Sometimes a picture really means a thousand words:
Originally found here: http://goo.gl/iK1YSz.
With the iPhone 5s release long gone, I decided to wait for the iPad Air and review both devices.
Apple announced two new iPad models – the iPad Air (5th generation) and the iPad mini with Retina display (2nd generation iPad mini). I got myself the iPad Air as soon as it was out and would consider whether to also go for the iPad mini Retina once its released by the end of November.
You can see me unboxing my new iPad Air toy:
Compared to the older iPad models, the new iPad Air has thinner side bezels. It looks remarkably similar to the iPad mini (although it is larger). See how the iPad Air compares with my old iPad 2.
Apple notes that the iPad Air with its 469 grams (1.034 lb) is lighter than its predecessor. However, the iPad does not feel noticeably lighter. Also, although thinner than the previous iPad, the iPad Air does not feel so. At its maximum depth, the iPad Air is indeed 7.5 mm (0.30 in) which is less than the previous iPad 9.4 mm (0.37 in); however, the new iPad Air features less difference between its minimum and maximum depth than the iPad 4th generation.
In terms of speed, the iPad Air, does feel perceptibly swifter with its A7 microprocessor and M7 graphics coprocessor.
The iPhone 5s is Apple’s most advanced iPhone so far and it does indeed feel like a jewel. This having been said, however, physically it is not much different than the iPhone 5 which spoils some of the excitement.
I unboxed my iPhone 5s Gold back in September and hurried to test the Touch ID. Holding it in my hand for the first time, I did not feel the iPhone 5s was lighter than its predecessor. I clearly remember the substantial difference between the weight of iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S.
Now, the iphone 5s is indeed impressive with its A7 chip (the first 64-bit chip installed on a mobile device). However, unless you substitute your PSP PlayStation Portable or PSVITA with the iPhone (I don’t), you won’t notice the huge graphics performance and speed difference.
The new iPhone 5s camera is much worth it however. The 5s is currently the only iPhone to allow slow-motion video shooting. In general, I am pleased with both the iPad Air and the iPhone 5s and would recommend upgrading to anyone with a previous iPad or iPhone generation.
There are a number of problems which could occur when updating the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 7. First, and foremost, make sure back up all iOS data on your iPhone via iTunes or iCloud before proceeding with updating. This will save you a lot of trouble should the iOS 7 update fail.
Be sure to check the following article which will help you resolve some of the most common issues occurring during update to iOS 7: http://goo.gl/axuVqT.
When upgrading, make sure to update iOS via using OTA (over-the-air) update rather than using iTunes. OTA update brings increased reliability of the iOS upgrade process. If you choose to upgrade via iTunes, you might encounter error messages during or after the update.
Here’s a list with the most common problems during iOS 7 update:
iTunes returns an error message during iOS 7 update
iPhone in Recover Mode after upgrading iOS
iPhone data restore incomplete after firmware update
UPDATE: In the meantime, I just unboxed both the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. Check out the review here: iPhone 5s and iPad Air hands-on.
Earlier this week Apple announced the arrival of two new phones: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. The news confirms previous rumors that there will not be one but two iPhones announced once of which, the iPhone 5c brightly colored and relatively cheaper. The iPhone 5s, on the other hand is a jewel of advanced mobile technology that I personally can’t wait to put my hands on.
Here is a fun look at how Apple's iPhone 5s / 5c event was all about :) http://goo.gl/OEY0C1
Apple fans in nine countries around the world, including USA, UK and Australia, can start pre-ordering the iPhone 5s as early as tomorrow, September 13th. I will try an pre-order too the same day and once I receive the iPhone will do an in-depth hands-on review.
In the meantime, if you would like to know more about iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5s specifications and features, have a look at the below chart or view the video from Apple’s September 2013 Special Event.
If you are interested in some of the new features of the new iPhone 5s, be sure to also check the below YouTube video showing the all-new Touch ID fingerprint sensor:
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If you are using iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and have recently upgraded iOS, you might have ended up with your iPhone WiFi switch being greyed out. Read the article below to find out what causes this problem and ways it can be resolved.
The Apple Support Communities have seen a surge in problems related to iPhone users’ WiFi being defunct. In many cases, the issue is related to iPhone 4S recently updted from iOS 5 to iOS 6 but also occurs in iPhone 5.
UPDATE: I found a useful post which summarizes iPhone WiFi connectivity issues in general. It might be useful for you.
Check out this tumblr post for an exotic way to fix iPhone WiFi:
iPhone Wifi being greyed out means that there is a hardware-related issue – i.e. the iPhone WiFi chip does not function.
With the release of iOS 6 back in September last year, Apple improved power management for better iPhone performance over iOS 5. As a result of inadequate testing, however, it happens that some WiFi chips in both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 overheat under iOS 6.
Fortunately, the iPhone is a piece of advanced technology which automatically prevents damage when the WiFi chip becomes too hot by powering the chip off. This causes your iPhone WiFi to be greyed out and ultimately, you cannot connect iPhone to the Internet via WiFi.
You can verify whether your iPhone WiFi setting is greyed out or dimmed by navigating to Settings > WiFi.
Also, go to Settings > General > About and you will see your Wi-Fi Address empty.
Since WiFi and Bluetooth use the same radio chip, it is very probable the iPhone Bluetooth feature under Settings > Bluetooth is disabled, disconnected, or inaccessible.
To resolve the issue:
1. Navigate to Settings and make sure that Airplane Mode is switched off
2. In the iPhone Settings, go to General > Reset > Rest Network Settings
3. Cold-restart the iPhone by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds until you see the iPhone screen go blank
4. If this does not sort out the issue, update the iPhone’s iOS to the latest version by connecting the device to iTunes on your PC
1. Tap Settings >General> Cellular > Cellular Data > OFF
2. Place the iPhone in a ziplock bag and make sure to squeeze the air out of the bag
3. Put the bag in a freezer for 15 minutes
Why place the iPhone in a freezer? As the iPhone would automatically turn off the WiFi chip due to overheating, when you cool down the chip sufficiently, the iPhone automatic protection is disabled. However, this is a temporary fix, until the next time the iPhone WiFi chip overheats and greys out.
If all fails or you wish to have a permanent solution for your iPhone WiFi greyed out, you must contact Apple directly. If your iPhone is in warranty, you are eligible for free-of-charge iPhone replacement by sending the device to the nearest Apple Store.
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There has never been a truly automatic way to transfer one's Outlook contacts to iPhone without having to sync with iTunes – until now. I found an easy enough way to get those Outlook contacts on my computer transferred directly to my iPhone without even having to open Outlook or iTunes on my PC. The trick works with any iOS device like iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
1. Download the following Windows tool to your computer:
2. Start the tool and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your computer
3. Click on the “Import contacts” button
4. Now select “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)”
5. CopyTrans Contacts will now access the Outlook contacts on your computer. From the newly-appeared window, select the Outlook contacts you wish to transfer to the iPhone and click “Import selected contacts from Outlook”
6. The Outlook contacts are now transferred to iPhone along with all contact details including contact photos.
I found this method of transferring Outlook contacts to iPhone easy and most of all efficient as it took less than 2 minutes from start to finish.
This blog post was inspired by the following forum thread: How to transfer iPhone contacts to PC without iTunes.