The iPhone 5 gets warm (though never too hot) during intense tasks. The heat doesn't appear to affect performance at all, but it's something to note. Call quality is improved, thanks to three microphones built into the bottom, front and back of the phone. The iPhone 5 supports HD Voice too, meaning if you're using it on a supported carrier you'll be treated to superior call quality. In the UK, Orange, T-Mobile, Three and EE use this technology and we'll update this story if we hear of O2 or Vodafone introducing HD Voice. Finally, the iPhone 5 offers dual-band Wi-Fi, connecting to both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequencies.
The iPhone 5 is powered by iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, Alongside improvements for existing apps and services, iOS 6 brings a number of brand new features, not all of which are welcome changes, The most significant change is to the Maps app, Apple has ditched Google, instead opting to create journal case for apple iphone 6 plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - cognac its own mapping service, which unfortunately is a step backwards that will likely frustrate those using iOS 6 -- especially in the UK, As our thorough Maps app comparison revealed, the level of map detail on Apple's option is inferior, with far fewer shops and businesses present on the maps..
Satellite images on Apple's offering are also inferior, with less clarity in the view-from-space mode, even in central London. Outside of the capital, there are embarrassing mistakes like Solihull being covered in cloud, Luton located in the wrong place entirely and Leamington Spa renamed 'Royal Spa'. Red-faced errors aside, there are several significant feature downgrades here. First, you lose Street View, the brilliant Google service that lets you explore locations from the ground, a feature that frequently proves essential if you're visiting somewhere new and want to check what the outside of the shop or house looks like.
Secondly, you lose Google's excellent public transport search, which uses train and bus data to provide directions around the nation to those without cars, Apple Maps has a public transport icon, but when you press it you just get a list of transport apps in the App Store that you could download, which you can later choose to jump into when you're plotting routes, Frustratingly, the app makes you input the route you're looking for before showing you this next-to-useless list, The fact there's even an icon for public transport suggests to me that Apple will be introducing the feature at some point, but for now it's a serious omission, Even when Apple pulls its finger out, how useful iOS 6's public transport information proves to be will depend on whose data it buys, journal case for apple iphone 6 plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - cognac so there are no guarantees..
A new feature is 3D maps, which shows you a swanky 3D view of buildings from above, that you can navigate by twisting the screen with two fingers. This looks fantastic, but you'll find only major cities have been given this treatment, with the majority of the UK looking as flat as a big green ironing board. There are some useful tools here. Apple's app uses Yelp's business data, which I found handy for finding restaurant reviews, for instance. That said, if you find a business you're interested in while using Maps, a supplementary Google search may be a good idea before visiting, as I've heard of some closed-down businesses appearing.