Tag Archives: iPhone 5

Apple opens iPhone 5 battery replacement program after defect spotted

Apple today has published a support page detailing that a “very small percentage” of iPhone 5′s have a battery that requires more frequent charging and may not last as long as non-affected batteries. The program allows owners of affected devices to have their batteries replaced free of charge either in an Apple Store, through mail, or at an authorized…

Will Apple abandon the 4-inch screen with the iPhone 6?

In 2012, Apple did something that many thought should’ve happened earlier: it released an iPhone with a larger screen. Many felt this was Apple’s late attempt at catching up to the larger screens on opposing Android handsets. After 5 previous iPhones with a 3.5-inch display, the iPhone 5 had a 4-inch screen. While taller than previous generations, it kept…

Wally Stick-On – The iPhone wallet case for minimalists [Review]

There’s one distinct area of iPhone accessories where no company has seemingly got it 100% right: Wallet Cases. It’s a niche in the market that not everyone cares about, but in my case (pun not intended), it’s almost an obsession. I’m constantly on the search for any means to reduce the amount of clutter I carry around with me. Or at least, a minimal…

Speck CandyShell AMPED for iPhone 5/5s [Review]

Speck, one of the leading case makers for mobile phones, recently released their newest case, the CandyShell AMPED case.  It’s supposed to double the volume of your iPhone 5/5s speakers while giving your phone added protection against drops and falls with its two protective layers. The AMPED case doesn’t require any extra battery power; it instead…

Five great iPhone accessories under $100 for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching soon, it’s about time to start thinking of some gift ideas if you haven’t already. Here’s a selection of fairly affordable iPhone accessories for your dad this Father’s Day. Jaybird Freedom Sprint Headphones Whether your dad is an avid athlete or he likes to mow the lawn, these sweat-resistant Bluetooth earbuds from…

Envious of the Galaxy S5′s “Band-Aid” look? Get the “bandage” look for iPhone with Loop’s Mummy case [Review]

If you’ve seen the Galaxy S5′s Band-Aid look, and secretly want your iPhone to have the same First Aid style design ethos, you could be in luck. Loop Attachment Co.’s Mummy Case wraps your iPhone in silicone, designed to look like bandages. Its material make-up isn’t complicated. It’s all made from one material: A flexible, soft-touch silicone. It…

AL13 v2 Aluminum Bumper with 0 signal loss for iPhone hits KickStarter

Last year, I mentioned the AL13 bumper a couple of times here at TiP. It was – and still is – a fantastic, sturdy aluminum bumper for iPhone 5. Its elegant and industrial design stole my heart for a few weeks. Its only issue was that it did impact signal every so slightly. It was better than any other similar product on the market, in that it only dropped…

Otterbox Symmetry case for iPhone 5/5s hands on [MWC 2014]

As some of you may – or may not – know, I was over at MWC 2014 in Barcelona for a couple of days. At the ShowStoppers event on Sunday evening, many companies got together to show off some cool mobile tech accessories and apps. One of those was Otterbox, so I took the opportunity to get my hands on some of the cases on show. First up is the…