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[From Stephen Trew] An interesting thought on the impending reveal of the Apple iWatch. “Yes, I think that would be the only way to do it. It would be both fun and would show the device as it is meant to be used: as an “always-on” device. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked if someone is already out there right now wearing around a prototype, testing it out to make sure it’s ready for all-the-time wearing.”
Got a Google Nexus 7? Check out this case review over at the-gadgeteer. “Check out Ebay and you’ll find a plethora of cheap cases for your Nexus 7, like the Smart Magnetic case I initially purchased. Disappointingly, both the original and replacement eBay cases broke in the same place after a couple of months, so my search continued. On the other end of the spectrum are Noreve’s “haute couture” leather cases, which are handcrafted in the south of France. “
[From JT] I’ve got the iPhone 5 and it’s awesome, the size is just right and the design makes it beautiful. The retina screen and display is so vivid and there are so many apps to choose from, a lot of good free ones too. My wife has a S3, it’s a good phone but I find it is too big.
[From Stephen Trew] Teens dictate the future - here are the numbers. “Results from analyst Gene Munster’s semi-annual survey of U.S. teenagers. These two nuggets on the growth rate are stunning:
Survey finds 40% of teens own an iPhone, up from 34% in the spring and 23% a year ago.
Of the survey group, 44% have a tablet; 72% of those own iPads. In the spring survey, 34% owned a tablet; a year ago the total was 29%.
That growth rate in tablet ownership shows just how high the stakes are for Microsoft with Windows 8. They’ve got one chance to get in the game with tablets, and this is it. The train is leaving the station.”
Julie at the-gadgeteer writes up her review on the iPhone 5. “The countdown to the press event where Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 5 had Apple fan(atic)s like myself waiting on pins and needles to find out what amazing, revolutionary and insanely great features we would be offered with the new model. I had waited months, saving my Verizon upgrade to use on the new iPhone. If you are regular visitors of this site, you’ll already know that I decided not to buy the iPhone 5 and ended up buying aSamsung Galaxy S3 instead. But for the past few days I have been trying out the iPhone 5, as Verizon Wireless sent me a short term loaner. Do I regret using my 2yr upgrade on the SGS3? Keep reading to find out.”
5 million iPhone 5 devices sold this weekend. “CUPERTINO, California—September 24, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**”