Posts Tagged ‘iphone 5’

Third-Party Lightning Cables

Griffin wins for being the first real third-party lightning cables. It won’t be too much longer before we’ll see cheaper cables coming about and more variety.

Letterboxed iPhone 5 Apps Update

Earlier this month I complained about how annoying letterboxed iPhone apps are on the iPhone 5 since it shifts the keyboard. The one I used as an example was Google Voice, which has now updated. I thought it was worth mentioning since I did call them out explicitly on it as a shining example of […]

Why Letterboxed iPhone 5 Drive Me Nuts

For those who haven’t upgraded to the iPhone 5, allow me to illustrate why apps on the iPhone 5 that haven’t been updated are frustrating.

SNL On iPhone 5 Complaints

Saturday Night Live had a great little sketch on the iPhone 5. They hyphenated CNet, but we’ll let that one slide.

Authentication Chip In Lightning Connector

Back on announcement day for the iPhone 5, I said it would be difficult to impossible for 3rd parties to make Lighting cables because it was likely an active cable. Sadly I was right. From AppleInsider: Peter from Double Helix Cables took apart the Lightning connector and found inside what appear to be authentication chips. […]

iPhone 5 Teardown

iFixit posted their teardown and as always it’s fascinating to look at. Chipworks did some analysis as well. Some observations: Easier to repair – Looks to be substantially easier to repair than previous iPhones. Major win. Broadcom nearly expunged? – Apple looks to be moving away from using Broadcom chips. The Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller […]

Apple’s A6 CPU It’s Own Design?

Anand Lal Shimpi blew my mind with a report: The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren’t based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple’s own creation. I had just assumed Apple licensed the designs […]

iPhone 5 Thoughts

Some thoughts on the iPhone 5: Design – The black model is a bit of a departure having finally removed the metal ring that’s framed the iPhones of the past. It looks more subtle in white. Otherwise it’s the classic iPhone design, just longer. Dimensions – The larger screen will be nice, I suspect they’ve […]