Announced just last week, the new Apple iPhone 5 is officially on sale starting today!

The iPhone 5 can be yours starting today, as the highly anticipated new phone hits shelves all across the world.

Last week, Apple announced the iPhone 5 alongside new iPod nanos and iPod touches. It also announced the release of iOS 6 which hit devices beginning yesterday.

Click here to read about all the new features in iOS 6!

So what’s new with the iPhone 5? It turns out there’s not a show-stopping element to it as in previous iPhone releases from Apple. While it’s certainly an upgrade, it may leave some current iPhone users waiting for another release. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from the iPhone 5:

A slimmer design

While at first glance it may seem very similar to the iPhone 4 and 4S, the iPhone 5 is actually 18% thinner than the 4 or 4S and is 20% lighter! That’s a significant decrease in overall feel of the phone. It also removes the aluminum outlining antennae that caused controversy following the release of the iPhone 4.

4-inch Retina display

Until today every iPhone you could buy has had a 3.5-inch display. Now, the iPhone 5 has a 4″ display adding an extra row of icons to menu screens. All native apps have been updated to adjust to the new real estate of the beautiful high resolution screen.

Why Hypable readers will like it: Trailers, like the new one for The Hobbit, will be bigger so you can appreciate the filmmaker’s detail more.


The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone to come LTE compatible. This means in areas where LTE is available (check your service provider for details) you could potentially find 20Mbps downloads! That’s several times faster than even the average home WiFi system.

Why Hypable readers will like it: Your Netflix stream of Sherlock will start faster and look better.

A6 Chip

We’re getting into the nerdy part of the post now, but Apple has manufactured its own processing chip inside of the phone called the A6. While you might not care much about this because it’s not exactly bells and whistles, this chip helps make the iPhone super fast. How fast exactly? Twice as fast as the iPhone 4S. In early reviews of the iPhone 5, the quickness of the phone has been the hidden gem of all the new features. Think of it as the difference between walking and driving. One is going to get you there much faster!

Why Hypable readers will like it: Video games like LEGO: Harry Potter will boot faster and future games will have improved graphics.


Apple has re-engineered its headphones to give you the absolute best possible sound. The company has even given them a fun new name: EarPods. These come standard with every iPhone 5, but you can also purchase them standalone. The EarPods that come with the iPhone 5 also include a handy traveling case so you don’t rip, tear, or run over them.

Why Hypable readers will like it: That new One Direction song is going to sound great on them.

Lightning connector

If you’ve always used the traditional 30-pin connector for your iPhone, iPods and iPads, it looks like Apple is moving on. The iPhone 5 will ship with a new 8-pin reversible connector known as Lightning that is much smaller than its predecessor. Part of the reason for the change was design: Apple couldn’t make a smaller, thinner iPhone without changing its previous 30-pin connector.

iOS 6

As mentioned above, iOS 6 is available for iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S and of course, 5. It’s available as an update through iTunes, or if you are running iOS 5, you can update to iOS 6 wirelessly. Just go to Settings > General > Software Update and you’ll be able to tap the button to upgrade.

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Did you get an iPhone 5 today? Are you planning on getting one? Were you one of the many people who stood in line for it last night? If so let us know what your thoughts are about it in the comments below!

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

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‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.