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Unboxing Live 098: iPhone 5 (white and black!)

We brought you our iPhone 5 white unboxing gallery and iPhone 5 black unboxing gallery a few weeks ago, but we know there are some out there who just prefer seeing it all unfold on video. It's a bit delayed, but in this episode we are on location for the launch of the new iPhone 5! This time, we come to you from the Northbrook Mall Apple Store in the Chicago area, and we've got a white & silver and black & slate iPhone to open up and show off in this episode. Did you get your iPhone 5 yet? Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive iPhone 5 review.

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Was your iPhone 5 damaged out of the box?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Design, Handhelds

iPhone 5 black aluminum damage

When we picked up our pair of iPhone 5 units on launch day, one black iPhone 5 and one white iPhone 5, the black unit was damaged right out of the box. It was subtle enough that I didn't notice it at first, and I definitely didn't make mention of it during our iPhone 5 unboxing episode. Luckily, Taylor caught it, showed it to Apple Store staff, and they replaced it with a new model immediately. Later that day, we got reports from other buyers who had a similar experience. So, our question today goes out to those who didn't purchase on launch day. Are people out there still getting black iPhone 5 models that have chipped or faded anodized aluminum?

Be sure to check out our iPhone 5 review!


iPhone 5: White & SIlver or Black & Slate? (gallery)

Black & White iPhone 5 standing next to each other

The iPhone 5 is the most beautiful iPhone that Apple has released to date (seriously - check our iPhone 5 review!) Since our review features both the white & silver model and the black & slate model, we've been getting questions about which is "better." The thing is, it's all a matter of opinion, although the black model is a bit more susceptible to scratches and scuffs. Since some people don't have an Apple Store nearby where they can check out the two color options for themselves, we've put together an iPhone 5 White vs. Black photo gallery. Check it out, as we have a bunch of comparison shots for your perousal. Let us know what you decide!

Gallery: iPhone 5: White & SIlver or Black & Slate? (gallery)


iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Original iPhone in pictures

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Features, Handhelds

iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S rear panels

Earlier today we gave you a look at our iPhone 5 black & slate unboxing gallery, as well as our iPhone 5 white & silver unboxing gallery. Since then, we've received a few questions about how the new iPhone 5 compares to the iPhone 4S from a hardware design perspective, so we figured we would put together a third gallery for you. In our iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. iPhone Original gallery, we give you a look at the new hardware as compared to the last model, and we also throw the orignal iPhone into the mix for added measure. Head on over and take a look, and be ready for our exhaustive iPhone 5 review to drop later this  evening!

Gallery: iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Original iPhone in pictures


iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery

iPhone 5 black & slate holding lock screen

The iPhone 5 is all the rage right now, and we'll have our thorough review up in just a few hours. In the meantime, we've put up an image gallery showing off the black & slate model. This is the one that's features a black anodized bezel and rear metal backing to match the dark glass. It's quite beautiful, but prone to scraches and scuff. Head on over to our iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery for all the goodness, and keep it locked here for our full review later today.

Gallery: iPhone 5 Black & Slate unboxing gallery


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