As expected with every major product release, Apple has posted 4 new ads highlighting some of the best new features of the iPhone 5. “Physics” (as seen above) shows off the phone’s bigger screen and slimmer build by posing the question “how can something get bigger, and smaller?”; “Cheese” demos the cool new panoramic feature of its 8MP camera; ”Thumb“ emphasizes how the 4-inch display still works great with one hand; and ”Ears” focuses on the redesigned EarPods, which are now “ear-shaped” and can actually fit in your ears. If the narrator sounds familiar, that’s because it’s Jeff Daniels, otherwise known as Harry Dunne in Dumb & Dumber. Hit the gap to check out the rest of the 30 second ads.
Well that didn’t take long to jailbreak the iPhone 5. Renowned Cydia dev Grant Paul (aka Chpwn) tweeted last night an image of an iPhone 5 running Cydia, which is the first known jailbreak for Apple’s latest iDevice and A6 chip. Another tweet shows a 640 x 1136 screenshot (the new iPhone’s display resolution) of Cydia’s homepage. This iPhone 5 Jailbreak is not currently available to the public, and it’s not currently known when it will be. Hopefully, it’ll be sooner rather than later, as I’m definitely missing tweaks like SBSettings and Zephyr on mine. Two days ago, a jailbreak for iOS 6 was released in the form of redsn0w, though it is a tethered one and only works on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen and iPhone 3GS.
Wondering how durable your new iPhone 5 is and whether its screen is easy to crack from accidental drops? Repair site iFixYouri has put the just released iPhone 5 to the test by scratching its 4″ screen with a razon blade and keys, as well as dropping it from varying heights. Judging from the video, it appears that the front glass is even more scratch resistant than before, and the screen didn’t break from multiple falls (until it was basically thrown on the ground).
This phone is by far the most durable iPhone we have seen. The strengthened new gorilla glass, paired with the light design is definitely beneficial to the iPhone being able to survive your average drop.
We’ve covered a number of Stacksocial deals on TMA before, but their latest offer really is quite fantastic. Following in the footsteps of the Humble Bundle, the The Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle lets you choose how much you want to pay for these great Mac apps, 10% of which will go to a charity of your choice.
That’s right. We’ve partnered with 9 of the world’s finest Mac App developers to bring you the first-ever Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. You pay what you want for six different Mac Apps that will make you faster and more efficient on your Mac including
Feeling charitable AND looking for some new games to play on your PC, Mac or Linux? Well the Humble Indie Bundle is back in its 6th iteration and you can once again pay what you want for several quality games.
Six mind-blowing games. Humble Indie Bundle 6 features six fantastic titles and five breathtaking soundtracks. Name your price and dive into the critically acclaimed action-RPG Torchlight; the rugged sci-fi action platformer Rochard; physics-based brick breaker Shatter; top down space combat sim Space Pirates and Zombies; and steampunk puzzle platformer Vessel. Customers who beat the average price will also get the incredible frantic acrobatic platformer, Dustforce!
Like all H.I.B promos, all games are DRM free and you get to choose how your payment is divided: between the developers and/or charity of your choice. Head over to the Humble Indie Bundle 6 page for the the complete details. Deal ends October 2nd.
With just 2 days to go before launch and lineups already starting in various cities around the globe, iPhone 5 reviews have started to appear on the web. Not surprisingly, most are glowingly positive, with plenty of emphasis given to it’s slimmer and lighter build, improved camera and blazing LTE speeds. Whether you’ve already pre-ordered, plan on waiting in line, or will be holding out until the iPhone 6 (or will that be the iPhone 5S?), it’s worth checking out what some of the more prominent tech journalists are saying about the latest and greatest iPhone. The roundup after the break.
Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 6 – is finally available to the masses. Available either as a download over-the-air and directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (go to Settings –> General –> Software Update), or by plugging it into your computer and updating via iTunes, iOS 6 contains over 200 new features, including Apple’s all-new maps app, Passbook, an improved Siri and more. We previous posted about its most notable new additions, as well as a list of features that are/aren’t compatible with older iDevices. For the complete scoop on the latest OS, hit Apple’s iOS 6 page, or start updating your iPhone/iPad to see first hand all the new goodies that are included.
ReaddleDocs, an awesome and highly useful file manager app for the iPhone, has gone free on the App Store.
ReaddleDocs is all-in-one document reader for iPhone and iPod Touch.
It can catch documents from any source you can imagine: PC or Mac computers, web sites, email attachments, iDisk, Dropbox and other online file storages and even iPhones. All files are saved to your iPhone or iPod Touch locally so you can enjoy reading them anywhere!
Besides being able to unzip files and merge several into archive, the app also features a more than capable PDF viewer that supports text reflow, highlighting, full text search and more. Be sure to snag this while it’s free, which probably won’t last more than a day or two.
Readdle, ReaddleDocs - $4.99
If you’ve already pre-ordered the iPhone 5 or are planning on lining up for one come Friday, chances are you’ve already thought about buying a case to protect your shiny new toy. Well then, here’s a pretty sweet deal you can take advantage of while the offer lasts. Made by BoxWave, their iPhone 5 cases are currently on sale for $9.95 (down from $29.95). But if you pre-order them on Amazon and enter the coupon code LUVAPPLE under the “Gift Cards & Promotional Codes” section when checking out, each case can be yours for a low, low price of $1.50 + shipping.
I personally picked up the Boxwave Minimus and Blackout cases for $1.50 each, and with shipping (to Canada), it came to $9.20 total. Not too shabby eh. Granted, they’re not out yet and don’t ship until September 28th (not to mention that I’ve never tried this company’s accessories before), but for the price, I think it may be worth the gamble.
Most would agree that the iPhone 5 was one of the worse kept secrets in the tech world. By the time it was unveiled in the media event on Sept. 12, those who followed the rumour mill closely weren’t all that surprised with the ’5′ thanks to factory design and spec leaks. With the way things are going, the iPad Mini isn’t too far behind – at least in the leaks department. The latest Mini leaked images to appear on the web comes from Chinese site BoLoPad.com, which posted several shots of Apple’s long rumoured 7.85″ tablet.