calling without ever looking at your phone. All you have to do is remember who has which ringtone, and you are in business. You are only limited by your imagination and the amount of memory available on your phone.

There is so much that iPhone offers that it is impossible to list everything that it can do in a single article. The iPhone and ringtones are one way that this phone stands out from all of the others. Giving the iPhone the ability to customize ringtones was sheer genius. This is truly a young person’s cell phone. The combination of customizable MP3’s and internet access makes this a fun phone for the young professional on the go. Having you own personalized ringtone can make a statement about who you are. Apple has been making computers and peripheral devices for many years now. It is no wonder that they have made the iPhone so versatile and functional.

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iPhone May Not Be Worth The Money

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Before release, everyone anticipated the iPhone with restlessness, and then with great reviews under its belt, the gadget became the center of attention in today’s high-tech universe. What’s funny to me is that everyone’s pointing out only the upsides of the iPhone (probably because they want to sell it to you). I believe the iPhone is very neat, but is it worth the money or a rip-off? That’s what I’m here to tell you.

One major downside and complaint of the Apple iPhone is its battery’s life. Because of the high-tech features such as multi-touch technology, revolutionary sensors, and nearly the same operating system as in the Mac, the battery is drained easily. Truth is Apple released the iPhone before creating a top-tier battery.

iPhone exclusively using AT&T’s Edge is yet another major complaint. The data network is sluggish compared to other more developed networks today. Apple has claimed this feature isn’t a major drawback, well, because the gadget had been designed to be notorious about receiving broadband connection via Wi-Fi Hotspots. Simply, the network is slower than what you’re used to with your computer.

The iPhone doesn’t support the sophisticated 3G technology for no particular reason. It’s a mystery. MMS functions aren’t even provided in the iPhone. Nor are voice dialing or recording. This means that it’s only a dual-band mobile phone.

Tackling messaging, there is no instant messaging. Therefore, you’ll have to stick to plain and simple e-mails. This can be a drag in the business setting. And what makes matters worse, you can’t copy and paste important data.

The iPhone doesn’t have a memory slot at all. Apple claims there is sufficient built in memory, yet consumers today expect to have the feature of external memory. Therefore, Bluetooth capabilities are weak an do not support file transfers or A2DP. Again I ask, what use does the iPhone have for businesspeople?

Okay. I’m being a little harsh. The Apple iPhone is still the best handheld phone on the market, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for improvement. It’s possible Apple is saving the upgrades for the next addition of the iPhone.

The iPhone has revolutionary features as said previously. We’ve never seen anything like it, but is it in comparison worth the money? If you need the best there is then possibly. It’s a nice toy but may not be as valuable as priced.

The gadget’s value also depends on what you’ll be using it for. If you’re a businessman, you might want to stick to your current PDA until the Apple iPhone is upgraded. If you’re looking for the most high-tech, hottest toy on the market that you can use to surf the internet anywhere (for entertainment purposes) it may be worth the investment for you.

Apple did quite well with the iPhone. Note that this article is only about the downsides. Of course, there are many perks you should know before deciding whether to get the iPhone.

Wait! Did I mention you’re stuck with a two-year contract if you buy the iPhone?