iPhone 5

Can I use the Sprint / Verizon iPhone 5 (A1429) on T-Mobile's network?

Actually, the answer is yes. The Verizon iPhone 5 has been confirmed to be unlocked and compatible with GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. The only drawback is speed. LTE compatibility is limited on the A1429 iPhone 5 to frequencies compatible with Verizon and Sprint only. Using data on the AT&T or T-Mobile networks with the Verizon iPhone 5 is possible, but will result in slower download speeds.

Can I use the Sprint / Verizon iPhone 5 (A1429) on AT&T's GSM network?

Yes. The Verizon iPhone 5 has been tested with an AT&T nano-SIM card and the device is unlocked. This means you can actually use your Verizon / Sprint iPhone 5 on the AT&T network at HSPA+ (4G) speeds. The device will not operate on AT&T's LTE network due to differences between LTE frequencies on Verizon's and AT&T's networks.

This is also good news for travelers, who can grab a pre-paid nano-SIM card off the shelf to use their Verizon iPhone 5 on any compatible GSM carrier around the world.

First Picture of a Jailbroken iPhone 5 Running Cydia

The well known jailbreak developer Chpwn (aka Grant Paul) tweeted a screenshot of Cydia running on an iPhone 5 the same day the device was released. While this is exciting news, it does not mean an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is right around the corner. It took the jailbreaking community a couple of months to publicly release Absinthe 2.0, even though three different jailbreaks were reported to be working on the new iPad before its release.

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This hopefully means the jailbreaking community is also on the road to jailbreakng other iDevices running iOS 6.

What iPhone 5 Case Are You Going to Buy? A Few Suggestions!

The iPhone 5 gives Apple fans the perfect excuse to splurge on a new iPhone case, and as usual there is no shortage in options. iPhoneFAQ has been recommending the invisibleSHEILD from Zagg since 2010, and there is already an iPhone 5 version of the popular screen protector available. The invisibleSHEILD isn't really an "iPhone case," but it's a great way to protect your device from scratches and damage. Just like the previous iPhone screen protectors, the iPhone 5 version comes with a lifetime guarantee, and the same high-tech scratch proof capabilities. You can head over to zagg.com to learn more about, or buy the invisibleSHEILD.

iPhone 5 Cases

If you're looking for a more traditional iPhone case OtterBox has released an iPhone 5 series. OtterBox is known for their high-quality smartphone cases. The iPhone 5 series offers the standard port protection with complete access to all functions, a polycarbonate skeleton, built-in screen protector, and a face-in belt clip holster for added protection. The OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 5 is available from Amazon.com and BestBuy.com

iPhone 5 Already Unboxed in Photos

Looks like one lucky Apple customer already received an iPhone 5 in the mail. While the rest of us are waiting until Friday for the first round of pre-orders to arrive, here are some unboxing photos thanks to a tip sent to BGR. So what does the unboxing tell us about the iPhone 5?

BGR iPhone 5 unboxing

For one, that's a new charger that has been redesigned to deliver more power to the iPhone while charging via the Lightning cable. The Lightning to USB cable is packaged along with Apple's completely revamped EarPods with remote. iPhone 5 owners will get the same EarPod carrying case that comes when they are purchased separately.


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