You probably already know whether or not you’re going to buy the iPhone 5 by now, but how are you going to buy it? John Brownlee published his excellent guide on how to pre-order the iPhone 5 the right way, but is pre-ordering the best way to go? Yes, it’s the surest bet. If you pre-order early, you’re guaranteed to get your iPhone 5 on September 21st.
Here’s my dilemma though; my FedEx guy never shows up till 6pm, and during the iPad 3 launch there weren’t any lines at the Apple Store after 11am, so I just walked in and bought the new iPad and was out of the store in five minutes. I’m thinking that might be the case this year with the iPhone 5 too, but demand for the iPhone 5 is going to be higher than it was for the iPad 3. Do you think the lines at stores are going to be lower this year because everyone will pre-order? Which would you choose?
Over the past couple of days, Apple’s been busy updating Yerba Buena and rehearsing their keynote deliveries in preparation for the iPhone 5 announcement. The iPhone 5 is a sure bet. We know it’s coming. You know it’s coming. But will Apple have any other goodies to show off at Wednesday’s keynote?
What do you think Apple will announce along side the iPhone 5? New iTunes? Apple TV update? Maybe an iWatch? We want to hear your ideas, whether they’re totally legit or completely whacky.
Apple is going to release the iPhone 5 in just a couple of weeks. We’re so excited that we made one of those cute little paper chain date-countdown things. You know, the kind you made in 3rd grade to countdown till the end of the school year? Anyway, the “iPhone 5’ is going to be announced soon, except the problem is we know it’s not going to be called the iPhone 5.
Why? Because that’d just be silly. The next iPhone will be the sixth generation iPhone. The press has just been calling it the iPhone 5 for the last 9 months because it’s an easy-to-understand placeholder for what will come after the iPhone 4S. So what will the next iPhone be called? We’re not totally sure, which is exactly where you come in.
What do you think Apple will call the next iPhone? Will they go with “iPhone 4G” because it will have LTE? Or maybe it will follow the iPad and be called “the new iPhone? Or something completely different? Tell us what you think in the Forums.
Ever since Apple debuted their new Mac ad campaign during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies last week the internet has been buzzing like crazy with some people saying they’re good while many others think they’re terrible. Even Apple’s former ad-man Ken Segall came out yesterday and bashed the ads.
Apple’s definitely made some bad ads in the past, but are these the worst? What do you think about the ads? Do they make Mac users look like a bunch of Genius-dependent boneheads? Or do the ads appeal to people who might be afraid to use technology? We want to talk about it with you guys in the forums, so head on over and let us know what you think.
A couple of rumors hit the web today claiming that the iPhone 5 will supposedly be revealedin just 6 weeks. We’ve seen a lot of iPhone 5 parts leak out from manufacturers over the past couple weeks as well, so it sounds like the rumored September 21st release date might be true.
So if the if the iPhone 5 really is going to be announced on September 12, what new hardware features do you want it to come with? 2GB of RAM? 128GB storage? NFC? New dock connector? 3D Display? Also, what’s Apple going to name this bad boy? “The new iPhone,” or something else entirely? We want to hear what you want out of the next iPhone you buy, so come over to the forums and let us hear about it.
By now you’ve probably had enough time to download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and install it on your Mac. What are your first thoughts and impressions? Are new features like Notification Center, Facebook integration, and iMessage worth the wait? Or is Mountain Lion just a bunch of hype?
We want to hear what you think about Apple’s newest OS now that you’re playing with it, so hurry over and tell us what you think.
Apple’s new operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is probably going to be released on July 25th. It’s packed with over 200 new features, but some of them are dumb while others are freaking awesome. What are you most looking forward to though? We want to hear from you, so jump over to this thread in the forums and tell us which features you’re looking forward to the most in Mountain Lion.
It's pretty clear in this image that the new iPad's Retina display (right) is suffering from a horrible yellow tint.
Apple’s latest iPad has already been plagued by issues related to its Wi-Fi and 3G connections, but it seems its problems don’t stop there. No, I’m not talking about its slightly warmer feel, which isn’t a real issue. I’m talking about issues with its new Retina display, including yellow, blue, and pink tinting; dead pixels; dust; backlight bleeding and blotches.
Some new iPad owners are finding its Wi-Fi performance to be poor at best.
Forget the slight increase in temperature issue-that-shouldn’t-even-be-an-issue affecting the new iPad. According to some early adopters, the third-generation tablet has its own antennagate. Many users are taking to Apple’s Support Communities forum to complain that the Wi-Fi signal on their device is a lot weaker than that of their iPad 2, and even their iPhones and MacBooks.