25 Highlights from Apple’s iPhone 5 Media Event

apple media eventDid you happen to watch Apple’s iPhone 5 Media Event on Wednesday? If not, don’t worry. Here at Switch Wireless, we’re giving you the 25 highlights you need to know:

  1. The iPhone 5 was unveiled with a longer, thinner screen that is capable of fitting an extra row of icons. The iPhone 5’s body is made from glass and aluminum.
  2. When it comes to design, the iPhone 5 is thinner at 7.6 mm which is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S. It weighs 112 grams which is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.
  3. Like the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 has a Retina display. Additionally, the iPhone 5’s display size is 1136 x 640 pixels. You’ll also get 44% more color saturation and a full sRGB color specification with the iPhone 5.
  4. Get download speeds of 100 Mbps with LTE on the new iPhone 5.
  5. The iPhone 5 comes with a new Apple A6 processor. It’s twice as fast than the A5 which means graphics and applications will load much faster. Gamers will enjoy a much better experience as well.
  6. The battery life of the new iPhone 5 has been improved as well. You’ll get 8 hours of 3G talk time or 3G/LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, and 225 hours of standby time.
  7. The iPhone 5’s camera comes with an impressive 8 megapixel sensor, backside illuminated, 3264 x 2448 pixel captures, a sapphire cover to protect the lens, five-element lens and a lightning fast f/2.4 aperture. It’s also 25% smaller.  The best part is you can now take Panorama pictures up to 28 megapixels.…

5 Things You Should Know Before Upgrading to an iPhone

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It’s important to research any device you are interested in buying as it’s a big commitment.  More and more people are making the switch to the iPhone, and Switch Wireless is here to help! Here’s a few things you should know about being an iphone owner:

5 Things You Should Know Before Upgrading to an iPhone

1) iPhones use a ton of data, which is why you should definitely investigate an unlimited data plan.

2) Warning: You’ll probably get addicted at first! You know all those people you see in restaurants staring into their iPhones for hours while ignoring their friends? Don’t become one of those! iPhones are extremely addictive so try and limit you time to when it is appropriate.

3) iPhones are incredibly popular because of all the apps available in the App Store.  Make sure you set up and App Budget and stick to it.  It’s also a good idea to read all of the reviews prior to making an app purchase.  There are many trusted sites that review apps, and some apps let you try them out before you purchase the full version.…

iPhone Tips: How to Add Bookmarks to Your Home Screen

Here at Switch Wireless, we believe in making your life easier and more efficient. In this week’s iPhone Tips, we show you how to be more efficient by making it quicker and easier to access your favorite websites. This brief tutorial will explain how to add bookmarks to the homescreen of your favorite apple device.…

Best Hurricane Tracker Apps

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The Top 5 Hurricane Tracker Apps

Here in Bradenton, we are no stranger to hurricanes and we know how important it is to have up-to-the-minute details. We had a close call last weekend with Isaac, so we at Switch Mobile want to make sure we do our part to help keep our customers and their families safe during hurricane season. We’ve compiled the following list of hurricane tracker apps so you’ll be well informed and not have to sit through hours of news coverage to know what’s going on!

1.  Hurricane Tracker by EZ Apps, Inc – $2.99.

This app covers The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific.  It includes tracking maps, reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), threat level map, checklists, detailed push alerts and storm history.

2.  CaneCast Hurricane Forecaster by Mobile Data Solutions, Inc. – $0.99.

As seen on LifeHacker, the CaneCast Hurricane Forecaster will give you up to the minute details on hurricanes in your region.  This app allows you to see 48-hour projected forecasts, wind speeds and push notifications for when a hurricane forms in your region.

3.  RadarScope by Base Velocity, LLC – $9.99.

Although this app isn’t specifically for hurricanes, it is a great investment. This app allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data as well as tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.  RadarScope allows you to select one of 155 different radar sites.

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Which iPhone Plan Will Save You The Most Money?

The new iPhone is coming out, which means you might be deciding which iphone plan will save you the most money, and if it’s worth it to renew for another two years with your existing carrier. Here’s a breakdown of every base iphone plan for each major carrier, and how it stacks up to the Switch Wireless iPhone plan.…

How to Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is Apple’s highly anticipated latest operating system that includes some pretty amazing features including iCloud, Reminders, Notes, Messages, Notification Center, Power Nap, Sharing, and many more. There’s 200+ new features that are sure to make your Mac experience even better, if that’s possible. Here’s the big question on everyone’s mind. How do you…