How to Unlock iPhone 5 – Step By Step Guide of Unlocking !

iPhone 5 has become the most famous product since it has released. The most important reasons behind why people want to be the owner of this Smartphone are its high performance and attractive price. But its expansion as well as the restrictive carrier 
contract is one of the biggest problems that decides future iPhone 5 buyers or users to think twice before purchasing this Smartphone. So, if you do not want getting ripped off by a carrier, then you must unlock iPhone 5. Unlocking iPhone 5 is a quite simple process, and the process is legal now.

If you want to unlock your iPhone 5, make sure it should be done the right way. Below we have given two methods for unlocking your iPhone 5; you can try any one of them. You can also unlock your iPhone through online phone unlocking service providers that are available in large number today.
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Method First: Follow these Steps that are given below for unlocking your iPhone 5

Step 1: First, connect your iPhone 5 with the computer and then open the iTune software

Step 2: Make sure that your PC running the latest iTune software

Step 3: Click on the iPhone that is shown on the left part of the iTunes screen. After clicking, you will see a summary page displaying the details about the name, serial number, software version, storage capacity and phone number of the iPhone.

Step 4: Now, you will be seen by an option “Restore the iPhone” below the mentioned details. Remember; store your iPhone back-up data before starting the unlocking process through restoring.

Step 5: Now, click on the restore button, you will see that iTune trying to connect to the server

Step 6: The unlocking process will start within seconds; soon it will display a message that will be saying “Congratulation” your iPhone has been unlocked.’

Method Second:  Unlock your iPhone by iPhone unlocking services or Third Party

Step 1: Find the best apple service center or provider by using the Internet. Visit many sites and compare prices as well as services then choose the best one. You can also search apple repair center according to your location, city, etc. For example, if you are living in Mumbai, then search for best apple iPhone repair in Mumbai on the Internet.

Step 2: After deciding the best one, note down your IMEI code and send it to the service center you have chosen. Wait for a few days for the confirmation email

Step 3: After getting the confirmation mail, connect your iPhone to your PC, and follow the instruction given by the service center

Step 4:  In last, open iTunes and see your iPhone 5 is now unlocked.

So, with the help of these methods, you can unlock your iPhone 5 without any problem.  If your iPhone is running with any software problem, then contact immediately with any mobile service center provider.

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Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models

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San Francisco, California, Sept 09, 2013 – Apple’s highly anticipated event Tuesday looks to extend the reach of the iPhone to new markets as the tech giant moves to regain momentum in the smartphone segment.

Analysts believe an invitation-only special event at Apple’s headquarters in Silicon Valley will spotlight a more economical iPhone priced to compete in places where money is tight, along with a beefed-up top-end model.

Forrester analyst Charles Golvin told AFP the consensus is for Apple to unveil a new high-end phone, “most likely called the 5S, with the same look and feel physically but with a speed boost; new processor, and new graphics capabilities.”

A lower-cost iPhone, has been dubbed the 5C “because it would come in multiple colors analogous to today’s iPod touch,” Golvin said.

Speculation about the iPhone 5S included the debut of a gold color and fingerprint recognition for enhanced security.

Analysts were keenly focused on the promise of an iPhone 5C to win over buyers in China and other developing markets where there is fierce competition from low-priced smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system.

Apple has also invited press to a Wednesday event in Beijing that analysts believe signals a deal to add iPhones to China Mobile’s massive telecom network in that country.

China Mobile has more than 700 million subscribers, according to Barclays Equity Research.

“The only real potential to surprise investors seems to be in the scope and velocity of a new China strategy and any new features within iOS 7 and fingerprint scanner technology,” Barclay’s said in a note focused on what is expected from Apple.

Apple’s iPhone franchise has historically focused on premium products at premium prices, essentially leaving the company “unable to address” approximately 60 percent of the opportunity in the smartphone market, the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald said in an analyst note.

“We expect this to change with the introduction of the plastic-encased iPhone 5C,” Cantor Fitzgerald said.

Analysts did not foresee any talk of Apple watches or TV at the Tuesday event.

“I don’t think these are things that Apple wants to get into at this point,” Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney said of persistent rumors of an “iWatch” or revolutionary advancement in Apple TV set-top boxes.

Many analysts dismissed worries that Apple lost its innovative edge after the death of the company’s legendary co-founder Steve Jobs in late 2011.

“There is always pressure on Apple to show they can innovate, but it is also present for their competitors,” Golvin said.

“There is an almost constant stream of criticism, but it is more pronounced for Apple because they have introduced products that really change the way people live.”

The smartphone market is now dominated by Android devices, with roughly three-fourths of all handsets, but a forecast by research firm IDC suggested Apple will increase its share this year to 17.9 percent from 16.9 percent.

Cantor Fitzgerald expressed optimism that Apple would enter new product categories in the coming 18 months.

Cantor noted that it was six years after the iPod launched in 2001 that the iPhone made its debut, and another three years before the iPad arrived.

“As such, if Apple were to introduce ‘iTV’ or ‘iWatch’ over the next year, this would be slightly ahead of historical cycles,” Cantor reasoned.

“Clearly, we believe Apple’s innovation engine remains in full force.”Apple has been innovating under the hood, with speedier chips and transformed software, according to analysts. At the heart of any iPhone announcements on Tuesday would be a dramatic overhaul to the iOS software powering Apple handsets.

New iOS 7 software will debut with a free iTunes Radio Service featuring more than 200 stations “and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store,” Apple announced earlier this year.

The service will be integrated with Apple’s personal voice-assistant software program Siri, so users will be able to find out “who plays that song?” The streaming radio service is part of what Apple chief Tim Cook branded the biggest change to iOS – Apple’s mobile operating system – since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

“Apple does deliver a tremendous amount of innovation; a lot of it is software these days,” Golvin said.

The expectations that people have are unrealistic,” the Gartner analyst continued. “Apple is a victim of its own success, to some extent.”Analysts also note that Apple would likely spotlight major new products at their own events instead of giving them second-billing at an iPhone unveiling.

 

Apple offers iPhone trade-in ahead of unveiling

Los Angeles – Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.

The company said starting Friday that it would give customers credit for functioning older models at Apple Stores. The credit can be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone, which will be activated in the store.

It didn’t say how much older phones would be worth. But other brokers such as Gazelle.com offer anywhere from $10 for a working iPhone 3G to $350 for an iPhone 5 that is in pristine condition.

Similar trade-in programs are run by retailers including Best Buy, Target and Radio Shack

Exploring Google Glass through eyes of early users

San Francisco – Geeks aren’t the only people wearing Google Glass.

Among the people testing Google Inc’s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.

Some 10,000 people are trying out an early version of Glass, most of them selected as part of a contest.

To get a sense of the advantages and drawbacks of the device, The Associated Press spoke to three Glass owners who have been using the device since late spring: Sarah Hill, a former TV broadcaster and current military veterans advocate; David Levy, a hiking enthusiast and small business owner; and Deborah Lee, a stay-at-home mom.

Glass is designed to work like a smartphone that’s worn like a pair of glasses. Although it looks like a prop from a science fiction movie, the device is capturing imaginations beyond the realm of nerds.

The trio’s favourite feature, by far, is the hands-free camera that shoots photos and video through voice commands. (Images can also be captured by pressing a small button along the top of the right frame of Glass.) They also liked being able to connect to the Internet simply by tapping on the right frame of Glass to turn it on and then swiping along the same side to scroll through a menu. That menu allows them to do such things as get directions on Google’s map or find a piece of information through Google’s search engine. The information is shown on a thumbnail-sized transparent screen attached just above the right eye to stay out of a user’s field of vision.

Among the biggest shortcomings they cited was Glass’ short battery life, especially if a lot of video is being taken. Although Google says Glass should last for an entire day on a single battery charge for the typical user, Hill said there were times when she ran out of power after 90 minutes to two hours during periods when she was recording a lot of video.

Glass’ speaker, which relies on a bone conduction technology, also is inadequate, according to the testers the AP interviewed. They said the speaker, which transmits sound through the skull to allow for ambient noise, can be difficult to hear in any environment other than a quiet room.

“If you are out in the street or anywhere else where there is any noise, it’s impossible to hear,” Lee said. “That has been challenging because there is no way to adjust it. If you could adjust the sound, I think it would solve a lot of problems.”

Hill, 42, a resident of Columbia, Mo, became a Glass evangelist shortly after she picked up the device at Google’s New York offices in late May. As the AP watched her get fitted with Glass though a video feed on Google’s Hangout chat service, Hill quickly began to rave about her ability to take hands-free pictures and fetch information from the Web simply by asking the device to get it.“This is like having the Internet in your eye socket,” Hill said. “But it’s less intrusive than I thought it would be. I can totally see how this would still let you still be in the moment with the people around you.”

The liberating aspects of Glass came into sharper focus for Hill as she took a cab to the airport for her flight back to Missouri. During the taxi ride, she began a video call on Google Hangout with people living in Austria, the United Kingdom and St. Louis. As the cab was preparing to drop her off at the curb, Hill was about to end the call so she could carry her baggage. Then came her first Glass epiphany.

“That’s when it hit me that, Holy cow, I don’t have to cut the call off,” Hill recalled. “I could continue talking because I didn’t have to hold a phone. So I carried on a conversation through the airport and people were staring at me like, `What is that thing on your face?'”

Hill became accustomed to the double takes and quizzical looks as she wore Glass to community gatherings, restaurants and shopping excursions. The encounters usually led to her offering others to try on Glass, and most were impressed with their glimpses at the technology, Hill said.

“When you have these glasses on, it’s like it helps you see the future,” Hill said. “It helps you see what’s possible.”

Hill, a former news anchor and reporter for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo, believes Glass is destined to transform broadcast journalism by empowering reporters to capture compelling images at scenes without the need for cumbersome equipment. She likens it to having a satellite TV truck that only weighs 1.5 ounces. Glass also would make it easier for reporters to field questions from viewers through the Twitter app or through direct texts.

Hill has already used Glass to provide a tour of the World War II memorial in Washington, DC, for veterans gathered in St. Louis by Veterans United, where Hill now works as the group’s chief storyteller. The veterans were too old or ill to make the journey themselves, so Hill gave them a close-up look through a video feed transmitted through Glass in June.

Lee, a New York City resident, has been relying on Glass mostly to capture precious moments with her 9-month-old daughter, Maddie. Her favorite moment came when she photographed some of her daughter’s first giggles a couple months ago. Lee, 34, told Glass to take the pictures as she as tickled and kissed her daughter’s tummy.

“Obviously, you can’t do that with a phone in your hand, so I am totally loving Glass,” Lee said. “It has really been great.”

Glass also allowed Lee to set up live video sessions with her parents in Oregon so they could see Maddie eat her first solid food just as she saw it. She also took pictures of her raising Maddie airborne that wouldn’t have been feasible with a camera requiring hands-on operation. “I am capturing all these tiny moments that are really exciting with a baby,” Lee said.

Unlike Hill’s experience in Missouri, hardly anyone in New York gives her a second look when she wears Glass in Central Park or around her neighborhood.

“I thought more people would stop me in the street or something like that, but that hasn’t really happened,” Lee said.

Levy, 39, rarely wears his Glass around his home town of Boulder, Colorado, because he doesn’t want to stand out from the crowd. Just two days after Levy picked up the device in New York, he recalls seeing someone else wearing the device at the airport. “My initial reaction was, `What a jerk,'” Levy said. “There was a little bit of ostentatiousness about it, as if he were flaunting it. I am a low-key guy who doesn’t like a lot of attention. I have an iPhone that does a lot of things that I might otherwise make Glass do if I didn’t want to make a spectacle of it.”

Glass has impressed Levy while wearing it for his main purpose of taking pictures and video of some of the trails charted by Protrails.com, an online hiking site he co-owns. His objective is to share more of the Continental Divide with schoolchildren in hopes it will inspire them to do more outdoor exploration and less sitting at home.

“I was wondering if Glass would feel like a burden or part of my hiking equipment. It actually feels pretty cool,” Levy said. “They are totally fine on my head and don’t block any of my view. When you see something interesting, you can immediately have a camera on it. I really enjoy being able to capture those images.”

Glass’ ability to take hands-free pictures and video has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs who believe the device will make it easier to secretly record the activities of other people. But Levy is convinced that what Glass can do isn’t much different than what many people already do with their smartphones. To prove his point, Levy used his iPhone to record a conversation he was having with a friend who was railing against the privacy risks posed by Glass.

“I recognize that Glass can make people uncomfortable, but I have to say the privacy issues are a specious concern,” Levy said. “If I have a phone in a restaurant, I can get a picture of just about anybody I want with it. So what’s the difference between a phone and Glass?”

Lee regularly has Glass with her when Maddie is around other babies and said she hasn’t heard any privacy objections from other parents. That could be because she has been careful about following the social cues around her. If she sees other parents snapping pictures of their babies with their phones, Levy has donned her Glass. If no one else is taking pictures or video, though, she leaves Glass in her bag.

Some analysts question whether Glass will have mass appeal once it hits the market. Skeptics who have seen the early participants walking around wearing Glass believe the device will eventually be remembered as a geeky curiosity that never lived up to its hype, similar to the Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters that remain an anomaly more than a decade after they first went on sale.

Angela McIntyre, a research director for Gartner Inc., believes the retail price for Glass will have to plummet to $200 to make a significant dent. Early testers had to pay $1,500 for the device, though Google hopes to bring that price down by the time of its mass-market release next year.

Even then, McIntyre believes smartwatches, another type of Internet-connected device starting to appear on the market, will win a bigger following than Glass. “Most people are just more used to putting technology on their wrist,” she said. “It’s less intrusive and obtrusive to wear a watch that can serve as a second screen to your smartphone.”

In a recent report on wearable computing, Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps predicted Glass will appeal largely to “young, socially connected tech optimists” and professionals, such as surgeons, construction managers and even farmers, who could use the device as part of their jobs. She defines tech optimists as people “who see technology playing a positive role in their lives.”

Hill figures it’s still way too early to envision all the different ways that Glass will be used.

“We are guinea pigs using the Model Ts of a new age in computing,” she said. “They don’t have heated seats or radios or all the amenities that they will eventually, and we are still learning how to drive them.”

Apple wobbles in China as rivals offer more, for less

San Francisco / Hong Kong – A sharp drop in Apple Inc’s China revenue in April-June underscores the challenges it faces in its second-largest market as the technology gap with cheaper local rivals narrows and as Samsung Electronics keeps up a steady stream of new models across all price ranges.

While investors marked up Apple shares as the company sold more of its iPhones than expected, the stock rally may prove short-lived as demand for its products fades in China. Analysts predict Apple will lose market share in the world’s leading smartphone sector.

“There’s some cannibalization of Apple’s market share from competitive mid-tier models that cost a lot less and perform as well, from vendors such as Xiaomi and Vivo,”

said Huang Leping, an analyst at Nomura in Hong Kong, referring to rival Chinese models.

Salespeople at several electronics shops in Hong Kong said South Korea’s Samsung was a bigger hit with consumers as it offers more products. Some display counters didn’t carry any Apple devices.

“Samsung products have enjoyed greater sales than Apple as many mainland (Chinese) tourists tend to buy Samsung due to a greater variety of models with a wider price range,” said a saleswoman at a Hong Kong computer centre. “That’s why we stock more Samsung products.”

SLIPPING DOWN

In the first quarter of this year, Apple ranked top in Hong Kong with 46 percent market share in smartphones, though that was down from 54 percent in the last quarter of 2012, according to market research firm Canalys.

Even without releasing a new product, Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, around a fifth more than analysts had predicted. But revenue from all Apple products in Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, slumped 43 percent from the previous quarter and was down 14 percent from a year earlier – worrying in a region where smartphone penetration is still low.

Greater China accounted for 13 percent of Apple’s sales, or $5 billion, in April-June – down from nearly 19 percent in the previous quarter. Hong Kong was a particularly weak spot. “It’s not totally clear exactly why that occurred,” CEO Tim Cook said on a conference call with analysts.

“In the past three months, the number of mainland Chinese consumers of Apple products dropped about 50 percent,” said Sunny Tang, a salesperson at another Hong Kong electronics store that sells Apple products. “Android (Google’s operating system in many Samsung phones) is much better than Apple, and in that period Samsung released at least five phones and tablets.”

Nicole Peng Luping at Canalys said: “China is a very diverse market so you need to have very diverse products to serve different levels of customers – and that’s the weakness for Apple.”

HEATING UP

In the first quarter, Apple ranked 5th in China with 9.7 percent market share, well behind leader Samsung with 17.7 percent, and lagging, among others, Lenovo Group Ltd and Huawei Technologies, which said on Wednesday it was on track to hit 10 percent revenue growth this year.

Nomura’s Huang expects Apple’s China market share to slip 1-2 percentage points in the coming quarters as the novelty of the iPhone 5 fades and as new buyers opt for cheaper smartphones.

The global battle for mobile supremacy is not just between Apple and Samsung. Huawei and ZTE Corp are growing across their Chinese home base, and South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Wednesday it sold a record 12.1 million smartphones in April-June, more than double its year-ago sales.

As high-end smartphone sales hit a plateau, the $2 trillion industry – telecom carriers, handset makers and content providers – is buckling up for a bumpier ride as growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia.

Even excluding China, Apple’s revenue in Asia Pacific fell 35 percent quarter-on-quarter.

CEO Cook, who has seen Apple stock fall by more than a fifth so far this year, blamed China’s slowing economic growth, but said he remained bullish on that market. The “economy clearly doesn’t help us, nor others,” he told analysts.

He said, however, that the revenue numbers don’t tell the whole story. Apple books revenue when it sells to resellers, who then sell the products to consumers. Sales to consumers – or sell-through – slipped just 4 percent in Greater China from a year ago. By that same measure, mainland Chinese sell-through sales actually rose 5 percent year-on-year, though that was a deceleration in growth, Cook said.

WEB TRAFFIC

Beyond the Asia weakness, Apple’s sales of its iPad – the device that catapulted tablet computing into the mainstream – underperformed. Apple shipped 14.6 million tablets in April-June, some way below rough estimates.

Some investors argue that Apple’s hold on a market it created is likely to slip as rival smartphone makers as well as Google and Amazon.com Inc pile in, but Cook noted that usage data shows the iPad still commands a dominant share of Web traffic.

“iPad accounts for 84 percent of the Web traffic from tablets,” he said. “So if there are lots of other tablets selling, I don’t know what they are being used for.”

Given the pressures and increasing competition, Apple’s stock rally should not be seen as proof that concerns over its outlook have abated, some analysts said. “It’s nice to see a bit of a beat for a change,” said Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst. But “earnings are still down year over year.”

“It’s going to take a new product introduction before we see earnings turn positive.”

Apple developer site shuttered four days after attack

Boston – A website that Apple Inc uses to communicate with its community of some 6 million software developers remained shuttered on Monday, four days after a cyber attack that prompted a harried upgrade to prevent future breaches.

It was not immediately clear what data, if any, was been compromised by the attack.

Apple said in a notice released late on Sunday that names, mailing addresses and emails may have been accessed by unknown attackers. It added that “sensitive personal information” was encrypted and could not be accessed.

Security experts said Apple’s brief statement made it difficult to assess the severity of the breach.

“I am not exactly sure what happened. I do not know what to make of this,” said Charlie Miller, author of the iOS Hacker’s Handbook.

Miller said he received an email from Apple on Monday warning him about the breach, adding that he hoped none of his personal information had been compromised in an attack.

Still, he said he had not seen any indications that suggest other attacks on Apple could soon follow.

“I don’t think this indicates any system problems in their security,” he said.

Data breaches are relatively common because hackers are constantly identifying new ways to attack by exploiting software bugs and leveraging mistakes in the way companies configure websites and computer systems. Hackers are also relentless in sending emails with malicious links and attachments to targeted companies.

Security experts speculated that the site may have been attacked using one of several widely known security bugs in web technology, but there seemed to be no consensus.

A man claiming to be a Turkish security researcher posted a video on YouTube and sent out comments on Twitter saying that he was responsible for the attack on Apple’s developer site and had done so in a bid to publicize a security bug.

Apple declined comment on his claim, which could not be independently verified. The man could not be reached for comment.

Other corporate victims of recent security breaches include: Evernote, LinkedIn Corp, LivingSocial and Sony.

Apple said in its statement to developers that it was completely overhauling the technology on the shutdown site, which it hoped would soon be back online.

It may be in hot demand as developers are writing and testing apps to run on iOS 7, the next-generation operating system for iPhones and iPads that Apple is planning to release in the fall.

It was the second security breach that the company has disclosed in five months. In February, the maker of Macs and iPhones said that some Mac computers had been infected by hackers who had also attacked Facebook Inc and other technology companies.

Apple’s developer website attacked, can’t rule out stolen data

Mon Jul 22, 2013 – Apple Inc’s main website for developers remains shut after intruders tried to steal sensitive information last week, forcing the iPhone maker to overhaul its database and server software to prevent future breaches.

The intrusion last Thursday marked a rare cyber attack on the US company’s network and comes at a time when third-party developers are testing their apps on Apple’s iOS 7 – a smartphone and tablet platform to be launched in the fall.

Apple’s developer site also houses sensitive financial information, which is encrypted.

Apple said on Sunday that no customer information had been compromised, but was unable to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and email addresses may have been accessed.

An Apple spokesman said the website that was breached was not associated with any customer information.

It remained unclear how much, if any, data was compromised or who the attackers were. Apple would not comment on their identity.

“Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed. However, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed,” Apple told developers on its website.

“To prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database,” Apple said in a statement, adding that the developer website will be up and running soon.

The company also told developers that their membership, if set to expire, has been extended and all third-party apps will remain on Apple’s app store for the duration.