iPhone 5 stories

 
Apple's iPhone 5 is capable of plenty; however, with the correct accessories, users can enjoy a considerably enhanced smartphone. Whether it's the ever-existing issue of keeping your iPhone adequately charged, which can be remedied by portable power accessories to keep your iPhone 5 battery juiced up no matter where your location is, or seeking a solution to increasing your device's sound output through docks and enhanced speakers, there are plenty of accessories that are tailored to one's specific needs. With the iPhone 5, there's a healthy amount of extras that can contribute towards a more immersive experience; here, we take a look at the best gifts for Apple's latest smartphone.
 
When it comes to designing the ultimate device accessory, the Apple iPhone case is possible the most coveted sweet spot in the industry. Well, after hundreds of wacky and often practical ideas, we think we've seen what could be the most unique of them all: An e-ink screen case.
 
In the days and weeks following the passing of Steve Jobs nearly a year ago, there was much speculation about how Apple would fare without its visionary-in-chief. Sure, Tim Cook was a wizard at managing Apple's supply chain and complex web of partnerships, and Jony Ive is a masterful designer. But like any game of Jenga, remove one key piece and the whole structure collapses, regardless of its previous integrity. Yes, the iPhone 5 is a wonderful phone, and Apple will sell a gazillion of them. But it's not a peerless phone. And given Apple's recent iOS 6 issues, one has to wonder just how much Jobs's magical eye for detail and anticipating what we want before we knew we wanted it is missed. The clue that Steve Jobs's presence at Apple's helm is missed isn't what's amiss with iPhone and iOS 6, but what's missing.
 
Just as in politics, the vast majority of the smartphone universe is made up of iOSocrats and Androidicans (or, if you will, Androidicrats and iOSicans) with only a small sliver of undecided (or older BlackBerry users deciding to reject the useless protest third party candidate vote, and non-smartphone users finally willing to dive in). Androdicans will buy only Android phones; iOSocrats will stick with whatever candidate Apple annually nominates. So any review of the new iPhone 5, such as this one, will appeal largely to current iPhone owners and the small slice of the feature phone undecided. So the question then is this: should current iPhone owners move up to the iPhone 5? Based on two fun-filled days playing with my new iPhone 5, I'd say this: Are you friggin' kidding me? You will love this new iPhone.

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