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Protect your new iPhone 5 with accessories from Abt!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

You just got your iPhone 5 and you are probably carrying it around like a newborn child.  Cradling it ever so gently and placing it down on the softest of napkins because you haven’t yet purchased a case or a screen protector.  Have no fear.  Get your iPhone in a protective state with great accessories from Abt.

If you like to protect your screen, you might want to go with the iLuv Glare-free protective film cover.  This eliminates glare from shiny screens, giving it a nice, matte finish.

Check out the Speck line of iPhone 5 cases for extra protection.  While nothing is guaranteed to fully protect your phone from slipping out of your hands, feel safer that you are doing what you can to keep your investment safe and sound.

Apple iPhone 5 Madness!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Do you have an Apple hangover?  Well, over 5 million people probably do, as the sales of Apple’s new iPhone 5 are stumbling in after a rowdy weekend.   Apple on Monday said their first weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped five million, beating the opening weekend for the iPhone 4S nearly a year ago by 1 million units.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement, “demand has been incredible”.  Cook also stated that the company sold out completely of its initial shipment. “We are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” he said.

Our very own josh Davis was making the news rounds this weekend, showcasing the latest and greatest news on this new phone.  Check out his numerous interviews from WGN TV, Fox News, NBC Chicago, CBS, & ABC.  Whew!

Did you get an iPhone 5 this weekend?  If so, what are your initial thoughts?


Apple iPhone 5 Overview

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Nick from Abt Electronics got his hands on the iPhone 5.  Check out our video below for a brief overview of the iPhone 5 and how it stacks up in comparison with the iPhone 4s!

Klipsch Creates iPhone 5’s Best Friend

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The iPhone 5 comes out in just a few weeks and consumers are eagerly anticipating it’s arrival.  After the phone, then what comes next?  Well, for many people, iPhone 5 accessories!  Klipsch has released a new member of their in-ear headphones.

Shut out the annoying sounds of your surroundings and tune into your own private concert experience anytime, anywhere with the Image S4. These noise-isolating in-ear headphones deliver dynamic sound and unequaled comfort for a price that’s easy on the wallet.

  • Precise, comfortable fit for long-term wear
  • Superior noise-isolating design
  • Delivers smooth sound with enhanced bass
  • Angled nozzle for proper in-ear alignment
  • Durable, built-in strain relief
  • Works with iPod, iPhone and other MP3 devices

iPhone 5: The Rundown

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

It’s here!  lets’ get to the full details on the iPhone 5!


Just like the rumors speculated it has a single design, with a two-tone back, and will come in both black and white.  Bigger screen.  it is also 20% lighter and 18% thinner than the iPhone 4s.


Speaking of screen size, it will be measuring in at 4-inches.  It will have a 326ppi retina display and will support a 1136×640 display with 44% more color saturation.


It will use LTE connectivity, so it will be much faster that the current iPhone 4S.  It also supports all the standards needed for all carriers: HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE.

The iPhone 5 also has dual-channel 5GHz Wi-Fi—aka 802.11N. That means a 150Mbps maximum connectivity speed.


The A6 chip—which Apple states is 2 times faster than the current iPhone 4S both in CPU and graphics.  It can load web pages up to 2.1 times as fast.


Siri updates, Facebook integration, phone features and more.  Check out our blog in the past about Apple’s iOS6 release.


8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 30 hours of video and 225 hours of standby.

Release Date & Availability

iOS6 will be released to iPhone 4s users on September 19th.

Pre-order the iPhone 5 September 14th.

Release Date October 21st.  

Check back with Abt’s Technology Blog for more information on availability as well as the rest of Apple’s announcements!

iPhone 5 Announcement Today

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Today’s the day.  Apple is releasing all the secret information there is to know about their impending iPhone 5.  Rumors of what the new unit will showcase have been swirling for months now.  Larger screen? Better camera? Better resolution?  What will the style look like?  How will the proposed new charging port affect all existing docking stations?  Find out all the answers and more right here on Abt’s Blog to get a recap of all the news from Apple and their highly anticipated iPhone 5!

Apple Announces Press Meeting Oct 4th…iPhone 5?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

“Let’s talk iPhone” is the leading quote by Apple’s announcement to hold a press release Tuesday Oct 4th, at 10:00 am EST.  Unless Steve Jobs plans on making a surprise cameo, this will be the first big Apple announcement held by Tim Cook.  It will be held at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters in California.  We’ll report what they report as soon as information is available.

iPhone 5 for Sprint?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

One of the most talked about tech stories this year is, “what will the iPhone 5 look like?”  With that, comes a vast array of rumors, false reports on tech specs and stories of hopeful ideas.  Some are true, some are close, others are completely wrong.  One of the more interesting stories that seems to be true is that the iPhone 5 is coming to Sprint.

From the beginning, the iPhone was available through AT&T only.  Then, just last year, Verizon announced the good news and had a nice bump in their subscribers who were eager to enjoy Verizon services with an iPhone.  With the release of the iPhone 5, Sprint looks to be next in line. According to The Wall Street Journal, ” Citing the ever-popular “people familiar with the matter,” they say the carrier will be getting the iPhone 5 in mid-October.”  Will it come to Sprint? Only time will tell.


What Will the iPhone 5 Look Like?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

When the huge iPhone 5 announcement is made, you can be sure you will find out what it looks like and what all the features are moments after they are announced by Apple…but it doesn’t hurt to speculate.  Online website, goes over several different ideas on what the phone may look like by playing with Adobe Photoshop.  Some ideas are, edge-to-edge screen, no home button, thinner, slide-out keyboard.  Options are endless when the imagination gets a hold of the design, but only Apple knows for sure.  Look for the release around the first week or so in September.  Until then, what do you think it will look like?

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