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Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Will Replace Faulty Batteries for Free

Aug 23, 2014 - 10 Comments
iPhone battery image

If your iPhone 5 battery suddenly shuts itself off, experiences shorter battery life than expected, or needs to be charged seemingly constantly, it may be a result of a battery issue that impacts some iPhone 5 devices, and Apple will now fix the issue for free.

iPhone 5 Power Button Not Working Properly? Apple Will Fix It for Free

Apr 27, 2014 - 18 Comments
iPhone 5 power / sleep / wake button

Many of us who bought an iPhone 5 early in the release cycle have since discovered that our power buttons have either stopped working entirely, or no longer register some clicks / taps. While the assumption has been that it’s a result of wear and tear, Apple has now acknowledged that a malfunctioning power button … Read More

“Music Every Day” iPhone 5 Commercial from Apple

May 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Music Every Day, iPhone 5 TV ad

Apple has started to run a new television ad for the iPhone 5, titled “Music Every Day.” The commercial follows people listening to music while performing various activities while using the classic white Apple earbuds. Though the commercial itself stays fairly quiet with soft piano music and a few occasional sound effects, it ends with … Read More

The Cheapest Place to Buy an iPhone 5 is Walmart: $127!

Jan 11, 2013 - 9 Comments
Cheapest iPhone 5 price

You may already know that the cheapest place to buy a new iPhone 5 is usually Walmart, but wallyworld is outdoing itself right now and offering a brand new iPhone 5 for only $127! Yes, that’s a whopping $60 cheaper than their already lowest price of $187, and you can pick up that stellar offer … Read More

Huge Holiday Apple Sale at Walmart: iPhone 5 for $127, iPad 3 for $399

Dec 14, 2012 - 1 Comment
Walmart iPhone 5 sale

Walmart is having a large sale on select portable Apple gear just in time for the holidays, discounting iPhone 5 to $127 with a two year contract, and selling the iPad 3 for just $399. The Phone 4S is also available for $47 with a two year contract, but considering the large discount on the … Read More

You Can Now Buy an Unlocked iPhone 5 Directly from Apple, Prices Start at $649

Dec 2, 2012 - 3 Comments
Unlocked iPhone 5 prices start at $649

Unlocked iPhone 5 models can now be purchased directly from Apple at the full unsubsidized prices. The unlocked iPhones will work with any supported GSM network, such as AT&T or T-Mobile in the USA, and can be used abroad on compatible GSM networks with a nano-SIM card from local carriers. The factory unlocked models are … Read More

Saturday Night Live iPhone 5 Skit Puts Ridiculous Complaints Into Perspective

Oct 15, 2012 - 26 Comments
SNL iPhone 5 kit

Saturday Night Live weighed in on the ridiculous nature of some of the iPhone 5 complaints this past weekend with an amusing skit that spoofs whiny tech journalists and their complaints with the Chinese factory workers who build the iPhone itself. It’s pretty funny and puts the outrageous complaints into some proper perspective, ranging from … Read More

Fix for iPhone 5 Signal Loss When Stuck On “No Service”

Oct 10, 2012 - 105 Comments
No Service after iPhone signal loss

A peculiar bug that’s impacting some iPhone 5 users leaves the iPhone unable to find a signal and rejoin a 3G/4G network after leaving an area with EDGE or no service. Despite being in a location with adequate cell coverage, the iPhone will just report “No Service”. This is most likely a software issue with … Read More

Protect Your iPhone 5 From Scratches with a Terribly Ugly Half-A**ed Free Solution

Oct 9, 2012 - 9 Comments
Ugliest scratch protection for iPhone 5 ever?

Worried about scratching the back of your beautiful iPhone 5? Don’t want to wait for an official InvisibleShield to be released from ZAGG or the other film protector companies? Maybe you’re just cheap and don’t feel like shelling out the $30 to protect your $200+ iPhone investment? Well, if you don’t mind having an incredibly … Read More

7 Genuinely Useful Things To Do with Siri

Oct 4, 2012 - 27 Comments
Siri

Siri is surprisingly useful, and though the voice assistant can do a ton of stuff, it’s really best used when it’s either faster than manually tapping around a screen, or when you’re unable to because your hands are busy from driving or something else. Now that Siri can be enabled on more iOS devices than … Read More

Don’t Shoot an iPhone 5 with Lasers [Video]

Oct 4, 2012 - 16 Comments
iPhone 5 lasers

The iPhone 5 may be a lot tougher than it’s predecessor, but apparently it’s no match for lasers. For some reason or another someone decided to shoot a bunch of lasers at an iPhone 5 to see how it would hold up, and what do you know, it ends up destroying the iPhone. Entirely pointless, … Read More

How to Use an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile Right Now

Oct 3, 2012 - 26 Comments
iPhone 5 on T-Mobile data speeds

Many of us were disappointed to learn T-Mobile didn’t officially pick up the iPhone 5, but it hardly matters when T-Mobile is making it easier than ever to use the newest iPhone on their network anyway. Not only that, but with the T-Mobile HSPA+ network rollout the reported data speeds in many regions are impressively … Read More

iPhone 5 Wi-Fi Problems Fixed By Manual DNS Settings

Sep 27, 2012 - 33 Comments
iPhone 5 Wi-Fi Problems Fixed

Some iPhone 5 users are experiencing a variety of issues with wifi on the device, almost always revolving around inconsistently slow wireless connections. If you’re having this problem, you’re not alone, and the good news is you can almost certainly get an immediate improvement by setting manual DNS on the device. Fixing Slow iPhone 5 … Read More

Transparent iPhone 5 Wallpaper Gives You X-Ray Vision to See Internals

Sep 26, 2012 - 3 Comments
Transparent iPhone 5 wallpaper

Have you ever wished you had x-ray vision so you could peer right through the enclosure of your iPhone 5 to see the fancy hardware insides? Now you can pretend you’re Superman with the help of a snazzy transparent wallpaper pack from iFixIt, which shows you precisely what the internals of an iPhone 5 look … Read More

Buying a Verizon iPhone 5 Comes Unlocked for GSM SIM Cards

Sep 22, 2012 - 11 Comments
iPhone 5 white

iPhone 5 owners who opted for the Verizon model have discovered the device ships with an unlocked nano-SIM card slot, even if the device was bought under contract at a subsidized rate and did not pay the full unlocked price. This is excellent news for travelers or for anyone who wants to immediately get access … Read More

iPhone 5 TV Commercials Start to Air: Thumbs, Cheese, Physics, Ears [Videos]

Sep 21, 2012 - 14 Comments
iPhone 5 in hand

Apple has started to air a group of four commercials for the iPhone 5, each ad is voiced by Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, Newsroom) and focuses on different aspects of the phone. The videos are described briefly and embedded to watch below. The first commercial, titled “Thumb”, focuses on the new 4″ display and … Read More

How to Transfer Everything from Old iPhone to New iPhone 5s or 5c the Easy Way

Sep 21, 2012 - 75 Comments
How to transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone

Did you just get a new iPhone? Do you want to move everything from the old one to the new one? No sweat, we’ll walk you through the two absolute easiest and most pain free methods to migrate everything from that old iPhone to the brand spankin new iPhone 5s or 5c. Transferring everything from … Read More

iOS 6 IPSW [Direct Download Links]

Sep 19, 2012 - 90 Comments
iOS 6 IPSW

iOS 6 is now available for everyone to download. Most users are best served updating to iOS 6 through OTA or iTunes, but advanced users can upgrade manually with firmware files. This has several advantages, particularly for those upgrading multiple devices in a household or institution, or for those updating from older versions of iOS. … Read More

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