iPhone 5s AT&T Wi-Fi Class Action Apple

Lawsuit alleges Apple knowingly concealed an iPhone Wi-Fi defect

By on December 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

Lawsuit alleges Apple knowingly concealed an iPhone Wi-Fi defect

Apple is not a stranger to class action suits and the iPhone maker will soon have to defend itself in a new class action that alleges Apple has knowingly ignored and concealed a Wi-Fi defect in various iPhone models, which resulted in overages for the affected customers. More →

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iPhone 5s 5c 5 Battery Case Amazon Sales

These iPhone cases double your battery life – and you can get them for 80% off right now

By on May 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

These iPhone cases double your battery life – and you can get them for 80% off right now

If you’ve updated an older iPhone to iOS 8, there’s a good chance that it’s hurting your battery life. But, luckily, you can do something about it by buying special iPhone cases that also pack built-in external batteries. Skiva Technologies makes such iPhone battery cases, and they’re on sale right now on Amazon at a huge 80% discount. More →

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iPhone Flir One Case ATM

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

By on September 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

In light of this weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is bound to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we’re always going to be at risk, but there are ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5 Image Comparison

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5: Fresh comparison shows Apple’s huge design overhaul

By on August 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5: Fresh comparison shows Apple’s huge design overhaul

A newly leaked set of images supposedly showing the iPhone 6 next to the existing iPhone 5, reveals – yet again – the huge design differences between Apple’s upcoming smartphone and the 2012 version. Gizmobic has obtained a large collection of images of the two devices, showing the iPhone 6 mockup and the iPhone 5 from all angles. More →

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Apple Certified Refurbished eBay Store

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an unlocked iPhone 5, here’s your chance. AppleInsider discovered the iPhone-centric Factory Outlet eBay Store over the weekend, a hidden subsection of the popular bidding site dedicated to refurbished certified iPhone 5 models, complete with a 1-year warranty from Apple, burn-in testing, a new package with manual and charger and a quality inspection from Apple. More →

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iPhone 5 Resale Value

Looking to upgrade your old iPhone 5? Don’t trade it in at an Apple Store

By on July 2, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Looking to upgrade your old iPhone 5? Don’t trade it in at an Apple Store

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet are expected to be significantly larger than the company’s current smartphones. Millions of customers will be delighted by the fact that they can now purchase an iPhone with a bigger display, but millions more don’t want a larger smartphone. For them, now may be the perfect time to upgrade their old iPhone 5 handsets — but trading in your iPhone 5 at the Apple Store for credit toward your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s is no longer a good idea. More →

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iPhone 5 Third-Party Chargers

Cheap third-party chargers could kill your iPhone

By on June 20, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Cheap third-party chargers could kill your iPhone

It’s true what they say about getting what you pay for, especially when it comes to electronics. The team of repair specialists at mendmyi in the UK have recently been receiving far more iPhone 5 repairs than they are used to. Every iPhone 5 owner had the same complaint: the device wouldn’t recharge after the battery died. The screen wouldn’t even light back up. More →

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iPhone 5 FreedomPop

You can now get completely free calling, texting and data on your iPhone

By on April 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

You can now get completely free calling, texting and data on your iPhone

We have some good news and we have some bad news. The good news is that FreedomPop, provider of 100% free wireless voice, text and data service now supports Apple’s iPhone 5. The bad news is that the carrier’s free plan is for very, very light users who consume less than 500MB each month, speak in the phone fewer than 200 minutes per month and send and receive less than 500 combined messages.

If you don’t fall into that category, however, you still have some surprisingly affordable options to choose from. More →

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2014 Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: iPhone 5

Internal Samsung document: We need to beat Apple to survive

By on April 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Internal Samsung document: We need to beat Apple to survive

The second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent trial marches on, with the South Korean giant now making its case in the San Jose, California, court. Samsung’s counsel has already called up several witnesses who testified that the company has not been influenced in any way by Apple or the iPhone. However, internal Samsung documents that have been called into evidence by Apple’s attorneys tell a different story. More →

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iPhone 5 Saves Soldier

Video: iPhone 5 saves soldier’s life in brutal Afghanistan suicide bombing

By on March 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Video: iPhone 5 saves soldier’s life in brutal Afghanistan suicide bombing

Staff sergeant Shaun Frank survived a brutal suicide bombing from just feet away while on tour in Afghanistan, and he has his iPhone 5 to thank. KSL on Tuesday reported on the story of staff sgt. Frank, who stood face to face with a teenage suicide bomber while helping another group of soldiers right a vehicle that had rolled. Frank tried to fire on the young Afghan boy before he was able to detonate the homemade bomb he was carrying, but he wasn’t fast enough — the device exploded and sent shrapnel and ball bearings flying in every direction. More →

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iPhone Night Vision Camera

New gadget turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

By on January 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM.

New gadget turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

Apple’s iPhone can do a lot of things, but giving its owner night vision definitely isn’t one of them. In fact, most iPhone models can barely capture a decent photograph in low light, let alone see in a pitch black room. Enter the Flir One iPhone case, which is compatible with either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s and features an integrated night vision camera. It isn’t traditional night vision of course, which would be very cost prohibitive. Instead, the Flir One “detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on your phone screen and perform temperature calculations,” according to Flir’s website. The case will launch this spring and will cost $350.

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Mophie Space Pack iPhone 5s Launch

3-in-1 Mophie Space Pack: iPhone 5s case, battery and storage

By on January 7, 2014 at 9:40 PM.

3-in-1 Mophie Space Pack: iPhone 5s case, battery and storage

Mophie on Tuesday at CES 2014 unveiled a new battery case accessory that also offers extra storage for compatible models. The Space Pack case works with iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 versions, bringing protection against drops, an extra 1,700mAh battery that doubles the battery capacity of the handset, as well as 16GB or 32GB of additional memory for the iPhone. In order to manage content stored on the Space Pack, users will be able to download from the App Store a free iOS companion application called Space. Additionally, the extra memory can also be managed via a regular Lightning connection to a computer. More →

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