Gary is trying to decide between the new iPhone 5 or an Android phone. He wants to be able to go around the world with it. Leo says that Verizon's new iPhone 5 comes unlocked, which makes it the best world phone ever made. Since Gary is on Verizon already, that makes it an excellent choice.
Yes, but there aren't many choices. She could change the voice to the British version, which is a male voice. Or the Australian voice, which is just another female voice with an accent.
Leo says they are doing that with the iPad. But since Apple is selling 3 different models of iPhone, they need to differentiate them somehow.
Leo says Joe should have a backup in iTunes to grab from. There's always a risk of data loss when doing an upgrade like this, which is why it's important to backup. He could check iCloud, there may be a backup there. If Joe didn't back it up, then he's out of luck, unfortunately.
The iPhone 5 screen is beautiful. Benchmarks say it's the fastest phone you can buy. Leo isn't sure that's as big a deal than it used to be, though. Apple says it's the thinnest iPhone ever, but it still feels dense. The screen is an odd - a 16:9 aspect ratio at 4 inches. Basically, it's one icon row taller (176 pixels), and the same width as before. The size isn't a big deal, but the real benefit will be noticed when watching widescreen videos.
Leo is surprised about the outcry over the built-in Apple Maps app in iOS 6. Leo says he's used it a few times and found it working quite well, especially with the Siri integration. Apple is buying it's map data from TomTom, and Apple adds to their data.
Leo's been using iPhone 5 for a day and hasn't really noticed it being really appreciably faster than his Galaxy SIII. There's two questions about the iPhone 5. The significant difference is that it has one extra icon row, or 176 pixels more. If you're in an LTE area, it may be worth it because of the fast connectivity. Running a speed test, Leo got 27mbps down and 15mbps up. That's faster than home internet, but that means you'll burn through your data caps faster too.