WiTricity Announces Breakthrough Wireless Charging System for iPhone 5 / 5s
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power over distance, has just introduced the world’s first system for wireless charging of consumer devices such as the iPhone 5 using the company’s patented highly resonant wireless power transfer technology. A quantum leap forward in convenience and ease of use for wireless charging of consumer electronics, the WiTricity system charges gadgets over distance and through a variety of materials – including wood, granite, plastic and glass. Initially designed for the iPhone 5/5s, the WiTricity charging system is available as a reference design for companies who want to apply the technology for charging other smartphones, tablets, or consumer electronic devices. The WiTricity charging system…
iPhone 5 Coming To Virgin Mobile USA – June 28 2013
It’s been a very long time coming but finally Virgin Mobile USA have announced that they will be selling the iPhone 5 – without contract from June 28, 2013. Officially: Virgin Mobile USA will launch the iPhone 5 on Friday, 6/28/12 on its Beyond Talk plans, with unlimited 3G/4G LTE data and messaging* starting at $35 per month but customers can also receive a $5 per-month plan discount when they register and sign up for automatic monthly payments [“Auto Pay”] with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account, making the iPhone 5 available on Virgin Mobile for as low as $30 per month**. The 16GB iPhone 5, available in Black…
Nokia Lumia 928 VS iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy S III – Video Shootout
Nokia have published a video demonstrating the video quality of the Lumia 928 complated with the Apple iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III in low light conditions. The Lumia 928 will be unveiled next week by the company, it will come with a 8.7 mp camera with Carl Zeiss optics and optical image stabilisation. Inside it will run Windows Phone 8 OS and will come preloaded with a stack of Nokia’s preloaded apps. Take a look at the video below, but don’t be too surprised by the outcome…
Will.i.am To Create ‘Genius ‘i’Phone’ With 14 megapixel camera
Will.i.am perhaps best known as one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas and seven Grammy Award winner has announced that he is to release an accessory that will enable an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 to shoot 14 megapixel images. Will.i.am was interviewed by Georgia Dehn of the British newspaper The Telegraph where he explained that next week will see the global launch of his iPhone hardware that ‘will turn your smartphone into a genius-phone’ The first product that will be released is ‘an accessory that clips onto an iPhone and transforms the 8 megapixel smartphone camera into a 14 megapixel camera, which it is claimed dramatically…
EE’s 4G READY SMARTPHONES GO ON SALE TODAY
EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced its latest 4G ready smartphones are now available from Orange and T-Mobile stores, online and through telesales for both consumers and business customers to purchase. From today, the 4G ready Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, HTC One XL and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE will be available to buy on Orange and T-Mobile 3G price plans. They join the iPhone 5 which was launched recently. Once the superfast EE brand launches in the coming weeks, Orange and T-Mobile customers with 4G ready handsets can then choose to move across to the new 4G EE customer brand or remain on the existing 3G…
dpreview Quick Review Of iPhone 5
Our pal Barney Britton over at dpreview.com, our linked site, has posted a quick review of the iPhone 5. Actually, it’s a not as quick as you might think and certainly covers the main points, even clearing up the topical purple haze issue. Barney will be publishing a deeper indepth review in due course but this is a timely report that Barney spent the best part of last weekend working on. To read it, go here.
Purple Haze – More Ozzy Than iPhoney?
You may of been reading over the past 24 hours on the net about Purple Haze, we’re not referring to the Prince of Darkness here but to reports over at PetaPixel that the ‘iPhone 5 has purple flare, possibly the same issue that plagued the Leica M8’. Well, we would suggest you read this article over at TNW. We were just about to write a similar story when we saw this first, so it makes sense to redirect you over there. The gist? Stand down and don’t panic.
Instagram – Updated
Instragram has now been updated for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 compatiability. There’s also improved password recovery, redesigned registration flow and bug fixes and a few other improvements. You can download/update it here.
iPhone 5 Review For Photographers
Take Better Photos have published this very interesting look at the iPhone 5 from a photographer’s point of view. We were alerted to this post by our linked site, dpreview.com. It offers a very interesting comparison between the iPhone 4S and cameras too, including the Nikon D3, Canon A2200 compact and Panasonic LX 5. It’s a great read and you can find it here.
iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million
Apple today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.…