All items tagged with "iPhone 5"

Meison Morgan’s Handmade iPhone 5s Case Is A Beauty [Review]

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About a month ago, I reviewed a beautiful iPad mini case from U.K.-based BUKcase that was designed to make the device look like a simple book-bound notebook. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been testing a handmade iPhone 5s case from Meison Morgan, courtesy of MyBanana, that has the same aim.

Meison Morgan by Meison Morgan
Category: Cases
Works With: iPhone 5 & iPhone 5s
Price: €30/$46

Manufactured in Greece using the same bookbinding process that traditional notebook makers use, this case offers not only good looks, but also all-round protection that promises to withstand the test of time.

It’s available in black and denim (blue), and it’s super affordable at €30 ($46).

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FCC’s Approval Of AT&T’s Leap Buyout Will Bring iPhone 5 Family To Cricket

Cricket's 7 million U.S. customers will be able to buy the iPhone next month.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved AT&T’s $1.3 billion purchase of Leap Wireless, as per a recent report.

As part of the deal — which works out at $15 per share — AT&T has confirmed that the Leap-owned, pre-paid carrier Cricket will offer iPhone 5 family devices.

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iPhone 5 Saves Soldier’s Life In Bomb Explosion [Video]

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A Utah soldier has thanked Apple after his iPhone 5 helped save his life from a suicide bomb explosion while on tour in Afghanistan.

The metal ball bearings from the bomb ripped through the phone casing, but not Shaun Frank. While he suffered several superficial wounds from the blast, his sister claims that medics “did tell him when he got back to base that the iPhone probably saved his life.”

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Best Buy Offering $50 Off All iPhones Starting Sunday [Deals]

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Periodically, Best Buy has been known to offer $50 discounts on select iPhones and iPads. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on an Apple product, Best Buy’s deals are a good, regularly occurring window to buy the device you’ve had your eye on.

If you’ve been waiting for that window to open again, good news! Starting this Sunday, February 16, and going to February 22nd, Best Buy will be taking $50 off the purchase of any iPhone with a two-year contract on any carrier.

You can also get $50 off the iPad mini with Retina Display, but only if you hop to it: that deal ends today. And if you trade in your old iPad while you’re with it, you can get a Best Buy gift card worth up to $200… probably not the best value for trading-in an old iPad, but a deal that could possibly influence some President’s Day weekend impulse shoppers.

Bumprz Shames All Other So-Called ‘Minimalist’ iPhone Cases

Bumprz Shames All Other So-Called ‘Minimalist’ iPhone Cases

If you Google Cult of Mac for “minimal iPhone case” you get a lot of results (too many, in fact, including a Mac-only music app – nice job Google). But you should ignore every last one of them, becasue the Bumprz really is a “case” so tiny you almost can’t see it.

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Get Essential Accessories With The iPhone 5/5s Charging And Audio Bundle [Deals]

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Have you been looking for a great accessory pack that will keep your iPhone, iPad, or iPod charged and powered everywhere – whether it’s in the office, at home, or in the car? Then this Cult of Mac Deals offer is for you.

The iPhone 5/5s Charging + Audio Bundle is an absolutely essential accessory kit for any iPhone 5/5s owner. This bundle includes a pair of iPhone 5 Headphones, a dual USB car charger adapter, a lightning (iPhone 5 and later) charging cable, and a USB wall charger adapter, and all for 57% off the regular price…only $29.99

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The Cable Key: An Ingeniously Small iPhone 5 Charging Cable [Deals]

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The Cable Key is a seamless solution to all your power needs. This lightweight charger cable is there when you need it and out of the way when you don’t. The high-speed USB 2.0 connection ensures a quick charging session while allowing you to enjoy your device, uninterrupted.

Cult of Mac Deals has this little wonder for 62% off during this limited time offer – just $14.99!

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Wally Wallet iPhone Case Is A Minimalist’s Dream [Review]

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I hate thick wallets. I carry mine in my left front pocket most of the time, and I really don’t need something huge and bulky in there to both look dorky and hurt.

Wally Wallet iPhone Case by Distil Union
Category: iPhone Cases
Works With: iPhone 5, iPhone 5s
Price: $49.99

I’ve spent some time paring down the stuff in my wallet, too, making it as minimal as possible. I usually carry my driver’s license, my Visa debit card, a bit of cash, and a couple of shopping club cards, like Costco and Safeway. I rotate a credit card in on occasion, too, if I need the extra buying power.

Usually, and especially when I go out on the town for an evening, I only need the ID, some cash, and my debit card.

That’s exactly what fits easily in the new Wally Wallet iPhone case, making it a dream come true for this wallet minimalist.

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Save Your iPhone With The iPhone 5/5s Tough Armor Protection Kit From Spigen [Deals]

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If your iPhone takes a beating, you’ll want to invest in a product that’s designed with the worst case pun intended scenario in mind.

The team at Spigen thought outside the box and created the first case to introduce Air Cushion Technology – pockets of air in the corners reduce the thickness of the case while providing optimal drop protection. And Cult of Mac Deals has The iPhone 5/5s Tough Armor Protection Kit at a savings of 50% off – just $39.99 – as part of our ongoing Black Friday promotional offers.

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How iOS 7 Helped Me Kick My Jailbreaking Addiction

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I’ve had iPhones for years, but I’ve never really been keen on using one that wasn’t jailbroken. As much as I love iOS, some of Apple’s decisions always kept my iPhone from working exactly how I wanted it to.

Jailbreaking gave me the ability to sidestep those limitations and make iOS my own. I could experience some of the freedom that Android users have grown to love while retaining the reliability, stability and polish of iOS. While I was frustrated that Apple wasn’t making major changes to improve its platform, I was happy that I could make them myself using unauthorized third-party tweaks.

Then I started using iOS 7, and everything changed.

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