Within the last hour, Twitter and Apple’s forums have lit up with hundreds of complaints from users whose upgrades to the latest iOS6 software for iPhone and iPad have prevented them from connecting to WiFi. Read more
The first batch of iPhone 5 reviews is out. Every one agrees it will be a smash hit for Apple. As is customary with iPhone reviews, there is no shortage of superlatives along the way.
“This iPhone 5 review unit is the single nicest object in my possession,” writes Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, while acknowledging the hyberbole.
That isn’t to say Apple doesn’t deserve such high praise. But with such lofty standards, the faults can stand out more glaringly, sometimes becoming minor news cycles in themselves.
So below is a nitpicker’s guide to the new iPhone, as seen by its first batch of users outside Cupertino. Read more
Interesting commentary from around the Web on the tech story that made headlines this week.
This week marked the start of iPhone mania. Apple’s much-awaited unveiling of the device on Wednesday drew a degree of criticism from tech commentators, some of whom saw the changes as incremental. But the longer, thinner and lighter bodied iPhone didn’t dissuade consumers from burning through Apple’s first round of online pre-order supply.
Apple has reset the bar for the smartphone industry with the unveiling of an iPhone 5 in San Francisco.
The new device is thinner and longer than the current iPhone 4S, with a 4in screen. It includes 4G LTE connectivity and a new A6 processor twice as fast as the previous one. It features a new connector and improved camera. Apple also updated its iPod line with new nano and touch models and upgraded its iTunes store and software.
For more detail on how the announcements unfurled, see our live blog from the event after the jump. Read more
Tech news from around the web – including a round-up of the latest news and speculation surrounding Tuesday’s launch by Apple:
Sprint, theUS mobile telecoms company, has made a multibillion-dollar committment to gain access to the latest iPhone models from Apple, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sprint has committed to buy at least 30.5m iPhones, even though – according to the WSJ - it is likely to lose money on the deal until 2014.
Ahead of today’s launch, Vodafone Germany has started offering memory options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB on the iPhone 4, TNW says. The move has fuelled rumours that Apple will not debut the iPhone 5 today – instead unveiling a low-cost iPhone 4 model and new iPhone 4S models. Read more
Tech news from around the web:
Square is now processing $4 million in mobile payments daily, TechCrunch reports. The company is on track to reach over $100 million in transactions in July.
Tech news from around the web:
A survey from Nielsen that tracks music sales across real and digital sources shows that album sales actually increased in the first half of this year, Techcrunch reports. The increase – albeit one of just 1% – was the first time album sales had risen since 2004.
In an apparent move to take on Apple’s iCloud, Amazon has made a series of enhancements to its Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services, says bgr.com. For a limited time, anyone who signs up will get unlimited space for music while Cloud Drive customers can now store all MP3s purchased from the Amazon MP3 music store for free. On top of this, the Cloud Player for Web is now available on the iPad. Read more
Reports that Apple could include near-field communication tags in its next iPhone, allowing people to transfer data – and probably iTunes payments – to and from their phones, have got tech watchers very excited indeed. Read more