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iPhone 5 news rollup: iOS 6.0.1 update, cases, launches, comparisons and others

by Nicole
November 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

This week the iPhone 5 has been in the news with reports of launches in countries around the world.

Credit: Apple

India’s mobile carriers Airtel and Aircel have started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 at a price of Rs 45,500.

The smartphone was officially launched by Apple on November 2 in India, as well as other countries including Mexico, Greece, the Dominican Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Malta and Thailand.

In China, mobile operators Telecom and Unicom will reportedly offer the iPhone 5 as early as this quarter, which will narrow the gap in 3G subscribers with rival China Mobile.

The device has received approval from China’s State Radio Management organization, bringing it one step closer to going on sale in the country.

An iPhone 5 launch day video was posted online by Apple, presenting the keynote, TV ads and promotional videos.

In the US, the new iPhone is still facing supply constraints at AT&T and Verizon, despite the growing demand.

US regional operator Bluegrass Cellular will offer the iPhone 5 starting November 2, with prices starting at $150 on any of the carrier’s plans.

Joel Johnson at nbcnews.com and CNET’s Karyne Levy came up with a quick method of grabbing the new iPhone in less than 24 hours without having to wait in line.

Apple released the iOS 6.0.1 update for all iOS devices on Thursday.

An app called Camera Fix was available in the App Store this week, promising to solve purple flare issue that owners of the iPhone 5 complained about soon after the device launched.

Perfectly Clear is another app that helps remove the purple halo effect from the iPhone 5 camera.

Various sites came up with comparisons between the new iPhone and other Apple devices.

Cult of Mac made a parallel between the previous two generations of the iPod Touch and the new iPhone.

Early benchmarks of the new iPad 4 posted by Primate Labs showed that the tablet is much faster than the previous generation iPad and faster than the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5 and HTC’s 8X with Windows Phone 8 were pitted against each other in a test comparing their photo capabilities.

iMore compared the camera capabilities of the iPod touch 5 and the iPhone 5 and provided comparison shots of the iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1 and iPod touch 5.

This week we presented you various cases for Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone, including the wooden Mu-Mu cases, the Holga Filter Cases that acts as a case and an analog SFX powerhouse, the iPhone 5 Leica case which turns your new handset into a “camera,” the Icon and WorkMate cases that come with a cool design and hard durable shell and the Seidio CONVERT Combo case.

Mu-Mu case

Holga Filter case

Leica case

ICON - The Bronx

Slate Grey WorkMate

iPhone 5 Seidio CONVERT Combo case

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