Apple iPhone 5 Posts

Apple agrees to fix on-off buttons for iPhone 5

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has agreed to fix some older iPhone 5 smartphones that have flawed on-off buttons. There is a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013 that may have on-off buttons that stop working or work intermittently. “Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge, on iPhone 5 models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number,” said Apple on its website.

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Walmart Is Crediting People $300 For Their Old iPhone 5

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Walmart has launched a program that enables people to trade in their old iPhone 5 for a new one.  This program is starting September 21st and it also applies to Sam’s Club stores.  The credits are worth between $50 to $300 depending on the brand and condition.
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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam Helped Convince Steve Jobs To Add 4G To The iPhone 5

When Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizon Wireless, spoke at the National Association of Broadcasters conference earlier this week, he said that he was responsible for convincing the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to add 4G LTE to the iPhone 5.  Jobs was mostly interested in the speed that video can be played over Verizon’s 4G connections.

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The iTheater Concept Makes It Fun To Watch Video On Your iPhone 5

The iTheater is a product that was developed by Mike Enayah of Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Mike Enayah has created a way to turn your iPhone into an awesome personal movie theater.  The iTheater is a hands-free holder that is connected to a set of headphones.  The iTheater is “fully adjustable for size and optimal vision distance.”  This product would work great with the Netflix or Hulu Plus app.

Apple Sells 2 Million iPhone 5 Units In China Over The First Weekend

Apple has announced that they have sold over two million iPhone 5 devices in the first weekend of sales in China.  The iPhone 5 launched on December 14th in China.  The iPhone 5 will be rolled out to over 100 more countries by the end of December.  “Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” stated Apple CEO Tim Cook. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”

 

Wal-Mart Is Selling The iPhone 5 For $127 With A Contract

Wal-Mart has started selling the 16GB iPhone 5 for $127 with a contract.  The discounted price is valid with a two-year contract form Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.  Wal-Mart is also selling the 16GB iPhone 4S and the 16GB iPad with Retina Display at a large discount also.  The offer is valid across 3,000 Wal-Mart stores and will be available for around 30 days.  The discounted iPhones are not available online either.

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China Unicom Receives Order For Over 100,000 iPhone 5 Units

China Unicom has announced that they have received orders for over 100,000 iPhone 5 devices on their first day of pre-sales according to Sina Tech.  A China Telecom subsidiary of said that they received pre-orders of over 5,000 units.

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The iPhone 5 Is Coming To More Than 50 Countries This Month

Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 is coming to over 50 more countries this month starting with South Korea on Friday December 7th.  Next week the iPhone 5 will arrive in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.  On December 21st, the iPhone 5 will then start selling in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.