UPDATE: Christina Neuhaus, Swisscom’s public spokesmen, has confirmed via Twitter that the iPhone 5 will in fact work on Swisscom’s 4G/LTE network when it launches in December. (Swisscom 4G/LTE will be available in 12 cities accross Switzerland at launch. More info HERE)
Yes, the iPhone 5 IS Apple’s best ever phone. Yes, it is a masterpiece of product design and engineering. And yes. You must buy it immediatly.
However… will you be able to to enjoy all of it’s features in Switzerland?
I’m very happy to report that Swiss users will have access to nearly ALL iOS 6 features (yes, this means local Siri intergration and turn by turn directions). Notable exeptions however, include: 3D Buildings for maps, Siri Restaurant Reservations, Siri Movie Reviews, Siri Movie Showtimes and iTunes TV Shows (To check what features are available in your country, visit Apple.com’s Feature list broken down by country)
LTE compatability seems to be a slightly more complicated subject. Switzerland is not listed on the list of countries offering LTE compatible networks at as of yet and Switzerland’s main Telecom provider, Swisscom, seems tight lipped:
L’ iPhone 5 sera disponible chez Swisscom dès le 28 septembre. Dès le début de la vente de l’ iPhone 5 les cartes SIM nano Swisscom seront disponibles. Actuellement, nous ne pouvons pas encore fournir d’indications sur les prix ni la disponibilité chez Swisscom.
4G/LTE: Swisscom se réjouit qu’avec l’iPhone 5 un nouveau smartphone qui supporte 4G/LTE à été annoncé. Swisscom lancera le premier réseau 4G/LTE de Suisse en Décembre 2012. Pour le moment nous ne savons pas encore quand il sera possible de naviguer avec l’iPhone 5 sur le réseau 4G/LTE de Swisscom. L’appareil devra être testé par Apple et Swisscom sur le réseau 4G/LTE de Swisscom afin de rendre possible une expérience optimale
1Password bookmarks are now indexed by Launchbar and you can now securely login on your websites through the app without filling in a username or password. Just imagine no more opening your browser, typing the address and clicking on that 1Password icon in your browser. None of that. Just a couple keyboard strokes and you’ll be logged in. Too good to be true? You better get used to it!
This has literally made my Sunday. Now if we could get this type of integration on the iPhone, I think my head would quite literally explode.
before the 17th century, almost all carrots cultivated were purple. The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today
Let’s pause for a moment and imagine if today’s farmers tried to change the color of a vegetable.