Iphone 5

Google finally makes a YouTube for iPad app

Apple dropped the YouTube app from default inclusion in iOS 6, and Google had only issued a replacement native app for the iPhone and iPod touch. But Google is finally giving the iPad some love too. The app has also been fine-tuned for the iPhone 5.

With regulatory approval, iPhone 5 on track for December China launch

China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center says licenses to carry the device have now been approved for two carriers, China Telecom and China Unicom. That’s a good indication that Apple’s most important product is about to go on sale in one of its most critical markets.

China could get iPhone 5 by the end of November

China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said “the phone should be by early December if not sooner,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The uncertainty is due to the device winning regulatory approval in China.

Verizon LTE activations boom after iPhone 5 intro

Verizon activated 4.5 million LTE devices in the third quarter, an increase of 1.3 million over Q2. While the iPhone 5 was introduced only 10 days before the close of the quarter the new LTE-powered Apple phone contributed to that growth.

Is 5 million a lot of iPhones?

The iPhone 4S sold 4 million devices in its opening weekend. Apple said Monday that it sold 5 million iPhone 5 models since Friday. Expectations for this launch were high, so some are a little disappointed by this weekend’s numbers.

Review: First crop of iPhone 5 cases available now

The iPhone 5 just arrived and if you’ve been to an Apple Store, you know that cases are hard to find right now. A few manufacturers have confirmed cases available starting Friday online and provided samples for review. Here are some great choices.

The iPhone 5 launch draws crowds for first-day sales

The crowds outside Apple stores worldwide today, combined with the online orders Apple has already taken — some 2 million iPhones were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours last week — mean this is shaping up to be the biggest iPhone sales debut yet.

Before first sale, iPhone 5 already a legal target for Samsung

Samsung is facing the possibility of being forced to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages from its previous patent fight. So it’s not surprising that the company is looking for leverage wherever it can. The LTE-capable iPhone 5 presents one possibility.

5 notable reviews of the iPhone 5

The first wave of reviews from the gadget press on the iPhone 5 are in. Hint: they really, really like it. The phone’s faster speeds, better battery life, bigger screen and high-quality camera mean the new Apple smartphone has some pretty big fans.

Why a September iPhone launch is important for Apple

There was a 16-month gap between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S releases, and the 2011 September quarter saw an earnings miss as a result. By releasing iPhone 5 right before the end of the September quarter this year, Apple’s ensuring that won’t happen again.

Apple: First day pre-orders of iPhone 5 top 2M

The wave of orders for Apple’s latest smartphone have far outstripped the supply Apple will have ready to deliver on Sept. 21. The 2 million preorders in one day doubled the record for fastest-selling iPhone set by the iPhone 4S last year.

What Apple’s new Lightning dock connector means for you

The new connector in all the new iPods and the iPhone 5 is called Lightning (like Thunderbolt, get it?). It’s an 8-pin connector, which means it’s much smaller than the 30-pin connector Apple’s been using since it ditched FireWire almost 10 years ago.

Live blog: Apple iPhone 5 event

Here’s how our live coverage of Apple’s iPhone 5 event unfolded, with the oldest updates at the bottom of the page. Announced were a new iPhone 5 (natch) with LTE, iTunes 11, and new iPods.

The Apple Roundup: The totally-not-a-secret iPhone 5

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Images of what the iPhone 5 will look like, why Apple’s gotten so bad at keeping secrets, a Chinese company tries to patent iPhone 5 design, and more.

Apple iPhone 5 event set for Sept. 12

The event will be held, as is customary for many Apple events, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. GigaOM will be there and covering the event live as it unfolds.

Chinese resellers betting big — and early — on next iPhone

If you thought iPhone mania may have already reached its peak, well, think again. And read this story from Reuters. It’s reporting that resellers in China are already advertising the iPhone 5 for sale — before Apple has even acknowledged the device’s existence.

Verizon demands LTE in all future smartphones, tablets

According to a Verizon executive, Big Red will no longer accept smartphones and tablets unless they have LTE connectivity. The revelation shows just how aggressive Verizon is pushing its 4G strategy and almost certainly indicates the next iPhone will have LTE.

Why Sprint’s iPhone 5 gamble is not that crazy

Sprint is said to betting the farm on the iPhone. On paper its decision to commit almost $20 billion for the chance to sell iPhone 5 makes no sense. However, it is not such a crazy move for a company bleeding customers to rivals.

T-Mobile exec: No iPhone for our customers in October

T-Mobile is still waiting for a phone call from Apple, which means that the iPhone 5 definitely won’t be available on the carrier’s network when it’s expected to launch in October. However, T-Mobile is making good business with Android phones, including the new Galaxy S II.

Al Gore says new iPhone is coming next month

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore told attendees of the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit that new iPhone models would be arriving in October, according to one source who was present at the event. Gore also sits on Apple’s board of directors.

Report: iPhone 5 production hits 150K per day as launch nears

Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for the iPhone 5’s launch, according to supply-side sources speaking to DigiTimes on Thursday. Foxconn, Apple’s final assembler of iPhone devices, is currently putting together 150,000 handsets per day, with a goal of shipping 5-6 million iPhone 5s in September.

Apple having some trouble not losing iPhone prototypes

Gray Powell can take a little bit of comfort in today’s news: He’s not the only person to lose an unreleased iPhone in a bar. CNET reports that Apple has again lost a prototype of an iPhone, this time in an SF tequila bar last month.

What, when and where for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is still only a beast of legend at this point, but that legend is taking on more detail every day. Here’s what we can expect from the next Apple smartphone based on current scuttlebutt, including a new release window just reported early Monday.

Today’s LTE phones show a 4G iPhone future, but when?

A new iPhone is expected to debut soon, but will it support new LTE networks? Based on a teardown of another LTE handset, Apple’s costs could rise more than 23 percent with an LTE radio. But that’s not the real reason this scenario is highly unlikely.

Next iPhone to Have Curved Glass Screen?

The next iPhone will have a curved glass display, according to DigiTimes, which learned the information from sources in the supply chain. Apple is said to have acquired between 200 and 300 glass cutting machines for glass making partners in order to produce the displays.

Will the Next iPhone Have a 4-inch Screen?

Rumors suggest the next iPhone could have a 4-inch display. Colleague Kevin Tofel and I disagree on whether this will happen, so we decided to hash out our differences to gain more perspective on the debate. Here’s the conversation that ensued.

10 Things on the iPhone 5 Wish List

We’ve come an awfully long way since the first iPhone was released in 2007. The last three and a half years have seen dramatic improvements in both the hardware and software of Apple’s smartphone. So what more could you ask for? A lot, it turns out.