Apple and U.S. carriers began accepting iPhone 5 preorders early Friday morning. By 8 a.m. ET, shipping estimates had already slipped to two weeks.
There's a new iPhone coming to an Apple Store near you. What's different about the iPhone 5? What are its marquee features? And most important: When can you get one? We answer all those questions and more in this guide to the latest smartphone out of Cupertino.
The iPhone 5's increased speed, screen size and durability will all be assets to business users, according to CIOs and tech analysts.
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint won't be the only U.S. carriers to offer the iPhone 5 later this month. Cricket Wireless will also offer a prepaid, no-contract version of Apple's latest phone, though it will be available a week after it goes on sale elsewhere.
The Thunderbolt interconnect technology could take a while to reach smartphones and tablets because of power consumption issues that need to be resolved, according to Intel executives.
While Apple is moving to LTE with the iPhone 5, it's focused for now on North America and advanced Asian markets, leaving Europe's most important LTE bands behind.
Apple is holding a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in which the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhone. Macworld will be on hand with live coverage of the 10 a.m. PT announcement.
Everybody's jazzed for Wednesday's Apple event, but that doesn't mean that the world's stopped spinning: One analyst thinks the iPhone 5 could be economical in more ways than one, Samsung's prepping to capitalize on the new iPhone, and ebook prices are falling down.
And is there any way we can get them to stop?
Nokia's marketing is looking increasingly like, well, marketing. Elsewhere, FedEx prepares for a deluge of packages, there's no use crying over broken glass, and Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive make a dynamic duo