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Review of the week (super-wordy iPhone 5 edition)

Has it really been less than 72 hours since the iPhone 5 launch? It feels like forever, and in many ways it’s been crazier than freakin’ Mobile World Congress. Since Wednesday evening, we’ve written 13 iPhone 5-related articles, and you’ve blessed us with 300+ (no exaggeration – for serious) Apple-flavoured comments.

Sadly, Apple proved as divisive as ever, and tensions have been running high. Heck, young Matthew has even questioned his passion for smartphones (his beloved Samsung Galaxy S II is gently weeping somewhere). Uhm, is this a bad time to mention I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 last night?

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giffgaff drops the iPhone 5 ball, no nano-SIMs for months?

giffgaff drops the iPhone 5 ball, no nano-SIMs for months?

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 14, 2012 at 16:00

If you’ve been following my recent rants, you’ll know that I’m currently contemplating the iPhone 5. Do I really want one? Do I need one? Hmm.

In any case, one thing I hadn’t considered is the fact that I’m on giffgaff, and the PAYG no-call-centre network doesn’t yet have nano-SIMs. Nyah! Worse still, it might be months before they catch up.

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Thinking out loud: iPhone 5 reaction

Following the launch of any major product, it’s traditional for me to “treat” (ahem) you Mobotniks to my innermost thoughts. For example, a few months ago I penned Why I bought the new iPad, and more recently Samsung Galaxy S III? Meh, I’ll wait for the iPhone 5.

Indeed, that brings me nicely to this here feature: my reaction to Apple's latest and greatest. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Apple finally launched the iPhone 5 on Wednesday night, and I immediately donned the Cap of Contemplation.

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Phil Schiller on the new Lightning connector

Phil Schiller on the new Lightning connector

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13, 2012 at 16:00

One of the, uhm, major features of the iPhone 5 is the new Lightning connector, marking the end of a bizarre tradition started by the iPhone 2G and finished by the new iPad. Hey, I have both of those!

In a post-announcement interview, Schiller has explained why Apple was so focused on the iPhone 5’s connector, while forsaking fancy new stuff like NFC (Near Field Communication) and wireless charging.

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iPhone 5: world’s thinnest smartphone? Absolutely not

iPhone 5: world’s thinnest smartphone? Absolutely not

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:00

It was marketing chap Phil Schiller who did his best to make the iPhone 5 sound like the Best Thing Ever last night, and – to be fair, regardless of how you feel – he did a pretty good job. That’s why they pay him the big bucks.

One claim we didn’t relay, however, is that the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone. Why? Because that’s simply not true.

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iPod touch fifth gen: 4in display, A5 processor, five colours

Right, where were we? We’ve covered iPhone 5 specs, iPhone 5 price, and iOS 6; now it’s time for the other star of last night’s show.

I speak of the fifth generation iPod touch. I don’t know about you, but that picture is making me drool just a little bit.

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iPhone 5 UK price to start at £529

For anyone who followed tonight’s keynote, you’ll have noticed that they absolutely blasted through everything. That’s because they had to squeeze in the iPhone 5, iOS 6, and the new iPods.

As such, we weren’t entirely sure on pricing (contract prices remain the same in the US), however Apple’s UK site has since been updated, and the news ain’t good.

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Apple: best company in the world ever

Apple: best company in the world ever

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 12, 2012 at 21:31

Apple. You either love them or hate them; there’s no middle ground. I can’t recall anyone ever saying “Yeah, Apple's okay, I guess.” Me; I love and hate Apple.

Regardless of how you feel, Apple continues to do things stupidly well. As per tradition, the iPhone keynote started out with a whole bunch of talk about just how well is Apple is doing. And Tim Cook even made a fantastic joke.

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Apple spills more iOS 6-flavoured juice

Apple spills more iOS 6-flavoured juice

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 12, 2012 at 21:00

The main event over in California tonight was - needless to say - the spanking new glass and aluminum iPhone 5, but let’s not forget about iOS 6.

iOS 6 was of course unveiled at WWDC back in June, and covered in fairly significant detail, but Apple took some time tonight to remind us why it’s so awesome.

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iPhone 5 specs confirmed: 4in Retina display, A6 processor

Well, well, well. Has it really been a full year since Apple lifted the lid on the iPhone 4S? Yeah, pretty much. Okay, 11 months, but close enough.

Just over an hour ago, Apple finally unveiled the shiny new iPhone 5, and it’s, well, pretty much everything the rumour mill has been telling us to expect. Ready for some iPhone 5 specs?

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